Capital cities from name origin (American Territories)

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Supposedly first landfall of Columbus in 1492, it was founded in 1681 by salt harvesters and named after a Bahamian governor.
Named after the queen consort to King Christian V of Denmark, its name was changed to St. Thomas in 1921, but reverted to its original in 1937.
Initially known as 'Port Jackson', it was renamed after a survey and, in 1845, set as capital in place of the near city of Port Louis.
According to legend, it was named after the son of Indian chief Cépérou; but scientists believes its name comes from the 'stove' used for cooking during sea voyages.
Maybe named after Stadhouder William III, future King of England; divided in two section: Punda (established by the Dutch as 'De Punt') and Otrobanda ('the other side').
Its name is an English corruption of the old Dutch 'De Botte', meaning 'the bowl' referring to its geographical position in a valley surrounded by hills.
With no official name at the beginning, it was known as 'Paardenbaai' until the 1820s, when its present name was conferred in honour of King William of Orange-Nassau.
Smaller than the historic town of St. George's, it was founded in 1790 and named in honor of the governor in charge at that time.
Founded by Spanish colonists in 1521, its original name means 'Rich Port City', for its similar geographical features to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.
First occupied by the ancient pre-Inuit; founded with a Danish name meaning 'Good Hope'; renamed in 1979 with a local name meaning 'the headland'.
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Its name originates from being situated downwind compared to other side of the island, 'Cabesterre'.
Settled in 1632, it takes its name from Fort Oranje, which rides high on the clifftop above the Lower Town.
Its name is derived from the nautical term ' the roads' (a place less sheltered than a harbor but which ships can easily get to).
Officially founded in 1763 by John Philips, a captain in the Dutch navy, it was an Arawak settlement discovered by Columbus in 1493.
Founded after that Sweden obtained the island from France in 1785, it was named after King Gustav III.
Originally a fishing village on a swamp for which it was named, it became capital during the reign of King Louis XVI, who built Fort St.Louis, its most important building.
Established adjacent to the old Fort Oranje and known as 'Playa' in Papiamentu, its Dutch name means 'coral reef' or 'coral dike'.
Founded as 'Fort Saint Louis'; destroyed and rebuilt as 'Fort-Royal'; familiarly called 'Foyal'; its present name replaced 'Fort-La-Republique'.
Its island is part of the archipelago baptized 'Ilhas das Onze Mil Virgens' and 'Green Islands'; its present French name is in honor of the patron saint of fishermen.
Named after King George III of England, who granted the islands freedom from conscription and taxation, for having rescued a convoy carrying his son, the Prince William.

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