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NicknamesPlace (Country)Origin of nicknames
the Paris of the 20's in the 90'sDubbed by editor Alan Levy, referring to the city as an artistic and cultural melting pot for poets post-Velvet Revolution.
the Paris of the Netherlands - the mini Paris of HollandBecause of the historic city centre with its up-market boutiques, chic restaurants and convivial pavement cafes.
the Paris of the Nordic Countries - Finland's Paris - the Paris of FinlandFor a Finns joke, maybe just because its name sounds like Paris.
the Paris of the SaharaDubbed by Winston Churchill, during his painting holidays in the city.
the Paris on the NileFor its Art Deco buildings in the triangular area formed by attractive Tahrir Square, Abdeen and Bab El Hadid.
the Paris of AfricaFor being fashioned after Paris by the vanguard of France’s 'civilising mission' to the African continent. Place de l’Independence is the city’s equivalent of the Champs-Elysées.
the Paris of AfricaFor its cosmopolitan nightlife, chic boutiques, casinos and world-class hotels, developped thanks to the long phase of economic boom and huge growth, after independence in 1960.
the Paris of ArabiaFor its rich and vibrant history, excellent museums and beautiful architecture. Considered today a modern cosmopolitan city and one of the wealthiest cities in the world.
the Paris of IranDuring the Pahlavi era, The Shah spent large sums of money to make the city into 'the Paris of Iran', for the celebration of his 2500th anniversary of the Persian empire.
the Paris of SiberiaDubbed by A.Chekov. In the 19th century, the city benefited from the exile of aristocratics and rebels who promoted the arts and the development of a rich architectural heritage.
Parijs van Java (the Paris of Java)Nickname given during the colonial era, probably because of the city's European atmosphere. Ironically the moniker was given to an area surrounded by tea plantations.
the Paris of the Antilles - the Paris of the CaribbeanUsed in the early 19th century, for becoming a flourishing and fashionable city, thanks to the prosperity amongst the burgeoning middle-class, due to an increase of trades.
the Paris of the Plans [in the US]For its great number of boulevards, more than in any other city except Paris.
the Paris on the PrarieFor the wide boulevards and parks designed by D.Burnham in the 1909 plan of the city. Or for the notable collection of Impressionists at the Art Institute (largest outside Paris).
the Paris of the PrairiesBy Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip: 'for its proliferation of musicians, artists, writers,...' But some people think he mentioned Paris just because there's a river in the city.
the Paris of the PiedmontFrom a sarcastic comment by John Martin about Nyle Frank, a graduate student who organized an alternative 'Invisible University' and announced himself as its new crowned King.
the Paris of the PacificCoined during the founding days of San Francisco. The city was the 1st center of European culture in the North Pacific and the largest European-style settlement on the West Coast.
the Paris of the PacificElegant boulevards, verdant parks, fine restaurants and chic boutiques create a cosmopolitan atmosphere in a city dominated by the charm of the French language and its culture.
the Paris of the Pacific - the Paris of the West [in the US]For a plan drafted to create new architecture to improve the city’s look and appeal: Parisian-style radial boulevards, classical monuments, massive park system.
the Paris of the WestFor its architecture: Washington Boulevard Historic District and the many Gilded Age mansions and buildings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
the Paris of the WestFor its distinctly European feel and French heritage. It's the world's 2nd-largest French-speaking city. Considered a European-style jewel with US-style efficiency and amenities.
the Paris of the West [in Mexico]For the 3-lined boulevards, colonial mansions and estates of the henequen barons of the 1800's. and because of the many products once imported from France by its wealthy citizens.
the Paris of the Southern Hemisphere - the Paris on the YarraFor being a cosmopolitan city. It hosts since 1996 a world’s major fashion event: L’Oreal Festival. Its 'Paris End' is filled with designer boutiques and open air cafe cultures.
