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Metropolitan Cities Of Italy
The METROPOLITAN CITY (_città metropolitana_ in Italian) is an administrative division of Italy , operative since 2015. The metropolitan city, as defined by law, includes a large core city and the smaller surrounding towns that are closely related to it with regard to economic activities and essential public services, as well as to cultural relations and to territorial features. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Organisation * 3 Metropolitan cities * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe original 1990 law individuated as metropolitan cities the comuni of Turin , Milan , Venice , Genoa , Bologna , Florence , Rome , Bari , Naples and their respective hinterlands, reserving the autonomous regions the right to individuate metropolitan areas in their territory. In 2009, amendments added Reggio Calabria to the list. The metropolitan areas individuated by the autonomous regions were: Trieste in Friuli-Venezia Giulia ; Cagliari in Sardinia ; Catania , Messina and Palermo in Sicily . On 3 April 2014 the Italian Parliament approved a law that establishes 10 metropolitan cities in Italy , excluding the autonomous regions. The new metropolitan cities have been operative since 1 January 2015
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Metropolis
A METROPOLIS (/mᵻˈtrɒpəlɪs, -plɪs/ ) is a large city or conurbation which is a significant economic , political , and cultural center for a country or region , and an important hub for regional or international connections, commerce, and communications. The term is Greek (Greek : μητρόπολη) and means the "mother city" of a colony (in the ancient sense), that is, the city which sent out settlers. This was later generalized to a city regarded as a center of a specified activity, or any large, important city in a nation. A big city belonging to a larger urban agglomeration, but which is not the core of that agglomeration, is not generally considered a metropolis but a part of it. The plural of the word is metropolises, although the Latin plural is "metropoles", from the Greek "metropoleis" (Greek : μητρoπόλεις)
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Metropolitan Area
A METROPOLITAN AREA, sometimes referred to as a METRO AREA or COMMUTER BELT, is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing. A metro area usually comprises multiple jurisdictions and municipalities : neighborhoods , townships , boroughs , cities , towns , exurbs , suburbs , counties , districts , states , and even nations like the eurodistricts . As social, economic and political institutions have changed, metropolitan areas have become key economic and political regions. Metropolitan areas include one or more urban areas , as well as satellite cities, towns and intervening rural areas that are socio-economically tied to the urban core, typically measured by commuting patterns. For urban centres outside metropolitan areas, that generate a similar attraction at smaller scale for their region, the concept of the regiopolis and respectively _regiopolitan area_ or _regio_ was introduced by German professors in 2006
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Metropole
The METROPOLE (from the Greek _metropolis _ for "mother city") is the homeland or central territory of a colonial empire . The term was mainly used in the scope of the British , French and Portuguese empires to designate their European territories, as opposed to their colonial or overseas territories. CONTENTS * 1 British Empire * 2 Portuguese Empire * 3 Footnotes * 4 References BRITISH EMPIREThe Metropole is the British metropolitan centre of the British Empire; i.e., the United Kingdom itself. It is sometimes used even more specifically to refer to London as the metropole of the British Empire, insofar as its politicians and businessmen determined the economic, diplomatic, and military character of the rest of the Empire. By contrast, the periphery was the rest of the Empire, outside the United Kingdom itself. The historiography of British metropole-periphery relations has traditionally been defined in terms of their distinct separation, with a pronouncedly one-way, near-dictatorial channel of command, communication, and control proceeding outward from the center; the metropole informed the periphery, but the periphery did not directly inform the metropole. Hence, the British Empire was constituted by the formal control of territories, by direct rule of foreign lands, instigated by the metropole
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Metropolitan Borough
A METROPOLITAN BOROUGH is a type of local government district in England, and is a subdivision of a metropolitan county . Created in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972
Local Government Act 1972
, metropolitan boroughs are defined in English law as METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS. However, all of them have been granted or regranted royal charters to give them borough status (as well as, in some cases, city status ). Metropolitan boroughs have been effectively unitary authority areas since the abolition of the metropolitan county councils by the Local Government Act 1985 . However, metropolitan boroughs pool much of their authority in joint boards and other arrangements that cover whole metropolitan counties, such as combined authorities . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Metropolitan district
Metropolitan district
