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Queen City is a city which is the largest in a country, state, province, or territory, but which is not the capital. For example, the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, is larger than the state of North Carolina’s capital of Raleigh. 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:
- Queen City, Iowa, a formerly inhabited place in the USA
- Queen City, Missouri, USA
- Queen City, Texas, USA
Places nicknamed as
- Montreal, Quebec
- Regina, Saskatchewan, named after Queen Victoria
- Toronto, Ontario
- Vancouver, British Columbia
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Cebu City, as the "Queen City of the South"
- Ada, Oklahoma, "Queen City of the Chickasaw Nation"
- Allentown, Pennsylvania
- Anchorage, Alaska
- Bangor, Maine, "Queen City of the East"
- 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
- Eureka, California, "Queen City of the Ultimate West"
- Fargo, North Dakota
- Gadsden, Alabama
- Gainesville, Georgia
- Greenville, Mississippi, "Queen City of the Delta"
- Hazard, Kentucky, "Queen City of the Mountains"
- Helena, Montana
- Manchester, New Hampshire
- Marquette, Michigan, "Queen City of the North"
- Meridian, Mississippi
- New Rochelle, New York, "Queen City of the Sound"
- 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
- Selma, Alabama, "Queen City of the Blackbelt"
- Sedalia, Missouri, "Queen City of the Prairies"
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Springfield, Missouri, "Queen City of the Ozarks"
- Staunton, Virginia, "Queen City of the Shenandoah Valley"
- Titusville, Pennsylvania, so named as the birthplace of the modern oil industry
- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Virginia, Minnesota
- Virginia Beach, Virginia
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