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Furtho
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... specific natural geographical features: a nearby mountain, lake, river or what have you. Nicknames would also be acceptable.

My suspicion is that there are surprisingly few of them, in contrast with representations of local industry via names like Stahl Eisenhuttenstadt or nicknames such as The Hatters. Me being me, I can think of a small number of Japanese examples - but Albanian side Tomori Berat is about the only one in Europe that comes to mind (Tomori's a mountain overlooking the town of Berat). Surely there must be others?

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River Plate (both the Argentine and Uruguyan clubs).
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Holyhead Mountain Rangers used to play in the Anglesey league.

As you were ...

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Romanian first division team Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt are named after the Ceahlau mountain that overlooks the town of Piatra Neamt. Plus they should appeal to ursus:
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Aberystwyth means (in Welsh) 'mouth of the river Ystwyth', but that's the name of the town too, so does that count?
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Betis is the Latin name for the river Guadalquivir.
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Erzegebirge Aue (the "Iron Ore Mountains")
Chernomorets ("Black Sea") in Bulgaria and Ukraine

There aren't lots, though.

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Jorge - no, sorry.

UA - there aren't, are there? I wonder why that might be. But let's wait to see if anyone chips in with any more examples.

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Ararat Yerevan is named after the Armenian mountain which today is in Turkey.

Dnepr Dnepropetovsk is named after River Dnepr.

Isn't Dukla a mountain in the Czech Republic?

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Ararat Yerevan in Armenia
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Back to Romania, and Ligue II Serie 1 (the second flight is divided into two regions) features three such teams:
Dunărea Galaţi
Dunărea Giurgiu

(Dunărea is the Romanian word for Danube)
and
Delta Tulcea
(Tulcea is on the Danube delta)

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While Ligue II Serie 2 features Mureşul Deva , where the Mures is the river that flows through Deva
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The Dukla turns out to be a mountain pass between Poland and what is now Slovakia, and was the site of major battles in both WWI and WWII.

Ad hoc reminds me of Danubio of Uruguay (and that is a very stylish badge up thread).

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Central Coast Mariners?
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