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European Cities by Wikipedia Descriptions

Can you name the city based off a description from its Wikipedia article?
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Quiz by WolfCam
First submittedFebruary 15, 2019
Last updatedJune 24, 2019
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The northernmost and coldest megacity on Earth
Was the centre of the "Merseybeat" sound, which became synonymous with the Beatles
Host city of the 1992 Summer Olympics
In 1792 the city became a focal point of the French Revolution and was the birthplace
of France's national anthem
It is also where the ______ Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of
wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war
It became the Free City of Danzig, an independent quasi-state
The setting for the film "The Sound of Music"
The capital city area continued to be shaped by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
Remaining the third largest city of the Soviet Union
In 1914, it was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
Between 1945 and 1946, German officials involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity
were brought before an international tribunal
This article is about the city formerly named Christiania or Kristiania (1624–1924)
Known for its natural beauties such as Posillipo, Phlegraean Fields, Nisida, and Vesuvius
The most populous city in Tuscany
Athena, the goddess of wisdom, competed against Poseidon, the god of the seas,
for patronage of the yet-unnamed city
Situated on the Vltava river in the centre of the Bohemian Basin
The second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon
Potsdamer Platz is an entire quarter built from scratch after the Wall came down
It is home to the world's main wine fair, Vinexpo
One of the de facto capitals of the European Union (alongside Brussels and Strasbourg)
level 67
Feb 18, 2019
REMAINING? ......Kiev, the 3rd largest city of the Soviet Union
level 72
Mar 15, 2019
Yeah that threw me as well. Present tense mixed with a country that no longer exists...
level 60
Mar 15, 2019
Here's the full sentense: During World War II, the city again suffered significant damage, but quickly recovered in the post-war years, remaining the third largest city of the Soviet Union.
level 76
Mar 15, 2019
makes sense if you understand these are all excerpts from Wikipedia articles. Of course there's going to be other context around it that you don't see. In this case you can easily infer that the city being referenced, at one point in history, was the 3rd largest city in the USSR.
level 71
Mar 27, 2019
This only makes sense if other cities' clues also required the Wiki article's context to make sense and don't work as standalones, but this is the only one I've seen that fits that description. Nor are all clues necessarily direct excerpts either; one of the clues in this very quiz starts with, "This article is about […]". I don't think it would necessarily give too much away if the clue said, "It was ONCE the third largest city in the Soviet Union", yes?
level 76
Jun 24, 2019
Makes perfect sense
level 70
Mar 15, 2019
One would assume after the utter devastation of the USSR in World War 2....
level 79
May 23, 2019
Don't understand the confusion. Are there people here who somehow think that the Soviet Union does still exist, but doesn't include Ukraine? That seems to be the only situation in which this clue could throw you off.
level 38
Jun 24, 2019
Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, therefore, so was Kiev. The question was not structured properly, but the answer was (after the fact, for me) obvious. BTW: You didn't accept Reykjavik (and, yes I did spell it correctly)
level 75
Jun 25, 2019
I would probably have done better on this one if I hadn't somehow changed Soviet Union to Russia in my mind, then wasted a lot of time trying to spell cities that had no chance of being the answer.
level 81
Mar 15, 2019
I tried to think of a city named after Poseidon.
level 76
Mar 15, 2019
Got everything except for the wine city but I should have gotten that one, too. I like how Danzig is accepted as a type-in for the clue about Danzig.
level 79
Mar 15, 2019
That's true even in your comment about Gdansk!
level ∞
Mar 15, 2019
The perils of automatic type-ins. Danzig will no longer be accepted.
level 63
Mar 15, 2019
Why? It is a valid answer and Athens appears te be at least as obvious?
level 79
Mar 15, 2019
Description says "Answer must correspond to the yellow box", yet there's no yellow box.
level 50
Mar 15, 2019
yeah that should be fixed
level 50
Mar 15, 2019
not saying there should be a yellow box but fix the clue please
level 70
Mar 15, 2019
Don't block the box.
level ∞
Mar 16, 2019
level 65
Mar 19, 2019
Marseille is absolutely NOT the birthplace of the French National Anthem. Is was actually composed in Strasbourg by Rouget de Lisle and was called at the time the "war song of the Rhine Army". It is only a couple of years later that the soldiers of Marseille heard that song, and sang it while marching to Paris, thus the national anthem being called la Marseillaise.
level 53
Jun 26, 2019
That's actually true: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Marseillaise. Get the point WolfCam wanted to make though...
level 55
Jun 24, 2019
Needs more time