Which Australian state capital was named after a British prime minister?

Answer Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, was named after William Lamb, Lord Melbourne. Melbourne, who served as the British Prime Minister from 1835 to 1841, was in office when the city was... Read More »

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What state capital is named after a person in Australia?

Of the seven state capitals in Australia, only one was not named after a person. Perth was named after a town in Scotland by Capt. James Stirling, who founded the Australian city. The other six cap... Read More »

Which president is the only one to have the capital city of a foreign country named after him?

James Monroe is the only U.S. president to have the capital city of a foreign country named after him. Monrovia is the capital of the African country of Liberia, which was founded as a haven for fr... Read More »

What state capital was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson?

The capital of Missouri, Jefferson City, is named after Thomas Jefferson, who was president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. Jefferson was president when the United States made the deal in 1... Read More »

What Southern U.S. state capital was named for the Western& Atlantic Railroad?

Atlanta, the capital and most populous city of Georgia, was named after the Western and Atlantic Railroad in 1842. The name was suggested by J. Edgar Thomson and shortened from "Atlantica-Pacifica.... Read More »