Queen City is a term which is often used to describe a city which is the largest city in a country, state, province, or territory, but which is not the capital. For example, the city of Burlington, Vermont, is larger than the state's capital (Montpelier). Some cities which fit this description are rarely referred to as "queen cities," while for others it has become commonplace to speak of them by this nickname. The term may refer to:
Places nicknamed as
- Montréal, Québec
- Regina, Saskatchewan, named after Queen Victoria
- Toronto, Ontario
- Vancouver, British Columbia
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Manila, as the "Queen City of the Pacific"
- Cebu City, as the "Queen City of the South"
- Naga, Camarines Sur, as the "Queen City of Bicol"
- Santiago, Isabela, as the "Queen City of the North"
- Ada, Oklahoma, "Queen City of the Chickasaw Nation"
- Allentown, Pennsylvania
- Anchorage, Alaska
- Bangor, Maine
- Beach Haven, New Jersey
- Buffalo, New York, "Queen City of the Great Lakes"
- Burlington, Vermont
- Charlotte, North Carolina, named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom
- Cincinnati, Ohio, once nicknamed "Queen City of the West"
- Clarksville, Tennessee
- Cumberland, Maryland, "Queen City of the Alleghenies"
- Del Rio, Texas, "Queen City of the Rio Grande"
- Denver, Colorado, "Queen City of the Plains"
- Elmira, New York
- Fargo, North Dakota
- Gadsden, Alabama
- Gainesville, Georgia
- Hazard, Kentucky, "Queen City of the Mountains"
- Helena, Montana
- Manchester, New Hampshire
- Marquette, Michigan, "Lake Superior's Queen City"
- Meridian, Mississippi
- Olyphant, Pennsylvania
- Plainfield, New Jersey
- Poughkeepsie, New York, "Queen City of the Hudson"
- Seattle, Washington, used "Queen City" as its official nickname from 1869 until 1982
- Sedalia, Missouri, "Queen City of the Prairies"
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Springfield, Missouri, "Queen City of the Ozarks"
- Titusville, Pennsylvania, so named as the birthplace of the modern oil industry
- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Virginia, Minnesota
- Virginia Beach, Virginia
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