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A metropolis () 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 Ancient Greek (μητρόπολις) 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 (μητρoπόλεις).
For urban centers outside metropolitan areas that generate a similar attraction at smaller scale for their region, the concept of the regiopolis (\"regio\" for short) was introduced by German academics in 2006.
The term metropolis comes from two Greek words meter and polis, or "mother-city."
"If anything could spoil his temper, it is a day in what he calls the metropolis of Philistinism."
Vespasian marched against "Gadara," which he calls the metropolis of
A second and more artificial cause of the growth of a metropolis is the residence of a monarch, the expense of a luxurious court, and the tributes of dependent provinces.
Our town has less than 10k people, nearest metropolis is over 2 hours away.
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