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The '''Grand Theft Auto World''' is a fictional world containing the settings or otherwise-mentioned locations of all the ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' games (for example, [[Liberty City]], [[Vice City]], [[Carcer City]], and the [[State of San Andreas]]). It is assumed that the rest of the real world exists within the fictional world, although possibly without some of the major cities to which the ''GTA'' locations are analogous (Liberty City/state of Liberty may replace New York City/New York State, for example). Continuity is generally retained throughout the games pertaining to the specific "universe" that the game is a part of, creating a coherent [[wp:fictional universe|fictional universe]].
   
The '''Grand Theft Auto World,''' is a fictional world containing the settings or otherwise-mentioned locations of all the GTA games (for example, [[Liberty City]], [[Vice City]], [[Carcer City]], and the [[State of San Andreas]]). It is assumed that the rest of the real world exists within the fictional world, although possibly without some of the major cities to which the GTA locations are analogous (Liberty City/state of Liberty may replace New York City/state of New York, for example). Continuity is generally retained throughout the games pertaining to the specific "era" that the game is a part of, creating a coherent [[wp:fictional universe|fictional universe]].
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A map selection screen in the first ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1|Grand Theft Auto]]'' game reveals that the contemporary renditions of Liberty City, San Andreas, and Vice City are located in or near New York, California, and Florida respectively. It is unclear whether these locations are canon with the rest of the series; however, it is known that Vice City is located in the state of Florida.
   
A map selection screen in the first [[Grand Theft Auto]] game reveals that the contemporary renditions of Liberty City, San Andreas, and Vice City are located in or near New York, California, and Florida respectively. It is unclear whether these locations are canon with the rest of the series, however it is known that Vice City is located in the state of Florida.
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Furthermore, during [[Saint Mark's Bistro|one mission]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto San Andreas]]'', the [[Carl Johnson|player]] could fly a plane eastwards and arrive, after a cutscene, in Liberty City. This relationship is similar to the real-world geographical placing of the states of [[:wp:California|California]] and [[:wp:Nevada|Nevada]] (upon which San Andreas is based) to [[:wp:New York City|New York]] (upon which Liberty City is based). This does involve crossing a vast body of water, but bodies of water are used to isolate game-worlds in the ''GTA'' series, and do not necessarily indicate that these game-worlds are truly islands. A worldmap that can be found in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' suggests that the sea level in the ''GTA'' world has increased significantly, suggesting that the islands are formed by the rising sea.
   
Furthermore, during [[Saint Mark's Bistro|one mission]] in GTA San Andreas, the player could fly a plane eastwards and arrive, after a cutscene, in Liberty City. This relationship is similar to the real-world geographical placing of the states of [[:wp:California|California]] and [[:wp:Nevada|Nevada]] (upon which San Andreas is based) to [[:wp:New York City|New York]] (upon which Liberty City is based). This does involve crossing a vast body of water, but bodies of water are used to isolate game-worlds in the GTA series, and do not necessarily indicate that these game-worlds are truly islands.
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In between game "universes", the recurring locations of ''GTA'' are represented very differently. Liberty City appeared in ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]'' and ''GTA III'' with almost no similarities other than that they were both broadly based on New York City. Liberty City retained continuity throughout the [[3D Universe]] (compare ''GTA III''<nowiki/><nowiki>'s rendition to that of </nowiki>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]''), however ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' marked the beginning of a new "universe", and started a new continuity while introducing a new, more realistic rendition of Liberty City. 
 
In between game "eras", the recurring locations of GTA are represented very differently. Liberty City appeared in ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]'' and GTA III with almost no similarities other than that they were both broadly based on New York City. Liberty City retained continuity throughout the [[3D Universe]] (compare GTA III's rendition to that of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]''), however ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' marked the beginning of a new "era", and started a new continuity while introducing a new Liberty City created from scratch.
 
   
 
==Liberty City==
 
==Liberty City==
[[File:New_LC.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Liberty City in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]]]
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[[File:New LC.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Liberty City in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]]]
'''[[Liberty City]]''', based on New York City, is a location that has appeared in ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA 1]], [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] ''and'' [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]''. It is generally depicted as a large city with a sizeable population (4 million in GTA III, double that in GTA IV), featuring a complete transportation infrastructure of roads and railways, and is located on a geographical configuration of shorelines and islands, similar to that of New York City. The city has been described as one suffering heavily from crime and corruption, with the presence of organized crime, feuding street gangs, petty criminals, and rampant misconduct among city officials and law enforcement. Due to its ever-growing crime statistics (the highest in the U.S.), it has been repeatedly voted as "The Worst Place In America".
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'''[[Liberty City]]''', based on [[wp:New York City|New York City]], is a location that has appeared in ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]], [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] ''and'' [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''. Liberty City is a large city (with a population of four million in ''GTA III'' and eight million in ''GTA IV'') and features extensive road and railway transport links, and is located on a geographical configuration of shorelines and islands, similar to that of New York City. The city has high crime and corruption rates, with organized crime, feuding street gangs, petty criminals, and rampant misconduct among city officials and law enforcement commonplace. The city has the highest crime statistics in the United States and has repeatedly been voted as "The Worst Place In America".
   
Liberty City is located in the state of Liberty, a parody of the state of New York. It is likely that all the other cities in the real state of New York exist in the state of Liberty. It is unknown if Liberty City is the capital of its state, afterall New York City is not the capital of New York.
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Liberty City is located in the [[State of Liberty]]. It is possible that the other cities in the state of New York exist in the state of Liberty, but it is unknown if Liberty City is the state capital.
   
 
:See: '''[[Liberty City]]'''
 
:See: '''[[Liberty City]]'''
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===New Guernsey/Alderney===
 
===New Guernsey/Alderney===
[[File:Alderney_City_Skyline.png|thumb|right|250px|[[Alderney City]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]]]
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[[File:Alderney City Skyline.png|thumb|right|250px|[[Alderney City]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]]]
   
'''[[New Guernsey]]''', based on New Jersey, is a location that appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA 1]]. It consists of ''[[Guernsey City]]'' (based on Jersey City), ''[[Fort Law]]'' (Fort Lee), ''[[Schlechberg]]'' (Gutenberg), ''[[Hackenslash]]'' (Hackensack) and ''[[Eaglewood]]'' (Englewood).
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'''[[New Guernsey]]''', based on New Jersey, is a location that appeared in ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]''. It consists of [[Guernsey City]] (based on Jersey City), [[Fort Law]] (Fort Lee), [[Schlechberg]] (Gutenberg), [[Hackenslash]] (Hackensack) and [[Eaglewood]] (Englewood).
   
