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A global city (also known as a world city or world-class city) is a city which has a direct and tangible impact on global affairs through socioeconomic, cultural, and/or political means. In recent years, the term has become increasingly familiar, due to the rise of globalization (i.e. global finance, worldwide communications and travel). Though defining a global city must be partially subjective, these cities are generally seen as meeting most of the following criteria: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3000x3002, 6358 KB) The Blue Marble: This photo is of Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula as taken en route to the Moon by Apollo 17s Harrison Schmitt on December 7, 1972. ... Download high resolution version (1084x768, 278 KB)The Palace of Westminster at night seen from the south bank of the River Thames. ... Download high resolution version (1084x768, 278 KB)The Palace of Westminster at night seen from the south bank of the River Thames. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Download high resolution version (2589x1878, 837 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2589x1878, 837 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Download high resolution version (2134x1554, 613 KB) Eiffel tower in Paris at dusk. ... Download high resolution version (2134x1554, 613 KB) Eiffel tower in Paris at dusk. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 196 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 196 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jump to: navigation, search Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ecumenopolis (from Greek: world city) is a word invented in 1967 by the Greek city planner Constantinos Doxiadis to represent the idea that in the future the urban areas and megalopolises would eventually fuse and there would be a single continuous world-wide city as a... Jump to: navigation, search Categories: Television stations in Toronto | CHUM Limited ... Jump to: navigation, search Globalisation (or globalization) is a modern term used to describe the changes in societies and the world economy that result from dramatically increased international trade and cultural exchange. ... Jump to: navigation, search 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. ...

Several powerful and influential media outlets with an international reach are based in world cities, such as the BBC, The New York Times, Le Monde, The Chicago Tribune, and The Times. Jump to: navigation, search Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945. ... Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, French: Bruxelles, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium and is considered by many to be the headquarters of the European Union, as two of its four main institutions have their headquarters in the... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union. ... Jump to: navigation, search The NATO flag NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), sometimes called North Atlantic Alliance, Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for defence collaboration established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, D... Jump to: navigation, search Frankfurt am Main ▶(?) [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ... Jump to: navigation, search The European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany is the central bank of the eurozone, in charge of monetary policy for the 12 countries that use the euro currency. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... An airline is an organization providing aviation services to passengers and/or cargo. ... Jump to: navigation, search High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... In the United States of America, transit describes local area common carrier passenger transportation configured to provide scheduled service on fixed routes on a non-reservation basis. ... This article describes subways as mass transit lines. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. ... Jump to: navigation, search A bus is a large wheeled vehicle intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver. ... Jump to: navigation, search The term Western world or the West can have multiple meanings depending on its context. ... Jump to: navigation, search New York City is home to one of the largest Chinatowns in North America, and is centered around Canal Street in Manhattan. ... Little Italy is a general name for an ethnic enclave populated (or formerly populated) primarily by Italians. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... Jump to: navigation, search World map showing Asia (geographically) Asia is the central and eastern part of Eurasia and worlds largest continent. ... Jump to: navigation, search Shanghai (Chinese: 上海; pinyin: ; Shanghainese IPA: ; Lumazi: Zanhe) , situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta, is Chinas largest city. ... A financial institution acts as an agent that provides financial services for its clients. ... A law firm is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law. ... Jump to: navigation, search A corporation is a legal entity (distinct from a natural person) that often has similar rights in law to those of a Civil law systems may refer to corporations as moral persons; they may also go by the name AS (anonymous society) or something similar, depending... Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... A conglomerate is a large company that consists of divisions of often seemingly unrelated businesses. ... A multinational corporation (MNC) or multinational enterprise (MNE) or transnational corporation (TNC) is one that spans multiple nations; these corporations are often very large. ... Fiber Optic strands An optical fiber in American English or fibre in British English is a transparent thin fiber for transmitting light. ... Jump to: navigation, search Wi-Fi (sometimes written Wi-fi, WiFi, Wifi, wifi) is a trademark for sets of product compatibility standards for wireless local area networks (WLANs). ... Cellular redirects here. ... A museum is a non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... A film festival is a mostly annual festival showcasing films, usually of a recent date, sometimes with a focus on a specific genre (e. ... Orchestra at City Hall (Edmonton). ... Jump to: navigation, search The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera refers to an art form particular to Europe, which is made up of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ... An art gallery or art museum is a space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art, and usually primarily paintings and sculpture. ... Jump to: navigation, search Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national broadcaster of the United Kingdom. ... Jump to: navigation, search The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. ... Le Monde is a French daily evening newspaper with a circulation in 2002 of 389,200. ... The Chicago Tribune, formerly self-styled as the Worlds Greatest Newspaper, remains the leading daily newspaper of the Midwestern United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom. ...


