(via) It seems like the only South Korean city we’re hearing about these days is Seoul, but as the largest port city in South Korea, and home to 3.6 million people, Busan should at least get to share some of the spotlight.
The 241,000 inhabitants celebrate this new-found title, earned through the introduction of a “creative economy” based on the fusion of an industrial economy with arts and culture and placing a key emphasis on sustainability (starting with the repurposing of defunct spaces for creative industry).Milan also sees over 6 million tourists a year, with many flocking to the Santa Maria Delle Grazie to view the variety of Leonardo Da Vinci murals, including the original "Last Supper." (via) At nearly 5 million inhabitants, St. kontaktanzeigen privat München Petersburg is the northernmost large city in the world, and one of the largest cities on this list, though still smaller than Moscow.As a world-titan of the oil and natural gas industries (9% and 5% of the world’s supply, respectively), it is considered one of the richest.(via) Also known as the “City of Jasmine,” Damascus is considered one of the oldest cities to have remained continuously inhabited since its founding, between 2000-1000 BC.
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(via) With a population of 4,347,995 (just behind Sydney’s 4,757,083 as of 2013), Melbourne may not be the most populous city in Australia, but it has ranked among the top three most livable cities in the world every year for over a decade.As Australia’s financial powerhouse, Melbourne also ties Oslo as the world’s fourth most expensive city to live in.Today, at 1,711,000 inhabitants strong, Damascus is home to an annual international trade exposition and the only stock exchange in Syria, a testament to its financial power and relevance. (via) Founded in 1613, Cordoba, located in the middle of Argentina, is home to some of the oldest buildings in the country (with the majority in the UNESCO world-heritage Jesuit Block and dating to the 17th century).(via) Dating back to the 7th century, Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland in addition to being its second largest (at 758,334 people as of the end of 2012).