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allcities - Python library to access all the cities of the world with a population of at least 1000 inhabitants.

Project description


a Python library to work with all the cities of the world with a population of at least 1000 inhabitants.


This library was whipped up in an afternoon when I got a little carried away when I really needed something much simpler. It is not fully tested and will need revisiting/cleanup.


pip install allcities

Usage example

Usage of this library is quite simple.

from allcities import cities

results = cities.filter(name='Los Angeles')
for result in results:

cities is a set-like object that contains objects that represent cities. The above code will output:

<Santa Rosa los Angeles, 11, MX>
<Los Angeles, 10, MX>
<Los Angeles, CA, US>
<Los Angeles, 25, MX>
<Lake Los Angeles, CA, US>
<East Los Angeles, CA, US>
<Los Angeles, 13, PH>

You can chain/combine filters as follows:

results = cities.filter(name='Los Angeles').filter(country_code='US')
results2 = cities.filter(name='Los Angeles', country_code='US')
print(results == results2)
for result in results:

gives you

<Los Angeles, CA, US>
<East Los Angeles, CA, US>
<Lake Los Angeles, CA, US>

You can also filter on numeric properties. The syntax to do so is a comparison operator <, <=, ==, !=, >=, > followed by a numeric value.

results = cities.filter(elevation='>1000')
results2 = cities.filter(elevation='>1000').filter(elevation='<1500')

Gives you

<CitySet (1339)>
<CitySet (795)>

Each city object has properties that can be accessed normally or filtered on. You can also export a dictionary with the .dict property.


Here is the resulting dict

{'admin1_code': 'CA',
 'admin2_code': '037',
 'alternatenames': ['East Los Angeles',
                    'Este de Los Angeles',
                    'Este de Los Ángeles',
                    'Ist Los Andzeles',
                    'Orienta Losangeleso',
                    'Orienta Losanĝeleso',
                    'dong luo shan ji',
                    'ista lasa enjelsa',
                    'Ист Лос Анџелес',
                    'इस्ट लस एन्जेल्स',
 'asciiname': 'East Los Angeles',
 'country_code': 'US',
 'dem': 63,
 'elevation': 61,
 'feature_class': 'P',
 'feature_code': 'PPL',
 'geonameid': 5344994,
 'latitude': 34.0239,
 'longitude': -118.17202,
 'modification_date': '2011-05-14',
 'name': 'East Los Angeles',
 'population': 126496,
 'timezone': 'America/Los_Angeles'}


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details

Release History

  • 1.0.0
    • Initial Release


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