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Places ending with X

Last updated: Apr 27, 2018

This is a fun exercise in thinking of cities that end with the letter 'X'. It was originally asked by a Trippy member from Phoenix, a city which ends in X. They assumed that there are probably more cities in Europe than the U.S. that end in X. Can you think of any to add to the list?

The list

  • Halifax
  • Montreux
  • Niex
  • Appomattax
  • Guadix
  • Faifax
  • Sussex
  • Middlesex
  • Chamonix
  • Roubaix
  • and many more...

Here are some funny answers:

"AX Armani Exchange :)"
"Botox, If Meg Ryans face counts as a place name"
"I did not know there is a city named CLIMAX :)"

Here are places that are not really cities:

"There is an island in Mexico called Holbox, but that is not a city."
"All the "...sex's" in england and there are lots of them are counties not cities.."
"I think I have been to zzyzx, but ti's not really a city --- all it had if I remember right was a store selling Dates :)"

What about France?

"Heaps in France ending with -eux, -oux, -eix, -ieux, -eaux ..."
"Yes we have loads, just a few here: Bordeaux, Meaux, Combloux, Morlaix, Dreux, Chateauroux, Morcenx, Venissieux."

In which countries would 'X' be uncommon?

"Pretty sure we do not have any place names in denmark that ends with an X. Very uncommon letter in denmark."
"Same with Norway. X is very little used"
"We don't have x-ending places, we don't even have X in any Finnish word (I think)"
"same thing in Philippines where I grew up and also in other Asian countries - no letter x"

The complete(?) list

"Aflex, KY. Ajax, KY. Alex, OK. Alix, OK. Apex, NC and NY. Appomattox, VA. Ar-Tux, Xinjiang Uygur China. Bertrix, Belgium. Blawnox, PA. Bordeaux, France and WY. Brodnax, VA. Bronx, NY. Camp Dix, KY. Cazaux, France. Charlevoix, MI and Quebec. Chateauroux, France. Choix, Mexico. Clervaux, Luxembourg. Climax, CO GA KS KY MI MN NC NY and PA. Colfax, CA IA IL IN LA NC ND NM WA WI and WV. Comox, British Columbia. Dax, France. Delacroix, LA. Denneux, OR. Dime Box, TX. Dix, IL and NE. Dole-Tavaux, France. Essex, CA CT IA IL MA MD MO MT NC NY and VT. Evreux, France. Fairfax, CA IA MN MO OH OK SC SD VA and VT. Fifty Six, AR. Flying Fox, Northern Territory Australia. Fort Dix, NJ. Fort Knox, KY. Fox, AR MT OK and OR. Galax, VA. Haddix, KY. Halifax, KY MA NC PA VA VT and Nova Scotia. Hannacroix, NY. Helix, OR. Hendrix, OK. Herstmonceux, United Kingdom. Index, KY and WA. Knox, IN ME ND NY and PA. Lafox, IL. Ledoux, NM. Lemieux, Qeubec. Lennox, CA and SD. Lenox, AL GA IA KY MA MI MO and TN. Little Sioux, IA. Lomax, IL NC and TX. Lulea-Kallax, Sweden. Lux, MS. Lynx, OH. Maddox, MD. Max, MN ND and NE. Meaux, LA. Meraux, LA. Middlesex, NC NJ NY and VT. Modane Avrieux, France. Morlaix, France. Mount Helix, CA. Nassawadox, VA. Nerinx, KY. New Lenox, IL. Ninety Six, SC. North Middlesex, VT. Onyx, CA. Paradox, CO and NY. Pax, WV. Perigueux, France. Phenix, VA. Phlox, WI. Phoenix, AZ IL MD NY and OR. Portage Des Sioux, MO. Rax, Austria. Redfox, KY. Rex, GA NC and OR. Roubaix, SD. Rubidoux, CA. Saint Croix, IN. Salix, IA and PA. Sauze D'Oulx, Italy. Seventy Six, KY. Silex, MO. Smilax, KY. Stanwix, NY. Startex, SC. Sussex, NJ VA WI and WY. Thibodaux, LA. Wax, KY. West Halifax, VT. West Middlesex, PA. Wibaux, MT. Wilcox, NE and PA. Willcox, AZ. Wysox, PA."


