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Isogrammic Place Names

Gumpoldskirchen - 15 different letters

Anu Garg’s A.Word.A.Day newsletter theme of the week (January 24, 2011) was isograms — words which do not repeat any of their letters.

In the weekly follow-up newsletter, Al Reynolds pointed out several places in the UK with isogrammic names, Plymouth with 8, Ilfracombe with 10, and Buckfastleigh with 13. He wondered if there were place names with more than 13 letters where none appear more than once.

I wondered, too, so I ran a little program on the geonames.org database of over 8 million place names. The answers depend on the rules for the search, so I grouped the results into the tables below. Click on the name to google for more information or click the globe icon to find the place on the map. The two letter country codes are decoded at iso.org.

Single word Isogrammic Place Names
LettersPlaceMapCountry
13AndruszkowicePL
13AuchobspringeNA
13BackelidstorpSE
13BlokangmesjidID
13BoviksfjardenSE
13BratschenkopfAT
13BridgehamptonUS
13BuckfastleighGB
13BuckinghampetIN
13BuiksloterhamNL
13BuslingthorpeGB
13BystrzanowicePL
13ChampforgeuilFR
13ChegtloufkariMR
13ChernoglavtsiBG
13ChristlumkopfAT
13ClaydonspitzeAQ
13DrauschkowitzDE
13DruzhbinskoyeKZ
13DvurechanskiyUA
13FalovsgrundetSE
13FaulconbridgeAU
13FlasjogrundetSE
13GadzhulovskiyRU
13GamvikfjordenNO
13GorbachevskiyRU
13GorbitzhausenDE
13GramlenovskiyRU
13GrimolzhausenDE
13GrubachspitzeAT
13HogmyrsvedjanSE
13HolbankspruitZA
13HuwelijkszorgSR
13IngevaldstorpSE
13JutviksholmenSE
13KisdombegyhazHU
13KleinraschutzDE
13KlitschendorfDE
13KorhanyszigetHU
13KupriyantsevoRU
13LeimbachskopfDE
13LermantovskiyRU
13LunkowitzbachAT
13LyviksfjardenSE
13ManchurovskiyRU
13MarksteinjochAT
13MatzleinsdorfAT
13MelkhoutsdrifZA
13MuslahnerkopfIT
13NagyszekiduloHU
13NyirmedpusztaHU
13ObergschwandtDE
13ObermaschwitzDE
13OberstampfingAT
13PalicuktemongID
13PalsbufjordenNO
13PatholmsvikenSE
13PitzschendorfDE
13PletnicsmajorHU
13PlotschgrabenAT
13ProbuzhdeniyaRU
13PutzleinsdorfAT
13QuitschenkopfDE
13SalbrechtkopfAT
13SaltbufjordenNO
13SalzburghofenDE
13SchlatzendorfAT
13SchlatzendorfDE
13SchmalzgrubenAT
13SchmilkendorfDE
13SchorlingkampDE
13SchwalbenkopfDE
13SchwarzenkopfDE
13SchwarzenkopfDE
13SchwarzenkopfDE
13SchwatzendorfDE
13SchwingerbaumDE
13SkjoldungebraGL
13SkogbyfjardenFI
13SpikarhovudetSJ
13SpitznagelhofDE
13SpringbokvleyNA
13StrekljinovacHR
13StrmoglavcineRS
13StrumpfelbachDE
13StrumpfelbachDE
13StrumpfelbachDE
13StrumpfelbachDE
13StubenwaldhofDE
13SzlichtyngowaPL
13SzlichtyngowaPL
13TolmachevskiyRU
13UnterpilsbachAT
13UtviksfjardenSE
13VeldkampsbrugNL
13VigelandsbrukNO
13VincefopusztaHU
13VogtlandkreisDE
13WaldprechtingAT
13WickartsmuhleDE
13WickermanshofDE
13WildskopfchenDE
13WindmuhlackerAT
13WutschigrabenAT
14BildoystraumenNO
