Computerized Information Systems (CIS)

Computerized information systems (CIS) come in a variety of formats. For instance, in the field of education, one popular type of computerized information system is called a learning management system (LMS). In the field of geography, one popular type of computerized information system is called a geographic information system (GIS).

A computerized information systems takes varied data from varied sources and uses them as inputs. A computerized information system then proceeds to analyze, synthesize, condense, and convert these inputs into an integrated, aesthetic, and comprehensive yet simple-to-understand presentation as the output. For instance, the final output might include a table, chart, or interactive map. Typically, when, say, a map, a chart, and a table are packaged together, the output is referred to as a data visualization or as a data mashup.

Two leading types of computerized information systems are the desktop versions and the online or web-based versions. A third type of computerized information system is the hybrid version.

Concerning desktop versions, initially, computerized information systems came in the format of software applications designed to be installed on desktop, laptop, and networked computers. The outputs from these CIS applications, in turn, were viewed and shared on other standalone and networked desktop computers or printed and shared as hard copies.

With the growing popularity of the World Wide Web and with the advent of cloud computing, increasingly, computerized information systems have been migrating to or are being supplanted by online versions. With online or web-based computerized information systems, all of the necessary data manipulation of inputs and the presentation tools for output are hosted in the so-called cloud.

Hybrid versions of computerized information systems typically begin with a software application installed on a desktop, laptop, or networked computer. The software application, in turn, would contain an interface or some type of functionality for rendering output to be included in a web page.

Websites such as Software Advice and Capterra, for instance, provide overviews of some computerized information systems and other assorted software applications available in the marketplace. By no means do websites such Software Advice and Capterra provide comprehensive lists of CIS tools and other assorted software applications. Typically, these kinds of websites provide good introductions to or good starting points for exploring the vast array of software and web-based tools that are available in the marketplace.

This web page primarily focuses on illustrating how online versions of computerized information systems typically work. To illustrate, this page surveys the largest cities on Earth by country. This page provides three illustrations of computerized information systems: (1) a tabular illustration, (2) a mapping illustration, and (3) an all-in-one illustration consisting of tabular, mapping, and charting data.

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CIS Illustration 1a: Tabular Tool (Largest Cities by Country)

The first illustration, the tabular format, represents the simplest form of an online CIS presentation. The data sources for the table immediately below included Wikipedia.org, the United Nations, the Library of Congress, and Geonames.org. The largest cities by country are presented and ranked in the following flat table.

