List of places used in the names of chemical elements
40 of the 118 chemical elements have names associated with, or specifically named for, places around the world or among astronomical objects. 32 of these have names tied to the Earth and the other 8 have names connected to bodies in the Solar System. The first tables below list the terrestrial locations (excluding the entire Earth itself, taken as a whole) and the last table lists astronomical objects which the chemical elements are named after.
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|Magnesia, a district in Greece||Magnesium||Mg||12||39°25′N 22°50′E|
|France (ancient name Gaul)||Francium||Fr||87|
|Lutecia, Latin name for Paris||Lutetium||Lu||71||48.85°N 2.35°E|
|Hesse, a state in Germany||Hassium||Hs||108|
|Darmstadt, a city in Germany||Darmstadtium||Ds||110||49°50′N 8°34′E|
|Strontian, a village in Scotland||Strontium||Sr||38||56°41′N 5°34′W|
|Hafnia, Latin name for Copenhagen||Hafnium||Hf||72||55°41′N 12°34′E|
|Thule (perhaps Iceland or Greenland)||Thulium||Tm||69|
|Holmia, Latin name for Stockholm||Holmium||Ho||67||59°20′N 18°47′E|
|Ytterby, a village in Sweden||Yttrium||Y||39||59°25′35″N 18°21′13″E|
|Ruthenia, Latin name for Russia||Ruthenium||Ru||44|
|Moscow Oblast, Russia||Moscovium||Mc||115||55°42′N 36°58′E|
|Dubna, a town in Russia||Dubnium||Db||105||56°44′N 37°10′E|
|Americas (some sources say the United States specifically)||Americium||Am||95|
|California, a state in the United States||Californium||Cf||98|
|Berkeley, California, a city in the United States||Berkelium||Bk||97||37°52′N 122°16′W|
|Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in the United States||Livermorium||Lv||116||37°41′N 121°43′W|
|Tennessee, a state in the United States||Tennessine||Ts||117|
|Japan (Nihon 日本)||Nihonium||Nh||113|
Terrestrial locations (Indirect connotation)
|Ceres (dwarf planet)||Cerium||Ce||58|
|Pluto (dwarf planet)||Plutonium||Pu||94|
* - The element mercury was named directly for the deity, with only indirect naming connection to the planet (see etymology of mercury).
- List of people whose names are used in chemical element names
- List of chemical element name etymologies
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- - "The element was named after the United States of America."
- - "Four other countries have elements named after them: francium for France, germanium for Germany, polonium for Poland, and americium for the United States."
- - "Americium (95 Am): Named for (the United States of) America, the land where the element was discovered during the course of the Manhattan Project, the US-led World War II programme that would develop the first atomic bomb."
- - "The element is named after America, especially the United States of America."
- Olivelle, Patrick (2006), Between the Empires, Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE, page 463, Oxford University Press.