14BlacksogrundetFI
14BricklehamptonGB
14BudszentmihalyHU
14DjupbackholmenSE
14DyviksholmarneFI
14FjordungakvislIS
14HamviksgrundetSE
14HinterwaldkopfDE
14HodenpijlsbrugNL
14KleindobschutzDE
14KleinhaugsdorfAT
14KobitzschwaldeDE
14KormendipusztaHU
14LanghoekspruitZA
14LeitzgrundbachDE
14MoschitzgrabenAT
14PulschnitzbergDE
14SchmitzdorFgenDE
14SteinbruchwaldDE
14SturmvogelbachAQ
14UnterwolfsbachAT
15DjupbacksholmenSE
15GumpoldskirchenAT
15HoglycksfjardenSE
15HondeblafspruitZA
15KivholmsfjardenFI
15MadritschengupfAT
15MalitschkendorfDE
15StrichwandkogelAT
Isogrammic Place Names with other characters
LettersPlaceMapCountry
14Ab-i-Gum Levy PostPK
14Badenhorst KuilZA
14Banc du Gros IletMQ
14Bear Gulch PondsCA
14BildoystraumenNO
14Bishop and ClerkAU
14Black Fox SpringUS
14Blackjoe SpringUS
14BlacksogrundetFI
14Blandorf-WichteDE
14Bolstridge CampUS
14Bowl and PitcherUS
14Bowlens PyramidUS
14Breakdown GulchUS
14BricklehamptonGB
14Brimstone GulchUS
14Brimstone GulchCA
14Bruno Lake DitchUS
14Buckin' Horse DamUS
14Buckingham FordUS
14Buckingham WestUS
14Buckland ForestUS
14Buckmaster PondUS
14BudszentmihalyHU
14Budzislaw GornyPL
14Buhtovyj, lednikAQ
14Burton Gas FieldUS
14Busy Parking LotUS
14Camp NorthfieldUS
14Campfire SloughUS
14Chak Forty-six DBPK
14Chak Forty-six MBPK
14Chak Forty-six WBPK
14Chak Sixty-four PPK
14Chak Sixty-one DBPK
14Chak Sixty-one DBPK
14Chamsiryuk-tongKR
14Charlton MuskegCA
14Chew PlaygroundUS
14City of NewburghUS
14City of ShagelukUS
14City of WashburnUS
14City of WashburnUS
14City of WashburnUS
14Dark Gulch PointCA
14Davenport GulchUS
14Delta BrunswickCA
14Devils Hump TankUS
14Devils Knob CampUS
14DjupbackholmenSE
14Dock Flat SpringUS
14Dock Flat SpringUS
14Dolni Stare BukyCZ
14Dougherty BasinUS
14Dynamite SloughUS
14DyviksholmarneFI
14Edinburgh SwampAU
14Elks CampgroundUS
14Estacion MurphyAR
14Falmouth BridgeUS
14Falmouth SpringUS
14Fish PlaygroundUS
14Fitzgerald KnobUS
14Five Bough SwampAU
14FjordungakvislIS
14Forst JadkemuhlDE
14Forst JudenbachDE
14Forst MagenbuchDE
14Francuski HotelPL
14Fulkerson DitchUS
14Fulkerson DitchUS
14Garfield CountyUS
14Garfield CountyUS
14Garfield CountyUS
14Garfield CountyUS
14Garfield CountyUS
14Garfield CountyUS
14Girl Scout HavenUS
14Gold Quartz MineUS
14Gold Quartz MineUS
14Growney StadiumUS
14Gruschwitz PondCA
14HamviksgrundetSE
14Harveys Big PondCA
14Hazel Run, City ofUS
14Hickorynut LeadUS
14Hinterm WolpfadDE
14HinterwaldkopfDE
14HodenpijlsbrugNL
14Holding PastureUS
14Holding PastureUS
14Holt Cave SpringUS
14Hotel BrunswickUS
14Hotel GambrinusIT
14Hotel GambrinusIT
14HOTEL GAMBRINUSIT
14Humble City ParkUS
14Humboldt SpringUS
14Humboldt SpringUS
14Humboldt SpringUS
14Jedburgh PlainsNZ
14Joe Black SpringUS
14John Quimby ParkUS
14Kampung Che DrisMY
14Kehl CampgroundUS
14Keitzman SloughUS
14King Forest CampUS
14KleindobschutzDE
14KleinhaugsdorfAT
