City of Light

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(The) City of Light may refer to:

  • Paris, France, the city most commonly referred to as the "City of Light"

Other cities[edit]

  • Anchorage, Alaska, USA
  • Aurora, Illinois, Chicago, USA
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Be'er Sheva, Israel, named by British General Edmund Allenby the "Crown Jewel of the Negev", and the "Desert City of Light"
  • Birmingham, Alabama, United States, also known as "the City of Light", as you approach the city from the mountains it glistens like stars
  • Buffalo, New York, United States, as host of the Pan-American Exposition in 1901, Buffalo was perhaps the most extensively lighted city of its time
  • Curepipe, Mauritius, also called "La Ville-Lumière"
  • Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Gwangju, South Korea, literally "Light Province"
  • Jyväskylä, Central Finland, Finland
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Las Vegas Valley, United States, as viewed from space, is the brightest city on earth
  • Los Angeles, California, called the "City of Lights" due to its night scene and the "bright lights of Hollywood".
  • Lyon, France, also called "La Ville des Lumières"
  • Manresa, Spain.
  • Medina, known officially as al-Madīnah l-Munawwarah ("the enlightened city" or “the radiant city”) or also just as "city of light"
  • Miami, Florida
  • Milford, Pennsylvania
  • New Bedford, Massachusetts, America's whaling capital during much of the 19th century, its whale oil lit lamps around the world and lubricated the wheels of the Industrial Revolution. On the 1847 City Seal, its motto is "Lucem Diffundo" - I Spread Light.
  • Ohrid, Macedonia. In antiquity the city was known under the ancient name Lychnidos. probably meaning "city of light"
  • Perth, Western Australia, Australia, became known worldwide as the "City of Light" when city residents lit their house lights and streetlights as American astronaut John Glenn passed overhead while orbiting the earth on Friendship 7 in 1962. The city repeated the act as Glenn passed overhead on the Space Shuttle in 1998.
  • Tehran, Iran
  • Quanzhou, known as City of Light by the work of the Jewish merchant Jacob of Ancona
  • Varanasi (Banaras), India, also known as Kashi, "the luminous one"
  • Venice, Italy
  • Wolverhampton, United Kingdom 'Out of Darkness Cometh Light' - United Kingdom 'City of Light'


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