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600-700 19 3.75%
700-800 39 7.71%
800-900 25 4.94%
900-1,000 31 6.13%
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Old December 29th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #21
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101 years old
The first Jesuits expeditions arrived in area of the city around 1890, but only in 1911, Altamira was elevated to city status.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 02:35 AM   #22
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Here is the original settlement of Nashville from the 18th century



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Old December 29th, 2012, 05:25 AM   #23
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Nashville history from Wikipedia

The town of Nashville was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson, and a party of Overmountain Men in 1779, near the original Cumberland settlement of Fort Nashborough. It was named for Francis Nash, the American Revolutionary War hero. Nashville quickly grew because of its strategic location, accessibility as a river port, and its later status as a major railroad center. In 1806, Nashville was incorporated as a city and became the county seat of Davidson County, Tennessee. In 1843, the city was named the permanent capital of the state of Tennessee.

By 1860, when the first rumblings of secession began to be heard across the South, antebellum Nashville was a very prosperous city. The city's significance as a shipping port made it a desirable prize as a means of controlling important river and railroad transportation routes. In February 1862, Nashville became the first state capital to fall to Union troops. The Battle of Nashville (December 15–16, 1864) was a significant Union victory and perhaps the most decisive tactical victory gained by either side in the war.

Within a few years after the Civil War the city had reclaimed its important shipping and trading position and also developed a solid manufacturing base. The post–Civil War years of the late 19th century brought a newfound prosperity to Nashville. These healthy economic times left the city with a legacy of grand classical-style buildings, which can still be seen around the downtown area.

Since the 1970s, the city has experienced tremendous growth, particularly during the economic boom of the 1990s under the leadership of then-Mayor and later-Tennessee Governor, Phil Bredesen, who made urban renewal a priority, and fostered the construction or renovation of several city landmarks, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the downtown Nashville Public Library, the Bridgestone Arena, and LP Field.

LP Field (formerly Adelphia Coliseum) was built after the National Football League's (NFL) Houston Oilers agreed to move to the city in 1995. The NFL team debuted in Nashville in 1998 at Vanderbilt Stadium, and LP Field opened in the summer of 1999. The Oilers changed their name to the Tennessee Titans and saw a season culminate in the Music City Miracle and a close Super Bowl game that came down to the last play.

In 1997 Nashville was awarded an NHL expansion team which was subsequently named the Nashville Predators. Since coming into the league the team has made the playoffs every season except one, and has only ever had one head coach, Barry Trotz.

Today, the city along the Cumberland River is a crossroads of American culture, and one of the fastest-growing areas of the Upland South.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 05:48 AM   #24
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Birmingham, AL is 141 years old, founded in 1871.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 06:24 AM   #25
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Hartford was founded in 1637 by English settlers, so it's 375 years old.
The oldest town in Connecticut is Windsor, right above it, and it's four years older.

However, the Dutch came in 1614 and established a fort.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:42 AM   #26
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2800 years
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Old December 29th, 2012, 08:30 AM   #27
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The oldest archelogical finds from my city are from 3000 BC. But back in those days my city - as you might imagine - wasn't called The Hague.

The Hague as we know it today stems from a settlement dating back to 1230. Before that there was a Roman settlement somewhere in 20, but that disappeared later on.
Do you have a map of the original areas of Den Haag that weren't in polders?
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Old December 29th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #28
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Aarhus is presumably older than 770 AD ( which makes is 1200-1300 years old)
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Old December 29th, 2012, 10:24 AM   #29
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Tel Aviv - Yaffo

Yaffo is inhabited since 7,500 years BCE.

the port city king Solomon brought cedars from Lebanon to build the Temple in Jerusalem.
prophet Jonah embarked for Tarshish and swallowed by the whale.
the city St. Peter's resurrection of the widow Tabitha took place.

Tel Aviv as the first modern era Hebrew city was erected in 1909.


3000 years old Jewish Hebrew houses in Tel Aviv from king Solomon time
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Old December 29th, 2012, 10:55 AM   #30
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Linköping is first mentioned in the year 1104, at that time it was a small settlement and the construction of a cathedral had just begun.

Linköping was hardly a city until the 1600's when the population had reached at least 1000 people. Today the population is about 104.000.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 12:40 PM   #31
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Alexandria,Egypt

Alexandria was founded around a small pharaonic town c. 331 BC by Alexander the Great. It remained Egypt's capital for nearly a thousand years




Alexandria: bombardment by British naval forces

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Old December 29th, 2012, 12:42 PM   #32
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Manshia in their twenties









Between the Forties & seventies



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Old December 29th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #33
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Le Havre, France

My city is 495 years old. It was built on order of King François Ier at the time of the Renaissance. It is registered on the heritage world of the UNESCO for the innovative use of the concrete after the bombardments of 1944.


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Old December 29th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #34
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Vienna

The foundation of the city is pretty much a matter of definition. The area was already inhabited in the Paleolithic age, continuous settlment is evidenced since 500 BC, with a celtic settlement called Vedunia.

The first proper city was founded by the Romans named Vindobona in 15 BC as a Limes fortification, hosting a legion. During its best times more than 30000 people lived there. A number that wasn't reached for several centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire but the settlement survived as a trading post, with Langobards, Slaves and Magyars having lived there.

