Archives: Cities

Kansas City

Introduction Kansas City is the largest city in the state of Missouri and the second largest metropolitan area in the state. Located on the Missouri River at the confluence with the Kansas River, the city forms part of a large urban complex that also includes...

Pune

Introduction Pune, also called Poona, the official name until 1978, is the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra, after Mumbai. With an estimated population of 6.4 million, it is the ninth most populous city in the country. Pune is the cultural capital...

Taipei

Introduction Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan (officially referred to as the Republic of China), situated in the northern part of the country. The city is surrounded on all sides by another state’s territory; hence it is also referred to as Taiwan’s enclave. A...

Dhaka

Introduction Dhaka is the national and financial capital of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Dhaka covers 306.4 square kilometers on the north of the Buringana River. Dhaka is the most populated city in Bangladesh, providing land to 21,005,860 people. Dhaka is the largest city not...

Bangkok

Introduction The city of Bangkok also known as Krung Thep in Thai is the capital and only cosmopolitan city of Thailand. Covering 1,568 square kilometers it is the largest and most populous city in the country. The UN World Urbanization Prospects estimated the population of...

Seattle

Introduction Seattle is situated on the Western Coast of the United States and serves as the seat for King County in Washington. The city is the fourth largest seaport in North America and it acts as a gateway to Asia. Seattle is a fast-growing metro...

Abu Dhabi

Introduction Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The city is situated on the island in the Persian Gulf off the Central West Coast. One of the interesting facts about this city is the home to the President of the UAE. The...

Washington DC

Introduction Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. "D.C." is an abbreviation for the District of Columbia, the federal district coextensive with the city of Washington. The city is located on the northern shore of the Potomac River and is...

Lagos

Introduction Lagos is one of the largest cities in the Nigerian State. The city is not only the biggest in Nigeria but also in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lagos is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. The city is also known as the hub of...

Chicago

Introduction Chicago is situated in north-eastern Illinois, the United States, covering 606.1 km2. It lies on the southwestern shores of the famous Michigan lake. Providing a home to 2,716,450 people, Chicago has become the most populated city of Illinois as well as the Midwestern United...

Tel Aviv-Yafo

Introduction Tel Aviv Yafo is the second-largest city in Israel. According to the UN World Urbanization Prospects, in 2020 the land occupying 52 square kilometers provides a home to 4181479 people. Settled on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline this city is home to numerous splendid Bauhaus...

Buenos Aires

Introduction  Buenos Aries is the national capital of Argentina. Covering 203 square kilometers, Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. The city is settled on the western shore of the Rio de la Plata that lies...

Reykjavik

Introduction Reykjavík, is the capital and largest city of Iceland, a small island -country located in the North Atlantic Ocean. The city of Reykjavík is mostly located on the Seltjarnarnes peninsula, at the southeastern corner of Faxa Bay, in southwestern Iceland. The area coastline is...

Lyon

Introduction Lyon is the third largest city in France, after Paris and Marseille. It is located at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône and is the capital of the Metropolis of Lyon and the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The city of Lyon has a...

Tallinn

Introduction Tallinn is the capital, primate and most populous city of Estonia. It is situated in the northern part of the country, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea. Its climate is a humid continental climate, according to the...

Dar es Salaam

Introduction Dar es Salaam is the largest city, industrial center, and major port of Tanzania. The city is located on the Swahili coast, on a natural harbour on the eastern coast of East Africa. Due to close proximity to the equator and the warm Indian...

Santiago

Introduction Santiago, officially named Santiago de Chile, is the federal capital of Chile, and the center of its largest metropolitan area, known as "Greater Santiago, whose total population is 7 million. Santiago is also considered one of the largest cities in the Americas.  Founded in...

Accra

Introduction Accra is the capital and the administrative and economic center of Ghana. The region is located on the Gulf of Guinea near the Atlantic Ocean, and its estimated population rose to 2.28 million, making Accra the largest city in Ghana. The city features a...

Johannesburg

Introduction Johannesburg is the most populous city and the commercial capital of South Africa. It was founded in 1886, following the discovery of gold, and was initially part of the Transvaal, an independent Afrikaner republic that later became one of the four provinces of South...

Phuket City

Introduction Phuket is one of the provinces of Thailand that lies in the Andaman Sea, off the west coast of the Malay Peninsula. It is located 863 km from Bangkok and it consists of the island of Phuket, the largest in the country, and another...

Kigali

Introduction Kigali is the largest city and capital of Rwanda. It became the capital upon the country’s independence in 1962, since then, the city has become Rwanda's economic, cultural, and transport hub and hosts the main residence and offices of the President and government ministries....

Mexico City

Introduction Mexico City, or Ciudad de México, D.F., is the capital of Mexico, a country located in North America, boundering on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the North Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the...

Minsk

Introduction Minsk city is the capital of Belarus. It is the political, economic, scientific and cultural center of the country and the administrative center of the Minsk region. Minsk is the most economically developed city in Belarus. The city lies along the Svisloch River. First...

Addis Ababa

Introduction Addis Ababa is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia. It is located on a well-watered plateau surrounded by hills and mountains, in the geographic center of the country. Only since the late 19th century has Addis Ababa been the capital of the Ethiopian...

Marrakech

Introduction Marrakesh is the fourth largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is the capital of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. It is west of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Marrakesh is 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi)...

San Diego

Introduction San Diego is a city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,425,976 as of July...

Athens

Introduction Athens is the capital and largest city in Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 34,000 years, and its earliest human presence started somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC....

Kiev

Introduction Kiev (Kyiv) is one of the more beautiful and one of the oldest cities of Eastern Europe and has played a pivotal role in the development of the East Slavic civilization as well as in the modern Ukrainian nation. Founded 1500 years ago, Kiev...

Ankara

Introduction Ankara, Turkey’s cosmopolitan capital, sits in the country’s central Anatolia region. It’s a center for the performing arts, home to the State Opera and Ballet, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra and several national theater companies. Overlooking the city is Anitkabir, the enormous hilltop mausoleum of...

Hà Noi

Introduction Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. The city is situated in northern Vietnam on the western bank of the Red River, about 85 miles (140 km) inland from the South China Sea. In addition to being the national capital, Hanoi is also a...