Sobriquets of Cities Around the World: Complete List 2020

Sobriquets / Epithets / Nicknames of Cities Around the World
This post comprehensively lists all the Sobriquets/nicknames/epithets of Cities around the world in alphabetical order. 

Sobriquets / Epithets / Nicknames of Cities of the World

A
  • Angel's City – Nice.
B
  • Beantown – Boston.
  • Big Apple – New York.
  • Big Easy – New Orleans.
  • Big Smoke – Vancouver.
  • Bleak City – Melbourne.
  • Bride of the Sea – Venice.
  • Britain of the South – New Zealand.
  • Buffer State of Asia – Afghanistan.
C
  • Capital of the Alps – Grenoble.
  • China’s Sorrow – River Hwang Ho.
  • City by the Bay – San Francisco.
  • City of Angels – Los Angeles & Bangkok.
  • City of Bazaars – Cairo.
  • City of Brotherly Love – Philadelphia.
  • City of Churches – Adelaide.
  • City of Conference – Geneva.
  • City of Cosmonauts – Moscow.
  • City of Counts – Barcelona.
  • City of Delights – Tivoli.
  • City of Dreams – Vienna.
  • City of Dreaming Spires – Oxford.
  • City of Eternal Springs – Quito (S.America), Cuernavaca, Medellín.
  • City of Flowers – Cape Town (S.Africa).
  • City of Four Rivers – Turin.
  • City of Golden Gate – San Francisco.
  • City of Hundred Bridges – Wroclaw.
  • City of Hundred Spires – Prague.
  • City of the Kings – Lima.
  • City of Love – Paris.
  • City of Lights – Paris.
  • City of Lilies – Florence.
  • City of Magnificent Buildings / City of Magnificent Distance – Washington.
  • City of Music – Vienna.
  • City of Peace – Baghdad.
  • City of Peace and Justice – The Hague.
  • City of Quiet thoroughfares – Venice.
  • City of the Sun – Naples.
  • City of Seven Hills – Rome (Italy).
  • City of Skyscrapers – New York.
  • City of Space Flights – Cape Kennedy.
  • City of a Thousand Trades – Birmingham.
  • City of Violet Crown – Athens.*
  • City of Wine – Bordeaux.
  • Cockpit of Europe – Belgium.
  • Cradle of Civilization – Mesopotamia (modern-day Iran & Iraq).
D
  • Dark Continent – Africa.
  • Door to the Dolomites – Bolzano.
E
  • Egoli/City of Gold – Johannesburg.
  • Emerald Isle – Ireland.
  • Emerald City – Seattle.
  • Empire City – New York.
  • End of the World – Ushuaia (Island, Argentina).
  • Entertainment Capital of the World – Las Vegas.
  • Eternal City of Hopes – Rome (Italy).
F
  • Fair City – Dublin.
  • Forbidden City – Lhasa (Tibet).
G
  • Garden City – Chicago.
  • Garden in the desert – Ethiopia.
  • Garden of England – Kent (England).
  • Garden in the Desert – Ethiopia.
  • Gate of Tears – Strait of bab-el-Mandeb.
  • Gateway to the East – Beirut.
  • Gateway to the Gulf – Abu Dhabi.
  • Golden City – Johannesburg.
  • Gibraltar of Indian Ocean – Aden.
  • Gift of Nile – Egypt.
  • Granite City – Aberdeen (Scotland).
  • Great Britain of the Pacific – Japan.
  • Great White Way – Broadway (New York).
  • Grey City – Berlin.
H
  • Hanging Valleys – Valley of Switzerland.
  • Harbour City – Sydney.
  • Hermit Kingdom – Korea.
  • Herring Pond – Atlantic Ocean.
  • Holy City – Jerusalem.
  • Holy Land – Palestine.
  • Horn of Africa – Somalia.
  • Human Equator of the Earth – Himalayas.
I
  • Imperial City – Vienna.
  • Island Continent – Australia.
  • Island of Cloves – Zanzibar.
  • Island of Pearls – Bahrain (Persian Gulf).
  • Islands of Sunshine – West Indies.
K
  • Kashmir of Europe – Switzerland.
  • Key to Mediterranean – Gibraltar.
