The Thinking of Speaking
Issue #29 September / October 2017
Where Are You?
by Erik Zidowecki
September / October 2017 | 

This capital city is also the largest of its country. It is located on a large plateau and has a population of over six million people. It is mainly a business destination as there is little in the form of entertainment which hasn't been banned and there are few interesting sites to see, but it does have the largest all-female university in the world.

Dating back at least as far as the 3rd century AD, the city became known as Hajr and served as a capital of the province for several centuries. When that empire declined, the city was renamed "the gardens" in English and broken into smaller towns and farming estates.

Even until as short a time as a hundred years ago, the city and region were involved in various struggles and disputes. The city was raided and recaptured in 1902. When the region became a country in 1932, the city was made its capital.

Can you name this city and country?

Last month's answer: Lübeck, Germany

Where Are You?
Writer: Erik Zidowecki
Petey: Mystery image

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