Named for William Lamb, a viscount who also became prime minister of Britain, that city on the Yarra River has been a financial and cultural mecca.
A naval force under Commodore John D. Sloat claimed the Spanish town of Yerba Buena on January 30, 1847, and renamed it to San Francisco.
Gamla stan, also referred to as the “town between the bridges”, is the old section ofÂ Stockholm.
The world’s most famous ice hotel is also the first, and was built at Jukkasjarvi inÂ Sweden.
Apparently on the advice of an astrologer, Burma, somewhat paranoid country moved its capital to the tiny planned community of Pyinmana in 2005.
Known as El Angel, the Angel of Independence was ordered built by President Porfirio Diaz, and today is found in the Paseo de la Reforma in Maxico City, where it is a traditional gathering place.
Founded in 1639, Urga was built on the site of the Buddhist monastery of Da Khuree. In 1924, it was renamed “Red Hero,” in honor of Suhbaatar, who liberated the country from Ungern von Sternberg’s troops. Ulan Bator is the capitol of Mongolia.
Known as the Paris of the East in the 1930s, Shanghai city has a historic nightclub district known as the Bund.
The longest name of place in English speaking country is:
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu (85 letters) which is a hill in New Zealand.
The longest name of a town in the UK is:
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (58 characters).
But the longest train station name in the UK is:
Gorsafawddacha’idraigodanheddogleddollÃ´npenrhynareurdraethceredigion (68 characters) in North Wales, and it was created just to beat Llanfairpwllqw…
No wonder some people develop a “fear of long words”, it is called hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia (sweet irony!).
Built form giant basalt “logos” 92-man-made islets on the remote
Micronesian island if Pohpei, the ancient Non Madol can claim to be the
world’s most mysterious City. Archaeologists are a loss to explain how it
was constructed and why it was suddenly abandoned around 1500 AD. Nor do they
have any idea of the purpose of the submerge tunnels connecting many of the
larger islets in this “Venice of the Pacific”.