During the Völkerwanderung things were chaotic however and they only started to stablize beginning in the middle of the 6th century with the colonization by the Bavarians. From the 8th century onwards with the integration into the Frankish Empire we have records of the city again. During the first half of the 10th century it was under Magyar control but then reconquered and the first Austrian dynasty the Babenberger made Vienna their capital. The second Austrian dynasty, the Habsburger took over and Vienna after two sieges by the Turks, battles with the French and the Germans ... became the metropolis it was in 1900. Vienna is one of the few major modern cities I guess that had a larger population 100 years ago, than nowadays. But the prospects are good, that it might catch up to its old size in a few decades time again.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 02:29 PM   #35
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Other photos for Alexandria






A rare picture of the Swiss butcher in ancient Alexandria



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Old December 29th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #36
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But there was stuff there before it was officially called a city. It was founded as a Roman military outpost named Mamcumium.
But there isn't actually anything there which looks or is remotely Roman. Manchester is basically a Victorian city.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #37
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Lviv, Ukraine

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Lviv was founded in 1256 by King Danylo Halytskyi (Romanovych) and named in honour of his son Lev. The toponym may best be translated into English as Leo's lands or Leo's City (hence the Latin name Leopolis) After Danylo's death Lev made Lviv the capital of Galicia-Volhynia Principality (was a Ruthenian ( Ukrainian ) state existed during the years 1199–1349)


In 1323 the Romanovich dynasty died out. The local nobles elected one of their own, Dmytro Dedko, as ruler, and repulsed a Polish invasion during the wars over the succession of Galicia-Volhynia Principality. After Dedko's death King of Poland Casimir III finally returned and his forces occupied Lviv.

As a part of Poland (and later Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth) the city was known as Lwów. The city was granted the right of transit and started to gain significant profit from the goods transported between the Black Sea and the Baltic. The city's population grew rapidly and soon Lwów became a multi-ethnic and multi-religious city as well as an important centre of culture, science and trade. The city was home to Poles, Ruthenians (Ukrainians), Armenians, Jews, Germans, Italians and others.

In the 17th century Lviv was besieged unsuccessfully several times. The city invaded by the armies of the Transylvanian Duke George I Rákóczi . In 1672 Lviv was again besieged by the Turkish army of Mehmed IV. In 1675 the city was attacked by the Ottomans and the Tatars In 1704 the city was captured and pillaged for the first time in its history by the armies of King of the Swedish Empire Charles XII.

In 1772, the city was annexed by Austria. The city grew under Austrian rule, increasing in population from approximately 30,000 at the time of Austrian annexation in 1772 to 206,100 by 1910. The Austrian administration attempted to Germanise the city's educational and governmental functions. But after the revolution of 1848 the languages of instruction at the University re-introduced Ukrainian and Polish. In 1867 Galicia was granted vast autonomy, both cultural and economic.

With the collapse of the Habsburg Empire at the end of World War I, the local Ukrainian population proclaimed Lviv as the capital of the West Ukrainian People's Republic on November 1, 1918. The proclamation of the Republic—which claimed sovereignty over largely Ukrainian-populated territories—was a complete surprise for the Poles, who constituted half of population in the city. So, started an armed uprising...Polish-Ukrainian War

Following the Treaty Peace of Riga 18 March 1921, Lviv remained in Poland. The city, which was the third biggest in Poland, became one of the most important centres of science, sports and culture of Poland. At the same time, the Polish government reduced the rights of the local Ukrainians. Most Ukrainian professors were fired, and entrance of ethnic Ukrainians was restricted.

On September 22, 1939 the Soviet troops invaded Lviv. The local Ukrainian intelligentsia and Polish administrators were murdered, imprisoned or deported to Siberia or Central Asia.
On June 30, 1941 German Nazi forces occupied Lviv. Immediately after the Germans entered the city, Einsatzgruppen and civil collaborators organized a massive pogrom.
In July 1944 Lviv was captured by the Soviet Red Army and the Polish Home Army. Despite Polish efforts, the city remained as part of the USSR. Most of the remaining Polish population was expelled. Migrants from rural areas around the city, as well as from other parts of the Ukraine and/or USSR arrived attracted by the city's rapidly growing industry requirements. This population transfer altered the traditional ethnic composition of the city.

In the period of Soviet liberalization of the mid-to-end 1980s until the early 1990s the city became the centre of political movements advocating Ukrainian independence from the USSR. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Lviv became part of the newly independent Ukraine.
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Apparently London as we know it was founded in 43 AD.

Although there were settlements here before.
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Naples, Italy : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naples

pictures: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=911958 you really have to look at those pictures!

Naples is one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the region in the 2nd millennium BC,[5] with a larger mainland colony – initially known as Parthenope – developing around the 9th–8th centuries BC, at the end of the Greek Dark Ages.[6][7][8] The city was refounded as Neápolis in the 6th century BC[9] and became a lynchpin of Magna Graecia, playing a key role in the merging of Greek culture into Roman society and eventually becoming a cultural centre of the Roman Republic.[10] Naples remained influential after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, serving as the capital city of the Kingdom of Naples between 1282 and 1816. Thereafter, in union with Sicily, it became the capital of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861. During the Neapolitan War of 1815, Naples strongly promoted Italian unification.
Naples' historic city centre is the largest in Europe,[11] covering 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres),[12] and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. (Wikipedia)

Some news: Naples' Underground "Metrò" Lines are considered some of the most beautiful in europe and the world, and one station, "Toledo", has been chosen as the best station in europe, but the other stops are really amazing!
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