New York City

New YorkNew York, New YorkNew York City, New York
Most of the borough is situated on Manhattan Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River. Several small islands also compose part of the borough of Manhattan, including Randall's Island, Wards Island, and Roosevelt Island in the East River, and Governors Island and Liberty Island to the south in New York Harbor. Manhattan Island is loosely divided into Lower, Midtown, and Uptown regions. Uptown Manhattan is divided by Central Park into the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side, and above the park is Harlem. The borough also includes a small neighborhood on the United States mainland, called Marble Hill, which is contiguous with The Bronx.

Urban area

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The largest cities of South Korea have an autonomous status equivalent to that of provinces. Seoul, the largest city and capital, is classified as a teukbyeolsi (Special City), while the next 6 largest cities (see the list below) are classified as gwangyeoksi (Metropolitan Cities; see Special cities of South Korea). Smaller cities are classified as si ("cities") and are under provincial jurisdiction, at the same level as counties (see:Administrative divisions of South Korea). Urban areas in Sweden (tätorter) are statistically defined localities, totally independent of the administrative subdivision of the country.

Köppen climate classification

Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain (BWh). Eilat, Southern District, Israel (BWh). ‘Aziziya, Jafara, Libya (BWh). Karachi, Pakistan (BWh). Doha, Qatar (BWh). Mecca, Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia (BWh). Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (BWh). Kuwait City, Capital Governorate, Kuwait (BWh). Dubai, United Arab Emirates (BWh). Muscat, Oman (BWh). Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (BWh). Cairo, Egypt (BWh). Alexandria, Egypt (BWh). Khartoum, Sudan (BWh). Djibouti City, Djibouti (BWh). Nouakchott, Mauritania (BWh). Timbuktu, Mali (BWh). Lima, Peru (BWh). Turpan, Xinjiang, China (BWk). Leh, India (BWk). Nukus, Uzbekistan (BWk). Aral, Kazakhstan (BWk). Damascus, Syria (BWk). Walvis Bay, Erongo Region, Namibia (BWk).


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Seoul, South Korea (since September 1988). 🇮🇩 Jakarta, Indonesia (since October 1989). 🇧🇷 São Paulo State, Brazil (since June 1990). 🇪🇬 Cairo, Egypt (since October 1990). 🇷🇺 Moscow, Russia (since July 1991). 🇩🇪 Berlin, Germany (since May 1994). 🇮🇹 Rome, Italy ("Friendship and cooperation agreement", since July 1996). London, United Kingdom (since October 2015). Largest cities in Asia. List of cities proper by population. List of cities with the most skyscrapers. List of tallest structures in Tokyo. List of development projects in Tokyo. List of metropolitan areas in Asia. List of most expensive cities for expatriate employees. List of urban areas by population. Megacity.


The largest by far is İstanbul, followed by Ankara, İzmir and Bursa. In the UK, the term the Metropolis was used to refer to London, or the London conurbation. The term is retained by the London police force, the Metropolitan Police Service (the "Met"). The chief officer of the Metropolitan Police is formally known as the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis. Since 1974 six conurbations (outside London) have been known as metropolitan counties, each divided into metropolitan districts.


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List of largest cities throughout history. List of metropolitan areas by population. List of metropolitan areas in Europe. List of million-plus urban agglomerations in India. List of urban areas by population. Megalopolis. Merger (politics). Metroplex. Primate city. Principles of intelligent urbanism. Urban sprawl.


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Modern humans, defined as the species Homo sapiens or specifically to the single extant subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens, proceeded to colonize all the continents and larger islands, arriving in Eurasia 125,000–60,000 years ago, Australia around 40,000 years ago, the Americas around 15,000 years ago, and remote islands such as Hawaii, Easter Island, Madagascar, and New Zealand between the years 300 and 1280. The closest living relatives of humans are chimpanzees (genus Pan) and gorillas (genus Gorilla). With the sequencing of the human and chimpanzee genomes, current estimates of similarity between human and chimpanzee DNA sequences range between 95% and 99%.

Globalization and World Cities Research Network

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List of cities by GDP

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This is a list of cities and/or their metropolitan areas in the world by GDP. The methodology may differ between the studies and are widely based on projections and sometimes approximate estimations, notably for non-OECD cities (refer to sources for more information.)

List of urban areas by population

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List of largest cities throughout history. List of countries by population. List of population concern organizations. UN Demographic Yearbook. UN World Urbanization Prospects (2007 revision). Demographia. Th. Brinkhoff: The Principal Agglomerations of the World. Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques. - Geopolis study of urban areas. Gridded Population of the World.


