Andy asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 8 years ago

What do you call a city that represents the population of the whole country?

Meaning, a city that has people from all parts of the country. E.g. If New York City has people from all the states of USA, what do you call it?? Is it a metropolitan city?? :/

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    "Metropolitan" to me is simply a big city where everything is happening, without reference to the origin of its population. "Cosmopolitan" covers a city that has elements from many parts of the world, not just from its own country. In 60 years of using English in Britain I've never had to think about the idea of a city representing elements of its own country.

  • 8 years ago

    The city's an abstract or an epitome of the nation.

  • 8 years ago

    tokyo-japan

    mumbai-india

    newyork-usa

    hongkong-china etc

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