city names

 Where cities have the same name as surrounding territory, it is normal to capitalize City even when it is not formally part of the place name. Thus, New York City, Mexico City, Luxembourg City, Quebec City.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • City Ed — City Editor …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • City of Birm Sym Orch — City of Birmingham (England) Symphony Orchestra …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Names of Ho Chi Minh City — A 1910 postcard showing the name Saigon (French: Saïgon), a westernized version of the Vietnamese Sài Gòn. The city now known as Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh …   Wikipedia

  • City — For other uses, see City (disambiguation). Shanghai is the most populous city proper in the world …   Wikipedia

  • City by the Rivers — Kansas City where the Kansas River flows into the Missouri; Minneapolis– St Paul on the Minnesota and Mississippi; Philadelphia on the Delaware and Schuylkill; Pittsburgh on the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela; Portland, Oregon on the Columbia… …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • City of 1000 Lakes — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • City of Fun and Frolic — Atlantic City, New Jersey …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • City of Palaces — Rome, Italy, and Vatican City …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • City of Razzle Dazzle — one of O Henry’s nicknames for New York City he also called Bagdad on the Subway …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • City State — Singapore and the Vatican City State …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.