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Can you name these city-states from ancient times to the present?
Cities are grouped by the modern-day country is whose territory they were located
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Last updated: December 24, 2019
First submittedJanuary 6, 2015
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Birthplace of democracy
Militant rival of the above
Had a "Sacred Band" of elite soldiers
Developed a third order of columns
Phoenician cities often grouped together
Modern-Day City States
Monte Carlo is a neighborhood of this city
Where chewing gum is banned
Leader of the Hanseatic League
Free city on the Main river. Origin of
the Rothschild family.
Grew to become one of history's
greatest empires
Birthplace of the Renaissance
Galileo's home town
Sicilian city founded as a Greek colony.
Home of Archimedes.
City of canals built on a lagoon
City in northwest Italy. Columbus's home town.
Setting of "Romeo and Juliet"
Lombard League city ruled by the Visconti
"Free city" between Germany and Poland
Phoenician colony. Grew to control
much of the African coast.
Level 78
Jan 9, 2015
Nice quiz, I was not aware that all those italian cities were city-states once. One detail : Genoa is not on the adriatic sea, but on the ligurian sea (you could as well say it is in Liguria...).
Level 71
Jun 27, 2015
Italy was full of city-states, if you find a map of medieval times you'll see there's even more. As you pointed out, Genoa is not on the adriatic!
Level 69
Jul 26, 2015
This. Genoa was (briefly) a Mediterranean sea power, not in the Adriatic. Also, it's far from confirmed that Columbus was born there. t's true that there was a family with this name in the city, but it was a very popular surname across the Mediterranean at the time.
Level ∞
Oct 10, 2017
Finally fixed. I just removed the sea.
Level 56
Jul 25, 2015
Genoa is on Tyrrhenian Sea.
Level 75
Jul 25, 2015
Correction. Genoa is on the Ligurian Sea
Level 35
Jul 25, 2015
Can you accept Thiva for Thebe??
Level 77
Jul 25, 2015
Darn, I spelled it Frankfort. I guess Kentucky wasn't considered one of the German city-states.
Level 49
Jul 25, 2015
The problem with these quiz is that often I don't know the english name of the answer, for example Genua instead of Genova, Syracuse instead of Siracusa and so on. The time available ends up before I have tried all possible combination.
Level 69
Jul 27, 2015
I have the same problem. I didn't know Syracuse was the common name of Siracusa.
Level 58
Jul 25, 2015
Seriously, change the Galileo clue. It's on the opposite side of the country from the Adriatic.
Level 62
Feb 20, 2018
Please accept Genua, the latin name (and used in many countries including Italy)
Level 80
Feb 20, 2018
in italy it is called Genova, never heard of Genua.
Level 49
Feb 20, 2018
Why isn't the Vatcian City or San Marino considered a city state?
Level 74
Feb 20, 2018
The quiz doesn't claim to be exhaustive
Level 63
Feb 20, 2018
Can you accept Saida for Sidon?
Level 68
Feb 20, 2018
I always thought Hamburg was the leader of the Hanseatic League. Well, I guess you never stop learning, even about your own country.^^
Level 49
Feb 21, 2018
Surprised not to see Oklahoma
Level 45
Feb 5, 2020
Can you make it accept Lubek without the umlaut, I don't have that kind of keyboard.
Level ∞
Feb 5, 2020
You never need to type ümlaüts on JetPünk. Our software simply ignores them.
Level 21
Mar 28, 2020
Gdansk was named Danzig when Germany was occupating Poland in WW2 so Gdansk will be a better answer.