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    Towns in the USA and nicknames

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    1.  Obviously, you know how New York is called, located in the eponymous country, don't you? It's !

    2.  If its city centre is described as 'Little Venice of Texas', because it is crisscrossed by multiple canals, San Antonio, attractive and touristic, is endowed with high-tech industries: moreover, it is called .

    3.  If Memphis organises two festivals every year (The Blues in February, and The Barbecue Cooking in May), it excels in the textile industry, in automotive manufacturing, heating appliances and piano. Then, what is the nickname of this city at the crossroads of two Americas, in Tennessee, that of the rich and prosperous North, and that of the South more artistic than productive? It's called .

    4.  City created by French people, Saint-Louis in Missouri, today hosts the famous companies Purina Nestle (animal food) and Monsanto (phytotechnologies), Boeing (armament and aerospace), the famous Route 66 crosses it. Nicknamed Mound City, it also bears the name of ' ', recalling among others the epics of the furriers and trappers of the past.

    5.   If the deindustrialisation of the 1980s plunged into recession and unemployment, it was able to bounce back thanks to a voluntary and energetic urban policy in the fields of health, high-tech industries, research and education. Indeed, Pittsburgh has equipped itself with artificial intelligence traffic lights!

    6.  Easy Peasy ! had bet on tourism, on port activities, bringing jazz to world fame, on its many cultural museums, success guaranteed despite the climatic difficulties because regularly battered by devastating hurricanes: the cooking of New Orleans prides itself on being the best in the United States: Congratulations, guys! The Crescent City, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronyme de New Orleans Louisiana) are its other nicknames.

    7.  Sprawling city, intense transit (including several airports), the gigantism of the city leads to saturation on all traffic axes and harms the quality of life: call it La La Land, The City of Angels, The City by the Bay, The Tinseltown or , does Los Angeles still deserve its name, permanently drowned in the fog of pollution? Finance, health, transport, tourism, culture, telecommunications and the film industry are the wealth and worldwide reputation of the Angeline City.

    8.  'The Jet City' was granted unofficially in honour of Boeing, Seattle is also called The Rainy City, but its real nickname is because Seattle, headquarters of Microsoft and Nintendo, is surrounded by forests.

    9.  Arriving through the Golden Gate, during the gold rush, the local economy of the San Franciscans has flourished in the fields of biotechnology, biomedicine. It dominates the economy of San Francisco where Twitter is located. Unlike Los Angeles, the public transport network is heavily used by San Franciscans, but the fares remain excessive, so many wish to leave the city, which they commonly call S.F., or , or The City That Knows How.

    10.  Philadelphie, in Pensylvannia, to shorten it into Philly, indicates to everybody that there people live in peace and with tolerance towards the others. Its name is .

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