Table: Largest City Each Country

Rank Country's Largest City City's Population City's latitude City's longitude City's Weather Now Country Country Code Region Country's Estimated Population Various Years Country's Area in Square Kilometers
1 Shanghai 22,315,474 31.22222 121.45806 Weather China CN Asia 1,330,044,000 9,596,960
2 Buenos Aires 13,076,300 -34.61315 -58.37723 Weather Argentina AR South America 41,343,201 2,766,890
3 Mumbai 12,691,836 19.07283 72.88261 Weather India IN Asia 1,173,108,018 3,287,590
4 Mexico City 12,294,193 19.42847 -99.12766 Weather Mexico MX North America 112,468,855 1,972,550
5 Karachi 11,624,219 24.9056 67.0822 Weather Pakistan PK Asia 184,404,791 803,940
6 Istanbul 11,174,257 41.01384 28.94966 Weather Turkey TR Asia 77,804,122 780,580
7 Moscow 10,381,222 55.75222 37.61556 Weather Russian Federation RU Europe 140,702,000 17,100,000
8 Dhaka 10,356,500 23.7104 90.40744 Weather Bangladesh BD Asia 156,118,464 144,000
9 Seoul 10,349,312 37.566 126.9784 Weather Republic of Korea (South Korea) KR Asia 48,422,644 98,480
10 Sao Paulo 10,021,295 -23.5475 -46.63611 Weather Brazil BR South America 201,103,330 8,511,965
11 Lagos 9,000,000 6.45407 3.39467 Weather Nigeria NG Africa 154,000,000 923,768
12 Jakarta 8,540,121 -6.21462 106.84513 Weather Indonesia ID Asia 242,968,342 1,919,440
13 Tokyo 8,336,599 35.6895 139.69171 Weather Japan JP Asia 127,288,000 377,835
14 New York City 8,175,133 40.71427 -74.00597 Weather United States of America US North America 310,232,863 9,629,091
15 Taipei 7,871,900 25.04776 121.53185 Weather Taiwan TW Asia 22,894,384 35,980
16 Kinshasa 7,785,965 -4.32758 15.31357 Weather Democratic Republic of the Congo CD Africa 70,916,439 2,345,410
17 Lima 7,737,002 -12.04318 -77.02824 Weather Peru PE South America 29,907,003 1,285,220
18 Cairo 7,734,614 30.06263 31.24967 Weather Egypt EG Africa 80,471,869 1,001,450
19 Bogota 7,674,366 4.60971 -74.08175 Weather Colombia CO South America 47,790,000 1,138,910
20 London 7,556,900 51.50853 -0.12574 Weather United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GB Europe 62,348,447 244,820
21 Baghdad 7,180,889 33.333333 44.383333 Weather Iraq IQ Asia 37,056,169 437,072
22 Tehran 7,153,309 35.69439 51.42151 Weather Iran (Islamic Republic of) IR Asia 76,923,300 1,648,000
23 Hong Kong 7,012,738 22.28552 114.15769 Weather China (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) HK Asia 6,898,686 1,092
24 Bangkok 5,104,476 13.75398 100.50144 Weather Thailand TH Asia 67,089,500 514,000
25 Santiago 4,837,295 -33.45694 -70.64827 Weather Chile CL South America 16,746,491 756,950
26 Sydney 4,627,345 -33.86785 151.20732 Weather Australia AU Australasia 21,515,754 7,686,850
27 Yangon 4,477,638 16.80528 96.15611 Weather Myanmar (Burma) MM Asia 53,414,374 678,500
28 Johannesburg 4,434,827 -26.204444 28.045556 Weather South Africa ZA Africa 49,000,000 1,219,912
29 Riyadh 4,205,961 24.68773 46.72185 Weather Saudi Arabia SA Asia 25,731,776 1,960,582
30 Kuwait City 3,925,000 29.366667 47.966667 Weather Kuwait KW Asia 4,348,395 17,820
31 Abidjan 3,677,115 5.30966 -4.01266 Weather Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) CI Africa 21,058,798 322,460
32 Singapore 3,547,809 1.28967 103.85007 Weather Singapore SG Asia 4,701,069 693
33 Ho Chi Minh City 3,467,331 10.82302 106.62965 Weather Vietnam VN Asia 89,571,130 329,560
34 Berlin 3,426,354 52.52437 13.41053 Weather Germany DE Europe 81,802,257 357,021
35 Madrid 3,255,944 40.4165 -3.70256 Weather Spain ES Europe 46,505,963 504,782
36 Pyongyang 3,222,000 39.03385 125.75432 Weather Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) KP Asia 22,912,177 120,540
37 Casablanca 3,144,909 33.58831 -7.61138 Weather Morocco MA Africa 31,627,428 446,550
38 Kabul 3,043,532 34.52813 69.17233 Weather Afghanistan AF Asia 29,121,286 647,500
39 Caracas 3,000,000 10.48801 -66.87919 Weather Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) VE South America 27,223,228 912,050
40 Kiev 2,797,553 50.45466 30.5238 Weather Ukraine UA Europe 45,415,596 603,700
41 Luanda 2,776,168 -8.83682 13.23432 Weather Angola AO Africa 13,068,161 1,246,700
42 Quezon City 2,761,720 14.6488 121.0509 Weather Philippines PH Asia 99,900,177 300,000
43 Addis Ababa 2,757,729 9.02497 38.74689 Weather Ethiopia ET Africa 88,013,491 1,127,127
44 Nairobi 2,750,547 -1.28333 36.81667 Weather Kenya KE Africa 40,046,566 582,650
45 Dar es Salaam 2,698,652 -6.82349 39.26951 Weather United Republic of Tanzania TZ Africa 41,892,895 945,087
46 Toronto 2,600,000 43.70011 -79.4163 Weather Canada CA North America 33,679,000 9,984,670
47 Mogadishu 2,587,183 2.03711 45.34375 Weather Somalia SO Africa 10,112,453 637,657
48 Dakar 2,476,400 14.6937 -17.44406 Weather Senegal SN Africa 12,323,252 196,190
49 Rome 2,318,895 41.89193 12.51133 Weather Italy IT Europe 60,340,328 301,230
50 Santo Domingo 2,201,941 18.50012 -69.98857 Weather Dominican Republic DO West Indies 9,823,821 48,730
51 Havana 2,163,824 23.13302 -82.38304 Weather Cuba CU West Indies 11,423,000 110,860
52 Paris 2,138,551 48.85341 2.3488 Weather France FR Europe 64,768,389 547,030
53 Baku 2,122,300 40.395278 49.882222 Weather Azerbaijan AZ Asia 9,754,830 86,600
54 Almaty 2,000,900 43.25667 76.92861 Weather Kazakhstan KZ Asia 15,340,000 2,717,300
55 Tashkent 1,978,028 41.26465 69.21627 Weather Uzbekistan UZ Asia 27,865,738 447,400
56 Algiers 1,977,663 36.7525 3.04197 Weather Algeria DZ Africa 34,586,184 2,381,740
57 Khartoum 1,974,647 15.55177 32.53241 Weather Sudan SD Africa 35,000,000 1,861,484
58 Accra 1,963,264 5.55602 -0.1969 Weather Ghana GH Africa 24,339,838 239,460
59 Guayaquil 1,952,029 -2.20584 -79.90795 Weather Ecuador EC South America 14,790,608 283,560
