The World’s 20 oldest Cities [Only One Is In Africa]

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The 20 oldest and longest continually-inhabited places in the world as compiled by MSN are:

1. Varanasi, India: The earliest inhabitants settled in 1,000 BC.
2. Cádiz, Spain: The earliest inhabitants settled in 1,100 BC.

3. Thebes, Greece: The earliest inhabitants settled in 1,400 BC.

4. Larnaca, Cyprus: The earliest inhabitants settled in 1,400 BC.

5. Athens, Greece: The ancient home of philosophy and the birthplace of Western civilisation, Athens has been continuously inhabited for at least 7,000 years.

6. Balkh, Afghanistan: The earliest inhabitants settled in 1,500 BC.

7. Kirkuk, Iraq: The earliest inhabitants settled in 2,200 BC.

8. Arbil, Iraq: The earliest inhabitants settled in 2,300 BC.

9. Tyre, Lebanon: The earliest inhabitants settled in 2,750 BC.

10. Jerusalem, Middle East: The earliest inhabitants settled in 2,800 BC.

11. Beirut, Lebanon: The earliest inhabitants settled in 3,000 BC.

12. Gaziantep, Turkey: The earliest inhabitants settled in 3,650 BC.

13. Plovdiv, Bulgaria: The earliest inhabitants settled in 4,000 BC.

14. Sidon, Lebanon: The earliest inhabitants settled in 4,000.

15. Faiyum, Egypt: The earliest inhabitants settled in 4,000 BC.

16. Susa, Iran: The earliest inhabitants settled in 4,200 BC.

17. Damascus, Syria: The earliest inhabitants settled in 4,300 BC.

18. Aleppo, Syria: The earliest inhabitants settled in 4,300 BC.

19. Byblos, Lebanon: The earliest inhabitants settled in 5,000 BC.

20. Jericho, Palestinian Territories: The earliest inhabitants settled in 9,000 BC. Fortifications unearthed in Jericho dating back to 6,800 BC confirm that it is the earliest known walled city

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