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John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Tue May 8 15:22:56 BST 2012

Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:

> On Tue, 2012-05-08 at 12:05 +0200, Colin Smale wrote:
> > In general, the world considers a city to be a "very large town". In
> > the UK (and possibly other places) the concept of "city" has
> specific
> > connotations, namely the granting of Letters Patent by the Crown (a
> > cathedral is not a prerequisite, nor is it a guarantee of city
> status!
> > )
> That is very true, although I had assumed that on recieving a city
> charter a church is normally made a cathedral, but I guess that is my
> Leicestershire background getting in the way.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leicester#The_early_20th_century

In the USA, the official definition of what constitutes a city varies from state to state.  However, due to the US Constitution's requirement for the separation of church and state, there is no requirement anywhere for a city to have a cathedral.

John F. Eldredge --  john at jfeldredge.com
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