60 Sanaa 1,937,451 15.35472 44.20667 Weather Yemen YE Asia 23,495,361 527,970
61 Beirut 1,916,100 33.88894 35.49442 Weather Lebanon LB Asia 4,125,247 10,400
62 Bucharest 1,877,155 44.43225 26.10626 Weather Romania RO Europe 21,959,278 237,500
63 Conakry 1,871,242 9.509167 -13.712222 Weather Guinea GN Africa 10,324,025 245,857
64 Kuala Lumpur 1,768,000 3.133333 101.683333 Weather Malaysia MY Asia 28,274,729 329,750
65 Minsk 1,742,124 53.9 27.56667 Weather Belarus BY Europe 9,685,000 207,600
66 Budapest 1,741,041 47.49801 19.03991 Weather Hungary HU Europe 9,982,000 93,030
67 Warsaw 1,702,139 52.22977 21.01178 Weather Poland PL Europe 38,500,000 312,685
68 Vienna 1,691,468 48.20849 16.37208 Weather Austria AT Europe 8,205,000 83,858
69 Aleppo 1,602,264 36.20124 37.16117 Weather Syrian Arab Republic SY Asia 22,198,110 185,180
70 Phnom Penh 1,573,544 11.56245 104.91601 Weather Cambodia KH Asia 14,453,680 181,040
71 Harare 1,542,813 -17.82772 31.05337 Weather Zimbabwe ZW Africa 11,651,858 390,580
72 Asuncion 1,482,200 -25.30066 -57.63591 Weather Paraguay PY South America 6,375,830 406,750
73 Kathmandu 1,442,271 27.70169 85.3206 Weather Nepal NP Asia 28,951,852 140,800
74 Antananarivo 1,391,433 -18.91368 47.53613 Weather Madagascar MG Africa 21,281,844 587,040
75 Santa Cruz de la Sierra 1,364,389 -17.78629 -63.18117 Weather Bolivia (Plurinational State of) BO South America 9,947,418 1,098,580
76 Kampala 1,353,189 0.31628 32.58219 Weather Uganda UG Africa 33,398,682 236,040
77 Douala 1,338,082 4.04827 9.70428 Weather Cameroon CM Africa 19,294,149 475,440
78 Bamako 1,297,281 12.65 -8 Weather Mali ML Africa 13,796,354 1,240,000
79 Brazzaville 1,284,609 -4.26613 15.28318 Weather Congo CG Africa 3,039,126 342,000
80 Amman 1,275,857 31.95522 35.94503 Weather Jordan JO Asia 6,407,085 92,300
81 Belgrade 1,273,651 44.80401 20.46513 Weather Serbia RS Europe 7,344,847 88,361
82 Montevideo 1,270,737 -34.90328 -56.18816 Weather Uruguay UY South America 3,477,000 176,220
83 Lusaka 1,267,440 -15.40669 28.28713 Weather Zambia ZM Africa 13,460,305 752,614
84 Stockholm 1,253,309 59.33258 18.0649 Weather Sweden SE Europe 9,828,655 449,964
85 Port-au-Prince 1,234,742 18.53917 -72.335 Weather Haiti HT West Indies 9,648,924 27,750
86 Maputo 1,191,613 -25.96553 32.58322 Weather Mozambique MZ Africa 22,061,451 801,590
87 Prague 1,165,581 50.08804 14.42076 Weather Czech Republic CZ Europe 10,476,000 78,866
88 Copenhagen 1,153,615 55.67594 12.56553 Weather Denmark DK Europe 5,484,000 43,094
89 Sofia 1,152,556 42.69751 23.32415 Weather Bulgaria BG Europe 7,148,785 110,910
90 Tripoli 1,150,989 32.87519 13.18746 Weather Libya LY Africa 6,461,454 1,759,540
91 Dubai 1,137,347 25.0657 55.17128 Weather United Arab Emirates AE Asia 4,975,593 82,880
92 Yerevan 1,093,485 40.18111 44.51361 Weather Armenia AM Asia 2,968,000 29,800
93 Ouagadougou 1,086,505 12.36566 -1.53388 Weather Burkina Faso BF Africa 16,241,811 274,200
94 Tbilisi 1,049,498 41.69411 44.83368 Weather Georgia GE Asia 4,630,000 69,700
95 Dublin 1,024,027 53.33306 -6.24889 Weather Ireland IE Europe 4,622,917 70,280
96 Brussels 1,019,022 50.85045 4.34878 Weather Belgium BE Europe 10,403,000 30,510
97 Guatemala City 994,938 14.64072 -90.51327 Weather Guatemala GT Central America 13,550,440 108,890
98 Managua 973,087 12.13282 -86.2504 Weather Nicaragua NI Central America 5,995,928 129,494
99 Monrovia 939,524 6.30054 -10.7969 Weather Liberia LR Africa 3,685,076 111,370
100 Kingston 937,700 17.99702 -76.79358 Weather Jamaica JM West Indies 2,847,232 10,991
101 Bishkek 900,000 42.87 74.59 Weather Kyrgyzstan KG Asia 5,776,500 198,500
102 Tegucigalpa 850,848 14.0818 -87.20681 Weather Honduras HN Central America 7,989,415 112,090
103 Ulan Bator 844,818 47.90771 106.88324 Weather Mongolia MN Asia 3,086,918 1,565,000
104 Freetown 802,639 8.484 -13.22994 Weather Sierra Leone SL Africa 5,245,695 71,740
105 Jerusalem 801,000 31.76904 35.21633 Weather Israel IL Asia 7,353,985 20,770
106 Zagreb - Centar 800,000 45.81313 15.97753 Weather Croatia HR Europe 4,491,000 56,542
107 Muscat 797,000 23.58413 58.40778 Weather Oman OM Asia 2,967,717 212,460
108 Cotonou 780,000 6.36536 2.41833 Weather Benin BJ Africa 9,056,010 112,620
109 Niamey 774,235 13.51366 2.1098 Weather Niger NE Africa 15,878,271 1,267,000
110 Lome 749,700 6.13748 1.21227 Weather Togo TG Africa 6,587,239 56,785
111 Kigali 745,261 -1.94995 30.05885 Weather Rwanda RW Africa 11,055,976 26,338
112 Riga 742,572 56.946 24.10589 Weather Latvia LV Europe 2,217,969 64,589
113 Amsterdam 741,636 52.37403 4.88969 Weather Netherlands NL Europe 16,645,000 41,526
114 Ashgabat 727,700 37.95 58.38333 Weather Turkmenistan TM Asia 4,940,916 488,100
115 N'Djamena 721,081 12.10672 15.0444 Weather Chad TD Africa 10,543,464 1,284,000
116 Sarajevo 696,731 43.84864 18.35644 Weather Bosnia and Herzegovina BA Europe 4,590,000 51,129
117 Tunis 693,210 36.81897 10.16579 Weather Tunisia TN Africa 10,589,025 163,610
118 Dushanbe 679,400 38.53575 68.77905 Weather Tajikistan TJ Asia 7,487,489 143,100
119 Athens 664,046 37.97945 23.71622 Weather Greece GR Europe 11,000,000 131,940
120 Nouakchott 661,400 18.08581 -15.9785 Weather Mauritania MR Africa 3,205,060 1,030,700
121 Colombo 648,034 6.93194 79.84778 Weather Sri Lanka LK Asia 21,513,990 65,610
122 Lilongwe 646,750 -13.96692 33.78725 Weather Malawi MW Africa 15,447,500 118,480
123 Chisinau 635,994 47.00556 28.8575 Weather Republic of Moldova MD Europe 4,324,000 33,843
124 Djibouti City 623,891 11.58901 43.14503 Weather Djibouti DJ Africa 740,528 23,000
125 Oslo 580,000 59.91273 10.74609 Weather Norway NO Europe 5,009,150 324,220
126 Libreville 578,156 0.39241 9.45356 Weather Gabon GA Africa 1,545,255 267,667
