Cities

Choose a city and find out specific tips and advice to improve your safety when visiting.

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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  • Metz

    Metz is a quaint city in northeastern France. Its deep green trees help line the streets alongside the Moselle and Seville river. The Old Town is filled with history, from the cathedral, to the nearby museum. There is so much to explore in this scenic city.

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  • Nimes

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bilbao

    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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nashville

    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

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