Which elements are named after countries?

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Ten of the periodic elements were named after places. The element Americium (symbol AM), was named after America. Francium was named for France, as was Gallium which was taken from the word "Gallia", the Latin name for France. Germanium was discovered by a German chemist and named after his home country. Polonium was discovered by Marie Curie and named for Poland and Scandium was named for Scandinavia.
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The only country named after an element is Argentina. Elements are Latin, they are not named for the person who discovered them.Latin for silver is argenti or argento.
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It's Argentina, from the Latin "Argentum" meaning Silver.
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The element that is named after the planet Pluto, remains radioactive for millions of years. The answer is plutonim.
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