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View Poll Results: How many years?
less than 100 15 2.96%
100-200 49 9.68%
200-300 33 6.52%
300-400 36 7.11%
400-500 52 10.28%
500-600 19 3.75%
600-700 19 3.75%
700-800 39 7.71%
800-900 25 4.94%
900-1,000 31 6.13%
1,000-1,500 52 10.28%
1,500-2,000 20 3.95%
more than 2,000 116 22.92%
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Old January 11th, 2016, 04:00 AM   #181
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Los Angeles was founded in 1781, 235 years ago. This was at the time when L.A., California, and most of western U.S. was ruled by Spain. L.A. didn't become a U.S. city until 1850 which was the same year California became a state.

Pretty old for an American sunbelt city.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 02:58 PM   #182
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Barcelona, Spain. Was founded according to rumours (not archeological evidences) by the general Amílcar Barca, father of Aníbal in the 230BC.
After, romans re-founden the city as Colonia Iulia Augusta Paterna Faventia Barcino, in the 218BC
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Old January 11th, 2016, 03:10 PM   #183
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Sharjah, UAE is apparently in the 200-300 category

"Human settlement in the area covered by the emirate has existed for over 500,000 years, with significant finds made of early axes and stone tools as well as Copper and Iron Age implements in Al Dhaid, Madam and Faya.[4] Historically the emirate was one of the wealthiest towns in the region.[5]

Around 1727, the Al Qasimi clan took control of Sharjah and declared the polity independent.[citation needed]"


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Old January 11th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #184
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Oslo is over 1000 years old but has two alternative founding years, either roughly 950 AD or roughly 1000 AD.
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Old January 16th, 2016, 10:37 AM   #185
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The earliest known settlement in Istanbul dates from 6700 BC, discovered in 2008, during the construction works of the Yenikapı subway station and the Marmaray tunnel at the historic peninsula on the European side.

So Istanbul is at least 8700 years old It might be older but the Turkish authorities couldn't dig in that deep yet.
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Old January 16th, 2016, 02:00 PM   #186
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Strasbourg was founded in 12 BC as a Roman military camp, known as Argentoratum.
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Old January 16th, 2016, 09:17 PM   #187
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The earliest known settlement in Istanbul dates from 6700 BC, discovered in 2008, during the construction works of the Yenikapı subway station and the Marmaray tunnel at the historic peninsula on the European side.

So Istanbul is at least 8700 years old It might be older but the Turkish authorities couldn't dig in that deep yet.
I have always known that Istambul was older that people think, this strategic place couldn't be so modern.
You know if there is a map or a draw of Istambul before the roman foundation?
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Old February 20th, 2016, 12:16 AM   #188
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The earliest known settlement in Istanbul dates from 6700 BC, discovered in 2008, during the construction works of the Yenikapı subway station and the Marmaray tunnel at the historic peninsula on the European side.

So Istanbul is at least 8700 years old It might be older but the Turkish authorities couldn't dig in that deep yet.
I don't think that some Stone Age settlements are good indication of a city's age. From my point of view, city is something more complex than settlement and there are some other points that should be considered when evaluating the beginning of the city's history such as development of culture, architecture and its importance in region.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 12:53 PM   #189
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This thread is really great. Just good enough to pull lots of historic information related various old cities.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 09:17 PM   #190
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Milan (Italy) was founded in the 4th century BC, but from the archaeological point of view, the first settlements were established in the 2nd millennium BC (Bronze Age). People built a "village" in the territories (a plain) between Ticino river and Adda river. The ancient name of Milan is "Mediolanum" which means "in the middle of the plain"
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Old April 4th, 2016, 12:04 PM   #191
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984 AD, although it has only been a city since 2002.
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Old May 19th, 2016, 12:59 PM   #192
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Bordeaux here, 2300 years old.
Founded by the gauls, became the roman city of Burdigala in year 56. Some of the roman buildings still exist today.
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Old May 29th, 2016, 07:32 PM   #193
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Marseille is the oldest city of France.

