Elements 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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Thulium (ancient name of Scandinavia) Francium. (France the country) Polonium. (Poland the country) Ruthenium. (Russia the country) Europium (continent not country) Americium (continent
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It's Argentina, from the Latin "Argentum" meaning Silver.
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According to http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Which_country_… it would be Argentina. The country wasn't named directly after the element, though
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