Most popular cities in April 2020

The international top 20 cities includes: Brooklyn, New York City, Singapore, Wuhan, Hong Kong, London, Washington, D.C., Paris, Los Angeles, Moscow, Vatican City, Saint Petersburg, Tokyo, Rome, Berlin, Chicago, Seoul, Monaco, Madrid and San Francisco.

Briefly about the method

Wikipedia currently has over 53 million articles in over 300 languages. Despite the impressive number of articles, not all topics can be written in this free encyclopedia. At the same time, the community of each language version has the ability to decide which topic can be described in the encyclopedia, and which is not (for example, article must be notable). In addition, each language version can describe the same topic in its own way – it all depends on the number and experience of interested authors (Wikipedia users who edit articles).

Almost every Wikipedia article has an alignment to certain categories. Additionally, based on the content, you can specify the subject of the article – for example, using semantic relations on Wikidata or DBpedia. More details on the automatic classification process can be found in various scholarly papers (e.g. for articles or sources).

This article selected the most-developed language versions of Wikipedia with more than 1 million articles, including English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish and other. After the classification of articles, only those that are dedicated to individual cities. As a result for English Wikipedia 25359 articles about cities were found, for Spanish – 23277 cities, for Polish – 22771 cities, for Italian – 22601 cities, for French – 21671 cities, for Portuguese – 19606 cities, for Arabic – 19149 cities, for Chinese – 18217 cities, for German – 16376 cities, for Russian – 14560 cities and for Japanese – 7489 cities.

As mentioned earlier, every Wikipedia article can have different language versions, so we can find out different names of the same object (city). Using open data on Wikipedia article views we can find out how many times a given article has been viewed on specific days. After collecting data for viewing all Wikipedia articles on cities in the appropriate language versions April 2020 ranking of the most popular was made. First, the positions of cities in the ranking are shown, which were obtained by adding up the page views from different language versions for a given city. Later, the most popular cities are shown for only one language version of Wikipedia.

Recently we observed that visitors number for some articles was “overclocked” in some periods of time. Therefore, we decide to provide additional modification of the pageview statistics for such cases and change this number (usually by reduction). Fairness of statistics for each article in selected language version in selected months can be assessed using such indicators as: number of the edits and authors, page protection, the rate of citation increasing of the article, popularity statistics of related keywords (phrases) in Google Trends and others.

1st place – Brooklyn

Brooklyn – borough of New York City, New York, United States, in April 2020 the city was on the 1st place in English, on the 94th place in French, on the 104th place in Russian, on the 144th place in Portuguese, on the 153rd place in Italian, on the 155th place in Chinese, on the 176th place in Spanish, on the 216th place in German, on the 220th place in Polish, on the 259th place in Arabic and on the 286th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

2nd place – New York City

New York City – largest city in the United States, in April 2020 the city was on the 1st place in Spanish, on the 2nd place in German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, on the 3rd place in Portuguese, Russian, on the 4th place in Chinese and on the 11th place in Arabic Wikipedia.

3rd place – Singapore

Singapore – sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia, in April 2020 the city was on the 1st place in Chinese, on the 3rd place in English, French, on the 4th place in Spanish, Japanese, Russian, on the 5th place in German, Portuguese, on the 7th place in Arabic, on the 10th place in Polish and on the 12th place in Italian Wikipedia.

4th place – Wuhan

Wuhan – capital city of Hubei Province, China, in April 2020 the city was on the 2nd place in Spanish, on the 3rd place in Japanese, Chinese, on the 4th place in English, on the 5th place in French, Russian, on the 7th place in German, Portuguese, on the 8th place in Italian, on the 11th place in Polish and on the 14th place in Arabic Wikipedia.

5th place – Hong Kong

Hong Kong – Special administrative region of China, in April 2020 the city was on the 2nd place in Chinese, on the 5th place in English, on the 6th place in French, on the 7th place in Russian, on the 8th place in Spanish, Portuguese, on the 10th place in Japanese, on the 13th place in German, on the 14th place in Italian, on the 16th place in Arabic and on the 20th place in Polish Wikipedia.

6th place – London

London – capital and largest city of the United Kingdom, in April 2020 the city was on the 6th place in Italian, Polish, on the 7th place in English, on the 10th place in French, on the 11th place in German, Russian, on the 13th place in Spanish, on the 17th place in Portuguese, on the 28th place in Arabic, on the 29th place in Japanese and on the 33rd place in Chinese Wikipedia.