The city has been founded in the 6th century BC by Greeks from Phocée. So the city is 2600 years old.
There still is the oldest area of the city (and France) where the Greeks settled which is named "le panier" :


https://www.google.fr/url?sa=i&sourc...10567285&rct=j


https://www.google.fr/url?sa=i&sourc...10567285&rct=j
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Old May 29th, 2016, 09:55 PM   #194
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Three thousands years ago, Phoenicians moored their boats here. This was the point that Cádiz (Spain) was founded.

Cádiz is the oldest city in Western Europe. Its age is estimated at 3120 years.

Source: Visit Cadiz Facebook Profile.
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Old May 29th, 2016, 10:39 PM   #195
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Buenos Aires was founded on February, 1536. Then it was abandoned due to constant hostilities from the natives, and refounded in the same place on June, 1580.
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Old May 29th, 2016, 11:56 PM   #196
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A city known as one of the most modern in Europe,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands was founded in 1340 as a dam in the Rotte river.

1340:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...t-anno1340.jpg

During the Middle Ages, the city grew into the shape of a triangle, today known as the 'City Triangle' or 'Stadsdriehoek'.

1694

http://assets.catawiki.nl/assets/201...ae59bd693c.jpg

During World War II, on may 10th, 1940, the whole City Triangle was bombed in an air raid by the Nazi's.

1940:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...n_mei_1940.jpg

Only a few historic buildings survived the raid and became part of the rebuilt city center of Rotterdam, Today known for it's striking modern architecture. The old gothic Laurenskerk stands as a witness of past times amongst new landmark buildings such as the Markthal.

http://www.rotterdamsevastgoedsocieteit.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/1495-Ossip-van-Duivenbode.jpg
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Old August 7th, 2016, 09:55 PM   #197
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This is what comes in the english wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castelo_Branco,_Portugal
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Castelo Branco gets its name from the prior existence of a Luso-Roman castrum or fortified settlement called Castra Leuca, on the summit of the hill of Colina da Cardosa. The population grew on the slopes of this hill.

Little is known of the history before 1182. There is, nevertheless, a document, from this date, mentioning the donation to the Templars of a piece of land called Vila Franca da Cardosa, by a noble Fernandes Sanches. In 1213 it received its autonomy or foral and the name Castel-Branco appears for the first time. Pope Innocent III confirmed this in 1215 giving it the name of Castelo Branco.

It was around this time that the Templars built the walls and the castle.

In 1510 a new foral was conceded by Manuel I and in 1642 the town acquired the status of Vila de Castelo Branco. In 1771 Castelo Branco became a city and Pope Clement XIV created the diocese of Castelo Branco in 1881.
However there are some unknown facts. The first is that the locality might had a pré-roman origin, the hipotisis of the existence of a pre-roman castro (fortification) is still up.

The evidences of the roman presence are all around in the are, the origin of the city is still debated, the most plausable is the roman city of Castra Leuca, as the wiki states, yet, there is another candidate, because another roman town existed in the area, and is yet to be found, her name was Albicastrum, and the most funny of all, is that even today, local inhabitants are called ''albicastrenses''. The existence of both Castra Leuca and Albicastrum is based just on the roman records, they both yet to be found, currently only a few roman Villas have been found in Mt. de São Martinho.

Nothing is known during the dark ages (after the romans left), the Visigoths hd a large city just 30km away in Egitânea (currently named Idanha-a-Velha).

The known story starts in the Kingdom of D. Sancho I King of Portugal, when all the are was donated to the Knights Templars Order... I'll subscrive the wiki article from this point on.

So...
- founded in 1182;
- city since 1771.

838 years of known history, as a locality, first a village, then a town, and 245 years as a full right reognised city.

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Old August 7th, 2016, 10:27 PM   #198
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Toronto is a newbie! Not settled by Europeans until 1793.
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Old August 9th, 2016, 05:55 PM   #199
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I often forget that Toronto is pretty young. Montreal being a bit older as it was founded first due to being on a major river. I think it's about ~375 years old.
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Old August 19th, 2016, 03:41 PM   #200
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My City - Cape Town - was settled in 1652, one year EARLIER than New York
But both by the Dutch funny enough!
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