Place Name: Athlone
Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1956) Park (1982)
Name Origins: Commemorative, Royal
Westmeath (A country in Ireland). 'Town of Luan's ford'.
From: Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names.
Athlone (/æθˈloʊn/; Irish: Baile Átha Luain, meaning "town of Luan's ford") is a town on the River Shannon near the southern shore of Lough Ree in Ireland. It is the second most populous town in the Midlands Region with a population of 21,349 in the 2016 census, and is considered the commercial capital of the Midlands.
Cultural Affiliation: British
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
The Earl of Athlone, also known as Sir Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge, Prince Alexander of Teck (1874-1957), served as governor general of Canada from 1940 to 1946. He was the brother of Queen Mary, great-uncle of Queen Elizabeth II, and was married to Princess Alice, grand-daughter of Queen Victoria. The Athlone neighbourhood is part of a large parcel of land that was annexed to Edmonton in 1913. Most of the neighbourhood's development occurred a decade after the Earl's residency in Canada. This neighbourhood includes the former Dunvegan area.
Town Athlone, County Westmeath, Leinster, Ireland
Suburb Athlone, Cape Town, City of Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA
Hamlet Athlone, Merced County, California, United States of America
Hamlet Athlone, Rockingham County, Virginia, United States of America
Hamlet Athlone, Ontario, Canada
Hamlet Athlone, Concordia Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Suburb Athlone, Durban, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, RSA
Locality Athlone, Athlone East Rural Electoral Division, Athlone, County Westmeath, Leinster, Ireland
Locality Athlone, Athlone East Urban Electoral Division, Athlone, County Westmeath, Leinster, Ireland
Farm Athlone, Erudgere, Mid-Western Regional Council, New South Wales, 2850, Australia
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