The longest cities in the world
People have always tried to stick together, and therefore built their houses close to each other. It was the beginning of the emergence of towns, burgeoning with those in the village. With the development of trade relations the number of people increased, which led to the emergence of cities. Currently in society there is an active process of urbanization, in which the number of urban population is constantly growing. This process resulted in the longest city in the world, which leads the ranking.
The territory of the Town extends for two hundred miles in width. In addition to Mexico, the top five largest cities include Sochi, Kiev, Beijing and Tokyo.
The longest city in the world spread over an area of 1485 km. the Number of residents exceeds 19.7 million. Population of Mexico city can be compared only to Shanghai (18.9 million people) and Karachi located in India (18 million).
Mexico city is often called the Museum under the open sky. It is more than four hundred thousand different relics, about eighty museums, numerous monuments and other cultural values. The architectural appearance of the city vividly describes the three different epochs of its development – the reign of the Aztecs, the colonization of the Spaniards and the modern period. Here well old Catholic cathedrals, skyscrapers and enormous Indian building, built of stone. All these buildings peacefully coexist, which gives the city an indescribable charm and is admired among tourists, whose number is constantly growing.
Sochi belongs to a well-deserved second place in the ranking. If you examine the map, it will be seen how imposingly located at this famous resort on the coast of the sea. According to the map data it is 105 kilometers of the sea coast. If it’s to measure the distance on the road, we get 145 km, this value is given as the official figure. The resort starts from the river Shepsi and ends at the river Psou on the border with the Republic of Abkhazia. If not for the existence of the American megalopolises and agglomerations, it is quite possible that the city won the status of the longest city on a global level.
First, the longest city in Russia was named Alexandria. It was the name of a military base in 1838, and it moved to the settlement that formed around it. In the late nineteenth century, the city was renamed in Sochi named after the river on which were built the fortifications. Since 1909, the year of Sochi has become a resort. It was in this period was created the so-called «Caucasian Riviera», which became the first resort for the cream of society.
Today stay in Sochi will be remembered every vacationer. Not the last role in this is played by the mild climate and warm sea. But the main attraction is the ambience, which is still preserved in every street and every building of this unique city. And although holidays are expensive, but still have the ability to find suitable options of prices.
Kryvyi Rih also claims to get the status of the longest European city. It is located in Ukraine. His story is striking in its originality. Zaporizhia Cossack horn was wounded in the eye, for which he was called Krivoy Rog. The result of his injuries he had to leave military service. Cossack settled at the confluence of two rivers Ingulets and Saksagan. In this place formed a promontory resembles Krivoy Rog. Due to this, there was a settlement and was called Krivoy Rog.
In producing cast iron and steel. Its length is 126 kilometers, while the area of only 450 miles. Krivoy Rog is not as famous as Mexico city and Sochi. Here you will not meet world-famous monuments or large shopping centers. But it Kryvyi Rih occupies a special place in our ranking due to its unusual appearance. After all, if its area divided by length, it turns out that the width of a city not exceed three and a half miles. Whereas in Mexico city it is 7.4 km away, Sochi — 8,43 km, Beijing – 157 km, Tokyo – 23,7 km. Thus, the longest city in Europe, of course, is the most narrow of all the longest cities in the world. With a bird’s eye creates the appearance that it consists of one very long street.
Beijing is considered the largest Chinese city after Shanghai. Its total area is 16808 km away In 2010, lived in it seventeen and a half million people. He is rightfully the status of the center of the country in the field of culture, politics and education. He is also a large road and railway node. The city lies on one hundred and seven kilometres in length.
The capital of Japan, Tokyo closes the top five of the longest cities in the world. City area 2187,65 km, is located on the island of Honshu. It is home to more than 13 million people. Its length is ninety-two km. According to the official Tokyo is not a city and Prefecture, which includes several small Islands. Tokyo is the center of Japan in the field of culture and politics.