127 Asmara 563,930 15.33805 38.93184 Weather Eritrea ER Africa 5,792,984 121,320
128 Helsinki 558,457 60.16952 24.93545 Weather Finland FI Europe 5,244,000 337,030
129 Pristina 550,000 42.67272 21.16688 Weather Kosovo XK Europe 1,800,000 10,908
130 Bangui 542,393 4.36122 18.55496 Weather Central African Republic CF Africa 4,844,927 622,984
131 Vilnius 542,366 54.68916 25.2798 Weather Lithuania LT Europe 2,944,459 65,200
132 San Salvador 525,990 13.68935 -89.18718 Weather El Salvador SV Central America 6,052,064 21,040
133 Macau 520,400 22.20056 113.54611 Weather China (Macao Special Administrative Region) MO Asia 449,198 254
134 Lisbon 517,802 38.71667 -9.13333 Weather Portugal PT Europe 10,676,000 92,391
135 Skopje 474,889 41.99646 21.43141 Weather Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of MK Europe 2,062,294 25,333
136 Gaza City 428,304 31.516667 34.45 Weather Palestine (State of) PS Asia 3,800,000 5,970
137 Bratislava 423,737 48.14816 17.10674 Weather Slovakia SK Europe 5,455,000 48,845
138 San Juan 418,140 18.46633 -66.10572 Weather Puerto Rico PR West Indies 3,916,632 9,104
139 Auckland 417,910 -36.86667 174.76667 Weather New Zealand NZ Australasia 4,252,277 268,680
140 Panama City 408,168 8.9936 -79.51973 Weather Panama PA Central America 3,410,676 78,200
141 Tallinn 394,024 59.43696 24.75353 Weather Estonia EE Europe 1,291,170 45,226
142 Bissau 388,028 11.86357 -15.59767 Weather Guinea-Bissau GW Africa 1,565,126 36,120
143 Tirana 374,801 41.3275 19.81889 Weather Albania AL Europe 2,986,952 28,748
144 Doha 344,939 25.27932 51.52245 Weather Qatar QA Asia 840,926 11,437
145 Zurich 341,730 47.36667 8.55 Weather Switzerland CH Europe 7,581,000 41,290
146 Serekunda 337,000 13.433333 -16.666667 Weather Gambia GM Africa 1,593,256 11,300
147 San Jose 335,007 9.93333 -84.08333 Weather Costa Rica CR Central America 4,516,220 51,100
148 Bujumbura 331,700 -3.3822 29.3644 Weather Burundi BI Africa 9,863,117 27,830
149 Juba 300,000 4.85165 31.58247 Weather South Sudan SS Africa 8,260,490 644,329
150 Port Moresby 283,733 -9.44314 147.17972 Weather Papua New Guinea PG Asia 6,064,515 462,840
151 Ljubljana 272,220 46.05108 14.50513 Weather Slovenia SI Europe 2,007,000 20,273
152 Windhoek 268,132 -22.55941 17.08323 Weather Namibia NA Africa 2,128,471 825,418
153 Georgetown 235,017 6.80448 -58.15527 Weather Guyana GY South America 748,486 214,970
154 Nassau 227,940 25.05823 -77.34306 Weather Bahamas BS West Indies 301,790 13,940
155 Paramaribo 223,757 5.86638 -55.16682 Weather Suriname SR South America 492,829 163,270
156 Gaborone 208,411 -24.65451 25.90859 Weather Botswana BW Africa 2,029,307 600,370
157 Nicosia 200,452 35.17531 33.3642 Weather Cyprus CY Asia 1,102,677 9,250
158 Vientiane 196,731 17.96667 102.6 Weather Lao People's Democratic Republic LA Asia 6,368,162 236,800
159 Laayoune / El Aaiun 196,331 27.1418 -13.18797 Weather Western Sahara EH Africa 273,008 266,000
160 Bata 173,046 1.86391 9.76582 Weather Equatorial Guinea GQ Africa 1,014,999 28,051
161 Port Louis 155,226 -20.16194 57.49889 Weather Mauritius MU Indian Ocean 1,294,104 2,040
162 Dili 150,000 -8.55861 125.57361 Weather Timor-Leste (East Timor) TL Asia 1,154,625 15,007
163 Manama 147,074 26.22787 50.58565 Weather Bahrain BH Asia 738,004 665
164 Saint-Denis 137,195 -20.88231 55.4504 Weather Reunion RE Indian Ocean 776,948 2,517
165 Podgorica 136,473 42.44111 19.26361 Weather Montenegro ME Europe 666,730 14,026
166 Willemstad 125,000 12.1084 -68.93354 Weather Curacao CW West Indies 141,766 444
167 Reykjavik 118,918 64.13548 -21.89541 Weather Iceland IS Europe 308,910 103,000
168 Maseru 118,355 -29.31667 27.48333 Weather Lesotho LS Africa 1,919,552 30,355
169 Praia 113,364 14.93152 -23.51254 Weather Cabo Verde CV Atlantic Ocean 508,659 4,033
170 Male 103,693 4.1748 73.50888 Weather Maldives MV Indian Ocean 395,650 300
171 Thimphu 98,676 27.46609 89.64191 Weather Bhutan BT Asia 699,847 47,000
172 Bridgetown 98,511 13.1 -59.61667 Weather Barbados BB West Indies 285,653 431
173 Mbabane 94,874 -26.49884 31.38004 Weather Swaziland SZ Africa 1,354,051 17,363
174 Noumea 93,060 -22.27631 166.4572 Weather New Caledonia NC Pacific Ocean 216,494 19,060
175 Fort-de-France 89,995 14.60892 -61.07334 Weather Martinique MQ West Indies 432,900 1,100
176 Suva 77,366 -18.14161 178.44149 Weather Fiji FJ Pacific Ocean 875,983 18,270
177 Luxembourg City 76,684 49.61167 6.13 Weather Luxembourg LU Europe 497,538 2,586
178 Bandar Seri Begawan 64,409 4.94029 114.94806 Weather Brunei Darussalam BN Asia 395,027 5,770
179 Les Abymes 63,058 16.27095 -61.50451 Weather Guadeloupe GP West Indies 443,000 1,780
180 Cayenne 61,550 4.93333 -52.33333 Weather French Guiana GF South America 195,506 91,000
181 Belize City 61,461 17.49952 -88.19756 Weather Belize BZ Central America 314,522 22,966
182 Honiara 56,298 -9.43333 159.95 Weather Solomon Islands SB Pacific Ocean 559,198 28,450
183 Mamoudzou 54,831 -12.78234 45.22878 Weather Mayotte YT Indian Ocean 159,042 374
184 Sao Tome 53,300 0.33654 6.72732 Weather Sao Tome and Principe ST Africa 175,808 1,001
185 San Fernando 50,208 10.283333 -61.466667 Weather Trinidad and Tobago TT West Indies 1,228,691 5,128
186 Saipan 48,220 15.21233 145.7545 Weather Northern Mariana Islands MP Pacific Ocean 53,883 477
187 Dededo Village 44,943 13.51777 144.8391 Weather Guam GU Pacific Ocean 159,358 549
188 Moroni 42,872 -11.70216 43.25506 Weather Comoros KM Indian Ocean 773,407 2,170
189 Apia 40,407 -13.83333 -171.76666 Weather Samoa WS Pacific Ocean 192,001 2,944
190 Tarawa 40,311 1.3278 172.97696 Weather Kiribati KI Pacific Ocean 92,533 811