In the Western World, London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo have been traditionally considered the "big four" world cities – not incidentally, they also serve as symbols of global capitalism. However, many people have a personal list, and any two lists are likely to differ based on cultural background, values, and experience. Jump to: navigation, search The term Western world or the West can have multiple meanings depending on its context. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... Jump to: navigation, search In common usage capitalism refers to an economic system in which all or most of the means of production are privately owned and operated and where the investment of capital, and the production, distribution and prices of commodities (goods and services) are determined mainly in a...


In certain developed countries, especially the United States, the rise of suburbia and the ongoing migration of manufacturing jobs to developing countries has led to significant urban decay. Therefore, to boost urban regeneration, tourism, and revenue, the goal of building a "world-class" city has recently become an obsession with the governments of some mid-size cities and their constituents. Jump to: navigation, search A developed country is a nation that enjoys a relatively high standard of living through a strong high-technology diversified economy. ... Jump to: navigation, search A developing country is a country with a low income average, a relatively undeveloped infrastructure and a poor human development index when compared to the global norm. ... Urban decay is the degeneration of parts of cities and large towns usually as the result of structural economic change and its associated effects of depopulation, property abandonment, social problems, crime, and a desolate and unfriendly urban landscape. ... Jump to: navigation, search Blight often stands side-by-side with new structures during urban renewal efforts. ... Jump to: navigation, search A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts. ...


The phenomenon of world-city building, albeit with slightly more success, has also been observed in Sydney, Buenos Aires, Frankfurt, and Toronto: each of these cities has emerged as large and influential. Jump to: navigation, search Sydney is the capital city of the Australian state of New South Wales and Australias largest and oldest city (founded in 1788). ... Buenos Aires (BWEH-naus EYE-ress, literally Good Winds in Spanish, but more akin to Fair Winds, as in navigation) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as one of the largest in South America. ... Frankfurt am Main [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city of Germany. ... Jump to: navigation, search {{Hide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Unhide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada location. ...

Photo released by the state of Illinois File links The following pages link to this file: Chicago, Illinois United States Global city ... Photo released by the state of Illinois File links The following pages link to this file: Chicago, Illinois United States Global city ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Download high resolution version (1136x852, 451 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1136x852, 451 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Frankfurt am Main [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city of Germany. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 243 KB)Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, China You are welcome to download the 1024 x 768 version and set as the wallpaper for your Windows desktop. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 243 KB)Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, China You are welcome to download the 1024 x 768 version and set as the wallpaper for your Windows desktop. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x800, 310 KB) Description: Daytime view of Downtown L.A., as seen from Hollywood Photographer: Thomas Pintaric File links The following pages link to this file: Los Angeles, California ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x800, 310 KB) Description: Daytime view of Downtown L.A., as seen from Hollywood Photographer: Thomas Pintaric File links The following pages link to this file: Los Angeles, California ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Image File history File links Summary duomo Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Milan ... Image File history File links Summary duomo Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Milan ... Jump to: navigation, search Location within Italy Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese dialect: Milán) is the main city in northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed region in Italy. ... Singapores central business district Photo by Ricky W. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Singapores central business district Photo by Ricky W. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

GaWC Inventory of World Cities

An influential attempt to define and categorise world cities, and a useful starting point for discussion, was made by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network (GaWC) [1], based primarily at Loughborough University in England. The roster was outlined in the GaWC Research Bulletin 5 [2] and ranked cities based on their provision of "advanced producer services" such as accountancy, advertising, banking/finance and law. The Inventory identifies three levels of world city, termed Alpha, Beta and Gamma for their relative influence. Each level contains two or three sub-ranks. There is also a fourth level of cities that show potential to become world cities in the future. Loughborough University Epinal Way Entrance 2004 Loughborough Universitys campus from the towns Carillon tower Loughborough University is a higher education institution based in Loughborough, in Leicestershire, England. ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK...


The most influential cities in the world have been ranked into three classes; Alpha, Beta and Gamma. The cities are also divided into sub-rankings within their class, based on the points given to them in the GaWC study.


Note that this roster is weighted toward financial criteria and generally denotes Western and East Asian cities in which there are offices of certain multinational companies providing financial and consulting services rather than other cultural, political and economic centres elsewhere in the world.


Alpha World Cities

Beta World Cities London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Jump to: navigation, search Frankfurt am Main ▶(?) [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Jump to: navigation, search Location within Italy Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese dialect: Milán) is the main city in northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed region in Italy. ...

