Famous Towns in the World

No 10, Downing Street : Official residence of the British Prime Minister.

Abadan(Iran): Famous for oil refinery

Alaska (U.S.A.): In 1958 it was declared as 49th State of U.S.A. It is near Canada

Alexandria: City and sea-port of Egypt, founded by Alexander the Great. Handles about 80% of the country's exports.

Angkor Wat: Ruined temple in Cambodia. Signposts of ancient oriental civilisation.

Aswam Dam: A dam in Egypt across the River Nile.

Baku: Oilfields of Azerbaijan.

Bastille: It was a Jail in Paris. Destroyed during the French Revolution.

Beding (Australia): Famous for gold mines.

Bethlehem: A town Palestine, the birth place of Christ.

Bikini Atoll: In Pacific Ocean, where first hydrogen bomb was tested by U.S.A.

Bikini: An atoll of the Marshall Islands. Atomb Bomb was dropped here experimentally in 1948.

Bratislava: A town in Czechoslovakia on Czech-Russian border.

Buckingham Palace: London residence of the British monarch.

Chushul In Ladakh, highest airfield in the world. Chinese troops attacked it in 1962.

Corsica: An island where Napoleon was born.

Detroit (U.S.A): The biggest car manufacturing town in the world.

Elephanta Caves (India): Situated in an island 15 miles from Bombay. Famous for the statues of Siva and Parvati.

Fleet Street: Press Center in London.

Gaza Strip: In Egypt near Israeli border, was seat of United nations Emergency Force till 1957. Now under Israeli occupation.

Gibraltar: Key to Mediterranean, fortress and novel base situated on rock in the extreme South of Spain.

Golden Temple (India): Famous temple of the Sikhs at Amritsar, constructed by Guru Ram Dass.

Hiroshima: An industrial center of Japan which was destroyed by atom bomb in 1945.

Hollywood (California. U.S.A.): Famous for film industry

Hyde Park: A huge park in London.

Jerusalem: City in Israel. Jesus Christ was crucified here (now capital of Israel)

Khajuraho: It is the State of chattarpur, Bundelkhand in Madhya Pradesh. It is famous for Mahadev Temple.

Khorkov: important town of Ukraine, manufactures motor cars, tractors and agricultural machinery.

Lop Nor Palace in Sinkiang (Red China): site for atomic tests.

Los Angeles: A part of California (U.S.A.)
The famous film industry of Hollywood is established here. It is famous as Cinima City of the world.

Lusaka: Venue of non-aligned nations summit in September 1970. Capital of Zambia.

Manchester (U.K.): Cotton manufacturing city. It is one of the world's biggest cloth manufacturing center.

Marseilles: City and Seaport of Southern France. Famous for silk, wine, olive soap, margarine and candles.

Mecca (Saudi Arabia): Sacred place of the Muslims because Prophet Mohammed was born here.

Montreal: Longest city of Canada. Famous for iron and steel works and motor car factories.

Nagasaki (Japan): It is noted for its iron and steel industries. Atom was dropped here during World War II.

New Castle: An important port on the Tyne in England, famous for coal industry.

New Orleans (U.S.A.): It is the greatest cotton and wheat exporting center in the world.

Osaka (Japan): Known as the Manchester of Japan. It is sometimes called the Venice of Japan.

Pisa: In Italy, famous for Leaning Tower, one of the seven wonders of the world.

Pentagon: Headquarters of American Defence Forces.

Phnom-Penh: Capital of Cambodia.

Plais Des Nations: Venue in Geneva for holding international conferences.

Potala: Dalai Lama's palace at Lhasa (Tibet).

Sinai: Peninsula of Egypt between the Gulfs of Suez and Aquba, at the head of Red Sea.

Seychelles: Island in Indian Ocean, got freedom on June 28, 1976.

Sodom: In Israel, the lowest point on earth.

Vatican: Official residence of the Pope of Rome.

Versaillers (France): Famous for the treaty of Versailles which ended World War I in 1918.

Vienna Capital of Austria: The venue of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) between Russia and U.S.A.

Walling Wall: Part of the Western Wall of the Temple Court in Jerusalem. Part of the wall, probably dates from the time of Solomon, is regarded by both Jews and Moslems as one of special sanctity.

Wall Street: In Manhattan, New York, famous for American's stock exchange market.

White House: The official residence of the President of U.S.A. in Washington D.C.

Zurich (Switzerland): Famous for the manufacture of cotton and silk and for its lenses.