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IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL CITIES

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
OCTOBER 25, 2012

   
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IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL CITIES

ABADAN

 

It is in Iran and is known for its oil refinery.

 

 

ADDIS ABABA

 

It is the capital city of Ethiopia and is also the oldest city in the world.

 

 

BANGKOK

 

The capital of Thailand, the land of Golden Pagodas. Bangkok is also called the Venice of the East.

 

 

BENDIGO

 

It is in Australia and is famous for its gold mines.

 

 

BETHLEHEM

 

It is in Israel and is the birth place of Jesus Christ.

 

 

BIKINI

 

A small island in the Pacific Ocean. A nuclear bomb was dropped here in 1948 for testing purposes.

 

 

BIRMINGHAM

 

An important industrial centre of England.

 

 

 

BRISBANE

 

It is an important commercial centre of Australia. It is known for the exports of leather, meat, wool, sugarcane and maize.

 

 

 

BRUSSELS

 

The capital city of Belgium and is the headquarters of NATO. It is well known for carpets, silk and lace.

 

 

BUENOS AIRES

 

The capital of Argentina. It is quite famous for the exports of wheat, linseed and maize.

 

 

CALGOORLIE

 

It is in Australia and is famous for its gold mines.

 

 

CAMBODIA (a k a Kampuchea)

 

Famous for ruins of ancient Hindu temple complex in Angkor Vat.

 

 

CHICAGO


It is in America and is situated near Lake Michigan and is famous for its grain and meat market. Agricultural implements and automobiles are also manufactured here.

 

 

COLOGNE

 

It is in Germany and is located on the river Rhine. It is famous for Eau-de-cologne, woolen and cotton industries.

 

 

DETROIT

 

It is in the U.S.A. and is famous for its motor car industry. A k a  The Motown.


 

 

DIEGO GARCIA

 

An Island in the Indian Ocean. The USA has a military base here.

 

 

 

DUNDEE


It is in Scotland and is famous for its jute industry and fish market.

 

 

DUSSELDORF


It is in West Germany and is well known for the manufacture of hardware.

 

 

EDINBURGH

 

It is in Scotland and is well known for printing, paper-making and brewing.

 

 

ESSEN

 

It is in West Germany and is famous for coal mining and engineering works.

 

 

GENEVA

 

It is in Switzerland. The headquarters of the Red Cross Society and International Labour Organization are situated here. Several international peace accords have been signed here. It is also famous for the manufacture of watches, a kind of cottage industry here.

 

 

HAGUE, THE

 

 It is the administrative capital of Holland. The International Court of Justice is situated here.

 

 

HAVANNA


The capital of Cuba is well known for its cigars.

 

 

HIROSHIMA

 

It is in Japan. It was destroyed, along with Nagasaki, by an atom bomb “Little Boy” dropped here during the Second World War in 1945.

 

 

HOLLYWOOD


The US city is famous for its film industry. Several film studios are located here.

 

 

HOUSTON

 

The US city is home to a space communication centre.

 

 

JAKARTA

 

The capital of Indonesia is a big commercial centre. It exports coffee, tea and tobacco.

 

 

JERUSALEM

 

At present, it is under Israeli occupation. Jesus Christ was crucified here.

 

 

JOHANNESBERG


The South African town is famous for gold mines.

 

 

KAABA

 

Located in the Mecca (Saudi Arabia). A place of pilgrimage for the Muslims.

 

 

KABUL

 

It is the capital of Afghanistan and is famous for its dry fruits.

 

 

KHARTOUM

 

The capital of Sudan is known for cotton, rich feathers, gum markets etc.

 

 

KIMBERLEY

 

The South African city is famous for its diamond market.

 

 

LEEDS

 

It is in England and is famous for cotton cloth, timber work and chemical industry.

 

 

LENINGRAD

 

The Russian city is a big industrial centre and is famous for soap industries.

 

 

LOS ANGELES

 

A state in the USA. Hollywood is situated here.

 

 

LYONS

 

It is in France and is famous for its silk Industry.

 

 

MANCHESTER

 

It is in England and is famous for textile industries.

 

 

MECCA

 

 

It is in Saudi Arabia and is a revered shrine for the Muslims. Prophet Mohammed was born here.

 

 

MOMBASA

 

It is a port town in Kenya and is well known for the export of rubber, hides, skin and ivory.

 

 

NEW YORK

 

The largest sea-port in the USA. The UN headquarters is located here. It is an important commercial centre.

 

 

OSAKA

 

It is in Japan and is famous for the manufacture of silk and cotton. It is also well known for ship­building industry. It is hailed as the the Manchester of the East.

 

 

OSLO

 

The capital of Norway is well-known for fish trade.

 

 

OTTAWA

 

It is the capital of Canada and is well-known for timber industry.

 

 

 

PARIS

 

It is the capital of France and is located on the banks of the river Seine. Also called the Fashion Capital of the World. It is well known for wine and vineyards. The famous Eiffel Tower is also a major tourist attraction here.

 

 

 

PHILADELPHIA

 

The US state is well known for woolen goods, machinery and ships.

 

 

PISA

 

It is in Italy and is well known for the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

 

 

PRAGUE

 

The  capital of Czechoslovakia. It is known for the manufacture of beer, weapons, glassware, machinery etc.

 

 

 

RANGOON (a k a YANGOON)

 

The capital of Burma. It exports rice, teak, silk, rubber and petroleum.

 

 

ROME

 

It is the capital of Italy and is famous for ancient churches and its architecture.

 

 

RUHR VALLEY

 

It is in Germany and is well-known for coal and iron trade.

 

 

SANDHURST

 

It is in England. The Military Training Institute is located here.

 

 

TOKYO

 

The capital of Japan is a big urban settlement. It is a big industrial centre, famous for match-making, chemicals etc. It is the second largest city in the world.

 

 

VATICAN CITY

 

It is the official residence of the Pope in Rome.

 

 

WARSAW

 

The capital of Poland is famous for the manufacture of leather, machinery and textiles.

 

 

WASHINGTON D.C.

 

The US capital was named after George Washington, the first US President.

 

 

WELLINGTON (New Zeland)

 

It is the capital of New Zealand and is famous for dairy products.

 

 

 

 



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