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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Cincinnati}}, Ohio, United States:''' Third-largest city of Ohio, former boomtown, and the first major US city founded after the American Revolution. Generally conservative-leaning in th suburbs.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Cincinnati}}, Ohio, United States:''' Third-largest city of Ohio, former boomtown, and the first major US city founded after the American Revolution. Generally conservative-leaning in th the suburbs.



* '''Skopje, Greater Skopje, UsefulNotes/{{Macedonia}}:''' Capital and largest city of Macedonia, inhabited since at least 4000 BC but not defined as a city until Roman times as "Scupi".

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* '''Skopje, Greater Skopje, UsefulNotes/{{Macedonia}}:''' UsefulNotes/NorthMacedonia:''' Capital and largest city of the newly renamed North Macedonia, inhabited since at least 4000 BC but not defined as a city until Roman times as "Scupi".


* '''UsefulNotes/{{Milan}}, Lombardy, UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}:''' Second-largest city in Italy, as well as the financial and industrial heart of northern Italy. Milan is also the world's fashion and design capital.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Milan}}, Lombardy, UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}:''' Second-largest city in Italy, as well as the financial and industrial heart of northern Italy. Milan is also the world's fashion and design capital.capital and is home to two of the world's most successful football clubs: AC Milan and FC Internazionale.


* '''UsefulNotes/MexicoCity, Federal District, UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}:''' Capital of Mexico, largest city in North America, and the oldest capital city in the New World, built by the Spanish over what was Tenochtitlan, seat of the Aztec Empire.

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* '''UsefulNotes/MexicoCity, Federal District, UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}:''' Capital of Mexico, largest city in North America, and the oldest capital city in the New World, built by the Spanish over what was Tenochtitlan, seat of the Aztec Empire.Empire. Formerly a federal district like Washington, DC, but now a ''sui generis'' federal entity with the same powers as a state.


* '''Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany:''' Second-largest city of Bavaria and fourteenth-largest in Germany, as well as the unofficial capital of the Franconia region, famous for its market but also infamous for being the birthplace of the Nazis as well as host to war crimes trials at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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* '''Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany:''' Second-largest city of Bavaria and fourteenth-largest in Germany, as well as the unofficial capital of the Franconia region, famous for its market but also infamous for being the birthplace of the Nazis as well as host to war crimes trials at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.World War II.



* '''Dresden, Saxony, Germany:''' Second-largest city of Saxony and a political and cultural center of the country, famous for its medieval architecture, many of which had to be reconstructed following an infamous Allied bombing campaign during the closing days of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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* '''Dresden, Saxony, Germany:''' Second-largest city of Saxony and a political and cultural center of the country, famous for its medieval architecture, many of which had to be reconstructed following an infamous Allied bombing campaign during the closing days of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.World War II.



* '''Southampton, England, United Kingdom:''' Largest city in the Hampshire region and a major seaport, having been the departure point of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'' and among the starting points of D-Day during the closing months of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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* '''Southampton, England, United Kingdom:''' Largest city in the Hampshire region and a major seaport, having been the departure point of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'' ''RMS Titanic'' and among the starting points of D-Day during the closing months of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.World War II.


* '''UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, UsefulNotes/{{Georgia|USA}}, United States:''' State capital and largest city in Georgia, as well as the unofficial capital of the "New South", being a center of racial diversity (as well as a hotspot of the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement, being the hometown of UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr, who also served as a local Baptist pastor throughout his life) and the South's economic blooming, spurred on by hosting the centennial Olympic Games in 1996. Home to the world's busiest airport.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, UsefulNotes/{{Georgia|USA}}, United States:''' State capital and largest city in Georgia, as well as the unofficial capital of the "New South", being a center of racial diversity (as well as a hotspot of the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement, being the hometown of UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr, who also served as a local Baptist pastor throughout his life) life), being quite liberal for a southern city, and the South's economic blooming, spurred on by hosting the centennial Olympic Games in 1996. Home to the world's busiest airport.



* '''[[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]], [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]], United States:''' Third-largest city in Texas, having grown on the back of its cotton and oil industries. Together with the slightly smaller city of Fort Worth and a few other cities and towns, Dallas forms the largest urban area in the South.