councils * 3 List of metropolitan boroughs * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe term "metropolitan borough" was first used for administrative subdivisions of the County
County
of London between 1900 and 1965. However, the present boroughs of Greater London, which have different boundaries and functions, and are much larger in area, are known as London Boroughs rather than metropolitan boroughs
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Metropolitan County
The METROPOLITAN COUNTIES are a type of county-level administrative division of England. There are six metropolitan counties, which each cover large urban areas, typically with populations of 1.2 to 2.8 million. They were created in 1972 and are each divided into several metropolitan districts or boroughs . The metropolitan county councils were abolished in 1986 with most of their functions being devolved to the individual boroughs, making them _de facto_ unitary authorities . The remaining functions were taken over by joint boards. The metropolitan counties have population densities of between 800 ( South Yorkshire ) and 2,800 (West Midlands ) people/km². Individual metropolitan districts range from 4,000 people/km² in Liverpool to only 500 people/km² in Doncaster . Today, residents of metropolitan counties account for around 22% of the population of England , or 18% of the United Kingdom
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Metropolitan Museum Of Art
www.metmuseum.org The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. National Historic Landmark Elevation by Simon Fieldhouse BUILT 1874; 143 years ago (1874) ARCHITECT Richard Morris Hunt ; also Calvert Vaux ; Jacob Wrey Mould ARCHITECTURAL STYLE Beaux-Arts NRHP REFERENCE # 86003556 SIGNIFICANT DATES ADDED TO NRHP January 29, 1972 DESIGNATED NHLJune 24, 1986 The METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, colloquially "THE MET," is located in New York City
New York City
and is the largest art museum in the United States, and is among the most visited art museums in the world. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, on the eastern edge of Central Park
Central Park
along Manhattan's Museum Mile , is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters
Cloisters
at Fort Tryon Park
Fort Tryon Park
in Upper Manhattan , contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from Medieval Europe
Europe

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Metropolitan Opera
Coordinates : 40°46′22″N 73°59′3″W / 40.77278°N 73.98417°W / 40.77278; -73.98417 The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts , home of the Metropolitan Opera A full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, seen from the rear of the stage, at a concert by pianist Josef Hofmann , November 28, 1937 Auditorium of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts The gold curtain, a gift of the Metropolitan Opera Club , in the auditorium The METROPOLITAN OPERA, commonly referred to as "THE MET", is a company based in New York City , resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts . The company is operated by the non-profit METROPOLITAN OPERA ASSOCIATION, with Peter Gelb as general manager. The music director position is in transition as of 2016. The music director designate is Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the music director emeritus is James Levine . The Met was founded in 1880 as an alternative to the previously established Academy of Music opera house, and debuted in 1883 in a new building on 39th and Broadway (now known as the "Old Met"). The Metropolitan Opera is the largest classical music organization in North America. It presents about 27 different operas each year in a season which lasts from late September through May
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Metropolitan France
METROPOLITAN FRANCE (French : _ France métropolitaine_ or _la Métropole_), also known as EUROPEAN FRANCE, is the part of France in Europe . It comprises mainland France and nearby islands in the Atlantic Ocean , the English Channel (French : _la Manche_), and the Mediterranean Sea , including Corsica . Overseas France (_la France d'outre-mer_) is the collective name for the part of France outside Europe: French overseas regions (_départements et régions d'outre-mer_ or _DROM_), territories (_territoires d'outre-mer_ or _TOM_), collectivities (_collectivités d'outre-mer_ or _COM_), and the sui generis collectivity (_collectivité sui generis_) of New Caledonia . Metropolitan France and Overseas France together form the French Republic . Metropolitan France accounts for 82.2% of the land territory, 3.3% of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), and 95.9% of the population of the French Republic . The five overseas regions (departments )— Martinique , Guadeloupe , Réunion , French Guiana , and Mayotte —have the same political status as metropolitan France's regions
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Metro Cammell
The METROPOLITAN CAMMELL CARRIAGE AND WAGON COMPANY (MCCW) was an English manufacturer of railway carriages and wagons , based in Saltley and subsequently Washwood Heath in Birmingham . Bought by GEC Alstom in May 1989, the company closed in 2005. It has made trains for railways in the UK and overseas, including the Mass Transit Railway of Hong Kong , Kowloon-Canton Railway (now East Rail Line ), the Channel Tunnel and locomotives for Malaysia's Keretapi Tanah Melayu . Diesel and electric locomotives were manufactured for South African Railways , Nyasaland Railways , Malawi, Nigeria, Trans-Zambezi Railway and Pakistan; DMUs for Jamaica Railway Corporation ; and DMUs for National Railways of Mexico . The vast majority of the current and past London Underground rolling stock in mid 20th century was made by the company. It also designed and built the Blue Pullman for British Railways
