History of the Nicknames of World’s Most Loved Cities

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History of the Nicknames of World’s Most Loved Cities

The Big Smoke, the City of Love, the Big Apple and obviously the City of lights, everyone knows which great cities these iconic nicknames refer to.

Have you ever thought that why do I call London the Big Smoke? Probably not, because we all are busy in our lives.

From Rome to Venice and Geneva to Sydney, and oh, how we can forget our very own Paris of East (yeah you read it right). So here we have a short history about the nicknames of your favorite cities.

London – The Big Smoke

The name refers to a pea-souper fogs which took over the city in 19th century. The nickname first time appeared in a book of slang in 1874.

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History of the Nicknames of World’s Most Loved Cities

TORONTO – Muddy York

Muddy York refers to the city’s settlement when the streets were unpaved and the dirt roads were turned to mud by the rain. Well in Pakistan it’s common but in Toronto, it is hard to believe, isn’t it?

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GENEVA – The Peaceful Capital

Switzerland is known as for a peace-building country and its capital, Geneva boasts more than 200 international organizations that earned the name ‘The peaceful capital’.

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MILAN – The Fashion Capital

Milan, the second largest city in Italy is iconic due to the fashion shows and brands to which it calls itself home. Pakistanis should visit this city as the fashion here is going so far.

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NEW YORK CITY – The Big Apple

Here the Big Apple is not the one we Pakistanis are familiar about. It is actually an old name of NYC given because apple was first time used to describe the city in 1920s.

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In that era, horse racing was an important sport and apples were given as the prizes. What if today, apples are given as a prize?

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NEW ORLEANS – The Big Easy

New Orleans is often referred to as ‘The Big Easy’ because it’s very easy for musicians to play gigs there due to the more laid back atmosphere in comparison to the Big Apple.

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BARCELONA – the City of Gaudi

This name is given because Barcelona is home to most of the works of world-renowned architect, Antoni Gaudi.

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ROME – The Eternal City

The ancient Romans even called Rome ‘The Eternal City’ because they believe that many cities around the world would rise and fall but Rome would remain a constant. The question here is why do they think like this?

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LAS VEGAS – Sin City

Many people go to Las Vegas to do things that they wouldn’t usually do. ‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’. It is the city where many people visit to let their hair down!

No worries, no restrictions, so what are your plans on this? Some people really need to shift there as it will make Pakistan safe from so many unusual acts.

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PARIS – The City of Love

We all are familiar with this name, also the Eiffel Tower and such typical pictures of holding hands in front of it. This city has seen so many proposals!

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AMSTERDAM – The Venice of the North

We all know that Venice is famous for the series of canals separating the 118 small islands on which it was built in the 5thcentury.

Similarly, Amsterdam is home to over 165 canals and that is why it’s commonly compared to Venice.

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In Pakistan:

Talking about Pakistan’s famous cities, Lahore and Karachi have always been on the top! Check out the nicknames:

KARACHI – The City of Lights

In the past, Karachi was known as ‘The City of Lights’ due to a clean atmosphere, vast roads and glittering mornings. The city that never slept.

The condition today is a bit different but it is gradually returning to its nickname “City of lights”

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LAHORE – Heart of Pakistan

Lahore is known as the heart of Pakistan. The people in this city are welcoming and it has a rich culture and heritage. The second biggest city of Pakistan is known for its food, old buildings, and other tourist spots in the city.

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QUETTA – The City of Fruits

The City of Fruits Quetta is the Provincial capital of Balochistan. This city is known as the city of fruits because there are almost all types of fruits in the City like grapes, almonds, cherry, apples, and apricot.

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