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Cities with at least 1.000.000 inhabitants in 2006
Cities with at least 1.000.000 inhabitants in 2006

A metropolis (in Greek μήτηρ, mētēr meaning mother and πόλις, pólis meaning city/town) is a big city,[1] in most cases with over half a million inhabitants in the city proper, and with a population of at least one million living in its urban agglomeration.[2] Big cities belonging to a larger urban agglomeration, but which are not the core of that agglomeration, are not generally considered a metropolis but a part of it. A metropolis is usually a significant economical, political and cultural center for some country or region, and an important hub for regional or international connections and communications. The plural of the word is most commonly metropolises, though metropoleis is sometimes used as well. // A metropolis is a city that is a major cultural or economic center. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 351 pixelsFull resolution (1425 × 625 pixels, file size: 64 KB, MIME type: image/png) Updated version of this map. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 351 pixelsFull resolution (1425 × 625 pixels, file size: 64 KB, MIME type: image/png) Updated version of this map. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... In the study of human settlements, an agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Economics Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Economics U.S. Economic Calendar Economics at the Open Directory Project Economics textbooks on Wikibooks The Economists Economics A-Z Institutions and organizations Bureau of Labor Statistics - from the American Labor Department Center... Politics is the process by which decisions are made within groups. ... The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... Look up Region in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In a broader sense, it refers to the city or state of origin of a colony (as of ancient Greece), a city regarded as a center of a specified activity, or a large important city. This article is about a type of political territory. ... The term ancient Greece refers to the periods of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. ...

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Antiquity

In the past, metropolis was the designation for a city or state of origin of a colony. Many large cities founded by ancient civilizations have been considered important world metropolises of its time due to their large populations and importance. Examples include Alexandria, Angkor, Antioch, Athens, Babylon, Beirut, Benares, Byblos, Cahokia, Carthage, Constantinople, Corinth, Damascus, Dholavira, Ephesus, Great Zimbabwe, Harappa, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Nanjing, Nineveh, Macchu Picchu, Mohenjo-Daro, Rome, Side, Siracuse, Tenochtitlan, Teotihuacan, Tikal, Tyre, Xian and Ur. Some of these ancient metropolises survived until the modern days and are among the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. This article is about a type of political territory. ... This article is about the city in Egypt. ... Map of the Angkor region in Cambodia. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Antakya. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... For other uses, see Babylon (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Lebanese city. ... Benares (also known as Banaras, Kashi, Kasi and Varanasi (वाराणसी)) is a Hindu holy city on the banks of the river Ganga or Ganges in the modern north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... The ruins of the Crusader castle in Byblos. ... Cahokia is the site of an ancient Native American city near Collinsville, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. ... Roman Carthage with former military harbor Carthage (Greek: , Latin: , from the Phoenician meaning new town; Arabic: ) refers both to an ancient city in Tunisia and to the civilization that developed within the citys sphere of influence. ... This article is about the city before the Fall of Constantinople (1453). ... Corinth, or Korinth (Greek: Κόρινθος, Kórinthos; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a Greek city-state, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. ... For other uses, see Damascus (disambiguation). ... Dholavira, an ancient metropolitan city, and locally known as Kotada Timba Prachin Mahanagar Dholavira, is one of the largest and most prominent archaeological sites in India, belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization. ... For the town in the southern United States, see Ephesus, Georgia. ... Great Zimbabwe is the name given to the remains of stone, sometimes referred to as the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, of an ancient Southern African city, located at in present-day Zimbabwe which was once the centre of a vast empire known as the Munhumutapa Empire (also called Monomotapa or Mwene... Location of Harappa in the Indus Valley. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Nanjing (disambiguation). ... , For other uses, see Nineveh (disambiguation). ... View of Machu Picchu Machu Picchu (sometimes called the Lost City of the Inca) is a well preserved Pre-Columbian town located on a high mountain ridge (at an elevation of about 6,750 feet) above the Urubamba valley in modern-day Peru. ... Mohenjo-daro (literally, mound of the dead), like Harappa, was a city of the Indus Valley civilization. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... An ancient time This page is about the town Side on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. ... Map of central Mediterranean Sea, showing location of Syracuse on the island of Sicily. ... Tenochtitlan, looking east. ... Teotihuacan was the largest Pre-Columbian known city in the Americas, and the name Teotihuacan is used to refer to the civilization this city dominated, which at its greatest extent included most of Mesoamerica. ... For other uses, see Tikal (disambiguation). ... Tyre (Arabic , Phoenician , Hebrew Tzor, Tiberian Hebrew , Akkadian , Greek Týros) is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. ... 1) The city of Xian in China 2) An alternative spelling of Christian, by analogy with Xmas as an alternative spelling of Christmas. ... For other uses, see Ur (disambiguation). ... This is a list of the oldest, still surviving, towns and cities in the world. ...


Etymology and modern usage

The word comes from the Greek metropolis ("mother city"), which is how the Greek colonies of antiquity referred to their original cities, with whom they retained cultic and political-cultural connections. The word was used in post-classical Latin for the chief city of a province, the seat of the government, and in particular ecclesiastically for the seat or see of a metropolitan bishop to whom suffragan bishops were responsible. This usage equates the province with the diocese or episcopal see. The Metropole was the name given to the English metropolitan center of the British Empire, i. ... Colonies in antiquity were city-states founded from a mother-city, not from a territory-at-large. ... The term ancient Greece refers to the periods of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... In hierarchical Christian churches, the rank of metropolitan bishop, or simply metropolitan, pertains to the diocesan bishop or archbishop (then more precisely called Metropolitan archbishop) of a metropolis; that is, the chief city of an old Roman province, ecclesiastical province, or regional capital. ... A suffragan bishop is a bishop subordinate to a metropolitan bishop. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... A see (from the Latin word sedem, meaning seat) is the throne (cathedra) of a bishop. ...


In modern usage the word is also used for a metropolitan area, a set of adjacent and interconnected cities clustered around a major urban center. In this sense "metropolitan" usually means "spanning the whole metropolis" (as in "metropolitan administration"); or "proper of a metropolis" (as in "metropolitan life", and opposed to "provincial" or "rural"). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ...


