Pur (placename element)

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Pur (Sanskrit:पुर) is a placename element found in the names of cities in the Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India . Examples include the cities of Paharpur, Rangpur, Jaipur and Nagpur.

History[edit]

Pur is a suffix meaning "city" or "settlement", used in several place names across the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Afghanistan. The word pur is originally from Farsi and is used for "city."[1]

List of places that end in -pur[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

  • Akkelpur, Joypurhat, Bangladesh
  • Bajitpur, Kishoreganj, Bangladesh
  • Bancharampur, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
  • Bhuapur, Tangail, Bangladesh
  • Bhujpur, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Birampur, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
  • Chandpur, Bangladesh
  • Char Rajibpur, Kurigram, Bangladesh
  • Daulatpur, Khulna, Bangladesh
  • Daulatpur, Kushtia, Bangladesh
  • Daulatpur, Manikganj, Bangladesh
  • Dinajpur, Bangladesh
  • Durgapur, Netrokona, Bangladesh
  • Durgapur, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Faridpur, Bangladesh
  • Faridpur, Pabna, Bangladesh
  • Gajnaipur, Madhabpur, Bangladesh
  • Gazipur, Bangladesh
  • Gauripur, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Gomastapur, Nawabganj, Bangladesh
  • Gopalpur, Tangail, Bangladesh
  • Gurudaspur, Natore, Bangladesh
  • Hakimpur, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
  • Haripur, Thakurgaon, Bangladesh
  • Harirampur, Manikganj, Bangladesh
  • Hossainpur, Kishoreganj, Bangladesh
  • Islampur, Jamalpur, Bangladesh
  • Kazipur, Sirajganj, Bangladesh
  • Keshabpur, Jessore, Bangladesh
  • Khalishpur, Khulna, Bangladesh
  • Kotchandpur, Jhenaidah, Bangladesh
  • Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
  • Lalpur, Natore, Bangladesh
  • Madaripur, Bangladesh
  • Madhupur, Tangail, Bangladesh
  • Maheshpur, Jhenaidah, Bangladesh
  • Manirampur, Jessore, Bangladesh
  • Meherpur, Bangladesh
  • Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mirpur, Kushtia, Bangladesh
  • Mirzapur, Tangail, Bangladesh
  • Mohadevpur, Naogaon, Bangladesh
  • Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammadpur, Magura, Bangladesh
  • Mohanpur, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Muksudpur, Gopalganj, Bangladesh
  • Nagarpur, Tangail, Bangladesh
  • Nazirpur, Pirojpur, Bangladesh
  • Niamatpur, Naogaon, Bangladesh
  • Parbatipur, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
  • Phulpur, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Pirojpur, Bangladesh
  • Raipur, Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
  • Rajapur, Bhola, Bangladesh
  • Rangpur, Bangladesh
  • Sadarpur, Faridpur, Bangladesh
  • Sadullapur, Gaibandha, Bangladesh
  • Sakhipur, Tangail, Bangladesh
  • Shahjadpur, Sirajganj, Bangladesh
  • Shahjahanpur, Madhabpur, Bangladesh
  • Shajahanpur, Bogra, Bangladesh
  • Shariatpur, Bangladesh
  • Sherpur, Bangladesh
  • Sherpur, Bogra, Bangladesh
  • Shibpur, Narsingdi, Bangladesh
  • Shyampur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sreepur, Magura, Bangladesh
  • Sreepur, Gazipur, Bangladesh
  • Sutrapur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Ulipur, Kurigram, Bangladesh
  • Wazirpur, Barisal, Bangladesh

Sylhet Division[edit]

