Do you know there is Delhi in US and Canada too? Yes, it is. It’s not just one, you will be surprised to know that there are a lot of cities around the world that share names with familiar Indian cities.
Foreign countries are showing off their love by naming their cities after Indian cities and states. Here is the list of cities in abroad that resembles the names of Indian cities.
1. Delhi, India
Delhi, United States
Apart from being the capital territory of India, Delhi is also a town in Louisiana in the United States. Speaking of Delhis in other countries, there is also a Delhi in Ontario, Canada.
2. Kochi, Kerala
Kochi or Cochin in Kerala has a Japanese counterpart. Even Kochi in Japan is also a popular tourist destination. And the both the places has one thing in common that is, seafood in their cuisines.
3. Patna, Bihar
Patna, East Ayrshire, Scotland
In 1802, a guy named William Fullarton from Scotland whose father was an employee of the East India Company was fond of Patna city. Now Patna that is located in East Ayrshire, Scotland has actually been inspired from the Patna city of Bihar.
4. Calcutta, West Bengal
Calcutta, Indiana, United States of America
Calcutta, India, needs no introduction. Calcutta, Indiana was established in 1870 as a coal town and remains an unincorporated community till this day.
5. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Pennsylvania, United States
The unincorporated community’s name in Daughin County in Pennsylvania was also inspired from India’s Lucknow.
6. Hyderabad, AndhraPradesh
Hyderabad, Sindh province, Pakistan
The Indian city of Hyderabad was named in the honour of a nautch Hyder Mahal who was a favourite of the city’s founder Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. Whereas the city in Pakistan was named after prophet Mohammed’s S.I.L. Haidar Ali. Both the places have a royal past and a splendid fort!
7. Salem, Tamil Nadu
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
The Salem in India which is mentioned in the inscriptions of 1st and 2nd Century CE is much older than the Salem in USA and both have an ancient origin. Whereas the US city Salem is named after the Hebrew word meaning peace and the word is used to refer to the holy city of Jerusalem in the Bible.
8. Baroda, Gujarat
Baroda, Michigan, USA
Inspired by the Indian city of Baroda, Michael Houser named his village Baroda that which was established by him itself.
9. Thane, Maharashtra
Thane, Queensland, Australia
Just a drive away from major cities of Australia like Gold Coast and Brisbane, Thane is a place in the state of Queensland. The most striking resemblance between both these places is they have a creek!
10. Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Indore, West Virginia, USA
This community in Clay County is named after a Hebrew word Endor which means spring and settlement.
You may start to feel that the people who named cities and towns in the other countries suffer from a serious lack of creativity! Do you? Share us in the comments.