Top 100 World’s cities

The following are the World’s Top 100 cities that you should visit once in your lifetime.  From the most fascinating Asian cities such as Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong to the recent metropolis such as Dubai and entertainment capital such as Las Vegas and Macau, the list is packed with some of the planets most exciting destinations.  Our list is divided into various sections, starting with the top 10 most famous cities, followed by the key urban destinations within the various world regions including the Americas (North, Central, South), Europe, Africa, Asia and finally Oceania. Each item on the list comes with a short description as well as a photograph.

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Top 10 Cities

The following are the world’s Top 10 Cities with some of the most famous global metropolis in Europe, Asia and America including Paris, London, New York City, Bangkok and Singapore.

  1. Paris
  2. London
  3. Bangkok
  4. Singapore
  5. New York
  6. Kuala Lumpur
  7. Hong Kong
  8. Dubai
  9. Istanbul
  10. Rome

Paris

Paris: world’s most visited city

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Paris is not only the capital and biggest city in France but the world’s most visited city.   It is located on the river Seine at the heart of the Île-de-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits, is largely unchanged since 1860 and has an estimated population of over 2 millions.  The metropolitan area however has a population of almost 12 million and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe.  An important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris is today one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.

London

London: one of the world’s greatest global cities and second most visited

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London is one of the world’s greatest cities.  It is a vibrant and exciting metropolis packed with a variety of different cultures, influences, world class attractions and entertainment for every budget and lifestyle.   It is a really diversified city offering so much to its residents as well as to the millions of tourists coming in every year.  From world class museums and galleries to chic hotels, well known shops to exquisite restaurants, passing by a variety of music venues, it has something for everyone.

Bangkok

Bangkok: one of Asia’s most visited and vibrant cities

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Bangkok, with its wide array of cultural and religious sites, bargain shopping locations, famous nightlife and many business and technological centre is one of the most contrasting and compelling of all Asian cities. It is indeed a very cosmopolitan city with a good mix of Thai, Chinese and other Middle Eastern influence, not to forget the millions of tourist from all over the world flowing in every year.  With a population of over ten million it is a surprisingly safe and clean city, offering many transport options including a multitude of elevated highways, the Sky train (BTS), the underground (MRT), and boats, not to mention the famous tuk-tuks.  It is also the perfect city to enjoy a relaxing Thai massage or experience a Muay Thai kickboxing match.

Singapore

Singapore: the world’s most globalised city

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The city state of Singapore is one of the most interesting and inspiring city of all South-east Asia.  Officially called the Republic of Singapore, it is a set of islands located in the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, south of Thailand.  Singapore is said to be the world’s most globalised city, with a long history of immigration and a big expatriate community.  It has today a population of around 5 million consisting of Chinese, Malays, Indians, Caucasians and with about 40% of the city being foreigners including both students and workers.  It is the world’s second most densely populated city right after Monaco. This cosmopolitan city, which is part of the four East Asian Tigers (with Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan) also play a fundamental role in the finance and international trade world. Its port is one of the busiest in Asia and the country is considered one of the worlds’s most technologically advanced.

New York City

New York City: one of the only World’s Alpha ++ Cities

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New York is the most populous city in the United States as well as a global metropolis with a significant impact upon international commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment.   It is home of the United Nations Headquarters, the New York Stock Exchange considered the world’s largest stock exchange, as well as numerous of the world’s top rated colleges and universities.  It is often being described as the cultural capital of the world, hosting a variety of museums and art gallery. It is located within the world’s largest natural harbours and its skyline is one of the most recognisable in the world.  It is especially impressive at night when all the skyscrapers are illuminated.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur: one of Asia’s fastest developing cities

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Kuala Lumpur is the federal capital and most populous city in Malaysia, and considered one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the country, in both population and economy.  It is rated as one of the world’s alpha cities being an important cultural, financial and economic centre in Malaysia and Asia.  It also played host in a variety of international events such as the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One World Championship.  Kuala Lumpur is best known today as the home of the Petronas Twin Towers, considered the tallest twin buildings in the world and representing an iconic symbol of the country.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong: World’s best example of East meets West

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Hong Kong, along with Macau is one of two Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of the People’s Republic of China.  Situated on China’s south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. With a land mass of just 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the world’s most densely populated areas.  Its population is 95 percent ethnic Chinese and 5 percent from other groups.  It has become a colony of the British Empire after the First Opium War, until 1997, when China resumed sovereignty.  The region espoused minimum government intervention under the ethos of positive non-interventionism during the colonial era, which greatly influenced the current culture of Hong Kong, often described as East meets West.

Dubai

Dubai: home to one of the world’s most innovative construction projects

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Dubai is by far the most famous city within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located south east of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula within the emirate’s northern coastline.  When oil was discovered in the region in the late 60’s, it quickly led to a massive influx of foreign workers, expanding the city by 300% and bringing in international oil interests. The modern emirate of Dubai was created after the UK left the area in 1971. Today, Dubai has emerged as a global city and a business hub. Although Dubai’s economy was built predominantly on the oil industry, its main revenues are now from tourism, real estate, and financial services, similar to that of Western countries.  Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects including the Palm, the World, Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest manmade structure and the famous Burj al Arab considered the world’s only seven-Star hotel.

Istanbul

Istanbul: world’s only metropolis situated on two continents

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Istanbul, historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople is today the largest city of Turkey, with a population of over 13 million inhabitants, as well as the the country’s cultural, economic and financial capital.  Istanbul strategically lies on the Bosphorus strait and encompasses the natural harbour known as the Golden Horn, within the northwest part of the country.  It is the only metropolis situated on two continents, extending both on the European (Thrace) and Asian (Anatolia) sides of the strait.  It ranks among the world’s fastest growing metropolitan area.  Its historic areas were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985, and it was named a joint European Capital of Culture for 2010 and the European Capital of Sports for 2012.

Rome

Rome: considered the birthplaces of western civilization

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Rome is Italy’s capital and most populous city.  It is located within the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region.  Rome’s history spans two and a half thousand years, and was once at the heart of the Roman Empire, one of Western Europe and the Mediterranean region most dominant power for over seven hundred years (from the 1st century BC until the 7th century AD). The city is regarded as one of the birthplaces of western civilization, as well as the seat of the Papacy since the 1st century AD.  It is today ranked as a beta+ world city and is the most popular tourist attraction in Italy and third within the European Union.  It is also considered one of the world’s most successful city brands, both in terms of reputation and assets, with its historic centre listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as being home some of the world’s top 50 most visited tourist destinations such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum.

Top Cities in the Americas

The following are Americas top cities including some of the most renown metropolis such as NYC, LA and Las Vegas in the United States, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver in Canada, and Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and São Paulo in Southern America.

