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Old 02-03-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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Well once you start talking about the whole metro area, it's no longer "the capital city," it's "the capital city plus its metropolitan area." That's a different ballgame.
Not really because the commuting population to work in the city, media markets, not to mention what happens in the central city effect the hold metro and etc. If someone from Timbuktu travel to Atlanta and Austin never knowing the population of both cities proper he or she would concluded that Atlanta is a larger capital city than Austin. Phoenix is the most populous U.S. state capital by city, Atlanta is the most populous state capital by metropolitan area. Edinburgh is the capital of Scottland: city 471,650 metro 1,164,611, London is the capital of England in addition to being the capital of the UK: city 7,900 metro 14 million, going by your rule Edinburgh is a larger capital than London.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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Not really because the commuting population to work in the city, media markets, not to mention what happens in the central city effect the hold metro and etc. If someone from Timbuktu travel to Atlanta and Austin never knowing the population of both cities proper he or she would concluded that Atlanta is a larger capital city than Austin. Phoenix is the most populous U.S. state capital by city, Atlanta is the most populous state capital by metropolitan area. Edinburgh is the capital of Scottland: city 471,650 metro 1,164,611, London is the capital of England in addition to being the capital of the UK: city 7,900 metro 14 million, going by your rule Edinburgh is a larger capital than London.
I agree with your point of view, but London actually has a city population of over 7 million.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Yeah, London is not a primo example. How about this one, though: 898,000 people live in Ottawa, whereas only 600,000 people live in Washington, D.C. Either Ottawa is bigger than D.C. (a possible interpretation) or the metros should be taken into account instead of the city population (a better interpretation). Then you get 5.3 million in the D.C. metro, 1.2 million in the Ottawa metro. That makes Washington over 4 times as big as Ottawa!
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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I agree with your point of view, but London actually has a city population of over 7 million.

the city of london is only 7,900, Geater london is 7 million, London commuter belt or metropolitan area is 12 million

City of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Who cares which city is the biggest state capital? We all know Austin is the best one anyway.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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the city of london is only 7,900, Geater london is 7 million, London commuter belt or metropolitan area is 12 million

City of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You're talking about the old part of London...the historic core. The population within the city limits of London is 7.5 million. The historic core area of London is not the current entire city.

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Old 02-03-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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the city of london is only 7,900, Geater london is 7 million, London commuter belt or metropolitan area is 12 million

City of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I hope this helps!

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Old 02-03-2010, 07:33 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I think that it would be between Georgia, Hawai'i, and Massachusetts.
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London is the capital of England in addition to being the capital of the UK: city 7,900 metro 14 million, going by your rule Edinburgh is a larger capital than London.
Ok wait. Did think about how a square mile sized city could possibly support a metro of 14 million and still be the core city of the metro before you ran with that?
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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You're talking about the old part of London...the historic core. The population within the city limits of London is 7.5 million. The historic core area of London is not the current entire city.
right, the historic city of London could compare to New York manhattan's because it's where the main venues are in both cities.
with the main economy or "CBD" in those locations.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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right, the historic city of London could compare to New York manhattan's
Um, no. You're quite confused if you think that is the case. The "City of London" is a single square mile, and entirely a business district. Manhattan is 23 sq. miles and encompasses a broad variety of neighborhoods--business, residential, commercial, industrial and parkland.
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