La Paris del Sur (the Paris of South America)For its incredible European style architecture and the European feel of the city. Its rich colonial past is apparent everywhere in this nation's capital city.
the Paris of the SouthFor its French Quarter, so called for the high concentration of French merchants in the area's history. Home to many fine historic buildings, art galleries and fine restaurants.
the Paris of the SouthFor the large numbers of French immigrants and Freemasons fleeing the tumultuous era of French Revolutions. For its beautiful squares and parks. Fot its magnificent architecture.
the Paris of the SouthIts beautiful homes and liberal culture attracted many Yankee guests in the 1890s to 'a land where culture and sophistication came together on the banks of the Mighty Savannah'.
the Paris of the South - the Paris of the AmericasFor its Vieux Carré, today simply known as 'The Quarter'. Great Fires destroyed most of the old French colonial architecture in 1788 and 1794.
the Paris of the South - the Paris of North CarolinaFor its downtown Historic District. Surrounded by wonderful examples of Classical, Gothic, Art Deco and Contemporary architecture, Pack Square is the heart of the city.
Nordens Paris (the Paris of the North) - the Paris of the Nordic CountriesFor the fact that, as far back as a century ago, German visitors were surprised to find culture, intellectual life and the current fashions so far north
the Paris of the North - the Paris of the East - the Paris of the Baltic(s)For the several hundreds of Art Nouveau buildings. Moniker used in the 1900s and recently for the celebration of its 800th anniversary.
the Paris of the North EuropeDue to its similar charm, as European capital city. Due to its pre-eminence in fashion, design and beauty. Due to its cosmopolitan flair, sleek shops and fashionable cafes.
the Paris of the EastBecause of the hundreds of public parks and dense tree-lined streets, along the banks of a river, here called Dnepr, instead of Seine.
the Paris of the EastBefore being destroyed by the Soviets and controlled by the Talibans, it was a thriving cosmopolitan center.Travelers were raved about its fine architecture and charming ambience.
the Paris of the EastBefore partition and up to early 1960s, it was reputed to be 'the cleanest city of the subcontinent'. Known for its broad streets, health, sanitation, parks, hospitals, schools.
the Paris of the EastCoined during the country short independence (1918-1921). An inspired group of artists developed unprecedented creative practices and collaborated to astonishing works of art.
the Paris of the EastFor being considered, during the Ottoman period and later by 19th century travelers, a popular spot for intellectuals and a center for European foreigners.
the Paris of the EastFor being one of Indochina’s five major cities during the French colonization. At that time, known as 'Tourane'.
the Paris of the EastFor its 3-lined boulevards and French colonial buildings on the banks of the Mekong. For its Champs Elysees (Lang Xang Av) and Arc de Triomphe (Patuxai).
the Paris of the EastFor its characteristic layout of streets coming off roundabouts, due to an intensive development in the 2nd half of the 19th century and still in evidence around Plac Grunwaldzki.
the Paris of the EastFor its charming and romantic atmosphere and magnificent architecture, with reference to the majestic Danube River that, as the Seine in Paris, runs right through the city.
the Paris of the EastFor its French colonial urban plans (1850s-1950s). Architects and urbanists such as D.Fabré and E.Hébrard worked to construct administrative public and private buildings.
the Paris of the EastFor its original and unique appearance, with wide leafy streets, classic French architecture, impressive buildings built with elements of the European styles combined in eclectic
the Paris of the EastFor its street plan, based on that of the French architect, Henri Prost. All main streets radiate from a center point (once its original settlement called 'Anfa').
the Paris of the EastIn its heyday the wealthiest and largest of Indian cities. A running exhibition at LACMA provides a framework for understanding its colonial history and the European influence.
the Paris of the EastMemorial to its 18th/19th-century grandeur. As the most vibrant and cosmopolitan city in the Russian Empire, it has inspired the cultural elite of 2 continents for over 200 years
the Paris of the EastOnce a vibrant, alive and stylish center of British culture in India. A city of joy, homeland of poets, philosophers, musicians and artists.
the Paris of the EastUsed before the riots and the partition of 1947. For its role as leading city of north India during the British Raj. For its ornamental beauties and architectures.
