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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:09 PM   #21941
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In Romania we have a city called Drobeta Turnu Severin, but people don't say it's entire name, but only Drobeta, only Severin or Turnu Severin.
Cluj Napoca, Alba Iulia
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:10 PM   #21942
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Ok London that part is i think in Moste, Sibirija is a gipsy ghetto near Rakova Jelša , but Kosovo Polje where is that?
No, Selo is in Moste, London is between Rakovnik and Rudnik, and Kosovo Polje is east of Majland (Milano in German).
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:16 PM   #21943
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No, they say Horica. But then, they always say H instead of G (like some other Slavic nations).

I live close to a part of Ljubljana called Selo (Village ), but luckily I've never heard anyone use it. There are some other parts of the city that I've never heard their names used, like London, Sibirija, or Kosovo Polje.
There is a town in Treviso province called Paese (that means small town, village) and a river in Pordenone province called Fiume (that means... river!).

In Italy there are also many places whose name is misleading about their geographic location:
Fiume Veneto it's in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Novi Ligure it's in Piemonte.
San Giuliano di Puglia it's in Molise.
Massa Lombarda it's in Emilia Romagna
and probably others...
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #21944
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For instance Ljubljana. Everybody in Slovenia, (especially inhabitants of Ljubljana) are saying Lublana and not Ljubljana.
That's the Polish way. We use Lublana


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Cluj Napoca, Alba Iulia
Kluż-Napoka in Polish




Moscow (Moskwa) in Poland

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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #21945
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About half of the Aragon river lenght is in Navarre.

Welcome to Roma (Rome)! I believe there is Turquía (Turkey) near there, but I can't find it.

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Maybe in Romania. It still doesn't work.
Same here .
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:23 PM   #21946
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No, Selo is in Moste, London is between Rakovnik and Rudnik, and Kosovo Polje is east of Majland (Milano in German).
Wait a minute, but where is Majland in LJ?

I know just one Majland in Zidani Most from the news, there was a huge landslide couple years ago.

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That's the Polish way. We use Lublana
That is the only and the right way to say it
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #21947
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Well there are many short cuts and nicknames in Slovakia, but maybe the most popular is shortage of the capital city. Sometimes it is called "Blava" for short what has somehow become a bit offensive in last two decades after the fall of communism. It could be the result of small rivalry between inhabitants of capital city and surroundings vs. other inhabitants of Slovakia enhanced by specific locality of capital city (literally on the south-western edge of the country). "Blava" is mostly used by non-Bratislava inhabitants who have not been there or are working there but do not like this city (some kind of weekly commuting gastarbeiters). Original inhabitants of Bratislava or immigrants who accepted Bratislava as their home town usually do not like this nickname and use it very rarely. Other cities are just shortened in colloquial speech - Spišská Nová Ves is Spišská, Dubnica nad Váhom = Dubnica etc.

Another funfact is city called Svit (literally "dawn"). The small city was founded in 1930's as an industrial city and its name is just abbreviation: Slovenske VIskozne Tovarne = Slovak Viscose Factories.

Due to major political changes and specific way of communist exhibitionism, lot of geographical places has been continuously renamed e.g. streets and plazas. For example popular place to start an arrangement in Bratislava is Námestie Slobody (Freedom Plaza) formerly called Gotwaldovo námestie (Gotwald's square) after communist leader Klement Gotwald. Paradoxically, youngsters, even those who were born in post-socialists period call it Gotwaldovo námestie or "Gotko" :-)

During communism, many cities in areas with Hungarian minority has been renamed after famous Slovak people. Nevertheless, Hungarians in Slovakia call it originally.
Šafárikovo after Šafárik (orig. Tornalya) - currently the only such city was renamed in 1990 to Tornaľa.
Kolárovo after Kolár (orig. Guta)
Štúrovo after Štúr (orig. Parkány).

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There is a town in Treviso province called Paese (that means small town, village) and a river in Pordenone province called Fiume (that means... river!).
We have river (rieka) called River (Rieka) and village called Mestečko (literally "town") even though it is not town Czechs, especially, like our village called Praha (Prague). And my colleague is from village called Havaj (Havaii in Slovak). She told me she had experienced the postman who had warn her to note the country "United States" when she had tried to send a postcard home
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #21948
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In Poland there is Nowe Miasteczko and Miastko (Small town)
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:49 PM   #21949
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now i have remembered another one. there is a village Poljana Križevačka but all people who know for that village call it Poljanka (yes, with k, it's not a mistake, longer version doesn't have it). even when you buy a train ticket to that village, it will be written Poljanka. and on official page of railways they write Poljanka.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:49 PM   #21950
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There is a town in Treviso province called Paese (that means small town, village) and a river in Pordenone province called Fiume (that means... river!).
River Reka (River) is the largest subterranean river in Slovenia and flows into the Adriatic Sea in Italy as Timava/Timavo (very short river).

