List of places named after peace

The following is a list of geographic names denoting the concept of peace, in their respective language.

Languages in this list

  • makmur – Arabic (’tranquility’)
  • salaam – Arabic
  • 安平 – Chinese, Mandarin (an’ping) or 平安 (ping’an) or simply 安 (an)
  • 长安 – Chinese, Mandarin (chang’an, eternal peace)
  • 和平 – Chinese, Mandarin (he’ping) or 平和 (ping’he)
  • 安 – Chinese, Teochew & Cantonese (on)
  • peace – English
  • paix – French
  • Frieden – German
  • salem – Hebrew
  • béke – Hungarian (cf. békés ’peaceful’)
  • 平安 – Japanese (hei’an)
  • 平和 – Japanese (heiwa)
  • sentosa – Malay
  • aman - Malay
  • paz - Portuguese
  • Shanti, shanthi, santi from Sanskrit
  • mir, myr – Russian, Ukrainian
  • paz – Spanish
  • สันติภาพ, สันติ (santiphap, santi) – Thai and Lao
  • an bình – Vietnamese equivalent of Chinese an’ping
  • hòa bình – Vietnamese equivalent of Chinese he’ping






China, PRC

  • 安海镇 Anhai Town, Quanzhou city
  • Anping County, of Hengshui, Hebei
  • Anping, Cenxi, in Cenxi City, Guangxi
  • Anping, Anping County, in Anping County, Hebei
  • Anping, Xianghe County, in Xianghe County, Hebei
  • Anping, Zhecheng County, in Zhecheng County, Henan
  • Anping, Anren County, in Anren County, Hunan
  • Anping, Lianyuan, in Lianyuan City, Hunan
  • 安平桥 Anping Bridge, Quanzhou city
  • Beijing (formerly Beiping 北平, or 'Northern Peace')
  • Chang'an Avenue, a major east-west thoroughfare in Beijing
  • Chang'an District, Shijiazhuang, Hebei
  • Chang'an District, Xi'an, Shaanxi
  • Chang'an Subdistrict, Mudanjiang, in Dong'an District, Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang
  • Chang'an Subdistrict, Linxiang, Hunan, in Linxiang City, Hunan
  • Chang'an Subdistrict, Wuxi, in Huishan District, Wuxi, Jiangsu
  • Chang'an Subdistrict, Jiaohe, in Jiaohe City, Jilin
  • Chang'an Subdistrict, Shenyang, in Dadong District, Shenyang, Liaoning
  • Chang'an Subdistrict, Xichang, in Xichang City, Sichuan
  • Chang'an Township, Gansu, in Ganzhou District, Zhangye
  • Chang'an Township, Guizhou, in Huishui County
  • Chang'an Township, Hunan, in Hengyang County
  • Chang'an Township, Linshui County, in Linshui County, Sichuan
  • Chang'an Township, Luzhou, in Longmatan District, Luzhou, Sichuan
  • Chang'an, Anhui, in Jixi County
  • Chang'an, Dongguan, Guangdong
  • Chang'an, Fengkai County, in Fengkai County, Guangdong
  • Chang'an, Guangxi, in Rong'an County, Guangxi
  • Chang'an, Dandong, in Donggang, Liaoning
  • Chang'an, Pingli County, in Pingli County, Shaanxi
  • Chang'an, Haining, in Haining City, Zhejiang
  • Chang'an, Hangzhou, in Fuyang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
  • Heping District, Tianjin (和平区)
  • Heping District, Shenyang (和平区), Liaoning
  • Heping County (和平县), of Heyuan, Guangdong
  • Heping Subdistrict (和平街道)
    • Heping Subdistrict, Shaoguan, in Zhenjiang District, Shaoguan, Guangdong
    • Heping Subdistrict, Gaobeidian, Hebei
    • Heping Subdistrict, Handan, in Congtai District, Handan, Hebei
    • Heping Subdistrict, Wuhan, in Hongshan District, Wuhan, Hubei
    • Heping Subdistrict, Baotou, in Donghe District, Baotou, Inner Mongolia
    • Heping Subdistrict, Ulan Hot, Inner Mongolia
    • Heping Subdistrict, Xuzhou, in Quanshan District, Xuzhou, Jiangsu
    • Heping Subdistrict, Meihekou, Jilin
    • Heping Subdistrict, Anshan City, in Tiedong District, Anshan, Liaoning
    • Heping Subdistrict, Fushun, in Wanghua District, Fushun, Liaoning
    • Heping Subdistrict, Fuxin, in Haizhou District, Fuxin, Liaoning
    • Heping Subdistrict, Zibo, in Zhangdian District, Zibo, Shandong
    • Heping Subdistrict, Taiyuan, in Wanbailin District, Taiyuan, Shanxi
    • Heping Subdistrict, Tacheng, Xinjiang
  • Towns named (和平镇)
    • Heping, Shaowu, Fujian
    • Heping, Zhangping, Fujian
    • Heping, Wuwei, in Liangzhou District, Wuwei, Gansu
    • Heping, Yuzhong County, Gansu
    • Heping, Shantou, in Chaoyang District, Shantou, Guangdong
    • Heping, Teng County, Guangxi
    • Heping, Huishui County, Guizhou
    • Heping, Yanhe County, in Yanhe Tujia Autonomous County, Guizhou
    • Heping, Qiongzhong County, in Qiongzhong Li and Miao Autonomous County, Hainan
    • Heping, Tailai County, Heilongjiang
    • Heping, Wudalianchi, Heilongjiang
    • Heping, Guiyang County, Hunan
    • Heping, Huai'an, in Qingpu District, Huai'an, Jiangsu
    • Heping, Fenxi County, Shanxi
    • Heping, Changxing County, Zhejiang
  • Heping Township (和平乡)
    • Heping Township, Yuexi County, Anhui
    • Heping Township, Longxi County, Gansu
    • Heping Township, Longsheng County, in Longsheng Various Nationalities Autonomous County, Guangxi
    • Heping Township, Sanjiang County, in Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, Guangxi
    • Heping Township, Tongren City, Guizhou
    • Heping Township, Zhaoyuan County, Heilongjiang
    • Heping Township, Hengyang, in Zhuhui District, Hengyang, Hunan
    • Heping Township, Faku County, Liaoning
    • Heping Township, Huangyuan County, Qinghai
    • Heping Township, Anyue County, Sichuan
    • Heping Township, Nanjiang County, Sichuan
    • Heping Township, Xinlong County, Sichuan
    • Heping Township, Zigong, in Da'an District, Zigong, Sichuan
    • Heping Township, Yunxiao County, Zhejiang
  • Ping'an Avenue (平安街), major through route in Beijing, China
  • Ping'an County (平安县), in Qinghai Province, China
  • Ping'an, Lanzhou, in Honggu District, Lanzhou, Gansu
  • Ping'an, Qing'an County, in Heilongjiang
  • Ping'an, Baicheng, in Taobei District, Baicheng, Jilin
  • Ping'an, Shulan, in Jilin
  • Ping'an, Ping'an County, in Qinghai
  • Ping'an Township (平安乡), name of several townships in China
    • Ping'an Township, Fengjie County, in Chongqing
    • Ping'an Township, Pengshui County, in Chongqing
    • Ping'an Township, Zhangjiachuan County, in Zhangjiachuan Hui Autonomous County, Tianshui, Gansu
    • Ping'an Township, Gongcheng County, in Guilin
    • Ping'an Township, Jiamusi, in Jiao District, Jiamusi, Heilongjiang
    • Ping'an Township, Hure Banner, in Tongliao, Inner Mongolia
    • Ping'an Township, Dawa County, in Liaoning
    • Ping'an Township, Zhangwu County, in Liaoning
    • Ping'an Township, Yuechi County, in Guang'an, Sichuan
  • Pinghe County
  • Shanghai Pinghe School
  • 西安 Xi'an (literally, western peace; old name 长安 = everlasting peace)


