White City

London was known as the White City c. 1420. The name came from the almost universal use of lime-wash (a preservative) on the outside of buildings. The White Tower was aptly named. Indeed care for its exterior was such that gutters collecting rainwater were designed to ensure rain did not splash out of them, spoiling the whiteness of its great walls.

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  • White City — may refer to one of the following:Australia* White City Woodville, a football club from the South Australian Super League * White City Football Club, a football club from the NSW Conference League South * White City railway station, Melbourne, a… …   Wikipedia

  • White City — White City, FL U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida Population (2000): 4221 Housing Units (2000): 1662 Land area (2000): 7.061900 sq. miles (18.290237 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.061900… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • White City — ist ein Stadtteil des London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham White City Stadium, ehemaliges Stadion daselbst White City (London Underground), Bahnstation daselbst ein Ort in England, siehe White City (Colchester) ein Ort in Kanada: White City… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • White City, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 518 Housing Units (2000): 253 Land area (2000): 1.244261 sq. miles (3.222622 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.244261 sq. miles (3.222622 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • White City, FL — U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida Population (2000): 4221 Housing Units (2000): 1662 Land area (2000): 7.061900 sq. miles (18.290237 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.061900 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • White City, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 221 Housing Units (2000): 103 Land area (2000): 1.215129 sq. miles (3.147169 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.215129 sq. miles (3.147169 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • White City, OR — U.S. Census Designated Place in Oregon Population (2000): 5466 Housing Units (2000): 1841 Land area (2000): 1.849095 sq. miles (4.789133 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.849095 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • White City, UT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Utah Population (2000): 5988 Housing Units (2000): 1834 Land area (2000): 0.866253 sq. miles (2.243584 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.866253 sq. miles (2.243584 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • White City — [White City] an area of north west London, England, where there used to be a famous sports ↑stadium. The Olympic Games took place there in 1908, and for most of the 20th century it was a well known ↑stadium for ↑greyhound racing. It was destroyed …   Useful english dictionary

  • White City — Ville blanche Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Ville blanche ou Cité blanche (ou White City en anglais) peut faire référence à différentes choses : Sommaire 1 Ville Blanche 1.1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • White City — 1 Original name in latin White City Name in other language State code CA Continent/City America/Regina longitude 50.43338 latitude 104.36778 altitude 606 Population 1813 Date 2006 01 22 2 Original name in latin White City Name in other language… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

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