This article will be dedicated to the cities whose names are starting with the letter A.
There are so many cities starting with this letter and in this article you will have the chance to find out what these cities are.
We are going to describe a couple of the most popular cities starting with the letter A and after that we are going to give you a list with other cities starting with this letter, too.
In this article you are going to see a lot of cities that start with A and that are located in different countries and also on different continents.
You have certainly heard of most of these cities, but there must be some of them that will be new for you.
If you are interested to hear more about all these cities, we recommend you to read this article.
Let’s start with the most popular cities that start with A.
The Most Popular Cities That Start With the Letter A
Aachen. The first city that we are going to talk about in this article is a city in Germany. Its name is Aachen.
As you can see, the name of this city starts with the letter A. As we have said, it is a German city and it is located in the west of this country.
Actually, Aachen is the westernmost city of the whole Germany. In the west, Aachen borders the Netherlands and Belgium.
We can also say that Aachen is located in the district of Aachen, more precisely the city of Aachen is the seat of this German district.
The district of Aachen or the City Region Aachen is located in the west part of the North Rhine-Westphalia that is one of the states in Western Germany.
The number of inhabitants in Aachen is approximately 249 000.
In terms of size Aachen is the 13th city in the North Rhine-Westphalia and it is the 28th city in the whole Germany.
The most important river that is flowing through Aachen is the Wurm River.
Some of the most common institutions in Aachen are the RWTH Aachen University, the Uniklinikum Aachen, Aachen Theatre, Aachen Cathedral, etc.
This city is known for its developed industry, information technology and science.
When it comes to cuisine of Aachen and its culinary specialties, we have to mention that this city is known for its gingerbread that is known as Aachener Printen.
This specialty is something like gingerbread and it contains honey or a syrup that is made of sugar beets.
Athens. The second city that starts with the letter A that we are going to mention in this article is Athens.
As you probably know, Athens is the capital of Greece and its largest city. There are around 3 million people in Athens or even more.
Athens is not only the capital of Greece, but it is also the capital of the so called Attica region that is known for its rich history.
Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world and its history is impressive.
Many people visit Athens because they want to see old monuments and many other historical sights.
Another interesting fact is that Athens was the most important urban centre in ancient Greece.
There are many ancient monuments in Athens, as well as many artistic works from that period.
The most popular monument in Athens is the Parthenon. It was a temple located on the Athenian Acropolis and today it attracts the attention of tourists from the whole world.
This temple was dedicated to goddess Athena and it is one of the most important historical and artistic symbols of Athens, but also of the whole Greece.
It is important to know that the first modern Olympic Games were in Athens in the year 1896.
Also, in 2004 the Summer Olympics were located in this city again.
Today Athens is a popular urban city and one of the most important economic centres in the southeast of Europe.
Some of the most important modern institutions in Athens are the Hellenic Parliament, the National Library of Greece, the Academy of Athens, the National Archaeological Museum, etc.
Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is the next city that starts with the letter A and that we are going to mention in this article.
As you probably know, Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
However, Abu Dhabi is not only the capital of this country, but it is also the capital of the region called Abu Dhabi Region or Abu Dhabi Metropolitan Area.
But, it is not all. Abu Dhabi is also the capital of the emirate called the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Actually, there are seven emirates that are forming the United Arab Emirates and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is one of them.
Also, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is the largest emirate in the whole United Arab Emirates. As we have already said, the city of Abu Dhabi is the capital of this emirate.
The city of Abu Dhabi has around 1,5 million inhabitants, while the whole Emirate of Abu Dhabi has around 2,9 million people.
Abu Dhabi is placed in the west and southwest of the United Arab Emirates. This city is located in the Persian Gulf, actually it is placed on an island.
Some of the most important institutions and famous places in Abu Dhabi are the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Regional Educational Institute, Abu Dhabi University, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, etc.
Alicante. Another city that we are going to present you in this article is Alicante. It is the city in Spain, actually in Valencia.
Alicante is located in the province of Alicante and it is the capital of this province. It is also one of the most important Mediterranean ports that is known for its rich history.
Alicante is the city that is located in the Iberian Peninsula, actually in its southeast part.
It is interesting that this city was founded by the Greeks in 324 BC.
One of the most important sights of this city is the Santa Barbara Fort (Castillo de Santa Bárbara), which is located on a rock above the city.
