Berlin
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 52° 24.819 E 013° 05.495
33U E 370203 N 5808760
Quick Description: Berlin
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date Posted: 9/14/2007 3:22:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM26YG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 109

Long Description:
Ever wondered, which European capital has the most namesakes in the new world? There are six places called Madrid, seven called London; eight Stockholms, twelve Moscows, thirteen Warsaws, fourteen Dublins and sixteen Lisbons. Rome is on the American map eighteen times, Vienna registeres twenty hits and Geneva and Paris can be found twenty one times each. Athens showed up in our search twenty four times, but the winner is...

Berlin




The picture to the left was taken at the Berlin City Limits at Glienicke Bridge.

A total of thirty two towns, villages and townships in the United States are named after the German capital. The largest one is Berlin, CT with almost 20,000 inhabitants, the smallest one is a township in North Dakota, home to 35 people. Altogether, a total of 93,000 people lives in the 32 Berlins in 18 different states.

Below is a list of all Berlins in the US. Click on the county to get the details or check out ePodunk for all listings.



State County Population
ConnecticutHartford18,215
GeorgiaColquitt612
IllinoisBureau804
IllinoisSangamon140
KentuckyBracken
MassachusettsWorcester2,380
MarylandWorcester3,742
MichiganIonia2,787
MichiganMonroe6,924
MichiganSaint Clair3,162
MinnesotaSteele508
North DakotaCass140
North DakotaLaMoure35
North DakotaSheridan58
North DakotaWells38
New HampshireCoos10,122
New JerseyCamden6,819
New JerseyCamden5,290
NevadaNye
New YorkRensselaer1,901
OhioDelaware3,315
OhioErie3,702
OhioHolmes3,857
OhioKnox1,789
OhioMahoning2,240
PennsylvaniaSomerset2,153
PennsylvaniaWayne2,188
South CarolinaAiken
VermontWashington2,864
WisconsinGreenLake5,303
WisconsinGreenLake1,145
WisconsinMarathon887


P.S.: Counting all European cities, not only capitals, the most commonly named place would be Manchester with 36 hits, but that is not a capital. Besides, counting all the other towns named Berlin in Canada, Brazil, Ecuador, Australia and South Africa and a volcano in Antarctica, the German capital would still be the winner.

Let me know if you find a town with more hits!

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