Most populous “fort” cities on the map


Fortaleza, Brazil - Source: en.wikipedia.org

Fortaleza, Brazil – Source: en.wikipedia.org

Below is a list of the largest cities in the world with the word “fort” in their name – while most are associated with a “fort,” there are a few that only have fort in their name by happenstance. Florida leads the way in the United States with six cities on the list; Colorado with three; and Alberta, Iowa, and Texas with two each.

The cities are ranked by the core city population, not by metropolitan area and must have a minimum population of 5,000 residents to be included (based on the most recent census. Those shown in italics are part of a metropolitan area exceeding 1,000,000 residents.

While 22 nations were represented by “port” cities, only six are included here. Perhaps other terms were utilized like “castle” or “citadel,” in some cases forts were not necessary, or the fort’s name did not transfer over to the name of the community. Any additions or corrections to the list are most welcome.

  1. Fortaleza, Brazil = 2,571,896
  2. Fort Worth, TX = 741,206
  3. Fort Wayne, IN = 253,691
  4. Fort Lauderdale, FL = 165,521
  5. Fort Collins, CO = 143,986
  6. Fort Smith, AR = 86,209
  7. Fort-de-France, Martinique = 85,667
  8. Fort Myers, FL = 65,725
  9. Fort McMurray, AB = 61,374
  10. Fort Pierce, FL = 41,590
  11. North Fort Myers, FL = 36,609
  12. Fort Lee, NJ = 35,345
  13. Fort Beaufort, South Africa = 25,668 (double fort city name)
  14. Frankfort, KY = 25,527
  15. Fort Dodge, IA = 25,206
  16. Fort Walton Beach, FL = 19,507
  17. Fort Saskatchewan, AB = 19,051
  18. Fort St. John, BC = 18,609
  19. Frankfort, IN = 16,422
  20. Fort Thomas, KY = 16,325
  21. El Fuerte, Mexico = 12,566
  22. Beaufort, SC = 12,361
  23. Fortuna, California = 11,926
  24. Fort Morgan, CO = 11,315
  25. Fort Madison, IA = 11,051
  26. Fort Stockton, TX = 8,535
  27. Fort Scott, KS = 8,087
  28. Fort Frances, ON = 7,952
  29. Fort Lupton, CO = 7,377
  30. Fort Bragg, CA = 7,273
  31. Fort Myers Beach, FL = 6,277
  32. Fort Myers Shores, FL = 5,487

SOURCE: en.wikipedia.org

 

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