Makati City, Philippines declared selfie capital of the world

Thursday, March 13th, 2014. Filed under: Destinations Entertainment Home & Garden Online Science & Technology
Makati City in the Greater Manila area of the Philippines © Antonio V. Oquias/shutterstock.com

Makati City in the Greater Manila area of the Philippines
© Antonio V. Oquias/shutterstock.com

(Relaxnews) – According to TIME Magazine, taking a selfie is more popular in Makati City than in any other major city on the planet. The financial center of the Philippines, located in the Greater Manila area, topped the magazine’s ranking of the “Selfiest Cities in the World,” which is based on the city’s population and on the number of geo-tagged photos uploaded to Instagram with the hashtag #selfie. In Makati, TIME estimates that 258 people out of 100,000 are “selfie-takers.”

North American cities were well represented, as eight of the top 20 selfie capitals were located in the US, including Manhattan in second place.

Top 20 “Selfiest Cities in the World”:

1 Makati City, Philippines, 258 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

2. Manhattan, NY, US, 202

3. Miami, US, 155

4. Anaheim, US, 147

5. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 141

6. Tel Aviv, Israel, 139

7. Manchester, England, 114

8. Milan, Italy, 108

9. Cebu City, Philippines, 99

10. George Town, Malaysia, 95

11. San Francisco, US, 91

12. Oslo, Norway, 89

13. Boston, US, 88

14. Newark, US, 84

15. Honolulu, US, 82

16. Baguio, Philippines, 82

17. Paris, France, 80

18. Denpasar, Indonesia, 75

19. Leeds, England, 72

20. Las Vegas, US, 72

The study was carried out in two phases, from January 28 to February 2 and from March 3 to 7, 2014, based on a total of 402,197 photos posted to Instagram and tagged #selfie. Only cities with a population of at least 250,000 were taken into account.

time.com/selfies-cities-world-rankings

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