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View Poll Results: How many years?
less than 100 11 2.62%
100-200 42 10.00%
200-300 26 6.19%
300-400 25 5.95%
400-500 46 10.95%
500-600 16 3.81%
600-700 17 4.05%
700-800 33 7.86%
800-900 19 4.52%
900-1,000 23 5.48%
1,000-1,500 45 10.71%
1,500-2,000 18 4.29%
more than 2,000 99 23.57%
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 05:07 PM   #161
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It's impossible to say how old Lisbon is. But it's suppose to be the oldest city in western Europe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...itation#Europe


It already existed when the Phoenicians started commerce with the Iberian/Celts that lived there, this was around 1200 BC (called Allis Ubbo by the Phoenicians).

The Greeks that also came here to commerce and called it Olissipo.

When the Romans conquered it in 139 BC, it was already an important commerce city in Iberia.


Phoenician structures inside an old cathedral.

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheir...Cloisters1.jpg
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 06:19 PM   #162
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 123 BC.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 07:34 PM   #163
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Enschede, The Netherlands.

Established between the 5th and the 8th century. First map of the city:

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Old April 10th, 2013, 09:37 AM   #164
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My city:

Plovdiv (Bulgaria) was originally a Thracian settlement known as Philippopolis to the Greeks, and was a major city for the Romans. Evidence of habitation dates back 6,000 years.

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Old April 10th, 2013, 02:48 PM   #165
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Old for the US, not old compared to some of yours
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Old May 11th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #166
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Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) is ~300 years old.

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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:22 AM   #167
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My city, Almere isn't even 50 years old. The first house was finished in '76 and it officially became its own municipiality in '84. It is built on completely artificial land reclaimed from a former inland sea that has been turned into a large fresh-water lake, and now has around 200.000 inhabitants. It is named after a large lake that existed in the post-roman dark ages known as the Aelmare; this lake eventually turned into the Zuiderzee, in direct contact with the north sea, after a series of catastrophic floods and raised sea levels.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 10:38 AM   #168
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Makati is founded in 1670.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #169
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Milazzo (Sicily, Italy)

Is a town of more than 31,000 inhabitants, and is part of the metropolitan area of the Strait of Messina, in Sicily, south Italy, which counts among the 800,000 to 900,000 inhabitants; it's located in an area at the center of the Mediterranean.

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It was first inhabited from 4000 AD (Neolithic). Mylae became independent from Zancle (actual Messina) until 550 AD. In 427 BC, was besieged by the Athenian Laches. After successive and numerous events that saw her contention, the town was freed from the Mamertines, in 270 AD, by Hiero II of Syracuse emerged victorious from a hard fought battle in the "Fields Milesi." In 260 AD waters Mylae again became the scene of battles, with the outbreak of the First Punic War, when there was the triumph of naval Caio Duilio sull'armata the Carthaginians of Hannibal Barca. This allowed the emergence Roman hegemony over the sea. In 36 BC took a further decisive battle between the Emperor Octavian and Sextus Pompey. The city became an important naval base, so that the Roman Emperor granted the civic recognition with the eagle and the motto "Aquila seas imposita-Sexto Pompey passed." Under the rule of the Byzantines, Milazzo was one of the first bishoprics of Sicily.

With its conquest took place in 843 by Ibn Fadhl Giafar, began the Muslim domination. During this period he was put in charge of a new territorial district named "Tallo of Milazzo" and became a thriving agricultural and commercial center. In this period the construction of the great tower of the male, referred to as "Saracen" and the introduction of tuna fisheries to be developed over the following centuries with more modern techniques. In 888 naval raid by the Byzantines ended in a failure. In 1101 it was occupied by Roger de Hauteville o Norman, was incorporated into the royal domain and saw the strengthening of the important Castle by Frederick II of Swabia and Alfonso of Aragon, inserted in the "castrates exenta" under the direct royal jurisdiction. The ancient Vallo di Milazzo took the name of "Comarca of Milazzo" with a power reserved to the civic magistrates, military and judiciary that lasted until the eighteenth century. In August 1268, under the command of Guido Baccio da Pisa, forty galleys landed in Milazzo partisans of Conradin. Defeated the Angevins, the town and the castle were held by the faithful of Corradino until the defeat of Tagliacozzo. In the War of the Sicilian Vespers of 1282 Milazzo was alternately occupied by the two sovereigns contenders Charles of Anjou and Peter of Aragon. In the last months of 1295 was held the Assizes of Real Parliament of Sicily convened by Frederick III of Aragon, in order to assess the betrayal of his brother James, who had pledged to give, after having kicked his brother, the entire island to Charles d 'Anjou. Increased in importance and again enhanced by impressive fortifications by the Spaniards, was more than once the seat of the Viceroy of Sicily and Lieutenants. He had many privileges civil, military and economic thanks to the Spanish monarchs, but had already earlier by Frederick of Swabia, Frederick of Aragon, James of Aragon, Alfonso Martino II and V.