191 Port-Vila 35,901 -17.73381 168.32188 Weather Vanuatu VU Pacific Ocean 221,552 12,200
192 Oranjestad 34,980 12.516667 -70.033333 Weather Aruba AW West Indies 103,400 193
193 Faaa 29,851 -17.55 -149.6 Weather French Polynesia PF Pacific Ocean 270,485 4,167
194 George Town 29,370 19.2866 -81.37436 Weather Cayman Islands KY West Indies 44,270 262
195 Saint Helier 28,000 49.18804 -2.10491 Weather Jersey JE Europe 90,812 116
196 Gibraltar 26,544 36.142182 -5.355256 Weather Gibraltar GI Europe 27,884 7
197 Douglas 26,218 54.15 -4.48333 Weather Isle of Man IM Europe 75,049 572
198 Majuro 25,400 7.08971 171.38027 Weather Marshall Islands MH Pacific Ocean 65,859 181
199 Kingstown 24,518 13.15872 -61.22475 Weather Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VC West Indies 104,217 389
200 Saint John's 24,226 17.11717 -61.84573 Weather Antigua and Barbuda AG West Indies 86,754 443
201 Providenciales 23,769 21.783333 -72.283333 Weather Turks and Caicos Islands TC West Indies 31,458 430
202 Victoria 22,881 -4.61667 55.45 Weather Seychelles SC Indian Ocean 88,340 455
203 Nuku'alofa 22,400 -21.13938 -175.2018 Weather Tonga TO Pacific Ocean 122,580 748
204 Birkirkara 21,676 35.89722 14.46111 Weather Malta MT Europe 403,000 316
205 Andorra la Vella 20,430 42.50779 1.52109 Weather Andorra AD Europe 84,000 468
206 Castries 20,000 13.9957 -61.00614 Weather Saint Lucia LC West Indies 160,922 616
207 Charlotte Amalie 18,481 18.35 -64.95 Weather United States Virgin Islands VI West Indies 108,708 352
208 Roseau 16,571 15.30174 -61.38808 Weather Dominica DM West Indies 72,813 754
209 Saint Peter Port 16,488 49.45981 -2.53527 Weather Guernsey GG Europe 65,228 78
210 Monte Carlo 15,200 43.739722 7.427222 Weather Monaco MC Europe 32,965 2
211 Nuuk 14,798 64.18347 -51.72157 Weather Greenland GL North America 56,375 2,166,086
212 Weno 13,856 7.45 151.85 Weather Micronesia (Federated States of) FM Pacific Ocean 107,708 702
213 Avarua 13,373 -21.20778 -159.775 Weather Cook Islands CK Pacific Ocean 21,388 240
214 Torshavn 13,200 62.00973 -6.77164 Weather Faeroe Islands FO Atlantic Ocean 48,228 1,399
215 Basseterre 12,920 17.29484 -62.7261 Weather Saint Kitts and Nevis KN West Indies 51,134 261
216 Road Town 12,603 18.431389 -64.623056 Weather British Virgin Islands VG West Indies 28,054 153
217 Mariehamn 11,521 60.1 19.933333 Weather Aland Islands AX Europe 26,711 1,580
218 Pago Pago 11,500 -14.27806 -170.7025 Weather American Samoa AS Pacific Ocean 57,881 199
219 Koror 11,200 7.34222 134.47719 Weather Palau PW Pacific Ocean 19,907 458
220 Saint George's 7,500 12.05644 -61.74849 Weather Grenada GD West Indies 107,818 344
221 Saint-Pierre 6,200 46.77914 -56.1773 Weather Saint Pierre and Miquelon PM North America 7,012 242
222 Gustavia 5,988 17.89618 -62.84978 Weather Saint-Barthelemy BL West Indies 8,450 21
223 Schaan 5,963 47.166667 9.509722 Weather Liechtenstein LI Europe 35,000 160
224 Marigot 5,700 18.06819 -63.08302 Weather Saint Martin MF West Indies 35,925 53
225 City of San Marino 4,500 43.93667 12.44639 Weather San Marino SM Europe 31,477 61
226 Funafuti 4,492 -8.52425 179.19417 Weather Tuvalu TV Pacific Ocean 10,472 26
227 Kralendijk 3,081 12.15 -68.26667 Weather Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba BQ West Indies 18,012 328
228 Camp Justice 3,000 -7.3 72.4 Weather British Indian Ocean Territory IO Indian Ocean 4,000 60
229 Denigomodu 2,827 -0.523611 166.914444 Weather Nauru NR Pacific Ocean 10,065 21
230 Stanley 2,213 -51.7 -57.85 Weather Falkland Islands (Malvinas) FK Atlantic Ocean 2,638 12,173
231 Longyearbyen 2,060 78.22334 15.64689 Weather Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands SJ Europe 2,550 62,049
232 The Valley 2,035 18.21704 -63.05783 Weather Anguilla AI West Indies 13,254 102
233 Philipsburg 1,400 18.026 -63.04582 Weather Sint Maarten SX West Indies 37,429 21
234 McMurdo Station 1,258 -77.846 166.676 Weather Antarctica AQ Antarctica 5,000 14,000,000
235 Mata-Utu 1,200 -13.28163 -176.17453 Weather Wallis and Futuna Islands WF Pacific Ocean 16,025 274
236 Brades 1,000 16.79183 -62.21058 Weather Montserrat MS West Indies 9,341 102
237 Hamilton 902 32.2949 -64.78303 Weather Bermuda BM Atlantic Ocean 65,365 53
238 Kingston 880 -29.05459 167.96628 Weather Norfolk Island NF Australasia 1,828 35
239 Vatican City 829 41.90236 12.45332 Weather Holy See VA Europe 921 0
240 Jamestown 637 -15.93872 -5.71675 Weather Saint Helena SH Atlantic Ocean 7,460 410
241 Alofi 624 -19.05451 -169.91768 Weather Niue NU Pacific Ocean 2,166 260
242 Flying Fish Cove 500 -10.42172 105.67912 Weather Christmas Island CX Indian Ocean 1,500 135
243 Fakaofo 483 -9.365278 -171.215 Weather Tokelau TK Pacific Ocean 1,466 10
244 Johnston Atoll 315 19.282319 166.647047 Weather United States Minor Outlying Islands UM Pacific Ocean 409 34.2 
245 West Island 120 -12.15681 96.82251 Weather Cocos [Keeling] Islands CC Indian Ocean 628 14
246 Adamstown 46 -25.06597 -130.10147 Weather Pitcairn Islands PN Pacific Ocean 46 47
247 Port-aux-Francais 45 -49.35 70.21667 Weather French Southern Territories TF Indian Ocean 140 7,829
248 Grytviken 2 -54.28111 -36.5092 Weather South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands GS Atlantic Ocean 30 3,903
249 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 0 -53.1 73.516667 Weather Heard Island and McDonald Islands HM Indian Ocean 0 412
250 Bouvet Island 0 -54.43 3.38 Weather Bouvet Island BV Atlantic Ocean 0 49
Table Credit: wikipedia.org (for city and country profiles), The Library of Congress (for regional alignments), GeoNames Country Statistic (for city and country population counts and also geolocation data), and Weather Underground (for city weather conditions)