In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], New Jersey was used as a location again, alongside Liberty City, but was renamed to '''[[State of Alderney|Alderney]]'''. Although Alderney is an entire state, it appears to be the size of a borough (about the same size as Algonquin), and is treated as a borough of [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] (although this may be due to technical limitations -- Alderney foot police, for example, are seen wearing different uniforms to the [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]], although LCPD vehicles patrol Alderney). Alderney contains neighborhoods that are based on different cities and regions in New Jersey, such as Weehawken, Englewood, Jersey City, Newark, Kearny, and Elizabeth, among others.
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'', New Jersey reappears, alongside Liberty City, and has been renamed '''[[State of Alderney|Alderney]]'''. Although Alderney is an entire state, it appears to be the size of a borough (about the same size as Algonquin) and is treated as a borough of [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]], with the [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]] regularly seen patrolling Alderney. Alderney contains neighborhoods that are based on different cities and regions in New Jersey, such as Weehawken, Englewood, Jersey City, Newark, Kearny, and Elizabeth, among others.
   
 
==Vice City==
 
==Vice City==
 
[[File:NeonVice.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Vice City]]
 
[[File:NeonVice.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Vice City]]
'''[[Vice City]] '''is a city that appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA 1]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]. It is based on Miami, Florida. In the [[3D Universe]], it consists of two major islands and six smaller islands; both main islands separated by a large body of water similar to that of Biscayne Bay (separating Miami Beach from mainland Miami). Each major island is divided into several districts. The population of Vice City is given as around 1.8 million. Unlike Liberty City and the state of San Andreas, Vice City has no railway or rapid transit systems, and all islands are connected by road and pedestrian bridges.
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'''[[Vice City]] '''is a city that appeared in ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]''. It is based on [[wp:Miami|Miami]], Florida. In the [[3D Universe]], it consists of two major islands and six smaller islands, with both main islands separated by a large body of water similar to that of Biscayne Bay (separating Miami Beach from mainland Miami). Each major island is divided into several districts. The population of Vice City is given as around 1.8 million. Vice City has no railway or rapid transit systems, with the islands connected by road and pedestrian bridges.
   
In the games, Vice City is based on Miami and has been confirmed to be in the real state of Florida, rather than a fictional state like Liberty and San Andreas. However in the GTA III Era, Vice City is not analogus to Miami as it is referenced in both GTA III and GTA Vice City, and the location of Vice City being given as in the Florida Keys.
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In the games, Vice City is based on Miami and has been confirmed to be in the real state of Florida, rather than a fictional state like Liberty and San Andreas. However in the ''GTA III'' era, Vice City is not analogus to Miami as it is referenced in both ''GTA III'' and ''GTA Vice City'', and the location of Vice City being given as in the Florida Keys.
   
 
:See: '''[[Vice City]]'''
 
:See: '''[[Vice City]]'''
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==San Andreas==
 
==San Andreas==
[[File:LosSantosSunrise.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Los Santos]]
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'''[[San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]]''', which is intended to be based in the West Coast of the United States, has appeared as two different entities in the Grand Theft Auto series of video games:
'''[[San Andreas]]''', which is intended to be based in the West Coast of the United States, has appeared as two different entities in the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series of video games:
 
   
* In the original ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1|Grand Theft Auto]]'', [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] is a single city based on the real city of San Francisco, California.
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===2D Universe===
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In the original ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1|Grand Theft Auto]]'', [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] is a single city based on the city of San Francisco, California.
   
* In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] was recrafted to a fictionalized American state based on the real states of California and Nevada. San Andreas appears as a series of large islands surrounded by water, but connected by a series of bridges. This version of San Andreas is subdivided into three cities ([[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]], [[San Fierro]] and [[Las Venturas]]) and five counties [[Red County]], [[Flint County]], [[Whetstone]], [[Tierra Robada]] and [[Bone County]]. Details of this incarnation are as follows:
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===3D Universe===
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] reappears as a state based on the American states of California and Nevada. The State of San Andreas incorporates three cities ([[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] and [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]]) and five counties ([[Red County]], [[Flint County]], [[Whetstone]], [[Tierra Robada]] and [[Bone County]]). San Andreas is a series of large islands surrounded by water, but connected by a series of bridges. Details of this incarnation are as follows:
   
'''[[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]]''' is the largest city in San Andreas. It is based on real life Los Angeles, California. It borders [[Red County]] to the north and [[Flint County]] to the west.
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[[File:LosSantosSunrise.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Los Santos]]
[[File:SanFierro.jpg|thumb|right|200px|View of San Fierro from Tierra Robada.]]
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'''[[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]]''' is the largest city in San Andreas. It is based on the city of [[wp:Los Angeles|Los Angeles]], California, and is bordered by [[Red County]] to the north and [[Flint County]] to the west.
   
'''[[San Fierro]]''' is the smallest city in San Andreas, based on San Francisco, California. San Fierro is located in the western part of San Andreas. South of the city lies the massive [[Mount Chiliad]], and to the north lies the county of [[Tierra Robada]]. [[San Fierro Bay]] lies to the north, and [[The Panopticon]] to the east.
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[[File:SanFierro.jpg|thumb|right|150px|View of San Fierro from Tierra Robada.]]
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'''[[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]]''' is the smallest city in San Andreas, based on [[wp:San Francisco|San Francisco]], California. San Fierro is located in the western part of San Andreas. South of the city lies the massive [[Mount Chiliad (3D Universe)|Mount Chiliad]], and to the north lies the county of [[Tierra Robada]]. [[San Fierro Bay]] lies to the north, and [[The Panopticon]] to the east.
   
'''[[Las Venturas]]''' is based on Las Vegas, Nevada. Like its real life counterpart, Las Venturas is a gambling city located in the desert region. The city is also notable for its sizeable freeway system.
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[[File:Gallery_(72).jpg|thumb|right|150px|Las Venturas]]
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'''[[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]]''' is based on [[wp:Las Vegas|Las Vegas]], Nevada. Like its real life counterpart, Las Venturas is a gambling city located in the desert region. The city is also notable for its sizeable freeway system.
   
