City Name Chain II

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

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It was in this iconic city that Baron Haussmann undertook one of the most ambitious urban redevelopment projects ever, razing medieval neighbourhoods to build grand boulevards
Located down the coast from the famous Camp Pendleton, this city is known for its agreeable climate and its military bases
Previously a small logging town, this city was chosen to be Canada's capital as a geographical compromise between the English and French-speaking colonies
In 1877, after the second Anglo-Ashanti War, this city replaced Cape Coast as the capital of the British colony of Gold Coast
Established in 1836 as a colony of free immigrants rather than convicts, it was anticipated that this city would see very little crime, unlike its counterparts to the east
Owing to fears of English attack, the population of this northern city remained densely packed within the town walls, along the Royal Mile, until the late 1700s
This global financial centre was established as a British colony in 1842 by the Treaty of Nanking, which ended the First Opium War
With the Bechuanaland Protectorate set to become an independent nation in 1966, this city was chosen to be the capital, as it lacked tribal affiliations and was near fresh water
The northernmost N. American city with a population over 1 m., this city is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects
The second largest city in the African Great Lakes region, this city's name is derived from a Maasai phrase meaning 'cool water'
This subarctic city became the intellectual capital for waves of exiled opponents of Nicholas I after the Decembrist revolts of 1825
This city on the Dnieper River was the centre of the Orange Revolution in 2004-05 and the Euromaidan in 2013-14
Founded in 1519 by Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés, this historical trade hub and port fended off pirate raids and invasions by France and the US
Located on an island-archipelago of the same name, this city features a Stone Town whose diverse architecture hints at its heritage as a 19th c. hub for the spice and slave trades
With a stable, oil-rich government to support it, this city of 6 m. is building a 175-km metro system from scratch, to be completed by 2019
Renamed in 1975 for a Communist revolutionary, this city's Western Classical architecture betrays a French colonial influence
In Byzantine times this city was an important centre for Eastern Christianity; in more recent years it has been notable as a rebel stronghold in a civil war
In the 18th century this city became a major Dutch trading centre and the primary centre of Java's plantation economy
In 1825 the completion of the Erie Canal opened up the Great Lakes to New York City, and this upstate city was for decades one of America's 10 largest
Settled in the 4th millennium B.C., this Caucasian city is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities
This capital city is part of a metropolitan area of over 20 m. people; historically, the region was the capital of various kingdoms and empires, such as the Mughal Empire
This Mediterranean city is Turkey's primary port for exports and has been a major trade centre since the 16th century
Sometimes called the 'Gateway to Europe,' this city features a port that was the world's busiest for over 40 years until it was surpassed in 2004 by Shanghai
A boom in textile manufacturing helped transform this city into an industrial behemoth, in turn inspiring radical critics such as Karl Marx

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