Top 10

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21-28

  1. New York
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Las Vegas
  4. Miami
  5. Toronto
  6. San Francisco
  7. Vancouver
  8. Rio de Janeiro
  9. Mexico City
  10. Buenos Aires
  1. Seattle
  2. Washington D.C.
  3. Montreal
  4. Atlanta
  5. Boston
  6. Philadelphia
  7. Chicago
  8. San Diego
  9. Cancun
  10. Dallas
  1. Punta Cana
  2. Orlando
  3. São Paulo
  4. New Orleans
  5. Houston
  6. Lima
  7. Santiago
  8. Bogota

Los Angeles

Los Angeles: World’s Entertainment Capital

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Los Angeles or the City of Angels is one of the US and the world’s most important business entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, and education centres. It is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. Los Angeles has been ranked the world’s third richest city and fifth most powerful and influential along with the Greater Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. It is perhaps best known as the World’s Entertainment Capital, being home to Hollywood and a leader in the creation of television and stage production, motion pictures, video games, and recorded music.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas: World’s Gambling Capital best known as Sin City

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Las Vegas is the most populous city within the state of Nevada and an internationally renowned resort destination for gambling, shopping, and fine dining. The city bills itself as the World’s Entertainment Capital, famous for its consolidated casino hotels and associated entertainment.  It is also a growing retirement and family city, but remains mostly popular for its adult entertainment and is therefore dubbed as the Sin City.  It is famous for its numerous outdoor lighting displays mainly on Fremont Street.

Miami

Miami: US Capital of Latin America and World’s Cruise Capital

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Miami classified as an Alpha World City is a major centre and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade.  It is located on the Atlantic coast within the south-eastern state of Florida and is considered America’s Cleanest City due to its vast green spaces, clean streets and year-round good air quality. It is nicknamed the Capital of Latin America, with a majority Spanish-speaking residents many of who originally from Cuba. The Downtown Miami area is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States.  As for the Port of Miami it is best known as the World’s Cruise Capital, accommodating some of the largest cruise ships and operations.

Toronto

Toronto: Canada’s most important city and commercial capital

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Toronto is Canada’s commercial capital and one of the top financial centres in the world, as well as considered an alpha world city.  It is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the world’s seventh largest in terms of market value, and has more corporate headquarters, including those of Canada’s five largest banks, than any other Canadian city.  Toronto’s leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, music, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism, engineering, and sports industries.

San Francisco

San Francisco: one of the world’s most sought after tourist destinations

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San Francisco is one of the world’s most sought after tourist destinations, ranked on top position on the most visited cities lists.  It is best known for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and its various landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and Chinatown.  It is also considered the financial, cultural, and transportation centre of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region of 7.5 million people which includes San Jose and Oakland. It is the most densely settled large city in the state of California and the second-most densely populated large city in the United States after New York City.  The city is also a principal banking and finance centre, and the home to more than 30 international financial institutions, placing it on the world’s top twenty global financial centres.

Vancouver

Toronto: Western Canada’s most important cities

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Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada, with 52% for whom English is not their first language.  It is always on top positions in the world’s most liveable city rankings.  It has hosted many international conferences and events, including Expo 86, and the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro: most visited city in the southern hemisphere

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Rio de Janeiro, simply referred to as Rio and nicknamed the Marvellous City is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, with more than 6 million people within the city proper.  It is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, one of the world’s largest football stadiums and the balneario beaches such as Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. It is also famous for its spectacular panoramic city views, best seen from the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain.

Mexico City

Mexico City: largest city in North America

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Mexico City or D.F (distrito federal) is the capital city of Mexico and the largest city in North America.  It is one of the most important financial centres in the continent and an alpha global City.  It is located within the Valley of Mexico, a large valley in the high plateaus at the centre of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 metres (7,350 ft) and is divided into sixteen boroughs. 

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires: capital and largest city of Argentina

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Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city in Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after Greater Sao Paulo. It is located on the western shore of the Río de la Plata estuary, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent.  Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination, known for its European style architecture and rich cultural life.  It is one of the largest cities in Latin America, with a lot of cultural offerings, and is the point of departure for travelling to the rest of the country. Inhabitants of Buenos Aires are called porteños or people from the port, implying that many of the inhabitants are immigrants in some ways or another. Buenos Aires is a singular, open, and integrating destination that allows the visitor not only to view the city but also to have an exceptional urban adventure.

Seattle

Seattle: largest city in the Pacific Northwest

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Seattle, known as the Emerald City is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. It is Located within the state of Washington, between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, overlooking Elliott Bay. The city is a damp green gem, with an abundance of evergreen trees throughout and spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic mountains to the west.   As the most important business centre in the Pacific Northwest it attracts a variety of businesses including Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Costco, Nintendo and Starbucks.  It is also a cultural destination, home to the University of Washington, as well as a vibrant arts scene with plenty of Jazz nightclubs along Jackson Street in the current Chinatown/International District.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.: capital of the United States

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Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States and the seat of its three branches of government.  It offers a vast collection of free, public museums unparalleled in size and scope throughout the history of mankind, as well as being home to the nation’s most treasured monuments and memorials, including the National Mall, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial.  Those attractions have become icons of America as one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful nation.  It also offers a variety of excellent shopping, dining and nightlife venues, making it an exciting destination to visit.

Montreal

Montreal: the world’s second largest French speaking city right after Paris

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Montreal is by far one of the top and most unique destinations in North America. The city lays on a 50km long island surrounded by the Saint Laurence River.  It is the world’s second largest French speaking city (second only to Paris) and is the perfect mix between European and American culture.  For nature lover to party animals, for world class cuisine to big shoppers, Montreal has something for everyone.  It is home to over 40 major festivals and events including the International Jazz festival and Just for Laughs.  Montreal is also a big sport city, hosting the F1 Grand Prix and is home to the mostly awarded hockey team in the NHL, the Montreal Canadians

Atlanta

Atlanta: home to the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic

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Atlanta is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Georgia and considered a world alpha city.  It is one of the cultural and economic centres of the region with an impressive concentration of Fortune 500 companies including Coca-Cola, Turner Broadcasting, The Home Depot, AT&T Mobility, UPS, and Delta Air Lines.  It is one of the most visited cities in the United States, with over 35 million visitors per year and has the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic.

Boston

Boston: one of the oldest cities in the United States

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Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts as well as being one of the oldest cities in the United States.  It is the region most important economic and cultural hub with a variety of top rated colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area.  It is considered an international centre of medicine and higher education with an emphasis on research, finance and biotechnology.  Boston is also considered one of the most innovative cities within North America, but has also one of the highest costs of living in the United States.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia: the USA first political capital

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Philadelphia often referred to as Philly is the fifth-most-populous city in the United States and the commercial, cultural, and educational centre of the Delaware Valley.  It is located within the North-eastern region of the United States along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. Philadelphia has shifted from being a manufacturing powerhouse to an information and service-based economy, with financial activities accounting for the largest sector of the economy.   Philadelphia attracts many tourists with a variety of key attractions such as the Liberty Bell which receives over 2 million visitors a year and the Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park considered the world’s largest landscaped urban park.  It is also famous for its fast food cuisine with the cheesesteak and soft pretzel a must have speciality.

Chicago

Chicago: largest city in the state of Illinois and major international hub

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Chicago is the largest city in the state of Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States after Los Angeles and New York City.  It was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. Today, Chicago is a major alpha+ global city and is known as a major international hub for finance, industry, telecommunications and infrastructure, with O’Hare International Airport being the second busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements. The city’s notoriety has found expression in numerous forms of popular culture, including novels, plays, movies, songs, various types of journals and the news media.

