Smaller Cities That You May Know

Based on a clue, can you guess these places that have a population of 100,000 or less?
Many of these are technically villages or towns
Anyone who says "X is not a city" will be fed to wild beasts
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Australia
To see Uluru, tourists commonly fly into this city near the
geographic center of Australia
Alice Springs
Canada
Town that lies inside Canada's first national park
Banff
Palestine
Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar came to this town bearing
gifts in the year 1 A.D.
Bethlehem
France
City on the Riviera with a famous film festival
Cannes
Mexico
City on the tip of the Baja California peninsula
Cabo San Lucas
United Kingdom
Almost, but not quite, the southernmost point on the Iberian Peninsula
Gibraltar
Norway
It's not a tool used to smash flowers, it's the host of the
1994 Winter Olympics
Lillehammer
Ireland
A type of humorous poem gets its name from this city
on the river Shannon
Limerick
United Kingdom
While the metropolitan boroughs have a population of several million,
the city itself has just 8,706
London
Greece
Namesake of a type of olive
Kalamata
Italy
"Watch out below" said Galileo has he dropped objects from this
city's leaning tower
Pisa
Italy
The modern city was founded in 1891, nearly 2 millennia after the
ancient city was buried in a volcanic eruption
Pompei
Trinidad and
Tobago
Capital of Trinidad and Tobago
Port of Spain
New Zealand
City named in honor of Queen Victoria that people visit on
their way to Milford Sound
Queenstown
Spain
Pilgrims walk here to see the shrine of St. James
Santiago
de Compostela
Greece
There's a statue of King Leonidas in this town once known
for its disciplined warriors
Sparta
United Kingdom
As I was going here, I met a man with seven wives ...
St Ives
Mali
Saharan trading post that had a Golden Age around 1500 A.D.
Timbuktu
India
City in Goa named for a Portuguese explorer
Vasco da Gama
Belgium
Napoleon lost his final battle near this town in 1815
Waterloo
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Level 55
Jul 3, 2020
But Quizmaster, the letter X is not a city.
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Level 50
Jul 3, 2020
Are you in the beast's mouth right now?
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Level 61
Jul 3, 2020
I don't regret missing St Ives, because I don't classify it as a city. I don't see no wild bea- . Oh wait. Please don't feed me to them. Please ple-
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Level 67
Jul 3, 2020
Coincidentally die hard with a vengeance was on tv yesterday with that riddle.
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Level 78
Jul 3, 2020
Out of curiosity, where did you get the names Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar? The wisemen aren't named (or numbered) in my Bible. I found this in Britannica, though:

"Eastern tradition sets the number of Magi at 12, but Western tradition sets their number at three, probably based on the three gifts of “gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11) presented to the infant."
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Level 68
Jul 4, 2020
There's no reason to think they arrived at Bethlehem, either.
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Level 78
Jul 3, 2020
The date for the magi seems a little bit off. Most historians estimate the birth of Jesus to have been c. 4 BC, based on modern analysis of the historical timeline. The visit of the magi is estimated to have been up to about 2 years later. In any case, most likely in a year we now describe as "BC."
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Level 78
Jul 3, 2020
Good call. Growing up, I always heard that the birth was either 4 or 7 BC, and that the magi showed up about 2 years later, which is why Herod ordered the death of all boys who were "two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men." (Matthew 2:16 KJV)

People tend to think of the wise men being present at the birth of Christ. Had that been the case, Herod only would have ordered the death of newborns.

At any rate, it probably wasn't 1 AD. Herod died in 4 BC and, thus, couldn't have received the magi in 1 AD. (And, historically speaking, there is no contemporary record of the Massacre of the Innocents occurring at all.)
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Level 52
Jul 3, 2020
What kind of wild beasts are we talking about?
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Level 72
Jul 3, 2020
Probably Belgian ones.
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Level ∞
Jul 3, 2020
No, that would be going too far.
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Level 64
Jul 3, 2020
Millennia has two "n"s.
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Level ∞
Jul 3, 2020
Okay, fixed.
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Level 69
Jul 3, 2020
And Pompeii with two i's
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Level ∞
Jul 4, 2020
Not the modern city...
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Level 77
Jul 4, 2020
Nice set of clues :) The olive town seems to be in the wrong position in the (otherwise alphabetical) list, though.
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Level ∞
Jul 4, 2020
Okay
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Level 41
Jul 4, 2020
Is Jetpunk slowly moving towards Incorporating Palestine into it's List of Countries? Recent Developments such as featuring the Palestine "Country" Quiz among others indicate so.
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Level ∞
Jul 4, 2020
No
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Level 78
Jul 4, 2020
There was a Greenland quiz, too. It was to match the names of the other quizzes in the series. It's not a political statement.