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Can you name the city based on its description, where each successive city begins with the last letter of the preceding city

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This city was the largest on the U.S. West Coast in the 19th century, serving as a base for gold seekers
This city, whose name means 'large hill,' rose to prominence in the Edo period, although a peasant revolt in 1837 destroyed a quarter of the city
This Anatolian city, by legend founded by King Midas but actually dating to the Bronze Age, was afforded capital status on 13-Oct 1923, a few weeks before the republic was declared
This oil-rich island city is home to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the most opulent in the world
This city boasts the highest capacity sports venue in the world, a 2.5-mile racing facility that originally inspired the term 'speedway'
This Neva River city was built almost from the ground up by serf labour, after Peter the Great won the land in the Great Northern War
This city, known formerly as Canton, is the largest city in the Pearl River Delta megalopolis, the combined population of which exceeds 40 million
This inland city on the banks of the river Rhine was an important trade centre in the Middle Ages
This city, whose skyline is dominated by the CN Tower, is known as one of the most diverse and multicultural in the world
This city held strategic importance in the Middle Ages as the northernmost city on the Loire, and thus that river's closest point to Paris
This city of 3 m., whose name means 'saviour,' is one of the oldest in the Americas, and features an escarpment that divides the city into upper and lower towns
This Punjab city is home to Islamabad International Airport, as well as the headquarters of the Pakistani Army
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Now a city of 850,000, this old military fort was founded by the Yoruba peoples and served as an important centre of the Oyo Empire in western Africa
This city, located in the Yangtze River Delta, may have been the largest in the world around 1400, when it was the capital of the Ming Empire
The 10th largest in Latin America, this city is considered the home of mariachi music and hosted the 2011 Pan Am Games
This old Silk Road centre, heavily industrialized during the Soviet period, lost its capital status in 1997
This city's downtown street network was masterplanned by British military engineers following the Second Anglo-Burmese War in 1852
This Mediterranean city was a popular destination for foreign tourists as early as 1854, when its beachfront promenade was renamed 'La Promenade des Anglais'
Having founded a cast-steel factory in this city in 1811, the dynastic Krupp family would manage what was for several decades the largest enterprise in Europe
Now one of the largest cities in the Sahara, this Atlantic fishing village has urbanized rapidly since being chosen as the capital in 1957
Situated on the Gulf of Finland, this city's well preserved old town is a reminder of an era when it was the northernmost member of the mercantile Hanseatic League
Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, this city served as a Loyalist stronghold at the outbreak of the American Revolution; today it hosts the world's largest naval base
Initially a tin-mining frontier town, this commercial hub now features two twin skyscrapers that from 1998-2004 were the tallest buildings in the world
This city, which once spawned an empire, has been called 'The Eternal City' and 'Caput Mundi'

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