Island cities in the world
Island of the city - a very common phenomenon in the world.
The historic city of Lindau is located near the meeting point for the Austrian, German and Swiss borders in the eastern part of Lake Constance (Bodensee). The city is connected to the mainland by bridge and railway and has about 3,000 residents. He is full of medieval and half-timbered houses, the city-island is quite a popular tourist attraction.
Santa Cruz del Istole
Located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Santa Cruz del Istole is unofficially, the most populous island in the world. It has about 90 houses and about 1200 people inhabit the island area of about 1 hectare. Islanders bury their dead relatives on the nearby island, because they inhabit the island there is no place for a cemetery.
Isola dei Pescatori
Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen island) is the most northerly of the three principal Borromean Islands in Lake Maggiore. a population of about 50 people. The narrow street running along the spine of the island, connects cobbled alleys to the promenade that surrounds the island.
Mexcaltitán de Uribe
Mexcaltitán de Uribe - a small artificial island city on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The city is located in the low marshy canals that surround it, and in the months of June to October, during the rainy season, the water fills the streets. In addition to the tourist attractions, it is also a shrimp town.
Located near the city of Split, Trogir is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. Tiny medieval streets enchant the tourists. The architecture is easily the perfect balance Romanesque and Gothic styles. Trogir is located on its territory spectacular Venetian Cathedral of St.. Lawrence, the town hall and the medieval fortress.
Often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea", Nesebar is a rich city. The ancient part of the city is located on the island and is connected to the mainland by a narrow artificial causeway. Nesebar is sometimes called the city with the highest number of churches per capita. This city is also a rich architectural heritage of the Orthodox East.
Flores is located on the shores of Lake Peten Itza. It is connected to the mainland by a causeway. For many tourists, the main reason to visit Flores - its proximity to the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal.
Male is the capital and most populous city in the Maldives. More than 100,000 people live on a small island. Since there is no surrounding area, the entire infrastructure must be located in the city. Water is supplied from the desalinated water in the ground, and the electricity generated in the city by using diesel generators.
Manhattan is one of the five boroughs of New York City. Manhattan is actually a city that includes many of the most famous attractions of New York. Today, Manhattan is one of the most densely populated island cities in the world, with a population of 1634795 inhabitants (2008) and the land area of 59, 47 km ² (22, 96 square miles).
The world-famous for its canals, Venice is built on an archipelago of 117 islands, which are connected by 455 bridges. In the old center, the channels perform the function of roads. The islands slowly sinking. During high tides in autumn and winter, the Piazza San Marco, the lowest part of the island, becomes totally flooded with water. Over the past 1,000 years, it has fallen by about 7 centimeters (2 and 8 inches) per century, and recent reports have stated that in the last century, Venice has decreased by about 24 centimeters (9, 4 inches).