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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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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/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]].
   
 
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.
 
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 [[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. A worldmap that can be found in GTA V suggests that the sea level in the GTA world has increased significantly, suggesting that the islands are formed by the rising sea.
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Furthermore, during [[Saint Mark's Bistro|one mission]] in [[Grand Theft Auto San Andreas|GTA 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|GTA 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 "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.
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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'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 Liberty City created from scratch. 
   
 
==Liberty City==
 
==Liberty City==
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==San Andreas==
 
==San Andreas==
 
[[File:LosSantosSunrise.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Los Santos]]
 
[[File:LosSantosSunrise.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Los Santos]]
'''[[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:
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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 (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.
 
* 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.
   
* 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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* 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 (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]]) and five counties ([[Red County]], [[Flint County]], [[Whetstone]], [[Tierra Robada]] and [[Bone County]]). 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.
 
'''[[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.
 
[[File:SanFierro.jpg|thumb|right|200px|View of San Fierro from Tierra Robada.]]
 
[[File:SanFierro.jpg|thumb|right|200px|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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'''[[San Fierro (3D Universe)|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 (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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'''[[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|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.
   
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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[[File:Gallery_(72).jpg|thumb|left|Las Venturas]]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]]).
   
 
Although referred to as a state, it is perhaps the size of a city, mainly due to game limitations.
 
Although referred 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 [[GTA IV era|GTA 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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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 before, San Andreas is a large island surrounded by the [[Pacific Ocean]] on all sides. The in-game area does not represent the entire state, as it 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).
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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]]
   
[[File:Anywhere City Concept Art.jpg|right|thumb|Concept art of Anywhere City.]]
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'''[[North Yankton]]''' is a state featured in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]. Believed to be based on [[wp:North Dakota|North Dakota]], the state of North Yankton is located in the midwest of the United States, and located far north. Unlike other states and cities in the Grand Theft Auto World, North Yankton is not surrounded by water and is instead landlocked. It is a fairly large and empty state with the town of [[Ludendorff]] being it's main attraction, although it also has many farmyards and a [[Bobcat (Bank)|Bobcat Security Bank]] outside of the town.
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The state seems to be always covered in snow, meaning average temperatures are very low, especially in winter. It is home to the Midwest's Biggest Beaver.
   
 
==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]]. 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
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released for the PC, a light rail transit system was provided.
[[File:London.jpg|right|thumb|160px|London in real life]]
 
 
==London==
 
==London==
'''[[London]]''', United Kingdom, 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]]''', United Kingdom, 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.
 
[[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]]; references are made to it 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 it show that it neighbors Liberty City.
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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]] mentions that his first heist was from a small franchise in the outskirts of Carcer City. 
   
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 on 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 sometimes 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 in the "Free [[James Pedeaston]]" website in GTA IV Lost and Damned and 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|TBoGT]], there is also a Brazilian flag in [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]] and several pedestrians speak Brazilian Portuguese in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]], theres also a Brazilian [[Caipira Airways|airline]] in [[GTA V]].
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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]]
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*'''[[wp:Indonesia|Indonesia]]''' is also mentioned in the "Free James Pedeaston" website, as well as by [[Eddie Low]] in his [[MyRoom]] blog in GTA IV.
 
*'''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).
 
*'''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).
*'''[[Cottonmouth]], [[State of Florida|Florida]] '''is the setting of Rockstar's "Manhunt 2". The Cottonmouth police force makes use of [[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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*'''[[Cottonmouth]], [[Florida]] '''is the setting of Rockstar's ''Manhunt 2''. 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:Glasgow|Glasgow, United Kingdom]]''' 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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*'''[[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.
*'''[[wp:Edinburgh|Edinburgh, United Kingdom]]''' is mentioned on a "visit Scotland" postcard in GTA San Andreas.
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*'''[[wp:Edinburgh|Edinburgh, Scotland]]''' is mentioned on a "visit Scotland" postcard in GTA San Andreas.
*'''[[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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*'''[[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. There is also the radio station [[San Juan Sounds]] which is named after the capital city of Puerto Rico.
 
