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Let's start with simple information. The largest city by population in the world is Shanghai. According to statistics, at the end of 2011, there lived 23.431 million people. According to forecasts, today this number a million more.
In the occupied area, the biggest city is the Australian Sydney. Its total area - 12 144, 6 square. km.
Although there is a moot point. The Chinese call the largest in the town square, a Hulunbuir, located in Inner Mongolia, the official occupying an area of 263,953 square meters. km. However, it is rather the region, as is the status of the prefecture.
At the same time, the biggest in length is considered to be a Mexican Mexico, crossing the line at which the need to overcome more than 200 km.
The smallest city in the world, is recognized by the Croatian Hum. Its population varies from 17 to 25 people.
The highest located city in the world is considered the Peruvian city of La Rinconada, which is located at an altitude of 5100 meters above sea level.
Below all the cities in the world is the Israeli town of Neve Zohar on the Dead Sea - 395 meters below sea level.
The largest urban agglomeration is considered to be Japanese "Tokyo - Yokohama", accommodating 37,126,000 inhabitants.
As a result of the consolidated analysis of «The Economist», «Mercer» and «Monocle», the city with the highest quality of life is considered to be the Austrian capital - Vienna
The northernmost city of the planet is considered the Norwegian Longyearbyen, the administrative center of the archipelago of Svalbard. It is noteworthy that in the city there is a cemetery. Even if you have time to die here, bury you on the Norwegian mainland.
The southernmost city in the world - Ushuaia, located in Tierra del Fuego in Argentina.
Last year, the magazine «Forbes» again identified the most stylish city - London.
The most expensive city in the world in this year's Zurich, Switzerland.
Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez is considered the most criminal in the world. Every year, there are killed about 190 people for every 100,000.
The city with the longest name, oddly enough - is Bangkok. The transliteration into Latin it is called «Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit». In the original, the title contains 167 letters, reading which gives approximately the following text: "City - eternal treasure, the impregnable city of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious stones, happy city full of abundance grand Royal Palace that resembles the divine abode where reigns reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarnom ».
The shortest name of the city - A. So called Japanese Sosey. There are several settlements designated by the letter one, but they do not have the status of a city. In the Russian, the shortest and E can be considered the city in Myanmar, but the Latin alphabet consists of two letters Ye.
Thus the underground city of the world can rightly be considered the Australian Coober Pedy. The city is the world center of opal mining (30% of world reserves). Due to the constant sand storms and high temperatures, local residents settled in the exhaust caves. Now half of the population lives on the surface of the town.
All cities in the world occupy an area of about 1% of Earth's land area.
Finally, an unusual fact. It turns out that the residents of the Russian city of Torzhok properly called "Novotorov." The name survived from the ancient New Trading. That was the name of the ancient Torzhok.