Cities with the Same Name

These cities can be found in multiple places. Based on the clue, guess the name of the city.
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Last updated: September 10, 2018
First submittedOctober 4, 2010
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A Greek conqueror founded many cities named this. The most famous is in Egypt
Alexandria
Major city in Central America or Silicon Valley
San Jose
A major city in England or in Alabama
Birmingham
The most populous city in Maine and also in Oregon
Portland
A "witchy" Boston suburb or the capital of Oregon
Salem
These two cities on the Kansas/Missouri border have the same name
Kansas City
The Pilgrims left from this city in England and founded this town in Massachusetts
Plymouth
A city that was home to Elvis, or an ancient capital of Egypt
Memphis
Twenty-five U.S. states have a place named this - but only one is a state capital
Springfield
Suburb of Denver or Chicago. Named for the Roman goddess of dawn
Aurora
City in Ohio or a former capital of Spain
Toledo
Belgian battle site or a city in Ontario with a top university
Waterloo
A city in upstate New York or a Greek colony on Sicily, home to inventor Archimedes
Syracuse
City in Colombia or in Spain. The Spanish one was named after Carthage
Cartagena
City on the Baltic Sea or on Tampa Bay
St. Petersburg
It's not the capital of South Carolina - but it is the capital of West Virginia
Charleston
City in England or in Massachusetts. Both are home to top Universities
Cambridge
Australian state capital or city in Scotland
Perth
Fourth biggest city in India or eighth biggest in Pakistan
Hyderabad
Capital of Mississippi or ski town in Wyoming
Jackson
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Level 81
Apr 13, 2014
What about the two Hyderabad ?
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2018
Added that one
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Level 78
Jan 12, 2015
Georgia could have dominated this list too: Athens, Rome, Macon, Cairo, Springfield, Columbus, Gainesville, Albany... heck, even the tiny town of Swainsboro was once called Paris.

it's amazing that there are any original city names at all.

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Level 76
Aug 6, 2018
We even have Buckhead, a neighborhood, and Buckhead a town. And I live in Roswell, GA. Not Roswell, NM, with all the aliens.
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Level 28
Mar 12, 2015
There's also a Waterloo in Iowa, you know.
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Level 34
May 3, 2015
What about Newcastle in England and Newcastle in Australia???
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Level 53
Sep 5, 2018
Let's not forget New Castle, DE and New Castle, IN.
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Level 65
May 11, 2015
How 'bout Dover, Delaware and Dover, U.K.?
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Level 62
Oct 23, 2015
I'm proud to have been to both St. Petersburgs.
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Level 71
Nov 11, 2015
Wow, how US-centric.
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Level 77
Feb 19, 2016
To be fair, the USA are the champions at stealing other people's place names.
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Level 78
Oct 14, 2016
Yes, but we always put "New" in front of the names, so people know they are improved. :)
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Level 66
Apr 26, 2018
Canada is pretty good at it too. I live within two hours of Paris, London, Stratford, Waterloo, Scotland, Delaware, Avon, and Woodstock. Many of these are situated on the Thames River. All in Ontario.
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Level 71
Oct 8, 2018
Back in the early 1970s, when Nixon shocked the world by opening up relations with the People's Republic of China through ping pong diplomacy, one of the history professors at my school planned to make his first million by producing table tennis rackets with a picture of Mao on one side and the inscription "Made in China" on the other. China, Maine, that is. He never did, unfortunately.
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Level 65
Apr 22, 2020
On the island of Kiritimati in Kiribati, there are London, Paris, Poland, and Banana
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Level 55
Dec 22, 2015
there are 2 barcelonas! one in venezuela and one in spain
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Level 44
Jun 11, 2016
There's a Hamilton in both New Zealand and Ontario
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Level 67
Apr 25, 2018
And on Bermuda (UK)
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Level 76
Oct 8, 2018
and Scotland (UK)
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Level 44
Oct 14, 2016
You have also Worcester in England and in Massachusetts
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Level 60
Jun 14, 2017
Olympia (Greece and Washington)

Vancouver (British Columbia and Washington)

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Level 68
Nov 6, 2017
Derry: New Hampshire, Ireland

