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The title ''City of Seven Hills'' usually refers to Rome, which was literally founded on seven hills. Ever since, many cities have claimed to be built on seven hills.

Africa

* Ceuta, Spain * Ibadan, Nigeria * Kampala, Uganda - the hills are Mengo, Lubaga, Namirembe, Old Kampala, Kibuli, Nakasero and Makerere * Yaoundé, Cameroon

Americas

* Albany, New York * Athens, Texas * Asunción, Paraguay * Chicontepec, Mexico, whose name is Nahuatl for "on seven hills" * Cincinnati, Ohio (now encompasses more than seven) * Ellicott City, Maryland * Guaranda, Ecuador * Kernersville, North Carolina * Lynchburg, Virginia: College Hill, Garland Hill, Daniel's Hill, Federal Hill, Diamond Hill, White Rock Hill, and Franklin Hill were the original "Seven Hills" of the City of Lynchburg. *Nevada City, California, built upon Aristocracy Hill, American Hill, Piety Hill, Prospect Hill, Wet Hill, Cement Hill, and Lost Hill. There is also a middle school and business district called Seven Hills. * Newton, Massachusetts * Nixa, Missouri * Port Washington, Wisconsin, whose seven hills comprise two High School Hills, North Bluff Hill, South Hill, St. Mary’s Hill, Billy Goat Hill and Sweet Cake Hill. * Pottsville, Pennsylvania, built on Lawton's Hill, Greenwood Hill, Bunker Hill (Sharp Mountain), Guinea Hill, Forest Hills, Cottage Hill and Mount Hope. * Providence, Rhode Island, built on Christian Hill, College Hill, Constitution Hill, Federal Hill, Smith Hill, Tockwotten Hill, and Weybosset Hill. * Richmond, Virginia, built on numerous hills and escarpments to include Union Hill, Church Hill, Council Chamber Hill, Shockoe Hill, Gambles Hill, Navy Hill and Oregon Hill. * Rome, Georgia * Rome, Maryland * Saint Paul, Minnesota: The exact list of seven hills varies, but every list includes Cathedral Hill, Capitol Hill, Dayton's Bluff, Crocus Hill (sometimes also called St. Clair), and Williams Hill—which is no longer a hill. * Valera, Trujillo, Venezuela * San Francisco, California (see List of hills in San Francisco) * Seattle, Washington (see Seven hills of Seattle) * Seven Hills, Ohio * Somerville, Massachusetts, built on Clarendon Hill, College Hill, Spring Hill, Winter Hill, Central Hill, Plowed Hill, Cobble Hill. * Staten Island, New York – Fort Hill, Ward Hill, Fox Hill, Grymes Hill, Emerson Hill, Todt Hill, and Richmond Hill. * Tallahassee. FloridaGoodwood Plantation, Old Fort Park, Mission San Luis, Old Capitol, The Grove, FAMU (Lee Hall), FSU (Westcott Hall) * Victoria, Argentina * Washington, D.C., built on Capitol Hill, Meridian Hill, Floral Hills, Forest Hills, Hillbrook, Hillcrest, and Knox Hill. * Worcester, Massachusetts, built on Pakachoag (Mount St. James), Sagatabscot (Union Hill), Hancock Hill, Chandler Hill (Belmosy Hill), Green Hill, Bancroft Hill, and Newton Hill * Yonkers, New York

Eurasia



Asia

* Shimla, India: the seven hills are Jakhoo Hill, Summer Hill, Bantony Hill, Inveram Hill, Elisium Hill, Observatory Hill and Prospect Hill. * Amman, Jordan: the seven hills are Qusur, Jufa, Taj, Nazha, Nasser, Natheef, and al-Akhdar. * Bhopal, India * Jerusalem: Jerusalem's seven hills are Mount Scopus, Mount Olivet and the Mount of Corruption (all three are peaks in a mountain ridge that lies east of the Old City), Mount Ophel, the original Mount Zion, the New Mount Zion and the hill on which the Antonia Fortress was built. * Macau * Mecca, Saudi Arabia * Mumbai Saat Dweep Samuh (now joined, into a peninsula) * Tehran, Iran * Kottayam, India * Thiruvananthapuram, India * Tirumala, India One of the hill towns of Tirumala is where the Temple of Seven Hills, the Tirumala Venkateswara, is located. This temple is one of the most active places of worship in the world.

Europe

* Aalten, Netherlands * Abergavenny, South Wales, United Kingdom * Armagh, in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom * Athens, Greece. The historical seven hills of Athens are Acropolis, Areopagus, Philopappus Hill (or Hill of the Muses), Hill of the Nymphs, Pnyx, Mount Lycabettus, and Mount Anchesmos (or Tourkovounia). * Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany, The seven hills of Bamberg are; Cathedral Hill, Michaelsberg, Kaulberg/Obere Pfarre, Stefansberg, Jakobsberg, Altenburger Hill, and Abtsberg. * Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, is said to be built on Turó del Carmel, Turó de la Rovira, Turó de la Creueta del Coll, Turó de la Peira, Turó del Putxet, Turó de Monterols and Turó de Modolell. Others exclude the latter and include Montjuïc and Mont Tàber, the 17m hill where the Roman city of Barcino was built. * Bath, England, United Kingdom * Besançon, France * Bergen, Norway, built not on but between seven mountains. See Seven Mountains, Bergen. * Bristol, England, United Kingdom * Brussels, Belgium, said to be built on St. Michielsberg, Koudenberg, Warmoesberg, Kruidtuin, Kunstberg, Zavel and St. Pietersberg * Bucharest, Romania * Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy * Cáceres, Spain * Chișinău, Moldova * Coatbridge, Scotland, United Kingdom * Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (see Hills of Edinburgh) * Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland * Iaşi, Romania (see Seven hills of Iaşi) * Istanbul, Turkey (see Seven hills of Istanbul) * Kaposvár, Hungary * Kyiv, Ukraine Borichev, Shchekovitsa, Starokievska and Khorevitsa. * Lisbon, Portugal, São Jorge, São Vicente, Sant’Ana, Santo André, Chagas, Santa Catarina, São Roque * Lviv, Ukraine * Liverpool, UK * Madrid, Spain * Maribor, Slovenia seven hills are Pohorje, Kozjak, Kalvarija, Mestni vrh, Piramida, Meljski hrib in Malečnik-Vodole. * Moscow, Russia (See Seven hills of Moscow) * Nijmegen, Netherlands, seven hills within the 13c city wall: Hofberg (Valkhof), Lindenberg, Klokkenberg, Gruitberg, Jansberg, Hundisberg and Hessenberg. * Plovdiv, Bulgaria, originally built on seven hills but now only has six due to one being destroyed in the early 20th century (Markovo tepe) * Prague, Czech Republic, said to be built on seven or nine hills: Hradčany, Vítkov, (Opyš), Větrov, Skalka, (Emauzy), Vyšehrad, Karlov and Petřín * Pula, Croatia * Rome, Italy (see Seven hills of Rome) * Saint-Étienne, France * Sandomierz, Poland * Sheffield, England, United Kingdom * Siegen, Germany * Smolensk, Russia * Telšiai, Lithuania * Torquay, England, United Kingdom * Toulon, France * Tulle, France * Turku, Finland * Veszprém, Hungary * Vilnius, Lithuania * Zevenbergen, Netherlands

Oceania

* Brisbane, (Seven Hills), Australia * Seven Hills, New South Wales, AustraliaJ Brook, The Seven Hills: A Village Divided, a Suburb United, the author, Sydney, 2004, p 74–78

See also

* Seven Hills * Revelation 17 - which mentions a beast on 7 hills

References

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