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Old 05-16-2018, 04:31 PM
 
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They came to Rio de Janeiro escaping of Napoleon and stayed over there ruling the empire for more than 20 years. When the Portuguese admnistration came back to Lisbon, part of them didn’t want back, so Pedro I the king stayed in Brazil and his brother and father back to Lisbon and Brazil became independent with this fight between them. Brazil as independent country was a monarchy for 70 years.
Fascinating indeed. I think that makes the Portuguese the only ones out of all the colonial empires to have had a capital in the New World.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:32 AM
 
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Portuguese Empire was different then other Colonial empires. They gave sort of equal status to their colonies-treated them as their provinces only. Goa was a Portuguese colony in India. In 1757, King Joseph I thru a decree granted Portuguese citizenship to all the residents Estado da Índia Portuguesa was formed and 3 locals were selected as Member of Parliament after elections as early as 1822.
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Old 08-06-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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Comfortable alternatives away from rigid window of stereotypical expectations. Bright sign if moving these specific features into another provincial entity. Although, entire background is just extremely political. Usually, these respective capitals aren’t really offering real full satisfying attraction variety to visitors or even residents. Possibly isn’t universal superior option of ultimately grasping governing occurrence.

On Earth Map is capturing hypnotic allure:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...rgest_city.svg

Bewildering eye openers how incredibly very rare that is close to zero in Europe. Crossing the Continental land divide into mainland Asia, and there is generous versatile opportunity grounds. Missing spaces filling up. My own top 5 Favorites qualifying:

Country Capital Population Top Massive City Amount Of People Ratio Fluctuation Scale


*Hundreds Of Thousands To Millions Counting

Australia Canberra 390,706 Sydney 4,921,000 12.6

Brazil Brasilia 2,557,158 Sao Paulo 11,150,249 4.55

Morocco Rabat 627,000 Casablanca 4,150,000 6.62

India New Delhi 249,998 Mumbai 12,442,373 49.77

(Suburb Of Broad Ranging Delhi)

Turkey Ankara 5,150,072 Istanbul 14,377,018 3.4


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...largest_cities
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:52 AM
 
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Was there any capital city of Australia before Canberra ? I understand that Old Parliament was in Melbourne but somewhere I read that New South Wales was given capital territory status. It is all confusing.

Remember that Australia has only exited since 1901. Prior to that each of the now states were in effect separate countries, which is why a federal model was adopted.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:19 AM
 
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Whoever wrote that list on Wikipedia, I think is nit-picking. San Marino, Monaco, Malta, and Liechtenstein are each tiny, only a few miles long. And the first three, each consist of basically all one-built up urban area, so basically their capitals and largest cities are identical.

And I thought the capital of Philippines was Manila, which is far and away the nation's largest metropolis. Even if somehow the capital is Quezon City, that's just an outlying part of Manila.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:30 AM
 
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Didn’t know Manila wasn’t the capital..
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:38 PM
 
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If you count Taiwan as a country, Taiwan's capital, Taipei, has not been the largest city for several years.

The surrounding "Taipei County" was elevated to city status several years ago, becoming New Taipei, which has a larger population than Taipei.

Of course, the capital of Singapore is its largest city, Singapore.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:09 PM
 
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If you count Taiwan as a country, Taiwan's capital, Taipei, has not been the largest city for several years.

The surrounding "Taipei County" was elevated to city status several years ago, becoming New Taipei, which has a larger population than Taipei.

Of course, the capital of Singapore is its largest city, Singapore.

Of course we can count Taiwan. You're right, New Taipei is much bigger than Taipei.

The PRC's biggest city is Guangzhou. Also Shangai and Chongqing surpass Beijing, while Hangzhou is not far away to surpass it too.

South Africa has 3 capitals: Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Pretoria. None of them surpass Johannesburg in population.

Belize's capital, Belmopan, has 4 times less population than Belize City.

Neither Manila, Philippines but Quezon City is the most populated city of the country.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:16 PM
 
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I know states of USA are not independent countries so it will be out of topic a bit but there seems to be a rule in US: the capital city of a state is usually not the largest city of that state. You can compare sizes of New York City vs Albany, Philadelphia vs Harrisburg, Chicago vs Springfield and many others.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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I know states of USA are not independent countries so it will be out of topic a bit but there seems to be a rule in US: the capital city of a state is usually not the largest city of that state. You can compare sizes of New York City vs Albany, Philadelphia vs Harrisburg, Chicago vs Springfield and many others.

Yes, one reason is, because large American Cities are often located on Rivers.

And, Rivers in many cases, form the boundary lines between U.S. states. Such as the Ohio river, the Missouri river, the Colorado river, the Mississippi river, the Potomac river, the Hudson river, the Delaware river, the (Savannah?) river, the Red River of the Dakotas, the Columbia river. Also Lake Michigan, Lake Mead, and the Detroit river. All of these form boundary lines separating U.S. States.

Because of this.....large cities are often Not in the Center of states. Alternate and more central sites are instead chosen for the capital cities of states such as Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Delaware, Iowa, North Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Oregon, Washington, etc.

On the other hand, some state capitals are Not at all centrally located within their states. Cheyenne, WY.......Tallahassee, FL......Juneau, AK come to mind.

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