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Most Hashtagged Cities on Instagram

Can you name the cities which were mentioned the most in an Instagram hash tag?
In the year 2017. Source
Quiz by mattchoi
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Last updated: February 11, 2018
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City
88.8 mil
London
88.5 mil
New York
75.0 mil
Paris
59.6 mil
Dubai
50.2 mil
Istanbul
44.3 mil
Miami
36.4 mil
Los Angeles
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City
34.1 mil
Barcelona
32.4 mil
Moscow
31.4 mil
Chicago
29.0 mil
Tokyo
26.3 mil
Toronto
26.0 mil
Berlin
24.6 mil
Las Vegas
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City
23.0 mil
Madrid
21.7 mil
Hong Kong
20.4 mil
Amsterdam
20.3 mil
Sydney
18.8 mil
San Francisco
17.7 mil
Bangkok
65 Comments
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Level 82
Feb 11, 2018
#miltonkeynes up and coming
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Level 87
Feb 11, 2018
slough right behind
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Level 48
Feb 12, 2018
#ketteringforcorby
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Level 89
Jan 10, 2020
Staines represent
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Level 56
Jan 12, 2021
#orpingtonFTW
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Level 78
Feb 21, 2021
Kuala Lumpur stronk! 💪
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Level 79
Feb 11, 2018
I think NYC is at 99% because of me. Kinda surprised I missed it.
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Level 46
Feb 12, 2018
me toooo
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Level 55
May 2, 2018
99% + 99%? Insta breaks math...
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Level 70
Feb 11, 2018
Surprised not to see #llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
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Level 71
Feb 12, 2018
Or #Krungthepmahanakhonamonrattanakosinmahintharaayuthayamahadilokphopnoppharatratchathaniburiromudomratchaniwetmahasathanamonpimanawatansathitsakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit
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Level 82
May 2, 2018
Bangkok is up there in fairness :)
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Level 76
Oct 13, 2020
It is. Krung Thep works as type in for Bangkok
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Level 64
Sep 11, 2021
Or Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamatiaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
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Level 82
May 6, 2018
Does Naomi Watts use Instagram?
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Level 89
Jan 10, 2020
In all seriousness I'm surprised Washington, DC doesn't make it. Maybe it's always #DC....some political adjective, noun or event after it.
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Level 78
Feb 21, 2021
Maybe because it's just a village
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Level 90
Feb 11, 2018
Really surprised by the absence of Rome. Kinda expecting Venice to be there too.
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Level 83
Feb 11, 2018
Same, I thought "I'm missing something really obvious" and then "oh yeah, Venice" but it didn't come up. Dubai was the one that I needed to fill the gap.
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Level 71
Aug 28, 2020
Yeah, guessed Florence too.
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Level 83
Feb 11, 2018
type-ins are missing, like NYC and Vegas
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Level ∞
Feb 11, 2018
Fixed
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Level 51
Feb 12, 2018
Surprised not to see Ulaanbaatar on this list.
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Level 95
Feb 12, 2018
I'm very surprised not to see Pyongyang on this list
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Level 55
Feb 12, 2018
Or Beijing. Everyone likes smog.
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Level 55
May 2, 2018
Laughed when I saw this comment, then realized it was me...
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Level 48
May 13, 2022
Laughed when I saw this comment. It's not me.

L

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Level 73
May 2, 2018
Other surprising misses: Ljubljana, Antananarivo, and Ouagadougou. Top tourist destinations, those.
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Level 45
May 2, 2018
Don't know why you're joking about Ljubljana since it really is a top tourist destination, it's just very small.

300k residents, 700k tourists every year. Tourism is probably one of the major industries there.

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Level 56
Jan 12, 2021
It clearly only misses the list because no-one can spell it.

It's split between

#Lubljana

#Ljubjljanja

#Jjjjjj

etc.

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Level 60
May 2, 2018
You forgot Funafuti and Nuku'alofa
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Level 43
May 2, 2018
I personally find it strange that Longyearbyen isn't on this list. QM, are you sure these sources are reliable?
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Level 69
May 5, 2018
When I was there recently, it was suggested we just use #LYR or #Svalbard.
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Level 45
Feb 12, 2018
Missed 2 Cities. Won't name them because you know...spoliers, but no't every one is one! Good Quiz!
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Level 73
Feb 18, 2018
Same. One I should have gotten & one (higher rank) I would never have guessed.
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Level 61
Feb 12, 2018
I'm surprised not to see Casablanca. Lots of hash when I was there.
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Level 56
May 2, 2018
I guess they don't use it for labeling things, as in these other cities :P
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Level 83
Feb 20, 2018
I can't believe Constantinople wasn't on there.
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Level 89
May 2, 2018
Istanbul is
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Level 46
Jun 22, 2021
istanbul, not constantinople
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Level 67
Jan 4, 2023
hoi4 pilled
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Level 82
May 2, 2018
Which cities receive large numbers of tourists and would be places that shallow people would want to brag about visiting. ... can't believe I missed Bangkok! Got everything else...
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Level 72
May 2, 2018
Exactly. And, which cities are particularly famous for weird things that make for good Instagram pics. So, I was really surprised New Orleans didn't make the cut for that reason.
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Level 82
May 2, 2018
yeah. And not just "weird" things but cities that are famous for having a particular atmosphere, lifestyle, or whatever.. like... oh look here's my friends and I doing something crazy. #LasVegas #WhatHappensHereStaysHere #CrazyNights

New Orleans would seem to fit that.