14KobitzschwaldeDE
14KormendipusztaHU
14Krajewo BudzilyPL
14Lamberson DitchUS
14Lamberson DitchUS
14LanghoekspruitZA
14LeitzgrundbachDE
14Lichtenau FjordGL
14Lightbourn's CayBS
14Locust View FarmUS
14Long Key ViaductUS
14Mansfield GroupUS
14Marvel TownshipZW
14Matschuner KopfAT
14McIntyre SloughUS
14MoschitzgrabenAT
14Mount DrygalskiHM
14Mount GriesbachCA
14North BuckfieldUS
14Olympic GardensJM
14Ostra DjupvikenSE
14Phumi Boeng SvayKH
14Phumi Boeng TrasKH
14Phumi Krang SbovKH
14Phumi Krang SbovKH
14Phumi Sre Tang YoKH
14Phumi Svay TrengKH
14Pike County FarmUS
14Polder SchuwagtNL
14Polder TchingamTD
14Prud TambovskiyRU
14PulschnitzbergDE
14Reickman SloughUS
14Rocky Flats MineUS
14Ruchey SligovkaRU
14Samdrup CholingBT
14SchmitzdorFgenDE
14Shlyuz Nomer DvaRU
14Smith Clove ParkUS
14Snowbird ChapelUS
14Snowdrift GulchUS
14Soltan Pir GheybIR
14South CambridgeUS
14South CambridgeUS
14Southfield ParkUS
14Southfield ParkUS
14Southfield ParkUS
14Southfield ParkUS
14Southfield ParkUS
14Sredniy ToguzakRU
14Srednji BukovacHR
14SteinbruchwaldDE
14Stepanov KlyuchRU
14Stepanov-KlyuchKZ
14Sterup-DingholzDE
14Stocking PelhamGB
14Stocking PelhamGB
14Stoney Lick FarmUS
14Stora HycklingeSE
14SturmvogelbachAQ
14Sulzgraben KopfDE
14Sunflower DitchUS
14Tonier Gulch DamUS
14Torpy Gulch MineUS
14UnterwolfsbachAT
14Van der Wijck TopSR
14Van Stockum BergSR
14Vrletni DubocajBA
14West GobindapurBD
14West PlaygroundUS
14West RockinghamUS
14Whites Camp ForkUS
14Wick PlaygroundUS
14Wild Monkey TrapUS
14Windbrache-KopfDE
14Wolf Head SpringUS
14Wotkyns GlacierAQ
14WUXI GRAND HOTELCN
14Yolhuitz GrandeGT
15Bemis PlaygroundUS
15Byrkjelo CampingNO
15Chak Forty-Six D N BPK
15Chak Sixty-four DBPK
15Chak Sixty-four DBPK
15Devils Thumb ParkUS
15DjupbacksholmenSE
15Dwight Jones ParkUS
15GumpoldskirchenAT
15Hackstown BridgeIE
15Hawkesbury PointAU
15HoglycksfjardenSE
15HondeblafspruitZA
15Horn Field CampusUS
15Hotel Pansky DVURCZ
15Im Schwarzen KopfDE
15Jackstown BridgeUS
15Jay Buckle SpringUS
15Khajuri Levy PostPK
15KivholmsfjardenFI
15Lewis CampgroundUS
15MadritschengupfAT
15MalitschkendorfDE
15Meigs County ParkUS
15Nickles Worth DamUS
15Patin Dyke SloughUS
15Phumi Kbal StoengKH
15Plymouth GardensUS
15Rybij Khvost GulfAQ
15Sheldon City ParkUS
15Shelving Rock BayUS
15Smith PlaygroundUS
15Smith PlaygroundUS
15Smith PlaygroundUS
15Smith PlaygroundUS
15Smith PlaygroundUS
15Springbok FlacheNA
15StrichwandkogelAT
15The Black GroundsJM
15The Pyramids ClubUS
15Volney-Smith ParkUS
15West Jordan GulchUS
15White PlaygroundUS
15Wildsbacher KopfDE
16Alsop Ditch Number 1US
16Alsop Ditch Number 2US
16Bokum Lawyer DitchUS
16Devils Jump BranchUS
16Oldbury Shaft MineUS
16The Dumpling RocksUS
16Whites PlaygroundUS

† If you include the spaces and hyphens in the count, VOLNEY-SMITH PARK and WHITES PLAYGROUND are 17 characters long without repetition.