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Old 02-12-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Quakertown, Pa., USA
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"Which country is still culturally represented by its major city?"
I would say country; China, city; any city not just the major ones you will see the culture
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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they both feel scottish but are completely different
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:45 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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do you really think that? What is the typical city of Spain?
Barcelona has a Catalan identity/many Catalan speakers and many unique things about it that are not shared by the rest of Spain. While Madrid has some local features, overall it represents Spain and Spanish culture more inclusively.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Barcelona has a Catalan identity/many Catalan speakers and many unique things about it that are not shared by the rest of Spain. While Madrid has some local features, overall it represents Spain and Spanish culture more inclusively.
Agreed. There are more immigrants than generally in Spain but it still felt and looked Spanish when I was there. The fact it's not by the coast has spared it from mass tourism/northern Europeans buying second homes too.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Glasgow has been Scotland's "major city" since 1821.
And to this day it's character remains, ahem, little changed by outsiders.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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Russia.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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Kyiv, Ukraine is the largest city in Ukraine and the capital, but it retains so much of the cultural pride, traditions, heritage and celebrates Ukraine and it's history and people. While it is more cosmopolitan than the smaller cities and village, a very high percentage of the people are Ukrainian and they remember their history. They have not lost a sense of themselves and their history, eventhough it is a modern city with all the socio-economic evolutionary patterns.
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Paris.

Seriously, we hear that city so much that one would think it is its own country!
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Pine Ridge, Florida
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Several European countries such as France (Paris), Austria (Vienna), Hungary (Budapest), and Denmark(Copenhagen) still have the same political and cultural capitals, which are also their largest cities.
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