San Diego

San Diego: one of the world’s largest biotechnology research hub

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San Diego is the birthplace and second-largest city in California. It is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean within Southern California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. It is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbour, extensive beaches, long association with the U.S. Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology enclave. San Diego metropolitan area is the region’s key economic engine attracting a variety of industries including tourism, international trade, manufacturing and military. Moreover the University of California in San Diego (UCSD) with its important affiliated Medical Centre has helped make the city a major research hub in biotechnology.

Cancun

Cancun: world-renowned beach destination

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Cancun is a Mexican city best known as an attractive and world-renowned beach destination.  It is located within the south-eastern region of the country, on the north-east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The city is located off the Caribbean Sea, and is one of the eastern-most points in Mexico. It offers an ambulance of resorts and hotels and is often referred to as the Riviera Maya.

Dallas

Dallas: largest metropolitan area in the South of the USA

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Dallas is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the South of the US and is an important commercial hub especially within the oil and cotton industries.  It is considered a world Alpha city and is the only city in the South Central and Southwest regions to achieve that status.

Punta Cana

Punta Cana: one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean’s

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Punta Cana is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean’s.  It is located within the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic and is best known for its beaches and balnearios, which face both the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean. The ocean waters are mainly shallow, with several natural marine pools in which visitors can bathe without any danger.  The majority of the megaresorts are owned by Spanish hotel chains, which add to the Punta Cana eclectic variety of architecture and interior design blending native Dominican with Europeans cultures. 

Orlando

Orlando: one of the favourite family destinations in the USA

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Orlando is a city in the central region of the state of Florida and one of the favourite tourist destinations in the USA especially with young families, attracting over 51 million local and international tourists a year.  It is nicknamed the City Beautiful and is best known for its entertainment venues such as the Walt Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort and the SeaWorld theme park. The city is also one of the busiest American cities for conferences and conventions, as well as for its schools being home to the University of Central Florida, the second largest university in the United States in terms of enrolment.

São Paulo

São Paulo: largest city in Brazil and in the southern hemisphere of the Americas

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São Paulo popularly known as Sampa is the largest city in Brazil and within the southern hemisphere of the Americas.  It is a major commercial and financial hub, as well as an important city for arts and entertainment, maintaining a strong international influence.  The city houses several important monuments, parks and museums including the Latin American Memorial, the Museum of the Portuguese Language, São Paulo Museum of Art and the Ibirapuera Park.   São Paulo is also famous for holding many of the world’s known events such as the Brazil Grand Prix Formula 1, São Paulo Indy 300 and the Sao Paulo Fashion Week.  The city is also known for its unreliable weather, the size of its helicopter fleet, its architecture, gastronomy, severe traffic congestion and multitude of skyscrapers.

New Orleans

New Orleans: the most unique city in America

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New Orleans located in southeastern Louisiana on the bank of the Mississippi River is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state.  The city is well known for its distinct French Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage and often referred to as most unique city in America.  New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music, being the birthplace of jazz and its annual celebrations and festivals such as the famous Mardi Gras.

Houston

Houston: the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions

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Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States. It was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou and the burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city’s population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions and NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.  Houston is rated as a global city, with its economy based around energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation.  The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District.

Lima

Lima: capital and the largest city of Peru

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Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru and defined as a beta world city. It is located within the central part of the country, on a desert coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area. It was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535 and named la Ciudad de los Reyes, the City of Kings.  It became the capital and most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru, and following the country’s independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru. Today, around one-third of the Peruvian population lives in the metropolitan area.  Lima is home to one of the oldest higher learning institutions in the New World, the National University of San Marcos, founded in 1551, making it the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas.

Santiago

Santiago: Latin America’s most modern metropolitan area

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Bogotá is the capital and largest city of Colombia and one of the biggest of Latin America. It is considered a beta+ global city and figures amongst the thirty largest cities in the world and it is the third-highest capital city in South America (after La Paz and Quito) at 2,625 metres (8,612 ft) above sea level.  With many universities and libraries, it has been known as the Athens of South America

Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile, as well as the country’s commercial and financial hub, home to numerous multinationals headquarters. It is located within the country’s central valley, at an elevation of 520 m (1,706.04 ft) above sea level. Chile’s steady economic growth has transformed Santiago into Latin America’s most modern metropolitan area, with extensive suburban development, dozens of shopping centres, and impressive high-rise architecture. It has a very modern transport infrastructure, including the steadily growing underground Santiago Metro.

Bogotá

Bogotá: capital and largest city of Colombia and one of the biggest of Latin America

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Bogotá is the capital and largest city of Colombia and one of the biggest of Latin America. It is considered a beta+ global city and figures amongst the thirty largest cities in the world and it is the third-highest capital city in South America (after La Paz and Quito) at 2,625 metres (8,612 ft) above sea level.  With many universities and libraries, it has been known as the Athens of South America

Top Cities in Europe

The following are some of the Europe’s best known cities including Paris, London, Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Moscow.

Top 10

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21-29

  1. Paris
  2. London
  3. Rome
  4. Barcelona
  5. Dublin
  6. Amsterdam     
  7. Moscow          
  8. Prague 
  9. Vienna
  10. Madrid
  1. Budapest         
  2. Berlin  
  3. St.Petersburg
  4. Athens
  5. Munich
  6. Venice
  7. Florence
  8. Stockholm
  9. Warsaw
  10. Milan
  1. Oslo
  2. Lisbon
  3. Kiev
  4. Brussels          
  5. Copenhagen
  6. Varna
  7. Edinburgh
  8. Zürich

Barcelona

Barcelona: one of Europe’s more exciting cities

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Barcelona is by far one of Europe’s more exciting cities. Located on the north eastern part of Spain and capital of Catalonia it has a lot to offer its visitors, from the continent’s best-preserved Gothic quarters and fascinating Gaudi architecture to the beautiful beaches served by multiple underground stations.  Barcelona is Spain’s most cosmopolitan city offering a variety of world cuisine including succulent Catalan dishes.  The nightlife and music scene is also one of the most vibrant and their football team is known and supported around the world.  In short, Barcelona is perhaps the most equipped of all European cities will it be for arts, culture, sport or lifestyle.  The unique city of Barcelona is an absolute must when visiting the Costa Dorada.

Dublin

Dublin: capital and largest city of Ireland

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Dublin, known as the town of the hurdled ford is the capital and largest city in Ireland.  It is located near the midpoint of Ireland’s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey.  It was originally founded as a Viking settlement and evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and became the island’s principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century, it was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire and the fifth largest in Europe.  Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State and later the Republic of Ireland. It is today a fascinating destination to visit, being a historical and contemporary cultural centre in Ireland, as well as a modern centre of education, the arts, administration, economy and industry.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam: capital of the Netherlands and one of Europe’s most visited cities

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Amsterdam is considered one of the best destinations and most visited in Europe.  It has so much to offer its visitors from a wonderful architecture to a unique system of canals, passing by great entertainment.  It is the capital of the Netherlands, located within the province of North Holland and the country’s biggest city.  It is the financial centre of the Netherlands and one of the most important in Europe, with many multinational headquarters in the city as well as being home to the oldest stock exchange in the world, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.  Amsterdam is also considered the dominant cultural and creative centre of the country packed with various museums and art galleries.  The city has a population of 750k inhabitants, with most of them speaking very good English, being very friendly and welcoming.

