Cities by Wikipedia Descriptions #2

Can you name the city based on a description from its Wikipedia article?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by WolfCam
Last updated: January 8, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 7, 2019
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The centre of an explosion of philosophic and scientific activity known
as the Age of Enlightenment
A sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia
In preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics and to fulfill promises to clean up the city's air,
nearly US $17 billion was spent
The old city that is now simply referred to as Tenochtitlan was built on an island
Mexico City
The victorious powers divided the city into four sectors
It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto
Is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions
It was home to the world's first psychoanalyst – Sigmund Freud
Often referred to as 'Nollywood'
The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea
Although the name Sài Gòn is still widely used
Ho Chi Minh City
Was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535
Situated on the Adriatic Sea, the city always traded extensively with the Byzantine Empire
and the Muslim world
A cosmopolitan urban civilisation in the Himalayan foothills
Was planned and developed by Lúcio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer and Joaquim Cardozo in 1956
One of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favourite wife
The capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia
Amharic: አዲስ አበባ
Addis Ababa
It is located on the Cap-Vert peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city
on the African mainland
Home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world
Saint Petersburg
Situated at the mouth of the River Liffey
As part of the War of 1812, the Battle of York ended in the town's capture and plunder
by United States forces
Level 66
Jan 8, 2019
I rarely complain about the time-limits, but just over 10 seconds per answer in a quiz with this much text i believe is a stretch?

Especially with the yellow box, more time could be added.

Level 77
Jan 8, 2019
Dunno if it was. I had 1m49s left over and got them all right. First try. We are different.
Level ∞
Jan 8, 2019
Added an extra minute.
Level 92
Jan 8, 2019
Was dissappointed Saigon wasn't accepted for HCMC. After all, the name Sài Gòn is still widely used.
Level 58
Mar 4, 2019
That would have been too easy.
Level 78
Jan 8, 2019
Freud also lived in London
Level 76
Jan 8, 2019
Yep, but I just checked the Wikipedia entry for London and no mention of him (yet - some Jetpunker will no doubt update the page shortly).
Level 79
Jan 9, 2019
And London was just as much of a centre of the Enlightenment as Paris, and Vienna was also divided into four sectors by the victorious Allies...
Level 63
Feb 19, 2019
Yes, it's tricky if more than one answer matches. But it shouldn't take too long to try the different possibilities as not all of them have that sentence in their Wikipedia entries. It's my understanding that Vienna had five sectors. One for each of the four powers and a central one where the powers alternated control on a monthly basis.
Level 79
Aug 26, 2020
^ Carry, agreed, well, 4 sectors and an International Zone
Level 85
Mar 4, 2019
Vienna was also divided into 4 sectors after WW2.
Level 82
Mar 4, 2019
Never heard of the River Liffey before but got the answer on my first guess because it sounds like a place where you'd find a river so named.
Level 79
Aug 26, 2020
^ k - one of the biggest urban myths (lies) ever is that the world-famous Irish beverage Guinness is made from Liffey water.
Level 66
Jul 14, 2021
It used to be, at least in Dublin. But then the Liffey supplies a lot of Dublin's water.
Level 86
Dec 11, 2022
"So fare thee well, sweet Anna Liffey. I can no longer stay and watch the new glass cages spring up along the quay."
Level 67
Mar 5, 2019
Neither Lima nor Kathmandu worked for me???
Level 82
Mar 6, 2019
yellow box
Level 61
Feb 8, 2020
Dubrovnik works for Venice as well
Level 82
Feb 21, 2020
The one thing people are worse at than reading Amharic is apparently Canadian history.
Level 79
Aug 26, 2020
Amharic is quite a big clue.
Level 75
May 21, 2021
"One of the most famous buildings in the world..." - a city?
Level ∞
Jul 7, 2021
What if I told you that Wikipedia articles about cities include bits about famous buildings that are located in that city?
Level 75
Oct 21, 2023
Can you give a link to the Wikipedia article that includes this bit?

(Hint: doesn't exist.)

Level 66
Dec 6, 2022
Could only think of Nashville for The Hermitage question.
Level 67
Apr 25, 2023
20/22, just missed Venice and Dublin. Guessed every other Italian city but for some reason forgot about Venice