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Metropolitan-Vickers
METROPOLITAN-VICKERS, METROVICK, or METROVICKS, was a British heavy electrical engineering company of the early-to-mid 20th century formerly known as British Westinghouse . Highly diversified, they were particularly well known for their industrial electrical equipment such as generators , steam turbines , switchgear , transformers , electronics and railway traction equipment. Metrovick holds a place in history as the builders of the first commercial transistor computer , the Metrovick 950 , and the first British axial-flow jet engine , the Metropolitan-Vickers F.2 . Their factory in Trafford Park, Manchester, was for most of the 20th century one of the biggest and most important heavy engineering facilities in Britain and the world. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 BTH merger and transition to AEI * 1.2 Wartime aircraft production * 1.3 Metrovicks postwar * 1.4 General Electricity Company takeover * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 Bibliography * 5 External links HISTORY Main articles: British Westinghouse and Vickers Limited Advertisement for marine turbines in Brassey\'s Naval and Shipping Annual 1923. Metrovick electric multiple unit made for Central Argentine Railway in 1931. They worked until 1995
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Metropolitan Stores
METROPOLITAN STORES OF CANADA LTD. (often referred to as THE MET, MET STORES or METROPOLITAN) was a former Canadian chain of variety stores based in Winnipeg , Manitoba . The Metropolitan Stores chain was founded in 1920 and also operated junior department and clothing stores under the SAAN , GREENBERG and RED APPLE banners. At its peak, Metropolitan was one of the four largest variety chain store organizations in Canada with 180 stores in all the provinces and territories . In French , the chain was known as LE MET and METROPOLITAINE. The chain's headquarters was located at 1370 Sony Place in Winnipeg , Manitoba and its warehouse distribution centre was situated at 3075 Trans- Canada Highway in Pointe-Claire , Quebec . Albert D. Cohen served as CEO / Chairman of Metropolitan Stores of Canada Ltd. from 1961 to 1997; Verne M. Bovie, E.W. Livingston, Harold L. Green , Ralph C. Wallar, Joseph H. Unger, Samuel N. Cohen , Morley M. Cohen , William J. Young, Charles F. Cohen and Ted Johnston all served as President of the Canadian division between 1920 and 1997
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Rapid Transit
RAPID TRANSIT, also known as HEAVY RAIL, METRO, SUBWAY, TUBE, or UNDERGROUND, is a type of high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas . Unlike buses or trams , rapid transit systems are electric railways that operate on an exclusive right-of-way , which cannot be accessed by pedestrians or other vehicles of any sort, and which is often grade separated in tunnels or on elevated railways . Modern services on rapid transit systems are provided on designated lines between stations typically using electric multiple units on rail tracks , although some systems use guided rubber tyres, magnetic levitation , or monorail . The stations typically have high platforms, without steps inside the trains, requiring custom-made trains in order to minimize gaps between train and platform. They are typically integrated with other public transport and often operated by the same public transport authorities . However, some rapid transit systems have at-grade intersections between a rapid transit line and a road or between two rapid transit lines. It is unchallenged in its ability to transport large numbers of people quickly over short distances with little use of land. Variations of rapid transit include people movers , small-scale light metro , and the commuter rail hybrid S-Bahn
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Metropolitan Line
The METROPOLITAN LINE is a London Underground line that runs from Aldgate , in the City of London , to Amersham and Chesham in Buckinghamshire , with branches to Watford in Hertfordshire , and Uxbridge in the London Borough of Hillingdon formerly in Middlesex . Coloured magenta ( Pantone 235) on the tube map , the line is 41.4 miles (66.7 km) in length and serves 34 stations. Unlike the tube railways, tunnels are just below the surface (cut and cover ) and of similar size to those for mainline trains. Just under 67 million passenger journeys were made on the line in 2011/12. The line is distinguished as being more of a suburban railway; it is one of only two London Underground lines to cross the Greater London boundary (the other being the Central line ) and it is also the only London Underground line with an express service (although currently this only runs at peak times). The longer distance between stops allows trains on this line to achieve the system's highest speeds of over 60 miles per hour (100 km/h) on some sections
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Metropolitan (train)
The METROPOLITAN (official spelling: MetropolitaN) was a premium passenger train service between the cities of Cologne
Cologne
and Hamburg
Hamburg
in Germany. Meant as an alternative to air transport, the first-class-only trains were operated from 1 August 1999 until 11 December 2004 by METROPOLITAN EXPRESS TRAIN GmbH (MET) based in Bad Homburg , a wholly owned subsidiary of the