There are thirteen small towns in the [[State of San Andreas]], in addition to the cities: [[Palomino Creek]], [[Montgomery]], [[Dillimore]], [[Blueberry]], [[Angel Pine]], [[El Quebrados]], [[Bayside]], [[Las Barrancas]], [[Fort Carson]], [[Las Payasadas]], [[Valle Ocultado]], [[Aldea Malvada]] and [[Las Brujas]] (the latter two being [[wp:ghost town|ghost towns]]).
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In addition to the three cities, there are thirteen small towns in the [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|State of San Andreas]]: [[Palomino Creek]], [[Montgomery]], [[Dillimore]], [[Blueberry]], [[Angel Pine]], [[El Quebrados]], [[Bayside]], [[Las Barrancas]], [[Fort Carson]], [[Las Payasadas]], [[Valle Ocultado]], and two [[wp:ghost town|ghost towns]]: [[Aldea Malvada]] and [[Las Brujas]].
   
Although refered to as a state, it is perhaps the size of a city, mainly due to game limitations.
 
 
===HD Universe===
 
===HD Universe===
San Andreas does not physically appeared in [[GTA IV era|GTA IV]], but like Vice City, it is referenced heavily. Los Santos, San Fierro, and Las Venturas all exist, as do some of the towns.
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San Andreas does not physically appear in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], but like Vice City, it is referenced heavily. [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]], [[San Fierro (HD Universe)|San Fierro]], and [[Las Venturas (HD Universe)|Las Venturas]] all exist, as do some of the towns.
   
[[GTA V]] confirms that San Andreas is still a full state, however, [[Los Santos]] is so far the only city revealed to be in the state within the HD Universe in which GTA V is set. The locations of San Fierro and Las Venturas are unlikely to be unconfirmed in the new era.
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[[File:Downtown_Los_Santos_(V).jpeg|right|200px|thumb|Los Santos]]
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', [[San Andreas (HD Universe)|San Andreas]] is a large state subdivided into two counties: [[Los Santos County]] and [[Blaine County]]. Within Los Santos County is the city, [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]], and many other small towns and neighborhoods. Like its 3D Universe counterpart, San Andreas is a large island surrounded by the [[Pacific Ocean]] on all sides. The in-game area does not represent the entire state, and is referred to as "Southern San Andreas" by Rockstar, with San Fierro and Las Venturas existing in a northern portion of the state not featured in the game. Details of this incarnation are as follows:
   
[[File:Anywhere City Concept Art.jpg|right|thumb|Concept art of Anywhere City.]]
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[[File:Chumash North.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Chumash]]
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'''[[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]]''' as in the 3D Universe, is based on Los Angeles, California. It is the biggest city in southern San Andreas, and is bordered by [[Los Santos County]] to the north and east, and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west.
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[[File:SandyShores-GTAV-nextgen.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Sandy Shores]]
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'''[[Chumash]]''' is based on [[wp:Malibu, California|Malibu, California]]. It is a wealthy city with an above average life style. It borders the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the [[Tongva Valley]] to the east.
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[[File:Paleto Aerial.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Paleto Bay]]
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'''[[Sandy Shores]]''' is based on the town of [[wp:Desert Shores, California|Desert Shores]], California. It is a small, poor and desolate town, bordered by the [[Alamo Sea]] to the north and the [[Senora Desert]] to the south.
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'''[[Paleto Bay]]''' is based on [[wp:Fillmore, California|Fillmore, California]] and is the smallest city in San Andreas. It is very isolated, but still more developed than other towns in [[Blaine County]]. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the north and [[Mount Chiliad (HD Universe)|Mount Chilliad]] to the south.
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:See: '''[[San Andreas]]'''
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:[[San Andreas (2D Universe)|San Andreas in 2D Universe]]
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:[[San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas in 3D Universe]]
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:[[San Andreas (HD Universe)|San Andreas in HD Universe]]
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:See: '''[[Los Santos]]'''
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:[[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos in 3D Universe]]
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:[[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos in HD Universe]]
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==North Yankton==
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[[File:LudendorffOverview.jpg|thumb|The town of Ludendorff, surrounded by mountains in the state of North Yankton]]
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'''[[State of North Yankton|North Yankton]]''' is a landlocked state featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''. Believed to be based on [[wp:North Dakota|North Dakota]], the state of North Yankton is located in the Midwestern United States. It is a large and relatively rural state and contains the town of [[Ludendorff]] (based in the city of [[wp:Fargo|Fargo]]), which has a population of 918 and is home to the Midwest's "Biggest Beaver". The area surrounding the town contains many farmyards and a branch of the [[Bobcat (Bank)|Bobcat Security Bank]]. The state is often covered in snow and therefore has low average temperatures, especially in the winter.
   
 
==Anywhere City==
 
==Anywhere City==
'''[[Anywhere City]]''' is the setting of [[Grand Theft Auto 2]]. It is called this as it was never given a name in-game, as well as being set in the near future, and doesn't bear any resemblance to any real life city in particular. It is divided into 3 separated parts - [[Downtown District|Commercial]], [[Residential District|Residential]] and [[Industrial District|Industrial]] (similar to the nature of the three main districts in GTA III). The infrastructure of Anywhere City is primarily composed of roadways and footpaths, but in later versions of the game released for the PC, a light rail transit system was provided.
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[[File:Anywhere City Concept Art.jpg|right|thumb|Concept art of Anywhere City.]]'''[[Anywhere City]]''' is the setting of ''[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]''. The name "Anywhere City" derives from the fact that it is not named in the game and does not appear to bear a resemblance to any particular city. It is divided into three separate districts - [[Downtown District|Commercial]], [[Residential District|Residential]] and [[Industrial District|Industrial]] (similar to the nature of the three main districts in ''GTA III''). The infrastructure of Anywhere City is primarily composed of roadways and footpaths, but a light rail transit system appears in the PC version of the game.
   
