Central City

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In city planning, a central city is the largest or most important city or cities of a metropolitan area, of which the other smaller cities and towns of the metropolitan area are suburbs. A central city is usually the first settlement established in an urban region before the outlying districts came into existence, later in history. Central cities often form the regional downtowns of metro areas.

Central city may also refer to:

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  • Principal city, a similar term used by the United States Census Bureau