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The city of
in Kurdistan has a radial urban structure centred on an ancient fortress.
is a large city human settlement. It can be defined as a permanent and densely settled place with administratively defined boundaries whose members work primarily on non-agricultural tasks. Cities generally have extensive systems for housing, transportation, sanitation, utilities, land use, production of goods, and communication. Their density facilitates interaction between people, government organisations and businesses, sometimes benefiting different parties in the process, such as improving efficiency of goods and service distribution.
Historically, city-dwellers have been a small proportion of humanity overall, but following two centuries of unprecedented and rapid
urbanization, more than half of the world population now lives in cities, which has had profound consequences for global sustainability. Present-day cities usually form the core of larger metropolitan areas and urban areas—creating numerous commuters traveling towards city centres for employment, entertainment, and education. However, in a world of intensifying globalization, all cities are to varying degrees also connected globally beyond these regions. This increased influence means that cities also have significant influences on global issues, such as sustainable development, global warming, and global health. Because of these major influences on global issues, the international community has prioritized investment in sustainable cities through Sustainable Development Goal 11. Due to the efficiency of transportation and the smaller land consumption, dense cities hold the potential to have a smaller ecological footprint per inhabitant than more sparsely populated areas. Therefore, compact cities are often referred to as a crucial element of fighting climate change. However, this concentration can also have significant negative consequences, such as forming urban heat islands, concentrating pollution, and stressing water supplies and other resources. ( )
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( Sucre Spanish: ) is the constitutional [ˈsukɾe] capital of Bolivia, the capital of the Chuquisaca Department and the 6th most populated city in Bolivia. Located in the south-central part of the country, Sucre lies at an elevation of 2,810 meters (9,214 feet). This relatively high altitude gives the city a subtropical highland climate with cool temperatures year-round.
Its pre-Columbian name was Chuquisaca; during the Spanish Empire it was called La Plata. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the city of Chuquisaca had its own autonomy with respect to the
were the only people that did not pay the ransom for the Inca captive). Today, the region is of predominantly Quechua background, with some Aymara communities and influences. (
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... that the former
in New York City has been home to a tire showroom, a restaurant, and an art shop? ASCE Society House ... that the
was characterized in 1892 as New York City's "uptown headquarters of Art", with many of its tenants having studied art together? Sherwood Studio Building ... that
George Balanchine choreographed his ballet for the Scherzo à la Russe New York City Ballet's Stravinsky Festival, a tribute to the composer after his death? ... that
originates from a New York City swamp that remained undeveloped through 2000? Kissena Creek ... that seven years after Miss America cut the ribbon for the
in New York City, the company announced it would move to the suburbs? Pepsi-Cola world headquarters ... that the New York City Subway's has been nicknamed the "Homeless Express" due to its large ridership of homeless people? E train
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is a Ann Arbor city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. The 2020 census recorded its population to be 123,851. It is the principal city of the Ann Arbor Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor is also included in the Greater Detroit Combined Statistical Area and the Great Lakes megalopolis, the most populated and largest megalopolis in North America.
Ann Arbor is home to the
University of Michigan
. The university significantly shapes Ann Arbor's economy as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the
. The city's economy is also centered on high technology, with several companies drawn to the area by the university's research and development infrastructure. (
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New York City is a large and ethnically diverse metropolis. It is the largest city in the United States with a long history of international immigration. New York City was home to over 8.3 million people in 2019, accounting for over 40% of the population of New York State and a slightly lower percentage of the New York metropolitan area, home to approximately 23.6 million. Over the last decade the city has been growing faster than the region. The New York region continues to be by far the leading metropolitan gateway for legal immigrants admitted into the United States.
Throughout its history, New York City has been a major point of entry for
immigrants; the term " melting pot" was coined to describe densely populated immigrant neighborhoods on the Lower East Side. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. English remains the most widely spoken language, although there are areas in the outer boroughs in which up to 25% of people speak English as an alternate language, and/or have limited or no English language fluency. English is least spoken in neighborhoods such as Flushing, Sunset Park, and Corona.
Density of population
(2012 US$) square
mi 2 persons/ km 2
$ 1,724.759 47,126.4
† GDP = Gross Domestic Product
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Arbil in Kurdistan has a radial urban structure centred on an ancient fortress (from )
The city of
New York City, one of the largest urban areas in the world (from
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