*'''[[wp:Detroit|Detroit, Michigan]]''' is mentioned on [[leftover-vacations.com]] in GTA IV.
 
*'''[[wp:Detroit|Detroit, Michigan]]''' is mentioned on [[leftover-vacations.com]] 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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*'''[[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, United Kingdom]]''' is the birthplace of [[Kent Paul]].
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*'''[[United Kingdom|Kent, United Kingdom]]''' is the birthplace of [[Kent Paul]].
*'''[[wp:Preston|Preston, United Kingdom]]''' is mentioned on the GTA IV internet.
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*'''[[United Kingdom|Preston, United Kingdom]]''' is mentioned on the GTA IV internet.
*'''[[wp:Reddick, Florida|Reddick, Florida]]''' is the town in which the [[V-Rock]] radio station is set in [[1984]].
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*'''[[Florida|Reddick, Florida]]''' is the town from which the [[V-Rock]] radio station broadcasts in [[1984]].
*'''[[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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*'''[[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:Paris|Paris, France]]''' and '''[[wp:Hanover|Hanover, Germany]] '''are mentioned on Internet pages in GTA IV.
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*'''[[France|Paris, France]]''' and '''[[wp:Hanover|Hanover, Germany]]'''are mentioned on Internet pages in GTA IV.
*'''[[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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*'''[[Russia|Moscow, Russia]]''' is mentioned by [[Dimitri Rascalov]] (probably his birthplace/hometown) to [[Mikhail Faustin]], and [[Russian Mafia]] members by listening to conversations.
*'''[[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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*'''[[Ireland|Dublin, Ireland]]''' and some other Irish cities are mentioned at signs in the [[Lucky Winkles]] bar in GTA IV.
*'''[[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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*'''[[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."
*'''[[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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*'''[[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.
 
*'''[[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:Jamestown, Virginia|Jamestown]]''' is mentioned in ''[[A History of Liberty City]]'' in GTA IV.
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*'''[[wp:Jamestown, Virginia|Jamestown]]''' is mentioned in ''[[A History of Liberty City]]'' in GTA IV and as a [[Jamestown St|street name]] in GTA V.
 
*'''[[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: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:Minneapolis Minnesota|Minneapolis, Minnesota]]''' is mentioned in a radio advertisement for the musical "WTF."
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*'''[[wp:Minneapolis, Minnesota|Minneapolis, Minnesota]]''' is mentioned in a radio advertisement for the musical "[[WTF ."
 
*'''[[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!".
 
*'''[[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!".
*'''[[wp:Baghdad|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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*'''[[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!"
*'''[[wp:Belfast|Belfast, United Kingdom]]''' 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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*'''[[Ireland|Belfast, 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.
 
*'''[[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:Iowa|Iowa]]''' is mentioned in a show at Perestroika.
 
*'''[[wp:Iowa|Iowa]]''' is mentioned in a show at Perestroika.
 
*'''[[Mexico]] '''is mentioned in the GTA series, particularly in GTA VC, GTA SA, and GTA V.
 
*'''[[Mexico]] '''is mentioned in the GTA series, particularly in GTA VC, GTA SA, and GTA V.
*'''[[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]] 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 VC.
*'''[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. The song "'''New York''' Groove" by Hello appeared in GTA IV in that game's in-universe [[Liberty Rock Radio]].
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*'''[[wp:NYC|New York City, New York]]''' and '''[[wp:Mississippi|Mississippi]]''' are 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. The song "New York Groove" by Hello appeared in GTA IV in that game's in-universe [[Liberty Rock Radio]].
*'''[[wp:Stockholm|Stockholm]], [[wp:Sweden|Sweden]]''' is the birthplace of [[Sunbeam]].
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*'''[[Sweden|Stockholm, Sweden]]''' is the birthplace of [[Sunbeam]].
*'''[[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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*'''[[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: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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* '''[[Romania|Bucharest, Romania]]''' is mentioned in the dialog between [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] and [[Gravelli]]. Darko Breivic has a home here during GTA IV events.
* '''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas Texas]''' is mentioned after a Perestroika show by the announcer.
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* '''[[wp:Texas|Texas]]''' is mentioned after a Perestroika show by the announcer and is the birthplace of [[Wade Johnson]].
 