Costa Rica



El Salvador





Note that another county in Hungary (approx. 30 mi northeast of Békés) has a name with a quasi-opposite meaning, Heves, i.e. ’vehement.’



  • Province of Aceh, full name Naggroe Aceh Darussalam


Israel, Palestine


  • 平和の森公園 Heiwanomori Park - Peace Forest Park, Tokyo
  • 平和島駅 Heiwajima Station (railway), Tokyo
  • 広島平和記念公園 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima City
  • Kyoto City, (known in classical times as 平安京 Heian'kyo = 'Capital of Peace')
  • 平和公園 Heiwa Park, Nagasaki Peace Park
  • 平和通り Heiwa Dori, 'Peace Avenue', Naha, Okinawa
  • 平和台駅, Heiwadai Station (Railway), Tokyo
  • Nara City, (known in classical times as 平城京 Heijo'kyo = 'Capital Fortress of Peace')




North Korea

  • Hwapyong County, cognate of Chinese He’ping
  • Pyongan Province, North Korea (평안 = 平安 meaning peace)
  • Pyongyang, 평양 derived from 平壤, Peaceful Land (once formerly Chang’an; or 'eternal peace')



  • Beja, Portugal (from Latin Pax Julia via Arabic Baja)


South Africa


  • Badajoz, Spain (from Civitas Pacis, "town of peace" via Arabic)
  • Salem, Valencia

Sri Lanka

  • Shanthipura, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka from Sanskrit 'Shanti' meaning peace


Taiwan, ROC



United Kingdom

United States





List of places indirectly named after peace

See also


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