Seou l - DongA Marathon
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in Korean (Soul-t'ukpyolsi) - Seoul, the city on the Han river is the national
Seoul was, until 1945, the capital of all of Korea, in ancient times Seoul was
the capital of Baekje Kingdom
(18 B.C. ~ 660 A.D.)
São Paulo seen from Ibirapuera Park
© Anhembi Turismo Cidade de São Paulo
the largest city in
Brazil and the capital of the captaincy (state) Sao Paulo,
founded as São Paulo de Piratininga in 1554.
Mumbai © Maharashtra Tourism
Marathi Mumbai (the former Bombay), capital of Maharashtra state,
in India, port to the Arabian Sea and one of the most
densely populated cities in the world.
- formerly (until 1949) Batavia, from (1949-72) Djakarta, largest city and the
- largest city and business capital of
Moskva - the political center and the capital of the
Russian Federation, first written mention of Moscow dates
back to 1147.
- formerly Constantinople, the largest city and seaport of
City - in ancient times the pre-Columbian city Tenochtitlán, today
the capital city of the
United States of Mexico, founded in 1325.
- One of the world's largest seaports and a major industrial centre of
- the "Eastern Capital", formerly Edo (until 1868), the capital and largest city
York City - The city of the five 'boroughs': Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens,
the Bronx, and Staten Island (formerly Richmond), largest city of the
- the Thai name is Krung Thep, the "City of Angels", formerly divided into two
municipalities, Krung Thep and Thon Buri - the capital city, cultural and commercial
- Peking, Pei-Ching the "Northern Capital", capital and cultural centre of
- popularly known as Old Delhi, city and union territory, New Delhi to the south
is the capital of
- Largest city and the capital of the
United Kingdom, a confederal metropolis and a
polycentric city, with many core districts and no clear hierarchy among them,
founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans.
Kong - Xianggang (Hsiang Kang, the fragrant harbour), the formerly British
Dependent Territory of Hong Kong comprises of Victoria (commonly known as Hong
Kong Island), the Kowloon Peninsula, the "New Territories", and 235 outlying islands.
Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the
People Republic of China on 1 July 1997.
- Al-Qahirah, capital of
Egypt and a cultural centre of the Arab world. Cairo is
the largest city of the Middle East and in Africa.
||Teheran, Tehran, since 1788 capital
city of the
Islamic Republic of Iran.
de Bogotá D.C. , Bogota, located on a mountain rimmed plateau in the
Cordillera Oriental of the Andes Mountains, founded in 1538. Capital City of
- El Pulpo (The Octopus), commercial and industrial centre and the capital city
of West Java, some call it the Paris of Java, and the Flower City, second largest
T'ien-Ching, Tientsin or Pinyin, Chinas third largest city
de Janeiro, formerly the capital city of
Brazil, until 1960 when the national capital was moved
the capital of Punjab and the second largest city in
Buitenzorg) West Java Island, founded by the Dutch in 1745, third largest city
founded as Santiago del Nuevo Extremo ("Santiago of the New Frontier") in 1541,
the capital of the Republic of
Petersburg - formerly Petrograd (1914-24) and Leningrad (1924-91), second
largest city of
||Shenyang - Shen-yang, capital of Liaoning
India - The capital of West Bengal
urban area of three adjacent cities - Han-k'ou, Han-yang, and Wu-ch'ang, greatest
city in Central
China, and the capital of Hubei Province
capital of the state of New South Wales, largest city of
(Canton), also named Huacheng (the Flower City), Suicheng (the Rice-ear City)
and Yangcheng (the Goat City). 2,100 years old city in South
"Lion City," "Garden City," capital city of the Republic of
and the largest port in Southeast Asia.
Tamil Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state,
||Baghdad, Bagdad, largest city and capital
Busan, capital city of Kyongsang nam do (province),
Angeles, second most populous city and metropolitan area (after New York)
United States, seat of Los Angeles County.
second largest city of
Japan and chief seaport
capital city of the state of Victoria,
city and state of the FRG, developed from two merchants' settlements, Berlin and
Cölln, the earliest documentary records date from 1237 (Cölln) and 1244
(Berlin), since 1990 the capital of
Al Iskandariyah, in early times the greatest city of the ancient world, now the
second largest city and the main seaport of
Bendakaalooru, founded in 1537 and is the capital of Karnataka state and fifth-largest
the capital of Andhra Pradesh,
Chungking, largest city of Sichuan (Szechwan) Province,
Chi Minh City, "Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh", most populated city in
formerly (until 1976) Saigon, the former capital city of South Vietnam (1954-75)
(Haerbin) second largest city of Northeast
China and capital of Heilungkiang Province.
Angora, the capital of
Aires, - Santa María del Buen Aire (St. Mary of the Good Air), today
capital of the
Ch'eng-tu, "Storehouse of Heaven", capital of Sichuan Province,
||Ahmedabad, city of Ahmadabad, eastern
Gujarat state, west-central
founded in AD 1411.
the most central and third largest city of the USA, seat of Cook county, Illinois,
Xi'an, the ancient capital of China, home of the famous "Terra Cotta Warriors"
(Qin dynasty, 221-206 B.C.) is situated in the central part of
China, today Xi'an is the Capital of Shanxi Province.
the largest city and the national centre of arts and industry of
Spain was proclaimed official capital of the Kingdom in
founded in 1122 BC, the capital city of