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    Fast Facts: April 26

    • Next to Warsaw, Poland, the largest Polish population in the world is in Chicago.

    • Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Mich., carries the designation M-1, named so because it was the first paved road anywhere.

    • Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years before Rome was founded in 753 B.C., making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.

    • Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world located on two continents.

    • Los Angeles’ full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula and can be abbreviated to 3.63 percent of its size: LA.

    •  The term “”The Big Apple”” was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s who used the slang expression “”apple”” for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time: The Big Apple.

    •  There are more Irish people in New York City than in Dublin, Ireland; more Italians in New York City than in Rome, Italy; and more Jews in New York City than in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    • There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio; every one is manmade.

    • The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia, at just 1.75

    square miles.

    • The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C.

    •  There is a city called Rome on every continent.

    • Siberia contains more than 25 percent of the world’s forests.

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