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django-cities-light 2.4.1

Simple alternative to django-cities

Latest Version: 3.4.0

django-cities-light – Simple django-cities alternative

This add-on provides models and commands to import country, region/state, and city data in your database.

The data is pulled from GeoNames and contains cities, regions/states and countries.

Spatial query support is not required by this application.

This application is very simple and is useful if you want to make a simple address book for example. If you intend to build a fully featured spatial database, you should use django-cities.


  • Python 2.7 or 3.3,
  • Django 1.4 or 1.5 or 1.6,
  • MySQL or PostgreSQL or SQLite.
  • django-south is optionnal, but recommended.




Install django-cities-light:

pip install django-cities-light

Or the development version:

pip install -e

Add cities_light to your INSTALLED_APPS.

Now, run syncdb, it will only create tables for models that are not disabled:

./ syncdb

Note that this project supports django-south. It is recommended that you use south too else you’re on your own for migrations/upgrades.


Since version 2.4.0, django-cities-light uses django migrations by default. This means that django-south users should add to settings:

    'cities_light': 'cities_light.south_migrations',

Data update

Finally, populate your database with command:

./ cities_light

This command is well documented, consult the help with:

./ help cities_light


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