It is important to define the word "city" before beginning to answer how many there are. The United Nations has contradictory definitions in its reports. A report compiled from World Atlas calculated that there were 4,41... More »

As of 2014, there are 219 official and de facto capital cities in 195 countries. Twelve countries have more than one capital city. The island country of Nauru has no official capital city; instead the government offices ... More »

Wellington, New Zealand, is the windiest city in the world. Its average wind speed is 17.3 mph. Although Chicago is called the ''Windy City," its average wind speed is only 10.3 mph. More »

The United States Geological Survey recognizes 35,000 cities and towns within the U.S. To be recognized by the United States Geological Survey, a place simply has to have a permanent population and buildings. It does not... More »

A county map with cities can be viewed online at city planning websites, such as the Iowa Department of Transportation website. General map websites, such as Map of US, also offer county maps that feature cities. More » Geography Maps & Cartography

There are several places in the world with names that start with the letter X, many of which are cities in China. Among the most prominent is Xi'an, the capitol of Shaanxi province in China, with a population of 6.5 mill... More »

Live Maps on Virtual Earth allows users to browse and view cities around the world; check for traffic information; ask for driving, walking and transit directions; share and embed maps; or print maps of geographical loca... More » Geography Maps & Cartography