Rome (a global city)


Thanks to the TCA Ribena Crew who sent this card to Geography Cat from the Italian capital, Rome.

Rome is recognised as a global city. Sometimes called a world city, a global city is one which has great importance and significance in the global economic network. For example, it dominates the trade and finance of a large geographical area with communication hubs, head-quaters of trans-national corporations, production facilities and multi-functional infrastructure. Other global cities include London, Tokyo, New York and Shanghai.

It’s not surprising that Rome should be classified as a global city as it is one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe, the Vatican City is an independent nation within the city of Rome, and the historic centre of Rome has UNESCO World Heritage status.