Moscow

Moscow: city with the greatest number of billionaires

Moscow - World's Top 100 cities

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Moscow is the capital and the most populous city in Russia. It is the country’s major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational and transportation centre. It is located on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia.  It is considered the northernmost megacity on Earth, the most populous city in Europe with over 11 million inhabitants.  It is one of the richest and most expansive cities in the world with 79 billionaires making it the city with the greatest number of billionaires.  Moscow is the site of the Kremlin, one of several World Heritage Sites in the city and an ancient fortress that is today the residence of the Russian President and of the executive branch of the Government of Russia. The city is served by an extensive transit network, which includes four international airports, nine railroad terminals, and one of the deepest underground tubes in the world, the Moscow Metro, second only to Tokyo in terms of ridership and recognized as one of the city’s landmarks due to the rich and varied architecture of its 185 stations.

Prague

Prague: one of Easter Europe’s most popular destinations

Prague - World's Top 100 cities

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Prague is by far one of the most amazing cities in Easter Europe offering a wonderful architecture and various sites to be discovered within the historic centre part of UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.  Some of the top attractions the city has to offers include the narrow streets of the old town with at its heart the Old Town Square, the famous Karol Bridge and the magnificent Prague castle located on a hill. Prague is not short of entertainment as well, offering various Opera and Ballet spectacles, a variety of restaurants and bars, where guest can enjoy a delicious meal tasting local specialities and enjoying a variety of Czech beers. Since the fall of Communism, Prague has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations, offering a wide array of culture sights as well as numerous entertainment venues.

Vienna

Vienna: known as Europe’s City of Music and City of Dreams

Vienna - World's Top 100 cities

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Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria, as well as the country’s major cultural, economic and political centre, hosting many major international organizations including the United Nations and OPEC.  It is located within the eastern part of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. It is regarded as the City of Music because of its musical legacy and the City of Dreams because it was home to the world’s first psycho-analyst Sigmund Freud known as one of the greatest interpreters of dreams.  The City’s roots lie in early Celtic and Roman settlements that transformed into a Medieval and Baroque city, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Vienna is also considered one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Madrid

Madrid: one of Europe’s greatest cultural destinations

Madrid - World's Top 100 cities

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Madrid is known to be the city of great monuments, world class museums as well as one of Europe’s football and nightlife capital.  It is foremost a fantastic cultural destination with a great historic and artistic heritage.  Indeed it is home to the best known art galleries such as the El Prado and Reina Sofia museums within the so called golden triangle of Art located along the Paseo del Prado.  The amazing medieval centre where most of the key attractions are located is a wonderful place to get lost along its narrow streets packed with terraced cafes and restaurants.  At the heart of Old Madrid is the Plaza Mayor, an excellent starting point for a day of sightseeing or an evening with friends.

Budapest

Budapest: largest city of Hungary and in East-Central Europe

Budapest - World's Top 100 cities

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Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary and in East-Central Europe.  It is the country’s principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre.  Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with unification on 17 November 1873 of west-bank Buda with east-bank Pest.  It was originally founded as a Celtic settlement and later became the Roman capital of Lower Pannonia. It then became one of the humanist culture centres during the Renaissance and entered a new age of prosperity between the 18th and 19th centuries, where it became a global city.  Today the city is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with extensive World Heritage Sites includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world. Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world’s largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building.

Berlin

Berlin: capital and largest city of Germany

Berlin - World's Top 100 cities

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Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany as well as the country cultural, political, media and science center.  It is Located in north-eastern Germany within the European Plains and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Around one third of the city’s area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes. Its economy is primarily based on the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, media corporations, and convention venues. Berlin also serves as a continental hub for air and rail transport and is a popular tourist destination. Significant industries include IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, electronics, traffic engineering, and renewable energy.  Berlin is also home to renowned universities, research institutes, orchestras, museums, international film productions and celebrities, as well as host of many sporting events.

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg: the once Imperial capital of Russia

St. Petersburg - World's Top 100 cities

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Saint Petersburg is a city of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea.  It was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 and became the Imperial capital of Russia, until it moved from to Moscow in 1918. It is today Russia’s second largest city after Moscow with almost 5 million inhabitants and a major European cultural centre, as well as an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea.  It is often described as the most Western and most beautiful city of Russia with the Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is also famous for being home to The Hermitage, one of the world’s largest art museums.

Athens

Athens: the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy

Athens - World's Top 100 cities

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Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, as its recorded history spans around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state, being a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, and home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum.  It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Today Athens has become a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis, and the country’s economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural centre. The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, widely considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains a vast variety of Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of remaining Ottoman monuments projecting the city’s long history across the centuries. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery.

Munich

Munich: capital and the largest city of the German state of Bavaria

Munich - World's Top 100 cities

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Munich is the capital and the largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Modern Munich is a financial and publishing hub, and a frequently top-ranked destination for migration and expatriate location in liveability rankings.

Venice

Canals of Venice: one of the world’s most unique destinations

Venice - World's Top 100 cities

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Venice is by far one of the world’s most unique destinations, often described as Europe’s most romantic cities or even as the most beautiful city built by man.  It is located on the northeast part of Italy and is composed of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.  It is best known for its unique setting, its architecture and artworks, especially in the history of symphonic and operatic music. The city was historically the capital of the Venetian Republic and is today listed as World Heritage Site. 

Florence

Florence Cityscape: one of the most beautiful cities in the world

Florence - World's Top 100 cities

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Florence is often ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, with its numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace.  It is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany within the province of Florence. It is famous for its history, once being at the heart of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time.  It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the middle Ages.  It is today a major tourist hub part of UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its vast artistic and architectural heritage, and its remaining influence in the fields of art, culture, fashion and politics.

Stockholm

Stockholm: known as Venice of the North

Stockholm - World's Top 100 cities

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Stockholm is the capital and the largest city of Sweden and constitutes the most populated urban area in Scandinavia.  It was founded in the 12th century and has long since been one of Sweden’s cultural, media, political and economic centres.  Its strategic location on 14 islands on the south-central east coast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago, has been historically important. It is a global Beta+ city and is known for its beauty, its buildings and architecture, its abundant clean and open water, and it’s many parks, and often referred to as Venice of the North. Stockholm is the site of the national Swedish government, the Parliament of Sweden (riksdagen), the Supreme Court of Sweden (Högsta domstolen) and the official residence of the Swedish monarch as well as the prime minister.

Warsaw

Warsaw: an important economic hub in Central and Eastern Europe.

Warsaw - World's Top 100 cities

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Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland, as well as being an alpha global city and a major international tourist destination and an important economic hub in Central and Eastern Europe. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly 260 kilometres (160 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometres (190 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains.  It is also known as the phoenix city because it has survived many wars throughout its history most notably, the city had to be painstakingly rebuilt after the extensive damage it suffered from World War II, during which 80% of its buildings were destroyed. Warsaw has given its name to the Warsaw Confederation, the Warsaw Pact, the Duchy of Warsaw, the Warsaw Convention, the Treaty of Warsaw, the Warsaw Uprising, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The Warszawianka is widely considered the unofficial anthem of the city.

