5 cities where tourists out-number the locals.

If you thought your city was crowded, then you are about to discover a new meaning to the word crowded.

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You enter a bar to get a drink, and you see an Italian, French, and German, all waiting in line – this is not a joke, but an everyday situation for residents that live in cities where there are more tourists than locals. It might sound bizarre to imagine a city with more tourists than people who call it home, but some of the most visited places are kind of small, and according to locals’ perspective: really crowded.

1

Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City is visited by more than five million people annually. Only 842 people live within the city, giving it a ratio of 6,000 tourists per resident.

2

Kotor, Montenegro

The city sees two million tourists each year, but only 962 citizens live within the city – giving it a ratio of 2,000 tourists per resident.

3

San Marino

San Marino is a micro-state, and it is one of the world’s oldest republics. The city is famous for being on the top of a mountain. Despite the city’s inability to house a lot of tourists, the ratio of tourists to locals is astoundingly 445 to 1.

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4

Venice, Italy

Venice, one of the most remarkable cities of the world, is made of 118 islands. It sees 20 million tourists a year, but Venice houses 270,000 people; giving the city a ratio of 74 tourists per resident.

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5

Palma De Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca is a city built upon tourism. It is famous for its sporting events, cathedrals, and the well-protected old city. With only 400,000 residents, there are 23 tourists per local.

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