[[File:London.jpg|right|thumb|160px|London in real life]]
 
 
==London==
 
==London==
'''[[London]]''', England, was the city used in both the mission packs available for the original [[Grand Theft Auto 1|Grand Theft Auto]] - [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961]]. '''[[Manchester]]''' appears as a multiplayer map in the second. To date, these are the only real-life cities to be used physically in a GTA game.
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[[File:London.jpg|right|thumb|160px|London in real life]]'''[[London]]''', the capital of England, appears in both mission packs available for the original [[Grand Theft Auto 1|Grand Theft Auto]] - ''[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961]]''. '''[[Manchester]]''' appears as a multiplayer map in the second pack. To date, these are the only real-life cities to be used physically in a ''GTA'' game, and the only featured cities from outside the United States.
 
[[File:Carcer_City.jpg|thumb|160px|Carcer City]]
 
   
 
==Carcer City==
 
==Carcer City==
'''[[Carcer City]]''' is a location featured in Rockstar's [[wp:Manhunt|Manhunt]]; references are made to it in various GTA games, suggesting that it exists within the GTA world. All references to it show that it neighbors Liberty City.
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[[File:Carcer City.jpg|thumb|160px|Carcer City]]'''[[Carcer City]]''' is a location featured in Rockstar's [[wp:Manhunt|Manhunt]]. The city is referenced in various ''GTA'' games, suggesting that it exists within the GTA World. It has been revealed that Carcer City exists in both the 3D era and HD era of ''Grand Theft Auto''. All references to Carcer City mention that it is located close to Liberty City on the east coast of the United States.
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According to the 'Miles Traveled' system on the statistical screen in ''GTA IV'', Carcer City is around 50 – 100 miles away from Liberty City. This hints that Carcer City could possibly be based on [[wp:Philadelphia|Philadelphia]], since it is about the same distance from real life [[wp:New York|New York City]].
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In the mission [[The Paleto Score]] in ''GTA V'', [[Michael De Santa]] reveals that his first score was robbing a small franchise store on the outskirts of Carcer City in 1988. 
   
According to the 'Miles Traveled' system on the statistical screen in GTA IV, Carcer City is around 50 - 100 miles away from Liberty City. Could possibly be based off of Philedelphia since it is about the same distance from real life New York. 
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Pedestrian dialogue from both ''GTA IV'' and ''GTA V'' references Carcer City.
   
 
==Mentioned Locations==
 
==Mentioned Locations==
*'''[[Bullworth]] '''is the small [[wp:New England|New England]] town (possibly [[wp:New Hampshire|New Hampshire]]) which [[Bully]] takes place in. Bullworth Academy is seen on [[I'm Rich]] in GTA IV.
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*'''[[Bullworth]]''' is the small [[wp:New England|New England]] town (possibly [[wp:New Hampshire|New Hampshire]]) which [[Bully]] takes place in. [[Bullworth Academy]] is seen on [[I'm Rich]] in ''GTA IV''.
*'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bali Bali ]'''is mentioned in the "Free [[James Pedeaston]]" website in GTA IV Lost and Damned and Ballad of Gay Tony.
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*'''[[wp:Bali|Bali]]''' is mentioned on the "Free [[James Pedeaston]]" website in ''GTA IV'', ''[[The Lost and Damned]]'' and ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''.
*'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia Indonesia]''' is also mentioned in the "Free James Pedeaston" website, as well as by [[Eddie Low ]]in his [[MyRoom ]]blog in GTA IV.
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*'''[[Brazil]]''' is mentioned by [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis Lopez]] in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''. A Brazilian flag can be seen in [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]] and several pedestrians speak Brazilian Portuguese in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'', and a Brazilian [[Caipira Airways|airline]] appears in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
*'''Capital City''' is a city mentioned in the miles traveled stats of GTA IV. It is possibly based on [[wp:Washington DC|Washington, D.C.]] (United States Capital) or [[wp:Albany|Albany, NY]] (New York's Capital).
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*'''[[Portugal]]''' is referenced to, in Alderney, where there are multiple Portuguese flags (in [[Leftwood]]) and many Portuguese bakeries and stores. This is a reference to the Portuguese population in [[wp:New Jersey|New Jersey]]
*'''[[Cottonmouth]], [[State of Florida|Florida]] '''is the setting of Rockstar's "Manhunt 2". The Cottonmouth police force makes use of&nbsp;[[Police Maverick]]s with similar paint jobs to the [[VCPD]]'s mavericks. There are also many vehicles from the GTA series seen in the game (such as the [[Mule]], [[Kuruma]], [[Stinger]], and [[Burrito]]), also the [[Majestic Hotel]] appears. Some fictional medications seen advertised in Manhunt 2 also appear on [[yourmexicandoctor.com]] in GTA IV.
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*'''[[Indonesia]]''' is mentioned on the www.Freejames.org in-game website, as well as by [[Eddie Low]] in his [[MyRoom]] blog in ''GTA IV''. and in www.Ecoelitevacations.com in ''TLAD''.
*'''[[wp:Glasgow|Glasgow, Scotland]]''' is mentioned in the [[LCPD Database|Police database]] as a home town of one of the [[Most Wanted]] criminals in GTA IV.
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*'''Capital City''' is a city mentioned in the miles traveled stats of ''GTA IV''. It is possibly based on [[wp:Washington DC|Washington, D.C.]] (United States Capital) or [[wp:Albany|Albany, NY]] (New York's Capital).
*'''[[wp:Puerto Rico|Puerto Rico]]''' is mentioned several times in GTA IV and also the nationality of several characters in the game such as [[Elizabeta Torres]] and [[Manny Escuela]]. There is also the radio station [[San Juan Sounds]] which is named after the capital city of Puerto Rico.
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*'''[[Cottonmouth]], [[Florida]] '''is the setting of Rockstar's ''Manhunt 2'' and is based on [[wp:Tampa, Florida|Tampa, Florida]]. The Cottonmouth police force makes use of [[Police Maverick]]s with similar paint jobs to the [[Vice City Police Department|VCPD]]'s mavericks. There are also many vehicles from the ''GTA'' series seen in the game (such as the [[Mule]], [[Kuruma]], [[Stinger]], and [[Burrito]]), also the [[Majestic Hotel]] appears. Some fictional medications seen advertised in Manhunt 2 also appear on [[yourmexicandoctor.com]] in ''GTA IV''.
*'''[[wp:Detroit|Detroit, Michigan]]''' is mentioned on [[leftover-vacations.com]] in GTA IV.
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*'''[[United Kingdom|Glasgow, Scotland]]''' is mentioned in the [[LCPD Database|Police database]] as a home town of one of the [[Most Wanted]] criminals in ''GTA IV''.
*'''[[wp:Kowloon|Kowloon]]''' is an area of Hong Kong, mentioned by [[Wu Zi Mu]] in the mission [[Ran Fa Li (mission)|Ran Fa Li]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]; it is also the hometown of [[Huang Lee]], the [[protagonist]] of [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]].
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*'''[[United Kingdom|Edinburgh, Scotland]]''' is mentioned on a "visit Scotland" postcard in ''GTA San Andreas'' and by [[DJ Timecode]] on [[MSX FM|MSX 98]] in ''GTA Liberty City Stories''.
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*'''[[Puerto Rico]]''' is mentioned several times in ''GTA IV'' and also the nationality of several characters in the game, such as [[Elizabeta Torres]] and [[Manny Escuela]] and the [[Spanish Lords]] gang. The radio station [[San Juan Sounds]] is named after the capital city of Puerto Rico.
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*'''[[wp:Detroit|Detroit, Michigan]]''' is mentioned on [[leftover-vacations.com]] in ''GTA IV''.
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*'''[[wp:Kowloon|Kowloon]]''' is an area of [[Hong Kong]], mentioned by [[Wu Zi Mu]] in the mission [[Ran Fa Li (mission)|Ran Fa Li]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''. It is also the hometown of [[Huang Lee]], the [[protagonist]] of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''.
 
