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Old 07-06-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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By "double city," I mean 2 distinct cities that are relatively similar in size and close enough in distance such that they are part of the same urban conglomeration. Examples in the U.S. are:

San Francisco & San Jose
Washington DC & Baltimore
Dallas & Fort Worth
Minneapolis & St. Paul

What examples like this are there in other developed countries?
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:48 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Essen, Dusseldorf, the whole Ruhr Valley of Germany has several large cities in close proximity.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Hamilton and Toronto are a bit like that, although Toronto is significantly larger.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:39 PM
 
Location: The Present
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Malmö and Copenhagen (although in this case it's two different countries).
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Alongside the German areas mentioned and Malmo/Copenhagen, there's also the Randstad in the Netherlands which consists of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the Hague, and Utrecht.

Japan also has the Tokyo Area which is not just Tokyo, but also the major city of Yokohama. A more equitable spread is in the Keihanshin metro which has the cities of Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:40 PM
 
Location: The Present
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Hong Kong and Shenzhen also come to mind.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Manila
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I heard that Budapest was a combination of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Not sure how true that is though.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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One that springs to mind is Birmingham and Wolverhampton which are joined together by urbanity. I think Birmingham City Council is trying to take over all the towns and cities joined to it
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Seoul/Incheon could be one.

Brisabane/Gold Coast is the closest we have to such a thing in Australia, its about 75km between the CBD/Downtowns of Australias 3rd and 6th largest metro areas.

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:31 AM
 
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Manchester/Liverpool are closer to each other than SF/SJ.

Based on distance there are probably many other examples like this in Western Europe, i.e. places where urbanization started happening a long time ago so there are plenty of midsize cities instead of just 1-2 megalopolises. However, some significant cities are close to each other but have never been considered as "twin cities" (ex: Brussels and Antwerp, Krakow and Katowice, Vienna and Bratislava, Lyon and St Etienne).
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