Category Archives: Statistics

Dawn-to-dusk-to-dawn city/town names

Below are city and town names that reflect the dawn, midday, dusk, nighttime, and back again. In a number of cases, the dawn and dusk names match up geographically and logically with their names. These are noted with explanations. Not … Continue reading

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The worst failures of American urban planning

This post looks at macro-scale urban planning failures to identify what this retired planner believes are/were the worst blunders that have taken place in American urban planning, as a profession. Keep in mind that urban planning includes a lot of … Continue reading

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Worlds largest “ton” suffix cities

The following list identifies those cities and town whose name includes the suffix of “ton.” “Ton” is often used as a shortened version of “town.” Based on this list, the most common versions of “ton” are Kingston (4), Hamilton (4), … Continue reading

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Once roaring iron furnace or iron forge named towns

The following list identifies villages, hamlets, and communities named for local iron furnaces and forges that operated during the 18th and 19th centuries. There were a number of other furnaces and forges, but their either wasn’t an adjacent community or … Continue reading

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Working list – America’s tallest and grandest mesas

The following is a working list that will be updated from time to time until complete. Those mesas shown in bold are the tallest in that state. Most data remaining to be added are from Arizona and New Mexico. Mesa … Continue reading

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World’s highest skybridges

The following list identifies the world’s highest skybridges that connect parts of one or multiple buildings. As new skybridges are constructed the list will be updated from time to time. The minimum height above ground for inclusion on the list … Continue reading

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Participant cities in AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Network

  Below is a list of the hundreds of communities across the nation participating in AARP’s age-friendly livable communities program. With America’s rapidly aging population, it is surprising that more communities have not joined, given the relatively easy process for … Continue reading

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Largest cities whose name ends with the letter “i”

  Listed below are the largest cities in the world whose name ends with the letter “i.’ Honestly, when first contemplating this list, it was thought there might be 20-30 cities to include. As the list shows, there are quite … Continue reading

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India’s tallest air traffic control towers

Below is a list of the tallest air traffic control towers in India for which information is ¬†available online. As always, any additions, corrections, or suggestions are most welcome. Information about the airports in Chennai, Lucknow, and Jaipur, among others, … Continue reading

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World’s largest “stad” and “sted” suffix cities

“Stad” and “sted” have similar meanings of city, town, or place. “Sted” is only found in use in Denmark, while “stad” can be found in the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, South Africa, Aruba, and Curacao. Aruba, Curacao, and South Africa are/were … Continue reading

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