Texas is truly a melting pot: many different influences serving its residents, and it’s boiling hot in the summer! We’ve got such multiplicity that we even have areas, towns, and cities named after places around the world, although the spelling isn’t always identical. You probably know about Paris, Texas, but here are 18 more towns! Take a global tour via these towns located in Texas and named after foreign spots. How far apart they are from each other is listed too!
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- Bogata (Bogota, Colombia) – 2,408 miles apart
- Buda (Budapest, Hungary) – 5,815 miles apart
- Dublin (Dublin, Ireland) – 4,567 miles apart
- Edinburg (Edinburgh, Scotland) – 4,923 miles apart
- Harlingen (Harlingen, Netherlands) – 5,304 miles apart
- Liverpool (Liverpool, UK) – 4,718 miles apart
- Marathon (Marathon, Greece) – 6,629 miles apart
- Moravia (Moravia, Czech Republic) ~ 6,000 miles apart
- Moscow (Moscow, Russia) – 5,840 miles apart
- Nederland (Dutch name for the Netherlands) – 4,993 miles apart
- New Berlin (Berlin, Germany) – 5,449 miles apart
- New Braunfels (Braunfels, Germany) – 5,330 miles apart
- New London (London, UK) – 4,715 miles apart
- Newcastle (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) – 4,648 miles apart
- Odessa (Odessa, Ukraine) – 6,301 miles apart
- Praha (Prague, Czech Republic) – 5,534 miles apart
- Roznov (Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic) ~ 6,000 miles apart
- Weimar (Weimar, Germany) – 5,372 miles apart
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We Texans are a fan of other countries, and other countries are fans of us! For example, there is a town in Queensland, Australia named ‘Texas,’ a pop rock band from Glasgow, Scotland calls themselves ‘Texas,’ and ‘Texas Homecare’ formerly existed as DIY stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Connecting across the world, since before Texas was a state! What other places in Texas can be traced through names to beyond our borders?
From Paris to Dublin, from Moscow to Liverpool, you can tour the whole wide world without ever leaving the Lone Star State. Where’s your favorite Texas town with a famous name? How does it compare to its counterpart?