Bangor: Maine, Wales, Ireland

Rome: Georgia (USA), New York, Italy

Odessa: Texas, Ukraine

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Level 44
Jun 17, 2018
I believe there's an Odessa in Ontario too.
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Level 53
Sep 5, 2018
Don't forget Odessa, Delaware.
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Level 58
Nov 25, 2017
Wow, I’m going to chip in with a pair of Anglo cities nobody has brought up: Perth (Aus and Sco)
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2018
Added that one
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Level 67
Apr 25, 2018
What about Valencia? Spain: 787,000; Venezuela: 1,421,000
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Level 79
Sep 5, 2018
Of course, Ontario also has an Athens. And a Paris.
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Level 71
Sep 5, 2018
Actually made a few quizes on places in the USA with the same name as capitals in Europe, Africa and South America :). Might be fun for those who liked this one.
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Level 86
Sep 10, 2018
Shouldn't the one question read city in Ontario, not city in Ottawa ?
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2018
Yes
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Level 67
Sep 11, 2018
Santiago
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Level 74
Sep 11, 2018
There are Valencias in Spain and Venezuela - and they are both each country's 3rd largest city!
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Level 71
Sep 11, 2018
This quiz is too American orientated, great idea nonetheless.
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Level 78
Oct 8, 2018
yeah, good luck to you if you're not American
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Level 65
Oct 8, 2018
I'm not American but I got 12. Springfield is always a good guess for American city quizzes :-)
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Level 79
Sep 15, 2018
Waterloo has two universities; one is a top school the other is my alma mater
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Level 73
Sep 17, 2018
Surprised not to see Rochester!
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Level 78
Sep 21, 2018
I'm not well travelled in this quiz, I've only been to Scottish Perth, Spanish Toledo and Russian SPB.
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Level 71
Oct 8, 2018
Of course when you mentioned two university towns I immediately thought of William Faulkner's hometown in Mississippi. But not for long.
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Level 31
Oct 8, 2018
Too US-centric this time. 16/20 are located in US. It is not perfect, but ok. The problem is that 7/20 are located solely in different US states, but not in any other country, it is way too big percentage.

What about Cordoba, Valencia, Tripoli, Guadalajara, perhaps London or Venice...

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Level 58
Oct 8, 2018
So basically, names of places in the U.S. that share names with other places.
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Level 59
Oct 8, 2018
There's a Kochi in India and one in Japan. Then there's Durgapur in India and another in Bangladesh
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Level 76
Oct 8, 2018
Aurora (where I live) is also a suburb of Toronto, more or less.
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Level 84
Oct 8, 2018
My grandparents used to own a condo in Naples, Florida. It took me a long time before I learned there was also a Naples, Italy.
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Level 67
Oct 8, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland and Zurich, Kansas, USA
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Level 72
Oct 8, 2018
St. John‘s, Newfoundland v St. John‘s, Antigua and Barbuda
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Level 57
Oct 8, 2018
South Africa has got a crazy mixture of place names .. Bethlehem, east London, Dundee, glencoe, Newcastle. (to pick a random section of the eastern cape)
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Level 78
Oct 8, 2018
I believe the ski town in Wyoming is actually called Jackson Hole.
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Level 61
Aug 29, 2019
Jackson Hole is the valley in which the town Jackson is located.
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Level 64
Aug 29, 2019
There are a lot of suggestions in these comments that are too obscure, but I've got a good one: London, the capital of the UK, and Justin Bieber's hometown in Canada.
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Level 59
Aug 29, 2019
can u make one without the ones that have 2 US cities
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Level 50
Feb 10, 2020
I've always found the two Panama Cities to be interesting. Also Augusta (Georgia, Maine) and Athens (Georgia, Greece).
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Level 66
Mar 27, 2020
Just adding some more possible answers (or for an eventual 2nd quiz) and some of them might be mentioned already in the comments, but:

Tripoli, Santiago, Newcastle, Montpelier

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Level 81
Apr 22, 2020
I was going to mention Tripoli, Libya and Tripoli, Lebanon.
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Level 81
Apr 22, 2020
You could also add George Town, the capital of Penang in Malaysia, and George Town, somewhere else... there are dozens of them.
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Level 59
Apr 22, 2020
There's Brest, France and Brest, Belarus.
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Level 59
Apr 22, 2020
As well as La Paz, Mexico and La Paz, Bolivia.
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Level 65
Apr 22, 2020
Believe this or not there is a Manchester in Bolivia.
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Level 59
Apr 23, 2020
And there's a Kingston in Ontario, New York and the capital of Jamaica.
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Level 59
Apr 23, 2020
And Dublin, Ohio and Dublin, Ireland.
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Level 21
Apr 22, 2020
York is in Pennsylvania, England and Alaska.
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Level 21
Apr 22, 2020
Atlanta - Capital of Georgia (US) and Atlanta in Texas.
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Level 60
Jun 16, 2020
There's also Dallas, TX and Dallas, GA.
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Level 21
Apr 22, 2020
Washington in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and the capital of USA.
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Level 21
Apr 22, 2020
Glasgow in Scotland and Glasgow in Kentucky.
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Level 21
Apr 22, 2020
Lima in Ohio and the capital of Peru.
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Level 21
Apr 22, 2020
Columbia in Missouri and the capital of South Carolina.
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Level 21
Apr 22, 2020
St. Paul in Minnesota and Alberta.
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Level 21
Apr 22, 2020
Wales in Wisconsin, Alaska, New York and Utah.
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Level 21
Apr 22, 2020
Reading in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and UK.
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Level 51
Apr 22, 2020
There's a Salem in India too. No relation, as far as I know.
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Level 64
Aug 8, 2020
There’s a Melbourne in Florida, which I’m not sure is very big but has an airport with commercial service and I think is due to take over (from Sanford) as the Orlando-area destination for TUI flights from Europe.
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2020
When was this quiz created? :o I have similar one:

Cities Found in More than One Country

I'm just surprised because I don't remember seeing this one before, although I have apparently taken this quiz before.

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Level 49
Feb 2, 2021
Regarding the clue of Springfield, I feel like Lincoln also comes close, or even over, the amount of states that have a town with that name