The world’s oldest continuously inhabited city is ?

(1) Jerusalem
(2) Baghdad
(3) Istanbul
(4) Damascus

Correct Answer : (4) Damascus is often claimed to be the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city.

Explanation :

Scholars have long argued over which city is the world’s oldest. But the loss of archaeological evidence to time and destruction and the imprecise nature of dating ancient artifacts makes tracing a city to its founding challenging.

However, among above, Damascus is often claimed to be the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, and evidence exists of a settlement in the wider Barada basin dating back to 9000 BC.

However, within the area of Damascus, there is no evidence for large-scale settlement until the 2nd millennium BC.

Hence, it has been continuously inhabited since the Chalcolithic period and considered as the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city.

Further, Jericho, West Bank, is also believed to be the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city on Earth.

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