Metropolitan may refer to:

  • A metropolis
    A metropolis is a very large city or urban area which is a significant economic, political and cultural center for a country or region, and an important hub for regional or international connections and communications...

  • A metropolitan area
    Metropolitan area
    The term metropolitan area refers to a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing. A metropolitan area usually encompasses multiple jurisdictions and municipalities: neighborhoods, townships,...

  • A metropole
    The metropole, from the Greek Metropolis 'mother city' was the name given to the British metropolitan centre of the British Empire, i.e. the United Kingdom itself...

    , "mother country", or central part of a colonizing state
  • Metropolitan bishop
    Metropolitan bishop
    In Christian churches with episcopal polity, the rank of metropolitan bishop, or simply metropolitan, pertains to the diocesan bishop or archbishop of a metropolis; that is, the chief city of a historical Roman province, ecclesiastical province, or regional capital.Before the establishment of...

     or archbishop, leader of an ecclesiastical "mother see"
  • As a cognate, a rapid transit
    Rapid transit
    A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway, metro or metropolitan railway system is an electric passenger railway in an urban area with a high capacity and frequency, and grade separation from other traffic. Rapid transit systems are typically located either in underground tunnels or on...

     system in an urban area


  • Metropolitan borough
    Metropolitan borough
    A metropolitan borough is a type of local government district in England, and is a subdivision of a metropolitan county. Created in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, metropolitan boroughs are defined in English law as metropolitan districts, however all of them have been granted or regranted...

    , a form of local government district in England
  • Metropolitan county
    Metropolitan county
    The metropolitan counties are a type of county-level administrative division of England. There are six metropolitan counties, which each cover large urban areas, typically with populations of 1.2 to 2.8 million...

    , a type of county-level administrative division of England
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a renowned art museum in New York City. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is one of the...

    , in New York
  • Metropolitan Opera
    Metropolitan Opera
    The Metropolitan Opera is an opera company, located in New York City. Originally founded in 1880, the company gave its first performance on October 22, 1883. The company is operated by the non-profit Metropolitan Opera Association, with Peter Gelb as general manager...

    , in New York
  • Metropolitan France
    Metropolitan France
    Metropolitan France is the part of France located in Europe. It can also be described as mainland France or as the French mainland and the island of Corsica...

    , the part of France located in Europe


  • Metropolitan Line
    Metropolitan Line
    The Metropolitan line is part of the London Underground. It is coloured in Transport for London's Corporate Magenta on the Tube map and in other branding. It was the first underground railway in the world, opening as the Metropolitan Railway on 10 January 1863...

    , a London Underground route
  • Paris Métro
    Paris Métro
    The Paris Métro or Métropolitain is the rapid transit metro system in Paris, France. It has become a symbol of the city, noted for its density within the city limits and its uniform architecture influenced by Art Nouveau. The network's sixteen lines are mostly underground and run to 214 km ...

    , a rapid transit system in Paris, France


  • Leeds Metropolitan University
    Leeds Metropolitan University
    Leeds Metropolitan University is a British University with three campuses. Two are situated in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England while the third is situated in Bhopal, India...

    , United Kingdom
  • London Metropolitan University
    London Metropolitan University
    London Metropolitan University , located in London, England, was formed on 1 August 2002 by the amalgamation of the University of North London and the London Guildhall University . The University has campuses in the City of London and in the London Borough of Islington.The University operates its...

    , United Kingdom
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver
    Metropolitan State College of Denver
    The Metropolitan State College of Denver is a four-year college and now offers certain Graduate programs located in Denver, Colorado, United States. As of 2009, Metro State had the second-largest enrollment of undergraduates of any college in Colorado...

    , United States
  • The Metropolitan
    The Metropolitan (newspaper)
    The Metropolitan, or The Met as it is commonly called, is the school newspaper of Metropolitan State College of Denver. It has a weekly press run of 5,000 copies, which are distributed every Thursday to more than 60 locations across the Auraria Campus and select locations in downtown Denver...

