After extensive research and analysis by TIME, the results are in: the citizens who post the most selfies live in Makati City, Philippines.
An examination of hundreds of thousands of selfies—the low-fi, self-shot photographs that are intensely popular among younger social media users—suggests that the city, part of metropolitan Manila and home to 500,000 people, produces more selfies per capita than any other city in the world.
To investigate the geography of selfie-taking, TIME built a database of more than 400,000 Instagram photos tagged “selfie” that included geographic coordinates. In total, we ranked 459 cities to determine the selfiest places on earth. Fear not Manhattan and Miami, you’re up there.
Yes, we think the study is pretty silly, too. But it was published with this cool interactive map.
How did other cities rank?
Manhattan (202 selfie-takers per 100,000 people) and Miami (155 selfie-takers per 100,000 people) took the Silver and Bronze, respectively.
Check out the full rankings to see if your town or city appreciates a good selfie.
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