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* '''[[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]], [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]], United States:''' Third-largest city in Texas, having grown on the back of its cotton and oil industries. Together with the slightly smaller city of Fort Worth and a few other cities and towns, Dallas forms the largest urban area in the South.South, and one of the few major conservative-leaning urban areas.



* '''UsefulNotes/{{Colombo}}, Western Province, UsefulNotes/SriLanka:''' Capital and largest city of Sri Lanka, established as early as 2,000 years ago as a major crossroads of the Indian Ocean maritime routes and later established as capital of the island by the British.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Colombo}}, Western Province, UsefulNotes/SriLanka:''' Capital De facto capital and largest city of Sri Lanka, established as early as 2,000 years ago as a major crossroads of the Indian Ocean maritime routes and later established as capital of the island by the British.



* '''[[UsefulNotes/OtherCitiesInTexas Austin]], Texas, United States:''' State capital and fourth-largest city of Texas, as well as a hotbed of liberal politics in an otherwise conservative state.

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* '''[[UsefulNotes/OtherCitiesInTexas Austin]], Texas, United States:''' State capital and fourth-largest city of Texas, as well as a hotbed of liberal politics (centered around a major university) in an otherwise conservative state.



* '''UsefulNotes/{{Cincinnati}}, Ohio, United States:''' Third-largest city of Ohio, former boomtown, and the first major US city founded after the American Revolution.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Cincinnati}}, Ohio, United States:''' Third-largest city of Ohio, former boomtown, and the first major US city founded after the American Revolution. Generally conservative-leaning in th suburbs.



* '''UsefulNotes/{{Raleigh}}, North Carolina, United States:''' State capital of North Carolina and an early example of American urban planning, as well as part of a "triangle" of educational institutions with the nearby cities of Durham and Chapel Hill.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Raleigh}}, North Carolina, United States:''' State capital of North Carolina and an early example of American urban planning, as well as part of a "triangle" of educational institutions with the nearby cities of Durham and Chapel Hill. Like Austin, it's very liberal for a conservative state (although less so than Durham and Chapel Hill).



* '''UsefulNotes/{{Portland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Oregon}}, United States:''' Largest city of Oregon and a pocket of liberal politics in an otherwise conservative state, being a center of cultural diversity and a hotspot of outdoor activities.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Portland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Oregon}}, United States:''' Largest city of Oregon and a pocket of liberal politics in an otherwise conservative state, state (unlike Austin it's dominant enough to swing statewide elections Democratic), being a center of cultural diversity and a hotspot of outdoor activities.



* '''Jacksonville, Florida, United States:''' Largest city of Florida and a major port of call for military and civilian ships.

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* '''Jacksonville, Florida, United States:''' Largest city of Florida and a major port of call for military and civilian ships. Its metro area is heavily dominated by the city proper and has few suburbs of note.


* '''UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, UsefulNotes/{{Georgia|USA}}, United States:''' State capital and largest city in Georgia, as well as the unofficial capital of the "New South", being a center of racial diversity (as well as a hotspot of the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement, being the hometown of UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr, who also served as a local Baptist pastor throughout his life) and the South's economic blooming, spurred on by hosting the centennial Olympic Games in 1996.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, UsefulNotes/{{Georgia|USA}}, United States:''' State capital and largest city in Georgia, as well as the unofficial capital of the "New South", being a center of racial diversity (as well as a hotspot of the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement, being the hometown of UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr, who also served as a local Baptist pastor throughout his life) and the South's economic blooming, spurred on by hosting the centennial Olympic Games in 1996. Home to the world's busiest airport.


* '''UsefulNotes/SaoPaulo, São Paulo State, UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}:''' Largest city in the Americas, a financial powerhouse in South America, and land of capricious weather. It is famous for its culinary delights, the largest fleet of helicopters in the world, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick its insane traffic jams]].