A couple of popular online tool for presenting tabular data on the World Wide Web include:

  1. Data Tables
  2. Tablesaw

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CIS Illustration 1b: Chart Tool (Largest Cities by Country)

Charts emerged to complement tables. Charts as complements to tables have their roots in Lotus 1-2-3, which was a pioneering software application that combined (1) spreadsheet, (2) charting, and (3) database functionality in a single package. During the early 1980's, Lotus 1-2-3 was the preeminent all-in-one software application for crunching numbers.

It is said that a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Charts provide visual summaries of underlying tabular data. The chart below graphically depicts the largest cities by country. Notice that, relative to number one ranked Shanghai (in terms of its population size), cities ranking from 164 to 250 are so small until they do not register on the chart (as represented by blue shading). Cities with populations of 137,195 residents and less do not register any visible shading on the chart immediately below.

Bar Chart: Largest City Each Country

    Rank: 001 - Shanghai (China) - 22,315,474 residents
  • Rank: 002 - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 13,076,300 residents
  • Rank: 003 - Mumbai (India) - 12,691,836 residents
  • Rank: 004 - Mexico City (Mexico) - 12,294,193 residents
  • Rank: 005 - Karachi (Pakistan) - 11,624,219 residents
  • Rank: 006 - Istanbul (Turkey) - 11,174,257 residents
  • Rank: 007 - Moscow (Russian Federation) - 10,381,222 residents
  • Rank: 008 - Dhaka (Bangladesh) - 10,356,500 residents
  • Rank: 009 - Seoul [Republic of Korea (South Korea)] - 10,349,312 residents
  • Rank: 010 - Sao Paulo (Brazil) - 10,021,295 residents
  • Rank: 011 - Lagos (Nigeria) - 9,000,000 residents
  • Rank: 012 - Jakarta (Indonesia) - 8,540,121 residents
  • Rank: 013 - Tokyo (Japan) - 8,336,599 residents
  • Rank: 014 - New York City (United States of America) - 8,175,133 residents
  • Rank: 015 - Taipei (Taiwan) - 7,871,900 residents
  • Rank: 016 - Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) - 7,785,965 residents
  • Rank: 017 - Lima (Peru) - 7,737,002 residents
  • Rank: 018 - Cairo (Egypt) - 7,734,614 residents
  • Rank: 019 - Bogota (Colombia) - 7,674,366 residents
  • Rank: 020 - London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) - 7,556,900 residents
  • Rank: 021 - Baghdad (Iraq) - 7,180,889 residents
  • Rank: 022 - Tehran [Iran (Islamic Republic of)] - 7,153,309 residents
  • Rank: 023 - Hong Kong [China (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)] - 7,012,738 residents
  • Rank: 024 - Bangkok (Thailand) - 5,104,476 residents
  • Rank: 025 - Santiago (Chile) - 4,837,295 residents
  • Rank: 026 - Sydney (Australia) - 4,627,345 residents
  • Rank: 027 - Yangon [Myanmar (Burma)] - 4,477,638 residents
  • Rank: 028 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - 4,434,827 residents
  • Rank: 029 - Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) - 4,205,961 residents
  • Rank: 030 - Kuwait City (Kuwait) - 3,925,000 residents
  • Rank: 031 - Abidjan [Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)] - 3,677,115 residents
  • Rank: 032 - Singapore (Singapore) - 3,547,809 residents
  • Rank: 033 - Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) - 3,467,331 residents
  • Rank: 034 - Berlin (Germany) - 3,426,354 residents
  • Rank: 035 - Madrid (Spain) - 3,255,944 residents
  • Rank: 036 - Pyongyang [Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)] - 3,222,000 residents
  • Rank: 037 - Casablanca (Morocco) - 3,144,909 residents
  • Rank: 038 - Kabul (Afghanistan) - 3,043,532 residents
  • Rank: 039 - Caracas [Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)] - 3,000,000 residents
  • Rank: 040 - Kiev (Ukraine) - 2,797,553 residents
  • Rank: 041 - Luanda (Angola) - 2,776,168 residents
  • Rank: 042 - Quezon City (Philippines) - 2,761,720 residents
  • Rank: 043 - Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) - 2,757,729 residents
  • Rank: 044 - Nairobi (Kenya) - 2,750,547 residents
  • Rank: 045 - Dar es Salaam (United Republic of Tanzania) - 2,698,652 residents
  • Rank: 046 - Toronto (Canada) - 2,600,000 residents
  • Rank: 047 - Mogadishu (Somalia) - 2,587,183 residents
  • Rank: 048 - Dakar (Senegal) - 2,476,400 residents
  • Rank: 049 - Rome (Italy) - 2,318,895 residents
  • Rank: 050 - Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) - 2,201,941 residents
  • Rank: 051 - Havana (Cuba) - 2,163,824 residents
  • Rank: 052 - Paris (France) - 2,138,551 residents
  • Rank: 053 - Baku (Azerbaijan) - 2,122,300 residents
  • Rank: 054 - Almaty (Kazakhstan) - 2,000,900 residents
  • Rank: 055 - Tashkent (Uzbekistan) - 1,978,028 residents
  • Rank: 056 - Algiers (Algeria) - 1,977,663 residents
  • Rank: 057 - Khartoum (Sudan) - 1,974,647 residents
  • Rank: 058 - Accra (Ghana) - 1,963,264 residents
  • Rank: 059 - Guayaquil (Ecuador) - 1,952,029 residents
  • Rank: 060 - Sanaa (Yemen) - 1,937,451 residents
  • Rank: 061 - Beirut (Lebanon) - 1,916,100 residents
  • Rank: 062 - Bucharest (Romania) - 1,877,155 residents
  • Rank: 063 - Conakry (Guinea) - 1,871,242 residents
  • Rank: 064 - Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) - 1,768,000 residents
  • Rank: 065 - Minsk (Belarus) - 1,742,124 residents
  • Rank: 066 - Budapest (Hungary) - 1,741,041 residents
  • Rank: 067 - Warsaw (Poland) - 1,702,139 residents
  • Rank: 068 - Vienna (Austria) - 1,691,468 residents
  • Rank: 069 - Aleppo (Syrian Arab Republic) - 1,602,264 residents
  • Rank: 070 - Phnom Penh (Cambodia) - 1,573,544 residents
  • Rank: 071 - Harare (Zimbabwe) - 1,542,813 residents
  • Rank: 072 - Asuncion (Paraguay) - 1,482,200 residents
  • Rank: 073 - Kathmandu (Nepal) - 1,442,271 residents
  • Rank: 074 - Antananarivo (Madagascar) - 1,391,433 residents
  • Rank: 075 - Santa Cruz de la Sierra [Bolivia (Plurinational State of)] - 1,364,389 residents
  • Rank: 076 - Kampala (Uganda) - 1,353,189 residents
  • Rank: 077 - Douala (Cameroon) - 1,338,082 residents
  • Rank: 078 - Bamako (Mali) - 1,297,281 residents
  • Rank: 079 - Brazzaville (Congo) - 1,284,609 residents
  • Rank: 080 - Amman (Jordan) - 1,275,857 residents
  • Rank: 081 - Belgrade (Serbia) - 1,273,651 residents
  • Rank: 082 - Montevideo (Uruguay) - 1,270,737 residents
  • Rank: 083 - Lusaka (Zambia) - 1,267,440 residents
  • Rank: 084 - Stockholm (Sweden) - 1,253,309 residents
  • Rank: 085 - Port-au-Prince (Haiti) - 1,234,742 residents
  • Rank: 086 - Maputo (Mozambique) - 1,191,613 residents
  • Rank: 087 - Prague (Czech Republic) - 1,165,581 residents
  • Rank: 088 - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 1,153,615 residents
  • Rank: 089 - Sofia (Bulgaria) - 1,152,556 residents
  • Rank: 090 - Tripoli (Libya) - 1,150,989 residents
  • Rank: 091 - Dubai (United Arab Emirates) - 1,137,347 residents
  • Rank: 092 - Yerevan (Armenia) - 1,093,485 residents
  • Rank: 093 - Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) - 1,086,505 residents
  • Rank: 094 - Tbilisi (Georgia) - 1,049,498 residents
  • Rank: 095 - Dublin (Ireland) - 1,024,027 residents
  • Rank: 096 - Brussels (Belgium) - 1,019,022 residents
  • Rank: 097 - Guatemala City (Guatemala) - 994,938 residents
  • Rank: 098 - Managua (Nicaragua) - 973,087 residents
  • Rank: 099 - Monrovia (Liberia) - 939,524 residents
  • Rank: 100 - Kingston (Jamaica) - 937,700 residents
  • Rank: 101 - Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) - 900,000 residents
  • Rank: 102 - Tegucigalpa (Honduras) - 850,848 residents
  • Rank: 103 - Ulan Bator (Mongolia) - 844,818 residents
  • Rank: 104 - Freetown (Sierra Leone) - 802,639 residents
  • Rank: 105 - Jerusalem (Israel) - 801,000 residents
  • Rank: 106 - Zagreb - Centar (Croatia) - 800,000 residents
  • Rank: 107 - Muscat (Oman) - 797,000 residents
  • Rank: 108 - Cotonou (Benin) - 780,000 residents
  • Rank: 109 - Niamey (Niger) - 774,235 residents
  • Rank: 110 - Lome (Togo) - 749,700 residents
  • Rank: 111 - Kigali (Rwanda) - 745,261 residents
  • Rank: 112 - Riga (Latvia) - 742,572 residents
  • Rank: 113 - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 741,636 residents
  • Rank: 114 - Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) - 727,700 residents
  • Rank: 115 - N'Djamena (Chad) - 721,081 residents
  • Rank: 116 - Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - 696,731 residents
  • Rank: 117 - Tunis (Tunisia) - 693,210 residents
  • Rank: 118 - Dushanbe (Tajikistan) - 679,400 residents
  • Rank: 119 - Athens (Greece) - 664,046 residents
  • Rank: 120 - Nouakchott (Mauritania) - 661,400 residents
  • Rank: 121 - Colombo (Sri Lanka) - 648,034 residents
  • Rank: 122 - Lilongwe (Malawi) - 646,750 residents
  • Rank: 123 - Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) - 635,994 residents
  • Rank: 124 - Djibouti City (Djibouti) - 623,891 residents
  • Rank: 125 - Oslo (Norway) - 580,000 residents
  • Rank: 126 - Libreville (Gabon) - 578,156 residents
  • Rank: 127 - Asmara (Eritrea) - 563,930 residents
  • Rank: 128 - Helsinki (Finland) - 558,457 residents
  • Rank: 129 - Pristina (Kosovo) - 550,000 residents
  • Rank: 130 - Bangui (Central African Republic) - 542,393 residents
  • Rank: 131 - Vilnius (Lithuania) - 542,366 residents
  • Rank: 132 - San Salvador (El Salvador) - 525,990 residents
  • Rank: 133 - Macau [China (Macao Special Administrative Region)] - 520,400 residents
  • Rank: 134 - Lisbon (Portugal) - 517,802 residents
  • Rank: 135 - Skopje (Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of ) - 474,889 residents
  • Rank: 136 - Gaza City [Palestine (State of)] - 428,304 residents
  • Rank: 137 - Bratislava (Slovakia) - 423,737 residents
  • Rank: 138 - San Juan (Puerto Rico) - 418,140 residents
  • Rank: 139 - Auckland (New Zealand) - 417,910 residents
  • Rank: 140 - Panama City (Panama) - 408,168 residents
  • Rank: 141 - Tallinn (Estonia) - 394,024 residents
  • Rank: 142 - Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) - 388,028 residents
  • Rank: 143 - Tirana (Albania) - 374,801 residents
  • Rank: 144 - Doha (Qatar) - 344,939 residents
  • Rank: 145 - Zurich (Switzerland) - 341,730 residents
  • Rank: 146 - Serekunda (Gambia) - 337,000 residents
  • Rank: 147 - San Jose (Costa Rica) - 335,007 residents
  • Rank: 148 - Bujumbura (Burundi) - 331,700 residents
  • Rank: 149 - Juba (South Sudan) - 300,000 residents
  • Rank: 150 - Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) - 283,733 residents
  • Rank: 151 - Ljubljana (Slovenia) - 272,220 residents
  • Rank: 152 - Windhoek (Namibia) - 268,132 residents
  • Rank: 153 - Georgetown (Guyana) - 235,017 residents
  • Rank: 154 - Nassau (Bahamas) - 227,940 residents
  • Rank: 155 - Paramaribo (Suriname) - 223,757 residents
  • Rank: 156 - Gaborone (Botswana) - 208,411 residents
  • Rank: 157 - Nicosia (Cyprus) - 200,452 residents
  • Rank: 158 - Vientiane (Lao People's Democratic Republic) - 196,731 residents
  • Rank: 159 - Laayoune / El Aaiun (Western Sahara) - 196,331 residents
  • Rank: 160 - Bata (Equatorial Guinea) - 173,046 residents
  • Rank: 161 - Port Louis (Mauritius) - 155,226 residents
  • Rank: 162 - Dili [Timor-Leste (East Timor)] - 150,000 residents
  • Rank: 163 - Manama (Bahrain) - 147,074 residents
  • Rank: 164 - Saint-Denis (Reunion) - 137,195 residents
  • Rank: 165 - Podgorica (Montenegro) - 136,473 residents
  • Rank: 166 - Willemstad (Curacao) - 125,000 residents
  • Rank: 167 - Reykjavik (Iceland) - 118,918 residents
  • Rank: 168 - Maseru (Lesotho) - 118,355 residents
  • Rank: 169 - Praia (Cabo Verde) - 113,364 residents
  • Rank: 170 - Male (Maldives) - 103,693 residents
  • Rank: 171 - Thimphu (Bhutan) - 98,676 residents
  • Rank: 172 - Bridgetown (Barbados) - 98,511 residents
  • Rank: 173 - Mbabane (Swaziland) - 94,874 residents
  • Rank: 174 - Noumea (New Caledonia) - 93,060 residents
  • Rank: 175 - Fort-de-France (Martinique) - 89,995 residents
  • Rank: 176 - Suva (Fiji) - 77,366 residents
  • Rank: 177 - Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) - 76,684 residents
  • Rank: 178 - Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei Darussalam) - 64,409 residents
  • Rank: 179 - Les Abymes (Guadeloupe) - 63,058 residents
  • Rank: 180 - Cayenne (French Guiana) - 61,550 residents
  • Rank: 181 - Belize City (Belize) - 61,461 residents
  • Rank: 182 - Honiara (Solomon Islands) - 56,298 residents
  • Rank: 183 - Mamoudzou (Mayotte) - 54,831 residents
  • Rank: 184 - Sao Tome (Sao Tome and Principe) - 53,300 residents
  • Rank: 185 - San Fernando (Trinidad and Tobago) - 50,208 residents
  • Rank: 186 - Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands) - 48,220 residents
  • Rank: 187 - Dededo Village (Guam) - 44,943 residents
  • Rank: 188 - Moroni (Comoros) - 42,872 residents
  • Rank: 189 - Apia (Samoa) - 40,407 residents
  • Rank: 190 - Tarawa (Kiribati) - 40,311 residents
  • Rank: 191 - Port-Vila (Vanuatu) - 35,901 residents
  • Rank: 192 - Oranjestad (Aruba) - 34,980 residents
  • Rank: 193 - Faaa (French Polynesia) - 29,851 residents
  • Rank: 194 - George Town (Cayman Islands) - 29,370 residents
  • Rank: 195 - Saint Helier (Jersey) - 28,000 residents
  • Rank: 196 - Gibraltar (Gibraltar) - 26,544 residents
  • Rank: 197 - Douglas (Isle of Man) - 26,218 residents
  • Rank: 198 - Majuro (Marshall Islands) - 25,400 residents
  • Rank: 199 - Kingstown (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) - 24,518 residents
  • Rank: 200 - Saint John's (Antigua and Barbuda) - 24,226 residents
  • Rank: 201 - Providenciales (Turks and Caicos Islands) - 23,769 residents
  • Rank: 202 - Victoria (Seychelles) - 22,881 residents
  • Rank: 203 - Nuku'alofa (Tonga) - 22,400 residents
  • Rank: 204 - Birkirkara (Malta) - 21,676 residents
  • Rank: 205 - Andorra la Vella (Andorra) - 20,430 residents
  • Rank: 206 - Castries (Saint Lucia) - 20,000 residents
  • Rank: 207 - Charlotte Amalie (United States Virgin Islands) - 18,481 residents
  • Rank: 208 - Roseau (Dominica) - 16,571 residents
  • Rank: 209 - Saint Peter Port (Guernsey) - 16,488 residents
  • Rank: 210 - Monte Carlo (Monaco) - 15,200 residents
  • Rank: 211 - Nuuk (Greenland) - 14,798 residents
  • Rank: 212 - Weno [Micronesia (Federated States of) - - 13,856 residents
  • Rank: 213 - Avarua (Cook Islands) - 13,373 residents
  • Rank: 214 - Torshavn (Faeroe Islands) - 13,200 residents
  • Rank: 215 - Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis) - 12,920 residents
  • Rank: 216 - Road Town (British Virgin Islands) - 12,603 residents
  • Rank: 217 - Mariehamn (Aland Islands) - 11,521 residents
  • Rank: 218 - Pago Pago (American Samoa) - 11,500 residents
  • Rank: 219 - Koror (Palau) - 11,200 residents
  • Rank: 220 - Saint George's (Grenada) - 7,500 residents
  • Rank: 221 - Saint-Pierre (Saint Pierre and Miquelon) - 6,200 residents
  • Rank: 222 - Gustavia (Saint-Barthelemy) - 5,988 residents
  • Rank: 223 - Schaan (Liechtenstein) - 5,963 residents
  • Rank: 224 - Marigot (Saint Martin) - 5,700 residents
  • Rank: 225 - City of San Marino (San Marino) - 4,500 residents
  • Rank: 226 - Funafuti (Tuvalu) - 4,492 residents
  • Rank: 227 - Kralendijk (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) - 3,081 residents
  • Rank: 228 - Camp Justice (British Indian Ocean Territory) - 3,000 residents
  • Rank: 229 - Denigomodu (Nauru) - 2,827 residents
  • Rank: 230 - Stanley [Falkland Islands (Malvinas)] - 2,213 residents
  • Rank: 231 - Longyearbyen (Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands) - 2,060 residents
  • Rank: 232 - The Valley (Anguilla) - 2,035 residents
  • Rank: 233 - Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) - 1,400 residents
  • Rank: 234 - McMurdo Station (Antarctica) - 1,258 residents
  • Rank: 235 - Mata-Utu (Wallis and Futuna Islands) - 1,200 residents
  • Rank: 236 - Brades (Montserrat) - 1,000 residents
  • Rank: 237 - Hamilton (Bermuda) - 902 residents
  • Rank: 238 - Kingston (Norfolk Island) - 880 residents
  • Rank: 239 - Vatican City (Holy See) - 829 residents
  • Rank: 240 - Jamestown (Saint Helena) - 637 residents
  • Rank: 241 - Alofi (Niue) - 624 residents
  • Rank: 242 - Flying Fish Cove (Christmas Island) - 500 residents
  • Rank: 243 - Fakaofo (Tokelau) - 483 residents
  • Rank: 244 - Johnston Atoll (United States Minor Outlying Islands) - 315 residents
  • Rank: 245 - West Island (Cocos [Keeling] Islands) - 120 residents
  • Rank: 246 - Adamstown (Pitcairn Islands) - 46 residents
  • Rank: 247 - Port-aux-Francais (French Southern Territories) - 45 residents
  • Rank: 248 - Grytviken (South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands) - 2 residents
  • Rank: 249 - Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Heard Island and McDonald Islands) - 0 residents
  • Rank: 250 - Bouvet Island (Bouvet Island) - 0 residents
Chart Credit: cssplot

