What's your city's nickname?

Every city in this big spinning world that we all live on seems to have a nickname of one sort or another. I was born in the great city of Baltimore, Maryland. A matter of fact my little sister and I were both born in the exact same hospital that Edgar Allen Poe died in, which is the very famous Church Home hospital. Baltimore is home to where the star spangled banner got it's roots from when Francis Scott Key was prisoner on a British ship. We love Chesapeake bay blue crabs covered with Old Bay seasoning, Our Orioles baseball team, and Ray Lewis and our Baltimore Ravens. I can't imagine being from anywhere else on the face of this earth. So it is very appropriate that Baltimore's nickname is "Charm city". Every city out there seems to have some kind of nickname for their appearance. Some of the more famous nicknames are - "The big apple" for New York city. "Bean town" for Boston, Massachusetts. "The windy city" for Chicago, Illinois. "The star city" for Roanoke, Virginia. "The city of brotherly love" for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "The city of Angels" for Los Angeles, California. "The gate city" for Greensboro, North Carolina. "The motor city" for Detroit, Michigan. "Tinsel town" for Hollywood, California. "The steel city" for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and "the music city" for Nashville, Tennessee. Of coarse this is just a very very short list from off of the top of my head, and the nicknames for towns and cities are endless out there in America, and also in the world. So now it's your turn to tell us all the nickname to your hometown or city, and I know that there's only one "Charm city", and that's Baltimore, Maryland.

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What's your city's nickname? 36 comments

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Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Well, you already mentioned my city's nickname...The Windy City; Chi Town and The Second City.


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DDS 5 years ago from Toronto

We have a few here in Toronto..



The big Smoke

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

The city I'm in now,Lake Charles,is simply called The Lake City.;)

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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

The Magic City is the official nickname. But some call it the Party City, Sexy City, Cruise Capital of the World, and Cocaine Capital of the World. My city - Miami!

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Aley Martin 5 years ago from Sumner, Washington,USA

I grew up in Derry, NH Spacetown USA and am now in the Emerald City-Seattle.

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avorodisa 5 years ago from Russia

I am born in the Rusian city of Kostroma. If you know a Russian singer Boris Grebenschikov, you may know a song where he sings "Kostroma mon amour" ("mon amour" in French means my love). Because of this song many people in Russia nickname my native city "Kostroma mon amour".

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susiebrown48 5 years ago from Clearwater, FL

You're hub made me think and I don't believe that Clearwater has a nickname. I quickly researched it and if we do, I couldn't find it. Saddness!

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ahostagesituation 5 years ago

I was also born in Baltimore, but grew up in the sticks. No one, anywhere, outdoes what Maryland does with crabs. Nice!

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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Yeah, being from Denver it is known as the "Mile High City" Don't forget New Orleans, known as the "Big Easy". I have travelled to 47 out of the 50 states and I never ceased to be amazed by so much variation. I will have to write about this sometime. Just the different dialects you hear from varied of the country is interesting. Great Hub. Thanks...

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THAT Mary Ann 5 years ago

I don't believe Providence has a nickname, though we all still use the old-fashioned phrase "down-city" when we want to say we are going into the capital. Fun hub!

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psf 5 years ago from Canada

I am not sure if my city has a nick name (I am new here)..I live in Kitchener, ON, Canada.

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naveed alam 5 years ago from Rawalpindi

very good information thanx

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qsera 5 years ago

Interesting hub :) I reside in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. My city's nickname is "The Sun City" as the Sun shines brightly for almost the whole year.

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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

Chilliwack has always been the green hear of B.C. However, as we have just as much city space as farming space, we have been renamed the Great Outdoors. That's fine. But our city flag is still represents a green heart.

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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

There is no nickname for my city but I can tell you why Katmandu was named Katmandu. Katmandu literally means monument of wood. The city is named after a temple made from the wood of a single tree.

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kannanwrites 5 years ago from Mumbai

Mumbai - The city of dreams

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A M Lehrer 5 years ago from Southern United States

Cool thought....I looked up Atlanta's and there were a couple, which I find annoying, but ones I liked were the Big Peach, Dogwood City or City of Peace. (Personally, I like the one above, from Kannanwrites: Mumbai, City of Dreams.)

