50 pairs of cities with the exact same name (with a map)

There are many cities around the world with the same names. I will give you a map with 50 pairs of these for you to guess. Enjoy!
Sometimes there are more than two cities with the same name. In that case, only two are represented on the map
Every pair of cities is formed by a purple dot and an orange one
You have to guess which cities have the same names because there are no additional hints
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Last updated: June 20, 2022
First submittedNovember 14, 2020
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City
Adamstown (Pitcairn Islands, United Kingdom)
Adamstown (United States)
Alexandria (Egypt)
Alexandria (Romania)
Altai (Mongolia)
Altai (Russia)
Anyang (China)
Anyang (South Korea)
Athens (Greece)
Athens (United States)
Aveiro (Brazil)
Aveiro (Portugal)
Bergen (Norway)
Bergen (Germany)
Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Birmingham (United States)
Brest (Belarus)
Brest (France)
City
Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Cambridge (United States)
Córdoba (Argentina)
Córdoba (Spain)
Durango (Mexico)
Durango (Unites States)
Fuzhou (Jiangxi, China)
Fuzhou (Fujian, China)
Georgetown (Guyana)
Georgetown (United States)
Guadalajara (Mexico)
Guadalajara (Spain)
Hamilton (New Zealand)
Hamilton (Bermuda, United Kingdom)
Hyderabad (India)
Hyderabad (Pakistan)
City
Kochi (India)
Kochi (Japan)
La Paz (Bolivia)
La Paz (Mexico)
Las Vegas (Nevada, United States)
Las Vegas (New Mexico, United States)
León (Nicaragua)
León (Spain)
London (Canada)
London (United Kingdom)
Los Ángeles (Chile)
Los Ángeles (United States)
Memphis (Egypt)
Memphis (United States)
Moscow (Russia)
Moscow (United States)
City
Mérida (Spain)
Mérida (Mexico)
Nassau (Germany)
Nassau (The Bahamas)
Newcastle (Australia)
Newcastle (South Africa)
Odessa (Ukraine)
Odessa (United States)
Paris (France)
Paris (United States)
Perth (Australia)
Perth (United Kingdom)
Oranjestad (Saint Eustatius, The Netherlands)
Oranjestad (Aruba, The Netherlands)
Portland (Maine, United States)
Portland (Oregon, United States)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Prague (United States)
City
Rochefort (Belgium)
Rochefort (France)
Rosario (Argentina)
Rosario (Uruguay)
Saint John (Antigua and Barbuda)
Saint John (Canada)
Saint Louis (Réunion, France)
Saint Louis (Senegal)
Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Saint Petersburg (United States)
San José (United States)
San José (Costa Rica)
San Juan (Philippines)
San Juan (Puerto Rico, United States)
Santa Cruz (Brazil)
Santa Cruz (Portugal)
City
Santa Fe (United States)
Santa Fe (Argentina)
Santarém (Brazil)
Santarém (Portugal)
Springfield (Illinois, United States)
Springfield (Virginia, United States)
Sydney (Canada)
Sydney (Australia)
Valencia (Spain)
Valencia (Venezuela)
Vancouver (Canada)
Vancouver (United States)
Victoria (Seychelles)
Victoria (Canada)
Waterloo (Canada)
Waterloo (Belgium)
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Level 61
Nov 14, 2020
Awesome quiz!! Nominated. It deserves a feature for sure. I loved it how you have mentioned the name of the country in the brackets... simply fascinating. And btw, the location of Hyderabad in Pakistan is a bit too high. It's more near the Arabia Sea
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2020
Thanks a lot for your words! And about Hyderabad, I've moved it a bit closer to the sea
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Level 83
Nov 14, 2020
The one in California is spelled "Monterey", which I think makes them not the exact same name.
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2020
I didn't realize that. I've replaced them with different pair of cities
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Level 54
Nov 14, 2020
Wonderful quiz. Would be neat if you could perhaps colour-code the dots so that one set would have one colour and the second set would have another colour? For example, Alexandria, Egypt could have red and Alexandria, Romania could have yellow? The same could apply to other cities, and this could also be implied to the grid as well.
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2020
Thanks! Especially about your suggestion. I hadn't thought about that, but it does look better this way.
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Level 65
Nov 14, 2020
Nice quiz. I live in Melbourne, Australia, and often when I do internet searches I receive results for Melbourne in Florida, USA.
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2020
Thanks! I don't have that problem myself as I live in a small town in Spain and there does't seem to be any other place with the same name, but I guess it must be frustrating sometimes
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Level 74
Nov 14, 2020
Nice quiz! Athens in Greece doesn't become green and what is the city in Finland?
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2020
Glad you liked the quiz! And sorry about the errors, Athens now lights up, and the dot in Finland was just an unnecessary dot which I don't know how ended up there, I've removed it
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Level 54
Nov 15, 2020
Great quiz, thank you
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Level 55
Nov 15, 2020
Glad you liked it!
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Level 74
Dec 17, 2020
Great quiz, great idea. Little correction : The provinces for the Fuzhou cities are inverted.
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Level 55
Dec 18, 2020
Thanks! I've corrected it
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Level 72
Dec 23, 2021
Hi!