Milan

Milan: major world fashion and design capital

Milan - World's Top 100 cities

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Milan is the second-largest city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy as well as of the province of Milan. It was founded by Celtic people and later captured by the Romans in 222 BC and became the capital of the Western Roman Empire from 286 until 402 AD. Milan became one of the most prosperous Italian cities during the High Middle Ages, playing a primary role in the Lombard League.  Today, Milan is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy, with its business district hosting the Italian Stock Exchange and the headquarters of the largest national banks and multinational companies. The city is recognized as a major world fashion and design capital, as well as an Alpha world city. It is home to important museums, theatres and landmarks, including the Santa Maria delle Grazie UNESCO World Heritage Site, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, which attracts 2 million annual visitors.  It is also an important education center, hosting numerous cultural institutions and universities, including Bocconi University, which ranks 5th among European Business Schools. The city is also well-known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, the largest of its kind in the world, as well as being home to two renowned football teams, A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale Milano.

Oslo

Oslo: Norway cultural, scientific, economic and governmental capital

Oslo - World's Top 100 cities

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Oslo is the capital and most populous city in Norway as well as the country’s cultural, scientific, economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are amongst the world’s largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers.  Oslo is considered a global Beta World City and offers one of the world’s best quality of life.

Lisbon

Lisbon: one of the most unique capitals in Europe

Lisbon - World's Top 100 cities

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Lisbon is one of the most unique capitals in Europe.  It offers the perfect combination of a cultural destination and vibrant city life combined with a chilled beach holiday.  Indeed there are numerous places to relax in an around Lisbon, enjoying the sandy beaches or trying some water sports such as kite surfing.  As for the city itself it offers a variety of museums, castles and churches where you will be immersed in the county’s culture and history.  Lisbon is a shopper paradise with its Centro Commercial Colombo being the largest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula, as well as other smaller local markets such as the interesting Campo de Santa Clara flea market.

Kiev

Kiev: capital and the largest city of Ukraine

Kiev - World's Top 100 cities

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Kiev is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, as well as an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural centre of Eastern Europe.  It is located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kiev Metro.

Bucharest

Bucharest: capital, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania

Bucharest - World's Top 100 cities

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Bucharest is the capital, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania, as well as the largest city in the country.  It is located in the southeast part of the country on the banks of the Dambovia River. The city was first mentioned in documents as early as 1459 and since then it has gone through a variety of changes, becoming the state capital of Romania in 1862 and steadily consolidating its position as the centre of the Romanian mass media, culture and arts.   The city’s elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of Little Paris (Micul Paris).  Economically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania and is one of the main industrial centres and transportation hubs of Eastern Europe. The city has a broad range of convention facilities, educational facilities, cultural venues, shopping arcades, and recreational areas.

Brussels

Brussels: capital of Belgium and of the European Union

Brussels - World's Top 100 cities

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Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union (EU), as well as the largest urban area in Belgium.  It has grown from a 10th-century fortress town founded by a descendant of Charlemagne into a metropolis of more than one million inhabitants.  The metropolitan area has a population of over 1.8 million, making it the largest in Belgium. Since the end of the Second World War, Brussels has been a main centre for international politics. Hosting principal EU institutions as well as the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the city has become the polyglot home of numerous international organisations, politicians, diplomats and civil servants. Although historically Dutch-speaking, Brussels became increasingly French-speaking over the 19th and 20th centuries. Today a majority of inhabitants are French-speakers, including a significant population of immigrants with French as second language, and both languages have official status.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen: capital and largest city in Denmark

Copenhagen - World's Top 100 cities

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Copenhagen is the capital and largest city in Denmark, as well as a major regional centre of culture, business, media and science with Life science, information technology, research & development and shipping are amongst the most important sectors.  Its strategic location and excellent infrastructure, including the largest airport in Scandinavia, Kastrup, located 14 minutes by train from the city centre, have made it a regional hub and a popular location for regional headquarters and conventions.  It is also one of the cities with the best quality of life and one the world’s most environmentally friendly cities, with the inner harbour clean and safe for swimming and some 36% of all citizens commute to work by bicycle.

Varna

Varna: largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

Varna - World's Top 100 cities

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Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, commonly referred to as the marine or summer capital of Bulgaria.  It has become a major tourist destination, as well as an important business and university centre, seaport, and headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy and merchant marine.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh: the second most visited tourist destination in the United Kingdom

Edinburgh - World's Top 100 cities

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Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and the seat of the Scottish Parliament. It is the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. The city was one of the historical major centres of the Enlightenment, led by the University of Edinburgh, helping to earn it the nickname Athens of the North.  The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 in recognition of the unique character of the Medieval Old Town and the planned Georgian New Town.  Edinburgh attracts over 1 million overseas visitors a year, making it the second most visited tourist destination in the United Kingdom.

Zürich

Zürich: largest city in Switzerland

Zürich - World's Top 100 cities

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Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in central Switzerland at the north-western tip of Lake Zurich. Permanently settled for around 7,000 years, the history of Zurich goes back to its founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. During the Middle Ages Zurich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, was the place of origin and centre of the Protestant Reformation in German-speaking Switzerland. Zurich is today a leading global city and among the world’s largest financial centres.  It is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Also, most of the research and development centres are concentrated in Zurich and the low rate of tax attracts overseas companies to set up their headquarters there. An impressive number of museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus, as well as hosts one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world.

Top Cities in Africa

The following are some of the most important cities in Africa from Cairo, Luxor and Marrakesh in the north to Cape Town and Johannesburg in the South of the continent.

  1. Cairo
  2. Cape Town
  3. Sharm el-Sheikh
  4. Johannesburg
  5. Marrakesh
  6. Luxor

Cairo

Cairo: capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world and Africa

Cairo - World's Top 100 cities

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Cairo which can be translated to the Conqueror is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in both the Arab world and Africa.  It is located near the Nile Delta and was founded in the year 969 A.D. making it 1,042 years old.   It is often referred to as the City of a Thousand Minarets, due to its preponderance of Islamic architecture.  The city has long been a centre of the region’s political and cultural life and is often associated with Ancient Egypt due to its proximity to the ancient cities of Memphis and Giza, home to the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza. Cairo has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab World, as well as the world’s second-oldest institution of higher learning, al-Azhar University. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city.

Cape Town

Cape Town: Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

Cape Town - World's Top 100 cities

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Cape Town is the seat of the National Parliament, the legislative capital and the second-most populous city in South Africa, as well as Africa’s most popular tourist destination.  The city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. It is located on the shore of Table Bay and was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company and quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope.  It has today become the economic and cultural hub of the region and one of the world’s most multicultural cities

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh: one of the world’s most extraordinary diving destinations

Sharm el-Sheikh - World's Top 100 cities

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Sharm el-Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, within the coastal strip along the Red Sea. It is famous for being one of the world’s most extraordinary diving destinations, with its aquamarine waters and golden beaches, attracting numerous visitors each year. 

