What is city?

  • (noun): A large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts.
    Example: "Ancient Troy was a great city"
    Synonyms: metropolis, urban center
    See also — Additional definitions below

City

A city is a relatively large and permanent settlement. Although there is no agreement on how a city is distinguished from a town within general English language meanings, many cities have a particular administrative, legal, or historical status based on local law.

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Quebec City
... or /kəˈbɛk/ French Québec ), also Québec, Quebec City or Québec City (French Ville de Québec), is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec ... As of 2011, the city has a population of 516,622, and the metropolitan area has a population of 765,706, making it the second most populous city in Quebec after Montreal, which is about 233 kilometres (145 ... The narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River proximate to the city's promontory, Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond), and Lévis, on the opposite bank, provided ...
July 24 - Events
... post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan ... Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City. 1910 – The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Shkodër, putting down the Albanian Revolt of 1910 ...
Quincy, Illinois
... Quincy, known as Illinois' "Gem City," is a river city along the Mississippi River and the county seat of Adams County, Illinois, United States ... As of the 2010 census the city held a population of 40,633 ... The city anchors its own micropolitan area and is the economic and regional hub of West-central Illinois, catering a trade area of well over 300,000 people ...
Quebec City - Culture
... See also List of events in Quebec City and Media in Quebec City Quebec City is known for its Winter Carnival, its summer music festival and for its Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ... Tourist attractions located near Quebec City include Montmorency Falls, the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, the Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resort, and the ... sites, art galleries and museums in Quebec City, such as Citadelle of Quebec, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Ursulines of Quebec, and Musée de la civilisation ...
City - 21st Century
... of innovation networks, and broadband services are driving forces of a new city planning paradigm towards intelligent cities ... Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, India Nano City, India Putrajaya, Malaysia King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia Sejong City, South Korea Songdo International ...

More definitions of "city":

  • (noun): An incorporated administrative district established by state charter.
    Example: "The city raised the tax rate"
  • (noun): People living in a large densely populated municipality.
    Example: "The city voted for Republicans in 1994"
    Synonyms: metropolis

Famous quotes containing the word city:

    Blind Beggar: How do you know so much about city ordinances?
    Inspector Clouseau: What sort of stupid question is that? Are you blind?
    Blind Beggar: Yes.
    Blake Edwards (b. 1922)

    New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.
    Djuna Barnes (1892–1982)

    In place of a world, there is a city, a point, in which the whole life of broad regions is collecting while the rest dries up. In place of a type-true people, born of and grown on the soil, there is a new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman.
    Oswald Spengler (1880–1936)