L
  • Land of Contrasts – Colombia.
  • Land of Drizzle – Sao Paulo.
  • Land of Fertile Fields – Algeria.
  • Land of Five Seas – South West Asia.
  • Land of Golden Pagoda – Myanmar.
  • Land of Golden Fleece – Australia.
  • Land of Golden Fiber – Bangladesh.
  • Land of Himalayas – Nepal.
  • Land of Kangaroo – Australia.
  • Land of Lakes – Scotland.
  • Land of Lilies – Canada.
  • Land of Maple – Canada.
  • Land of Midnight Sun – Norway.
  • Land of Mighty Rivers – Nigeria.
  • Land of Milk and Honey – Lebanon, Israel.
  • Land of Morning Calm – Korea.
  • Land of Prophets – Palestine.
  • Land of Rising Sun – Japan.
  • Land of Setting Sun – United Kingdom.
  • Land of Thousand Elephants – Laos.
  • Land of Thousand Lakes – Finland.
  • Land of Thunderbolt – Bhutan.
  • Land of White Elephant – Thailand.
  • La Ville-Lumiere – Pairs.
  • Lion City – Singapore.
  • Little Cuba – Miami.
  • Little Paris – Bucharest.
  • Loneliest Island – Tristan De Gumha.
M
  • Magic City – Miami.
  • Manchester of Japan – Osaka (Japan).
  • Marvelous City – Rio de Janeiro.
  • Motor City – Detroit.
  • Mosquito Coast / Miskito Coast / the Miskito Kingdom – Nicaragua.
  • Mother of Cities – Prague.
N
  • Never Never Land – Prairies of North Australia.
O
  • Oyster City – Macau.
P
  • Paris of the Nile – Cairo.
  • Peace Capital – Geneva.
  • Pearl of the Antilles – Cuba.
  • Pearl of the East – Penang.
  • Pearl of the Orient – Hong Kong.
  • Pearl of the Pacific – Guayaquil Port (Ecuador).
  • Pearl of the Adriatic – Dubrovnik.
  • Pearl of the Danube – Budapest.
  • Pillars of Hercules – Straits of Gibraltar.
  • Phocean City – Marseille.
  • PlayGround of Europe – Switzerland.
  • Playground of India – Kashmir.
  • Pyramid City – Cairo.
Q
  • Quaker City – Philadelphia.
  • Queen City – Toronto.
  • Queen of the Plata – Buenos Aires.
  • Queen of the Adriatic – Venice.
R
  • Raincity – Vancouver.
  • Remnant of a Mighty Empire – Austria.
  • River in the Sea – Gulf Stream.
  • River of January – Rio de Janeiro.
  • Roof of the World – The Pamirs (Tibet).
  • Rose Red City – Petra.
  • River in the Sea – Gulf Stream.
S
  • Sickman of Europe – Turkey.
  • Sin City – Las Vegas.
  • Steel City – Pittsburgh.
  • Sugar Bowl of the World – Cuba.
  • Switzerland of Africa – Swaziland.
T
  • Television Capital of the World – Tijuana, China.
  • The Monumental City – Baltimore.
  • The City of 72 Nations – Tehran.
  • Third Rome – Moscow.
  • Tiger Town – Oslo (Capital of Norway).
V
  • Venice of the East – Bangkok.
  • Venice of the North – 
    • 7 Cities share this title:
      • Amsterdam,
      • Bruges,
      • Copenhagen,
      • Hamburg,
      • Manchester &
      • Stockholm.
W
  • White City – Belgrade (Yugoslavia).
  • White City of the North – Helsinki.
  • White Man's Grave – Guinea Coast.
  • Windy City – Chicago.
  • Workshop of Europe – Belgium.
  • World’s Loneliest Island – Tristan Da Cunha.
  • World's Bread Basket – Prairies of N. America.
Y
  • Yellow River – River Hwang Ho (China).


SideNotes:

City of Violet Crown – Athens was the original titleholder, but during the mid 19th Century people of Austin initially called it as the Athens of the South and later borrowed this aforementioned sobriquet from Athens. Nowadays Austin is also known as City of Violet Crowns.

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