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Old 05-20-2017, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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In the US midwest, admittedly, the word "city" has been appended with abandon to any one-brothel main street that once offered relief to travellers across the prairies. Likewise Australia, where Melbourne suburbs style themselves as cities and outback dots such as the City of Dubbo appear on the map. This is the pioneer spirit at work – echoing ancestors' hopes and ambitions for these remote settlements.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Yes, there are lots of villes in French speaking areas and former colonies of France and Belgium.

We have lots of villes in California too; Oroville, Marysville, Emeryville, Vacaville, Watsonville etc.

How many villes are in Quebec?
Yes I have noticed lots of -villes in the US. I don't think they have them in the UK. Australia has a few (Townsville for ex.)

Québec has tons of them but they are not our biggest cities. The biggest is in 15th place approx.

Ville is also a semi-official prefix to a few places (cities or neighbourhoods) in Quebec: Ville St-Laurent, Ville d'Anjou, Ville Emard, Ville Vanier, Ville St-Pierre... there does not seem to be a consistent reason for why this is done for these and not others.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Ciudad in Spanish, used very infrequently. Several where the city is also the capitol of a region with the same name, others as an honorary. Examples: Ciudad de México D.F., Ciudad Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Ciudad Victoria, Ciudad Obregón, Ciudad Valles; Ciudad Rodrigo and Ciudad Real in Spain; Ciudad Barrios in Guatemala; and Ciudad de Panama (known in English as Panama City).
This is also done sometimes in Quebec to distinguish Quebec the city from Québec the province: but in general you don't need to as in French the articles you use before Quebec give away if you are talking about the city or the province.

The road signs for example all say Quebec not Ville de Quebec.

In English though it is Quebec City to make the distinction, but this is not on road signs.
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:02 AM
 
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26 places in Michigan that have the word 'City' in the official name, but only Bay City, Garden City, and Traverse City are actual cities with more than ten thousand inhabitants.

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In the US midwest, admittedly, the word "city" has been appended with abandon to any one-brothel main street that once offered relief to travellers across the prairies. [/url]
Brothels, you say? Hmmm.
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:31 AM
 
Location: near Turin (Italy)
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I cannot think of many large municipalities whose name contains the word "città" (city). Looking at the list of municipalities, I found Città Sant'Angelo and Cittanova. I know quite a lot of municipalities whose name start with Villa-, because in the middle ages this term was used for indicating little countryside villages. Really a lot of little municipalities instead have the word "Borgo" in their name ("borgo" in general is the name given to medieval towns. It is also one example of not Latin-derived word in modern Italian).
In southern Italy in particular, there are municipalities whose name end with "-poli", from the Greek polis. For example, Monopoli.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Uusikaupunki/Nystad and Kristiinankaupunki/Kristinestad are the only ones in Finland. Hämeenlinna and Savonlinna mean literally Tavastia Castle and Savonia Castle.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:51 AM
 
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Anything with "Polis" in it. Such as Indianapolis, Minneapolis, etc.

Polis is Greek for city, or city-state.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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We got Wiener Neustadt (literally "Viennese New City"), Eisenstadt ("Iron City"), Radstadt ("Wheel City"), Schwanenstadt ("Swan City") and Stadtschlaining ("Schlaining City").

In addition to that we got countless "-dorfs" or villages.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Letchworth Garden City and Welwyn Garden City are the only two that immediately spring to mind in Britain, both originally conceived as garden cities in the 20th century.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:57 AM
 
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Letchworth Garden City and Welwyn Garden City are the only two that immediately spring to mind in Britain, both originally conceived as garden cities in the 20th century.
"Burgh" is an old-fashioned name for an autonomous city in Scotland and Northern England, I know of a place called Jedburgh in Scotland, any other examples?
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