LIST OF DISTINCTIVE NAMES OF
COUNTRIES AND CITIES

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Distinctive Name Country/City/River/Port
Granite City Aberdeen (City in Scotland)
Gibraltar of the Indian Ocean Aden (Capital of Yemen)
Dark Continent Africa
Land of Eagles Albania
Lungs of the Earth* Amazon rainforest (Brazil)
Herring Pond Atlantic Ocean
Island Continent Australia
Land of Golden Fleece
Land of Kangaroos
The Down Under Australia and New Zealand
Gate of Tears Strait of Bab-el-Mandab (between Yemen on Arabian Peninsula, and Djibouti and Eritrea in the Horn of Africa). Connects Red Sea to Gulf of Aden
City of Ghosts and Temples Banaras (City in UP, India)
City of Arabian Nights Baghdad (Capital of Iraq)
Pearl of Arabia
Land of Setting Sun
Land of Pearls Bahrain
Power key of Europe Balkans (Region in Southeastern Europe)
Land of Golden Fiber Bangladesh
Venice of the East Bangkok (Thailand), Alleppey (City in Kerala, India)
City of Cycles
White City Belgrade (Capital of Serbia)
The Battlefield of Europe Belgium
Cockpit of Europe
Land of Thunderbolt Bhutan
The Sea of Mountains British Columbia (Canada’s Westernmost province)
Great White Way Broadway (New York City)
Twin City Budapest
City of Bazaars Cairo (Egypt)
Land of Milk and Honey Canaan
The Promised Land
Land of Lilies Canada
Land of Maple
Land of Snow
The Windy City Chicago (City in Illinois, U.S.A)
Land of Thunder Dragon
Rich Coast Costa Rica
Pearl of Antilles Cuba
Sugar Bowl of the World
Dairy of Northern Europe Denmark
City of Mosques Dhaka (City in Bangladesh)
Gift of Nile Egypt
Manchester of Pakistan Faisalabad (City in Pakistan)
Land of Thousand Lakes Finland
Key to the Mediterranean Gibraltar
White Mans Grave Guinea Coast (in West Africa)
The Spice Island of the West Grenada
Pearl of the Pacific Guayaquil Port (Ecuador)
Yellow River Hwang Ho River (China)
Sorrow of China
The city of Wind catchers and Orials Hyderabad (Pakistan)
Island of Fire
Emerald Island Ireland
Gateway to the East Istanbul (Turkey)
Pink City Jaipur (City in Rajasthan, India)
The Isle of Spring Jamaica
Britain of the East
Land of Rising Sun Japan
Golden City Johannesburg
Paradise on Earth Kashmir Valley
The Garden of England Kent
Queen of the Arabian Sea Kochi (India)
Hermit Kingdom Korea
Land of Morning Calm Korea
Forbidden City Lhasa (Tibet)/Peking
Land of Thousands Elephants
The Modern Babylon London
Island of Cloves Madagascar (Malagasy)
George Cross Island
The Storehouse of the World Mexico
Big Sky Country Montana (U.S State)
Graveyard of Dinosaurs
The Treasure State
City of Saints Multan (City in Pakistan)
Land of the Golden Pagoda Myanmar (formerly Burma)
Land of Perpetual Greenary Natal
Land of the Tulips
Big Apple New York City (city in New York, U.S.A)
City that never sleeps
City of Skyscrapers
Empire City
Britain of South New Zealand
Manchester of the Orient
City of Dreaming Spires
Land of Midnight Sun Norway
Holy Land Palestine
Land of Prophets
Roof of the World Pamir (Tibet)
World’s Bread Breakfast
City of Flowers Peshawar (Pakistan)
Quaker City of USA Philadelphia
Land of windmills
Coffee Port Port of Santos (Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Never, Never Land Prairies (North Australia)
Rich port Puerto Rico
Land of Five Rivers Punjab (Pakistan)
City of Eternal Springs
City of Popes Rome (Italy)
City of Seven Hills
Eternal City
The Imperial City
Nation of Thousand Hills Rwanda
City of Golden Gate San Francisco (City in California, U.S.A)
Land of Cakes (or Oat Cakes) Scotland
Hill Queen
The Mother Colony of the West Indies St. Kitts
Venice of the North Stockholm (Capital of Sweden)
Pillars of Hercules Straits of Gibraltar
Playground of Europe Switzerland
The Saw Mill of Europe Sweden
Land of Free People Thailand
Land of White Elephants
Valley of Kings Thebes (City in Egypt)
Sick Man of Europe Turkey
Uncle Sam
Little Venice Venezuela
City of Bridges Venice (City in Italy)
City of Canals
City of Masks
City of Water
The Floating City
Queen of the Adriatic
City of Magnificent Distances Washington D.C (Capital City of U.S.A)
Copper Country

* More than 20 percent of the world oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest. The nine nations that have the Amazon rainforest in their borders are: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

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