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Old 07-13-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Mexico: 1625

Mexico City: 1325
Ecatepec: 1560
Guadalajara: 1542
Puebla: 1531
Juarez: 1659
Tijuana: 1859
Leon: 1576
Zapopan: 1541
Monterrey: 1596
Nezahualcoyotl: 1949
Culiacan: 1531
Chihuahua: 1709
Naucalpan: 1521
Merida: 1542
San Luis Potosi: 1592
Aguascalientes: 1575
Hermosillo: 1700
Saltillo: 1577
Mexicali: 1903
Guadalupe: 1716
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:10 PM
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Location: NYntarctica
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Mexico: 1625

Mexico City: 1325
Ecatepec: 1560
Guadalajara: 1542
Puebla: 1531
Juarez: 1659
Tijuana: 1859
Leon: 1576
Zapopan: 1541
Monterrey: 1596
Nezahualcoyotl: 1949
Culiacan: 1531
Chihuahua: 1709
Naucalpan: 1521
Merida: 1542
San Luis Potosi: 1592
Aguascalientes: 1575
Hermosillo: 1700
Saltillo: 1577
Mexicali: 1903
Guadalupe: 1716
You also have Cholula which is one of the oldest cities in the Western hemisphere
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Brazil:

Cananeia: 1531
São Vicente: 1532
Olinda: 1535
Vila Velha: 1535
Recife: 1537
Santos: 1546
Salvador da Bahia: 1549
São Paulo: 1554
Rio de Janeiro: 1565
São Luís: 1612
Curitiba: 1661
Manaus: 1669
Ouro Preto: 1711
Porto Alegre: 1772
Campinas: 1774
Belo Horizonte: 1897
Goiânia: 1933
Brasília: 1961
Palmas: 1990
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Brazil:

Cananeia: 1531
São Vicente: 1532
Olinda: 1535
Vila Velha: 1535
Recife: 1537
Santos: 1546
Salvador da Bahia: 1549
São Paulo: 1554
Rio de Janeiro: 1565
São Luís: 1612
Curitiba: 1661
Manaus: 1669
Ouro Preto: 1711
Porto Alegre: 1772
Campinas: 1774
Belo Horizonte: 1897
Goiânia: 1933
Brasília: 1961
Palmas: 1990
average = 1677
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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You also have Cholula which is one of the oldest cities in the Western hemisphere
true, it was founded around 500BCE, however it only has 118,170 people living there, this thread is more about major cities, but it is still a fun fact, also the oldest city on mainland USA is St. Augustine, FL, established in 1565, but it only has 14,280 people living in the city.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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Sweden

Gothenburg 1621 in it´s current location, people have lived in the area since the stone age.
Helsingborg 1085
Jönköping 1284
Linköping 1100s
Lund 990
Malmö 1353
Norrköping before 1384
Stockholm 1252
Uppsala late 1200s in it´s current location.
Västerås 990
Örebro 1267.
Swedens oldest city is Sigtuna founded in 980s.
We are a young country by european standards.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Paris
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Béziers is the oldest city in France I think, with Marseille.
Something like -700/-600... Quite old but founded by greek themselves, so younger than greek cities
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Some for Canada


St. John's 1583
Québec 1608
Trois-Rivières 1634
Montréal 1642
Halifax 1749
Toronto 1793
Sherbrooke 1793
Ottawa 1826 (but neighbouring Hull, now Gatineau was 1800)
Victoria 1849
Winnipeg 1873
Calgary 1876
Vancouver 1886
Edmonton 1904
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:29 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Quite a few US cities had previously been small Native American cities, often located at the first rapid area on a river while going inland. St Louis was had been a Native city that had perhaps over 50,000 people. Also, most of the global population was overwhelming rural until the 1700s so even many Old World cities aren't that old. The difference is many of the USA's oldest buildings were torn down for "urban renewal" while in Eurasia there is more respect for old buildings and they are re-purposed rather than torn down.
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Old 07-14-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: near Turin (Italy)
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Here we go with some dates about Italy!


Consider that some dates, in particular the oldest ones, are not well documented and so not all the sources are in agreement. Also, apart the cities that were founded as colonies, the most of these cities were born as little settlements and so it is really hard to tell when those settlements were established, nor who was the first population who settled in there.

Cagliari was founded by indigenous populations of Sardinia in an imprecisate moment. It is known that in the VIII century BC it already had an harbour and it was a destination for Phoenician merchants.

Cities founded as Greek colonies:
Messina (757 BC)
Reggio Calabria (743 BC)
Siracura (734 BC)
Crotone (710 BC)
Taranto (706 BC)
Naples (680 BC, but previous settlements are documented)
and many other cities and towns in southern Italy

Phoenician colonies:
Palermo (734 BC)

Cities founded by Etruscan:
Volterra (725 BC)
Pisa (most likely founded by Etruscan around the middle of the VI century BC)
Prato (end of the VII century BC)
Perugia (second half VI century BC)
Bologna (around 550 bc, but earlier settlements are reported)

Cities founded by Latin populations and then Romans:
Rome (of course, 753 BC. They also celebrate Rome foundation anniversary every year, this year they celebrated the 2770th anniversary. The foundation of the urbe is also surrounded by legend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romulus_and_Remus)
Florence (officially 59 BC, but many previous settlements are documented)
Turin (28 BC)
Aosta (25 BC)

Cities founded by northern Italy indigenous populations populations:
Milan (officially around 600 BC as a settlement of a local celtic population)
Genova, impressed moment, founded by local Liguri populations before the Roman period
Verona, not precised population nor period before the Roman period
Padova
Trieste
Trento
... in practice for those cities is really hard to find certain sources for the pre-Roman period. The most of them was annexed to the Roman Empire in the few decades between 50 BC and 0. Also, before the Romans the most of those cities were actually more like little settlements than real cities.

Late Roman Empire:
Venice (officially 421 AC, founded by local populations who were escaping from the mainland because of the barbarian invasion)

As far as large cities are concerned, the most of modern cities in Italy probably already existed in the Roman period. Some were founded by them, but many already existed and were only annexed to the Empire. Little municipalities are more likely to derive from the middle ages (a lot of rural villages derive from the feudal division of land of the middle ages for example, and every reign/county/... that ruled over some part of the peninsula left some traces on the overall urban plan)

Remaining on relatively large municipalities:

Founded during the middle ages:
Ferrara (VII - VIII century, founded by Byzantine in a period of strong contrast with the Lombard)
Alessandria (1168 AC): founded by the Lega Lombarda for being a strategic point in the war against the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
L'Aquila (founded between 1254 and 1266 by Corrado IV, nephew of the previously named Emperor Frederick Barbarossa.)


A nice example is Palmanova (1593). It is a really little municipality, but I want to name it because of its fortifications: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmanova


Anyway, we have a couple of recent cities too. In particular, the fascism period was characterised by many changes into the municipalities division, and some cities were founded too. The largest one is:

Latina, founded with the name of "Littoria" in 1932. It was founded in the center of the Agro pontino, a large area of Latium who was completely occupied by marshland for centuries and that the fascist government had just drained.

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