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User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7279 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

What do you think are the 10 most important cities in your country and the world.

US.
1. Washington D.C.
2. New York
3. Chicago
4. L.A.
5. Miami
6. Boston
7. Phili
8. Atlanta
9. Houston
10. San Fran.

World
1. New York
2. London
3. Washington D.C.
4. Moscow
5. Cario
6. RIO
7. Hong Kong
8. Sydney
9. Toronto
10. Paris

i would put my home town MIAMI at 20. and # 2 for South America.


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User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

Of course, this is all highly subjective, but here are my comments regarding your "world" list...

Beijing and Tokyo (and possibly Berlin) belong in the top ten, don't you think?

By my standards, Paris is more "important" than Rio, Cairo, or Sydney.


User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Toronto in the top ten? Especially over Tokyo and Paris? That's funny.

Here is my list with my reasons.

USA
1. Washington, D.C. (capital -- 'nuff said)
2. New York City (finance center/biggest city/transportation hub/)
3. Los Angeles (cultural influence/media/entertainment)
4. Chicago (manufacturing/transportation)
5. Boston (finance/banking/history)
6. San Francisco (political movements)
7. Dallas (oil/political clout/growing transportation hub)
8. Houston (oil/political clout)
9. Atlanta (regional hub/transportation hub/media center)
10. Detroit (manufacturing/growing transportation hub)

World
1. Washington, D.C. (U.S. capital/IMF/World Bank)
2. New York City (finance/culture/U.N./media)
2. London (finance/U.K. capital/transportation center)
4. Tokyo (finance/Japan capital/regional center)
5. Hong Kong (finance/regional center/gateway to the largest consumer market...but not for much longer/transportation hub)
6. Los Angeles (major media center)
7. Paris (French capital/politics)
8. Singapore (finance center/regional hub/transportation center)
9. Moscow (Russian capital)
10. Chicago (transportation hub/manufacturing)

Some honorable mentions: Zurich (banking center), Geneva (U.N.), Baghdad (seriously, this place really has an influence on world events), Jerusalem (major influence on world events, for better and for worse), Frankfurt (financial center of Europe's largest economy), Berlin (German capital).

And I think New York and London are of equal importance to the world. Both cities are very, very similar.


User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Damn...forgot about Beijing. We should have a rising star list as well. Shanghai would be on that one...

User currently offlineKL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 772 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

in my country, probably will be:

1. Amsterdam (head capital, stock exchange, tourist mecca, AJAX!! Big grin )
2. The Hague (political capital, Scheveningen(beach), Europol and several International courts)
3. Rotterdam (world's biggest harbour, Hollands 2nd largest city, little Manhattan, Feyenoord, Pim Fortuyn)
4. Utrecht (Traffic hub, especially for the Dutch Railways)
5. Eindhoven (5th largest city, Philips)
6. Groningen
7. Maastricht
8. Enschede
9. Haarlem
10. Arnhem

and for the world, I would say:

1. New York
2. London
3. Paris
4. Tokyo
5. Washington
6. Moscow
7. Los Angeles
8. Hong Kong
9. Chicago
10. Berlin



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User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

Rai, I tend to agree with your lists, but I would say that, given its dominance in fields such as media and culture (and its overall international importance), New York is actually more important that Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles is a candidate for the top ten list SOLELY because of Hollywood.

Zurich and Geneva, despite their importance in the fields you mentioned, are probably too marginal in all other respects to qualify for the top ten.

And, yes, Beijing does need to be up there somewhere.


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6235 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

In my country (Puerto Rico) the top ten cities would be
1-San Juan (and
2-Bayamon
3-Carolina
4-Ponce
5-Mayaguez
6-Caguas
7-Arecibo
8-Aguadilla
9-Guaynabo
10-Fajardo
Worldwide its difficult to say because thats mainly an opinion question, In my opion the top 10 would be like this
1-Washington
2-New York
3-London
4-Tokyo
5-Frankfurt
6-Hong Kong
7-Paris
8-Moscow
9-Buenos Aires
10-Brussels (I think being the capital of the European Union makes it enter the Top 10.)
Mexico City, Chicago, Singapore and Sao Paulo are also very importnat cities
Chepos



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User currently offlineKaitakfan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

World...

New York
Washington
Los Angeles
London
Hong Kong
Tokyo
Sydney


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Well, what do we mean by 'important'?

Does importance mean population size? Financial revenue? A place where news is made?

I'd appreciate the author of this thread Flymia, to clarify.

