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Are Mesopotamia and Babylon the identical factor?

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In world historical past class, college students usually be taught that human civilization arose in Mesopotamia — the so-called “Fertile Crescent” — and in the identical breath, many lecturers dive into the historical past of Babylon. However are Mesopotamia and Babylon the identical factor?

The reply is not any, they aren’t the identical; in brief, Mesopotamia is a area, and Babylon was an historical metropolis (and later the middle of an empire) inside that area. 

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