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    Towns in the USA and nicknames

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    1.  'Houston, this is Houston...': by virtue of its biotechnology industry, its petrochemistry development and metallurgy industry including NASA and many more asserts, this Texan city keeps always its head beyond the clouds, its nickname is .

    2.  Detroit is famous for its car industry especially Ford, but not only : Detroit, in the south-east of Michigan, is still called , even if its economy has become worse and worse since 2013.

    3.  Do you know where the songwriter Madonna was born ? Just at the junction of the thumb of the Michigan glove at Bay City, but what is the nickname of Bay City? It's .

    4.  Austin, the Texan capital, concentrates high-tech and health industries with biotechnologies. But it has another asset that gives it its nickname: what is it? It's .

    5.  Economically flourishing, city that has obtained the best endowment from the Institute of Health for Biotechnology in the United States, Boston is dynamic, combative, it is the initiator of the revolt of 1776 which allowed the Independence of the USA from the English influence, The Cradle of Liberty. Proud of its sports teams, and rightly so, since it is called the : the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins and New England Patriots are the famous teams!

    6.  Wordly known for its flamboyances, it's the biggest town in Nevada located in the middle of the driest desert of North America, its official name is Las Vegas, but could you guess its nickname ? It's called .

    7.  Denver, located in central Colorado, is known not only for its many parks, but also for its beer factories. Denver is nicknamed .

    8.  Here's a vital port city in the heart of Maryland, Baltimore benefits from the excellent reputation of its main Johns Hopkins hospital in ophthalmology and oncology. The American anthem 'The Star-Spangled Banner' was created there. Baltimore is also called , even if a lot of people still live below the poverty line.

    9.  Here is a Northern Texan city, worldly famous : if Dallas is often called 'The City of Restaurants', its main nickname is simply .

    10.  Chicago, in northeastern Illinois, ranked first in 2018 for its quality of life, accumulates trophies thanks to its dynamism. It was nicknamed The Onion, The Pancake City (for its flatness), The City of big Shoulders, The City in a Garden or , after a New York Times reporter wrote of Chicago's politicians that 'they were full of wind.'

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