Global/world city

The concept of a Global city (or a World city) means a city that has a direct and tangible effect on global affairs through socioeconomic, cultural, and/or political means. The term has become increasingly familiar, because of the rise of globalization (i.e., global finance, communications, and travel). An attempt to define and categorize world cities by financial criteria was made by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network (GaWC), based primarily at Loughborough University in England. The study ranked cities based on their provision of "advanced producer services" such as accountancy, advertising, finance and law. The Inventory identifies three levels of world cities and several sub-ranks (See World cities ranking). “World city” redirects here. ... The rise of multinational corporations and outsourcing have played a crucial part in globalization. ... The global financial system (GFS) refers to those financial institutions and regulations that act on the international level, as opposed to those that act on a national or regional level. ... Communication is a process that allows organisms to exchange information by several methods. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Loughborough University is located in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire in the East Midlands of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Accountancy (profession) or accounting (methodology) is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information primarily used by managers, investors, tax authorities and other decision makers to make resource allocation decisions within companies, organizations, and public agencies. ... Advert redirects here. ... Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... “World city” redirects here. ...


A metropolis isn't necessarily a global city, or being one, it could not be among the top ranking due to its standards of living, development, and infrastructures. London could be considered the first Global City and modern metropolis in the world[citation needed]. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... “World city” redirects here. ...


Local definitions by country

Canada

Statistics Canada defines a census metropolitan area as one or more adjacent municipalities situated around a major urban core where the urban core has a population of at least 1,000,000.[3] Statistics Canada (French: Statistique Canada) is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... A census metropolitan area, or CMA is a Canadian census subdivision comprising a large urban area (known as the urban core) and adjacent areas (known as urban and rural fringes) that have a high degree of social and economic integration with the urban core. ...


India

In India, the Census Commission defines a metropolitan city as one having a population of over 4 million.[4] Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad are the six cities that qualify. Residents of these cities are also entitled to a higher House rent allowance. The figure only applies to the city region and not the conurbation. Now recently Bangalore and Hyderabad are considered Metropolitan cities, due to tremendous development in these cities. , Bombay redirects here. ... For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... , “Madras” redirects here. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... , For other uses, see Hyderabad. ...


United Kingdom

Various conurbations in the United Kingdom are considered to be metropolitan areas (see Metropolitan county). The term 'Metropolis' itself is rarely used. London is archaically referred to as 'the Metropolis', although in more recent times the term has also been used to describe Bolton by some of its citizens, albeit in a tongue-in-cheek fashion. A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ... The six metropolitan counties shown within England The metropolitan counties are a type of county-level subnational entity in current use in England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


United States

In the United States an incorporated area or group of areas having a population more than 50,000 is required to have a metropolitan planning organization in order to facilitate major infrastructure projects and to ensure financial solubility. Thus, a population of 50,000 or greater has been used as a de facto standard in the United States to define a metropolis. A similar definition is used by the United States Census Bureau. They define a metropolitan statistical area as at least one urbanized area of 50,000 or more inhabitants. In local government, incorporation occurs when municipalities such as cities, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs become self-governing entities under the laws of the state or province in which they are located. ... A metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is a regional transportation planning body that is required to approve transportation improvement plans for major infrastructure projects, to ensure that they are consistent with federal environmental legislation and that they are fiscally sound. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...


Metropole

Main article: Metropole

Like in the UK, in French and Portuguese language, the cognate word métropole (Fr.) / metrópole (Port.), designates the part of a country near or on the European continent; in the case of France, this would mean France without its overseas departments; for Portugal during the Portuguese Empire period, it used to be common to designate Portugal except its colonies (the Ultramar). The Metropole was the name given to the English metropolitan center of the British Empire, i. ... Portuguese (  or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is now Galicia (Spain) and northern Portugal from the Latin spoken by romanized Celtiberians about 1000 years ago. ... Look up cognate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Under the 1946 Constitution of the Fourth Republic, the French colonies of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana in the Caribbean and Réunion in the Indian Ocean became départements doutre-mer (Overseas departments) or DOMs. ... An anachronous map of the Portuguese Empire (1415-1999). ... This article refers to a colony in politics and history. ...


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Contemporary metropolises

According to the main definition at the top of this article, worldwide examples of modern-day metropolises by continent include the cities in the following non-exhaustive list: Animated, colour-coded map showing the various continents. ...


