What is city?

  • (noun): An incorporated administrative district established by state charter.
    Example: "The city raised the tax rate"
    See also — Additional definitions below

City

A city is a relatively large and permanent settlement. Although there is no agreement on how a city is distinguished from a town within general English language meanings, many cities have a particular administrative, legal, or historical status based on local law.

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Quincy, Illinois
... Quincy, known as Illinois' "Gem City," is a river city along the Mississippi River and the county seat of Adams County, Illinois, United States ... As of the 2010 census the city held a population of 40,633 ... The city anchors its own micropolitan area and is the economic and regional hub of West-central Illinois, catering a trade area of well over 300,000 people ...
Quebec City - Culture
... See also List of events in Quebec City and Media in Quebec City Quebec City is known for its Winter Carnival, its summer music festival and for its Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ... Tourist attractions located near Quebec City include Montmorency Falls, the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, the Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resort, and the Ice Hotel ... number of historic sites, art galleries and museums in Quebec City, such as Citadelle of Quebec, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Ursulines ...
Quebec City
... Quebec (i/kwɪˈbɛk/ or /kəˈbɛk/ French Québec ), also Québec, Quebec City or Québec City (French Ville de Québec), is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec ... As of 2011, the city has a population of 516,622, and the metropolitan area has a population of 765,706, making it the second most populous city in ... narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River proximate to the city's promontory, Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond), and Lévis, on the opposite bank, provided the name given to the city, Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning "where the ...
City - 21st Century
... of innovation networks, and broadband services are driving forces of a new city planning paradigm towards intelligent cities ... Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, India Nano City, India Putrajaya, Malaysia King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia Sejong City, South Korea Songdo International Business District ...
July 24 - Events
... Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan ... resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City. 1910 – The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Shkodër, putting down the Albanian Revolt of 1910 ...

More definitions of "city":

  • (noun): People living in a large densely populated municipality.
    Example: "The city voted for Republicans in 1994"
    Synonyms: metropolis
  • (noun): A large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts.
    Example: "Ancient Troy was a great city"
    Synonyms: metropolis, urban center

Famous quotes containing the word city:

    Not to find one’s way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance—nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city—as one loses oneself in a forest—that calls for a quite different schooling. Then, signboard and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like a cracking twig under his feet in the forest.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    The city is all right. To live in one
    Is to be civilized, stay up and read
    Or sing and dance all night and see sunrise
    By waiting up instead of getting up.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    The screech and mechanical uproar of the big city turns the citified head, fills citified ears—as the song of birds, wind in the trees, animal cries, or as the voices and songs of his loved ones once filled his heart. He is sidewalk- happy.
    Frank Lloyd Wright (1869–1959)