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
  • mir, myr – Russian, Ukrainian
  • paz – Spanish
  • สันติภาพ, สันติ (santiphap, santi) – Thai and Lao
  • an bình – Vietnamese equivalent of Chinese an’ping

List

Argentina

Bolivia

Brunei

Canada

China, PRC

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cyprus

Egypt

El Salvador

Germany

Haiti

Honduras

Hungary

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

Indonesia

  • Province of Aceh, full name Naggroe Aceh Darussalam

Iran

Israel, Palestine

Japan

Malaysia

Mali

Mexico

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')

Philippines

Portugal

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

Singapore

  • Sentosa island, from Malay 'peace'

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Taiwan, ROC

Tanzania

Thailand

United Kingdom

United States

Ukraine

Uruguay

Vietnam

Other

List of places indirectly named after peace

See also