1898. Brooklyn, NY is named after the Dutch city Breukelen.
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Amman. In Biblical times, Amman was known as "Philadelphia".
South Africa. Botswana was called Bechuanaland when it was a colony of Great Britain.
Indiana. The Little River Railroad uses the Michigan Southern track from Coldwater, Indiana to Batavia, Indiana.
Moscow. Moscow is located on the banks of the Moskva River, for which the city is named.
TX. Texas is one of the four U.S. states that border Mexico.
Eritrea. Eritrea struggled for 30 years for independence from Ethiopia.