Regards,

QANTASforever


User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

UK

1.London
2.Glasgow
3.Liverpool
4.Manchester
5.Birmingham
6.Edinburgh
7.Cardiff
8.Newcastle
9.Belfast
10.Aberdeen ( mabe further up cause its euro oil capital)

World

1. New york
2. London
3. Tokyo
4. Paris
5. Frankfurt
6. Moscow
=. Hong Kong
8. Rio
9. Beijing
10. LA



User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8037 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

When it comes to important cities around the world, we have to list the following:

New York City--the financial and mass media center of the USA.
Washington, DC--the capitol of the most powerful country in the world.
Chicago--the major transportation hub of the USA.
Los Angeles--the entertainment center and largest Pacific port in the USA.
Toronto--the financial and mass media center of Canada.
Rio de Janiero--the mass media center and major tourist attraction of Brazil.
Buenos Aires--the capitol and largest city in Argentina.
London--the capitol, mass media and financial center of the United Kingdom.
Paris--the capitol, mass media and financial center of France.
Frankfurt--the mass media and financial center of Germany.
Munich--the high-tech manufacturing center of Germany (more or less).
Zurich--the financial center of Switzerland.
Milan--the manufacturing center of Italy.
Rome--the capitol and mass media center of Italy.
Vienna--the capitol of Austria and a crossroads between eastern and western Europe.
Moscow--the capitol of the Russian Federation, also a major manufacturing and mass media center.
Cairo--the capitol of Egypt.
Jeruselem--a historical city sacred to three major religions.
Nairobi--the most important city economically in eastern Africa.
Johannesberg--the capitol, mass media and financial center of South Africa.
Cape Town--the largest port in South Africa.
Dubai--the financial center of the Persian Gulf (more or less).
Karachi--the primary port and manufacturing center of Pakistan.
Mumbai (Bombay)--a major port and manufacturing center on the Indian Ocean cost of India.
New Delhi--the capitol, mass media and financial center of India.
Bangalore--the high-tech manufacturing center of India.
Calcutta--a major port a manufacturing center on the Bay of Bengal coast of India.
Singapore--a major port, manufacturing and financial center in southeast Asia.
Kuala Lumpur--the capitol, mass media and financial center of Malaysia.
Bangkok--the capitol, mass media, manufacturing and financial center of Thailand.
Ho Chi Minh City--the manufacturing and financial center of Vietnam.
Hong Kong--a major port, manufacturing and financial center.
Taipei--the capitol, mass media, manufacturing and financial center of Taiwan.
Guangzhou (Canton)--the largest manufacturing center in southern China with close access to Hong Kong ports.
Shanghai--the largest port, financial and manufacturing center in China.
Beijing--the capitol and mass media center of China.
Seoul--the capitol, mass media, manufacturing and financial center of South Korea.
Tokyo--the capitol, mass media, manufacturing and financial center of Japan.
Kyoto--Japan's most historical city.
Nagoya--Japan's primary manufacturing center.
Osaka--a major manufacturing center of Japan with close access to the port at Kobe.
Sydney--the largest city, financial, mass media and manufacturing center of Australia.
Melbourne--the second-largest city, financial, mass media and manufacturing center of Australia.
Perth--Australia's western port city.

I'm sure I left not a few cities out of the list.  Smile


User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

Nice to see that Detroit didnt make anybody's list... We only are the headquarters of 3 major automotive companies that in some way, shape, or form manufacture or assist in the manufacture of most of the world's automobiles.


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User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

Nice try RayChuang but don't you think the biggest of them all should make it on the list by size alone .... Mexico City !


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User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

Actually, Tokyo is the world's biggest city. New York City is next. I don't even think Mexico makes the top five. But it is a large city, nonetheless.

User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

No, it's Mexico City.

Tokyo is actually many large and small cities combined (Tokyo, Chiba, Yokohama, Kanazawa, Urawa and many others in Saitama. Much like NY is not one city. Tokyo itself is only about 8 million.

Have to go to work now but will post the real numbers from The Bible (aka,The Econmist Book of Numbers) when I get home.



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User currently offlineB777 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

RayChuang, don't forget Kaoshiung, which is one of the world's largest port.

User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3489 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

Rai,

NYC is not in the top 5.

They are more like:

1. Tokyo
2. Mexico City
3. Sao Paulo
4. Shanghai or Seoul
5. Maybe NYC or Rio de Janeiro


User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

Nope. I'll save you the trouble. Largest metro areas:

Tōkyō Japan 34900000 incl. Yokohama, Kawasaki
New York USA 21600000 incl. Newark, Paterson
Sŏul (Seoul) South Korea 21150000 incl. Inchon, Songnam
Ciudad de México Mexico 20750000 incl. Nezahualcóyotl, Ecatepec, Naucalpan
São Paulo Brazil 20250000 incl. Guarulhos
Mumbai (Bombay) India 18150000 incl. Kalyan, Thane, Ulhasnagar
Ōsaka Japan 18000000 incl. Kobe, Kyoto
Delhi India 17150000 incl. Faridabad & Ghaziabad
Los Angeles USA 16800000 incl. Riverside, Anaheim
Jakarta Indonesia 15850000 incl. Bekasi, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang

Check this site out: http://www.citypopulation.de/

In terms of principal cities, Seoul is the largest. I think Mumbai is next. NYC, Tokyo and Mexico city are around the same size in this regard.