*'''[[wp:Mars, Alabama|Mars, Alabama]]''' is the birthplace of [[Pastor Richards]].
 
*'''[[wp:Mars, Alabama|Mars, Alabama]]''' is the birthplace of [[Pastor Richards]].
*'''[[wp:Miami|Miami, Florida]]''' - in GTA III there are billboards saying "See you in Miami!", possibly foreshadowing GTA Vice City being based there and [[Ray Machowski]] mentions it after his [[Marked Man|departure]] from Liberty City. In GTA Vice City, there are billboards that say "Move over Miami!", referencing how Vice City has replaced Miami.
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*'''[[Miami|Miami, Florida]]''' - in ''GTA III'' there are billboards saying "See you in Miami!", possibly foreshadowing ''GTA Vice City'' being based there and [[Ray Machowski]] mentions it after his [[Marked Man|departure]] from Liberty City. In ''GTA Vice City'', there are billboards that say "Move over Miami!" referencing how Vice City has replaced Miami.
*'''[[wp:Kent|Kent, England]]''' is the birthplace of [[Kent Paul]].
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*'''[[United Kingdom|Kent, England]]''' is the birthplace of [[Kent Paul]].
*'''[[wp:Preston|Preston, England]]''' is mentioned on the GTA IV internet.
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*'''[[United Kingdom|Leeds, England]]''' is mentioned by DJ Timecode on MSX 98 in ''GTA Liberty City Stories''.
*'''[[wp:Reddick, Florida|Reddick, Florida]]''' is the town in which the [[V-Rock]] radio station is set in [[1984]].
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*'''[[United Kingdom|Preston, England]]''' is mentioned on the ''GTA IV'' internet.
*'''[[wp:Bogota|Bogota]], [[wp:Amsterdam|Amsterdam]], [[wp:Bangkok|Bangkok]], [[wp:Toronto|Toronto]], [[wp:Leith|Leith]]''' and '''[[wp:Tokyo|Tokyo]]''' are cities mentioned in the official website of GTA III ([[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]]); flights are advertised for these cities, as well as to [[London]], [[San Andreas]], [[Vice City]] and Miami.
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*'''[[United Kingdom|Shropshire, England]]''', an English county, is mentioned by [[Daisie Cash-Cooze]] in ''The Ballad of Gay Tony''. The [[Shrewsbury]] firearms manufacturer also takes its name from the [[wp:Shrewsbury|county town]] of Shropshire.
*'''[[wp:Paris|Paris, France]]'''&nbsp;and '''[[wp:Hanover|Hanover, Germany]]&nbsp;'''are mentioned on Internet pages in GTA&nbsp;IV.
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*'''[[wp:Switzerland|Switzerland]]''' is mentioned by [[Bernie Crane]], when he suggests that [[Darko Brevic]] may be living there.
*'''[[wp:Moscow|Moscow]], [[wp:Russia|Russia]]''' is mentioned by [[Dimitri Rascalov]] (probably his birthplace/hometown) to [[Mikhail Faustin]], and [[Russian Mafia]] members by listening to conversations.
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*'''[[Florida|Reddick, Florida]]''' is the town from which the [[V-Rock]] radio station broadcasts in [[1984]].
*'''[[wp:Dublin|Dublin, Ireland]]''' and some other Irish cities are mentioned at signs in the [[Lucky Winkles]] bar in GTA IV.
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*'''[[wp:Bogota|Bogota]], [[wp:Amsterdam|Amsterdam]], [[wp:Bangkok|Bangkok]], [[wp:Toronto|Toronto]], [[wp:Leith|Leith]]''' and '''[[wp:Tokyo|Tokyo]]''' are cities mentioned in the official website of ''GTA III'' ([[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]]); flights are advertised for these cities, as well as to [[London]], [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]], [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]] and [[Miami]].
*'''[[wp: Kuala Lumpur|Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia]] '''is mentioned on [[Chatterbox FM]] in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] when [[Lazlow ]]says "Working here sure beats the hell out of digging sewage ditches outside Kuala Lumpur."
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*'''[[France|Paris, France]]''' and '''[[wp:Hanover|Hanover, Germany]] '''are mentioned on Internet pages in ''GTA IV''.
*'''[[wp: Arizona|Arizona]]''' mentioned two times in [[The Lost and Damned]], both times as place for [[Billy Grey]] to move over. First time as law abiding citizen and second as witness under witness protection program.
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*'''[[Russia|Moscow, Russia]]''' is mentioned by [[Dimitri Rascalov]] (probably his birthplace/hometown) to [[Mikhail Faustin]], and [[Russian Mafia]] members in conversations.
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*'''[[Ireland|Dublin, Ireland]]''' and some other Irish cities are mentioned on signs in the [[Lucky Winkles]] bar in ''GTA IV''.
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*'''[[wp:Kuala Lumpur|Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia]]''' is mentioned on [[Chatterbox FM]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'' when [[Lazlow]] says "Working here sure beats the hell out of digging sewage ditches outside Kuala Lumpur."
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*'''[[wp:Arizona|Arizona]]''' is mentioned twice in ''[[The Lost and Damned]]'' by [[Billy Grey]].
 