Johannesburg

Johannesburg: largest and wealthiest city in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

Johannesburg - World's Top 100 cities

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Johannesburg is the largest and wealthiest city in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. The city is one of the world’s 50 largest metropolitan areas in and claims to be the lightning capital of the world. The city is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. Johannesburg is served by O.R. Tambo International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in Africa and a gateway for international air travel to and from the rest of Southern Africa.

Marrakesh

Marrakesh: home to one of the world’s largest and busiest squares

Marrakesh - World's Top 100 cities

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Marrakech, known as the "Ochre City", is the most important former imperial city in Morocco’s history. The city of Marrakech is the capital of the mid-south-western economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.  The city of Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city known as the médina and modern neighbourhoods, the most prominent of which is Gueliz.  Marrakech is famous for being home has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the world’s busiest squares.  Indeed Djemaa el Fna bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers and musicians, and by night food stalls open in the square turning it into a huge busy open-air restaurant.

Luxor

Luxor: world’s greatest open air museum

Luxor - World's Top 100 cities

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Luxor city is at the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, and has frequently been characterized as the world’s greatest open air museum.  Indeed the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Immediately across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Thousands of international tourists arrive annually to visit these monuments, contributing a large part towards the economy for the modern city.

Top Cities in Asia

The following are some of the best Cities in Asia including Dubai, Jerusalem and Istanbul on the western side; Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in South East Asia and finally Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul on the eastern side of the continent.

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  1. Bangkok         
  2. Singapore
  3. Kuala Lumpur
  4. Hong Kong
  5. Dubai  
  6. Istanbul           
  7. Shanghai         
  8. Tokyo
  9. Seoul  
  10. Jerusalem
  1. Delhi
  2. Mumbai          
  3. Beijing
  4. Ho Chi Minh City
  5. Antalya
  6. Mecca 
  7. Macau
  8. Pattaya
  9. Guangzhou
  10. Shenzhen
  1. Taipei
  2. Chennai
  3. Phuket
  4. Edirne
  5. Bali     
  6. Agra
  7. Riyadh
  8. Jakarta
  9. Petra
  10. Hanoi
  11. Manila
  12. Phnom Penh

Shanghai

Shanghai - World's Top 100 cities

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Shanghai is the largest city by population in China and the largest city proper by population in the world.  It is located within the Yangtze River Delta in the eastern part of the country.  It was once a small fishing and textiles town and only grew in importance in the 19th century, when the European recognized its economic potential with its strategic port location.  The city soon flourished as a centre of commerce between east and west but its international influence declined during the second half of the 20th century, until the economic reforms in the 1990s.  Shanghai is today an important global city, with influence in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology, and transport, as well as being a major financial centre and the busiest container port in the world.  It has also become a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden, as well as the extensive and growing Pudong skyline, which is a symbol of the booming economy of mainland China.

Tokyo

Tokyo: World’s economic command centre

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Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the largest metropolitan area of the world.  It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family.  It is located within the Kanto region on the south-eastern side of the main island Honshu.   Tokyo is considered an alpha+ world city and is one of the unofficial economic World command centres for the world, along with New York City and London.  It is considered one of the world’s most expensive cities as well as one of the World’s Most Livable Megalopolis.  It is also famous for having the most Michelin stars of any city in the world.

Seoul

Seoul: one of the world’s greenest and most technologically advanced cities

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Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea as well as one of the world’s leading global city being an important financial and commercial centres.  It is a megacity with a population of over 10 million, considered the largest city proper in the OECD developed world.  It is located in the Han River and has been a major settlement for over 2,000 years.  The city area is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Changdeokgung, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.  It is considered the world’s greenest major city, with over 27% of the city dedicated to public parks such as Namsan Park, home to the N Seoul Tower.  It is also considered one of the world’s most technologically advanced cities, both in terms of its communications facilities (fastest broadband network) and transports (KTX bullet train).  Finally it has also become a popular tourist spot especially with Chinese, Japanese and Thai tourists, where it was voted the top travel destination.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem Old City: one of the world’s most important religious sites

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The Old City of Jerusalem is one of the world’s most important religious destinations.  The 0.9 square kilometres (0.35 sq mi) walled area, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Lists is located within the modern city of Jerusalem. It is home to several sites of key religious importance including the Temple Mount and its Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims.  The Old City can be divided into four quarters including the Muslim Quarter, the Christian Quarter, the Jewish Quarter and the Armenian Quarter.

Delhi

Delhi: India’s political and administrative capital

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Delhi is India’s political and administrative capital as well as one of the most important cities in the country.  It has some of the most expensive areas to live, and has recently surpassed Mumbai as the most sought after city to live in India.  It has a long history, with the first archaeological evidence dating back to 300BC, and had since been conquered and ruled by numerous empires and kings.  The city was at the heart of India’s independence, when in 1947 Jawaharlal Nehru became the first prime minister.  Today, Delhi has become a big metropolis, hosting the 2010 Commonwealth games and as well as recently opening a wide and efficient metro network.

Mumbai

Mumbai: India’s financial, commercial and Bollywood capital

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Mumbai often referred through its former name Bombay is one of India’s most important cities.  Indeed it is the country’s financial and commercial capital as well as a major artistic centre, home the world’s biggest film industry, commonly known as Bollywood.  It is where some of India’s most powerful and richest entrepreneur implements their vision, right next to the country’s poorest in some of the planet biggest slums, where about half of the city population live.  Mumbai, as a city of contrasts is definitely an understatement, with old and new, rich and poor, colonial heritage and Indian influence, skyscrapers and slums, constantly touching and overlapping each other. This mix of chaotic traffic, ancient bazaars, variety of religions and a melange of cultures, makes the city truly unique and definitely worth discovering.  It is perhaps not for everyone, but for those looking for adventure it will be a life changing experience, once one will feel the unconventional pulse of the city, and start truly appreciates everything it has to offer.

Beijing

Beijing: China political, cultural, and educational centre

Beijing - World's Top 100 cities

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Beijing is the capital of China, second largest city after Shanghai and one of the most populous cities in the world. The metropolis, located in northern China, has been the heart of China’s history for centuries, renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, huge stone walls and gates, art treasures and universities.  Beijing is today the country’s political, cultural, and educational centre, as well as home to the headquarters for most of China’s largest state-owned companies. Beijing is a major transportation hub in the national highway, expressway, railway and high-speed rail network. Beijing’s Capital International Airport is the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh: Vietnam’s largest and most important commercial city

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The city of Ho Chi Minh (HCMC) also known as Saigon is located on the banks of the Saigon River and on the edge of the Mekong Delta in the South of Vietnam, some 60 kilometres from the South China Sea. What was once known as the Khmer sea port of Prey Nokor in the 17 century, today became Vietnam’s largest city and the most important economical and industrial hub of the country.  It is a dense, crowded, noisy and very busy metropolis with a city population of around 5 millions. Many believe that HCMC is the essence of the nation with many exciting historic and cultural places to be discovered and a vibrant street life to be enjoyed day and night.  It is a perfect mix of old and modern, French and Asiatic influence.