Alicante is one of the fastest growing and developing cities in Spain. The economy of this city is based on wine production and tourism.
Also, the export of olive oil and fruit is significant. Alicante is also known for its developed food and textile industry.
Albuquerque. Another city that starts with the letter A is Albuquerque. It is the city in the New Mexico, U.S.
There was around 562 599 inhabitants in Albuquerque in the year 2021. The biggest racial group in this city are Hispanic, but there are also White and American Indian.
The most important institutions in Albuquerque are Albuquerque Institute of Math and Science, Latin American and Iberian Institute, The University of New Mexico, University of Albuquerque, etc.
When we talk about Albuquerque, we have to mention International Balloon Fiesta that is taking place every year in October.
Albuquerque is a beautiful city with a lot of parks and coffee shops.
Acapulco. Now we are going to talk about Acapulco that is a city located in Mexico. Actually, it is a city on the Pacific coast of this country.
It is located in the federal state of Guerrero that is 300 km away from the capital of Mexico, known as Mexico City.
Acapulco is a very important tourist centre and port. More precisely, Acapulco is one of the most important tourist centres in Mexico.
A special attraction in Acapulco is jumping from the rocks into the water, and also the night life in this city is especially developed.
Acapulco is the most important Mexican port located on the Pacific Ocean and also the largest city on this ocean.
Acapulco is also popular for its tropical climate and attracts a large number of tourists every year. The weather in Acapulco is hot and dry during the whole year.
Also, many tourists are attracted by the luxurious beaches and hotels in Acapulco.
Tourists who visit Acapulco should know what the most popular places in this city are.
The most important historical monument in Acapulco is the Fort of San Diego.
There are also other places that should be visited in Acapulco, such as Acapulco Historical Museum, La Quebrada Cliff Divers, Mural Diego Rivera, a beach called Playa la Condesa, etc.
Addis Ababa. As you probably know, Addis Ababa is the capital and the largest city of Ethiopia.
Addis Ababa is organized as a separate regional administrative unit and it has its own regional administration.
The number of population in Addis Ababa is around 5 461 000. This city is surrounded by a lot of mountains and hills.
Addis Ababa is the seat of the African Union and it is often considered the political capital of Africa.
Addis Ababa is a city that has great political, historical and diplomatic importance for Ethiopia, but also for Africa.
One of the most famous symbols of Addis Ababa is the monument to the victims of fascism, which is known as the Yekatit 12.
Addis Ababa is a city that is famous for its large number of museums, such as National Museum of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Ethnographic Museum, Addis Ababa Museum, etc.
There are also St. George Church and Holy Trinity Cathedral that you should visit if you go to Addis Ababa some day.
Addis Ababa has a subtropical mountain climate, so it is said that there is eternal spring in this city.
Accra. There is one more city whose name starts with the letter A. Its name is Accra and it is the capital of Ghana.
Also, it is the largest city in this African country. Accra is the city that has around 4, 2 million inhabitants. There are 12 local government districts in Accra.
It is interesting that Ga people founded the city of Accra around the year 1500.
In the past, Accra was one of the most famous trading centres with the Portuguese.
After the construction of the railway, Accra became a very important centre of Ghana.
Accra became the capital of Ghana on March 6, 1957 when Ghana gained independence.
Today Accra is one of the richest cities in Africa and also one of the most modern cities.
Ghana has a high quality of life, a developed economy, construction, agriculture, etc.
The most famous sights of Accra are: Osu Castle, Accra Mall, National Museum of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Makola Market, Artists Alliance Gallery, etc.
Ankara. This city also starts with the letter A and it is located in Turkey. As you know, Ankara is the capital of this country.
In the history Ankara was known under the name Angora. Ankara is located in the centre of a large peninsula known as Anatolia.
Ankara city has around 5.1 million people and Ankara Province has more than 5.7 million people.
As you probably know, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, but Ankara is on the second place.
Ankara is a city with a rich history, and today it is a large cultural, economic and tourist centre of Turkey with numerous sights.
There are many places that you should visit if you go to Ankara, such as Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara Castle, Haci Bayram Mosque, Anitkabir, etc.
Other Cities Starting With A
Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
Alofi (New Zealand)
Andong (South Korea)
Apopa (El Salvador)
Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
Auckland (New Zealand)