*'''[[Australia]]''' is mentioned a few times on the radio, and it is mentioned that they [[Australian-American War|were at war]] with the United States in the past.
 
*'''[[Australia]]''' is mentioned a few times on the radio, and it is mentioned that they [[Australian-American War|were at war]] with the United States in the past.
*'''[[wp:Minneapolis Minnesota|Minneapolis, Minnesota]]''' is mentioned in a radio advertisement for the musical "WTF."
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*'''[[wp:Jamestown, Virginia|Jamestown]]''' is mentioned in ''[[A History of Liberty City]]'' in ''GTA IV''.
*'''[[wp:Kansas|Kansas]]''' is mentioned by pedestrians in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]. If the player starts a fight, some may say "This isn't Kansas, you know!".
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*'''[[wp:Washington, D.C.|Washington, D.C.]]''' is mentioned in ''[[A History of Liberty City]]'' in ''GTA IV''. It succeeded Liberty City as the national capital during the 18th century and is described as a "malarious swamp on the banks of the Potomac."
*'''[[wp:Baghdad, Iraq|Baghdad, Iraq]]''' is mentioned in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] by the radio show [[Fizz!]] on the radio station [[WKTT]]. One of the hosts says "Liberty City's entertainment scene has been hotter than a Baghdad barbecue!"
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*'''[[wp:Minneapolis, Minnesota|Minneapolis, Minnesota]]''' is mentioned in a radio advertisement for the musical WTF in ''GTA IV''.
*'''[[wp:Belfast, Northern Ireland|Belfast, Northern Ireland]]''' is mentioned during the firefight with the police during the GTA IV mission [[Three Leaf Clover]]. [[Derrick McReary]] says something along the lines of "I haven't seen fighting like this since Belfast!"
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*'''[[wp:Kansas|Kansas]]''' is mentioned by pedestrians in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''. If the player starts a fight, some may say "This isn't Kansas, you know!".
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*'''[[Iraq|Baghdad,&nbsp;Iraq]] ''' is mentioned in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]] by the radio show [[Fizz!]] on the radio station [[WKTT]]. One of the hosts says "Liberty City's entertainment scene has been hotter than a Baghdad barbecue!"
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*'''[[Northern Ireland|Belfast, Northern Ireland ]]''' is mentioned during the firefight with the police during the ''GTA IV'' mission [[Three Leaf Clover]]. [[Derrick McReary]] says something along the lines of "I haven't seen fighting like this since Belfast!"
 
*'''[[wp:North Carolina|North Carolina]]''' is the birthplace of [[Tim]].
 
*'''[[wp:North Carolina|North Carolina]]''' is the birthplace of [[Tim]].
*'''[[wp:Ohio|Ohio]]''' is mentioned on [[Cluckin' Bell]]'s homepage and radio ads, and also listed as one of the locations a spin-off of the television series The Science of Crime takes place.
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*'''[[wp:Ohio|Ohio]]''' is mentioned on [[Cluckin' Bell]]'s homepage and radio ads, and also listed as one of the locations a spin-off of the television series "[[The Science Of Crime]]" takes place.
*'''[[wp:Vietnam|Vietnam]]''' and the [[wp:Vietnam war|Vietnam war]] is mentioned at several occasions.
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*'''[[wp:Vietnam|Vietnam]]''' and the [[wp:Vietnam war|Vietnam war]] are mentioned on several occasions.
*'''[[wp:Cambodia|Cambodia]]''' is where some parts of the ''[[Evacuator]]'' takes place.
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*'''[[wp:Cambodia|Cambodia]]''' is where some parts of the ''[[Evacuator]]'' film takes place.
*'''[[wp:Iran|Iran]]''' is where rock musician [[Crow]] is playing a much-anticipated show during the events of GTA IV. It is advertised on the radio and on TV.
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*'''[[wp:Iran|Iran]]''' is where rock musician [[Crow]] is playing a much-anticipated show during the events of ''GTA IV''. It is advertised on the radio and TV.
*'''[[wp:Iowa|Iowa]]''' is mentioned in a show at Perestroika.
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*'''[[wp:Iowa|Iowa]]''' is mentioned during a show at Perestroika.
*'''[[Mexico]] '''is mentioned in the GTA series, particularly in GTA VC and GTA SA.
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*'''[[Mexico]] '''is mentioned in the ''GTA'' series, particularly in ''GTA Vice City'', ''GTA San Andreas'', and ''GTA V''. It is the nationality of several characters,such as [[Catalina]], [[Martin Madrazo]] and [[Oscar Guzman]], among others.
*'''[[wp:Djibouti|Djibouti]], [[wp:Fairbanks, Alaska|Fairbanks]], [[wp:Tuskegee|Tuskegee]], [[wp:Panama City|Panama City]]''' and '''[[wp:Santiago, Chile|Santiago]]''' are all mentioned in a [[The Science Of Crime|The Science of Crime]] ad.
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*'''[[wp:Djibouti|Djibouti]], [[wp:Fairbanks, Alaska|Fairbanks]], [[wp:Tuskegee|Tuskegee]], [[wp:Panama City|Panama City]]''' and '''[[wp:Santiago, Chile|Santiago]]''' are all mentioned in a The Science Of Crime radio ad.
*[[wp: Indiana|'''Indiana''']] is mentioned during a radio ad in GTA VC.
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*'''[[wp:Indiana|Indiana]]''' is mentioned during a radio ad in ''GTA Vice City''.
*'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibiza Ibiza], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain Spain]''' is mentioned in GTA IV show [[I'm Rich]].
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*'''[[wp:Ibiza|Ibiza]], [[Spain]]''' is mentioned in ''GTA IV'' show [[I'm Rich]].
*'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NYC New York City, New York]''' and '''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi Mississippi]''' is mentioned on [[K Rose]] in GTA SA, Shortly after the song Statler Bros. - New York City, when [[Mary-Beth Maybell]] says "I've never been lonely in '''New York City '''I've never been east of the '''Mississippi'''". This suggests that Liberty City and New York co-exist, which is strange considering Liberty is Grand Theft Auto's equivalent to New York.
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*'''[[Sweden|Stockholm, Sweden]]''' is the birthplace of [[Sunbeam]].
*'''[[wp:Stockholm|Stockholm]], [[wp:Sweden|Sweden]]''' is the birthplace of [[Sunbeam]].
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*'''[[United Arab Emirates|Dubai, UAE]]''' is [[Yusuf Amir]]'s birthplace. In ''GTA IV'', [[Playboy X]] erroneously mentions it as being located in Africa during the mission [[Deconstruction for Beginners]].
*'''[[wp:Dubai|Dubai]], [[wp:United Arab Emirates|UAE]]''' is [[Yusuf Amir]]'s birthplace in GTA IV [[Playboy X]] erroneously mentions it as being located in Africa during the mission [[Deconstruction for Beginners]].
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*'''[[Romania|Bucharest, Romania]]''' is mentioned in the dialog between [[Niko Bellic]] and [[Jon Gravelli]]. [[Darko Brevic]] also lives here.
* '''[[wp:Bucharest|Bucharest, Romania]]''' is mentioned in the dialog between [[Niko]] and [[Gravelli]].Darko Breivic has a home here during GTA IV events.
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*'''[[wp:Texas|Texas]]''' is mentioned after a Perestroika show by the announcer and is the birthplace of [[Wade Johnson]].
* '''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas Texas]''' is mentioned after a Perestroika show by the announcer.
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*'''[[wp:Beirut|Beirut]], [[wp:Lebanon|Lebanon]]''' is said to be twinned with Liberty City in ''GTA III''. In ''GTA IV'', a vacation to the city is advertised.
* Beirut, Lebanon, is said to be twinnied with Liberty City in GTA III and in GTA IV a vacation to the city is advertised.
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*'''[[wp:California|California]]''' is mentioned in ''GTA IV'' in a radio ad for a movie called ''[[Dragon Brain]]''.
* '''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles Los Angeles, California]''' is mentioned in the lyrics of the song [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Side_(M%C3%B6tley_Cr%C3%BCe_song) Wild Side] by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B6tley_Cr%C3%BCe Mötley Crüe], which is introduced in The Lost and Damned. This is strange since [[Los Santos in GTA V|Los Santos]] is Grand Theft Auto's equivalent of Los Angeles.
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*[[Vladivostok FM]], a radio station in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'', is named after the [[Vladivostok (City)|Russian city]] of the same name.
* '''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California California]''' is mentioned in GTA IV in a radio ad for a movie called [[Dragon Brain]].
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*'''[[wp:Amsterdam|Amsterdam, Netherlands]]''' is mentioned in the description of [[Show Me the Monet]].
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*'''[[China|Yangshan, China]] '''is mentioned in ''GTA V'' by Trevor in the mission [[Fresh Meat]]. The [[Los Santos Triads|Chinese Triads]] who kidnapped Michael originate from here.
   