Antalya

Antalya: world’s third most visited city

Antalya - World's Top 100 cities

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Antalya is a beautiful city on the Mediterranean coast of south-western Turkey, considered the world’s third most visited city by number of international arrivals in 2011, displacing New York.  It has a population of over a million residents making it the eighth most populous city in Turkey and the country’s biggest international sea resort.

Mecca

Mecca one of the world’s most important religious sites

Mecca - World's Top 100 cities

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Mecca is one of the world’s most important religious sites.  It is located 73 km (45 mi) inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m (909 ft) above sea level, within the Makkah province in Saudi Arabia.  It is best known as the birthplace of Muhammad, a site of the composition of the Quran, as well as an essential pilgrimage site for Muslims known as the Hajj.  Today, more than 13 million Muslims visit Mecca annually, including several million during the few days of the Hajj.  As a result, Mecca has become one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the Muslim world, although non-Muslims remain prohibited from entering the city.

Macau

Macau: one of the world’s leading gambling and tourism capital

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Macau is one of the two special administrative regions of China. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong-Kong which is to the east, bordering Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south.  It has become one of the world’s leading gambling and tourism capital, which represent the majority of its economy.  Macau is a former Portuguese colony, and interestingly is both the first (16th century) and last (1999) European colony in China. Under the policy of "one country, two systems", the PRC’s Central People’s Government is responsible for the territory’s defence and foreign affairs, while Macau maintains its own legal system, police force, monetary system, customs policy, and immigration policy. Macau participates in many international organizations and events and has the second highest life expectancy in the world.

Pattaya

Pattaya: Thailand’s sex capital

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Pattaya is a city in Thailand, located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, some 165 km southeast of Bangkok, within the heavily industrial Eastern Seaboard zone.  It has a population exceeding 100,000 with the Metropolitan area total population exceeding 1,000,000.  It is famous for its sex industry especially with European visitors.

Guangzhou

Guangzhou: largest and most important city in the southern part of China

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Guangzhou is the third largest city in China, the biggest in the southern part of the country, with a population of 12.78 million and identified as a Beta World City.  It is located in southern China on the Pearl River, some 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong.  Guangzhou is a key national transportation hub and trading port, part of the five National Central Cities.

Shenzhen

Shenzhen: one of the world’s fastest-growing cities

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Shenzhen is a major city in the south of Southern China’s Guangdong Province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong. The area became China’s first and one of the most successful Special Economic Zones (SEZs), being southern mainland China’s major financial centre.  It is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as well as the headquarters of numerous high-tech companies. It is also the third-busiest container port in China, after Shanghai and Hong Kong.  Shenzhen’s modern cityscape is the result of the vibrant economy made possible by huge investment by Chinese and foreign nationals.  Indeed, more than US$30 billion in foreign investment has gone into both foreign-owned and joint ventures, at first mainly in manufacturing but more recently in the service industries as well. Shenzhen is now considered as one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.

Taipei

Taipei: one of the world’s major global cities

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Taipei City is the capital and most important city of Taiwan.  It is the political, economic, and cultural centre of Taiwan, home to the National Palace Museum which has one of world’s largest collections of Chinese artefacts and artworks.  It is located on the northern tip of the island, within the bank of the Tamsui River, some 25 km southwest of Keelung, a major port on the Pacific Ocean. Taipei was founded in the early 18th century and became an important centre for overseas trade in the 19th century. The Republic of China took over the island in 1945 following Japanese surrender. It is today considered one of the world’s major global cities served by two airports and high speed rail and highways connection with the rest of the island. The city proper (Taipei City) is home to an estimated 2,618,772 people, with the metropolitan area of almost 7 millions.

Chennai

Chennai: South India major commercial, cultural, and educational centre

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Chennai once known as Madras is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and a major commercial, cultural, and educational centre in South India. It is Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal.  It is the country sixth most populous city with a population of a bit less than 5 million residents and with its port of the second largest port in India.   It is well known for its colonial history, with the British East India Company arriving in 1644 and subsequently defended several attacks from the French colonial forces.  The city soon became a major naval port and presidency city by late eighteenth century. Following the independence of India, Chennai became the capital of Tamil Nadu and a hotbed of regional politics that tended to bank on Dravidian identity of the populace.  Today the city is sometimes referred to as the Detroit of India with a major chunk of the country’s automobile manufacturing industry based in and around the city.  The city has a vibrant music, theatre, dance as well as film scene, hosting a variety of large cultural event such as the annual Madras Music Season.

Phuket

Phuket: one of the Thailand’s most important tourist hubs

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Phuket with its 48 km length and 21 km width is Thailand’s largest island. Located in the southern tip of the Phang Nga Province surrounded by the Andaman Sea, it is known to be the Party capital of Thailand. Situated 862 kilometres south of Bangkok, the island is easy accessible, by road with two bridges on the northern tip connecting to the mainland and by air with an international airport with numerous daily flights. What was once a major trading stop between India and China has become today the favourite touristic destination in the region offering as many as 17 beautiful sandy beaches to choose from. The island is also known to be a wonderful place for diving, considered to be one of the top 10 diving sites in the world.  Even though Phuket city is officially the province capital, the more developed west coast Patong beach is the city that gets all the glamour.

Edirne

Edirne: one of north-western Turkey most important cities

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Edirne is a city in Eastern Thrace, within the north-western part of Turkey, close to the borders with Greece and Bulgaria. This historical city once served as the capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1365 to 1453, before Constantinople (Istanbul) became the empire’s new capital. At present, Edirne is the capital of the Edirne Province in Turkish Thrace, and has an estimated population of 138,793.

Bali

Bali: one of the world’s most beautiful tropical islands

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Bali is an Indonesian island, best known for its stunning natural beauty, with beautiful sand and turquoise waters.  It is located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east.   It is the country’s largest tourist destination and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.  Bali have been a tourist heaven for decades, but has especially became a sought after destination in recent years.

Agra

Agra: home to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri

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Agra is by far one of the most visited and unique tourist destinations in India.  Indeed being home to the world famous Taj Mahal and numerous other splendid heritage sites such as the Agra Fort, the city attracts millions of visitors each year, both from India and internationally.  With a great railway connection from the capital, many choose a quick day trip to visit the key sights, but a good couple of days is recommended to fully experienced everything the city has to offer, as well as the attractions located nearby such as Mathura and Fatehpur Sikri.  This grandiose city located within the northern part of the Uttar Pradesh state, is part of the golden triangle, along with New Delhi and Jaipur, and often considered the main places to visit for a first trip to India.   Agra, established in the 16th century was at the heart of the Mughal Empire, today best remembered for their architectural legacy of fascinating forts, tombs and other majestic buildings.

Riyadh

Riyadh: largest city of Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia and World’s Beta City.  It is located in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to over 5 million people.  The city is divided into 15 municipal districts and is home to the largest female university in the world, the Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University.

Jakarta

Jakarta: Indonesia’s largest and most important city

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Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia with a population of over 10 millions, as well as the country’s economic, cultural and political centre.  The official metropolitan area, known as Jabodetabekjur, is the second largest in the world, yet the city’s suburbs still continue beyond it has seen more rapid growth than Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Bangkok.  It was established in the fourth century, and soon became an important trading port for the Kingdom of Sunda. It was once capital of the Dutch East Indies, when it was known as Batavia and has continued as the capital of Indonesia since the country’s independence was declared in 1945.

