It should not be confused with a consolidated city-county[?], which is both a city and a county under the laws of the State (such as Denver, Colorado).
It should also not be confused with a city-state, a city that is fully independent and part of no other nation. (such as Singapore)
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, all cities are by law independent cities. In other states, they are relatively rare.
List of independent cities: (partial, add as known)
... of Peru, and later that of La Plata.
Struggle for independence began in 1809, but it remained part of Spain until 1825, when it was liberated by Simon Bolivár, ...
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