  • Adampur, Kamalganj
  • Angura Muhammadpur, Beanibazar
  • Badalpur, Ajmiriganj
  • Bishwamvarpur
  • Dakshin Shahbazpur, Barlekha
  • Gazipur, Chunarughat
  • Hajipur, Kulaura
  • Haydarpur, Chhatak
  • Islampur, Jagannathpur
  • Islampur, Kamalpur
  • Jagadispur, Madhabpur
  • Jagannathpur
  • Jaintiapur
  • Jahedpur, Chhatak
  • Kadirpur, Kulaura
  • Kanakpur, Moulvibazar
  • Lascarpur, Habiganj
  • Machimpur, Sylhet
  • Madhabpur
  • Madhabpur, Kamalganj
  • Madhobpur Lake, Kamalganj
  • Mahammedpur, Chhatak
  • Mirpur, Jagannathpur
  • Mostafapur, Moulvibazar
  • Nidhanpur, Sylhet
  • Nijbahadurpur, Barlekha
  • Nizampur, Habiganj
  • Noorpur, Habiganj
  • Nurpur, Fenchuganj
  • Nurpur, Sayestaganj
  • Rahimpur, Kamalganj
  • Sharifpur, Kulaura
  • Sripur, Sylhet
  • Sunampur, Golapganj
  • Syedpur, Jagannathpur
  • Tahirpur
  • Tajpur, Osmani Nagar
  • Talimpur, Barlekha

India[edit]

  • Alipur, Bihar Delhi, India
  • Babar Pur, Delhi
  • Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh India
  • Biranarasingh Pur, Orissa
  • Dayal Pur Delhi
  • Raipur, Chhattisgarh
  • Ferozpur, Punjab, India
  • Gokal Pur, Delhi
  • Gurdaspur, Punjab, India
  • Hakim Pur, Punjab, India
  • Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
  • Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Jamalpur, Bangladesh
  • Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Khanpur, Delhi
  • Khanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Kolhapur, Maharastra, India
  • Libas Pur, Delhi
  • Manipur, India
  • Mithe Pur, Delhi
  • Mubarakpur, India
  • Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
  • Saghar Pur, Punjab
  • Sampur, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
  • Sangrampur, Siwan, Bihar, India
  • Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Sultan Pur, Delhi
  • Sultanpur, Madhya Pradesh
  • Sultanpur, Uttarakhand
  • Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab, India
  • [[Sultanpur, Karnataka,
  • Sultanpur, Haryana
  • Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Vijay Pur, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Ziauddin Pur, Delhi
  • All pages with titles containing Pur

Pakistan[edit]

  • Bahadur Pur, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Fateh Pur, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Khanpur, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Khanpur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Mirza Pur, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Mohri Pur, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Saadat Pur, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Seet pur, Punjab, Pakistan

Nepal[edit]

  • Bhaktpur
  • Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Bharatpur, Nepal
  • Janakpur
  • Tulsipur, Dang
  • Tikapur
  • Kohalpur
  • Kirtipur
  • Bhadrapur, Jhapa
  • Ishwarpur
  • Rajapur, Nepal
  • Krishnapur, Nepal
  • Rampur, Palpa
  • Chainpur, Sankhuwasabha
  • Bhojpur, Nepal
  • Shankharapur

Other[edit]

  • Battle of Gazipur, Bangladeshy
  • Lal Pur, Afghanistan

Pura[edit]

  • Amlapura, Bali, Indonesia
  • Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Azeem Pura, Pakistan
  • Dallo Pura, Delhi
  • Daulat Pura, Pakistan
  • Gobind Pura, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Islam Pura, Karachi
  • Jangpura, Delhi
  • Jayapura, Indonesia
  • Madan Pura, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Manpura, Bhola, Bangladesh
  • Mempura, Riau, Indonesia
  • Mochi Pura, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Martapura, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Mangupura, Bali, Indonesia
  • Narayan Pura, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Raipura, Narsingdi, Bangladesh
  • Ranbir Pura, Punjab, India
  • Roshan Pura, Delhi
  • Sangkapura, Bawean, Indonesia
  • Semarapura, Bali, Indonesia
  • Sheikhupura, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, Sri Lanka
  • Siak Sri Indrapura, Riau, Indonesia
  • Sikandar Pura, Punjab, Pakistan
  • All pages with titles containing Pura

Pore[edit]

See also[edit]

  • -abad
  • -land
  • -stan
  • -patnam
  • -desh
  • Ganj (disambiguation)
  • Khurd and Kalan

References[edit]

  1. Tej Ram Sharma (1978). Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions. Concept Publishing Co., Delhi. pp. 224–225. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  • Rau Wilhelm 1976 The Meaning of pur in Vedic Literature; Mϋnchen, W Finck.
  • Vedic Index (1912), 2 vols 1995 edition, by A. A. Macdonell and A. B. Keith: M Banarsidass, Delhi.
  • Kazanas, Nicholas: Rig Vedic Pur, 2004


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