* Beirut, Lebanon, is said to be twinnied with Liberty City in GTA III and 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.
* '''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles Los Angeles]''' 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 (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] is Grand Theft Auto's equivalent of Los Angeles. 
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* '''[[wp:Los Angeles|Los Angeles]]''' is mentioned in the lyrics of the song "Wild Side" by [[wp:Mötley Crüe|Mötley Crüe]], which is introduced in The Lost and Damned. This is strange since [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] is Grand Theft Auto's equivalent of Los Angeles. 
* '''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California California]''' is mentioned in GTA IV in a radio ad for a movie called ''[[Dragon Brain]]''. The song "El Rey y Yo" by '''Los Angeles '''Negros appears in GTA V on that game's in-universe [[East Los FM 106.2]].
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* '''[[wp:California|California]]''' is mentioned in GTA IV in a radio ad for a movie called ''[[Dragon Brain]]'', as well as the songs "California Soul" by [[wp:Marlena Shaw|Marlena Shaw]] and "El Rey y Yo" by Los Angeles Negros in GTA V.
* '''[[Wikipedia:Hollywood|Hollywood]]''', whose in-universe counterpart is [[Vinewood]], is mentioned in the song "Hollywood Nights" by Bob Seger, appearing in GTA V on that game's in-universe [[Los Santos Rock Radio]].
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* '''[[wp:Hollywood|Hollywood]]''', whose in-universe counterpart is [[Vinewood (HD Universe)|Vinewood]], is mentioned in the song "Hollywood Swinging" by [[wp:Kool & the Gang|Kool & the Gang]], appearing in GTA San Andreas on [[Bounce FM]]. Hollywood is mentioned once again in the song "Hollywood Nights" by Bob Seger, appearing in GTA V on that game's in-universe [[Los Santos Rock Radio]]. 
*The [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] radio station [[Vladivostok FM]] suggests that the [[wp:Vladivostok, Russia|eponymous city]] exists in the game's universe.
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*The [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] radio station [[Vladivostok FM]] suggests that the [[Vladivostok (City)|eponymous city]] exists in the game's universe.
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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]] that 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 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/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 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 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 GTA 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 Liberty City created from scratch. 

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 GTA 1, GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GTA Advance, GTA Liberty City Stories, GTA IV and 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".

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.

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 GTA 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 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 (although this may be due to technical limitations—Alderney foot police, for example, are seen wearing different uniforms to the 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.

Vice CityEdit

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Vice City

Vice City is a city that appeared in GTA 1, GTA Vice City and 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.

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

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Los Santos

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:

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.

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.

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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Las Venturas

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 ghost towns).

Although referred to as a state, it is perhaps the size of a city, mainly due to game limitations.

HD UniverseEdit

San Andreas does not physically appear in 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.

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 before, San Andreas is a large island surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on all sides. The in-game area does not represent the entire state, as it 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).

North YanktonEdit

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

North Yankton is a state featured in GTA V. Believed to be based on North Dakota, the state of North Yankton is located in the midwest of the United States, and located far north. Unlike other states and cities in the Grand Theft Auto World, North Yankton is not surrounded by water and is instead landlocked. It is a fairly large and empty state with the town of Ludendorff being it's main attraction, although it also has many farmyards and a Bobcat Security Bank outside of the town. The state seems to be always covered in snow, meaning average temperatures are very low, especially in winter. It is home to the Midwest's Biggest Beaver.

Anywhere CityEdit

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Concept art of 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 - 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 in later versions of the game

released for the PC, a light rail transit system was provided.

LondonEdit

London

London in real life

London, United Kingdom, was the city used in both the 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. To date, these are the only real-life cities to be used physically in a GTA game.

Carcer CityEdit

Carcer City

Carcer City

Carcer City is a location featured in Rockstar's Manhunt; references are made to it 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 it show that it neighbors Liberty City.

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 mentions that his first heist was from a small franchise in the outskirts of Carcer City. 

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

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