Many Websites give bogus answers in preference to giving an error message or asking for disambiguation. Google Maps has gotten better over the years, but still does this at times.
I recently wanted to know where the city of Ontario, California is. I typed in “Ontario, CA” and got the Canadian province. I had to append “, USA” to get the U.S. city to see what I wanted.
I did not get asked to clarify, but at least Google Maps did list both in its top five list. I have sometimes been unable to find a community in some countries where community names are often repeated.
Try looking for Springfield if you do not know which state it is in. You can not get a full list on Google Maps, because there are so many. (Most U.S. states have a Springfield.)
If you specify “Paris, UK”, Google Maps will serve you Paris, France with no indication of an error.
As a parting shot, did you know that New York is in the U.K.? It is just northwest of Boston.