 
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The Grand Theft Auto World is a fictional world containing the settings or otherwise-mentioned locations of all the Grand Theft Auto games (for example, Liberty City, Vice City, Carcer City, and the State of San Andreas). It is assumed that the rest of the real world exists within the fictional world, although possibly without some of the major cities to which the GTA locations are analogous (Liberty City/state of Liberty may replace New York City/New York State, for example). Continuity is generally retained throughout the games pertaining to the specific "universe" that the game is a part of, creating a coherent fictional universe.

A map selection screen in the first Grand Theft Auto game reveals that the contemporary renditions of Liberty City, San Andreas, and Vice City are located in or near New York, California, and Florida respectively. It is unclear whether these locations are canon with the rest of the series; however, it is known that Vice City is located in the state of Florida.

Furthermore, during one mission in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, the player could fly a plane eastwards and arrive, after a cutscene, in Liberty City. This relationship is similar to the real-world geographical placing of the states of California and Nevada (upon which San Andreas is based) to New York (upon which Liberty City is based). This does involve crossing a vast body of water, but bodies of water are used to isolate game-worlds in the GTA series, and do not necessarily indicate that these game-worlds are truly islands. A worldmap that can be found in Grand Theft Auto V suggests that the sea level in the GTA world has increased significantly, suggesting that the islands are formed by the rising sea.

In between game "universes", the recurring locations of GTA are represented very differently. Liberty City appeared in Grand Theft Auto 1 and GTA III with almost no similarities other than that they were both broadly based on New York City. Liberty City retained continuity throughout the 3D Universe (compare GTA III's rendition to that of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto Advance), however Grand Theft Auto IV marked the beginning of a new "universe", and started a new continuity while introducing a new, more realistic rendition of Liberty City. 

Liberty CityEdit

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Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV

Liberty City, based on New York City, is a location that has appeared in Grand Theft Auto 1, Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto Advance, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. Liberty City is a large city (with a population of four million in GTA III and eight million in GTA IV) and features extensive road and railway transport links, and is located on a geographical configuration of shorelines and islands, similar to that of New York City. The city has high crime and corruption rates, with organized crime, feuding street gangs, petty criminals, and rampant misconduct among city officials and law enforcement commonplace. The city has the highest crime statistics in the United States and has repeatedly been voted as "The Worst Place In America".

Liberty City is located in the State of Liberty. It is possible that the other cities in the state of New York exist in the state of Liberty, but it is unknown if Liberty City is the state capital.

See: Liberty City
Liberty City (2D Universe)
Liberty City (3D Universe)
Liberty City (HD Universe)

New Guernsey/AlderneyEdit

Alderney City Skyline

Alderney City in Grand Theft Auto IV

New Guernsey, based on New Jersey, is a location that appeared in Grand Theft Auto 1. It consists of Guernsey City (based on Jersey City), Fort Law (Fort Lee), Schlechberg (Gutenberg), Hackenslash (Hackensack) and Eaglewood (Englewood).

In Grand Theft Auto IV, New Jersey reappears, alongside Liberty City, and has been renamed Alderney. Although Alderney is an entire state, it appears to be the size of a borough (about the same size as Algonquin) and is treated as a borough of Liberty City, with the LCPD regularly seen patrolling Alderney. Alderney contains neighborhoods that are based on different cities and regions in New Jersey, such as Weehawken, Englewood, Jersey City, Newark, Kearny, and Elizabeth, among others.

