From Aachen to Zyuchino, this random city generator picks a random city anywhere in the world. The generator includes smaller towns and countries as well!
For one reason or another, you’re here to pick a random city in the world. Perhaps you’re looking for an exotic holiday destination, or maybe you just want to entertain yourself for a few moments.
Whatever the reason, this random city generator is here to help.
Random City Generator (Anywhere in the World)
The other random city generators that I’ve seen are based on lists of the biggest cities of the world. This makes the generators feel a bit dull. Out of the 80 biggest cities in the world, 20 are located in China, 9 in India and 9 in the USA.
I hand-tailored my randomizer to yield more diverse and entertaining results. I’ve explained this process at the end of this page. However, you can just ignore the explanations and jump straight into action.
Click the button below to get your random city anywhere in the world!
Your random city is…
Special thanks to my friend Lauri for creating the original code for the generator.
How the Random Cities Were Selected
This random city picker is based on Wikipedia’s list of cities with over 100,000 inhabitants. Whenever available, I added three biggest cities from each country to the pool of random cities. I used other sources in cases where Wikipedia’s list was incomplete.
After this, I picked smaller extra cities from all the countries. I selected most of these cities at random, although I did include a few personal choices. For example, I included Surat in India because I randomly visited Surat during my 2-year trip around the world. The picture at the top of this page is from that visit.
To finish the list, I included all the capitals of the world that have less than 100,000 habitants.
This makes my random city generator the second largest random generator on this website. Only my random UNESCO World Heritage Site generator has more entries.
About Arimo Travels
At this point, you might be wondering: What is this website? Why does it have random generators?
Arimo Travels is my travel blog that focuses on travel tips for flightless travel. For examples, I’ve written about freighter travel and flightless travel routes. However, I also focus on random generators of all sorts.
Randomness has always been a big part of my travels. For my first Interrail train trip in Europe, I chose my destinations by throwing darts on the map. During my 2-year trip around the world, I visited a destination I randomly chose by drawing a circle on a globe while blindfolded.
If you use this generator to plan your travels or for anything else, I’d be happy to know about it! You can share your results in the comment section below.
Explaining the logic behind a random generator always feel a bit too non-random. However, I felt that such transparency would explain how this generator differs from other city randomizers.