Transportation and Urban Geography

Cities and Suburbs

What are some of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities in the world and when were they established?

Some of the oldest cities still inhabited today are Jericho, Palestine (founded 9000 B.C.E.); Byblos, Lebanon (founded 5000 B.C.E.); Damascus, Syria (founded 4300 B.C.E.); Allepo, Syria (founded 4300 B.C.E.); and Susa, Iran (founded 4200 B.C.E.).


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