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megalopolis

A densely populated urban area that sprawls across two or more large, independent cities. The photo is a nighttime satellite image showing population concentrations in megalopolis areas in the United States.

Examples include the Bos-Wash megalopolis from Boston to Washington,D.C., with an estimated population in excess of 41 million people; Chi-Pitts from Chicago to Pittsburgh; and San- San from San Francisco to San Diego. The largest megalopolis in the world is the 1,200-mile Taiheiyo Belt in Japan.

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Megapolis is therefore a valuable addition to the family-oriented facilities that are planned for the island."
Megapolis, with a direct store delivery system reaching over 150,000 points of sale, handles some 70% of the Russian cigarettes distribution market.
15 June 2011 - Russian major tobacco distributor Megapolis has reportedly hired Credit Suisse (VTX:CSGN), JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM), Deutsche Bank (ETR:DBK), Renaissance Capital, Troika Dialog and Sberbank (MCX:SBER03) to arrange its proposed listing on the bourse in London.
7 June 2011 - Stockholm-listed free-daily publisher Metro International SA (STO: MTRO SDB A) announced today the sale of its Hungarian operations to Megapolis Media Inc for EUR700,000.
During its existence, the urban construct undergoes the following inevitable stages of evolution: those of the eopolis, polis, metropolis, megapolis, tiranopolis, and necropolis (donskis 1993).
In an interview with the private news channel NTV, Guler said that a large-scale operation was launched in the Turkish megapolis overnight against illegal organizations and police raided nearly 60 hideouts.
In a voice that is completely assured of itself, Farzana Doctor weaves a tale of new and old immigrants in the impersonal and impervious megapolis that is Toronto.
The American banking company and Warburg Pincus are in talks with India-based Ansal API to pick up a 15% stake in Ansal API's Dadri Megapolis project.
"They may have to replace Megapolis, which is very strong and has a huge experience working with relatively cheap products.
Megapolis scale centres and experimental structural systems, from Frei Otto cables and nets, to Ulrich Muther and Gerhard Lehmann's concrete shell hyperbolic paraboloids, show an equal enthusiasm for the Modernist zeitgeist regardless of political ideology.
The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development said that the Kerawalapitiya dumping site was used as a temporary alternative to address the garbage issue in Colombo.
The studio was built in 1958 on the 15 acre land parcel in the Jogeshwari area of the megapolis.