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* '''UsefulNotes/SaoPaulo, São Paulo State, UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}:''' Largest city in the Americas, a financial powerhouse in South America, and land of capricious weather. It is famous for its culinary delights, the largest fleet of helicopters in the world, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick its insane traffic jams]].[[note]]Said traffic jams are the main reason the city has such a huge fleet of choppers—they're literally the only way high-powered businesspeople can move within the city. It's gotten to the point that helicopter ''taxis'' now serve the city.[[/note]]



* '''UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, Massachusetts, United States:''' State capital of Massachusetts and largest city in the New England region. Boston is also one of the oldest colonial-era settlements in America, has played a prominent role in the UsefulNotes/AmericanRevolution, and is also home to several prestigious educational institutions, including Harvard University, the oldest institute of higher learning in America.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, Massachusetts, United States:''' State capital of Massachusetts and largest city in the New England region. Boston is also one of the oldest colonial-era settlements in America, has played a prominent role in the UsefulNotes/AmericanRevolution, and is also home to several prestigious educational institutions, including Harvard University, the oldest institute of higher learning in America.



* '''UsefulNotes/{{Tianjin}}, China:''' Fourth-largest city in China and the chief port-of-entry for maritime trade going into Beijing.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Tianjin}}, China:''' Fourth-largest city in China and the chief port-of-entry port of entry for maritime trade going into Beijing.



* '''UsefulNotes/SanDiego, California, United States:''' Second-largest city of California, sitting next to the Mexican border. Built as the first Catholic mission in California, San Diego once thrived as the command center for the Pacific fleet during World War II, and it still serves that purpose to the present day. However, it has since diversified in various ways, including a center of biotechnology, a craft beer hub, and a beach paradise. The city is known for having one of the most desirable climates in the world.

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* '''UsefulNotes/SanDiego, California, United States:''' Second-largest city of California, sitting next to on the Mexican border.border (though downtown is about 15 road miles from the crossing). Built as the first Catholic mission in California, San Diego once thrived as the command center for the Pacific fleet during World War II, and it still serves that purpose to the present day. However, it has since diversified in various ways, including a center of biotechnology, a craft beer hub, and a beach paradise. The city is known for having one of the most desirable climates in the world.



* '''UsefulNotes/{{Baku}}, UsefulNotes/{{Azerbaijan}}:''' Capital of Azerbaijan and largest city among the states of the southern Caucasus and a growing economic and cultural center, also known for its harsh winter winds.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Baku}}, UsefulNotes/{{Azerbaijan}}:''' Capital of Azerbaijan and largest city among the states of the southern Caucasus and a growing economic and cultural center, also known for its harsh winter winds. Its location on the shore of the Caspian Sea also makes it the world's largest city that stands below sea level.



* '''Harare, UsefulNotes/{{Zimbabwe}}:''' Capital and largest city of Zimbabwe, founded by British settlers near one of the oldest gold mines in the world.

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* '''Harare, Harare Province, UsefulNotes/{{Zimbabwe}}:''' Capital and largest city of Zimbabwe, founded by British settlers near one of the oldest gold mines in the world.



* '''UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}, Maryland, United States:''' Largest city of Maryland, famous as the birthplace of the "Star-Spangled Banner".

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}, Maryland, United States:''' Largest city of Maryland, famous as the birthplace of the "Star-Spangled American national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".



* '''Jacksonville, Florida, United States:''' Largest city of Florida and a major port-of-call for military and civilian ships.

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* '''Jacksonville, Florida, United States:''' Largest city of Florida and a major port-of-call port of call for military and civilian ships.



* Antananarivo, UsefulNotes/{{Madagascar}}

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* Antananarivo, Analamanga, UsefulNotes/{{Madagascar}}



* Tripoli, UsefulNotes/{{Libya}}

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* Tripoli, Tripoli District, UsefulNotes/{{Libya}}



* Lomé, UsefulNotes/{{Togo}}

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* Lomé, Maritime Region, UsefulNotes/{{Togo}}



* Alexandria, Egypt

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* Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt


* '''UsefulNotes/{{Baku}}, UsefulNotes/{{Azerbaijan}}":''' Capital of Azerbaijan and largest city among the states of the southern Caucasus and a growing economic and cultural center, also known for its harsh winter winds.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Baku}}, UsefulNotes/{{Azerbaijan}}":''' UsefulNotes/{{Azerbaijan}}:''' Capital of Azerbaijan and largest city among the states of the southern Caucasus and a growing economic and cultural center, also known for its harsh winter winds.


* '''Liverpool, England, United Kingdom:''' Fifth-largest metropolitan area in the UK and a historically important seaport, having seen off millions of British and Irish emigrants to the United States in the 19th century, as well as a major exporter of British music epitomized by Music/TheBeatles.