Vice CityEdit

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Vice City

Vice City is a city that appeared in Grand Theft Auto 1, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. It is based on Miami, Florida. In the 3D Universe, it consists of two major islands and six smaller islands, with both main islands separated by a large body of water similar to that of Biscayne Bay (separating Miami Beach from mainland Miami). Each major island is divided into several districts. The population of Vice City is given as around 1.8 million. Vice City has no railway or rapid transit systems, with the islands connected by road and pedestrian bridges.

In the games, Vice City is based on Miami and has been confirmed to be in the real state of Florida, rather than a fictional state like Liberty and San Andreas. However in the GTA III era, Vice City is not analogus to Miami as it is referenced in both GTA III and GTA Vice City, and the location of Vice City being given as in the Florida Keys.

See: Vice City
Vice City in 2D Universe
Vice City in 3D Universe
Vice City in HD Universe

San AndreasEdit

San Andreas, which is intended to be based in the West Coast of the United States, has appeared as two different entities in the Grand Theft Auto series of video games:

2D UniverseEdit

In the original Grand Theft Auto, San Andreas is a single city based on the city of San Francisco, California.

3D UniverseEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, San Andreas reappears as a state based on the American states of California and Nevada. The State of San Andreas incorporates three cities (Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas) and five counties (Red County, Flint County, Whetstone, Tierra Robada and Bone County). San Andreas is a series of large islands surrounded by water, but connected by a series of bridges. Details of this incarnation are as follows:

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Los Santos

Los Santos is the largest city in San Andreas. It is based on the city of Los Angeles, California, and is bordered by Red County to the north and Flint County to the west.

SanFierro

View of San Fierro from Tierra Robada.

San Fierro is the smallest city in San Andreas, based on San Francisco, California. San Fierro is located in the western part of San Andreas. South of the city lies the massive Mount Chiliad, and to the north lies the county of Tierra Robada. San Fierro Bay lies to the north, and The Panopticon to the east.

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Las Venturas

Las Venturas is based on Las Vegas, Nevada. Like its real life counterpart, Las Venturas is a gambling city located in the desert region. The city is also notable for its sizeable freeway system.

In addition to the three cities, there are thirteen small towns in the State of San Andreas: Palomino Creek, Montgomery, Dillimore, Blueberry, Angel Pine, El Quebrados, Bayside, Las Barrancas, Fort Carson, Las Payasadas, Valle Ocultado, and two ghost towns: Aldea Malvada and Las Brujas.

HD UniverseEdit

San Andreas does not physically appear in Grand Theft Auto IV, but like Vice City, it is referenced heavily. Los Santos, San Fierro, and Las Venturas all exist, as do some of the towns.

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Los Santos

In Grand Theft Auto V, San Andreas is a large state subdivided into two counties: Los Santos County and Blaine County. Within Los Santos County is the city, Los Santos, and many other small towns and neighborhoods. Like its 3D Universe counterpart, San Andreas is a large island surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on all sides. The in-game area does not represent the entire state, and is referred to as "Southern San Andreas" by Rockstar, with San Fierro and Las Venturas existing in a northern portion of the state not featured in the game. Details of this incarnation are as follows:

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Chumash

Los Santos as in the 3D Universe, is based on Los Angeles, California. It is the biggest city in southern San Andreas, and is bordered by Los Santos County to the north and east, and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west.

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Sandy Shores

Chumash is based on Malibu, California. It is a wealthy city with an above average life style. It borders the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Tongva Valley to the east.

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Paleto Bay

Sandy Shores is based on the town of Desert Shores, California. It is a small, poor and desolate town, bordered by the Alamo Sea to the north and the Senora Desert to the south.

Paleto Bay is based on Fillmore, California and is the smallest city in San Andreas. It is very isolated, but still more developed than other towns in Blaine County. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the north and Mount Chilliad to the south.

See: San Andreas
San Andreas in 2D Universe
San Andreas in 3D Universe
San Andreas in HD Universe
See: Los Santos
Los Santos in 3D Universe
Los Santos in HD Universe

North YanktonEdit

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The town of Ludendorff, surrounded by mountains in the state of North Yankton

North Yankton is a landlocked state featured in Grand Theft Auto V. Believed to be based on North Dakota, the state of North Yankton is located in the Midwestern United States. It is a large and relatively rural state and contains the town of Ludendorff (based in the city of Fargo), which has a population of 918 and is home to the Midwest's "Biggest Beaver". The area surrounding the town contains many farmyards and a branch of the Bobcat Security Bank. The state is often covered in snow and therefore has low average temperatures, especially in the winter.

Anywhere CityEdit

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Concept art of Anywhere City.

Anywhere City is the setting of Grand Theft Auto 2. The name "Anywhere City" derives from the fact that it is not named in the game and does not appear to bear a resemblance to any particular city. It is divided into three separate districts - Commercial, Residential and Industrial (similar to the nature of the three main districts in GTA III). The infrastructure of Anywhere City is primarily composed of roadways and footpaths, but a light rail transit system appears in the PC version of the game.

LondonEdit

London

London in real life

London, the capital of England, appears in both mission packs available for the original Grand Theft Auto - Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 and Grand Theft Auto: London 1961. Manchester appears as a multiplayer map in the second pack. To date, these are the only real-life cities to be used physically in a GTA game, and the only featured cities from outside the United States.

Carcer CityEdit

Carcer City

Carcer City

Carcer City is a location featured in Rockstar's Manhunt. The city is referenced in various GTA games, suggesting that it exists within the GTA World. It has been revealed that Carcer City exists in both the 3D era and HD era of Grand Theft Auto. All references to Carcer City mention that it is located close to Liberty City on the east coast of the United States.

According to the 'Miles Traveled' system on the statistical screen in GTA IV, Carcer City is around 50 – 100 miles away from Liberty City. This hints that Carcer City could possibly be based on Philadelphia, since it is about the same distance from real life New York City.

In the mission The Paleto Score in GTA V, Michael De Santa reveals that his first score was robbing a small franchise store on the outskirts of Carcer City in 1988. 

Pedestrian dialogue from both GTA IV and GTA V references Carcer City.

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