The big apple, the lion city or the city of love. How many famous city nicknames do you know?
Justtheflight is a British company that finds the cheapest flight tickets on the market. Although their search engine is not my favorite for looking for flights, I compare their prices as well when looking for flight tickets. On their website blog they made an infograph about famous city nicknames and the stories behind them
From New York City to Mumbai. These are some of the nicknames of the most famous cities in the world and the stories behind these names.
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New York City – The Big Apple
London – The Old Smoke
Las Vegas – Sin City
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Paris – The City of Love
Hong Kong – The Pearl of the Orient
Singapore – The Lion City
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Moscow – The Whitestone
Amsterdam – Venice of the North
Athens – The City of Violet Crown
Vancouver – The Big Smoke
Chicago – The Windy City
New Orleans – The Big Easy
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Venice – The Bride of the Sea
Philadelphia – The City of Brotherly Love
Jerusalem – The Holy City
Helsinki – The White City of the North
Mumbai – The City of Dreams
Detroit – Motor City
Miami – The Magic City
Dallas – Big D
Los Angeles – City of Angels
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Did you know them all? Which one is your favorite nickname and which one do you think represents the city in their best way. I always found “The City of Love” perfect for Paris. Would you agree with this?
Which is the nickname of your hometown and what makes your hometown special?