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Populated Places

City and town points, from Tokyo to Cairo


Point symbols with name attributes. Includes all admin-0 capitals and some other major cities. We favor regional significance over population census in determining our selection of places. Use the scale rankings to filter the number of towns that appear on your map.

LandScan derived population estimates are provided for 90% of our cities. Those lacking population estimates are often in sparsely inhabited areas. We provide a range of population values that account for the total “metropolitan” population rather than it’s administrative boundary population. Use the PopMax column to size your town labels.



Use the following selection statement to derive this theme from the 10m populated places:

“SCALERANK” <= 1 Or "FEATURECLA" = 'Admin-0 capital' Or "FEATURECLA" = 'Admin-0 capital alt' Issues

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