Common characteristic of any city is the inappropriate high population density with good infrastructure that facilitates movement as well as businesses. This paper looks at three cities of Bristol, Bangkok as well as Split and some of their most notable aspects.
Located 169 km west of London and 71 km east of Cardiff, Bristol is a ceremonial as well as a unitary city in South West England. In mid 2007 Bristol city had a population of 416,400 residents. Bristol city is the biggest regional center for education, culture as well as employment. Bristol city is also used to be a port until it was moved to the Severn Estuary at Avon mouth. All these factors are the basics of a large town to be granted city status.
Bristol too has historical background, a sizable population as well as an elaborate transport system that makes movement easier for its massive population. As a major seaport, Bristol is a thriving commercial center adds to its city status. The other factor that supports Bristol as a city is the fact that it has its own administrative authority that comprises of 70 councilors who represent 35 wards in the Bristol county council.
Bangkok is not only a city but the capital of Thailand. It is the biggest urban area in Thailand with an estimated population of 8,160,522. This massive population of Bangkok makes it the 22nd most populous city in the world. It also happens to be a port and the largest commercial center in Thailand.
Bangkok has its own administration that covers a massive 1,568.7 sq km and happens to be one of the biggest cities in the world due to its enormous size. Bangkok is also Thailand's economic center thus making the rest of the urban centers in Thailand look rather small. All the headquarters of financial institutions as well as banks are located in Thailand.
Bangkok does have a detailed transport system that is able to handle its massive population. It has a number of elevated highways, inner city buses, modern railway systems as well as airports. However, despite the elaborate transport system in Bangkok, it still faces traffic jams due to its massive population. Sanam Luang, next to the Grand Palace, Bang Lamphu as well as Khao San Road makeup the hot spots in Bangkok where both tourists as well as locals throng on a daily basis for recreational purposes.
Split is the second biggest town in Croatia and the biggest Dalmatian city located on the eastern Adriatic Sea. Split city is also a port-city and an essential commercial route. Split has a population of 410,000. Due to the hilly nature of Split, it's mode of transport is mainly by bus. It has modern and efficient expressways that facilitate movement around the city both by bus or private cars. Despite its hilly nature, Split is the southernmost terminus of Croatian Railway network.
Split is a historical city with rich heritage recognized as one of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Split is one of the best cultural centers in Croatia with a long history dating back to the medieval times. Sports play a vital role in Split and makeup one of the major attractions for the locals. Split does have its own administration system, making it a self governed city.