, on China’s central coast, is the country's biggest city and a global financial hub
, China’s sprawling capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here.
, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples.
, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury
, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times.
comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers.
, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture
capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design.
is the densely populated, high-altitude capital of Mexico
is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region
is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry.
, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts.
is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain
is the capital of Senegal, in West Africa. It’s an Atlantic port on the Cap-Vert peninsula.
is a port city and commercial hub in western Morocco, fronting the Atlantic Ocean
is a huge seaside city in Brazil, famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado and for Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak with cable cars to its summit.
a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities
is an urban district of Delhi which serves as the capital of India and seat of all three branches of the Government of India