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Cities

GET /2/cities
  • json
  • xml
Host: api.meetup.com
  • public
api version 2

Returns Meetup cities. This method supports search by latitude/longitude/radius, by country/state, by query term/zip, or a combination of all of these. Location-only searches by lat and lon return all cities within a radius of the provided coordinates. Searches with a query return up to 10 cities matching the term, and can be sorted by size or distance to a given coordinate. 'smart' ordering can be used to return the match(es) with the highest member_count, unless a smaller size match exists nearby the given coordinates. Query searches are supported for country but not country and state

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Request Parameters

This method requires no authentication but is subject to request limiting based on client IP . This search is location based. A lat and lon must be supplied together or a query or the search will be based on your geo-located ip

country

A valid country code

lat

Latitude to search

lon

Longitude to search

query

Search term and/or zip to look for (if this is specified, max result size limited to 10)

radius

When searching by lat/lon only, specify a radius to search (default 50 miles)

state

A valid state code for the given country, if the country has states

Ordering

distance

When lat/lon/query provided, sort matches by distance to coordinates

size

(default order) number of members in the city: descending

smart

Sort by size, but if a match is close to given lat/lon, float to top. Only works when query provided

Response

city

The name of the city

country

The ISO_3166-1 country code for the country which contains the city

distance

The distance away from the provided coordinates, if applicable

id

Numeric identifier of the city

lat

The latitude of the city

localized_country_name

The name of the country which contains the city

lon

The longitude of the city

member_count

The number of Meetup members in the city

name_string

The full name of the city, as returned by query search, if applicable

ranking

Indicates the best-match ranking of this result

state

The state which contains the city, if applicable

zip

The zip code of the city. For cities in countries without ZIP codes, a placeholder will be returned

API methods

v3 batch

v2 categories

v2 cities

v2 dashboard

v1 groups

v1 oembed

v1 topics

v2 deprecated