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An Overview of Addis Ababa Addis Ababa (sometimes spelled Addis Abeba, used by the official Ethiopian Mapping Authority) is the capital city of Ethiopia. It is the largest city in Ethiopia, with a population of 3,384,569. As a charter city, Addis Ababa has the status of both a city and a state. It is where...
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An Overview of Caracas Situated on a plateau along the northern coast of South America, Caracas acts as the country’s center of commerce and culture. Venezuela once was a lush haven for the indigenous tribes of Carib, Arawak and Chibcha people who were sustained by its lush rain forests and beaches, until the country became...
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An Overview of Dalian Dalian sits at the southern tip of Liaodong Peninsula, China, facing the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea. It serves as a bridge between northeastern China and Inner Mongolia as well as the gate to Beijing and Tianjin, making it a very important economic city. For instance, Dalian has established trade...
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An Overview of Salvador Salvador was the first capital of Brazil and holds the title of oldest city. It celebrated its 450th anniversary the year before the country celebrated its 500th year anniversary. The oldest part of town (called “Pelourinho”) today boasts an elevator that eliminates the steep climb from the sea level port to...
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An Overview of Melbourne Melbourne is the capital of Victoria, Australia’s smallest mainland state. It has a population of over 3 million, which is nearly 70% of the population of Victoria. Melbourne history is the stuff that legends are made of. History states that the city was founded in 1835 on a tract of land...
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An Overview of Ankara Ankara is the captial of Turkey and the nation’s second largest city. While all roads may not lead to Rome, all of Turkey’s highways intersect in Ankara. It’s geographical location, in the center of the country, is highlighted by being the seat of the Turkish government. With a population of 4.4 million, Ankara is an...
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An Overview of Dusseldorf Dusseldorf is an international business and financial city located in Western Germany. It is the seventh largest city in Germany with almost 2 million people living in the urban area. In 2009, a survey ranked Dusseldorf sixth on the list of the best cities to live in world-wide. The city is...
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An Overview of Recife Recife (pronounced “resifi”) is the fifth-largest city in Brazil with 4,136,506 residents. The many rivers and small islands have earned Recife the nickname of “The Brazilian Venice.” The city is also one of the most important commerce centers of Brazil with over 85,000 businesses. These two facts alone draw in numerous people to either...
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An Overview of Riyadh Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia. In addition to being the country’s largest city, it is also is one of the richest cities in the Middle East and part of the 100 Richest Cities in the world. Riyadh is located in the center of the Arabian Peninsula and is home to over...
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An Overview of Berlin With a population of 3.5 million people, Berlin is one of Germany’s largest cities. In addition to being the country’s capital, Berlin is also the second most populous city and the eighth most populous urban area in the European Union. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media, and science. The city plays host to 147 foreign embassies and headquarters to...
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