Ever uttered the name of your city and thought of how unique it sounds? But for all their feels, they happen to be not as unique as you want them to be. For example, there happens to be a Delhi not located in India. There are many other such cities that share their names with us but are located in another part of the world. That takes ‘a home away from home’ to the next level.
Let’s take a look at few other cities that share their names with our own Indian cities :
1.Delhi, India /Delhi, United States
Pronounced as /ˈdɛlhaɪ/ (dell-high), not like Delhi, India by the local residents, it is a Merced County in the state of California and has a population over 10,000 according to the 2010 United States census.
2. Kochi, Kerala /Kochi, Japan
Kochi in India which was formerly known as Cochin, is also called as the Queen of Arabian Sea. For many centuries, it was the Centre of the spice trade and the home to Southern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. It is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala.
Kōchi (高知市 Kōchi-shi) is the capital city of chi Prefecture located on the island of Shikoku in Japan. It is famously known for it’s being the birthplace of the legendary Japanese revolutionary Sakamoto Ryoma. Located in the western Kōchi Prefecture, Japan, The River Shimanto is remote from major cities and is said to be the “last clear stream of Japan”.
What these two cities hold on a common ground, other than their names, is their love for seafood and for attracting tourists from all over the world.
3. Patna, Bihar/Patna, Scotland
Patna (Scotland) is a village in East Ayrshire, named after the city of Patna in India. William Fullarton, the guy who established the village, was born to a father who served the East India Company. Some love he had for Patna!
4. Calcutta, West Bengal /Calcutta, United States
Calcutta ( United States) was established as a coal town in the year 1870 and has not many inhabitants still. For building the first brick house there, William Foulks was honored and later the town was also known as the “Foulkstown”. Whereas the Calcutta (now Kolkata) in India is a city that merges everything unique and beautiful. The port of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. It is the third most populous metropolitan city in India.
5. Lucknow, UP, India /Lucknow, United States
Lucknow or Castle in the clouds, United States is a sixteen – room 5,500-acre mountain estate mansion whose Indian namesake holds the glorious past of being home to actual royalty.
6. Hyderabad, AP, India /Hyderabad, Pakistan
The town in India was named after a nautch who was the city founder’s Favorite ; the one in Pakistan is named after Haider Ali, a cousin of Prophet Mohammed. Both the cities share of rich history of a Royal Past.
7. Salem, TN, India/Salem, United States
Salem is a city in Salem district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is the fifth most populous city in the state. Salem is surrounded by the hills and the port area is the oldest area In the city, whereas the one in the United States is a coastal city in
Massachusetts, in the United States. It is known for it’s most significant seaports in Puritan American history.
8. Baroda, Gujarat, India /Baroda, United States
Located in the Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan, Baroda is a village which is named after the Indian city, Baroda and the village incorporated in 1907.
9. Thane, Mh, India/Thane, Australia
Thane in India has the most beautiful beach scenes you could ever imagine. Thane is a Thane district and the city is known as the “City of Lakes” because the City lies in the co-ordinates 19.2183° N, 72.9781° E and boasts of having 33 lakes in the city. The one in Australia is a city away from the big cities and is in Queensland. However, how the city got the name remains unknown.
10. Indore, MP, India /Indore, United States
Located in the West Virginia, United States, it is an unincorporated community in the county. It was inspired by the Hebrew word Endore which means spring and /or settlement.
Indore (India) is both largest and most populous city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is considered as the Centre of education was described by the Economic Times as the commercial capital of the state. It is so been selected for the first twenty cities to be developed as the smart cities in the country.