Elements by name origin... with a twist!

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Can you name the places or persons that have one or several elememts named after them, from the description given?

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Swedish village in the Stockholm archipelago, and its famous mine where many rare minerals have been discovered.
American physicist known for his invention, utilization, and improvement of the cyclotron atom-smasher, and his later work in uranium-isotope separation for the Manhattan Project.
Capital and largest city of Sweden.
Country in Europe, most populous country in the European Union.
31st and most populous state of the USA.
Region in Northern Europe where Norway, Sweden and Denmark are located.
German city, located in the federal state of Hesse. It is home to the GSI Centre for Heavy Ion Research.
Ninth longest river of Europe.
Eight planet from the Sun, smallest of the gas giants.
Russian chemist and inventor, credited as being the creator of the periodic table of elements.
In Greek mythology, she was the daughter of Tantalus and the sister of Pelops.
Prefecture of Greece, named after an ancient tribe that lived in the area.
The Norse god of thunder.
Capital and largest city of France.
The Greek goddess of civilization, wisdom, strength, strategy, craft, justice and skill.
Old Norse godess associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, war, and death.
Two continents in the Western Hemisphere, can also refer to the United States.
German-American scientist, regarded as one of the most influental scientists of all time. Perhaps best know for his theories of relativity.
Polish Renaissance astronomer, the first to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology, which didn't place Earth at the center of the universe.
American scientist who contributed to the discovery and isolation of ten elements, and developed the actinide concept.
The world's second smallest continent, named after a Phoenician princess in Greek mythology.
Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, armaments manufacturer and the inventor of dynamite. He has a series of Prizes named after him.
Second largest dwarf planet in our solar system, originally classified as a planet.
Town in Russia, site of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.
In Greek mythology, he was the son of Zeus, and father of Pelops, Niobe and Broteas.
Country in Europe, homeland of Marie Curie.
The Latin word for our planet, Earth.
World's largest country, spanning large parts of Europe and Asia.
German state, home to Wiesbaden, Darmstadt and Frankfurt.
Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics.
Scottish village in the district of Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands.
Third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Ancient region of Western Europe approximating present day France, Luxembourg and Belgium.
Italian physicist, remembered for his work on the development of the first nuclear reactor.
Russian mining engineer and the chief of Russian Mining Engineering Corps between 1845 and 1861.
Capital and largest city of Denmark.
German scientist, produced and detected the electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays.
Dwarf planet in the Asteroid belt, considered for half a century to be a planet. Named after the Roman goddess of growing plants, the harvest, and motherly love.
Innermost and smallest planet of our solar system.
Greek name for the Earth's only natural satelite, the Moon. Can also refer to the Greek moon godess.
Polish and French husband and wife, pioneers in the fields of radioactivity, crystallography, magnetism and piezoelectricity.
Country in Europe, second most populous country in the European Union.
Greek god who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to the mortals.
City in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is the site of the oldest of the Universities of California.
Finnish chemist, physicist and mineralogist, known for discovering Yttrium.
British-New Zealand chemist and physicist, known as the father of nuclear physics.
Austrian-Swedish physicist, was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission.
Seventh planet from the Sun, second smallest of the gas giants.

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