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Level 82
May 2, 2018
Drinking wine and eating crepes. #Paris #ThisIsTheLife #C'estLaVie
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Level 75
May 2, 2018
Curious as to why you think sharing happy experiences with friends makes one shallow? I enjoy seeing new places through the eyes of others, just as I enjoy reading your posts about the many places you've visited that I'll likely never see. If a place has lots of tourists, doesn't that mean there's usually a good reason? Some places that appeal to families with young children wouldn't appeal to a single man or a retired couple. Some people want busy places with exciting night life while others prefer relaxation or scenic natural wonders. It doesn't make them shallow if they post pics. Then again, I'm the one who was sending photos to family of all the national parks we toured last summer, so maybe I'm shallow and just don't realize it.
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Level 82
May 3, 2018
I just think anyone with an Instagram account who uses hashtags is probably shallow. Sending photos to family members is a little bit different. There are people (I've met several) who seem to live their lives for no other reason than to create pictures for Instagram. Just to show everyone (mostly large numbers of "followers" online that they don't even know) how awesome their life is. But it's a sham. Going anywhere with them is incredibly obnoxious. Dated a girl like this very briefly. We'd go to the pool. She would spend an hour getting ready making sure she looked good. Spend two hours next to the pool taking selfies so that everyone could see what a great time she was having at the pool. And then we'd leave, usually without actually using the pool. She was only there to take selfies for her social media followers. This is the sort of person I think of when I imagine people posting and tagging images on Instagram.
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Level 82
May 3, 2018
If you travel because it makes you happy and you have a great time somewhere and want to share that experience with people you actually know. Fine.

If you travel only because you want to show off and project a certain lifestyle and are concerned more with what strangers on the Internet think about you and how your social media profile appears than you are with actually experiencing the places you travel to... it's my opinion that this is pretty shallow.

Maybe you disagree. Or maybe I wasn't clear with my original post. Or maybe you just don't know many Instagram users.

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Level 82
May 6, 2018
The point of hashtags is so that strangers can find posts with a similar theme. If you're only sharing pictures with people you know there is no reason to use hashtags.
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Level 56
Jan 12, 2021
That's all really interesting. I have once or twice seen young couples appearing to do more or less what you describe there, and I've wondered - what are they up to? I think I know now.
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Level 51
Feb 17, 2024
No Rome?
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Level 43
May 2, 2018
#Bellmawr
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Level 57
May 2, 2018
I thought maybe Orlando could slip in there. Being with Wally World. Lol.
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Level 57
May 2, 2018
Time to re-ignite the ol' London v New York debate
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Level 34
May 2, 2018
I'm surprised that Manila (Philippines) is not on here
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Level 82
May 6, 2018
They don't get very many tourists there. Not a lot worth taking pictures of, either.
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Level 45
May 2, 2018
I just saw The Hurt Locker again as my wife never saw it. How could beautiful Baghdad not be on the list?
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Level 16
May 6, 2018
I'm so surprised so many people missed Vegas, I thought it was fairly obvious as a tourist destination. Not that I've ever been nor do I have interest in going :P
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Level 72
Jun 4, 2018
It's okay, but I've enjoyed myself a lot more in several other places and spent a lot less money.
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Level 91
Jan 13, 2022
We spent a few hours in Vegas on our way from the Grand Canyon to Zion (after a stop at the Hoover Dam). My son is trying to catch a fish in every state and since this was our only time in Nevada, there we were tracking down a fishing location in downtown Vegas. Alas, he did not catch anything so a return visit to the state is necessary. Our family joke is that on the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors' Board list of "What brought you to Vegas?", fishing is probably not very high up on the list.
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Level 62
Sep 7, 2020
Very surprised by the absence of llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
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Level 68
Jan 1, 2021
Been to 6 of them up to now. Let’s see how many more I can get this year
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Level 60
Mar 11, 2021
Where's Yamoussoukro and Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte?

In all seriousness, I'm surprised Athens and Rome aren't there.

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Level 48
May 15, 2022
wait, where’s Pyongyang?
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Level 82
Aug 21, 2022
No Rome, Florence, Naples, Venice, Milan? Kinda surprising that not one of them made it.