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Important places you didn’t know are named after people

There are many places named after people that you don’t know about. You may know that the names of many American cities and towns are chosen after the names of important people, such as Washington DC, which was chosen after the name of George Washington, the first president of the United States.

In the following, we mention 6 important places in the world that you probably did not know were named after these people.

  1. Seattle

    In 1851, the first American settlers, known as the Denny Party, were able to enter the Pacific Northwest. These immigrants had previously established New York City, which is now considered one of the most important cities in America.

    According to the stories, the head of the register was not one to name the city or town after himself. In the past, Seattle was known by the English name of Sihal.

  2. Kyiv

    According to stories and legends, the current city of Kiev was founded by three brothers named Kay, Shachak and Khoreif in 482 AD. These three brothers founded Kiev after they settled on three hills in this city.

    After some time, these settlements expanded and joined together, and now, by merging all these, today’s Kiev was built, a city founded by the Kiev brothers.

  3. Seychelles

    Seychelles is an island that many people refer to as heaven on earth. This island has a beautiful appearance with azure seas and sandy beaches that everyone dreams of going there.It might be interesting for you to know that this island is registered in the name of an accountant.

    If you like sand dunes and salty air… Seychelles is named after an unknown minister of the French government.
    This island is located in the Indian Ocean and no one lived there before the arrival of French farmers.

  4. Rome

    The capital of Italy was also founded by two twin brothers named Romulus and Remus. Romulus and Remus were actually the children of Reverend Rhea Sylvia and Mars. Rhea Silvia’s father was King Numitor, the Roman god of war, who was dethroned by his brother Amelios. Amelius tried to drown the twins in the Tiber river but they survived and according to legend the twins ate the milk of a wild wolf. Statues of these twins and the wild wolf can now be seen in the city of Rome.

    After the passage of time, the twins grew up and decided to build a city, but they disagreed on the details. In the end, it was Romulus who was able to take over everything and establish the city of modern Rome and rule as the first king there.

  5. Bolivia

    Bolivia is a country located in South America. Bolivia was originally part of the Inca Empire before the Spanish attack in the early 16th century.

    Over the years, Simon Bolivar, who was born in Venezuela, was one of the most effective revolutionary figures known against the Spanish in the early nineteenth century. He was able to contribute a lot to the independence of South America. Bolivar was considered a hero for the people, and after Peru was able to achieve independence in 1825, a new country named Bolivia was established after Bolivar’s name.

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