04/05/16 “Difference between City and Town”


According to the legal definition, a “city” is a town that has been given a special status by a royal charter (in Britain) or by the State (in the US). However, most people simply use city to talk about large and important towns – examples in Britain are Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburh, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and London, and in the US are New York City, Miami, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco.