Two Turkish cities in TIME’s ‘selfiest’ list surprise some
ISTANBULMakati City, known as the financial center of the Philippines, has been declared “the Selfie Capital of the World,” according to TIME magazine, which investigated the geography of selfie-taking.
Just two Turkish cities appeared on the list of the top 100, but neither was Istanbul or Ankara; instead, that honor belonged to Adapazarı, ranked 65th with 39 selfie-takers per 100,000 people, and another western Turkish province, Eskişehir, ranked 80th with 35 selfie-takers per 100,000 people.
TIME built a database of more than 400,000 Instagram photos tagged “selfie” that included geographic coordinates. In total, 459 cities were marked, and Makati City topped the global list with more selfies per capita than any other city in the world.
You can continue reading the original TIME story with all 100 cities and an interactive map at http://time.com/selfies-cities-world-rankings/.