Places named after cats

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If you’ve got cat scratch fever, like aging rocker Ted Nugent, here are a few places named after cats that you might want to move to.

Cats are great. When they’re not busy being internet memes or ignoring you with a sarcastic look on their face, they’re stealthily killing local birds and there are far too many of those flapping about.

So if you’ve got cat scratch fever, like aging rocker Ted Nugent, here are a few places named after cats that you might want to move to.

Catford, London, England
Catford. Photo: Michael K Donnelly

Catford, London

This part of south east London used to be the home of one of Britain’s most famous greyhound racing stadiums until it closed in 2005.

Perhaps there were complaints that they were scaring all the cats, particularly that big one on the Catford Centre sign.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu. Photo: neiljs

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Kathmandu, Nepal

The city at the base of Everest is a required stop for mountain trekkers. Not many people know this, but Kathmandu is roughly translated as “Cats are so cool, dude”.

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Pussy, France
Un chat. Photo: boklm

Pussy, France

The cosy village of Pussy can be found in the south east of France in the Rhone-Alpes region. Being a tiny 18km2, it can be tricky to find – but follow the River Isere and when you reach Mont Bellachat, you should be able to uncover it.

If Italian and French were melded into one language, “Bellachat” itself would mean “beautiful cat” so that’s extra cat points right there.

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Cat Cat Village
Waterfall in Cat Cat Village. Photo: Eddy Vaudel

Cat Cat Village, Vietnam

So good they named it twice, Cat Cat is the name of the village and a beautiful waterfall too. Cat Cat Village is just 1km from Sapa town, in the Muong Hoa Valley. It is home to the Black Hmong ethnic minorities.

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Places named after cats was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Adam Zulawski