Great idea, but so many alternatives possible. For example Bergen is a larger city in Belgium (although better known for its French name of Mons) and the Netherlands. Both larger than the German one. For Georgetown, the one in Malaysia is definitely bigger than either the US or Guyana one. Could go on, but these are just two examples. The concept and execution are nice!

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Level 55
Dec 23, 2021
Thanks! And I know that in some cases there are bigger cities, but using always the biggest cities wasn't really the point of the quiz
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Level 68
Dec 23, 2021
So, we can conclude that Spaniards were not that much creative to name cities, but English/Americans are way worse! (Just joking)

Let me just ask one thing: your criteria to choose the names was the exact same spelling? Because in Brazil we have some translated names, like Belém (Bethlehem, which exists both in Israel and in the US) and Nova Iorque (New York). There is also Palmas, which has a namesake in southern France. That not to talk about the "New" cities (like Nova Odessa and Nova Friburgo/Freiburg). And also, I ask that because the city in southern Brazil is actually Santa Cruz do Sul, not just Santa Cruz. If it needs to be the exact same name, would be better to pick the less known cities of Santa Cruz located in Pernambuco, Paraíba or Rio Grande do Norte.

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Level 55
Dec 23, 2021
Yes, we took many place names from the peninsula and used them in the New World, but the US did indeed do the unoriginal names thing to another level Xd But I guess thanks to that you can get from Athens to Birmingham way faster than you would normally!

Yes, it was intended to only include cities with the same spelling, not translations.

And thanks for telling me about the Santa Cruz do Sul thing, I've changed it with the one in Rio Grande do Norte.

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Level 70
Dec 23, 2021
Looks like there’s a minor error as I’ve finished with an odd number... Guadalajara is only turning the Spanish one green, it’s saying I got that but not the Mexican one!
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Level 55
Dec 24, 2021
I tried it, and it gives both of them to me when I type it! Maybe the one that doesn't work properly is another city?
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Level 49
Dec 27, 2021
A couple of others:

(1) There's a Georgetown in Penang, Malaysia

(2) There's a Taiping in China as well as in Malaysia

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Level 55
Dec 27, 2021
Thanks! I will include those whenever I make a third quiz of cities with the exact same name
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Level 17
Mar 1, 2022
Guyana and Suriname has both New Amsterdam
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Level 55
Mar 1, 2022
Thanks! I already have 30 or so pairs of cities noted down so st some point I will make a third quiz in this series. I'll add New Amsterdam to that list
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Level 57
Jun 18, 2022
Port Elizabeth, South Africa has been officially renamed to Gqeberha
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Level 55
Jun 20, 2022
True! I will exchange that pair with another one (I doubt there is more cities named Gqeberha Xd)
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Level 56
Jun 20, 2022
Great Quiz! I believe there is a London in Texas the US, as well as Amsterdam in New York in the US.
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Level 55
Jun 20, 2022
I'll write those down to add them to the third quiz in the series.

Thanks!