Gamma world cities This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sydney is the capital city of the Australian state of New South Wales and Australias largest and oldest city (founded in 1788). ... Jump to: navigation, search {{Hide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Unhide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada location. ... Location within Switzerland   Zürich[?] (German pronunciation IPA: ; usually spelled Zurich in English) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and capital of the canton of Zürich. ... Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, French: Bruxelles, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium and is considered by many to be the headquarters of the European Union, as two of its four main institutions have their headquarters in the... Plaza de Cibeles (Cibeles square) and the Palacio de Comunicaciones (Communications Palace) Coat of arms. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the name of a megacity located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus (altiplano) at the center of Mexico, about 2,240 metres (7,349 feet) above sea-level... Landmark buildings Edifício Italia (at left) and Copan (curved façade at center), in São Paulo Downtown. ... Jump to: navigation, search Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: listen â–¶(?)) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva. ... Jump to: navigation, search Seoul (서울, listen â–¶(?)) is the capital of South Korea and is one of the most populous cities in the world, located in the northwestern part of the country on the Han River. ...

As mentioned, there is also an unauthoritative fourth categorization of cities which are showing potential in attaining world status. Jump to: navigation, search Amsterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 739,295 (1 January 2005) Coordinates 4°54E - 52°22N Website www. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Düsseldorf in Germany The Düsseldorf Coat of Arms Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jet dEau in Geneva Geneva (French: Genève) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland, situated where Lake Geneva (known in French as Lac Léman) flows into the Rhône River. ... Houston redirects here. ... Motto: Jaya Raya (Indonesian): Prosper and Great Founded 22 June 1527 Governor Sutiyoso Area 661. ... Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... Jump to: navigation, search City of Melbourne Local Government Area State Victoria Lord Mayor John So (since 2001) Area 36 km² Population (2001) 57,960 Density 1,601/km² (1999) Greater Melbourne Subdivisions Local Government Areas Area 7,694 km² (1999) Population 2001 census (2nd in Australia) 3,555,321... Jump to: navigation, search Osaka Castle (ÅŒsaka-jō) Location in Japan Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Osaka railway station Azumanga Daioh. ... Jump to: navigation, search Prague (Czech: Praha, see also other names) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... Jump to: navigation, search Santiagos Metropolitan Cathedral Santiago (officially in Spanish, Santiago de Chile) is Chiles capital and largest city, located at 33° 26′ 16″ S, 70° 39′ 02″ W. It is situated in the countrys central valley, and administratively is a part of the Santiago Metropolitan... Jump to: navigation, search City nickname: the City of Azaleas Capital District Xinyi Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Jump to: navigation, search Bangkok from the Chao Phraya River at sunset, July 2004 The Wat Phra Kaew temple Bangkok Metropolitan Administration building Bangkok, (in Thai กรุงเทพ ฯ, กรุงเทพมหานคร, or Krung Thep, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, IPA: ), population 8,538,610 (1990), is the capital and largest city of Thailand. ... Jump to: navigation, search Beijing â–¶(?) (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Pei-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Peking) is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Concordia Salus (Salvation through harmony) Ville de Montréal, Québec, Canada Location. ... Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost... Jump to: navigation, search The Old town in Stockholm from the air Stockholm [â–¶] is the capital of Sweden, located on the east coast at the entrance of lake Mälaren. ... Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Warsaw (disambiguation) and Warszawa (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Jump to: navigation, search Barcelona within Barcelonès Population (2003) 1,582,738 Area 100. ... Jump to: navigation, search Berlin â–¶(?), IPA: , is the capital of Germany and its largest city; the city is now home to 3. ... Buenos Aires (Good Airs in Spanish, originally meaning Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as one of the largest cities in South America. ... Budapest seen from north. ... Copenhagen (Danish: København) is the capital and largest city of Denmark, and the name of the municipality (Danish, kommune) in which it resides. ... Jump to: navigation, search Hamburg is Germanys second largest city (after Berlin) and, with the Hamburg Harbour, its principal port. ... Shows the Location of the Province Ä°stanbul Istanbul (Turkish: Ä°stanbul; a contraction of Greek εις την πολιν into the city, the former Constantinople, Κωνσταντινούπολις) is the largest city in Turkey, and arguably the most important. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mayor Datuk Ruslin Hasan District Kuala Lumpur District Area  - Total (City) 243. ... Jump to: navigation, search REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES City of Manila Region: National Capital Region Province: — Dates: Founded—June 24, 1571 Cityhood—June 10, 1574 Population: 2000 census—1,581,082 Density—41,014 per km² Area: 38. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Jump to: navigation, search Downtown Minneapolis as viewed from the Stone Arch Bridge Motto: En Avant (French: forward) Nickname: City of Lakes location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Founded Incorporated 1850s 1867  County Hennepin County Mayor R.T. Rybak (DFL) Area  - Total  - Water 142. ... Jump to: navigation, search For the 2005 Steven Spielberg film, see Munich (film). ... Jump to: navigation, search Shanghai (Chinese: 上海; pinyin: ; Shanghainese IPA: ; Lumazi: Zanhe) , situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta, is Chinas largest city. ...