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MyWebs 5 years ago from Sheridan, WY

I live in Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas has several nicknames like:

Sin City

Lost Wages

Adult Disneyland

Gambling Capital of the World

Entertainment Capital of the World

The last two I found on Wikipedia. I've heard my passengers from when I used to drive a taxi cab here in Vegas call it 'Adult Disneyland'. Lost Wages is my favorite one.

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Painted Seahorse 5 years ago from Woodstock, GA

I guess our big city has a few nicknames: The ATL, Hotlanta, The Big Peach. Fun hub!

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molometer 5 years ago

What an interesting idea.

London (the real one) is known as "the smoke" or "the big smoke" In roman times it was Londinium hence the name London from the Latin.

I know you have a London over your side of the pond what's it's nickname? does it have one?

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lex123 5 years ago

Nice idea to write a hub. This gives us a chance to know the nicknames of other cities too. Bangalore, my city, is also called as Garden city.

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Arren123 5 years ago from UK

Interesting Hub, I live just outside the city of Nottingham in the UK and as far as I know it nick name is Notts :)

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The Frog Princess 5 years ago from Florence area of the Great Pee Dee of South Carolina

Born in the holy city (Charleston, South Carolina)

now live in the city of Trees (Florence, SC area)

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lucybell21 5 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

Well sometimes my city as been called Troylet, kinda meaning toilet, only because at time our Mayor has been a Jerk, and ran the city wrong, and Pi**ed of many people.

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Peelander Gally 5 years ago

Phoenix is the Valley of the Sun, the 602, or as I always say, the Poor Man's L.A.

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Nordy 5 years ago from Canada

Currently living in Dedmonton (Edmonton), Alberta, Canada. I think we once upon a time earned the "d-" prefix by being a very laid back (= boring?) city but then last year we added weight to the title by achieving murder capital of Canada status. Law of Attraction maybe?

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The Frog Princess 4 years ago from Florence area of the Great Pee Dee of South Carolina

The Holy City...Charleston, SC. One of the best cities in America and one of the oldest. So much to do and see.

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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

I live in the UK near to Manchester which is known as the 'rainy city'.

Best Wishes.

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alian346 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

My city is Edinburgh in Scotland and its nickname was 'Auld Reekie' (Old Smokey) due to all of the coal burned in houses and steam trains in the past. Everything was black. Now everything has been cleaned up and the place is pristine!

Your Hub is a very interesting idea.


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calpol25 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

I live in Carlisle in Cumbria, Northern England - the old nickname for us is "Luguvalium" which was given to us by the Romans which means "Valley of Water" as Carlisle is set on three rivers." Although the more up to date name for the inhabitants of the City is "Casteroilers" as it was believed that people were considered upper class and took a spoonful of caster oil in the evening although this is a myth it has stuck and so has "Jam Eaters" again making fun of the upper class meaning we have jam on sandwiches lol :) These nicknames come from the 1900s lol :) A great hub and very clever idea.

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farmloft 4 years ago from Michigan

Fun topic. I live near a small town -- too small for a nickname, almost too small for a traffic light.

But, towns in Michigan include Detroit "The Motor City" or "Hockeytown", Ann Arbor "A Squared", Traverse City "Cherry Capital of the World", and Lansing "Heart of Michigan".

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Lisas-thoughts101 4 years ago from Northeast Texas

Hi, Holestory My town is Texarkana it straddles Texas and Arkansas so its nickname is the twin city.... many of us natives call it Ttown interesting hub


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Cheds 4 years ago from Maine

I live in Auburn, Maine, which is bordered by a sketchy town (Lewiston) we still love. Its Maine, it doesn't get that bad. Anyways. Together their nickname is "L/A". We call Lewiston "The Dirty Lew". I don't know that Auburn has a nickname.

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Ugly Honest 4 years ago from Within the New York/DC Megalopolis

Lived in Glen Burnie MD for three years. Love the whole Baltimore area .... I have some nice memories of the area or should I say "charming memories". i didn't know Greensboro or Roanoke actually had nicknames Thanks !!

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Efficient Admin 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

I live in Charlotte, NC and it is The Queen City.

I grew up in Fayetteville, NC and that nickname is Fayette-nam.

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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

One part of Eston (near Middlesbrough) where I lived for about a decade was called the California estate, the people who lived there were mostly ironstone miners and were known as 'Klondikers' (from the rusty gold John Vaughan found at the back of the village of Eston in 1850). The area was known by everyone in Eston as 'Calleyatter'; mining finished at Eston in 1949 after 99 years (see the Hub 'Walk the Moor')

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