AlgerAlgiers, AlgeriaAl-Jazā'ir
The city's name is derived via French and Catalan Alger from the Arabic name Al-Jazā’ir, "The Islands". This name refers to the four former islands which lay off the city's coast before becoming part of the mainland in 1525. Al-Jazā’ir is itself a truncated form of the city's older name Jaza'ir Bani Mazghana, "The Islands of the Sons of Mazghana", used by early medieval geographers such as al-Idrisi and Yaqut al-Hamawi. In antiquity, the Greeks knew the town as Ikosion, which was Latinized as Icosium under Roman rule.

List of cities proper by population

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A city proper is a locality defined according to legal or political boundaries and an administratively recognised urban status that is usually characterised by some form of local government. In some cases, cities proper may not include suburbs or even parts of the urban core whereas in other cases the boundaries may include non-contiguous urban settlements or even rural areas.

List of metropolitan areas by population

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World's largest cities and their mayors. Geopolis. World Gazetteer. OECD Territorial Reviews – Competitive Cities in the Global Economy – has some definitions for OECD countries. Map of cities.


historyIbadan, Oyo Statearmies of Ibadan
With a population of over 3 million, it is the third most populous city in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano; it is the country's largest city by geographical area after Gusau. At the time of Nigeria's independence in 1960, Ibadan was the largest and most populous city in the country, and the second most populous in Africa after Cairo. Ibadan is located in south-western Nigeria, 128 km inland northeast of Lagos and 530 km southwest of Abuja, the federal capital, and is a prominent transit point between the coastal region and the areas in the hinterland of the country.


AngoraAncyraAnkara, Turkey
With a population of 4,587,558 in the urban center (2014) and 5,150,072 in its province (2015), it is Turkey's second largest city after Istanbul (the former imperial capital), having outranked İzmir in the 20th century. On 23 April 1920 the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was established in Ankara, which became the headquarters of Atatürk and the Turkish National Movement during the Turkish War of Independence. Ankara became the new Turkish capital upon the establishment of the Republic on 29 October 1923, succeeding in this role the former Turkish capital Istanbul (Constantinople) following the fall of the Ottoman Empire.


BucureştiBucharest, RomaniaBucurești
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BataviaJakarta, IndonesiaDjakarta
Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta (Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Located on the northwest coast of the world's most populous island Java, it is the centre of economics, culture and politics of Indonesia, with a population of 10,075,310. The Greater Jakarta metropolitan area has an area of 6,392 square kilometers, which is known as Jabodetabek (an acronym of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi). It is the world's second largest urban agglomeration (after Tokyo) with a population of 30,214,303. Jakarta is predicted to reach 35.6 million people by 2030 to become the world's biggest megacity.

Buenos Aires

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Global city

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The term "global city", rather than "megacity", was popularized by sociologist Saskia Sassen in her 1991 work, The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo. "World city", meaning a city heavily involved in global trade, appeared in the May 1886 description of Liverpool, by The Illustrated London News. Patrick Geddes later used the term "world city" in 1915. More recently, the term has focused on a city's financial power and high technology infrastructure, with other factors becoming less relevant. Global city status is considered beneficial and desirable. Competing groups have developed multiple alternative methods to classify and rank world cities and to distinguish them from non-world cities.

The Chainsmokers

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The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries. Their debut EP, Bouquet was released in October 2015 and featured the single "Roses", which reached the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Don't Let Me Down" became their first top 5 single there and won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 59th awards ceremony, while "Closer" became their first number-one single on the chart. They have also won two American Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards and eight iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Association football

These ongoing efforts contributed to the formation of The Football Association (The FA) in 1863, which first met on the morning of 26 October 1863 at the Freemasons' Tavern in Great Queen Street, London. The only school to be represented on this occasion was Charterhouse. The Freemason's Tavern was the setting for five more meetings between October and December, which eventually produced the first comprehensive set of rules.


PekingBeijing, ChinaBeiping
As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for most of the past eight centuries, and was the largest city in the world by population for much of the second millennium A.D. Encyclopædia Britannica notes that "few cities in the world have served for so long as the political headquarters and cultural center of an area as immense as China." With mountains surrounding the inland city on three sides, in addition to the old inner and outer city walls, Beijing was strategically poised and developed to be the residence of the emperor and thus was the perfect location for the imperial capital.