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Old 04-15-2019, 01:54 PM
 
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I'm assuming it is Pyongyang, but what other big cities are the most mono-ethic or mono-cultural?

In another thread, Edinburgh was mentioned, which would be a good candidate.
Probably all of Greenland.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:28 PM
 
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Probably all of Greenland.
See you can't do that! Greenland is not a "world city" by any stretch of the imagination.

The official list of "world cities" developed in 1998 by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Research Network follows


Inventory of World Cities
https://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/citylist.html

A. ALPHA WORLD CITIES (full service world cities)
  1. London,
  2. New York,
  3. Paris,
  4. Tokyo
    ....
  5. Chicago,
  6. Frankfurt,
  7. Hong Kong,
  8. Los Angeles,
  9. Milan,
  10. Singapore
    B. BETA WORLD CITIES (major world cities)
  11. San Francisco,
  12. Sydney,
  13. Toronto,
  14. Zurich
    ....
  15. Brussels,
  16. Madrid,
  17. Mexico City,
  18. Sao Paulo
    ...
  19. Moscow,
  20. Seoul
    C. GAMMA WORLD CITIES (minor world cities)
  21. Amsterdam,
  22. Boston,
  23. Caracas,
  24. Dallas,
  25. Düsseldorf,
  26. Geneva,
  27. Houston,
  28. Jakarta,
  29. Johannesburg,
  30. Melbourne,
  31. Osaka,
  32. Prague,
  33. Santiago,
  34. Taipei,
  35. Washington
    ....
  36. Bangkok,
  37. Beijing,
  38. Montreal,
  39. Rome,
  40. Stockholm,
  41. Warsaw
    ....
  42. Atlanta,
  43. Barcelona,
  44. Berlin,
  45. Budapest,
  46. Buenos Aires,
  47. Copenhagen,
  48. Hamburg,
  49. Istanbul,
  50. Kuala Lumpur,
  51. Manila,
  52. Miami,
  53. Minneapolis,
  54. Munich,
  55. Shanghai

This list divides them into alpha, beta and gamma cities. the earlier list divided them by continents.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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What criteria are you using for "major world city"? If you're sticking with top-10 globally important cities, I'd say Beijing followed by Tokyo.
A national capital, or a non-capital that we all know what country it is in, like Munich or Sapporo or Karachi.. On the list of 55, less than half are capitals.
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:35 AM
 
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How can a "major world city" not be diverse by definition?

It's like you're searching for the world's biggest leprechaun.
I agree. Most every major world city /capital would have international businesses, ethnic cuisine, variety of immigrants with their own cultures, speaking their native languages etc.
I think it would be easier to choose the least diverse countries as a whole.
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Old 04-16-2019, 03:43 AM
 
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I agree. Most every major world city /capital would have international businesses, ethnic cuisine, variety of immigrants with their own cultures, speaking their native languages etc.
I think it would be easier to choose the least diverse countries as a whole.
Then San Francisco v. Minneapolis would be out of the conversation. There are cases where a capital, like Lagos, is less diverse then the country as a whole.
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Old 04-16-2019, 03:58 AM
 
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Then San Francisco v. Minneapolis would be out of the conversation. There are cases where a capital, like Lagos, is less diverse then the country as a whole.
According to:
http://worldpopulationreview.com/wor...os-population/

Lagos was originally inhabited by the Awori group of the Yoruba people. Today, it has a very diverse population due to heavy migration from other parts of Nigeria and surrounding countries. The Yoruba are the dominant ethnic group.

There are more than 250 ethnic groups represented in Lagos, however, including the Hausa, Igbo, and Fulani.
Small minorities of American, British, East Indian, Chinese, white Zimbabwean, Greek, Syrian, Lebanese and Japanese are also present in the city.
In the mid-19th century, many ex-slaves of Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban descent and emigrants from Sierra Leone created communities in Lagos, along with ex-slaves from the Americas.


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Old 04-16-2019, 06:34 AM
 
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May I suggest that the question is too broad. There is a list of 55 "world cities". I couldn't a priori choose which one is the most mono-cultural of this list. My guess is that it is Minneapolis in Northern America, but it could be Montreal.

A "world cities" is a city which is a primary node in the global economic network. Obviously population is a secondary consideration or Philadelphia would be on the list.
  1. New York
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Chicago
  4. Dallas
  5. Houston
  6. San Francisco
  7. Washington, DC
  8. Boston
  9. Atlanta 486,290
  10. Miami 463,347
  11. Minneapolis 422,331
    ...
  12. Toronto
  13. Montreal
    ...
  14. Amsterdam
  15. Barcelona
  16. Berlin
  17. Brussels
  18. Budapest
  19. Copenhagen
  20. Dusseldorf
  21. Frankfurt
  22. Geneva
  23. Hamburg
  24. London
  25. Madrid
  26. Milan
  27. Moscow
  28. Munich
  29. Istanbul
  30. Paris
  31. Prague
  32. Rome
  33. Stockholm
  34. Warsaw
  35. Zurich
    ...
  36. Johannesburg
    ...
  37. Buenos Aires
  38. Caracas
  39. Mexico City
  40. Sao Paulo
  41. Santiago
    ...
  42. Sydney
  43. Melbourne
    ...
  44. Tokyo
  45. Osaka
  46. Seoul
  47. Bangkok
  48. Beijing
  49. Hong Kong
  50. Jakarta
  51. Kuala Lumpur
  52. Manila
  53. Shanghai
  54. Singapore
  55. Taipei
Montreal is very diverse.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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^^^^ Your site does not compare Lagos with Nigeria, it just makes blanket statements about Lagos. Nigeria has 521 languages, I doubt if Lagos can top that. The country's religion split is 50% Muslim and 40% Christian, with th Muslims populating the north, far from Lagos and its lopsided Christian majority.

Also, from the traveler point of view, the diversity if a city is more relevant than the country, since a traveler's compass at any time is limited to his immediate surroundings. Outside the city, a traveler is likely to spend a day in a region where he may see no diversity at all.

Maybe there is another thread about country-wide diversity, but this one isn't.

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Old 04-16-2019, 09:27 AM
 
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Then San Francisco v. Minneapolis would be out of the conversation. There are cases where a capital, like Lagos, is less diverse then the country as a whole.
I suspect you haven't been to the Twin Cities in quite a while. African Americans make up over 10% of the population compared to SF's 5-6%. Minneapolis is home to the largest Somali population in the US as well as the largest SE Asian hilltribe/Hmong population & the Mexican/Central American population is expanding quickly.

But I question Minneapolis as a "major world city": NYC, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Miami, LA, San Francisco, DC are major world cities - one might argue for Seattle or Atlanta. The rest are good solid US cities but not "major world" centers where extensive international corporations, banking, media or political affairs are centered.
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:04 PM
 
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How can a "major world city" not be diverse by definition?

It's like you're searching for the world's biggest leprechaun.

Japanese people make up something like 97% of the population of Tokyo. Are you therefore saying that Tokyo cannot possibly be a major world city?
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