Roman Names for Places

Can you guess the modern-day countries, cities, islands, and regions which had these Roman names?
For countries, guess the answer that BEST FITS. Due to 2000 years of history, the borders are very different.
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Last updated: January 24, 2020
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Countries
Italia
Italy
Hispania
Spain
Gallia
France
Mesopotamia
Iraq
Lusitania
Portugal
Helvetia
Switzerland
Parthia
Iran
Asia
Turkey
Africa
Tunisia
Cities
Londinium
London
Lutetia
Paris
Florentia
Florence
Neapolis
Naples
Mediolanum
Milan
Lugdunum
Lyon
Massilia
Marseille
Colonia Agrippina
Cologne
Eboracum
York
Aquae Sulis
Bath
Region
Caledonia
Scotland
 
 
Island
Hibernia
Ireland
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Level 71
Jan 25, 2020
Singidunum - Belgrade.
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Level 83
Jan 25, 2020
Trajectum ad Mosam - Maastricht. Coriovallum - Heerlen.
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Level 80
Jan 25, 2020
You could name hundreds of roman cities that still exist, with various difficulty ^^.
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Level 50
Mar 22, 2020
You're from Serbia! That's why! It says it on your user profile!
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Level 80
Jan 25, 2020
Not bad. I appreciate the inclusion of Asia -> Turkey. But I don't want to revive a certain debate...
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Level 48
Jul 3, 2020
Well, they would have to really be something to restart that debate on this. The peninsula that contains most of Turkey is/was called Asia Minor. End of story.
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Level 67
Jan 25, 2020
Hope we get a #2! Great quiz.
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Level 72
Jan 25, 2020
Call Scotland a "country" rather than a country if you have to, but calling it a region just makes no sense.
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Level 66
Jan 26, 2020
Scotland is a sufficiently large land mass and there are (historically or else defined) borders to its environment. As long as you do not want to call it a continent, it makes a lot of sense to call Scotland a region.
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Level 79
Mar 22, 2020
Siberia is a region. Vatican City is a country. Size is not a factor. South Sudan is a country. Mesopotamia is not. Historically defined borders is not a factor. (I'm agreeing with you)
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Level 74
Jan 26, 2020
Scotland is never referred to as a "region" (except maybe here!)
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Level ∞
Jan 27, 2020
Boo
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Level 70
Jan 27, 2020
Yeah, the inclusion of Scotland and Ireland in specific sections makes little sense.
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Level 48
Jul 3, 2020
Ok then. Tell us. How to call Scotland to not get comments like "well technically, it is a part of the UK so it's not a sovering country and therefore shouldn't be on this quiz" ??? I can't wait to see what you will come up with.
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Level 79
Mar 22, 2020
Makes perfect sense. Why wouldn't it be a region?
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2020
Imo countries are regions too, region just mean area. And calling it a region is basicly making an effort not to call it anything, not specifying it. Wether it is the best way is debatable (but it will be debated anyway ). But there is nothing incorrect about it.

I think calling it "country", with quotes, is worse. That can piss of both sides and feels wrong whichever side you are on. (One side feels it is being called something it is not, the other side feels it is being called fake. Not calling it anything is not such a bad idea imo.

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Level 81
Mar 22, 2020
I can't wait to see how Scotland votes on the next crisis at the United Nations. Oh yeah, they can't.
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Level 55
Mar 22, 2020
Add Indus/Indoi for India
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2020
You forgot the 83.461 other names given by the romans
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2020
Two interesting ones, the Netherlands being called Belgae, always amusing. And Noricum for (south part of) Austria (plus a bit of slovenia) :)
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Level 51
Mar 22, 2020
Very interesting quiz! Great job!
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Level 46
Mar 22, 2020
Vindobona - Vienna
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Level 45
Mar 22, 2020
How do you seperate answers into columns? I've been trying to find out for ages
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Level 27
Mar 22, 2020
in my opinion it doesn't make much sense, you should write the actual names in their language to see the actual evolution of the name
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Level 62
Mar 22, 2020
Yay! for Asterix. (Dogmatix is still my favourite puppy.)
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Level 46
Mar 22, 2020
I knew the hours of RTW would be useful for something
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Level 46
Mar 22, 2020
Also, I was in Bath last year and still missed it
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Level 35
Mar 23, 2020
My thought process: Ah, an island. Must be a mediterranean island. *Guesses every major mediterranean island*. Crap. Ah! Great Britain! Shoot.
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Level 35
Apr 20, 2020
Having read Asterix is a big help! Nice quiz. Just one thing - there were dozens of Mediolanums. Someone's even written a book about them. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/11/ancient-paths-graham-robb-review