Facts and stats about cities, landmarks and capitals

Who built the first cities?

Towns and cities began to develop when humans stopped being hunters and learned farming which meant to be staying in one place. The first cities were built in southwest Asia. Çatalhöyük in Turkey has begun about 9,000 years ago.

Why landmarks useful in a city?

 

eiffel-tower

eiffel-tower

Every city has beautiful and eye-catching monuments which are referred to as landmarks. These can be helpful if you are trying to find your way around a city. Paris, in France, has the Eifel Tower. Mumbai in India has the Gateway of India. Berlin, in Germany, has the Brandenburg Gate.

marjeh-square

Which is the world’s oldest capital?

Damascus is the capital of Syria, has been lived in for about 4,500 years.

south africa

Which Counrty has three capitals?

The most important city in a country is called its capital. South Africa has three of them! Cape Town is the legislative capital, Pretoria is the executive capital, and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital.

Lhasa

Which is the highest city?

Highest city means city's level above the sea level. Lhasa stands 3650 meters above the sea level. It is the capital city of Tibet, a region in the Himalaya Mountains that is governed by China. Tibet is sometimes also called the “roof of the world

Burj-khalifa

Why were skyscrapers invented?

 

Skyscrapers means high tower building used for official and residential purpose. Skyscrapers were invented so that more and more people could fit into a small area of city. High-rise flats and offices were first built in Chicago, USA, about 130 years ago. By 1857 new lifts were invented to save time to climb upstairs. Currently, Burj-Khalifa is the World's tallest skyscraper standing 828 meters tall since 2008.

Which city is named after a goddess ?

Athens the capital of Greece, shares its name with an ancient goddess named Athena. Her beautiful temple, the Parthenon, still towers over the modern city. It was built in the mid – 5th century BC.

Parthenon

Who lives at the end of the earth?

One of the world’s most northerly settlements is Ny-Alesund, in the Arctic territory of Svalbard. The southernmost is Puerto Williams in Tierra del Fuego, Chile.

Which is the famous landmark of Aspendos?

The theatre of Aspendos is a beautiful live example of Roman architecture. It was built in 155 AD during the rule of Marcus Aurelius and designed by the architect Zenon. It is situated in the city of Aspendos which is presently known as Turkey.

 

Theatre of Aspendos

Theatre of Aspendos

 

The theatre is built into the hillside and could seat up to 7000 people which were a remarkable figure at that time. The theatre was conceived and executed by a skilled architect who knew exactly how to work with general proportion. The overall width of the theatre is 96 meters, the width of the stage is half the width of the building, and the diameter of the orchestra pit is half the width of the stage. The theatre os Aspendos is no doubt, the best preserved among the Roman theatres and it is still used for performance today.

Where are the World's biggest cities?

 

Tokyo

Tokyo

Japan homes some of the biggest cities in the world. In Japan, where big cities have spread and joined up to make giant cities! Japan is made up of islands that have high mountains, so most people live on the flat strips of lands around the coast. In order to grow, large cities have had to stretch out like ribbons until they merge into each other. Over 40 million people live in and around the capital, Tokyo, and the rate is still constantly growing. Another big city on the other side of the world is Sau Paulo in Brazil.

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