    , the college newspaper
  • Metropolitan State University
    Metropolitan State University
    Metropolitan State University is a four-year public university located in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, United States. It is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.-History:...

    , in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Manchester Metropolitan University is a university in North West England. Its headquarters and central campus is in the city of Manchester, but there are outlying facilities in the county of Cheshire. It is the third largest university in the United Kingdom in terms of student numbers, behind the...

    , United Kingdom
  • Swansea Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Media and entertainment

  • Metropolitan (film)
    Metropolitan (film)
    Metropolitan is the first film by director and screenwriter Whit Stillman. It received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.-Synopsis:...

    , a 1990 movie directed by Whit Stillman
  • Metropolitan (1935 film)
    Metropolitan (1935 film)
    Metropolitan is a 1935 back-stage drama film interlaced with songs and musical segments from opera.Directed by Ryszard Bolesławski , it featured the famous baritone Lawrence Tibbett , with Virginia Bruce as his leading lady...

    , a movie directed by Richard Boleslawski
  • Metropolitan (novel), a science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams
  • Seattle Metropolitan
    Seattle Metropolitan
    Seattle Metropolitan, or Seattle Met, is a monthly, local magazine for Seattle, Washington. Its first issue was published in March 2006 and features reporting and feature articles on Seattle events, people, dining and restaurants, popular places and attractions.-Staff:Editor-in-chief Katherine...

    , a local interest magazine published in Seattle, Washington
  • Transmetropolitan
    Transmetropolitan is a cyberpunk comic book series written by Warren Ellis with art by Darick Robertson and published by DC Comics. The series was originally part of the short-lived DC Comics imprint Helix, but upon the end of the book's first year the series was moved to the Vertigo imprint as DC...

    , a comic book series
  • Metropolitan (band), an indie rock group from Washington, D.C.
  • "Metropolitan," a song by Nemo


  • Metro Cammell
    Metro Cammell
    The Metropolitan Cammell Carriage and Wagon Company was a Birmingham, England based manufacturer of railway carriages and wagons, based in Saltley and subsequently Washwood Heath....

    —the "Metropolitan Cammell Carriage and Wagon Company"
  • Metropolitan-Vickers
    Metropolitan-Vickers, Metrovick, or Metrovicks, was a British heavy electrical engineering company of the early-to-mid 20th century formerly known as British Westinghouse. Highly diversified, they were particularly well known for their industrial electrical equipment such as generators, steam...

    , a British heavy electrical engineering company
  • Metropolitan area network
    Metropolitan area network
    A metropolitan area network is a computer network that usually spans a city or a large campus. A MAN usually interconnects a number of local area networks using a high-capacity backbone technology, such as fiber-optical links, and provides up-link services to wide area networks and the...

    , a city-spanning computer network
  • Nash Metropolitan
    Nash Metropolitan
    The Nash Metropolitan is a car that was sold, initially only in the United States and Canada, from 1954–1962.It conforms to two classes of vehicle: economy car and subcompact car. In today’s terminology the Metropolitan is a “subcompact”, but this category had not yet come into use when the car was...

    , an automobile
  • Metropolitan Special
    Metropolitan Special
    The Metropolitan Special was the workhorse passenger train of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad during the 1920s–1960s between New York City and St. Louis, Missouri, with major station stops in Washington, D.C., and Cincinnati, Ohio. The New York station was actually in Jersey City, New...

    , a named train of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
  • Scania Metropolitan
    Scania Metropolitan
    The Scania Metropolitan was the first double decker bus model built jointly by MCW and Scania division of Saab-Scania. It was built between 1973 and 1978.It was also the second bus model jointly built by these two companies...

    , double decker bus
  • Metropolitan (train)
    Metropolitan (train)
    The Metropolitan was a premium train service operated by Deutsche Bahn AG between Cologne and Hamburg in Germany....

    , a premium train service in Germany that operated between August 1999 and December 2004
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