City of eastern New York state
2. Ancient city northwest of
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is a city in the American state of New York, and the county seat
of Oneida County.
The current mayor of Utica is David Roefaro. The City of Utica is
situated within the region referred to as the Mohawk Valley and
the Leatherstocking Region in Central New York State. Utica has
an extensive park system, with winter and summer sports
facilities. Utica and the neighboring city of Rome are principal
cities of the Utica–Rome, New York Metropolitan Statistical
Area, which includes Oneida and Herkimer counties.
south on Utica's Genesee Street
many industrial towns and cities in the northeastern Rust Belt,
Utica has experienced a major reduction in manufacturing activity
in the past several decades, and is in serious financial trouble;
many public services have been curtailed to save money. Suburbs
in Utica have begun to experience suburban sprawl; this is common
in many Upstate New York cities, which are suffering from what
the Sierra Club termed "sprawl without growth,"
although recently notable efforts have been made to revitalize
the Downtown and Oneida Square areas of Utica by planning the
construction of quality apartment housing.
"The Simpsons" episode from season 5 titled
"$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love
Legalized Gambling)", Grampa watches an old newsreel of
Springfield's early period of prosperity. The newsreel ends with
the narrator declaring, "So watch out, Utica, Springfield is
a City on...the Grow!"
is an ancient city northwest of Carthage near the outflow of the
Medjerda River into the Mediterranean Sea, traditionally
considered to be the first colony founded by the Phoenicians in
Today, Utica no longer exists, and its remains are located not on
the coast where it once lay, but further inland because the
Medjerda River caused the silting over of its original port.
ruins of Utica
was founded as a port located on the trade route leading to the
Straits of Gibraltar and the Atlantic, thus facilitating
Phoenician trade in the Mediterranean. The actual founding date
of Utica is controversial. Several classical authors date its
foundation around 1100 BC. The archaeological evidence, however,
suggests a foundation no earlier than the eighth century BC.
Although Carthage was later founded about 40 km. from Utica,
records suggest “that until 540 BC Utica was still
maintaining political and economic autonomy in relation to its
powerful Carthaginian neighbor”. By the fourth century BC,
Utica came under Punic control but continued to exist as a
privileged ally of Carthage.
AD 439, the Vandals captured Utica, in AD 534 the Byzantines
captured it once more, and the Arabs were responsible for its
ultimate destruction around AD 700. "Excavations at the site
have yielded two Punic cemeteries and Roman ruins, including
baths and a villa with mosaics".
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