Some Largest Cities In The World Throughout The History

Some Largest Cities In The World Throughout The History |

Some Largest Cities In The World Throughout The History |

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f we were to ask you which cities you think are the most influential or attractive cities to live in throughout history, which would you pick? most probably New York, London, Paris etc. 

since around 1000 BC. After detailed research we proudly present some Largest Cities In the World Throughout History.


Originally a small port on the coast of northern Africa (in modern-day Tunisia) established as a stop for Phoenician traders to resupply or repair their ships, Carthage grew to become the most powerful city in the Mediterranean before the rise of Rome. At the time of its glory around 300 BC it was the largest city in the world with a population of over half a million people.


Babylon is the most famous city of ancient Mesopotamia. Its ruins lie in modern Iraq fifty-nine miles (ninety-four kilometers) southwest of Baghdad. The city owes its fame (or infamy) to the many Biblical references and also to the fact that in 700 BC it was the largest city in the world with more than 100,000 residents.


For the biggest part of its modern history, Paris has always been a city of culture, fashion, and influence where millions of people (famous and otherwise) have chosen to live. Paris is also the city with the most tourists in the world, and with 32.3 million visitors in 2013, it was officially declared the world’s top tourist destination, measured by hotel occupancy. In 1684 and during the reign of Louis XIV, Paris became the world’s largest city with more than 540,000 citizens.


Nowadays, the archaeological site of Yin Xu, close to Anyang City, some five hundred km south of Beijing, reminds tourists of the ancient capital city of the late Shang Dynasty (1300–1046 BC). It testifies to the golden age of early Chinese culture, crafts, and sciences, a time of great prosperity in the Chinese Bronze Age. The city was also the largest in the world around 1300 BC with 120,000 people.


Ur was a city in the region of Sumer, in southern Mesopotamia, in what is modern-day Iraq. According to biblical tradition, the city is named after the man who founded the first settlement there, Ur, though this has been disputed. In 2100 BC it became the world’s largest city with 100,000 people.


Mari was an ancient Mesopotamian city situated on the right bank of the Euphrates River in what is now Syria. Excavations, initially directed by André Parrot and begun in 1933, uncovered remains extending from about 3100 BC to the seventh century AD. It is believed this city was once the biggest in the world (2400 BC) with an estimated population of about 50,000 people.


Uruk was one of the most important cities (at one time, the most important) in ancient Mesopotamia. According to the Sumerian King List, it was founded by King Enmerkar sometime around 4500 BC and about a thousand years later would become the largest city in the world with 4,000 people living within its borders.


It might be hard for some to believe that this small city in Jordan—with less than 20,000 citizens today was once the largest city in the world but it’s one hundred percent true. Jericho is described in the Hebrew Bible as the “City of Palm Trees” and is believed to be the oldest continually occupied place in the world, with settlements dating to 9000 BC. It was the world’s largest city in 7000 BC with about 2,000 citizens at the time.

New York

Back in the early days of the twentieth century, New York began to build the largest buildings the world had ever seen: skyscrapers. Despite the Great Depression that hit in 1929, New York built some of the most incredible sky scrapers ever, including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. Moreover the city temporarily became the largest in the world with a total population of about 8 million.


The disaster Japan suffered due to its involvement in WWII was completely catastrophic. However, Tokyo would go on to take the lead in what would later be described as a “postwar economic miracle,” the most prosperous time in Japan’s history. During the process, Tokyo became the world’s largest city (in the late 1960s), a title that still holds with an estimated population of about 33 million.


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