Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2737 times:
Toronto in the top ten? Especially over Tokyo and Paris? That's funny.
Here is my list with my reasons.
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)
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.
KL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 765 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2716 times:
in my country, probably will be:
1. Amsterdam (head capital, stock exchange, tourist mecca, AJAX!! )
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)
and for the world, I would say:
1. New York
7. Los Angeles
8. Hong Kong
PHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2722 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.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6097 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2705 times:
In my country (Puerto Rico) the top ten cities would be
1-San Juan (and
Worldwide its difficult to say because thats mainly an opinion question, In my opion the top 10 would be like this
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
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2811 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.
N312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2679 posts, RR: 17 Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2656 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.
Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2631 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
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2612 times:
Important? Hrmm....that's tough to gauge.
1. Rochester, NY (What the hell )
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)