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  • Jesse

    I’m guessing Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, is not on the list because it was founded exactly in 1960 (april 21st according to wikipedia).

  • marc

    WHY AREN’T THERE ANY US CITIES ON THIS LIST? I ACCUSE YOU OF HAVING TOO WIDE A WORLD VIEW. boo hoo hoo.

    • Bane

      accuse your comment of being us centric. So there. :-)

  • Jplatypus

    Well the “city” of iquiluit is only about 20 sq miles, the entire island of Baffin is about 500000 sq miles with the vast majority not populated, and Alaska has over 600000 sq miles so that info is wrong. Otherwise interesting article.

    • brian

      Also, Nunavut is not a Province, it is a territory.

      • rajimus123

        the only difference is the get economic support from the federal government on top of equalization payments, otherwise its pretty much the same thing

    • TeblorTribe

      The territory of Nunavut is more than just Baffin Island. with an area of 787,155 sq mi.

      • TeblorTribe

        Also Baffin Island is only 195,927.9 sq mi

  • Maqbool hussain kausar

    I guess Islamabad (pakistan) was not there before 1960

  • Simsc53

    I just want to correct something: for number 8 it is spelled Iqaluit (not IqUaluit) there is no “U”

    • maqbool hussain kausar

      Who is going to clarify?

      • Simsc53

        I am from iqaluit

        • http://www.toptenz.net Tanya Bennett

          Thanks Simsc53 – just confirmed spelling at the official website for your city: http://www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca/ and I will correct the spelling in the list.

          • Simsc53

            awesome thank you very much Tanya Bennett

            • ParusMajor

              How do you pronounce Iqaluit, btw?

            • Simsc53

              EE-KA-LOU-EET

  • notmuslim

    Pro muslim list.
    Funny.

    • ParusMajor

      Pro muslim? Canada, South Korea, China? You need to get out more, dude.

    • Bander

      Yes, six out of ten. It could be due to the fact many muslim countries are (developing) nations with high birth rate. In addition to the fact many post-colonial countries discovered oil and gas reserves that prompted mega development projects and the need to expand and build new cities.
      Dubai, on the other side, depended on the services it provides for the region and the world as a transit hub for passengers and goods.

  • canadaeh

    #6-Nunavat is a Territory NOT a Province..

    • http://www.toptenz.net Tanya Bennett

      Fixed! Says the Canadian at TopTenz :)

  • Fred

    I’m not an investigative reporter, I just know how FIFA works. A year and a half after I made an innuendo about how Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup, this article surfaced confirming what I had to say at #3. http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2014/06/01/fifa-reportedly-took-qatar-bid-bribes.html

  • futuresant

    If there were no Incheon before 1960, how could there be ‘Battle of Incheon’ in the Korean War? Incheon is named on 1413. Incheon was first opened international port on 1883, and first Korean railway was laid here on 1899. Before having name of Incheon, there were villages since neolithic age, and these villages were first recorded on 475. I wonder where you found this rumor for old city having history of minimum two thousands years.