Africa

Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Freeway along the Ébrié Lagoon near the Plateau, Abidjans business district and centre of the city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Accra, population 1,970,400 (2005), is the capital of Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia. ... For the long-distance runner, see Addis Abebe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Panorama of the seaside from the kasbah Agadir (Arabic: أكادير, Berber (Amazigh): ) is a city in southwest Morocco, capital of the Souss-Massa-Dra region. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... This article is about the city in Egypt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Algeria. ... This article is about the capital of Algeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Madagascar. ... Nickname: Location of Antananarivo (red dot) in Madagascar Country Madagascar Founded 1625 Population (2001 census)  - City 1,403,449 Antananarivo (pronounced IPA [æntəˌnænəˈɹiːvoÊŠ] or [ɑːntəˌnɑːnəˈɹiːvoÊŠ]), population 1,403,449 (2001 census), is the capital of Madagascar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mali. ... View of Bamako Bamako district Bamako, population 1,690,471 (2006), is the capital of Mali, and is the biggest city in the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic. ... Bangui is the capital of and the largest city in the Central African Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Libya. ... Colourful buildings in the city centre. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Location of Benin City in Nigeria Benin City, a city (2006 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... This article is about the city named Brazzaville. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Nickname: Motto: Spes Bona (Latin for Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality Founded 1652 Government [1]  - Type City council  - Mayor Helen Zille  - City manager Achmat Ebrahim Area  - City 2,499 km²  (964. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... For other uses, see Casablanca (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea. ... Conakry or Konakry (Malinké: KÉ”nakiri) is the capital and largest city of Guinea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Algeria. ... Position of Constantine in Algeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Benin. ... Cotonou is the economic capital of Benin, as well as its largest city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... (City of Dakar, divided into 19 communes darrondissement) City proper (commune) Région Dakar Département Dakar Mayor Pape Diop (PDS) (since 2002) Area 82. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tanzania. ... Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... For other uses, see Durban (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sierra_Leone. ... For other places with the same name, see Freetown (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Fes redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zimbabwe. ... Map of Zimbabwe showing the location of Harare. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... // This article is about the city in South Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Location of Kaduna in Nigeria Kaduna is the state capital of Kaduna State. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Kano is the administrative center of the Kano State and the third largest city in Nigeria, in terms of geographical size, after Ibadan and Lagos. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sudan. ... Nickname: Khartoums location in Sudan Coordinates: , Government  - Governor Abdul Halim al Mutafi Population (2005)  - Urban Over 1 Million For other uses, see Khartoum (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Rwanda. ... Kigali, population 851,024 (2005), is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Kinshasa (formerly Léopoldville or, before 1960, also Leopoldstad) is the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region of Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Alternate uses: Lagos (disambiguation) Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria and, with its population of 13. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malawi. ... Location of Lilongwe in Malawi. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Togo. ... Lomé, estimated population 700,000 (1998), is the capital of Togo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Angola. ... Luanda (formerly called Loanda) is the largest city and capital of Angola. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Nickname: Location in the Congo Province Katanga Government  - Governor Moise Katumbi Area  - City 747 km²  (288. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zambia. ... Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mozambique. ... Maputo is the capital of Mozambique. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... For the record label, see Marrakesh Records. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Medresa Bou Inania in Meknes Meknes (Arabic: مكناس) is a city in northern Morocco, located 130 kilometres from the capital Rabat and 60 kilometres from Fes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Somalia. ... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ; Italian: ), is the largest city in Somalia, and its capital. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya, lying on the Indian Ocean. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liberia. ... Monrovia in the 1800s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Nairobi (pronounced IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chad. ... NDjamena, population 594,000 (1996), is the capital of Chad. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Niger. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Burkina_Faso. ... Goblins rule Ouagadougou is run by goblins who come out at night and the people you see walking around in the town are actually goblins in robotic suits that make them look like people. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Algeria. ... View of Oran Coat of arms of Oran Oran (Arabic:, pronounced Wahran) is a city in northwestern Algeria, situated on the Mediterranean coast. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Port Elizabeth is a city in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, at 33°58′ S 25°36′ E. The city is located on Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Port Harcourt is the capital city of Rivers State, Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritius. ... The arms of Port Louis Port Louis banking district, and the main avenue leading to the Government House (seen in the background) Port Louis (pronounced locally as paw-louee) is the capital of Mauritius. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Port Said (postcard around 1915) Port Said (31. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Country South Africa Province Gauteng Established 1855 Area  - City 1,644 km²  (634. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Mausoleum of Mohammed V through mosque ruins NASA image of Rabat Rabat (Arabic الرباط, transliterated ar-Rabāṭ or ar-Ribāṭ), population 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Sfax, Looking across the Place de la Republique towards the Town Hall. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... View from the Abou Nawas Hotel over to the main beach in Sousse (Bou Jaafar) The Ribat of Sousse Sousse (Arabic سوسة Susa), is a city of Tunisia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... A view of Tangier bay at sunrise as seen from Cape Malabata Tangier - Avenue Mohammed VI Tangier (Tanja طنجة in Berber and Arabic, Tánger in Spanish, Tânger in Portuguese, and Tanger in French) is a city of northern Morocco with a population of 669,680 (2004 census). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Libya. ... Tripoli (Arabic: طرابلس Tarābulus) is the capital city of Libya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Namibia. ... --193. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Capitals in Africa | Cities in Cameroon ...

Asia

Eastern Asia

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Anshan (Chinese: ; pinyin: Ä€nshān; lit. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Baotou (Chinese: 包头; pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city and the largest city in Inner Mongolia, Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Peking redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Benxi (Chinese: 本溪; Hanyu Pinyin: BÄ›nxÄ«) is a prefecture-level city located in the Liaoning province of China, south-southeast of Shenyang. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Busan Metropolitan City, also known as Pusan[1] is the largest port city in the Republic of Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Changchun (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is the capital and largest city of Jilin province, located at the northeast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Changsha (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chang-sha) is the capital city of Hunan, a province of Southcentral China, located on the lower reaches of Xiangjiang river, a branch of the Yangtze River. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Not to be confused with Chengde. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Chiba (千葉市 Chiba-shi) is the capital city of Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Chongqing (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Chungching, also Chungking) is the largest and most populous of the Peoples Republic of Chinas four provincial-level municipalities, and the only one in the less densely populated western half of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of South Korea highlighting the city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of South Korea highlighting the city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Dalian (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Japanese: Dairen; Russian: Далянь, Dalian or Дальний, Dalny) is the governing sub-provincial city in the eastern Liaoning Province of Northeast China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Alternative meaning: Datong (Taipei City), Datong (Company) Datong (Chinese: 大同, Hanyu Pinyin: Dàtóng, WG: Ta-tung) is a city in the northern Shanxi Province in China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... This article is about a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Location within China Fushun (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a city in Liaoning, China, about 45 km from Shenyang, with a population about 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chou; BUC: Hók-ciÅ­; EFEO: Fou-Tcheou; also seen as Foochow or Fuchow) is the capital and the largest prefecture-level city of Fujian (福建) province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... position in Guizhou district of Guiyang View of Guiyang Typically known as the Forest City, Guiyang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is the capital of Guizhou province in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... This article is about Gwangju Metropolitan City. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Haikou on the map of China Haikou, situated at the north of Hainan island, is the capital of Hainan Province of the Peoples Republic of China and has an estimated population of 830,192 (2006), therefore by far the largest city on the island. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Hamamatsu (浜松市; -shi) is a city located in western Shizuoka, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Handan (Simplified: 邯郸; Traditional: 邯鄲; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city located in the southwestern part of Hebei Province of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Hangchow) is a sub-provincial city located in the Yangtze River Delta in the Peoples Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang province. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Harbin on a map of China For other meanings of Harbin, see Harbin (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Hefei (Chinese: 合肥; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hofei) is a prefecture-level city and the provincial capital of Anhui province, China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... For other uses, see Hiroshima (disambiguation). ... 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Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Geographic coordinates: 116º14 - 117º19 E, 23º02 - 23º38 N Area: 234 km² Shantou (also known as Swatow or Suátao) is a city of 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... This article is about a city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Shenzhen is a sub-provincial city of Guangdong province in southern China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Website: http://www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Shizuoka (静岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... This article is about the city in Jiangsu. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... For the brand of cymbal, see Wuhan cymbals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Old Town and Canal Wuxi (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; former spellings: Wu-hsi, Wuhsi, or Wusih; lit. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... A view of the Xiamen University campus Xiamen (Simplified Chinese: 厦门; Traditional Chinese: 廈門; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a coastal sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Xian redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Location of Xining Xining (Simplified Chinese : 西宁, Traditional Chinese : 西寧, Tibetan : Ziling) is the capital of Qinghai Province, Peoples Republic of China. ... 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Southern Asia

Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... , Ahmedabad (Gujarati: , Hindi: अहमदाबाद ) is the largest city in the state of Gujarat and the seventh-largest urban agglomeration in India, with a population of almost 51 lakhs (5. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... For other uses, see Bhopal (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... , Chandigarh   (Punjabi: , Hindi: , pronunciation: ) also called The City Beautiful , is a city in India that serves as the capital of two states: Punjab and Haryana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... , “Madras” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... This article is about Chittagong as a city in Bangladesh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Cochin may refer to: Cochin China Kingdom of Kochi, a former princely state of India, merged with Travancore to form the State of Kerala Cochin city, the former name of the city of Kochi, in Kerala Hôpital Cochin, a famous hospital in Paris, France Cochin font, from the Adobe... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bengali: Ḍhākā; IPA: ) is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Hyderabad or Haydarābād (Telugu: హైదరాబాదు Urdu: حیدر آباد ) is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Islamabad (Urdu: اسلام آباد) is the capital city of Pakistan, and is located in the Potohar Plateau in the northwest of the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... , Jaipur   (Hindi: जयपुर, Rajasthan Capital), also popularly known as the Pink City, historically sometimes rendered as Jeypore, is the capital of Rajasthan state, India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... , Kanpur   (Hindi: कानपुर, Urdu: کان پور, spelled as Cawnpore before 1948) is one of the most populous cities in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...   (Urdu: , Sindhi: ) is the largest city in Pakistan and is the provincial capital of Sindh province. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nepal. ... For the retail store chain, see Kathmandu (company). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...   (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the province of Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... , Lucknow ( , Hindi: लखनऊ, Urdu: لکھنؤ, ) is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... , Nāgpur   (Marathi: नागपुर) Third largest city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune with a population of 2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... , Pune (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... For other uses, see Patna (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...   (Urdu: پشاور; Pashto: پښور) literally means City on the Frontier in Persian and is known as Pekhawar in Pashto. ...

Southeastern Asia

Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Nickname: Kota Kembang (City of Flowers) Motto: Bermartabat (dignity) Location of Bandung in Indonesia Coordinates: Province West Java Country Indonesia Government  - Mayor Dada Rosada Area  - City 167. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governer Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Nickname: Map of Cebu showing the location of Cebu City Coordinates: 10°17 N 123°54 E Country Region Province Cebu (capital) Districts 1st and 2nd districts of Cebu City Barangays 80 Incorporated (town) 1565 Incorporated (city) February 24, 1937 Government  - Mayor Tomas D.R. Osmeña (BO-PK/Lakas... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... A street scene in Chiang Mai, showing (centre right), a gate of the old city wall. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Nickname: Motto: In God We Trust Map of Davao Region showing the location of Davao City Coordinates: 7° 30 N, 126° E Country Region Province None Districts 1st to 3rd Districts of Metro Davao Barangays 184 Incorporated (town) 1848 Incorporated (city) October 16, 1936 Government  - Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (Hugpong/PDP... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... Haiphong (Vietnamese: Hải Phòng, Chinese 海防, HÇŽifáng) is the third most populous city in Vietnam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Ná»™i, Hán Tá»±: 河内)  , estimated population 3,145,300 (2005), is the capital of Vietnam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... Saigon redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State Establishment Around 1880 Government  - Mayor Mohamad Rafiai Moktar Area  - City 643 km²  (248. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Nickname: Motto: Berkhidmat, Berbudaya, Berwawasan (English: Servicing, cultured, visionary) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: Country Malaysia State Johor Establishment 1855 Granted city status 1994 Government  - Mayor Latiff Yusof Area  - City 185 km²  (72. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Location of Makassar in Indonesia Coordinates: , Country Indonesia Province South Sulawesi Government  - Mayor Ilham Arief Sirajuddin Area  - City 175. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Myanmar. ... This article is about the city in Myanmar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... For other uses, see Medan (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Location of Palembang Palembang is a city in the south of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... State motto: Bersatu dan Setia (United and Loyal) (formerly Let Penang Lead) State anthem: Untuk Negeri Kita (For Our State) Capital George Town Ruling party Barisan Nasional  - Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Tuan Yang Terutama Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas  - Ketua Menteri Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon History    - Ceded by... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... Phnom Penh (Khmer: ; official Romanization: Phnum Pénh; IPA: ) is the largest, most populous and capital city of Cambodia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Location of Surabaya in Indonesia Coordinates: , Country Province Area  - City 274. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Semarang is a city on the north coast of the island of Java, Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Myanmar. ... Yangon (also known as Rangoon) is the largest city of Burma. ...

