Nicknames and Geographical of Famous places of the World

List of Famous Places of the World and their Nicknames (Sobriquet)

What is Sobriquet:

A sobriquet is a nickname, sometimes assumed, but often given by another. It is usually a familiar name, distinct from a pseudonym assumed as a disguise, but a nickname which is familiar enough such that it can be used in place of a real name without the need of explanation. This salient characteristic is of sufficient familiarity that the sobriquet can become more familiar than the original name. For example, Genghis Khan, who is rarely recognized now by his original name, Temüjin; or Mohandas Gandhi who is better known as Mahatma Gandhi. Well known places often have sobriquets, such as New York City, often referred to as the Big Apple. The term can therefore apply to the nickname for a specific person, group of people or even a place.

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Read a Comprehensive list of Famous Places of the World and their Nicknames:-

City Nicknames
Paris The City of Love, The City of Light, La Ville-Lumiere
Prague The City of Hundred Spires, The Golden City, The Mother of Cities
New York The Big Apple
Las Vegas Sin City
Chicago The Windy City
Vancouver The Big Smoke
Montreal La Belle Ville, Frenchtown, The City-Mountain
Los Angeles The City of Angels
New Orleans The Big Easy
Philadelphia City of Brotherly Love, Philly
Amsterdam Venice of the North
Venice La Serenissima, Bride of the Sea
Vienna The Imperial City
London The Square Mile, The Old Smoke, The Smoke
Detroit Motor City
Miami The Magic City, Little Cuba
Memphis Bluff City
Petra The Rose Red City
Pittsburgh Iron City
Rome The Eternal City, City of the Seven Hills
Seattle The Emerald City
Bucharest Little Paris
Florence The City of Lilies
Barcelona The City of Counts, The City of Gaudi
Budapest Pearl of the Danube
Toronto Queen City, Muddy York, The Big Toe
Dublin The Fair City
Jerusalem The Holy City
Boston The Hub
San Francisco Frisco
Moscow The Whitestone, The Forty Forties, Third Rome
Edinburgh Auld Reekie
Geneva The Peace Capital
Rio de Janeiro Marvelous City
Salzburg White City
Mumbai The City of Dreams
Singapore The Lion City
Naples City of the Sun
Bologna Red City; La Dotta, La Rossa, La Grassa (the educated, the red, the fat)
Torino City of Four Rivers
Genova The Superb
Palermo The Happy
Milano Fashion Capital of the World, The Drinkable City
Cairo Paris of the Nile
Buenos Aires Paris of the Americas, Queen of the Plata
Ushuaia The End of the World
Melbourne City by the Bay, Bleak City, Europe of Australia
Sydney The Harbour City
Sao Paulo Brazil’s Locomotive, Land of Drizzle, Sampa
Dubrovnik The Pearl of the Adriatic
Helsinki The White City of the North
Bordeaux City of Wine
Nice Angels City
Berlin The Grey City
Jaipur The Pink City
Oslo Tiger Town
Warsaw Default City, Big Village in the Middle of Nowhere
St Petersburg The Mind of Russia
Madrid El Foro, The Forum
Athens The City of Violet Crown
Dallas Big D
Hong Kong Pearl of the Orient
Munich World City with Heart
Birmingham The City of a Thousand Trades, Brum
Lisbon City With a Future
The Hague City of Peace and Justice
Calcutta City of Palaces, City of Love, City of Joy
Beijing The Forbidden City
Adelaide City of Churches
Zagreb Little Vienna
Bruges Venice of the North
Marseille Phocean City
Tel Aviv The City that Never Stops
Bolzano The Door to the Dolomites, The German One
Sanremo The City of Dreams
Tivoli City of Delights
Vicenza City of Gold
Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle
Cuernavaca The City of Eternal Spring
Tijuana Television Capital of the World
Rotterdam Manhattan upon Meuse
Lima City of the Kings
Manila City by the Bay
Porto The Invincible City
Cadiz The Little Silver Cup
Bilbao El Bocho
Zurich Little Big City
Kiev The Mother of Rus’ Cities
Honolulu Sheltered Bay
Macau Oyster City
Wroclaw City of Hundred Bridges
Beirut Paris of the Middle East
Udine Capital of the Great War
Ancona Doric City
Tehran The City of 72 Nations
Bangalore The City of Gardens
Leipzig Bimbo Town
Split The Diocletian’s City
Grenoble Capital of the Alps

Read a Comprehensive list of Geographical Names of World Major Places:-

In this list you will get the knowledge about Geographical names of famous cities, country, hills, waterfall, river, mountains or many other popular things of the World.

Geographical Name Name
Bengal’s Sorrow Damodar River
Blue Mountains Nilgiri Hills
City of Sky-scrapers New York
City of Seven Hills Rome
City of Dreaming Spires Oxford
City of  palaces Kolkata
City of Golden Gate San Francisco
City of Magnificent Buildings Washington D.C.
City of Eternal Springs Quito(S.America)
China’s Sorrow Hwang Ho
Cockpit of Europe Belgium
Dark Continent Africa
Emerald Isle Ireland
Eternal City Rome
Empire City New York
Forbidden City Lhasa (Tibet)
Garden City Chicago
Gate of Tears Strait of Bab-el Mandeb
Gateway  of India Mumbai
Gift of the Nile Eqypt
Granite City Aberdeen (Scotland)
Hermit Kingdom Korea
Herring Pond Atlantic Ocean
Holy Land Jerusalem
Island Continent Australia
Island of Cloves Zanzibar
Isle of Pearls Bahrein (Peesian Gulf)
Key of the Mediterranean Gibralter
Land of Cakes Scotland
Land of Golden Fleece Australia
Land of Maple Leaf Canada
Land of Midnight Sun Norway
Land of the Thousand Lakes Finland
Land of the Thunderbolt Bhutan
Land of white Elephant Thailand
Land of Five Rivers Punjab
Land of Thousand Elephants Laos
Land of Rising Sun Japan
Loneliest Island Tristan De Gunha (Mid-Atlantic)
Manchester of Japan Osaka
Pillars of Hercules Strait of Gibraltar
Pearl of the Antilles Cuba
Playground of Europe Switzerland
Quaker City Philadelphia
Queen of the Adriatic Venice
Roof of the World The Pamirs, Central  Asia
Rose Pink City Jaipur
Sugar bowl of the World Cuba
Venice of the North Stockholm
Windy City Chicago
Whirteman’s grave Guinea Coast of Africa
Yellow River Huang Ho (China)
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