ISTANBUL – While Doha has been named the "Selfie Capital of the Middle East," Turkey's Adapazarı and Eskişehir made it onto the list of 100 cities with the highest number of selfietakers.
The survey conducted in 459 cities by Time magazine, revealed that the Qatari capital had an average of 52 selfietakers per 100,000 residents.
While Doha came out on top in the region, it ranked 42nd overall on the list of the top 100 cities worldwide.
Dubai was further down the list with 41 selfie-takers per 100,000 and ranked at 63rd, while Abu Dhabi was 87th with 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people. Rounding out the top four in the Middle East, Sharjah was 92nd, which put it on par with London, with 32 selfie- takers per 100,000 people.
The survey examined photos uploaded to Instagram between Jan. 28 and Feb. 2, 2014 and March 3-7, 2014. Only the top 459 cities with at least 250,000 residents were included in the survey.
Topping the list was Makati City, the finance capital of the Philippines and Pasig also in the Philippines, with 258 selfie- takers per 100,000 people followed by Manhattan, New York and Miami, Anaheim and Santa Ana (California), Petaling Jaya in Malaysia, Tel Aviv, Manchester in England, Milan, Cebu City and George Town in Malaysia. When population is considered, for Eskişehir and Adapazarı to be included in the list was quite surprising since they are not Turkish cities with particularly large populations.
Adapazarı was 75th on the list with 39 selfie-takers and Eskişehir was 80th with 35 selfie- takers out of 100,000, while only 28 people out of 100,000 in Istanbul used their cameras or mobile phones to join the selfie craze.