Western/Central Asia

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Abu Dhabi or Abu Zaby (Arabic language: أبوظبي) is the largest of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates and was also the largest of the former Trucial States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Adana (Turkish: }) (the ancient Antioch in Cilicia or Antioch on the Sarus)) is the capital of Adana Province in Turkey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... The city of Ahvaz or Ahwaz[1] (Persian: ahvāz, Arabic: ), is the capital of the Iranian province of KhÅ«zestān. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Syria. ... Location of the governorate of Aleppo within Syria Aleppo (Arabic: [ḥalab], ) is a city in northern Syria, capital of the Aleppo Governorate. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Map showing Almatys location in Kazakhstan Almaty Orthodox church Mosque Almaty (Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata, also Vernyj, Vyernyi (Верный) in Imperial Russia) is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1,185,900 (2004) (8% of the population of Kazakhstan) citizens. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jordan. ... For other meanings, see Amman (disambiguation) and Ammann. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... This article is mostly about the Antalya City; for the province, see Antalya Province. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... Arbil (also written Erbil or Irbil; BGN: ArbÄ«l; Arabic: , ArbÄ«l; Kurdish: , Hewlêr; Syriac: ܐܪܒܝܠ, Arbela, Turkish: Erbil) is believed by many to be one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world and is one of the larger cities in Iraq [1] [2] [3]. The city lies... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Coordinates: Government  - Mayor Askar Mamin Population (estimated)  - City 600,000 Time zone BTT (UTC+6) This article is about the capital of Kazakhstan; for the article on the palace in Sarawak, see Astana (Sarawak); for the professional road-cycling team see Astana Team; for the Iranian city, see Astaneh-e... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Azerbaijan. ... Coordinates: , Country Government  - Mayor Hajibala Abutalybov Area  - City 260 km²  (100. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... This article is about the city of Basra. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ... This article is about the Lebanese city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kyrgyzstan. ... Bishkek cityscape Bishkek (Бишкек) is the capital of Kyrgyzstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Bursa (formerly known as Brusa, Greek Prusa, Προύσσα) is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of Bursa Province. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Syria. ... For other uses, see Damascus (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Diyarbakir (Syriac: ܐܡܝܕ; Greek: Amida; Turkish spelling: Diyarbakır) is a city in Turkey, situated on the banks of the River Tigris. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Esfahan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Gaziantep (Kurdish: , informally, Antep) is the capital city of Gaziantep Province in Turkey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Ä°zmir, historically Smyrna, is the third most populous city of Turkey and the countrys largest port after Ä°stanbul. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - City 1,320 km²  (509. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Palestine. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Kayseri (Greek: Καισάρεια), in the antiquity Mazaka and later Caesarea, is an industrialized city in Turkey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Konya (Ottoman Turkish: ; also Koniah, Konieh, Konia, and Qunia; historically also known as Iconium (Latin), Greek: Ikónion) is a city in Turkey, on the central plateau of Anatolia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Kuwait City Kuwait City (also Al-Kuwait - الكويت), population 32,403 (2005 Census), is the capital of the emirate of Kuwait and part of the Al-Asimah governorate. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Mashhad (Persian: , literally the place of martyrdom) is the second largest city in Iran and one of the holiest cities in the Shiah world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... This article is about the city in Saudi Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... Mosul (Arabic: , Kurdish: موصل Mûsil, Syriac: NînÄ›wâ, Turkish: Musul) is a city in northern Iraq and the capital of the Ninawa Governorate. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Qom (Persian: قم, also known as Qum or Kom) is a city in Iran and the Qom (River) flows through the town. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Riyadh (Arabic: ar-Riyāḍ) is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Yemen. ... Building in San‘a’ Clay houses in San‘a’ The residence of Imam Yahya in the Wadi Dhar near San‘a’. Backstreet in Yemen (Arabic: ‎ , sometimes spelled Sanaa or Sanaa) is the capital of Yemen and the centre of San‘a’ Governorate. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... For other uses, see Shiraz (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Shymkent (Kazakh: , Russian: ) or Chimkent, is the capital city of Ongtustik Qazaqstan (South Kazakhstan) Province, the most populated region in Kazakhstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Tabriz (Persian and Azari: تبریز; Armenian: Ô¹Õ¡Õ¾Ö€Õ«Õ¦) is the largest city in north-western Iran with an estimated population of 1,597,319 (2007 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uzbekistan. ... Tashkent (Uzbek: , Russian: ) is the capital of Uzbekistan and also of the Tashkent Province. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Location of Tbilisi in Georgia Coordinates: , Country Georgia Established c. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... For other uses, see Tehran (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Armenia. ... Location of Yerevan in Armenia Coordinates: , Country Established 782 BC Government  - Mayor Yervand Zakharyan Area  - City 227 km²  (87. ...

Europe

Eastern Europe

Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Nickname: Motto: Patria si Dreptul Meu (My Country and My Right) Location of Bucharest within Romania (in red) Coordinates: , Country County Founded 1459 (first official record) Government  - Mayor Adriean Videanu Area  - City 228 km²  (88 sq mi)  - Metro 238 km² (91. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... For other uses, see Belgrade (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... Nickname: Location of Bratislava within Slovakia Coordinates: , Country Region Districts Bratislava I-V City subdivisions 17 city boroughs Cadastral areas 20 cadastral areas First mentioned 907 Government  - Type City council  - Mayor (Primátor) Andrej ÄŽurkovský  - Headquarters Primates Palace Area [1]  - City 367. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Coordinates: Country Czech Republic Region South Moravia Founded 1146 Area  - city 230. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Moldova. ... Location of ChiÅŸinău in Moldova Coordinates: , Country Founded 1436 Government  - Mayor Dorin Chirtoacă, since 2007 Area  - City 120 km²  (46. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Location Map of Ukraine with Dnipropetrovsk highlighted. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... For Donetsk in Russia, see Donetsk, Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... For alternative meanings of Gdańsk and Danzig, see Gdansk (disambiguation) and Danzig (disambiguation) Motto: Nec temere, nec timide (Neither rashly nor timidly) Voivodship Pomeranian Municipal government Rada miasta Gdańska Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Area 262 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 461 400 (2003) Ranked 6th 1... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Irkutsks location Kazansky Church in Irkutsk Irkutsk (Russian: ) is one of the largest cities in Siberia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Kaliningrad (Russian: ; Lithuanian: Karaliaučius; German  , Polish: Królewiec; briefly Russified as Kyonigsberg), is a seaport and the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Osiedle TysiÄ…clecia at night Coordinates: , Country Voivodeship Powiat city county Gmina Katowice Established 16th century City Rights 1865 Government  - Mayor Piotr Uszok Area  - City 164. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... This article is about the capital city of Tatarstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Map of Ukraine with Kharkiv highlighted. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted Coordinates: , Country Ukraine Oblast Kiev City Municipality Raion Municipality Government  - Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi Elevation 179 m (587 ft) Population (2006)  - City 4,450,968  - Density 3,299/km² (8,544. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... For other uses, see Krakow (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... 19th century photo depicting Kuban Cossacks obelisk in Krasnodar Krasnodar (Russian: ) is a city in Southern Russia on the Kuban River. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Krasnoyarsk (Russian: ) is the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai of Russia, and the third largest city in Siberia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Government Country Oblast Raion Ukraine Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Kryvyi Rihskyi Raion Founded 17th Century City rights 1919 Mayor Geographical characteristics Area  - City 407. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Motto: Ex navicula navis (From a boat, a ship) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Łódź Powiat city county Gmina Łódź City Rights 1423 Government  - Mayor Jerzy Kropiwnicki Area  - City 293. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... “Lvov” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Location of Minsk, shown within the Minsk Voblast Coordinates: Country Subdivision Belarus Minsk Founded 1067 Government  - Mayor Mikhail Pavlov Area  - City 305. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: ), colloquially shortened as Nizhny, is the fourth largest city in Russia, ranking after Moscow, St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Location of Novosibirsk in Russia and the Oblast Coordinates: Oblast Novosibirsk  - Mayor Vladimir Gorodetskiy Area    - City 447. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... The ODESSA, which stands for the German phrase Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen, which phrase in turn translates as “Organization of Former Members of the SS,” is the name commonly given to an international Nazi network alleged to have been set up towards the end of World War II... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Omsk (Russian: ) is a city in southwest Siberia in Russia, the administrative center of Omsk Oblast. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Location Position of Perm in Russia Government Country Federal district Federal subject Russia Volga Federal District Perm Krai Mayor Igor Nikolayevich Shubin Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 799. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Coordinates: , Country Voivodeship Powiat city county Gmina PoznaÅ„ Established 8th century City Rights 1253 Government  - Mayor Ryszard Grobelny Area  - City 261. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... For other uses, see Prague (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Central market and Church in Rostov. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... , Ryazan (Russian: IPA: ) is a city in the Central Federal District of Russia, the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Samara (Russian: ) (from 1935 to 1991—Kuybyshev ()) is the sixth-largest city in Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Saratov (Russian: ) is a major city in Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... This article is about the capital of Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Vladivostok (Russian: ) is the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, situated close to the Russo-Sino border and North Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Volgograd (Russian: ), formerly called Tsaritsyn (Russian: ) (1598–1925) and Stalingrad (Russian: ) (1925–1961) is a city and the administrative center of Volgograd Oblast, Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Voronezh (Russian: ) is a large city in southwestern Russia, not far from Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... For other uses, see Warsaw (disambiguation) and Warszawa (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Motto: Miasto spotkaÅ„ (the meeting place) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lower Silesian Powiat city county Gmina WrocÅ‚aw Established 10th century City Rights 1262 Government  - Mayor RafaÅ‚ Dutkiewicz Area  - City 292. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... For other uses, see Zaporizhia (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Yaroslavl (Russian: ) is a city in Russia, the administrative center of Yaroslavl Oblast, located 250 km north-east of Moscow at . ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Snow-covered statue of Sverdlov in Yekaterinburg Yekaterinburgs Church on the Blood built on the spot where the Tsar and his family were executed. ...