In 1523 the Viceroy Ettore Pignatelli you choked the conspiracy against the crown of Spain promoted by the brothers emperor, found refuge there in 1539 the Viceroy Ferdinando Gonzaga by the popular uprising of Messina. Vainly attacked in July 1544 dall'armata of Hajreddin Barbarossa Barbary, in August 1571 was chosen by Don John of Austria as a center for gathering and loading of the quota Sicilian-Spanish aggregate all'armata Christian at anchor close to Messina and achieve the glory of Lepanto. In the Franco-Spanish war that followed the anti-Spanish revolt of Messina (1674-1678), Milazzo hosted the highest authorities of the Kingdom of Sicily and held, throughout this period, the role of the administrative capital of the island. The last flickers of Spanish rule in 1713 when it ran out, the sovereignty of Sicily passed to Vittorio Amedeo II of Savoy. In 1718-1719 came to an end in the harsh and unsuccessful siege of Milazzo - defense of the Austro-Piedmontese - the plan of the Spanish Viceroy Marquis of Lede to regain Sicily. During this siege were the serious damage or destruction of the historical and monumental center of the city. In the Napoleonic Wars, the British made it their parade ground, and the base of the British offensive and defensive system in the island. In the uprisings of 1848 Milazzo, was at the center of the epic events related to the siege and the heroic defense of Messina. On July 20, 1860, Giuseppe Garibaldi, crowning with the bloody pitched battle won on Bourbon, poses the conditions for the liberation of the whole southern Italy and for the fulfillment of National Unity. With the advent of the Kingdom of Italy, the city lost its strategic importance - military and the Castle in 1880, on the orders state, she was downgraded from real fortress as a prison.

In World War I, Milazzo, became a prison camp for the Austro-Hungarian military, while in the fascist period place of detention policy. During World War II, the city suffered massive and bloody bombing several buildings were razed to the ground. Together Catania, Augusta and Palermo, was also identified as an area to be landing in the English plan of invasion of Sicily, named "whipcord" that was to take place December 9, 1941 and subsequently canceled October 30, 1941. In July 1943, when the invasion carried out with Operation Husky was in full swing, the port of Milazzo was significantly strengthened in its defense as an important center of maritime, rail and military. On 14 August 1943, the troops of the 15th Regimental Battle Group III of the American Infantry Division occupied Milazzo following the disengagement of the 71st Infantry Regiment belonging to the German 29th Panzergrenadier Division.




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Old July 11th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #170
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Jakarta is 486 years old.... although some say its older.....
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Old January 26th, 2014, 02:32 AM   #171
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Indianapolis was established in 1821, though there has been European settlement there since 1819.

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Old February 6th, 2014, 01:10 PM   #172
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Cagliari, Italy was founded as Karalis by the Phoenicians between 800 and 900 BC, in an area that had been previously inhabited for at least two millennia.

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Old February 28th, 2014, 09:39 AM   #173
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Quote:
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You seem suprised?


anyway. I think we can amuse:

South American cities: not so old, but a history of 500 year is not uncommon (from the 1500's onwards). Older than Northern American cities.
North America: new


Of course this is an oversimplification and multiple exceptions exist.
I guess there are quite a few examples in the Andes and in Mexico... spanish cities built over/into/around old Aztec or Inca cities.

Mexico City was basically built over the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan. (founded 1325)

Cuenca in Ecuador was founded in 500 AD


Ejutla de Crespo in Mexico, was founded by the Zapotecs in 524 AD


Ticul in Mexico was founded 700 BC!!
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Old February 28th, 2014, 09:41 AM   #174
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Novo Hamburgo was settled around 1825 by german immigrants.
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