Every city has its «charm» – the famous Trevi fountain in Rome, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the chocolate in Belgium. Nevertheless, these facts, compiled by Travelnews.lv, will definitely surprise you.
Paris is the only city in the world, where the «M» of the famous McDonalds logo is not written in yellow – but with white. City authorities insisted on this, because the city’s artists claim that yellow environment is tasteless.
The Buckingham Palace was built in 1702, therefore, it is unlikely that anyone of the royal circle remembers that the palace was built on top of a brothel.
The capital of Norway remains the most expensive city of the world. In terms of prices and overall expensiveness Oslo is way ahead of London, Zurich and Paris.
The entire name of Bangkok is written with 163 symbols – it is the longest city name in the world «Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit».
The New York street network is the longest in the world. It exceeds 10 000 km. And the average time people spend on their way to and from work is also reaching for a record of its own – almost two hours every day.
Honk Kong has the biggest number of Rolls-Royce cars per resident in the entire world.
The abbreviation for Los Angeles – L.A., makes up only 3.6% of the whole name. The real name of Los Angeles is spelled correctly as: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.
There are almost 3 000 residents in Tokyo’s regions per m2 – it is the most densely populated area in the world. The number of residents including suburbs is 37.5 million people.
It is not really clear how the city’s residents solve the simple issue of burying their dead loved ones. There is not a single graveyard in this city.
Vatican City has the highest crime rate per capita in the world. There are 492 residents in the country, but, for example, in 2006 there were 341 civil processes and 486 administrative processes initiated in the city. Therefore the average number of violations per resident is very high. Truth be told though, most of these criminal cases were initiated against tourists.