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Why "Greater" Toronto Rather Than "Great" Toronto"Greater Toronto" rather than "Great Toronto"

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Why "Greater" Toronto Rather Than "Great" Toronto

As we can see, many big cities have their names preceded by "Greater".

  Why not just "Great"? Does "Greater" indicate that the city is ambitious to expand itself?

But for country names such as Great Britain, why is "Greater" not used here? Just historical reasons?

Why "Greater Toronto" rather than "Great Toronto"

Many big cities have their names preceded by Greater. Why not just Great? Does Greater indicate that the city is ambitious to expand itself?

Why is Greater not used for country names such as Great Britain? Is it just due to historical reasons?

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As we can see, many big cities have their names preceded by "Greater".

Why not just "Great"? Does "Greater" indicate that the city is ambitious to expand itself?

But for country names such as Great Britain, why is "Greater" not used here? Just historical reasonreasons?

As we can see, many big cities have their names preceded by "Greater".

Why not just "Great"? Does "Greater" indicate that the city is ambitious to expand itself?

But for country names such as Great Britain, why is "Greater" not used here? Just historical reason?

As we can see, many big cities have their names preceded by "Greater".

Why not just "Great"? Does "Greater" indicate that the city is ambitious to expand itself?

But for country names such as Great Britain, why is "Greater" not used here? Just historical reasons?

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Why "Greater" Toronto Rather Than "Great" Toronto

As we can see, many big cities have their names preceded by "Greater".

Why not just "Great"? Does "Greater" indicate that the city is ambitious to expand itself?

But for country names such as Great Britain, why is "Greater" not used here? Just historical reason?