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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:24 AM   #1
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Major cities off the mainland

I decided to create this thread due to a game I'm recently playing on the PS3. There are some major cities that are off the mainland of their respective countries but show vibrancy.

Here are some examples.

Honolulu, Hawaii (USA) (909,000)



Naha, Okinawa (Japan) (317,000)



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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:36 AM   #2
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Not major on the world platform but they are major cities for their region

Belfast UK
Hobart Australia
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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:38 AM   #3
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Palma de Mallorca(Spain)



Santa Cruz de Tenerife(Spain)



Funchal(Portugal)



Horbat(Australia)

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Not major on the world platform but they are major cities for their region

Belfast UK
Hobart Australia
This is definitely the same with Naha and Honolulu as being centres of their region but not on the global scale.

Belfast does count since it is not part of the mainland in The UK but still lies on the mainland of Ireland (the island).
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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:44 AM   #6
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Nyc isn't Manhattan an island??

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With Japan, what do you define as "the mainland"? One could name cities like Fukuoka/Kitakyshu, Sapporo or Takamatsu as well.
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Does Jakarta and Manila count (assuming we are talking about cities that are not located on the main continent)?
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Does Jakarta and Manila count (assuming we are talking about cities that are not located on the main continent)?
Like I said, the mainland of their respected countries.
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With Japan, what do you define as "the mainland"? One could name cities like Fukuoka/Kitakyshu, Sapporo or Takamatsu as well.
As with Japan, from Hokkaido to Kyushu is considered mainland.

Okinawa on the other hand is still quite a distance from the main islands of Japan.
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As with Japan, from Hokkaido to Kyushu is considered mainland.

Okinawa on the other hand is still quite a distance from the main islands of Japan.
In which case, shouldn't Northern Ireland be included with the rest of the UK given the short geographical distance between them if the whole of Japan is lumped together?

Sorry for nit-picking I'm just interested to hear the justification.
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I've always been fascinated by Gulangyu Island, an island off the coast from Xiamen, China.

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In which case, shouldn't Northern Ireland be included with the rest of the UK given the short geographical distance between them if the whole of Japan is lumped together?

Sorry for nit-picking I'm just interested to hear the justification.
That one is debatable.
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What about New Zealand, they have no mainland. Maybe put in in as Australia LOL

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Copenhagen, Denmark.
Rhodes Town, Greece,
Iraklion, Greece
Catania, Italy
Palermo, Italy
Hong Kong, China
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I love the cities around the rivers. Because I think that it's really beautiful.And I can't use word to describe how beautiful they are. When I have choice,will I choose to live around or near the river. That's really very great ,from my point of view. What's your opinion?
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noone mentioned singapore yet?
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Well, at the end of they day we come across many cities separated from their countries "mainland" by tiny straits or even rivers, connected with bridges and so. I was thinking the OP referred to cities pushed far away from the continent. Hawaii islands would qualify for sure, Tasmania would be a semi-doubtful case, and islands like Sicily, Manhattan would be considered just extensions of continental mass.
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St. John's probably does not count as being a "major city" since it only has about 192,326 people but it is the capital of Newfoundland.







Likewise the capital of British Columbia, Victoria is also not located on the mainland (however it only has 330,000 living in the metro area).





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