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50 World Capital Cities and their Nicknames

  1. Amsterdam, Netherlands – Venice of the North
  2. Athens, Greece – The City of Violet Crown
  3. Bangkok, Thailand – The City of Angels, Venice of the East
  4. Beijing, China – The Forbidden City
  5. Beirut – Paris of the Middle East
  6. Berlin, Germany – The Grey City
  7. Brasilia, Brazil – Brasilia
  8. Bucharest, Romania – Little Paris
  9. Budapest, Hungary – Pearl of the Danube
  10. Buenos Aires, Argentina – Paris of the Americas, Queen of the Plata
  11. Cairo, Egypt – Paris of the Nile
  12. Canberra, Australia – The Brush Capital
  13. Caracas, Venezuela – The City of Eternal Spring
  14. Copenhagen, Denmark – City of Beautiful Towers, City of Spires
  15. Dhaka, Bangladesh – The City of Mosques and Shrines
  16. Dublin, Ireland – The Fair City
  17. Edinburgh, Scotland – Auld Reekie,  The Athens of the North
  18. Havana, Cuba – The City of Columns, Rome of the Caribbean
  19. Helsinki, Finland – The White City of the North 
  20. Jakarta, Indonesia – The Big Durian
  21. Jerusalem, Israel – The Holy City
  22. Kathmandu, Nepal – The City of Temples
  23. Kiev, Ukraine – The Mother of Rus’ Cities
  24. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Golden Triangle
  25. Lima, Peru – The City of the Kings
  26. Lisbon, Portugal – The City With a Future
  27. London , England – The Square Mile, The Old Smoke, The Smoke
  28. Madrid, Spain – El Foro, The Forum
  29. Manila, Philippines – Pearl of the Orient
  30. Mexico City, Mexico – The City of Palaces
  31. Moscow, Russia – The Whitestone, The Forty Fortie, Third Rome
  32. Mumbai, India – The City of Dreams
  33. Nairobi, Kenya –  Safari Capital of the World, City Under the Sun 
  34. Oslo, Norway – Tiger Town
  35. Paris, France – The City of Love, The City of Light, La Ville-Lumiere
  36. Prague, Czech Republic – The City of a Hundred Spires, Golden City
  37. Pretoria, South Africa – Jacaranda City
  38. Reykjavik, Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice
  39. Rome, Italy – The Eternal City, City of the Seven Hills
  40. Santiago, Chile – The City of the Island Hills
  41. Seoul, Korea – The Land of Morning Calm
  42. Singapore, Singapore – The Lion City
  43. Stockholm, Sweden – The Venice of the North
  44. Tehran, Iran – The City of 72 Nations
  45. Tokyo, Japan – Edo
  46. Vienna, Austria – The Imperial City
  47. Warsaw, Poland – Default City, Big Village in Middle of Nowhere
  48. Washington DC, United States – DMV (District – Maryland – Virginia)
  49. Wellington, New Zealand – Wellywood, The Windy City
  50. Zagreb, Croatia – Little Vienna

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