The City reference article from the Simple Wikipedia on 24-Jul-2004
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A city is a place where many people live together. Cities have many big buildings and streets, and often many cars. One of the most important reasons why people live in cities is because it is easier for them to find and do the things they want there.

The first cities were made in ancient times, as soon as people began to create civilization. Famous ancient cities include Babylon, Athens, and Rome.

In modern times cities have grown bigger and bigger. In the world today, there are twenty cities with more than 10 million people:

These giant cities can be exciting places to live, and many people can find good jobs there, but modern cities also have many problems. Many people cannot find jobs in the cities and have to get money by begging or by crime. Cars, factories, and garbage create a lot of pollution that makes people sick.