7th place – Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. – capital city of the United States, in April 2020 the city was on the 6th place in English, on the 9th place in Japanese, on the 14th place in German, on the 15th place in Spanish, French, Russian, on the 18th place in Italian, on the 19th place in Chinese, on the 25th place in Polish, Portuguese and on the 26th place in Arabic Wikipedia.

8th place – Paris

Paris – capital and largest city of France, in April 2020 the city was on the 1st place in French, on the 5th place in Polish, on the 9th place in Italian, on the 10th place in German, on the 12th place in Spanish, on the 14th place in English, on the 18th place in Portuguese, on the 21st place in Russian, on the 27th place in Arabic, on the 47th place in Japanese and Chinese Wikipedia.

9th place – Los Angeles

Los Angeles – county seat of Los Angeles County, California; second largest city in the United States by population, in April 2020 the city was on the 8th place in English, on the 13th place in French, on the 15th place in German, Italian, on the 16th place in Polish, Russian, on the 18th place in Spanish, on the 20th place in Chinese, on the 22nd place in Japanese, on the 29th place in Portuguese and on the 55th place in Arabic Wikipedia.

10th place – Moscow

Moscow – capital and most populous city of Russia, in April 2020 the city was on the 1st place in Russian, on the 17th place in Polish, on the 26th place in German, on the 36th place in English, Italian, on the 37th place in French, on the 50th place in Spanish, on the 53rd place in Chinese, on the 75th place in Portuguese, on the 80th place in Arabic and on the 90th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

11th place – Vatican City

Vatican City – independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy under the sovereignty of the Holy See; world’s smallest sovereign state, in April 2020 the city was on the 9th place in Chinese, on the 10th place in Spanish, Italian, Russian, on the 12th place in Polish, on the 14th place in Japanese, on the 15th place in Arabic, English, Portuguese, on the 16th place in German and French Wikipedia.

12th place – Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg – federal city in and former capital of Russia, in April 2020 the city was on the 2nd place in Russian, on the 12th place in French, on the 22nd place in Polish, on the 25th place in Japanese, on the 29th place in German, English, Italian, on the 34th place in Spanish, on the 50th place in Chinese, on the 84th place in Portuguese and on the 91st place in Arabic Wikipedia.

13th place – Tokyo

Tokyo – Capital of Japan, in April 2020 the city was on the 1st place in Japanese, on the 13th place in English, on the 18th place in French, on the 22nd place in Spanish, Italian, on the 28th place in Chinese, on the 29th place in Polish, Russian, on the 32nd place in Portuguese, on the 68th place in Arabic and on the 968th place in German Wikipedia.

14th place – Rome

Rome – capital and largest city of Italy, in April 2020 the city was on the 1st place in Italian, on the 11th place in Spanish, on the 12th place in German, Russian, on the 13th place in Polish, on the 14th place in French, on the 21st place in Portuguese, on the 27th place in English, on the 32nd place in Chinese, on the 38th place in Arabic and on the 59th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

15th place – Berlin

Berlin – capital and largest city of Germany, in April 2020 the city was on the 1st place in German, on the 14th place in Polish, on the 19th place in Italian, on the 23rd place in French, Russian, on the 29th place in Spanish, on the 30th place in English, on the 57th place in Portuguese, on the 71st place in Japanese, on the 73rd place in Arabic and on the 80th place in Chinese Wikipedia.

16th place – Chicago

Chicago – city and county seat of Cook County, Illinois, United States, in April 2020 the city was on the 10th place in English, on the 28th place in French, on the 31st place in Italian, on the 34th place in Polish, Chinese, on the 36th place in German, on the 38th place in Russian, on the 44th place in Spanish, on the 45th place in Japanese, on the 49th place in Portuguese and on the 90th place in Arabic Wikipedia.

17th place – Seoul

Seoul – capital city of South Korea, in April 2020 the city was on the 9th place in English, on the 14th place in Chinese, on the 44th place in Japanese, on the 52nd place in German, on the 75th place in French, on the 79th place in Russian, on the 82nd place in Spanish, on the 88th place in Italian, on the 114th place in Portuguese, on the 125th place in Polish and on the 136th place in Arabic Wikipedia.

