Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mumbai - facts 2

1) Cricket is the most popular sport in Mumbai.

2) A resident of Mumbai is called a Mumbaikar.

Mumbai - facts 1

1) Mumbai has a population of over 20 million people.

2) It is the most populous city in India.

New York City - facts 4

1) St. Patrick's Cathedral is located in Manhattan.

2) Times Square in New York City is the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop.

New York City - facts 3

1) The Theater District is located in Manhattan.

2) It is a popular tourist attraction in New York.

New York City - facts 2

1) Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs of New York City.

2) Madison Square Garden is located in the borough of Manhattan.

New York City - facts 1

1) New York City is the most populous city in the United States.

2) Over 8 million people live in New York City.

Los Angeles - facts 3

1) Los Angeles is also known by its initials "L.A.".

2) The Los Angeles Dodgers are a professional baseball team.

Los Angeles - facts 2

1) Los Angeles is the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

2) It is the most populous city in California.

Beijing - facts 6

1) Beijing has a population of almost 20 million people.

2) Mandarin Chinese is the main language spoken in Beijing, with Beijing's dialect being the standard form of Mandarin.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Beijing - facts 5

1) Bicycles are an important form of local transportation in Beijing.

2) Peking University is located in Beijing.

Beijing - facts 4

1) Tiananmen Square is named after the Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace), which is located to the North.

2) Beijing National Stadium is also known as the "Birds Nest" because of its unique grid formation design.

Beijing - facts 3

1) Beijing means "northern capital".

2) Beijing was renamed several times in the past. Some past names are Dadu and Zhongdu.