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900-1,000 31 6.13%
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Old January 1st, 2013, 05:24 PM   #61
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Vilnius. Officially 689 years old. It will celebrate its 690 anniversary of the first mentioning somewhere in the mid-January.
Of course, settlement there was long before it was mentioned and probably King Mindaugas was crowned there in the year 1253.

During its Golden Age in the 16th century it was one of the largest cities in Europe.
Here, on this drawing of the year 1582, when the city was put to the Atlas of the largest cities in the World - Civitates orbis terrarum, made by Georg Braun, it can be seen:

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Old January 1st, 2013, 05:30 PM   #62
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Warsaw, Poland - more than 700 years old !


My homecity Warsaw was established by the prince Bolesław II (member of the first Polish national royal dynasty Piast and the prince of Masovia who died in 1313) at the end of 13th or at the very beginning of the 14th century.
But there were other fortified settlements on the site of today's Warsaw, such as Jazdów, the residence of the princes of Masovia destroyed by the Lithuanians in 1262.

The first written document about Warsaw comes from 1313, when the son of Bolesław II, founder of the town, described himself as "dux Masoviae et Varsoviensis dominus" (prince of Masovia and the lord of Warsaw).

The first views of Warsaw show the city with the first wooden bridge over the Vistula river (opened in 1573 existed until its destruction by the ice in 1603) - at that time Warsaw was not only the main city of Masovia, but was becoming the capital of the whole Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (since 1569 the Polish parliament gathered here, since 1573 Polish kings were elected here and since 1596 the Warsaw castle became their permanent residence).

I am very pround of the history of my homecity and cannot imagine life in a new city without a long history and old churches, palaces and buildings !

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Old January 1st, 2013, 09:54 PM   #63
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Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest city in Western Europe, been continuously inhabited since 1200BC . Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the fifth century, it was captured by the Moors in the eighth century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic, and cultural centre of Portugal.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:35 PM   #64
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My town, Sint-Truiden was founded in 655. So this year it wil be 1358 years old. In 1050 it has a wooden rampart wich was replaced wy in stone one in 1129. Official city statues didn't came untill 1227 though. In 1675 the stone walls where torn down. During the second worldwar Sint-truiden had a major militairy airport wich was a key target first for German troops and aftherwards for Canadian and US troops.

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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:30 PM   #65
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Stockholm is believed to have been founded in the middle of the 13th century (first mentioned in 1252) to serve as protection for Sigtuna and other towns around Mälaren from raiders. Was granted city privileges in 1436.


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Old January 3rd, 2013, 03:10 AM   #66
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Edmonton was founded in the early 19th century. In 1795 a fort was set up and by the 19th century people settled around the fort. The exact year though is still unverified but somewhere around 175 years.

Moscow on the other hand is over 800 years as it was founded in 1142.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 03:07 AM   #67
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Columbus was founded in 1812 as the third and final capital of Ohio. The first were Chillicothe and Zanesville.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 03:44 AM   #68
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Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico was founded on july 25th, 1577 so its 435 years old
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Old January 11th, 2013, 02:38 AM   #69
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Oujda was founded on 994!
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Old January 11th, 2013, 03:27 AM   #70
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Trier was founded as a city in 16 BC by the Romans as Augusta Treverorum on the place were the Treveri, a Gallic tribe, had already settled since 2020 BC. So my city is older than 4000 years and the oldest city in Germany.
At one point in time Trier was one of the most important and biggest cities in the world, being one of the four capitals of the Roman Empire and residence of Roman emperor Constantine the Great (the guy who introduced Romans to christianity).
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Old January 11th, 2013, 04:07 AM   #71
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Some cities are really old!

Mexicali is going to be 110 soon, it was founded on March 14th, 1903.

Here you can see the old Mexicali Brewery, the building still exists.

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Old January 11th, 2013, 04:41 PM   #72
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Old January 11th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #73
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The territory of Skopje has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC; remains of Neolithic settlements have been found within the old Kale Fortress that overlooks the modern city centre.

On the eve of the 1st century AD, the settlement was seized by the Romans and became a military camp. When the Roman Empire was divided into eastern and western halves in 395 AD, Scupi came under Byzantine rule from Constantinople.

During much of the early medieval period, the town was contested between the Byzantines and the Bulgarian Empire, whose capital it was between 972 and 992.

From 1282 the town was part of the Serbian realm and its capital city since 1346. In 1392 the city was conquered by the Ottoman Turks who called the town Üsküp.

The town stayed under Ottoman control over 500 years, serving as the capital of pashasanjak of Üsküb and later the Vilayet of Kosovo. At that time the city was famous for its oriental architecture.

In 1912 the city was liberated by the Kingdom of Serbia during the Balkan Wars and after the First World War the city became part of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Kingdom of Yugoslavia).

In the Second World War the city was conquered by the Bulgarian Army, which was part of Axis powers.

In 1944 it became the capital city of Democratic Macedonia (later Socialist Republic of Macedonia), which was a federal state, part of Democratic Federal Yugoslavia (later Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). The city developed rapidly after World War II, but this trend was interrupted in 1963 when it was hit by a disastrous earthquake. In 1991 it became the capital city of independent Macedonia.

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Old January 11th, 2013, 05:08 PM   #74
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Leeds, England used to be called loidis and existed at the time of the norman conquest of england and in 1086 was a thriving manor under the overlordship of ilbert de lacy. It gained its first charter from maurice de gant in 1207. It officially became a city in 1893. It contains the Kirkstall Abbey which was built in 1152.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 06:43 PM   #75
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BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINA




FIRST FOUNDATION:

On February 3, 1536, by Pedro de Mendoza Spanish, whit the name: Nuestra Señora del Buen Ayre, but destroyed by the natives five years after.

SECOND FOUNDATION:

On June 11, 1580, the spanish, Juan de Garay founded the city, whit the name: Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María del Buen Ayre ...then known by all as City of Buenos Aires

The city this year celebrates 477 years of age.
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Old January 13th, 2013, 04:00 AM   #76
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Latin American cities are for the most part much older than North American cities. Spanish colonization came sooner than British
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Old January 13th, 2013, 04:34 AM   #77
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Latin American cities are for the most part much older than North American cities. Spanish colonization came sooner than British
Actually, cities in North America are quite old, but people there like to re-build their cities every 20-30 years. This is why not much is visible from older times, not a lot survive. These cities tend to be up-to-date, the most modern.
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Old January 13th, 2013, 05:32 AM   #78
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My city Green Bay, WI USA founded in 1634, old for USA.
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Albuquerque was founded in 1706 but is a spring chicken compared with nearby Santa Fe which was founded in 1610. Both saw settlements by Europeans in the 1590s. Native pueblos in the area have been around for centuries longer.

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Old January 13th, 2013, 02:23 PM   #80
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Gdansk, Poland

The first written record thought to refer to Gdansk is the vita of Saint Adalbert. Written in 999, it describes how in 997 Saint Adalbert of Prague baptized the inhabitants of urbs Gyddannyzc, "which separated the great realm of the duke [i.e. Boleslaw the Brave of Poland] from the sea." No further written sources exist for the 10th and 11th centuries. Based on the date in Adalbert's vita, the city celebrated her millennial anniversary in 1997.

So Gdansk is 1015 years old.

Gdansk in the past:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1016113

Gdansk now:



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