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Cities around the world

How many cities are on Earth?

At the turn of the century in 2000, there were 371 cities with 1 million inhabitants or more worldwide. By 2018, the number of cities with at least 1 million inhabitants had grown to 548.

We are working hard to provide relevant and up to date safety information for all the cities across the world.

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  • Large bridge surrounded by greenery


    Located in southern France, Nîmes was a former outpost for the Roman Empire. This well-preserved commune, is packed with rich history and culture. There is so much to explore in this area.

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  • Sunset at a pier in Huelva


    A port city in southwestern Spain, lies a quaint town that houses 15th century monuments. Architecture and museums are a prominent feature of this city, defining its character and customs. There are so many interesting attractions to explore.

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  • Cliffs and blue water in Salou


    Salou is a resort town along Spain’s northeastern Costa Daurada, in the Tarragona province. There is so much to explore in this city, from water parks to museums. Coastal walks are also a popular activity, along with beach walks to watch the sunrise or sunset.

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  • A city at the base of the mountains


    Staggering architecture, a venerable dining scene and stunning landscapes just outside the city centre: Bilbao is one of the great treasures of the Basque Country.

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  • Valleys in the sunrise in Gran-Canaria

    Gran Canaria

    Gran Canaria is one of Spain’s Canary Islands. It offers a diverse trip, covering sandy beaches and mountain hills. There is so much to do. The Island offers plenty of adventurous activities, from water sports, to mountain climbing, there is always something new to explore.

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  • Benidorm at night


    Benidorm is one of Spain’s famous party scenes. As a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Spain, it belongs Costa Blanca. A popular holiday destination due to its beaches and vibrant bar culture, Benidorm has lots to offer. It’s most famous beach, Levante Beach is backed by palm-lined promenades, bars and rows of skyscrapers.

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  • Sunset over Ayres Rock with the moon above it

    Alice Springs

    Alice Springs, known as the Red Centre due to its landscapes, is a great way to explore Australia’s scenery. As a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory, it is a popular destination as it is the country’s interior desert region.

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  • Three people riding on a camel on the beach in Broome


    Broome is one of Western Australia’s natural beauties. As a beach resort town in Australia’s Kimberley region, it is popular for walking along the shoreline and watching the sunset. Most popular, Cable Beach offers a picturesque view and is home to some amazing wildlife.

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  • Surfers and beachgoers in Byron Bay

    Byron Bay

    Byron Bay is a coastal town in the southeastern Australian state of New South Wales. It’s a great family holiday destination, with glorious beaches that are known for surfing and scuba diving activities. Home to some of Australia’s wonderful wildlife, this town is must see.

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  • Large rock at the top of a hill in Townsville


    Townsville is a coastal city in northeastern Queensland. It’s close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, means that it is home to amazing visitor attractions. As a culturally rich city, there are opportunities to get a glimpse of Australia’s wildlife and marine life. A great spot for family adventures.

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  • Parked cars along a street in Miami


    Miami, the city that is known for its vibrant display of culture, is located in the Sunshine State of Florida. The city is home to an urban art scene and is famed for its nightlife at South Beach. It is a host for many exciting attractions, promoting diverse wildlife being situated between the Everglades and the Biscayne Bay.

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  • Outside a restaurant in Boston


    Boston, lined with museums, art and heritage, this city of Massachusetts is one to visit. Home to some of America’s most iconic heritage sites, Boston proves to be an educational guide to the country’s past. As a compact city, Boston is known as ‘America’s Walking City’

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  • Very busy street with flags on


    Nashville, famously known as the Music city, it is home to the dreamers of music and art. As the capital of Tennessee, Nashville has a long history that is shared in it’s museums and monuments.

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  • Seattle skyline with a mountain in the background


    Seattle, the city of Washington, has featured in multiple famous TV shows and films. This iconic city is famed for. Regarded as ‘Emerald City’ for its evergreen trees, this city holds character. Its market at Pike Place, is one of the longest-running farmers markets in America.

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  • Water flowing under a bridge in Newcastle


    Newcastle upon Tyne is a university city on the River Tyne in northeast England. Newcastle is a lively and diverse city, known for its nightlife, art, music and sports.

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  • People sat at the beach in Brighton


    Located on the south coast of England and positioned 47 miles south of London, Brighton is a seaside resort in the county of East Sussex. It is a constituent part of the city of Brighton and Hove, created from the formerly separate towns of Brighton and Hove.

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  • Old-style buildings in San Gimignano

    San Gimignano

    San Gimignano is an Italian hill town in Tuscany, southwest of Florence. Encircled by 13th-century walls, it is famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the other buildings offering an impressive view of the city from the surrounding valley.

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  • Quiet building in Turin


    Turin is the capital city of Piedmont in northern Italy, known for its refined architecture and cuisine. The Alps rise to the northwest of the city. The city has a rich culture and history, known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches and other venues.

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  • Boats docked up in Palma


    Palma is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca), in the western Mediterranean. Palma Airport serves over 29 million passengers per year and is a popular holiday destination for travellers.

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  • Palm trees along the beachfront in Darwin


    Darwin is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory and a former frontier outpost. It’s also a gateway to Kakadu National Park. Its popular waterfront area has several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park.

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For more country specific travel & safety information, please visit the Travel Aware website by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.