a city at the center of a metropolitan area.
- Also called core city.
- Compare inner city.
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How to use central city in a sentence
As an artist working for the last ten years, mostly in the central city of Mandalay, Chuu built up an international reputation for her expressive paintings of women.Myanmar's Artists Captured the Spirit of the Resistance. Now They're Continuing the Fight from Abroad | Suyin Haynes | June 23, 2021 | Time
Her central-city district contained a mix of tony enclaves and low-income minority neighborhoods.
Violence continues across Syria, with reports that the central city of Homs came under heavy shelling.
Days ago, Yingluck told the nation the central city would be spared serious flooding.
Never had the boys from central city seen anything quite like the water-front at Hoboken.The Secret Wireless | Lewis E. Theiss
The question now is not as to the existence or permanency of a central city on the shores of San Francisco bay.Some Cities and San Francisco and Resurgam | Hubert Howe Bancroft
Take Liverpool as a central city of the United Kingdom; it lies nearly on the 53rd parallel of north latitude.The Long White Cloud | William Pember Reeves
Wellington, the most central city of New Zealand, is not far from the 41st parallel of southern latitude.The Long White Cloud | William Pember Reeves
There is also a system of railways by which each town is placed in direct communication with central city.Garden Cities of To-Morrow | Ebenezer Howard