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U.S. City Nicknames Quiz

Guess the American cities that have these nicknames.
Last updated: June 03, 2015
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Nickname
City
The Windy City
Chicago
The Big Apple
New York City
The Motor City
Detroit
The City by the Bay
San Francisco
Music City
Nashville
Bean Town
Boston
The City of Angels
Los Angeles
Sin City
Las Vegas
The Biggest Little City in the World
Reno
The City of Brotherly Love
Philadelphia
Steel City
Pittsburgh
The Mile High City
Denver
Nickname
City
The Rubber City
Akron
The City Too Busy to Hate
Atlanta
The Big Easy
New Orleans
Gateway to the West
St. Louis
Derby City
Louisville
Witch City
Salem
The World's Playground
Atlantic City
The Big Pineapple
Honolulu
Cigar City
Tampa
The Conch Republic
Key West
Emerald City
Seattle
The Mistake on the Lake
Cleveland
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level 44
Aug 27, 2012
I have lived in the Tampa area for 12 years now, and I have never once heard that nickname.
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level 39
Jan 1, 2013
Agreed. I have lived in Tampa all my life.
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level 64
Nov 26, 2013
They probably really mean Ybor City.
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level 34
Jul 5, 2014
It's often called that. There's even a brewery called Cigar City Brewing.
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level 22
Aug 30, 2012
I'm slightly disappointed in myself for being unable to figure out Salem
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level 65
Jan 1, 2018
I put Wichita - thinking it had something to do with the Wizard of Oz, Kansas and all that.
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level 33
Nov 19, 2013
I live in Philly and lived in this area my whole life....the City of Brotherly Love is a JOKE!!! More like Killadelphia, just being honest. Philly is a great city in itself and is overflowing with history, but if our forefather could see the ratchetness going on nowadays, they'd puke.
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level 35
Jan 1, 2018
As a Philly native, this is unfortuanatly true. (Especially when it comes to football: it gets super violent)
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level 33
Apr 10, 2014
Im from nj so I love that Atlantic city is on here though it should be called monopoly city
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level 25
Jun 29, 2014
Emerald City is also Eugene, OR.
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level 35
Oct 16, 2014
Never heard of Eugene being called the Emerald City, only Tracktown.
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level 49
Feb 24, 2018
I thought it was Portland Or but thatsthe Rose City (or Cityof Roses whatever)
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level 34
Jul 5, 2014
Is the creator of this one from Pittsburgh or something?
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level 80
Jun 4, 2015
Not likely, or he wouldn't have accepted it without the H at the end. We Pittsburghers are proud of our H.... But yeah, we do love laughing at Cleveland too.
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level 49
Jul 13, 2017
I swear, this site has conditioned me to spell Pittsburgh wrong. I avoid putting the H at the end on other sites now, just because I'm so used to not including it to avoid having it goof up the next answer for me.
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level 67
Apr 17, 2015
Shouldn't Cleveland be the rock and roll city?
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level 63
Jun 25, 2015
NO, NO, NO...don't you dare change Mistake on the Lake!!!
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level 73
Aug 21, 2015
I only missed Key West... for some reason I was thinking of guessing that, but didn't. oh well.
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level 29
Sep 30, 2015
What about the town too tough to die
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level 29
Sep 30, 2015
Tombstone if ur wondering
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level 65
Jan 1, 2018
Wasn't.
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level 39
Jan 13, 2016
No mile high city?
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level 49
Jun 17, 2017
There is actually.
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level 50
Apr 8, 2016
Does Key West even count as a city?
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level ∞
Sep 18, 2017
Here in America, basically everything is a city.
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level 48
Apr 13, 2016
If you're looking for another: Cincinnati has the unfortunate nickname of "The Queen City"
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level 52
May 1, 2017
Rip City = Portland Big Tomato = Sacramentoo Ca.
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level 71
May 9, 2017
As a former resident of the Conch Republic I appreciate the (currently) 18% of you that recognize us :P
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level 44
Jan 2, 2018
I recognize your government as legitimate
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level 49
Jun 17, 2017
Am I the only one who thinks Reno's nickname is a bit, well, meaningless?
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level 49
Jul 13, 2017
There's something wrong with my brain. I couldn't figure out why Oahu wouldn't work. It didn't work because that's the island, Honolulu is the city. Duh.
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level 60
Sep 14, 2017
Nobody really from Boston would be caught dead calling it Beantown. Ugh. It does, however, bring to mind this little bit of doggeral: This is good old Boston, The home of the bean and the cod, Where the Lowells talk only to the Cabots, And the Cabots talk only to God.
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level 67
Dec 12, 2017
I hate it when I type an answer correctly, but because the quiz accepts an incorrect spelling, I am stuck with extra letters that I have to delete before I can type the next answer. Worse yet, I don't always notice this right away. Pittsburgh was the offender in this case. Nothing like being accidentally penalized for knowing how to spell correctly.
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level 46
Jan 1, 2018
Got Tampa, but forgot Los Angeles
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level 46
Jan 1, 2018
QM, you should really accept Eugene, OR, and Wichita, KS for Emerald City, at the very least. There's also a town in North Carolina (Greenville) with that nickname. But having grown up in the midwest, I was very confused when Wichita didn't work.
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level 55
Jan 1, 2018
What, not one city here in Texas? What about the Live Music Capital of the World? The Bayou City? The Rose Capital of the World?..to name just a few.
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level 70
Jan 1, 2018
I was a bit disappointed there are no cities in Wyoming here
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level 53
Oct 14, 2018
So many to choose from! Also Delaware also getting the snub is unconscionable.
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level 49
Feb 24, 2018
the rose capital of the world is in TExas? Portland Oregon comes to mind for that one, so does Prescott, AZ which has famous rose gardens at least in Arizona anyways.
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level 45
Jan 1, 2018
Philadelphia is honestly an amazing city great people great times
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level 51
Jan 1, 2018
Minneapolis - City of Lakes Minneapolis/St Paul - Twin Cities Seattle actually tried to change their nickname to "MetroNatural" not sure if that's quiz worthy or not.
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level ∞
Jan 1, 2018
Metronatural was a slogan, not a nickname. But, believe it or not, the city of Seattle actually paid a firm $200,000 to come up with it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metronatural

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level 67
Jan 1, 2018
Pretty well-known nicknames not included: Tracktown USA = Eugene Azelea City = Mobile Surf City USA = Huntington Beach America's Finest City = San Diego Insurance Capital of the World = Hartford Charm City = Baltimore Glass City = Toledo
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level 44
Jan 2, 2018
Never heard of any of those but surf city.
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level 49
Feb 24, 2018
I only know Hartford CT from that list LOL
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level 43
Jan 2, 2018
No Space City?!? 4th Largest city in the US and its not on here
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level 56
Jan 3, 2018
Is Cleveland really that bad...?
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level 59
Oct 20, 2018
No, it's a great city.