Here's the original discussion:



a VirtualTourist member from Phoenix asked on Feb 24, 2013

Miscellaneous

Cities ending with X

We live in Phoenix, a city which ends in X. Without googling, how many city names that end with X can you come up with? Haha, I think Europeans are at an advantage on this question :)



56 Answers


answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

hahahaha .... AX Armani Exchange :)




answered by
a VT member from Canberra

Halifax




answered by
claus andersen from Denmark

There is an island in Mexico called Holbox, but that is not a city.

Pretty sure we do not have any place names in denmark that ends with an X. Very uncommon letter in denmark.




answered by
daarth (VT refugee) from Bergen

Same with Norway. X is very little used




answered by
claus andersen from Denmark

Switzerland has Montreux though.




answered by
a VT member from Hengelo

Niex (in Germany)




answered by
a VT member from Beersheba

Jeez Norman, what a question... I could only think of ones that I have visited - Appomattax in the US (not positive of spelling) Guadix in Spain Fairfax in California I know that there are a bunch in England but Sussex is the only one I know how to spell. I do believe there is a Middlesex or somesuch... Martin




answered by
a VT member from Canberra

All the "...sex's" in england and there are lots of them are counties not cities..




answered by
a VT member from Donegal

Chamonix in France




answered by
claus andersen from Denmark

Roubaix in France. Home of a famous bicycle ride.




answered by
a VT member from Lyon

Heaps in France ending with -eux, -oux, -eix, -ieux, -eaux ...




answered by
a VT member from La Gouesnière

Yes we have loads, just a few here: Bordeaux, Meaux, Combloux, Morlaix, Dreux, Chateauroux, Morcenx, Venissieux.




answered by
claus andersen from Denmark

Botox, If Meg Ryans face counts as a place name




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

that;s pretty good! :)




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

hahahahaha




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

eight cities, awsome!




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

yes, Middlesex is an interesting name for a city :)




answered by
a VT member from Tampere

We don't have x-ending places, we don't even have X in any Finnish word (I think), but it's coming to be a habit (for younger people) to change our ks to x in web writings. X is included to our alphabets but used only in some foreing based proper nouns (like Max).




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

Well done, VT friends! I was thinking about this because we are going to Chamonix this summer- will bring JumpingFamily to highest point in western Europe (Mont Blanc) :)

But some people have actually seriously researched on cities ending with X, and I googled it and here is what appears to be a complete LIST OF CITIES ENDING WITH X:

Aflex, KY. Ajax, KY. Alex, OK. Alix, OK. Apex, NC and NY. Appomattox, VA. Ar-Tux, Xinjiang Uygur China. Bertrix, Belgium. Blawnox, PA. Bordeaux, France and WY. Brodnax, VA. Bronx, NY. Camp Dix, KY. Cazaux, France. Charlevoix, MI and Quebec. Chateauroux, France. Choix, Mexico. Clervaux, Luxembourg. Climax, CO GA KS KY MI MN NC NY and PA. Colfax, CA IA IL IN LA NC ND NM WA WI and WV. Comox, British Columbia. Dax, France. Delacroix, LA. Denneux, OR. Dime Box, TX. Dix, IL and NE. Dole-Tavaux, France. Essex, CA CT IA IL MA MD MO MT NC NY and VT. Evreux, France. Fairfax, CA IA MN MO OH OK SC SD VA and VT. Fifty Six, AR. Flying Fox, Northern Territory Australia. Fort Dix, NJ. Fort Knox, KY. Fox, AR MT OK and OR. Galax, VA. Haddix, KY. Halifax, KY MA NC PA VA VT and Nova Scotia. Hannacroix, NY. Helix, OR. Hendrix, OK. Herstmonceux, United Kingdom. Index, KY and WA. Knox, IN ME ND NY and PA. Lafox, IL. Ledoux, NM. Lemieux, Qeubec. Lennox, CA and SD. Lenox, AL GA IA KY MA MI MO and TN. Little Sioux, IA. Lomax, IL NC and TX. Lulea-Kallax, Sweden. Lux, MS. Lynx, OH. Maddox, MD. Max, MN ND and NE. Meaux, LA. Meraux, LA. Middlesex, NC NJ NY and VT. Modane Avrieux, France. Morlaix, France. Mount Helix, CA. Nassawadox, VA. Nerinx, KY. New Lenox, IL. Ninety Six, SC. North Middlesex, VT. Onyx, CA. Paradox, CO and NY. Pax, WV. Perigueux, France. Phenix, VA. Phlox, WI. Phoenix, AZ IL MD NY and OR. Portage Des Sioux, MO. Rax, Austria. Redfox, KY. Rex, GA NC and OR. Roubaix, SD. Rubidoux, CA. Saint Croix, IN. Salix, IA and PA. Sauze D'Oulx, Italy. Seventy Six, KY. Silex, MO. Smilax, KY. Stanwix, NY. Startex, SC. Sussex, NJ VA WI and WY. Thibodaux, LA. Wax, KY. West Halifax, VT. West Middlesex, PA. Wibaux, MT. Wilcox, NE and PA. Willcox, AZ. Wysox, PA.




