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Element Etymologies: Places

Name the countries, cities, and other regions with elements of the Periodic Table named after them.
From Wikipedia's "List of chemical elements named after places"
Astronomical objects (such as the sun, moon, planets, and dwarf planets) have been excluded.
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Last updated: December 6, 2023
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Type of Place
Place
Element
Country or Continent (disputed)
America
Americium
City or University in the US
Berkeley
Berkelium
City in India
Belur
Beryllium
State in the US
California
Californium
Country
Cyprus
Copper
City in Germany
Darmstadt
Darmstadtium
Town in Russia
Dubna
Dubnium
Village in Sweden
Ytterby
Erbium
Continent
Europe
Europium
Research Laboratory in Russia
Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions
Flerovium
Country
France
Francium
Roman Province
Gaul
Gallium
Country
Germany
Germanium
City in Denmark (Latin name)
Hafnia (Copenhagen)
Hafnium
State in Germany
Hesse
Hassium
City in Sweden (Latin name)
Holmia (Stockholm)
Holmium
Country or River (indirectly)
India
Indium
Type of Place
Place
Element
Research Laboratory in the US
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermorium
City in France (Latin name)
Lutetia (Paris)
Lutetium
District in Greece
Magnesia
Magnesium
District in Greece
Magnesia
Manganese
City in Russia
Moscow
Moscovium
Country (Endonym)
Nihon (Japan)
Nihonium
Country
Poland
Polonium
River
Rhine
Rhenium
Country (Latin name)
Ruthenia (Russia)
Ruthenium
Supranational Region
Scandinavia
Scandium
Village in Scotland
Strontian
Strontium
State in the US
Tennessee
Tennessine
Village in Sweden
Ytterby
Terbium
Ancient Island (exact location disputed)
Thule
Thulium
Village in Sweden
Ytterby
Ytterbium
Village in Sweden
Ytterby
Yttrium
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2021
Arguably, one building complex - the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - has two elements named after it.
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2021
Also interesting to discover that Samarium isn't in fact named after the region in the West Bank, but after a person!
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Level 62
Sep 15, 2021
In which the person was probably named after the city.
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2021
Scandium?
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Level 57
Sep 15, 2021
Strontian is most definitely not a city. The word 'city' has a specific meaning in the UK, and only places that are officially designated as cities are called cities. Strontian is a tiny village, population 400. It is entirely misleading to call it a "Scottish City".
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Level 61
Sep 15, 2021
Livermore, California
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Level 48
Nov 28, 2023
I think berkelium could be better clued as a university in the US, even though it is also the name of the city, the element was named that because it was discovered in UC Berkeley
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Level 65
Dec 6, 2023
This is a good point. It's been fixed.
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Level 46
Dec 5, 2023
Ruthenia isn't a country, if it ever was.
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Level 86
Dec 5, 2023
It would be good to put Russia in parentheses as for the other elements based on a latin name.
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Level 65
Dec 6, 2023
This was an oversight and it has been fixed.
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Level 71
Dec 5, 2023
I remembered ytterby from the interesting fact.
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Level 86
Dec 5, 2023
I erased my former comment, since the quiz has been upgraded. This version is nice, but maybe you should stick to allowing the name of the element, not the place (or maybe ask both? That would almost double the number of questions but I would like it).
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Level 65
Dec 6, 2023
I thought about that, but I think it wouldn't add much. I don't think there's a meaningful difference between knowing that there's an element named after France and knowing that there's an element named Francium. Sure, there are a few cases where this isn't necessarily the case (looking at you, Hafnium) but I stand by my decision.