the city that the Fountain of Youth is rumored to have been located
previously a Gallo-Roman city named Lutetia
capital city of Papa New Guinea
most populated city in the world with a population of 24.1 million people
Milan; the ___ capital of the world
in this city, Mary, Queen of Scots is buried
the second actor to play Albus Dumbledore was born in this city
this city's name comes from the arabic "magerit" meaning 'place of many streams'
hosted the 1980 Olympics
Prague; the largest city in the ___ Republic
A Japanese city, home to the first Universal Studios built outside then United States
this Mexican city features an underwater museum
known as the culinary capital of New Zealand
the largest shopping mall in Europe is located in this Swedish city
this city was founded by Teutonic Knights during the Medieval Times
Sisimiut, a Greenlandic city, is located near the mouth of the ___ Fjord
the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state
this city is nicknamed “invicta”
Mozart was born in this Austrian city
the only national capital that borders between two countries
also known as the selfie capital of the world
this capital city is known for its well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture
Vina Del Mar, Chile is also known as the ___ City
this Scottish city comes from the Galic “Dèagh” meaning fire
when this South Korean city was freed from Japanese occupation and was previously called Hanyang
named the ‘Red City’ because of the color of the walls surrounding the Old District
the Main Street in this city is the longest urban street in South Africa
the Arabic name for this city means “conquerer”
the novel The Kite Runner takes place in this city
home to the world's tallest building
the fourth largest metropolis in China
the birthplace of Christopher Columbus
this city's citizens speak about 800 languages
a city on two continents
Amsterdam; named after the ___ River
home to the Mount of Olives
home to America's first millionaire
Europe's oldest shopping arcade
location of the stadium where Babe Ruth made his first home run
this city’s name comes from a tribe called Manaós that lived in this area, meaning "Mother of God"
a German university town with a population of 200,000 people
Olympic medalist Volmari Iso-Hollo is from here
Kinshasa; the capital of the Democratic Republic of the ___
in Las Vegas, this celebrity had plans to build a 50-foot robot replica of himself
the ninth largest city in Latin America
home to Machu Picchu
location of the world's largest swimming pool
this Thai city has the world's fifth tallest building
al-Qarawiyyin; the world's largest library is in this city
the city where Mount Everest is located
this French colony was named after Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
fastest growing town in Kenya
this city is the burial place of burial place of Shaikh Ahmadou Bàmba Mbàcke
this city's name means "two seas"
commercial and political center of Fiji
this city is 110 miles north of Munich
home to the Great Banyan tree
this Canadian city is nicknamed 'Cowtown'
the capital of Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru
the final burial of Christopher Columbus
surrounded by four major mountains in Nepal
commonly known as Saigon
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