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

I did not know there is a city named CLIMAX :)




answered by
a VT member from Hengelo

Norman,

So, where's Niex in your search result?

BTW This reminds me of a question I posted a couple of years back, about meeting members with a nick name that started with an X.

PJ




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

same thing in Philippines where I grew up and also in other Asian countries - no letter x --- instead x is replaced by "ks" preceeded by a vowel :)




answered by
a VT member from Tampere

Ah, thank you for you list, that remind me that I am a Foooool! Finland has two official languages and we have lot of official names in Swedish also. There are a lot of "lax" ending place names here (it's a Bay)! Luckily those were missing from you list also :)




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

not sure if it is a complete list


also I don't see what mentioned - Aix....

That's an interesting VT name to have X as a start, I can remember one "xymmot"

I hope nobody is named XXX - probably not allowed, haha UPDATE: I searched XXX under member names and there is one from ATLANTA (inactive member I think)




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

haha - I did not know Swedish is also considered an official language in Finland........and yes - it is surprising there are so many cities ending with X


some places were probably not included in list maybe because they are counties or districts, or maybe the one who made list just forgot :)




answered by
a VT member from Canberra

That's nothing hahhaha - I recently compiled a listing of risque places you might want to visit in Australia

Have a look here [original VT link]




answered by
a VT member from La Gouesnière

Norman, perhaps it depends on the meaning of the word "cities". It has become more generalised in use today, but years ago a place wasn't called a city if it didn't have a cathedral.




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

LOL on those city names - I like HumpyBong on your list, haha




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

yes, I think there are many more places ending in X which is not on the list because it fell short of being called a city...




answered by
a VT member from Apeldoorn

What about Zzyzx in California !! (flickr.com/photos/vtveen/673...




answered by
claus andersen from Denmark

In that case Beijing is not a city either




answered by
a VT member from Hengelo

Norman,

A check of the Dutch names in the VT database: Provincie Zeeland > Molembaix Provincie Limburg > Stox

PJ




answered by
a VT member from London

Without wishing to sound pedantic but all the "sexes" mentioned in England like Essex, Sussex and Middlesex are counties and not cities.




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

haha, I had to find out what "peadantic" means :)




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

I think I have been to zzyzx, but ti's not really a city --- all it had if I remember right was a store selling Dates :)




answered by
a VT member from Phoenix

Stox - also not in the list I found, haha - the list is so incomplete :)




answered by
a VT member from La Gouesnière

Claus, it does state "years ago" etc etc. Which means when I was at school, that's what we were taught. Does Beijing have a cathedral ? I must admit I don't know and I really don't care.




answered by
a VT member from Beersheba

Shalom: Interesting observation Paul, about "a place wasn't called a city if it didn't have a cathedral". That must be a European convention, for example here in Israel the ancient city of Jerusalem predates christianity by centuries and it did not have a cathedral but was still called a city. We can name many more of course but was there some type of law in effect not allowing the designation "city" until a cathedral was built?




