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An Overview of Dusseldorf Dusseldorf is an international business and financial city located in Western Germany. It is the seventh largest city in Germany with almost 2 million people living in the urban area. In 2009, a survey ranked Dusseldorf sixth on the list of the best cities to live in world-wide. The city is...
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An Overview of Recife Recife (pronounced “resifi”) is the fifth-largest city in Brazil with 4,136,506 residents. The many rivers and small islands have earned Recife the nickname of “The Brazilian Venice.” The city is also one of the most important commerce centers of Brazil with over 85,000 businesses. These two facts alone draw in numerous people to either...
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An Overview of Riyadh Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia. In addition to being the country’s largest city, it is also is one of the richest cities in the Middle East and part of the 100 Richest Cities in the world. Riyadh is located in the center of the Arabian Peninsula and is home to over...
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An Overview of Berlin With a population of 3.5 million people, Berlin is one of Germany’s largest cities. In addition to being the country’s capital, Berlin is also the second most populous city and the eighth most populous urban area in the European Union. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media, and science. The city plays host to 147 foreign embassies and headquarters to...
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An Overview of Xi’an One of the oldest cities in China, Xi’an is one of the four ancient capitals of China (along with Beijing and Nanjing). China revived the interior city in the ’90s as an important cultural, economic, and educational center. Xi’an is now one of the most populous cities of China with over 8 million...
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An Overview of Abidjan Abidjan is the economic and former official capital of Côte d’Ivoire. In 2011, it was named the largest city in the nation and the third largest French speaking city in the world. Considered a cultural hub of West Africa, Abidjan is characterized by a high level of industrialization and urbanization. In 2006, Côte d’Ivoire authorities published that...
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An Overview of Nanjing Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province in China and has a prominent place in the country’s history and culture. It has long been one of China’s most important cities  as it has been the capital of China on several occasions. Nanjing is unique in the fact that it has nearly...
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An Overview of Nagoya Nagoya, Japan developed as the castle town of the Owari dynasty during the Edo period. Today, Nagoya is third largest city in the country, and its nearly 9,000,000 residents make the city the fourth most populous area in Japan. Nagoya’s geographical location in the center of Japan has allowed it to...
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An Overview of Montréal Montréal is the largest city in the Canadian providence of Quebec. About half of the population of the province of Québec is concentrated in the city with a population of 3.6 million people. The majority its yearly growth is from immigration. Consequently, Montréal is a very multicultural city, with immigrants making up 28% of its population. The most frequent...
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An Overview of Monterrey Monterrey was founded in 1596 by Diego de Montemayor and 12 other Spanish families. This city, now one of Mexico´s most important, celebrated its 400th birthday in 1996 with a series of spectacular and colorful events. With a population of over 4 million, it is the second largest industrial and financial...
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