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Is there a town or city, (globally) with the name India? Besides the country...

Asked by redsfan1324 (184points) February 18th, 2009

It seems like a weird question, but i need it for research, and i haven’t been able to find anything. If in doubt, ask fluther! :D

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tonedef's avatar

Well, I got a list of every city or principality in the world here (3 MB download). Then I made it a spreadsheet so that I could search within fields (so as not to have to dig through every city in India), and then filtered, sorted, blah blah blah. Here’s the results:

India, Gambia (549 people).

That’s it! Fascinating, huh? There were tons of “Indian-thises” and “Indiana-thats,” but only one India.

Grisson's avatar

Out of curiousity, what is the nature of the research?

tonedef's avatar

Probably homework ;)

EmpressPixie's avatar

Honestly, if it is homework unless the assignment is to better acquaint yourself with the Internet, that’s a bit strange for a question.

Grisson's avatar

Yeah, it didn’t strike me as a homework question. I was actually wondering if a more general question wouldn’t make a great question “What cities in other places are named for countries?”. SC has a Norway But I suppose @tonedef‘s spreadsheet could answer that.

I was just curious to know what prompted this question. (No attempt to be snarky at all).

loser's avatar

I learn so much here…

redsfan1324's avatar

@Grisson Ha, it’s actually for NCFCA ( team policy debate, which the resolution is “Resolved: That the United States Federal Government should significantly change its policy towards India.”

Naturally, everyone takes this as The Republic of India. But with tonedef’s AMAZING answer, this should be a nice curve ball. :D

Grisson's avatar

@redsfan1324 Awesome! Go for it!

tonedef's avatar

@redsfan1324, you should take a less dishonest perspective if you want to argue this more effectively.

redsfan1324's avatar

well, it’s not dishonest.

tonedef's avatar

I think that drawing focus away from the intended discussion to another, wholly unrelated issue is intellectually dishonest. At the very least, the judges will take a very dim view of your performance.

redsfan1324's avatar

Well, “Intended discussion” is a very dangerous term. If we allow for assumptions to be made about the actual resolution, the need for evidence to prove anything is completely null.

lefteh's avatar

There are some assumptions you can make. Defining “India” as the country of India is one of them.

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