City Nicknames and The Stories Behind Them
Cities such as London and Los Angeles being known as The Old Smoke and the City of Angels respectively is pretty common knowledge, but not many of us know the actual history behind these nicknames. Some nicknames refer to the ancient heritage of the city, some refer to the industry found in the city, some refer to the cities’ environment – there are a huge variety of reasons these cities have earned their unique nicknames!
Here at Just The Flight, we have compiled a list of city nicknames from all over the world, and have found out the stories behind each and every one of them. Did you know that Singapore is called Lion City because the founder thought he saw a merlion – a mermaid lion hybrid? Or that Las Vegas earned the name Sin City before it was actually built? Find out more in the infographic below!