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* '''Liverpool, '''UsefulNotes/{{Liverpool}}, England, United Kingdom:''' Fifth-largest metropolitan area in the UK and a historically important seaport, having seen off millions of British and Irish emigrants to the United States in the 19th century, as well as a major exporter of British music epitomized by Music/TheBeatles.


* '''UsefulNotes/{{Frankfurt}} (am Main), Hesse, UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}:''' The financial heartland of continental Europe, fifth-largest city of Germany, and home of the hot dog. It is also distinct from other German cities by its abundance of skyscrapers and autobahn exchanges.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Frankfurt}} (am Main), Hesse, UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}:''' The financial heartland of continental Europe, fifth-largest city of Germany, and home of the hot dog. It is also distinct from other German cities by its abundance of skyscrapers and autobahn exchanges.interchanges.



* '''[[UsefulNotes/{{Lima}} Líma]], UsefulNotes/{{Peru}}:''' Capital and largest city in Peru, founded by the Spanish to also serve as capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru. It is also home to the National University of San Marcos, the oldest functioning university in the New World.

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* '''[[UsefulNotes/{{Lima}} Líma]], '''UsefulNotes/{{Lima}}, UsefulNotes/{{Peru}}:''' Capital and largest city in Peru, founded by the Spanish to also serve as capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru. It is also home to the National University of San Marcos, the oldest functioning university in the New World.



* '''UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}, UsefulNotes/{{Quebec}}, Canada:''' Second largest city of Canada and second largest Francophone city in the world after Paris, as well as, until TheSeventies, the chief commercial center of the country.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}, UsefulNotes/{{Quebec}}, Canada:''' Second largest Second-largest city of Canada and second largest second-largest Francophone city in the world after Paris, as well as, until TheSeventies, the chief commercial center of the country.



* '''[[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Manchester]], England, United Kingdom:''' Second largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city suddenly grew in prominence during the UsefulNotes/IndustrialRevolution, and even long after the industries have gone, it thrived on as a center of culture and business.

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* '''[[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Manchester]], England, United Kingdom:''' Second largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city suddenly grew in prominence during the UsefulNotes/IndustrialRevolution, and even long after the industries have gone, it thrived on thrives as a center of culture and business.



* '''UsefulNotes/{{Hyderabad}}, Telangana, India:''' State capital of Telengana and fourth-largest city of India, known for its melding of Muslim and Hindu cultures, as well as a historic pearl trade and an IT industry on the upsurge.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Hyderabad}}, Telangana, India:''' State capital of Telengana Telangana and fourth-largest city of India, known for its melding of Muslim and Hindu cultures, as well as a historic pearl trade and an IT industry on the upsurge.



* '''[[UsefulNotes/OtherCitiesInTexas Austin]], Texas, United States:''' State capital and fourth largest city of Texas, as well as a hotbed of liberal politics in an otherwise conservative state.

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* '''[[UsefulNotes/OtherCitiesInTexas Austin]], Texas, United States:''' State capital and fourth largest fourth-largest city of Texas, as well as a hotbed of liberal politics in an otherwise conservative state.



* '''Tashkent, Uzbekistan:''' Capital and largest city of Uzbekistan, as well as the most populous in Central Asia and one of the most diverse, encouraged by its location along the Silk Road.

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* '''Tashkent, Uzbekistan:''' UsefulNotes/{{Uzbekistan}}:''' Capital and largest city of Uzbekistan, as well as the most populous in Central Asia and one of the most diverse, encouraged by its location along the Silk Road.



* Kunming, China

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* Kunming, Yunnan, China



* Ulan Bator, UsefulNotes/{{Mongolia}}

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* Ulan Bator, Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator), UsefulNotes/{{Mongolia}}



* '''Brasília, Federal District, Brazil:''' Capital and third-largest city of Brazil; built from the ground up in the late 1950s to serve as the country's capital, much like Washington and Canberra before it and Abuja after it. Known for its modern architecture. Although not officially founded until 1960, by 2000 the metro area had close to 3 million people, making it the world's largest city that did not exist in 1900.

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* '''Brasília, Federal District, Brazil:''' Capital and third-largest city of Brazil; built from the ground up in the late 1950s to serve as the country's capital, much like Washington and Canberra before it and Abuja after it. Known for its modern architecture. Although not officially founded until 1960, by 2000 the metro area had close to 3 million people, making it the world's largest city that did not exist in 1900.1900 (an honor claimed by Abuja just a few years later).