Several popular online charting tools include:

  1. Google Charts
  2. jqPlot
  3. Chart.js
  4. Highcharts
  5. Raphael
  6. ccchart

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CIS Illustration 2: Mapping Tool (Largest Cities by Country)

This illustration uses Google Maps to illustrate how a map-based computerized information system looks. This particular map touts three features. The first feature is a search box. You can use the search box to search for most cities on Earth. Once a city is found, the map also lists some of the more popular lodging places in the immediate vicinity of the location on the map, that is, if lodging data is available for a given map location.

The second feature of the Google Map immediately below is a drop-down list. The drop-down lists consists of the largest city in each country or area on Earth. By selecting a city from the list, the map will zoom to that city and country. You can select Earth at the bottom of the drop-down list to re-draw the map.

The third feature is Google's Pegman. After you have zoomed to a city, you can drag and drop Pegman onto the map to catch a street-level views of places in the city, that is, if street-level data is available for a given map location.

Find a city:
Or, select the country's largest city:
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Alternatives to Google Maps do exist in the marketplace. Some additional online mapping tools include:

  1. Bing Maps
  2. Yandex Maps
  3. ViaMichelin Maps
  4. OpenStreetMaps
  5. Wikimapia
  6. Mapquest

Other notable application programming interfaces (API) to create and publish online maps include:

  1. Leaflet
  2. OpenLayers
  3. jQuery Mapael

Full-blown computerized mapping systems also exist in the marketplace. These full-blown mapping systems are known as geographic information systems (GIS). The utility of a full-blown geographic information system resides in its ability to layer and manipulate all kinds of information on a map.

There are numerous desktop and online GIS applications in the marketplace. Some are free while others are commercially sold. With each passing year, these GIS applications continue to evolve in their sophistication, depth, and scope of coverage. Esri is considered by many to be a leading provider of GIS applications. See, for instance, Ersi's ArcGIS suite of GIS applications.

A couple of popular online GIS applications include these:

  1. ArcGIS Online
  2. Mapbox

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CIS Illustration 3: All-in-One Tools (Largest Cities by Country)

This final illustration uses data from the same sources as were used in the above table. The 20-year population intervals depicted in this final illustration were taken from the UN's World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision data. These varied data sources were combined to power the Geo Explorer widget. This third illustration is referred to as an all-in-one widget because it represents a singular presentation that contains a combination of tabular, chart, map, and weather data, but namely, population data. To minimize conflicts with other elements on this page, Illustration 3's Geo Explorer widget has been placed on a separate page. Click the following link to see Illustration 3 in action:


Illustration 3 is based on dhtmlx.com's Geo Explorer widget. Illustration 3, the Geo Explorer widget, is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer. Simile's Exhibit widget is an alternate all-in-one tool. The Exhibit widget contains similar functionality to dhtmlx's Geo Explorer. The all-in-one approach represents an attempt to present the computer user with a lot of concise information on one page without the computer user having to switch back and forth between web pages—and to do so in an aesthetically appealing manner.

More advanced or more sophisticated all-in-one CIS tools also exist in the marketplace. The more powerful all-in-one CIS tools generally are referred to as Business Intelligence (BI) tools. The primary focus of BI tools is on harvesting, mining, and transforming Big Data into useful information. In turn, this information is leveraged with the objective being to become better informed and to make wiser decisions. Several popular BI tools include:

  1. Tableau
  2. Power BI
  3. Zoho Reports
  4. dc.js - Dimensional Charting

Using the pyramid analogy as depicted in the image at the top of this page, moving down the pyramid leads to more sophisticated and more complex computerized information systems. The top of the pyramid represents the most basic and the simplest types of information. As you move down the pyramid, these CIS tools can become very complicated and cumbersome to operate in terms of rendering comprehensive output. The expertise required to master these advanced BI tools is one reason why computer engineers are in high demand in labor markets, and it explains why computer engineers typically command higher than average salaries.

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A Romance-Style Taste of EDM (Electronic Dance Music): A Music Tribute to the Millennials

I wish to conclude this discussion of computerized information systems by throwing a dab of EDM music into the mix—but with a romantic twist to it. At first, there were the Baby Boomers whose members were born during the late 1940's and the early 1960's (that is, those who are at least 60 years old and older as of 2016). The Baby Boomers mainly were influenced by rock & roll, country, blues, and R&B/soul music.

Then along came Generation X whose members were born between the late 1960's and the early 1980's (that is, those who are between the ages of 31 and 60 as of 2016). Members of Generation X mainly were influenced by disco, hard rock, pop, and hip hop/rap music.

The Millennials or Generation Y was the next generation to burst onto the scene (that is, those who were born during the late 1980's and the early 2000's (that is, those who are between the ages of 11 and 30 as of 2016). Electronic dance music (EDM) has emerged as the definitive and preeminent sound of the Millennials. As such, here is a small taste of EDM—but with a romantic twist to it—as a nod or tribute to the current generation of Millennials (as of 2016). Enjoy.

Watch (Kungs vs Cookin' on 3 Burners, This Girl)


Watch (DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber, Let Me Love You)


Watch (The Chainsmokers featuring Daya, Don't Let Me Down)


Watch (Charlie Puth featuring Selena Gomez, We Don't Talk Anymore)


Watch (Shawn Mendes, Treat You Better)


Watch (Zedd featuring Foxes, Clarity)


Watch (Kylie Minogue, Can't Get You Out Of My Head)


Watch (Timofey & Bartosz Brenes featuring Jerique, Hear My Call)


Watch (Zara Larsson featuring MNEK, Never Forget You)


Watch (Taylor Swift, Style)


Watch (Rihanna featuring Drake, What's My Name?)


Watch (Kiesza - Hideaway)


Watch (Disclosure featuring Sam Smith, Latch)


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Poised next to emerge in prominence will be the iGeneration or Generation Z whose members were born during the late 2000's and early 2010's (that is, those who are no more than 20 years old as of 2016). When it comes to their tastes in popular music, members of Generation Z remain in the exploratory stage of development. Although Generation Z's starting point has been EDM, it remains to be seen what types of musical sounds that Generation Z ultimately will devise or adopt. It remains to be seen which, among many, will be the most popular music genres for which most members of Generation Z will gravitate to and coalesce around. Members of Generation Z continue to search for their voice and for their place in the world.

Before looking beyond Generation Z or delving into the future of human life on Earth, it is important to note that the Baby Boomers are still around. As of 2016, the Baby Boomers are continuing to leave their collective mark on contemporary society and on the shape of the future. To be sure, the Baby Boomers, in conjunction with Generation X, are principally in charge of running the world as of 2016. As members of both the Baby Boomers and Generation X grow older and edge closer to retirement age, gradually, they will be succeeded by the Millennials. In the not too distant future, the Millennials principally will be the generation in charge of running the world. A good analogy would be IBM and Google. Although IBM has been around since 1911, it rose to public prominence beginning in the 1960's with it mainframe and later its personal computer lines. IBM and its corporate culture came to be more reflective of the Baby Boomer generation. In contrast, Google began in 1998, and its corporate culture came to be more reflective of the Millennial generation.

Certain musical genres seem to be timeless such as, say, certain branches of the classical and jazz musical genres. Certain romantic love songs also seem to be timeless. Some consider Diana Ross/Lionel Ritchie's duet titled "Endless Love" to be one of those classic romantic love songs.

A good love ballad is destined to withstand the test of time in terms of popular embrace regardless of its music genre or generational influence. Literally, there are millions of love songs out there in the marketplace. I think that Vangelis and Jon Anderson's love ballad titled "So Long Ago, So Clear;" Sade's love ballads titled "Bullet Proof Soul" and "Somebody Already Broke My Heart;" and Stevie Wonder's love ballad titled "Moon Blue" represent four such love ballads that are destined to withstand the test of time. These particular four love ballads are products of the Baby Boomers and Generation X, and they represent a passing of the music baton to the Millennials (or Generation Y).

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Did you know that the Beatles song titled "Yesterday" is said to be the most covered song in history? To paraphrase a popular saying, musical genres never seem to die. Older music genres simply tend to fade into the background while newer music genres emerge and rise to the forefront of popularity and popular culture.

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