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Final Additions to City Name Generator

Jul 24, 2017
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The following countries were added to the City Name Generator today: Falkland Islands, Gambia, Gaza Strip, Guadeloupe, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nepal, New Caledonia, and Palau.

With those additions, the city/town random generator covers 159 countries world wide. Some countries are not included in the random generator just because they have so few towns or the data is not easily available. Some of the smaller data sets will be added to the browseable names in the near future.

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More Cities Added

Jul 23, 2017
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Another day, another update. Nineteen additional countries have been added to the City Name Generator including:

  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Somoa
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Svalbard
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad/Tobago
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vanuata
  • Western Sahara

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City Name Generator Updates

Jul 22, 2017
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The City Name Generator was updated with the the following new countries:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Armenia
  • Andorra
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Benin
  • Czechia
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea

Additional updates are planned in the next few days.

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City Name Generator Update

Aug 4, 2014
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While it has been a few months since I’ve turned my attention to the City Name Generator, I never forget about my longer term plan to ingest data from every country on the planet. Today, I expanded the list by adding nine additional countries: Belize, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.

The additions are smaller countries or ones that I just overlooked during the original build out of the generator. Most of them have fewer than 2000 identified names in the database. The first push was to get results for larger countries or those with many different town names available to maximize the database information. Now, I am turning my focus to smaller countries or those with a less dense population. After all, neither geographic stature or population density equate to interesting results.

Today’s update should fill in coverage for Central and South America. Next, I’ll turn my attention to Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. Or perhaps all 3.

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Another Dozen Countries for the City Name Generator

Sep 18, 2013
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I rolled out a new edition of the City Name Generator with a dozen new countries included in the database. The new countries are: Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, the West Bank, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. A fair number of the new entries are not in English. Instead, I continue to increase the number of city names spelled in the native tongue.

The most common request for the City Name Generator is for Country X. If I am missing a country you’d like to see included, send me a comment and I’ll see what I can do. If the data I have available doesn’t include at least a thousand locations, I’m not likely to include it. Find me an awesome data source for that country and I’ll do my best to make it happen.

The majority of my data sets are from a public United States entity. Those data sources are biased toward Americanized names for many locales. Which leads to the second complaint — these names are not part of my country. Often the names are small villages and towns. I think the smaller names are the most interesting given than most people can easily look at a large scale map and find the bigger cities. These complaints are often accurate — the americanized name variant is unlikely to match native names and are apt to cross across the bounds of modern countries into other neighboring countries. Ignore what doesn’t fit or let me know why it is in error.

The city and town name generator is one of the best available today for actual town and village names around the world. I strive to make it the best.

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City Name Generator Updated

Aug 23, 2012
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I got dinged in a forum comment for not including New Zealand in the City Name Generator country list. Ding noted. New Zealand is now represented.

As are the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, Columbia, Congo, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, India, and Israel.

Considering I used a U.S. based data source, there are a) Americanized names in the list, b) errors, and c) names in languages I cannot read. I chose to keep (c) for flavor.

(A) is an artifact of the data source. Hand assembling the list is not an option and (b) is due to the lack of updates to the data set along with crazy American ignorance. Such is life. Feel free to complain.

I tried utilizing UTF to include additional character sets. The data may be completely borked. Should that prove accurate, I’ll fix that countries effected.

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