Major Cities of The World

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This dataset lists cities which consists of above 15,000 inhabitants. Each city is associated with its country and sub-country to reduce the number of ambiguities. Subcountry can be the name of a state (eg in the United Kingdom or the United States of America) or the major administrative section (eg “region” in “France”).

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The GeoNames project is a free global geographical database.

The goal of GeoNames is to aggregate free data from various sources and make it available as a database or via a range of web services. The GeoNames gazetteer includes over 8.5 million toponyms for 6.5 million places with 2 million alternate names in up to 200 languages. The information for places covers coordinates, administrative divisions, postal codes, population, elevation, timezone amongst others. GeoNames aggregates data from national mapping agencies, national statistical offices, national postal services as well as the US Army.

GeoNames answers questions such as: where is a place? what are its coordinates? which region or province does the place belong to? what city or address is near a given GPS latitude/longitude? Users of GeoNames typically need the data or web services for travel, real estate, online communities, store locators, vehicle tracking, address verification or applications dealing somehow with geography or maps. In April 2007 GeoNames reported 15,000 downloads of the database and 30 million web service requests.

Date Created

2017

Last Modified

2017

Version

2017

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

N/A

Spatial Coverage

World

Source

John Snow Labs => GeoNames

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Geoname, Geoname ID, Geographical Names, Major Cities, World Cities, Geolocation

Other Titles

Major Cities of The World, Geoname IDs of Major Cities of The World, Major Cities of The World Above 15000 Inhabitants

Name Description Type Constraints
City_NameEnglish name of the citystring-
Country_NameCommon name of the country, in Englishstringrequired : 1
Subcountry_NameName of the major administrative areastring-
GeoName_IdID from geonamesnumberrequired : 1 level : Nominal
City_NameCountry_NameSubcountry_NameGeoName_Id
lmIranlm130802
ahEgyptShj347634
HtIraqAnbar95788
QomIranQom119208
strIranGln142676
bdnnIranlm145233
BaynKuwait285663
AlofiNiue4036284
MuTurkeyMu304081
ArTurkeyAr309647