* Haifa, Israel

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* Haifa, Haifa District, Israel



* Valencia, Venezuela

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* Valencia, Carabobo State, Venezuela


* UsefulNotes/{{Bonn}}, Germany

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* UsefulNotes/{{Bonn}}, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


* '''Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia:''' Australia's capital, eighth-largest city overall, and largest inland city. Built from the ground up to serve as the national capital, much like Washington before it and Brasília after it.

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* '''Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia:''' Australia's capital, eighth-largest city overall, and largest inland city. Built from the ground up to serve as the national capital, much like Washington before it and Brasília after it.


* Kingston, UsefulNotes/{{Jamaica}}

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* Kingston, Kingston & Saint Andrew Parishes,[[note]]Kingston Parish consists solely of the old city of Kingston and the historic village of Port Royal. The rest of Kingston lies in Saint Andrew Parish. The two parishes have had a combined government since 1923.[[/note]] UsefulNotes/{{Jamaica}}



* Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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* Canberra, '''Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaAustralia:''' Australia's capital, eighth-largest city overall, and largest inland city. Built from the ground up to serve as the national capital, much like Washington before it and Brasília after it.



* '''UsefulNotes/{{Macau}}, China:''' A former Portuguese colony handed over to China in 1999, it's now a major resort area, as well as the world's leading gambling center, supplanting Las Vegas in that role.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Macau}}, China:''' A former Portuguese colony handed over to China in 1999, it's now a major resort area, as well as the world's leading gambling center, supplanting Las Vegas in that role. Notably the only location in China where gambling is legal.


* '''UsefulNotes/{{Cincinnati}}, Ohio, United States:''' Third-largest city of Ohio, former boomtown, and the first major city founded after the American Revolution.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Cincinnati}}, Ohio, United States:''' Third-largest city of Ohio, former boomtown, and the first major US city founded after the American Revolution.



* The Hague, Netherlands

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* The '''The Hague, NetherlandsSouth Holland, Netherlands:''' The Dutch seat of government, though not the official capital, which is Amsterdam. Home to most of the country's foreign embassies and about 150 international organizations, most notably the International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court.



* Fuzhou, China
* İzmir, Turkey

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* Fuzhou, Fujian, China
* İzmir, İzmir Province, Turkey



* Kabul, Afghanistsn
* Surabaya, Indonesia
* Allahabad, India

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* Kabul, Kabul Province, Afghanistsn
* Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
* Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India



* UsefulNotes/{{Jerusalem}}, Israel / Palestine

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* UsefulNotes/{{Jerusalem}}, Jerusalem District, Israel / Jerusalem Governorate, Palestine



* '''Brasília, Federal District, Brazil:''' Capital and third-largest city of Brazil; built from the ground up in the late 1950s to serve as the country's capital, much like Washington and Canberra before it. Known for its modern architecture. Although not officially founded until 1960, by 2000 the metro area had close to 3 million people, making it the world's largest city that did not exist in 1900.
* San Pedro Sula, Cortés Department, Honduras

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* '''Brasília, Federal District, Brazil:''' Capital and third-largest city of Brazil; built from the ground up in the late 1950s to serve as the country's capital, much like Washington and Canberra before it and Abuja after it. Known for its modern architecture. Although not officially founded until 1960, by 2000 the metro area had close to 3 million people, making it the world's largest city that did not exist in 1900.
* San '''San Pedro Sula, Cortés Department, HondurasHonduras:''' Second-largest city in Honduras, but by far the country's main economic center.



* Nagoya, Japan

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* Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan



* Cochin (Kochi), Kerala, India

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* Cochin (Kochi), Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India



* Fukuoka, Japan

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* Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


* '''UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, Pennsylvania, United States:''' Second-largest city in Pennsylvania and largest city in the Ohio Valley, famous for its once-massive steelworks industry. After the decline of heavy industry in the 1970s and 1980s, has reinvented as a medical, educational, and technological hub.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, Pennsylvania, United States:''' Second-largest city in Pennsylvania and largest city in the Ohio Valley, famous for its once-massive steelworks industry. After the decline of heavy industry in the 1970s and 1980s, has reinvented itself as a medical, educational, and technological hub.

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