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George·​town | \ ˈjȯrj-ˌtau̇n How to pronounce Georgetown (audio) \

Definition of Georgetown

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1 section of Washington, D.C., in the western part of the city
2 city in central Texas north of Austin population 47,400
3 city and port on the Atlantic in northeastern Guyana population 162,000

Note: Georgetown is the capital of Guyana.

George Town

geographical name (2)
\ ˈjȯrj-ˌtau̇n How to pronounce George Town (audio) \

Definition of George Town (Entry 2 of 2)

1 town and capital of the Cayman Islands on Grand Cayman Island
2 or Penang \ pə-​ˈnaŋ How to pronounce Penang (audio) , -​ˈnäŋ \ city and port on Penang Island, Malaysia population 234,930

Note: George Town is the capital of the Malaysian state of Penang.

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“Georgetown.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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