Northern Europe

Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... View of Aarhus from the harbor. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the British city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the English city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... For other uses, see Gothenburg (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - Mayor Jussi Pajunen Area  - Total 187. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country  Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne County Province Scania (SkÃ¥ne) Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area  - City 335. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Nottingham (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Latvia. ... For other uses, see Riga (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia. ... County Area 159. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lithuania. ... Not to be confused with Vilnius city municipality. ...

Southern Europe

Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Location Coordinates : Time zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer : CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Alacant (Catalan) Spanish name Alicante Postal code 03000 - 03016 Website www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... For other uses, see Bari (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... For other uses, see Belgrade (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... La Muy Noble y Muy Leal e Invicta (The most noble and most loyal and undefeated) Location Location of Bilbao in Spain and Biscay Coordinates : , Time zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer : CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Bilbao (Basque) Spanish name Bilbao Nickname El Botxo (the hole) Founded 15... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... For the food product, see Bologna sausage. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Roman Odeon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... This article is about the city in Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... For other uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... For other uses, see Granada (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Categories: Spain geography stubs | Galicia (Spain) | Provinces of Spain ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a Spanish city, the capital city of Gran Canaria which is one of the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean, 210 kilometers located off the northwestern coast of Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Location of Málaga Municipality Málaga Government  - Mayor Francisco de la Torre Prados Area  - City 385. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... This article is about the Spanish city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Type Anti-tank Nationality Joint France/Germany Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA, Bharat Dynamics (under license) Date of design 70s Production period since 1972 Service duration since 1972 Operators 41 countries Variants MILAN 1, MILAN 2, MILAN 2T, MILAN 3, MILAN... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Location of the city of Naples (red dot) within Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... For other uses, see Palermo (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Palma (Catalan) Spanish name Palma de Mallorca Postal code 070XX Area code 34 (Spain) + 971 (Balearic Islands) Website http://www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Oporto redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Vatican_City. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina. ... Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) Coordinates: , Country Entity Canton Sarajevo Canton Government  - Mayor Semiha Borovac (SDA) Area [1]  - City 141. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... For other uses, see Seville (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Thessaloniki or Salonica (Greek: ) is Greeces second-largest city and the capital of Macedonia, the largest Region of Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... For other uses, see Turin (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Look up Valencia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... For the city in Mexico, see Valladolid, Yucatán. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... This article is about the city in Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Location Location of Vigo in Spain and Pontevedra Coordinates : , , . Time zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer : CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Vigo (Galician) Spanish name Vigo Nickname La Ciudad Olvica (The Olive City) Postal code 36xxx Website http://www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Location of Zagreb within Croatia Coordinates: , Country RC diocese 1094 Free royal city 1242 Unified 1850 Government  - Mayor Milan Bandić Area [1]  - Total 641. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... For other uses, see Zaragoza (disambiguation). ...

