City-States

Can you name these city-states from ancient times to the present?
Cities are grouped by the modern-day country in whose territory they were located
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Last updated: December 24, 2019
First submittedJanuary 6, 2015
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Greece
Birthplace of democracy
Athens
Militant rival of the above
Sparta
Had a "Sacred Band" of elite soldiers
Thebes
Developed a third order of columns
Corinth
 
 
Lebanon
Phoenician cities often grouped together
Tyre
Sidon
 
 
Modern-Day City States
Monte Carlo is a neighborhood of this city
Monaco
Where chewing gum is banned
Singapore
 
 
Germany
Leader of the Hanseatic League
Lübeck
Free city on the Main river. Origin of
the Rothschild family.
Frankfurt
Italy
Grew to become one of history's
greatest empires
Rome
Birthplace of the Renaissance
Florence
Galileo's home town
Pisa
Sicilian city founded as a Greek colony.
Home of Archimedes.
Syracuse
City of canals built on a lagoon
Venice
City in northwest Italy. Columbus's home town.
Genoa
Setting of "Romeo and Juliet"
Verona
Lombard League city ruled by the Visconti
Milan
 
 
Poland
"Free city" between Germany and Poland
Danzig
 
 
Tunisia
Phoenician colony. Grew to control
much of the African coast.
Carthage
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Level 84
Jan 9, 2015
Nice quiz, I was not aware that all those italian cities were city-states once. One detail : Genoa is not on the adriatic sea, but on the ligurian sea (you could as well say it is in Liguria...).
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Level 75
Jun 27, 2015
Italy was full of city-states, if you find a map of medieval times you'll see there's even more. As you pointed out, Genoa is not on the adriatic!
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Level 76
Jul 26, 2015
This. Genoa was (briefly) a Mediterranean sea power, not in the Adriatic. Also, it's far from confirmed that Columbus was born there. t's true that there was a family with this name in the city, but it was a very popular surname across the Mediterranean at the time.
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Level ∞
Oct 10, 2017
Finally fixed. I just removed the sea.
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Level 59
Jul 25, 2015
Genoa is on Tyrrhenian Sea.
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Level 81
Jul 25, 2015
Correction. Genoa is on the Ligurian Sea
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Level 36
Jul 25, 2015
Can you accept Thiva for Thebe??
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Level 77
Jul 25, 2015
Darn, I spelled it Frankfort. I guess Kentucky wasn't considered one of the German city-states.
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Level 55
Jul 25, 2015
The problem with these quiz is that often I don't know the english name of the answer, for example Genua instead of Genova, Syracuse instead of Siracusa and so on. The time available ends up before I have tried all possible combination.
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Level 70
Jul 27, 2015
I have the same problem. I didn't know Syracuse was the common name of Siracusa.
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Level 56
Jul 25, 2015
Seriously, change the Galileo clue. It's on the opposite side of the country from the Adriatic.
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Level 68
Feb 20, 2018
Please accept Genua, the latin name (and used in many countries including Italy)
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Level 91
Feb 20, 2018
in italy it is called Genova, never heard of Genua.
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Level 56
Feb 20, 2018
Why isn't the Vatcian City or San Marino considered a city state?
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Level 75
Feb 20, 2018
The quiz doesn't claim to be exhaustive
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Level 54
Dec 24, 2021
San Marino isn't a city-state anyways.
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Level 66
Feb 20, 2018
Can you accept Saida for Sidon?
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Level 76
Feb 20, 2018
I always thought Hamburg was the leader of the Hanseatic League. Well, I guess you never stop learning, even about your own country.^^
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Level 61
Jul 3, 2020
I would have thought it too, if it wasnt for Europa Universalis IV. 😉
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Level 52
Feb 21, 2018
Surprised not to see Oklahoma
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Level 48
Feb 5, 2020
Can you make it accept Lubek without the umlaut, I don't have that kind of keyboard.
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Level ∞
Feb 5, 2020
You never need to type ümlaüts on JetPünk. Our software simply ignores them.
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Level 77
Dec 24, 2021
It's ck not k, that's why your answer wasn't accepted.
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Level 60
Mar 28, 2020
Gdansk was named Danzig when Germany was occupating Poland in WW2 so Gdansk will be a better answer.
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Level 77
Dec 24, 2021
It was also a city state under the name of Danzig in the 19th century.
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Level 33
May 29, 2020
Isn’t it kinda Eurocentric?
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Level 67
Nov 7, 2020
14/20, bit disappointed that I missed Syracuse. Visited Sicily 3 years ago, really beautiful island. Ate a good pizza in Syracuse.
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Level 53
Dec 1, 2020
Tyre and Sidon... people need to read more Asterix!
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Level 58
Dec 24, 2021
JetPünk, like it :-)

It says "is" instead of "in" in your note at the top of the quiz, by the way.

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Level 54
Dec 24, 2021
If you're including Monaco and Singapore, you should have Vatican City.