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- Kree Homeworld, Skrull World and Mojo World.
- DC Comics has Warworld, an artificial planet that can feasibly annihilate life on a global scale if left unchecked. Naturally, it's usually under the command of Mongul.
- As with the Video Game, the Swordquest tie-in comics have Earthworld, Fireworld, Waterworld, and Airworld.
- Everworld, though it's an odd example, since it doesn't really tell you anything about what the place is like.
- The part of the continent where all the action takes place in The Wheel of Time is called the Westlands, or the Wetlands by the people of a neighboring desert. The same area, and alternately, the whole planet, is called Randland by fans.
- Harry Harrison's To the Stars trilogy, which consists of Homeworld, Wheelworld, and Starworld.
- Also his Deathworld series.
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- Larry Niven seems to like to use place names as a humor element in his stories. Apparently people in his stories tend to name places after whatever first came to mind on seeing them. In addition to the Ringworld, his stories also feature planets named "Canyon", "Plateau", and "We Made It". Plateau's highest mountain is called "Mount Lookitthat".
- Norse Mythology does this with the nine worlds as most of them end with the word "Heim" (translates as world, land, and sometimes home).
- Paranoia adventure Send in the Clones. The adventure is split up into 3 segments titled "Sewerworld", "Bureaucracyworld" and "Entertainmentworld". They take place in the Absurdly Spacious Sewers, contorted Alpha Complex bureaucracy and the HPD & Mind Control section of NBD sector, respectively.
- The Greyhawk setting of Dungeons & Dragons has the island continent of Hepmonaland, and the nations of Keoland and Perrenland.
- In Mario Party 2, the reward for the winner of the game was to rename the land after themselves, so it could be Mario Land, Luigi Land, etc.
- Every single board had this sort of theme name. Space Land, Horror Land, Pirate Land, Western Land... the theme was kind of apparent in the name too.
- In Viewtiful Joe, the world of the silver screen is known as Movie Land. In the sequel, the Black Emperor and his syndicate Gedow try to take over not only Movie Land, but Movie World, the collective realm of cinematography itself.
- Mario Land in Super Mario Land 2. The first game and any sequels didn't have a place with a name in this format in though.
- Sherbet Land in the Super Mario Bros. series, which is also Edible Theme Naming and potentially Level Ate, with the Sherbet bit referring to the icy feel of the area. It's in Wario Land, Mario Kart and Mario Hoops 3 on 3, with a similar area called Sherbet Island popping up in Diddy Kong Racing
- The four games of the Swordquest series have an elemental theme name — Earthworld, Fireworld, Waterworld, and Airworld. Unfortunately, the last of the four games was never released because the series was cancelled.
- Dinosaur Land in Super Mario World. Which had a bit of a Prehistoria setting going on and was home to the Yoshis.
- Within the Ace Attorney series, there exists a theme park called Gatewater Land.
- Pac-Land from Pac-Man.
- In The Fairly OddParents, in addition to "Fairy World", there's also a Dairy World, Hairy World, and Scary World, all of which are pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- In The Powerpuff Girls, "The City of Townsville" is an example of both this trope and Department of Redundancy Department, as the suffix "ville" also means "city".
- The native homeland of the eponymous character of Mr. Bogus is called Bogusland.
- The PBS animated series WordWorld, where everything's made out of words. Literally.
- Every single location in the Super Mario Bros television series had a name in this format. You had the James Bond themed Spy Land, the Mad Max themed Car Land, the fairly obvious Pirate World and even the somewhat twist on the formula with its naming El Desert Land and a Mexican theme.