Nicknames are an inseparable part of our everyday lives in many aspects. We give nicknames to people, animals as well as things because nicknames are usually much more reflective of their true qualities and characteristics. Many of the worldÂ´s most famous cities are no exception. While some of these citiesÂ´ nicknames are well-known, there are still plenty of those that are not so familiar. How many of these 25 awesome cities can you recognize by their nicknames?
20. The Lion City – Singapore
amrisehotel.com The Lion City is not just the nickname of the Southeast Asian metropolis but also the actual translation of the name. The Malay word “Singa” means lion and “Pura” is city. However, studies suggest that lions have never lived in Singapore.
15. The Harbor City – Sydney
www.boalingua.ch The largest and most populous city of Australia owes its nickname to Port Jackson, one of the largest natural harbors in the world. The harbor is also where the cityÂ´s most popular attractions – the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge – are located.
10. The City of GaudÃ – Barcelona
archifever.com Those who have ever been to Barcelona certainly know why it is dubbed the City of GaudÃ. The second largest city of Spain is where most of Antoni GaudÃ, a world-known architectÂ´s works are located. The most famous of them, the Sagrada Familia, ranks among the most visited Roman Catholic buildings in the world.
5. The Capital of the Alps – Grenoble
www.alinagorghiu.ro A host to the Winter Olympics in 1968, Grenoble owes its nickname to its close proximity to the mountains. With a population of over 150,000 people, this French city has also become a significant scientific center for Europe.
Read more: http://list25.com/25-cities-with-awesome-nicknames/