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Oldest Cities by Country (Abridged)

Based on my Oldest Cities by Country quiz, but shortened to make it a bit more manageable and easier. Name the oldest continually-inhabited cities in each of the countries given.
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Quiz by kalbahamut
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First submittedJune 15, 2014
Last updatedNovember 24, 2018
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Founded
Country
City
9000 BC
Syria
Damascus
5000 BC
Lebanon
Byblos
5000 BC
Greece*
Athens
5000 BC
Greece*
Argos
3000 BC
Palestine
Jericho
2800 BC
Israel
Jerusalem
2070 BC
China
Luoyang
1150 BC
India
Varanasi
1100 BC
Spain
Cádiz
814 BC
Tunisia
Carthage
753 BC
Italy
Rome
600 BC
France
Marseille
Founded
Country
City
50 BC
Switzerland
Zürich
30 BC
Germany
Trier
43
United Kingdom*
London
43
United Kingdom*
Bath
400
Japan
Osaka
454
Vietnam
Hanoi
650
Poland
Kraków
789
Morocco
Fes
1508
USA
San Juan
1545
Canada
St John's
1565
USA (excluding territories)
St Augustine
1652
South Africa
Cape Town
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level 76
Jun 15, 2014
If anyone wants to give a more complete version of this same quiz a go, you can try clicking through the link at the top of the page. I made this version to be a little bit easier, more accessible, and less frustrating to the average person and also to be a bit more front-page friendly in case QM needs some more space filler. This quiz is taken from the longer quiz but I selected some of the answers that were most-guessed along with some others that I thought were most interesting and not totally obscure and cut it all down to a reasonble 24 hints/answers.
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level 76
Jun 15, 2014
and in the event that QM finds that to be a good idea we could change the name of this one to "Oldest Cities by Country" and change the other one to "Oldest Cities by Country (Unabridged)"
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level 75
Jul 25, 2014
Interesting quiz. Thanks.
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level 32
Nov 24, 2014
Nice quiz, but Palestine isn't considered as a recognized country in jetpunk.
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level 76
Nov 24, 2014
It's not a sovereign nation but that doesn't mean it can't be a country. The word "country" has a lot of different definitions.
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level 32
Mar 14, 2016
Right, and in the world of Jetpunk (as well as in the UN) Palestine doesn't fall under that category.
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level 76
Mar 15, 2016
I'm not even sure what you're trying to say. This quiz is about the oldest continually inhabited cities within certain geographic areas that could be described as countries. It's not about UN recognition or sovereignty or anything else of that nature. I don't even believe that Palestine is a sovereign nation myself. So what are you on about?
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level 37
Oct 5, 2016
Well, "country" where I'm from means it's independent. However, I still see no problem with including it in this quiz.
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level 51
Sep 6, 2017
Well, every other country on this quiz is one Jetpunk's official list, but Palestine does not reside there.
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level 76
Sep 6, 2017
okay. And? I feel like I've sufficiently answered this already.
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level 51
Dec 7, 2017
It means that, according to Jetpunk, Palestine is not a country.
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level 76
Dec 7, 2017
I will refer you to my previous reply.