Petra

Petra: most important historical and archaeological site in Jordan

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Petra, which can be translated to stone, is by far the most important historical and archaeological site in Jordan, as well as its most visited tourist attraction.  It was built during the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans and became famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduit system.   It has since became part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1985) and is often on top positions on best places to visit lists.

Hanoi

Hanoi: oldest capital in South-east Asia and major destination in Vietnam

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Hanoi is the oldest capital in South-east Asia and the second largest city in Vietnam right after Saigon (HCMC).  It is located in the North of the country some 150 kilometres from the South China Sea and the breathtaking Halong Bay.  Hanoi is not only the centre of politics but also offers many exciting historic and cultural places to be discovered and a vibrant street life to be enjoyed day and night.  Hanoi, which lies on the bank of the Red River, was founded some 1000 years ago, when in 1010 the emperor Ly Thai structured the city around a massive citadel.  This area later became the Old City, and today is one of the most popular district of Hanoi.

Manila

Manila: Philippines most important city

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Manila is the capital of the Philippines and is the most populous metropolitan area in the country and on the 11th position worldwide with an estimated population of 16,300,000.  It is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is home to numerous bustling commercial areas, some of the most historically and culturally significant landmarks in the country as well as the seat of the executive and judicial branches of the government. It is home to many scientific and educational institutions, as well as numerous sport facilities. These make the city a major political, commercial, cosmopolitan, cultural, educational, religious, and transportation center of the Philippines.

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: capital and largest city of Cambodia

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Phnom Penh which can be translated to Penh’s Hill is the capital and largest city of Cambodia with its 2 million inhabitants.   Located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers in the south east part of the country it is by far the biggest economical, political and cultural centre of Cambodia. The city was once named the Paris of the East, mainly because of its majestic boulevards and many French style buildings including the Royal Palace and Phsar Thmei.  It has been the national capital since the French colonized Cambodia in 1866 and remained after the country’s independence in the 1960.   Phnom Penh was evacuated under the Khmer Rouge regime in the late 70s to be later repopulated and revitalized in the 80s and 90s.

Top Cities in Oceania

The following are some of the best cities in Oceania and the Pacific including Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand and Honolulu in Hawaii.

  1. Sydney
  2. Auckland
  3. Honolulu
  4. Wellington
  5. Melbourne

Sydney

Sydney: most populous city in Australia and one of the world’s most liveable

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Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales, as well as being classified as an Alpha+ World City.  It is located on Australia’s south-east coast off the Tasman Sea and has a metropolitan area of about 4.6 million people.  It is considered one of the world’s most liveable cities as well as one of the world’s top fashion capitals.  The city was built on the site of the first British colony in Australia (1788) on hills surrounding Port Jackson which is commonly known as Sydney Harbour.  It is where the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge feature prominently. The hinterland of the metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks and the coastal regions feature many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Within the city are many notable parks, including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens.  It has hosted major international sporting events, including the 1938 British Empire Games and the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Auckland

Auckland: largest and most populous urban area in New Zealand

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The Auckland metropolitan area in the North Island of New Zealand is the largest and most populous urban area in the country with a population of about 1,377,200 residents or about a third of the country’s population. It is consistently ranked among the World’s Most Livable Cities and is classified as a Beta World City. It is located between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west. It is one of the few cities in the world to have harbours on two separate major bodies of water.  It is known to have the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world

Honolulu

Honolulu: capital and the most populous city of Hawaii

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Honolulu is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is a major financial centre of the islands of the Pacific Ocean.  The city has been the capital of the Hawaiian Islands since 1845 and gained historical recognition following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour near the city on December 7, 1941, and as the birthplace of Barack Obama, the 44th and current President of the United States.  Honolulu has a massive skyline with a total of over 470 high rises, which is ranked 4th only behind New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Wellington

Wellington: world’s coolest little capital

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Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range. It is home to 393,400 residents and considered the major population centre of the southern North Island.  Wellington also holds the distinction of being the world’s most southerly capital city. It is classified as a Gamma World City as well as host top position on the worlds’ best quality of life surveys and gained the title of world’s coolest little capital.

Melbourne

Melbourne: cultural capital and second most populous city in Australia

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Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria and the second most populous city in Australia.  The Melbourne City Centre is the hub of the greater metropolitan area with a population of four million.  The metropolis is located on the large natural bay known as Port Phillip, with the city centre positioned at the estuary of the Yarra River.  Melbourne is referred to as the cultural capital of Australia, known as the birthplace of cultural institutions such as Australian film (as well as the world’s first feature film), Australian television, Australian rules football, and the Australian impressionist art movement and Australian dance styles such as New Vogue and the Melbourne Shuffle. The metropolis is also home to the world’s largest tram network.

Complete list

The following is the complete list of the World’s Top 100 Cities in order of importance.

Top 25

26-50

51-75

76-100

  1. Paris
  2. London
  3. Bangkok
  4. Singapore
  5. New York
  6. Kuala Lumpur
  7. Hong Kong
  8. Dubai
  9. Istanbul
  10. Rome
  11. Shanghai
  12. Los Angeles
  13. Las Vegas
  14. Miami 
  15. Toronto
  16. Barcelona
  17. Dublin
  18. Amsterdam
  19. Moscow
  20. Cairo
  21. Prague 
  22. Vienna
  23. Madrid
  24. San Francisco
  25. Vancouver
  1. Rio de Janeiro
  2. Berlin  
  3. Tokyo
  4. Mexico City
  5. Budapest
  6. Buenos Aires
  7. St.Petersburg
  8. Seoul  
  9. Athens
  10. Jerusalem
  11. Seattle
  12. Delhi
  13. Sydney           
  14. Mumbai
  15. Munich
  16. Venice
  17. Florence
  18. Beijing
  19. Cape Town
  20. Washington
  21. Montreal
  22. Atlanta
  23. Boston
  24. Philadelphia
  25. Warsaw
  1. Chicago
  2. San Diego
  3. Stockholm
  4. Cancun
  5. Sharm el-Sheikh
  6. Dallas
  7. Ho Chi Minh
  8. Milan  
  9. Oslo    
  10. Lisbon
  11. Punta Cana
  12. Johannesburg
  13. Antalya
  14. Mecca 
  15. Macau
  16. Pattaya
  17. Guangzhou
  18. Kiev    
  19. Shenzhen
  20. Bucharest
  21. Taipei
  22. Orlando
  23. Brussels
  24. Bali     
  25. Copenhagen
  1. Chennai
  2. Marrakesh
  3. Phuket
  4. Edirne
  5. São Paulo
  6. Agra
  7. Varna
  8. Riyadh
  9. Jakarta
  10. Auckland
  11. Honolulu
  12. Edinburgh
  13. Wellington
  14. New Orleans
  15. Petra
  16. Melbourne
  17. Luxor
  18. Hanoi
  19. Manila
  20. Houston
  21. Phnom Penh
  22. Zürich
  23. Lima
  24. Santiago
  25. Bogota