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What cities around the world (small to large) do you know of, that do not have significant bodies of water (examples: navigable rivers, bays, ocean, natural lakes, inlets)?
How about Calgary?Nothing in Canada really. Every city of any size is located next to a significant body of water. You have to go all the way down to cities as small as London (457,000), Kitchener-Waterloo (451,000), and Regina (194,000) to find cities with no significant body of water.