Western Europe

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Oche redirects here; in darts the oche is the line from which players must throw. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article is about the Dutch city and municipality. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Location within Switzerland The city of Bern, English traditionally Berne (Bernese German Bärn , German Bern , French Berne , Italian Berna , Romansh Berna ), is the Bundesstadt (administrative capital) of Switzerland, and is the fourth most populous Swiss city (after Zürich, Geneva and Basel). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... For other uses, see Basel (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Bordeaux (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province West Flanders Arrondissement Bruges Coordinates , , Area 138. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Charleroi (Walloon: TchÃ¥lerwè) is the first city and municipality of Wallonia in population. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Clermont-Ferrand is a city of France, in the Auvergne region, with a population of approximately 140,000. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dijon ( , IPA: ) is a city in eastern France, the préfecture (administrative capital) of the Côte-dOr département and of the Bourgogne région. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... For other uses, see Dresden (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Duisburg is a German city and port in the western part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Duesseldorf. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Country Province Government  - Mayor G.Braks (CDA) Area (2006)  - Municipality 88. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Essen is a city in the center of the Ruhr Area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra //, Romansh: Genevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... This article is about the Belgian city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... The Grazer Schloßberg Clock Tower Graz [graːts] (Slovenian: Gradec IPA: /gra. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Grenoble (Arpitan: Grenoblo) is a city and commune in south-east France situated at the foot of the Alps where the Drac joins the Isère River. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Coordinates: Country Netherlands Province Groningen Area (2006)  - Municipality 83. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Area (2006)  - Municipality 98. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Hanover Hanover (in German: Hannover [haˈnoːfɐ]), on the river Leine, is the capital of the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Hasselt municipality and district in the province Limburg Hasselt is a Belgian city and municipality, and capital of the Flemish province of Limburg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Karlsruhe (population 285,812 in 2006) is a city in the south west of Germany, in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, located near the French-German border. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province West Flanders Arrondissement Kortrijk Coordinates , , Area 80. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Lausanne (pronounced ) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France) and with the Jura mountains to its north. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Leipzig ( ; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk from the Sorbian word for Tilia) is, with a population of over 506,000, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province Flemish Brabant Arrondissement Leuven Coordinates , , Area 56. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Liege or Liège has several meanings: A liege is the person or entity to which one has pledged allegiance. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Lille (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the French commune. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Luxembourg. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the French city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Coordinates: , Country Province Area (2006)  - Municipality 60. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Mannheim is a city in Germany. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... City flag Coat of arms Motto: By her great deeds, the city of Massilia shines Location Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Coordinates Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (13) Subdivisions 16 arrondissements (in 8 secteurs) Intercommunality Urban Community of Marseille Provence M... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Si paix dedans, paix dehors (French: If peace inside, peace outside) Cathedral St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Mons Mons ---- (more info) Stage 1 : Request (How-to) Article EN is too short for the city where the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe is located Sylfred1977 20:04, 13 October 2007 (UTC) Very good article (featured article in the french WIKIPEDIA) Join this translation   ---   Update this information (instructions)   This... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Montpellier (Occitan Montpelhièr) is a city in the south of France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Namur (Nameûr in Walloon, Namen in Dutch) is a city and municipality, capital of the province of Namur and of the region of Wallonia in southern Belgium. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Nancy (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Traditional city flag City coat of arms Motto: Favet Neptunus eunti (Latin: Shall Neptune favour the traveller) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Pays de la Loire Department Loire-Atlantique (44) Mayor Jean-Marc Ayrault  (PS) (since 1989) City Statistics Land area¹ 65. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Coordinates Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Alpes-Maritimes (06) Intercommunality Community of Agglomeration Nice Côte dAzur Mayor Jacques Peyrat (UMP) (since 1995) Statistics Land area¹ 71. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Nürnberg redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Reims (alternative English spelling Rheims; pronounced in French) is a city of the Champagne-Ardenne région of northern France, standing 144 km (89 miles) east-northeast of Paris. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Rennes (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Rouen (pronounced in French, sometimes also ) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on the River Seine, and currently the capital of the Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) région. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Saarbrücken Saarbrücken [ˈzaːɐ̯ˈbrʏkn̩] is the capital of the Saarland Bundesland in Germany. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Saint Etienne may mean: Saint-Étienne, a city in south-eastern France, 80 km from Lyon. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Strasburg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... For other uses, see Stuttgart (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Tilburg ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, located in the southern province of Noord-Brabant. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Panorama of Toulon area. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... New city flag (Occitan cross) Traditional coat of arms Motto: (Occitan: For Toulouse, always more) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Midi-Pyrénées Department Haute-Garonne (31) Intercommunality Community of Agglomeration of Greater Toulouse Mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc  (UMP) (since 2004) City Statistics Land... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tours is a city in France, the préfecture (capital city) of the Indre-et-Loire département, on the lower reaches of the river Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Utrecht refers to various cities and areas: Utrecht (province), of the Netherlands Utrecht (city), Netherlands, and capital of the province of the same name Utrecht (municipality), includes the city of Utrecht and two neighbouring villages (Vleuten / de Meern) Utrecht (agglomeration), in the Netherlands, includes the city of Utrecht Diocese of... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Wiesbaden is a city in central Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... For other uses of Zurich, see Zurich (disambiguation). ...

North America

Canada

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - Total 365. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use; the Don de Dieu was Champlains ship) Coordinates: , Country Province Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Founded 1608 by Samuel de Champlain Constitution date 1833 Government... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ...

United States of America

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the largest city of New Mexico. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - Total 52. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... 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Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... When used by itself in a sentence, the term Hartford can refer to one of several places in the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Houston redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - Total 376. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Providence may mean: Divine Providence Providence College in Rhode Island, USA Providence, television series Providence, a 1977 film Providence, a 1991 film starring Keanu Reeves Providence, 1970s-era Providence may also refer to: Providence, Rhode Island (in Providence County) Providence, Alabama Providence, Kentucky Providence, New York It is also the... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic dic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sacramento is a Spanish- and Portuguese-language word meaning sacrament; it is a common toponym in parts of the world where those tongues were or are spoken. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Motto: Official website: http://stlouis. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tampa redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Part of the Virginia Beach oceanfront resort strip. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...

Mexico

Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Acapulco (Officially: Acapulco de Juárez) is a city and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 300 km (190 miles) southwest from Mexico City. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Main Central Square often called The Exedra The city and municipality of Aguascalientes is the capital of the state of Aguascalientes in western central Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Giant Mexican flag in the Hotel Zone Cancún (pronounced as IPA: ) is a coastal city in Mexicos easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Nickname: Motto: Bravery, Loyalty, Hospitality Coordinates: Country Mexico State Chihuahua Foundation October 12th, 1709 Government  - Mayor Juan Blanco Zaldívar Elevation 1,415 m (4,642. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Ciudad Juárez, or simply Juárez, is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua formerly known as El Paso del Norte. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Night view of Alvaro Obregón Avenue Culiacán is a city in North West Mexico, capital and biggest city of the state of Sinaloa with 745,532 inhabitants and considered the 15th largest in the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Coordinates: , Country State Foundation 1542 Government  - Mayor Alfonso Petersen Farah ( PAN) Area  - City 187. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Calle 5 de Mayo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Los Cabos is a municipality located at the tip of Baja California, Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Mexicali is the capital of the State of Baja California, Mexico as well as the seat of the municipality of Mexicali. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Nickname: Motto: Capital en movimiento Location of Mexico City in south central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Nickname: Motto: El Trabajo templa el Espíritu Location of Monterrey in northern Mexico Coordinates: , Country State Founded 20 September 1596 Government  - Mayor Adalberto Madero ( PAN) Area  - City 860 km²  (332 sq mi) Elevation 537 m (1,762 ft) Population (2005)  - City 1,133,814  - Density 1,989/km² (5... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... This article is about the city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Nickname: Location of Puebla in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico State Puebla Founded 1531 Government  - Mayor Enrique Doger (PRI) Area  - City 546 km²  (211 sq mi) Elevation 2,175 m (7,136 ft) Population (2005)  - City 1,485,941  - Density 5,741/km² (14,869. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Latitude 20. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Nickname: Location of San Luis Potosí in central-north Mexico Country Mexico State San Luis Potosí Founded 3 November 1592 Government  - Mayor Jorge Lozano Armengol ( PAN) Area  - City 385 km²  (148. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... This article is about a city in Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Tijuana (Spanish [], English usually []), is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of Tijuana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... This article is about a city in Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Torreon Centennary logo Torreón also known in Mexico as Tierrón (Full of Sand) is a city and its surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Coahuila. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Tuxtla Gutiérrez is a municipio (municipality), capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Chiapas. ...

Central America

Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ... Guatemala City (in full, La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción; locally known as Guatemala or Guate) is the capital and largest city of the nation of Guatemala. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... This article is about the capital city of Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Panama. ... This article is about the capital city of Panama. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... San José is the capital and largest city of the nation of Costa Rica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_El_Salvador. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Honduras. ... Tegucigalpa IPA: (Tegus for short), population 1,200,000 (2006) (metro area), is the capital of Honduras (together with Comayagüela), and the countrys largest city. ...