the Paris of the East [in India]For its lights at night. As erstwhile administrative headquarters of the British, electricity was available by generators. Therefore the ISLAND became a symbol of wealth.
the Paris of the East [in Germany]For its reputation as a masterpiece of baroque architecture.
the Paris of the East [in China]For becoming a cosmopolitan city, with fantastic art and architecture everywhere, and bars, brothels, dance halls, nightclubs. Due to the French Concession (1849-1946).
the Paris of the East - the Paris of the SoutheastDubbed some 50 years ago. Recently used as a political slogan to express the party's intention to solve the Kurdish problem: “We will make ... the Paris of the East”.
the Paris of the East - the Paris of the OrientUsed during the French Colonial era, for its wide boulevards, sidewalk cafes and classical Western-style buildings as the elaborate Hotel de Ville.
the Paris of the East - the Paris of British India - the Paris of South Asia - the Paris of Sindh400 years ago, Qutb Shahis patronized poetry and made the city legendary for its wealth and richness of intellect and culture. Streets used to be washed and sprinkled with perfume
the Paris of the East - the Old Paris - the Second ParisKnown for nearly 300 years as a centre of European culture and a city with a significant numbers of foreign-born inhabitants, especially from Central and Eastern Europe.
The Old Paris - the Paris of the Past - the Paris of SindhMaybe because of its rich history. Probably for its modern buildings and its perfume (Ittar) industry. But there's who believe it's for unknown reason.
the Paris of the Middle EastFor being, before the 17-years civil war, a beautiful and cosmopolitan city and the intellectual capital of the Arab world.
the lesser Paris of the East [in China]For its western style architecture and cityscape decorations. For being a cosmopolitan city full of European and Russian architecture in the belle époque era between WWI and WWII.
the Paris of the East - the Little ParisFor being the capital of French Indochina and for its French-style mansions and tree-lined boulevards.
Micul Paris (the Little Paris of the East) - the Paris of the BalkansFor its elegant architecture, due to a great building boom after becoming the state capital in 1862. For the sophistication of its elite in the period between the two World Wars.
the Little Paris of the East [in Thailand]Notwithstanding its apparent shortcomings, the city flourished rapidly in the last two decades to become a bliste ring, buoyant, boom-town, with a vibrant and vivacious nightlife.
the Little Paris on the MaasFor its parks and boulevards along the Meuse river.
Mon Petit Paris - the Little Paris on the RhineNicknamed by Napoleon during a visit in Fall of 1811, perhaps for its famous 'KÖ' (Königsallee), the city’s famed upscale shopping street (though smaller than the Champs-Élysées).
the Little Paris of the EastIts cobbled roads, its little cafes (kavyarnyi), its tramways, its churches, theaters, its Opera House vaguely remind the Paris of the past.
the Little Paris of the EastTransformed into a cosmopolitan city by Louis XV's father-in-law.Later a centre of art and architecture that rivaled the capital thanks to its Ecole, spearhead of the Art Nouveau
the Little Paris - the Small ParisFrom a humouristic popular saying: 'Se Parigi avesse il mare, sarebbe una piccola ...' (if Paris had the sea, it would be a little ...).
the Little Paris - the Paris of HaitiFor its wealth and splendour in colonial times, when it was the capital city under the French rule.
Le Petit Paris (the Little Paris)Known as the most vibrant example of French colonial architecture in Indochina. Originally the playground of the French to escape the heat and humidity of Saigon.
Lilla Paris (the Little Paris)Comparisment coined by native poet Birger Sjöberg in his book, 'Fridas bok', in 1922.
Lilla Paris (the Little Paris)Once the first important fortified town in Scandinavia. In 1847, the ramparts were leveled to make way for Parisian-style boulevards and architecture.
the Little Paris of the North [in Denmark]Known as 'the partying city that never sleeps'. Largely due to its rich nightlife, the more than 300 restaurants for every taste and the abundance of recreational facilities.

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