Quiz: Can You Tell Which City This Is?: HowStuffWorks
Can You Tell Which City This Is?
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There are so many wonderful cities around the globe to explore! Each place has its own unique history, facts and fun features. But can you tell them all apart? In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of some of the most fascinating city facts.
Where is the McDonalds "M" only allowed to be white?
The McDonald's M is white in Paris, not yellow. This is because they think the yellow color is tasteless. White (or slightly golden) is the standard for shop signs on the Champs-Elysees.
What is the most densely populated city in the world?
Dhaka, Bangladesh, is the most densely populated city in the world. There are about 115,000 residents per square mile! By way of comparison, Tokyo has about 11,300 residents per square mile.
Which city has no new graveyards?
San Francisco actually has had no burials and no new graveyards since 1900! Where do all the dead people go?
Which city has the highest crime rate?
The Vatican actually has the highest crime rate in the world. Keep in mind that there are only about 500 citizens!
Which city plans to become the greenest by 2020?
In 2011, Vancouver began efforts to become the world's greenest city, partly by planting more trees. They aim to reach their goal by 2020.
Who has the world's largest urban park?
Guadalajara has the world's largest urban park. Bosque de la Primavera Park is 74,132 acres in size!
What is the most liberal city in America?
San Francisco is the most liberal city in the country. Mesa, Arizona, is the most conservative.
Why are the buildings so short in Paris?
In Paris, buildings for the most part could only be five stories high, so the Parisians could get a little sunlight! However, amid controversy, limits have recently been relaxed.
Where in Europe were the first traffic lights?
Berlin was the first European city to have traffic lights. The first one was installed in 1924.
What city has more bikes than people?
Amsterdam has more bikes than people! Parking space for bikes is a serious problem in this city.
About 2,000 couples per week are married in which city?
About 2,000 couples are married each week in Las Vegas. Many of these weddings are officiated by Elvis, yet many of them don't last.
Where is the royal palace built atop a brothel?
Buckingham Palace was built in 1702. And yes, it was also built atop a brothel.
Where was Constantinople?
Istanbul was once Constantinople. It's a remarkable city with a long and rich history.
What city has the most Rolls-Royce cars?
Hong Kong has the most Rolls-Royce cars per resident. Obviously, some residents own more than one.
Where is the home of the Coliseum?
The famous Coliseum is located in Rome, Italy. It could once seat up to 50,000 people!
Where is the Venice of the North?
Stockholm is known as the Venice of the North, due to its beautiful waterways. It also has fine architecture.
Istanbul is on which continent?
Istanbul is the only city that is on two different continents! It's located in both Asia and Europe.
Which city is built over thermal springs?
Budapest is actually built over thermal springs. There are more than 70 million liters of thermal water in 118 springs below the famous city.
Which is the most expensive city in the world?
Singapore is actually the most expensive city in the world! It's more expensive than Paris, Oslo and Zurich.
Where are all the gondoliers?
Venice is famous for its waterways and gondoliers. To be a gondolier you must get a license, and there are 425 licensed in Venice.
Which U.S. city has the worst average daily commute?
New York has the worst daily commute! It takes a person on average 35 minutes to get to work each day.
Where is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula?
El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula is actually the proper name for Los Angeles! L.A. is quite the abbreviation.
Who consumes 125 tons of sausage each day?
The people of Berlin eat a lot of sausage! They eat 125 tons of it daily. It's delicious, though.
Where are the Great Pyramids?
The Great Pyramids are located in Egypt. Each one took about 20 years to build!
Where was the fortune cookie invented? (You'll be surprised.)
The fortune cookie was actually invented in San Francisco! And you probably thought it was in China.
Where is the great Louvre?
The great Louvre is one of the best museums in the world. It's located in Paris and took 666 years to build.
What city was ruled by Pharaohs for 6,000 years?
Cairo was ruled by Pharaohs for about 6,000 years. It is also home to one of the oldest synagogues in the world.
Who has more bridges, Venice or Berlin?
Berlin actually has more bridges than Venice! There are about 1,650 bridges in Berlin, as compared with approximately 400 bridges in Venice.
Where is the Burj Khalifa, a building that is 2,717 feet tall?
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai has 163 floors. It was originally known as the Burj Dubai.
Where was the first paved road in the United States?
Detroit had the first paved road in the United States. It was called Woodward Avenue.
Outside of Warsaw, where is the largest population of Polish people?
Were you surprised? The largest Polish population outside of Warsaw can be found in New York, closely followed by Chicago.
Which city was the first to be populated by one million people?
Rome reached a population of one million in 133 B.C. The notion that there's a city called Rome on every continent is just a myth.
What is the oldest continuously inhabited city?
Damascus, Syria, is the oldest continuously inhabited city. It flourished thousands of years before Rome was founded.
What is the fastest sinking city?
Mexico City is actually sinking faster than Venice. It's sunk about 2.5 inches per year since the late 19th century!
What is the richest city in the world?
Monaco is the richest city in the world, with the highest percentage of millionaires. The second richest city is Zurich, followed by Geneva.
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