answered by
a VT member from La Gouesnière

Hi Martin, That may be only a British definition Martin, at school we learnt that places like Cardiff was a city (had a cathedral) but Swansea wasn't, it was a town. There are other ones, St. Davids in Wales has less than 2000 inhabitants but is a city, has its own cathedral dedicated to St. David. Why this was is now forgotten in the ether of yesteryear.




answered by
a VT member from Tampere

If you look city definitions in Wiki you found that we all have different specs for city. Taking strickly the Finnish rules I live in a village (of 215 000 inhabitants).




answered by
a VT member from Beersheba

Hahaha, okay, so Arad, where I live and has a population of only about 30,000 and no cathedral is not a city, nor town, or even a village...what is smaller than a village but is still not a farm ? I guess Arad will have to settle for its "X" only marking its spot on the map ^O^




answered by
a VT member from Tampere

The Finn rule for being town (at least it used to be) is more than 50 000 inhabitants AND more than 500/square kilometer. The last figure with us is a little more than 300. Village People!

Martin, we have C, T, village, smokes (a group of houses with chimneys) and a smoke :)




answered by
claus andersen from Denmark

You have a cathedral in Arad Martin.

It's called Musa




answered by
claus andersen from Denmark

Muza sorry. spelled it wrong.




answered by
a VT member from Beersheba

Sorry Claus you are incorrect, the Muza pub is not a cathedral it may be the holy grail of Arad though ^O^ All VTers are welcomed there of course (and we were there last night just to check).




answered by
a VT member from Hengelo

Hey, Did I miss an Arad waterhole?! PJ




answered by
claus andersen from Denmark

The only places i pay worship are places like Muza.




answered by
claus andersen from Denmark

I also like that Arad and Muza are close to a town called Beer sheba




answered by
claus andersen from Denmark

Being in the middle of the mediteranian sea there has surely been influnces from all sides over the centuries. I have noticed that you have a lot of X's in place names in Malta aswell.




answered by
claus andersen from Denmark

Mabye it is.

The maltese language sounds like half arabic to me aswell.




answered by
a VT member from Hengelo

I was looking in Maltese city names earlier today. Indeed a handful of x-es, but not at the end (for what I could see).

PJ




answered by
a VT member from London

I'm in Malta at the minute and yes, there are a lot of X's in names but I don't know of one at the end of a placename. Thre is a little fishing village that ends in two letters K which must be unusual. I hope to go there on Sunday. Yes, the Maltede language sounds very strange to my uneducated ear. At times it feels Italian, hardly surprisingly, but then it changes into the more throaty sounds of Arabic talk. I really cannot pin it down although ti is not a problem as everyone speaks English. I found out that it is the only Semitic language sritten in Roman script, although it has 30 letters inculding a strange H with a double bar that I have never seen anywhere else. Yes, Claus, there has certainly been influence from all over here. I learend some more about it today - fascinatiing place.

As for the cathedral thing I am not sure it still holds strictly true. Weren't a number of p0laces elevated to city status a few years ago by Royal Decree? I have a feelng Lisburn in Northern Ireland may be one but don't quote me on that. It certainly does not have a Cathedral aqlthough that is what I was taught at school as well. I think I was only taught that as being applicable to UK. I beleive St. David's in Wales was the smallest Cathedral City as it has a Cathdral and not much else. My mate got married there some years ago, so I'll ask him when I get home.




answered by
a VT member from Hengelo

, I had to double check Marsaxlokk

PJ




answered by
a VT member from London

Apparently it is pronounced Marsashlock and has a great fish market on Sundays. I know there are VT pages on it, so that looks like a plan if I can get up after another "hospitable" Maltese Saturday night. They really are friendly here!




answered by
a VT member from La Gouesnière

St Davids, not much else ????? And what about the Celtic cross in the middle of the "city" and St Non's chapel and well where St David was supposed to have been born. Ah la la Fergy (says me with one of those Gallic shrugs) you need to get out and discover the hidden corners of the UK (and believe me, the chapel IS well hidden). And THAT is bloody difficult with less than 2000 people mooning about the place.




answered by
a VT member from Torino

I've been to a few places in Italy which are not included in the list: Oulx, Jovenceaux, Laux, Usseaux, which are all near home (Torino province), and Arbatax in Sardinia.




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