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Old 10-21-2014, 12:13 PM
 
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New york city
Miami
DC
LA
Frisco
Chicago



Wait, Austin? are you tripping?
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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From a British perspective, I'd say:

New York - for being New York
Los Angeles - media industry
Washington - political prowess
Las Vegas - renowned for gambling

Other places don't register as much. Nearly everyone will have heard of all major US cities, but they're not known as much as the above four for any particular reason.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Hollywood may be the most well-known, and it's not even a city.

LOL!

Hollywood
Times Square
Silicon Valley
Disneyland
White House

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Old 10-23-2014, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Rome Georgia, Athens Texas, and Paris Tennessee (From George and Tammy's "We're Not the Jet Set"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWSSWSWfq8s
Hey, I'm from Rome!
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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A lot of times when I meet foreigners in the cab and tell them I'm originally from Milwaukee, they'll think it's on the east coast
I had one couple ask me if my upbringing was like how it is on That 70's Show... At first I laughed it off but then thought to myself hmmm... Actually it WAS.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:17 PM
 
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When I traveled Europe in the 90s so many people mentioned Memphis (and Elvis of course) when I said I was from Tennessee. I suspect Nashville has gained in prominence since then.

Those two cities should make it to the top 20 list if not the top 10.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Traveled around to almost 30 countries, I think people would be surprised at how LITTLE people actually know of USA cities. Other than a few, there's just no reason for them to care about our cities. They haven't been here, they don't have an impact on their lives. They're just not known, which is perfectly fine.

Cities people know immediately and know about:
New York
Los Angeles
San Fran
Orlando (basically just Disney, nothing about actual Orlando)

Cities people know immediately, but don't have a solid grasp of:
Chicago
Washington DC (this always surprised me, everyone knew DC, but other than "government" they don't know the city)
Miami
New Orleans

Cities most people have heard of, but only know because it's some TV show or hosted something, etc:
Dallas
Atlanta
Houston
Boston
Las Vegas
Uhh...

Houston has THE largest Nigerian population in the US, 3rd largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam, largest Chinese population in the South, largest Filipino population in the South, & largest Pakistani/Indian populations in Texas. It also has an EXTREMELY large Mexican & Central American population.

Yeeeah...I think Houston is fairly well known Internationally. Not to mention Galveston Island just down the road was at one point Texas' version of Ellis Island. Very large European influence there & still a thriving Jewish & Italian communities.

Houston also has not one, but two international airports.

There is also the Port of Houston which is the largest foreign seaport in North America as well as the World's largest medical center where Saudi Kings have sought treatment.

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Old 10-24-2014, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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We've been through this before Matt. Someone who has never left the U.S, which you said you hadn't, doesn't get to say what cities he thinks are best known outside the U.S.

Also, Dallas not Houston has the largest Indian population in the South, but you knew that as well.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Uhh...

Houston has THE largest Nigerian population in the US, 3rd largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam, largest Chinese population in the South, largest Filipino population in the South, & largest Pakistani/Indian populations in Texas. It also has an EXTREMELY large Mexican & Central American population.

Yeeeah...I think Houston is fairly well known Internationally. Not to mention Galveston Island just down the road was at one point Texas' version of Ellis Island. Very large European influence there & still a thriving Jewish & Italian communities.

Houston also has not one, but two international airports.

There is also the Port of Houston which is the largest foreign seaport in North America as well as the World's largest medical center where Saudi Kings have sought treatment.
I would imagine the only reason people outside the US would universally know of Houston would be because of "Houston, we have a problem".

Most people don't care about the other stuff.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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We've been through this before Matt. Someone who has never left the U.S, which you said you hadn't, doesn't get to say what cities he thinks are best known outside the U.S.

Also, Dallas not Houston has the largest Indian population in the South, but you knew that as well.
Correction D/FW does & its not by a large margin. Houston has the larger Pakistani population. We're splitting hairs now. They essentially cancel each other out its that close.

Now if we're talking Korean or Laotion populations, then yes, Dallas does blow Houston away...but that's where it stops.

Dallas is finally playing catch up to what Houston has had for many decades now in the diversity department. Houston was recently rated at the most diverse city in America beating out NYC & LA. Even Al-Jazeera reported on it worldwide.

http://america.aljazeera.com/article...etropolis.html

Word is getting out my friend.

There is a reason all the foreign embassies are located in Houston with just a few in Dallas.

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