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Los Angeles... or New York City?
For each statement, guess whether it applies to Los Angeles, New York City, or both.
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June 29, 2019
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Is divided into 5 so called "boroughs"
La La Land is set in here
In fact "La La Land" is one of L.A.'s nicknames
Used to be called by another name
New York's former name was "New Amsterdam"
Has hosted the Olympic Games
L.A. hosted the Summer Olympics two times: 1932, 1984. It is planing to host again in 2028
Was founded by the Europeans
N.Y. was established by the Dutch and L.A. by the Spanish
Was established / founded first
New York was founded in 1624, while Los Angeles in 1781
More people are born in another country
Approximately 40% of the L.A. resident are foreign-born, while in N.Y., it's 37%
Has a worse traffic
Although L.A. is famous for its bad traffics, it's actually worse in N.Y. According to
Is situated on a major river
L.A. does have a river called the L.A. River, but it's not that major or long compared to N.Y.'s Hudson
Has a nickname of: "The Big (a fruit)"
New York's is "The Big Apple" and Los Angeles's is "The Big Orange"
Has the higher average elevation
Entertainment is the top industry
Has UNESCO World Heritage Sites
New York has the Statue of Liberty
Is less than 200 miles (320 km) away from an international border
Has a larger land area (city proper)
L.A. : 502.76 sq miles (1,302.15 km2). N.Y. : 468.484 sq miles (1,213.37 km2)
Jun 29, 2019
Wikipedia: " Historian Doyce B. Nunis has said that the Spanish named it 'El Pueblo de la Reina de los Angeles' ('The Town of the Queen of the Angels'). For proof, he pointed to a map dated 1785, where that phrase was used. Frank Weber, the diocesan archivist, replied, however, that the name given by the founders was 'El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Porciuncula', or 'the town of Our Lady of the Angels of Porciuncula.' and that the map was in error."
Neither historian claims that the original name was simply "Los Angeles".
Jun 29, 2019
Although it wasn't always called by that long name, but the thing i considered was that LA's name wasn't "changed", it was "abbreviate". But NY's name was "half" "changed".
Jun 30, 2019
The previous name of New York was "Nieuw" Amsterdam, not "New" Amsterdam. English language quiz or not, write the correct previous name for the city. (Note: You don't anglicize Los Angeles).
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