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In Italy there are also many places whose name is misleading about their geographic location:
Fiume Veneto it's in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Novi Ligure it's in Piemonte.
San Giuliano di Puglia it's in Molise.
Massa Lombarda it's in Emilia Romagna
and probably others...
That's weird. I think the weirdest thing here is about a part of Ljubljana called Bežigrad. People there don't live in Bežigrad, but behind Bežigrad.

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Same here .
What about the option "Earth" in Google Maps? I can't use that either.

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Wait a minute, but where is Majland in LJ?
South of Kozarje. On some maps it's Majlond.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:55 PM   #21951
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Btw. we have lot of nation-related municipalities. Such as "Ruská" meaning "Russian", "Nemecká" meaning "German" or "Chorvátsky Grob" which at least I think means "Croatian grave". And when I was young, I though that village "Osrblie" is located somewhere in Serbia.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #21952
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Many Eastern Europe town had a different name during communism: Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Stalingrad (Volgograd), Gorki (Niznij Novgorod), Svedlovsk (Celjabinsk), Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), Titograd (Podgorica),... The only left it's probably Togliatti.
In Italy during fascism Latina (founded in that period on a reclaimed land) was initially called Littoria (from fasci littori, the symbol of fascism). Sabaudia, also founded in those years kept its name (Sabaudo means related to the Savoia royal family).
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Old September 15th, 2013, 11:04 PM   #21953
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Old September 15th, 2013, 11:07 PM   #21954
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Many Eastern Europe town had a different name during communism: Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Stalingrad (Volgograd), Gorki (Niznij Novgorod), Svedlovsk (Celjabinsk), Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), Titograd (Podgorica),... The only left it's probably Togliatti.
In Italy during fascism Latina (founded in that period on a reclaimed land) was initially called Littoria (from fasci littori, the symbol of fascism). Sabaudia, also founded in those years kept its name (Sabaudo means related to the Savoia royal family).
in Croatia there were next changes:
Kardeljevo -> Ploče
Vrginmost -> Gvozd
Titova Korenica -> Korenica
Slavonska Požega -> Požega
and recently:
Podravska Slatina -> Slatina

Požega and Slatina got those shorter forms became official because they are unique in Croatia (and they were not unique in Yugoslavia)
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Old September 15th, 2013, 11:13 PM   #21955
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My hometown is called Zrenjanin since 1946. It was named after Žarko Zrenjanin, a communist partisan who fell in war in 1942. Before that, Zrenjanin was called Petrovgrad since 1935, named after Serbian king Petar I, whose monument is at the main square. Before 1935, it was called Veliki Bečkerek in Serbian, or Nagybecskerek in Hungarian during Austro-Hungarian rule. There is no consensus how the city should be called. Some people find Petrovgrad to be too nationalistic and monarchistic, some don't like Bečkerek because it's "too Hungarian". Some people don't like name Zrenjanin because it's communist, and the person had nothing with the city (he was from the Vršac area, some 100 km away).
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Old September 15th, 2013, 11:18 PM   #21956
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Some names here are ambiguous and it's not really known, which one is correct (unless it's both, but I doubt). For example, Srmin or Sermin? Rebrnice or Rebernice? Volovjek or Volovljek? I really hate that.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 11:26 PM   #21957
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In Poland there are 2 towns and 55 villages named "Jozefów".

2 towns and 15 villages named "Dobra".
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Old September 15th, 2013, 11:33 PM   #21958
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Many Eastern Europe town had a different name during communism: Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Stalingrad (Volgograd), Gorki (Niznij Novgorod), Svedlovsk (Celjabinsk), Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), Titograd (Podgorica),... The only left it's probably Togliatti.
In Italy during fascism Latina (founded in that period on a reclaimed land) was initially called Littoria (from fasci littori, the symbol of fascism). Sabaudia, also founded in those years kept its name (Sabaudo means related to the Savoia royal family).
Sverdlovsk was the name of Yekaterinburg (Chelyabinsk is a different city).
Kuybyshev (Samara) is also an example of a big city, which had a different name.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #21959
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In Romania we have a city called Drobeta Turnu Severin, but people don't say it's entire name, but only Drobeta, only Severin or Turnu Severin
We have some duo cities and towns such as: Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Bielsko-Biała and Skarżysko-Kamienna. Apparently, those are examples of commonly unused after-hyphen part of the name.



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Many Eastern Europe town had a different name during communism: Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Stalingrad (Volgograd), Gorki (Niznij Novgorod), Svedlovsk (Celjabinsk), Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), Titograd (Podgorica),... The only left it's probably Togliatti.
In Italy during fascism Latina (founded in that period on a reclaimed land) was initially called Littoria (from fasci littori, the symbol of fascism). Sabaudia, also founded in those years kept its name (Sabaudo means related to the Savoia royal family).
There is still place officially called Bierutowice in Poland. It's part of Karpacz, well known ski resort. Formerly Bierutowice was called Brückenberg and then, in early years after war, new Polish name was given to the village: Korczakowo.
Since 1946, when communist took over, name has been changed and remains unchanged until today in spite of some protests from the locals and geographers.
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We've forgotten Albanian cities. They have two names, e.g. Shkodër (indefinite) and Shkodra (definite).
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