• It is the capital and largest city of the state of Massachusetts in the United States. It had
an estimated population of 636,000 in 2012, making it the 21st largest city in the United
States. The city is the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater
Boston, home to 4.5 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the
• One of the oldest cities in the United States, it was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in
1630 by Puritan colonists from England. It was the scene of several key events of the
American Revolution. The city continued to be an important port and manufacturing
hub, as well as a center for education and culture. Through land reclamation and
municipal annexation, it has expanded beyond the original peninsula.
• It's many "firsts" include the United States' first public school (1635), and first subway
• The area's many colleges and universities make it an international center of higher
education and medicine, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation.
• It is an island in the U.S. state of New York. Stretching northeastwards from
New York Harbor into the Atlantic Ocean, it contains four counties, two of
which (Brooklyn and Queens) are boroughs of New York City, and two of
which are mainly suburban (Nassau and Suffolk). In popular usage, it often
refers only to Nassau and Suffolk counties in order to differentiate them
from New York City, although all four counties are situated on the island
and are part of the New York metropolitan area.
• Both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States, it
extends 118 miles (190 km) eastward from New York Harbor to Montauk
Point, and has a maximum north-to-south expanse of 23 miles (37 km)
between the northern coast and the southern Atlantic coast. With a land
area of 1,401 square miles (3,629 km2), it is the 11th-largest island in the
United States and the 148th-largest island in the world — larger than the
1,214 square miles (3,140 km2) of the smallest state, Rhode Island.
• It is one of the most populous cities in the world. The population as of 2013 was
21,150,000. The metropolis is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under
the national government, with 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural
• It is the second largest city in the countyr by urban population and is the nation's
political, cultural, and educational center. It is home to the headquarters of most
of state-owned companies, and is a major hub for the national highway,
expressway, railway, and high-speed rail networks. The International Airport is the
second busiest in the world by passenger traffic.
• The city's history dates back three millennia. It has been the political center of
the country for much of the past eight centuries. The city is renowned for its
opulent palaces, temples, gardens, tombs, walls and gates, and its art treasures
and universities have made it a center of culture and art. Encyclopædia Britannica
notes that "few cities in the world have served for so long as the political
headquarters and cultural centre of an area as immense."
• It is the most populous city in its country, and the fifth most populous
city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of
approximately 20.5 million. Along with the neighbouring urban areas,
it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world.
• It lies on the west coast and has a deep natural harbour.
• In 2009, it was named an alpha world city.
• It is also the wealthiest city in its country and has the highest GDP of
any city in South, West or Central Asia.
• It is the largest city in the state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in the country,
with a 2012 population of 687,775. The urban area had an estimated population
of 2,300,000 in 2010. Since the enlargement of the European Union in 2013, the
geographic centre of the EU is about 40 km (25 mi) east of it.
• It is the largest financial centre in continental Europe and ranks among the
world's leading financial centres. It is home to the European Central Bank,
Deutsche Bundesbank, and several large commercial banks.
• The European Central Bank is the central bank of the eurozone, consisting of 18
EU member states that have adopted the euro (€) as their common currency and
sole legal tender. The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of the country
and as such part of the European System of Central Banks. The city’s Stock
Exchange is one of the world's largest stock exchanges by market capitalization
and accounts for over 90 percent of the turnover in the country market.
• It is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern
Germany. It is bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south.
The highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 metres
(4,898 ft). The region is almost rectangular with a length of 160 km
(99 mi) and breadth of up to 60 km (37 mi).
• Rivers in it include the Danube (which originates here as the
confluence of the Brigach and Breg rivers), the Enz, the Kinzig, the
Murg, the Nagold, the Neckar, the Rench, and the Wiese. It occupies
part of the continental divide between the Atlantic Ocean drainage
basin (drained by the Rhine) and the Black Sea drainage basin
(drained by the Danube).
• It is the second largest city in its country. It is home to over 1.8 million
people. On the river Elbe, its port is the second largest port in Europe (after
the Port of Rotterdam) and tenth largest worldwide.
• The official name reflects its history as a member of the medieval
Hanseatic League, as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, and
that it is a city-state. Before the 1871 Unification, it was a fully sovereign
• It is a major transport hub and is one of the most affluent cities in Europe.
It has become a media and industrial centre, with plants and facilities
belonging to Airbus, Blohm + Voss and Aurubis. The radio and television
broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk and publishers such as Gruner + Jahr
and Spiegel-Verlag are pillars of the important media industry. It has been
an important financial centre for centuries, and is the seat of the world's
second oldest bank, Berenberg Bank.
• Places named after food.
• Boston Bun
• Long Island Iced Tea
• Peking Duck
• Bombay Duck
• Black Forest Cake