18th place – Monaco

Monaco – sovereign city-state on the French Riviera, in April 2020 the city was on the 7th place in French, on the 14th place in Portuguese, on the 16th place in Chinese, on the 19th place in English, on the 20th place in Spanish, Russian, on the 24th place in Japanese, Polish, on the 25th place in Italian, on the 27th place in German and on the 37th place in Arabic Wikipedia.

19th place – Madrid

Madrid – capital and largest city of Spain, in April 2020 the city was on the 5th place in Spanish, on the 12th place in English, on the 28th place in Italian, on the 32nd place in French, on the 47th place in Polish, on the 51st place in Portuguese, on the 88th place in German, on the 91st place in Russian, on the 130th place in Arabic, on the 145th place in Chinese and on the 361st place in Japanese Wikipedia.

20th place – San Francisco

San Francisco – consolidated city-county in California, United States, in April 2020 the city was on the 11th place in English, on the 26th place in Chinese, on the 33rd place in French, on the 35th place in Russian, on the 45th place in Italian, on the 48th place in German, on the 66th place in Spanish, on the 78th place in Japanese, Portuguese, on the 80th place in Polish and on the 116th place in Arabic Wikipedia.

The most popular cities in Arabic Wikipedia

  1. Luxor – city in Egypt
  2. Sharm el-Sheikh – city in Egypt
  3. Alexandria – second largest city in Egypt
  4. Cairo – capital city of Egypt
  5. Jerusalem – ancient city in the Judean Mountains
  6. Aswan – Egyptian city
  7. Singapore – sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia
  8. Mecca – Saudi Arabian city and capital of the Makkah province
  9. Hurghada – city in Egypt
  10. Riyadh – capital of Saudi Arabia
  11. New York City – largest city in the United States
  12. Medina – Saudi Arabian city
  13. Constantinople – capital city of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire, the Latin and the Ottoman Empire
  14. Wuhan – capital city of Hubei Province, China
  15. Vatican City – independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy under the sovereignty of the Holy See; world’s smallest sovereign state
  16. Hong Kong – Special administrative region of China
  17. Damascus – capital of Syria
  18. Petra – city in southern Jordan
  19. Jeddah – city in western Saudi Arabia
  20. Istanbul – largest city in Turkey

The most popular cities in Chinese Wikipedia

  1. Singapore – sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia
  2. Hong Kong – Special administrative region of China
  3. Wuhan – capital city of Hubei Province, China
  4. New York City – largest city in the United States
  5. Shanghai – municipality of China
  6. Beijing – capital of China
  7. Taipei – capital of Taiwan
  8. Macau – Special Administrative Region of China
  9. Vatican City – independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy under the sovereignty of the Holy See; world’s smallest sovereign state
  10. Kaohsiung – A special municipality of Taiwan
  11. Shenzhen – prefecture-level city in Guangdong, China
  12. Guangzhou – capital city of Guangdong Province, China
  13. Taoyuan City – city in Taiwan
  14. Seoul – capital city of South Korea
  15. Taichung – city in Taiwan
  16. Monaco – sovereign city-state on the French Riviera
  17. Chongqing – municipality of China
  18. Vladivostok – Russian city and the administrative center of Primorsky Krai
  19. Washington, D.C. – capital city of the United States
  20. Los Angeles – county seat of Los Angeles County, California; second largest city in the United States by population

The most popular cities in English Wikipedia

  1. Brooklyn – borough of New York City, New York, United States
  2. New York City – largest city in the United States
  3. Singapore – sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia
  4. Wuhan – capital city of Hubei Province, China
  5. Hong Kong – Special administrative region of China
  6. Washington, D.C. – capital city of the United States
  7. London – capital and largest city of the United Kingdom
  8. Los Angeles – county seat of Los Angeles County, California; second largest city in the United States by population
  9. Seoul – capital city of South Korea
  10. Chicago – city and county seat of Cook County, Illinois, United States
  11. San Francisco – consolidated city-county in California, United States
  12. Madrid – capital and largest city of Spain
  13. Tokyo – Capital of Japan
  14. Paris – capital and largest city of France
  15. Vatican City – independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy under the sovereignty of the Holy See; world’s smallest sovereign state
  16. Geneva – city in Switzerland and capital of its canton
  17. Mumbai – capital city and district in Maharashtra, India
  18. Boston – city in and state capital of Massachusetts, United States
  19. Monaco – sovereign city-state on the French Riviera
  20. Seattle – city in Washington, United States; county seat of King County