User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

most important world cities:

1 New York City, USA
2 Washington USA
3 London UK
4 Paris FR
5 Berlin DE


User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Important? Hrmm....that's tough to gauge.

World:

1. Rochester, NY (What the hell  Laugh out loud)
2. Hong Kong (Only because of that kick ass airport Kai Tak)
3. Barrow, AK (Just because its sad that people live there)
4. Any city in Belgium (I like chocolate)
5. Baghdad (Whatever happens there will probably determine who the US president will be)


That's my list  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

What is wrong with Barrow?

I hear that Pepe's North of the Border is an excellent authentic Mexican Resturant.



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User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Germany:

1. Berlin
2. Frankfurt
3. Munich
4. Hamburg
5. Bonn
6. Stuttgart
7. Dresden
8. Cologne
9. Hannover
10. Leverkusen (Bayer-factories)

World:

1. New York
2. Washington
3. Frankfurt
4. London
5. Paris
6. Tokyo
7. Hong Kong
8. Brussels
9. Los Angeles
10. Jerusalem


User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

L-188,

I just couldn't live in a place where A.) Its not snowing for maybe a month in the whole year; and B.) Where they don't see the sun for weeks at a time

*shudders at the thought*

But I joke! I joke, because I love  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineAirontario From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 563 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Canada :
1. Toronto
2. Montreal
3. Ottawa
4. Vancouver
5. Calgary
6. Halifax
7. Edmonton
8. Winnepeg
9. Hamilton
10. Quebec


User currently offlineIB6400 From Mexico, joined Jun 1999, 247 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

Mexico:

1. Mexico City
2. Guadalajara
3. Monterrey
4. Puebla
5. León
6. Ciudad Juárez
7. Hermosillo
8. Tijuana
9. Villahermosa
10. Mérida

Joaquín  Smile
Mexico City



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25 Post contains images Hartsfieldboy : I can't believe no one thinks Sao Paulo is one of the most important cities. SP is the center of South America in finance, all South American counties
26 Post contains images PROSA : Rio is more famous, and is only known for tourism, tits, and violent crime, and not much else. I'd say the second item(s) on your list is enough to ma
27 Tbonecapalbo : In the US, the most important city is Moscow, ID. It's the pea and lentil capital of the United States
28 Post contains images Hartsfieldboy : PROSA, when I can walk down the sidewalk in Sao Paulo and see a giant billboard of a girl with bearing her huge rack (nevermind what the heck they are
29 Post contains images Manni : Difficult question to answer as many citys are important for different reasons. Brussels, capital of the EU, that makes it definitely the worlds most
30 TurbineBeaver : Miami is in South America?
31 Matt86 : Germany 1. Berlin [biggest city, capital of Germany] 2. München (Munich) [big city, often said to be the most beautiful city, hightechindustry, cultu
32 Post contains images Sebolino : One of the most important US city is London !
33 Sebolino : Matt86, You're right, Munchen is much more important than Paris or Jakarta or Mexico or Bejing. The oktoberfest ! We should not forget the importance
34 Post contains images Sebolino : 1 - Strasbourg 2 - Illkirch-Graffenstaden 3 - Entzheim 4 - Gerstheim 5 - Breuschwickersheim 6 - Paris ??
35 AM744 : 1.-Mexico City 2.-Monterrey 3.-Guadalajara 4.-Puebla 5.-León 6.-Tijuana 7.-Ciudad Juarez 8.-Toluca 9.-Merida 10.-Villahermosa World: 1.-Washington 2.
36 Pendrilsaint : hmmm USA: 1) Washington 2) New York 3) Los Angeles 4) Chicago 5) Atlanta 6) Boston 7) Dallas 8) Detroit 9) Philadelphia 10) St. Louis World: 1) Washin
37 Lan_Fanatic : I think the categories should be by continent: North America: 1.-Washington D.C 2.-New York 3.-Los Angeles 4.-Chicago 5.-Toronto/Mexico City South Ame
38 Post contains images Flyguydsl : In my Country, CANADA Toronto Ottawa Vancouver Montreal Calgary Halifax Winnipeg Edmonton Quebec City Victoria WORLD New York London Tokyo Washington
39 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Chicago....home of the greatest company that ever existed on this side of the universe.... The Boeing Company
40 Post contains images Flyguydsl : What about Canadair?? Hehe
41 NoUFO : RayChuang, Frankfurt is definitely not Germany's media capital. I think it's Hamburg with Berlin as a close second. What makes a city "important", btw
42 Post contains images KL713 : Varsseveld (eastern Holland) is the most important place for the South Koreans nowadays.....you don't have to guess why....
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