Monday, December 02, 2002

Pop Geography Quiz

Which of the following U.S. cities is the largest by population?

Boston Massachussetts
Seattle Washington
Washington D.C.
Baltimore Maryland
Denver Colorado
Louisville Kentucky

Would you believe that as of January, the answer is Louisville?! They're doing some sort of wacky rezoning in Kentucky, and Louisville will jump from number 66 to the 16th largest U.S. city. How does a state that just got indoor plumbing a decade ago have a city bigger than Washington D.C.? (sorry, cheap shot against Travis) But seriously, it amazes me how distorted our perspective can be. We assume that cities in the news are naturally big, but that isn't always the case.

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