The most popular cities in French Wikipedia

  1. Paris – capital and largest city of France
  2. New York City – largest city in the United States
  3. Singapore – sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia
  4. Marseille – commune in Bouches-du-Rhône, the second largest city of France
  5. Wuhan – capital city of Hubei Province, China
  6. Hong Kong – Special administrative region of China
  7. Monaco – sovereign city-state on the French Riviera
  8. Algiers – capital city of Algeria
  9. Montreal – largest city in Quebec, Canada
  10. London – capital and largest city of the United Kingdom
  11. Calais – commune in Pas-de-Calais, France
  12. Saint Petersburg – federal city in and former capital of Russia
  13. Los Angeles – county seat of Los Angeles County, California; second largest city in the United States by population
  14. Rome – capital and largest city of Italy
  15. Washington, D.C. – capital city of the United States
  16. Vatican City – independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy under the sovereignty of the Holy See; world’s smallest sovereign state
  17. Strasbourg – capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France
  18. Tokyo – Capital of Japan
  19. Troy – Homeric ancient city in northwest Asia Minor
  20. Livorno – city in Italy

The most popular cities in German Wikipedia

  1. Berlin – capital and largest city of Germany
  2. New York City – largest city in the United States
  3. Hamburg – city and federal state in Germany
  4. Munich – city in Bavaria, Germany
  5. Singapore – sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia
  6. Vienna – capital and one of nine States of Austria
  7. Wuhan – capital city of Hubei Province, China
  8. Frankfurt am Main – city in Hesse, Germany
  9. Cologne – city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  10. Paris – capital and largest city of France
  11. London – capital and largest city of the United Kingdom
  12. Rome – capital and largest city of Italy
  13. Hong Kong – Special administrative region of China
  14. Washington, D.C. – capital city of the United States
  15. Los Angeles – county seat of Los Angeles County, California; second largest city in the United States by population
  16. Vatican City – independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy under the sovereignty of the Holy See; world’s smallest sovereign state
  17. Leipzig – city in Saxony, Germany
  18. Stuttgart – capital city of German federated state Baden-Württemberg
  19. Dresden – capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany
  20. Nuremberg – city in the German state of Bavaria

The most popular cities in Italian Wikipedia

  1. Rome – capital and largest city of Italy
  2. New York City – largest city in the United States
  3. Milan – major city in Italy
  4. Naples – city in Campania, Italy
  5. Florence – Italian city, located in Tuscany
  6. London – capital and largest city of the United Kingdom
  7. Venice – city in northeastern Italy situated on a group of 118 small islands
  8. Wuhan – capital city of Hubei Province, China
  9. Paris – capital and largest city of France
  10. Vatican City – independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy under the sovereignty of the Holy See; world’s smallest sovereign state
  11. Turin – city and commune in Italy
  12. Singapore – sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia
  13. Bergamo – comune in Lombardy, Italy
  14. Hong Kong – Special administrative region of China
  15. Los Angeles – county seat of Los Angeles County, California; second largest city in the United States by population
  16. Bologna – city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  17. Republic of Venice – former state in in Northeastern Italy (697–1797)
  18. Washington, D.C. – capital city of the United States
  19. Berlin – capital and largest city of Germany
  20. Genoa – Italian city

The most popular cities in Japanese Wikipedia

  1. Tokyo – Capital of Japan
  2. New York City – largest city in the United States
  3. Wuhan – capital city of Hubei Province, China
  4. Singapore – sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia
  5. Higashimurayama – city in Tokyo, Japan
  6. Ōsaka – city in Japan
  7. Yokohama – Designated city in Kantō, Japan
  8. Nagoya – city in Japan
  9. Washington, D.C. – capital city of the United States
  10. Hong Kong – Special administrative region of China
  11. Fukuoka – capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  12. Sapporo – city on Hokkaido, Japan
  13. Kyoto – city in Japan
  14. Vatican City – independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy under the sovereignty of the Holy See; world’s smallest sovereign state
  15. Kōbe – capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture, Honshū, Japan
  16. Tokyo – the 23 wards in the Eastern part of Tokyo prefecture, Japan that used to form a single city
  17. Saitama – city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  18. Kawasaki – city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  19. Sendai – city in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  20. Kitakyūshū – city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan

The most popular cities in Polish Wikipedia

  1. Warsaw – capital and largest city of Poland
  2. New York City – largest city in the United States
  3. Kraków – city in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland
  4. Wrocław – city in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
  5. Paris – capital and largest city of France
  6. London – capital and largest city of the United Kingdom
  7. Gdańsk – main city in Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
  8. Łódź – city in Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
  9. Poznań – city in Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland
  10. Singapore – sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia
  11. Wuhan – capital city of Hubei Province, China
  12. Vatican City – independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy under the sovereignty of the Holy See; world’s smallest sovereign state
  13. Rome – capital and largest city of Italy
  14. Berlin – capital and largest city of Germany
  15. Bydgoszcz – city in north-central Poland
  16. Los Angeles – county seat of Los Angeles County, California; second largest city in the United States by population
  17. Moscow – capital and most populous city of Russia
  18. Szczecin – capital city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
  19. Katowice – city in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
  20. Hong Kong – Special administrative region of China

The most popular cities in Portuguese Wikipedia

  1. São Paulo – largest city in Brazil
  2. Rio de Janeiro – city of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  3. New York City – largest city in the United States
  4. Brasília – capital city of Brazil
  5. Singapore – sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia
  6. Lisbon – capital city of Portugal
  7. Wuhan – capital city of Hubei Province, China
  8. Hong Kong – Special administrative region of China
  9. Curitiba – capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná
  10. Macau – Special Administrative Region of China
  11. Porto – municipality and city in Portugal
  12. Belo Horizonte – capital city of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  13. Manaus – city in Amazonas federated state, Brazil
  14. Monaco – sovereign city-state on the French Riviera
  15. Vatican City – independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy under the sovereignty of the Holy See; world’s smallest sovereign state
  16. Porto Alegre – capital and largest city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul
  17. London – capital and largest city of the United Kingdom
  18. Paris – capital and largest city of France
  19. Jerusalem – ancient city in the Judean Mountains
  20. Florianópolis – city in Santa Catarina, Brazil

The most popular cities in Russian Wikipedia

  1. Moscow – capital and most populous city of Russia
  2. Saint Petersburg – federal city in and former capital of Russia
  3. New York City – largest city in the United States
  4. Singapore – sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia
  5. Wuhan – capital city of Hubei Province, China
  6. Kiev – capital and the largest city of Ukraine
  7. Hong Kong – Special administrative region of China
  8. Nur-Sultan – capital of Kazakhstan
  9. Vladivostok – Russian city and the administrative center of Primorsky Krai
  10. Vatican City – independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy under the sovereignty of the Holy See; world’s smallest sovereign state
  11. London – capital and largest city of the United Kingdom
  12. Rome – capital and largest city of Italy
  13. Sevastopol – city in the southwestern region of the Crimean Peninsula
  14. Almaty – former capital of Kazakhstan and the nation’s largest city
  15. Washington, D.C. – capital city of the United States
  16. Los Angeles – county seat of Los Angeles County, California; second largest city in the United States by population
  17. Odessa – city in Ukraine, the administrative center of the Odessa Oblast
  18. Donetsk – city in Ukraine
  19. Minsk – capital city of Belarus
  20. Monaco – sovereign city-state on the French Riviera

The most popular cities in Spanish Wikipedia

  1. New York City – largest city in the United States
  2. Wuhan – capital city of Hubei Province, China
  3. Buenos Aires – capital city of Argentina
  4. Singapore – sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia
  5. Madrid – capital and largest city of Spain
  6. Mexico City – capital city of Mexico
  7. Bogota – capital city of Colombia and Cundinamarca department
  8. Hong Kong – Special administrative region of China
  9. Barcelona – capital of Catalonia, Spain
  10. Vatican City – independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy under the sovereignty of the Holy See; world’s smallest sovereign state
  11. Rome – capital and largest city of Italy
  12. Paris – capital and largest city of France
  13. London – capital and largest city of the United Kingdom
  14. Lima – capital of Peru
  15. Washington, D.C. – capital city of the United States
  16. Constantinople – capital city of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire, the Latin and the Ottoman Empire
  17. Jerusalem – ancient city in the Judean Mountains
  18. Los Angeles – county seat of Los Angeles County, California; second largest city in the United States by population
  19. Valencia – city in Spain
  20. Monaco – sovereign city-state on the French Riviera

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