Evidence of World City Formation

There is a schematic map of the GaWC cities at their website, [3]. The GaWC is a somewhat subjective ranking, as is any other, but the top four listed cities at least match those commonly considered the major world cities. Jump to: navigation, search The Acropolis in central Athens, one of the most important landmarks in world history. ... Jump to: navigation, search Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin region. ... Jump to: navigation, search It has been suggested that Hietaniemi beach be merged into this article or section. ... Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Avant, avant, Lion le melhor. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mumbai (Marathi: मुंबई ) (pronounced in Marathi, and in English), formerly known as Bombay is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and is the most populous Indian city with a 2005 estimated population of about 13 million. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ipanema beach Cristo Redentor Rio de Janeiros waterfront and the Morro de Castello from the Ilha das Cobras in 1919 by Harriet Chalmers Adams A NASA satellite image of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro (meaning River of January in Portuguese) is the name of... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Jump to: navigation, search Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Hungarian: Bécs, Czech: Vídeň, Slovak: Viedeň, Romany Vidnya; Serbian: Beč) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... 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. ... Landsat satellite photo of Almaty Almaty (Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata, also Verny, Vyernyi (Верный) in Imperial Russia) is the biggest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of over 1,300,000 (9% of the population of Kazakhstan) citizens. ... Jump to: navigation, search The city from above Centenary Square. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bratislava (until 1919: PreÅ¡porok in Slovak, until 1919: PreÅ¡purk in Czech and Pressburg in German and English; Pozsony in Hungarian, Romany Pozhoma, Bratyislava) is the capital of Slovakia and the countrys largest city, with a population of some 450,000. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. ... The DâmboviÅ£a River in central Bucharest Along a small tributary of DâmboviÅ£a, named Colentina, several lakes stretch across the city, the most important being Lake Floreasca, Lake Tei and Lake Colentina. ... Jump to: navigation, search Although technically in Giza, The Great Pyramids have become a symbol of Cairo internationally Cairo (Arabic: القاهرة; transliterated: al-Qāhirah) is the capital city of Egypt (and previously the United Arab Republic) and has a metropolitan area population of approximately 15. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Jump to: navigation, search Cologne skyline at night with river Rhine in the foreground and famous Cologne Cathedral on the right. ... This article refers to the largest city of Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dubai or Dubayy (in Arabic: دبيّ, IPA , generally in English) refers to either one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates on the Arabian Peninsula, or that emirates main city, sometimes called Dubai City to distinguish it from the emirate. ... Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành Chí Minh) is the largest city in Vietnam, located near the delta of the Mekong River. ... Jump to: navigation, search A monument to St. ... Jump to: navigation, search Also called: La Ciudad de los Reyes (The City of Kings) Founded January 18, 1535 Subdivisions 43 districts Mayor Luis Castañeda Lossio Area 2,664. ... Jump to: navigation, search District Lisbon Mayor   - Party Carmona Rodrigues PSD Area 84. ... Jump to: navigation, search Manchester Town Hall is an example of the Victorian architecture found in Manchester and is the home of Manchester City Council Manchester is a large conurbation in the North West of England and is home to 2. ... Montevideo Independence Plaza Independence Plaza, c. ... Jump to: navigation, search County Oslo NO-03 Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... Riyadh from space, April 1994 Ministry of the Interior Faisaliah Centre King Fahad Int. ... For other places named Rotterdam, see Rotterdam (disambiguation) Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands (after Amsterdam), located in the province of Zuid Holland. ... 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search Stuttgart, a city located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of approximately 2 million as of May 2005. ... Arms of The Hague The Hague (with capital T; Dutch: Den Haag, or officially s-Gravenhage) is the administrative capital of the Netherlands, located in the west of the country, in the province South Holland of which it is also the capital. ... Jump to: navigation, search Members of Parliament Libby Davies, Ujjal Dosanjh, David Emerson, Hedy Fry, Stephen Owen Members of the Legislative Assembly Gordon Campbell, David Chudnovsky, Adrian Dix, Colin Hansen, Jenny Kwan, Lorne Mayencourt, Wally Oppal, Gregor Robertson, Shane Simpson, Carole Taylor Mayor Larry Campbell City Manager Judy Rogers Governing... Jump to: navigation, search Adelaide is the capital city of the Australian state of South Australia. ... The Cathedral of our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp) in the Handschoenmarkt, in the old quarter of Antwerp is the largest cathedral in the Low Countries and home to a number of triptychs by Renaissance Belgian painter Rubens. ... View of Aarhus from the harbor. ... This article is about the city in the US state of Maryland. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bangalore (Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು) (pronounced // in Kannada and // in English) is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Karnataka. ... 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