West Indies

Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... This article is about the capital of Cuba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Puerto_Rico. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see San Juan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Categories: Caribbean geography stubs | Capitals in North America | Haiti ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Santiago de Cuba is the capital city of Santiago de Cuba Province in the south-eastern area of the island nation of Cuba, some 540 miles (869 km) east south-east of the Cuban capital of Havana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Founded in 1495 during the first wave of European colonization of the New World, today Santiago de los Caballeros (the first Santiago of America) is the second most important city in the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... It has been suggested that Greater Santo Domingo Area be merged into this article or section. ...

South America

Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... For other places with the same name, see Barranquilla (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Nickname: Local da cidade de Belém, no estado do Pará State Pará County Belém Government  - Mayor Duciomar Gomes da Costa Area  - City 1,070 km²  (413. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Nickname: Location in Brazil Coordinates: , Country Region State Minas Gerais Founded 1701 Incorporated (as city) December 12, 1897 Government  - Mayor Fernando da Mata Pimentel (PT) Area  - City 330. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... For other uses, see Bogotá (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Nickname: Location of Brasília Coordinates: , Region State Founded 21 April 1960 Government  - Governor Jose Roberto Arruda Area  - Total 5,802 km² (2,240. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Nickname: Location of the city and municipality of Bucaramanga in the Santander Department. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Cali redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Nickname: Motto: Labore virtute civitas floret(Latin) Labour and virtue make the city blossom Location of Campinas Country Brazil State São Paulo Government  - Mayor Hélio de Oliveira Santos (Democrat Labour Party (Brazil)) Area  - City 797. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Nickname: La Sultana del Avila (English:The Avilas Sultan) La Sucursal del paraiso Motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... For other places with the same name, see Cartagena (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Córdoba is a city located near the geographical center of Argentina, in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas mountains on the Suquía River, about 700 km west-northwest from Buenos Aires. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Nickname: Motto: A cidade sorriso (The smiley city) Location of Curitiba Country Region State Paraná Founded 29 March 1693 Incorporated 1842 Government  - Mayor Carlos Alberto Richa (PSDB) Area  - City 430. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... For the fortress and governors mansion in Puerto Rico, see La Fortaleza. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Goiás. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... This article is about the city of Guayaquil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bolivia. ... Motto: Los discordes en concordia, en paz y amor se juntaron y pueblo de paz fundaron para perpetua memoria Location of La Paz within Bolivia Coordinates: , Country Departament Province Pedro Domingo Murillo Province Founded October 20, 1548 Incorporated (El Alto) 20th century Government  - Mayor Juan Del Granado Area  - Total 470... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... For other uses, see Lima (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Location in Brazil Country Region State Amazonas Founded 1669 Government  - Mayor Serafim Corrêa (PSB) Area  - City 11. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Nickname: Motto: Muy noble y leal Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maracaibo Government  - Mayor Gian Carlo Di Martino (2000 – 2008) Area  - City 550 km²  (212. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Nickname: Location of the city (urban in red) and municipality (dark gray) of Medellín in Antioquia Department. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Monument dedicated to the Army of the Andes, on the summit of the Cerro de la Gloria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Department Montevideo Department Altitude 43 m Coordinates 34º 53S 56º 10W Founded 1726 Founder Bruno Mauricio de Zabala Population 1,325,968 (2004) (1st) Demonym Montevideano Phone Code +02 Postal Code 10000 Montevideo (IPA: ) is the capital, largest city, and chief port of Uruguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Location of Niterói Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Mayor Godofredo Pinto (Workers Party (Brazil)) Area    - City 129,375 km² Population    - City (2006) 476. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... For other uses, see Pereira (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... This article is about Porto Alegre, Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... For other uses, see Quito (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Nickname: Motto: Ut luceat omnibus Latin: That it may shine on all (Matthew 5:15) Location in Brazil Country Region State Pernambuco Founded March 12, 1537 Incorporated (as village) 1709 Incorporated (as city) 1823 Government  - Mayor João Paulo Lima e Silva (PT) Area  - Total 218 km² (84. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Rosario is the largest city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic illa ad arcam reversa est, portuguese E Assim a Pomba Voltou à Arca Location of Salvador Coordinates: , Country Region State Bahia Founded 29 March 1549 Government  - Mayor João Henrique Area  - City 707 km²  (273 sq mi) Elevation 8 m (26 ft) Population (2007)  - City 2,892,625... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago Coordinates: , Region Province Foundation February 12, 1541 Government  - Mayor Raúl Alcaíno Lihn Area 1  - City 22. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... São Luís is the capital of the state of Maranhão, Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... This article is about the city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... City motto: (English:) City nickname: Capital industrial de Venezuela (English: Industrial capital of Venezuela) Location of Valencia Mayor Francisco Cabrera Santos (2004 – 2008) Population   â€“Total (2001)   â€“Density Metropolitan area 1,400,000 xxx - km² Time zone UTC –4 Latitude Longitude 10º 10´11 N 68º.59´12 W Official website... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... For other uses, see Vitoria (disambiguation). ...

Oceania

Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... For other uses, see Christchurch (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Gold Coast redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... For the first Duke of Wellington, see Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ [1] The United Nations has set up its own classifications scheme: a "big city" is a locality with 500,000 or more inhabitants; a "city" is a locality with 100,000 or more inhabitants; an "urban locality" is a locality with 20,000 or more inhabitants; a "rural locality" is a locality with less than 20,000 inhabitants..., Sociumas magazine. Retrieved 15 July 2006.
  2. ^ [2] A full member is either a capital city or a city with more than one million inhabitants, City Mayors: Metropolis World Congress. Retrieved 15 July 2006.

See also

The name given to Manchester in the 19th Century inspired by its status as the centre of the cotton and textile industries. ... An Ecopolis is a large city that follows ecological principles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... “World city” redirects here. ... The Large Cities Climate Leadership Group is a group of cities committed to the reduction of urban carbon emissions and adapting to climate change. ... This is a list of the most populous cities of the world defined according to the concept of city proper. ... This page lists the 100 largest metropolitan areas of the world, ranked by population. ... A megalopolis is the general term for a number of proximate metropoleis. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 This is a list of the 100 largest urban agglomerations in the world according to the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects report (2005 revision). ... This article is about megacities in general. ... A megalopolis is defined as an extensive metropolitan area or a long chain of continuous metropolitan areas. ... For other uses, see Metropolis (disambiguation). ...

External links

  • U.S. Census Bureau: About Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistics

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