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{{City}} is for use in any article about an active settlement of any size (from Thorp to Metropolis) in the Pathfinder campaign setting. Ruins or any other form of uninhabited settlement should be classified as a "location". Nearly all parameters are optional and can be left blank, though it is preferred to include as many as possible; if undefined, these optional parameters will not appear as part of the template. The recommended image size is a width of 250px, so that it will completely fill the infobox without increasing its size.

In certain cases where this template is used for a city-associated element rather than the main city itself, the parenthetical subtitle in the infobox may be changed from "(City)" to a more appropriate alternative title. For example, to change the infobox's parenthetical subtitle to "(City district)", insert the following line into the template. If "(City)" is fine, this change should not be made.

| ibtype       = City district

This template is based upon the Person Template located at the Forgotten Realms Wiki.


| image        = 
| name         = 
| titles       = 
| plane        = 
| world        = 
| nation       = 
| region       = 
| capital      = 
| level        = 
| traits       = 
| size         = 
| population   = 
| demographics = 
| government   = 
| alignment    = 
| natives      = 
| adjective    = 
| ruler        = 
| leader       = 
| latlong      = 
| regionmap    = 
| imagesof     = 

source and page to cite either First or Second Edition only, but not both:

| source       = 
| page         = 

1e- and 2e-source and page to cite both First and Second Edition simultaneously:

| 1e-source    = 
| 1e-page      = 
| 2e-source    = 
| 2e-page      = 
The name of the settlement. This should be the name by which the settlement is most commonly known.
image (optional)
An image representing the settlement. This can either be a depiction of the skyline, a house or neighborhood, its inhabitants, or its flag or symbol. The recommended size is 250px, but if larger, the image should scale to fit the template.
titles (optional)
Any titles, nicknames, or pseudonyms of the settlement.
plane (optional)
The plane on which the settlement can be found, if it is located outside the Material Plane.
world (optional)
The celestial body on which the settlement can be found, if it is not located on Golarion.
nation (optional)
The country in which the settlement can be found. If the settlement is located below ground, one should enter "Darklands" here.
region (optional)
Any land or region smaller than the collective region listed above in which the settlement can be found (e.g. state, county, barony, etc). If the settlement is below ground, this should refer to the layer of the Darklands (i.e. Nar-Voth, Sekamina, or Orv) in which the settlement can be found.
capital (optional)
yes, if this city is the capital of its country.
level (optional)
The settlement's level, introduced in 2E, represents the settlement's relative size and economic capacity, and is found on the top line of a settlement's stat block next to the settlement's name. It's OK to omit this if there is not a statblock for the settlement in 2E.
traits (optional)
The settlement's traits, introduced in 2E, represent certain mechanical classifications for the settlement and are found in the color-coded horizontal list near the top of a settlement's stat block. Use the correct 2e trait box, such as {{2eTrait|Town}} for
in this line: see the example. These boxes are shown at the top of the infobox.It's OK to omit this if there is not a statblock for the settlement in 2E.
size (optional)
The settlement's population range category as defined on p. 203 of the GameMastery Guide and p. 212 of Ultimate Campaign. These categories break down as follows:
population (optional)
The current total number of inhabitants.
demographics (optional)
The demographic breakdown of the settlement's population, either by percentage or total numbers.
government (optional)
The settlement's type of government as defined on pp. 206-207 of the GameMastery Guide and p. 231 of Ultimate Campaign, and defined as follows:
  • Anarchy (no formal government)
  • Autocracy (rule by single individual chosen by the people)
  • Council (rule by a group)
  • Magical or Magocracy (leadership by people of great magical power)
  • Oligarchy (rule by a group of the wealthy and powerful)
  • Overlord (single, unelected ruler who achieved power through heredity or overthrow of government)
  • Republic (rule by a parliamentary body of elected or appointed officials)
  • Secret Syndicate (rule by illegal or unofficial group)
  • Theocracy (rule by leader of the most prominent religion)
alignment (optional)
The settlement's overall alignment, representative of its government or inhabitants, if known.
natives (optional)
The demonym for the city: the word used to describe a native of the city.
adjective (optional)
The adjective used to describe entities of or pertaining or relating to the city.
ruler (optional)
The name of the settlement's head of government, either an individual or collective.
leader (optional)
The name or names of other important figures in the community.
latlong (optional)
The settlement's latitude and longitude coordinates, as two decimal numbers separated by a comma and points west and south of Absalom having negative values. (For instance, Absalom's latlong value is around 35.4157, 0, and Magnimar's is 48.1813, -28.0538.) These values are stored in the Cargo database as coordinates, allowing other articles or templates to use that data for distance or mapping purposes, such as setting this template's regionmap parameter to Template:DisplayMap to show an interactive map of Golarion centered over the settlement.
To find the correct values for latlong just go to the map, right click on the correct point and press "Copy Lat/Long". Setting latlong will also lead to a matching marker on the the map based on the settlement size and if the capital parameter is set to yes. This has a large delay of typically 14 hours for technical reasons.
See also the regionmap parameter for how a map view is generated from these coordinates.
regionmap (optional)
A map of the countryside surrounding the settlement. This can be an image, which are almost always fan-created (thanks, Aeakett!), or a map template, such as Template:DisplayMap.
If regionmap is not set but there are latlong coordinates, this template automatically generates a map using [1] centered on the city coordinates.
imagesof (optional)
The name of the category that contains images of this city, which appears in the infobox as a link to the category page. For instance, an imagesof value of Korvosa creates a link to Category:Images of Korvosa with the link text "Images of Korvosa". This parameter is case-sensitive. If this parameter is omitted, the infobox uses the article name suffixed by a single "s".
source & page (optional)
The source wherein the settlement was first mentioned, or from which the most information is available. Link the title, and include page number if possible. Use this only if you have a source and page for either 1E or 2E, but not both.
1e-source, 1e-page, 2e-source, & 2e-page (optional)
The source wherein the settlement was first mentioned, or from which the most information is available, in both 1E and 2E. Link the title, and include page number if possible. Use this only if you have a source and page for both editions.
Using latlong with regionmap empty or set to Template:DisplayMap is preferred.


| image        = [[File:Absalom symbol.jpg|250px|Absalom.]]
| name         = Absalom
| titles       = City at the Center of the World, Patchwork City, City of Buried Treasures, Jewel of the Inner Sea
| plane        = 
| world        = 
| nation       = Absalom
| region       = 
| capital      = yes
| level        = 20
| traits       = {{2eTrait|N}}{{2eTrait|Metropolis}}
| size         = [[:Category:Metropolises|Metropolis]]
| population   = 306,900
| demographics = 62% [[human]], 11% [[halfling]], 8% [[half-elf]], 7% [[gnome]], 5% [[dwarf]], 2% [[elf]], 1% [[goblin]], 1% [[half-orc]], 3% other ancestries
| government   = Conventional (Grand Council)
| alignment    = [[Neutral]]
| natives      = Absalomians
| adjective    = Absalom
| ruler        = [[Lord Gyr|Lord Gyr of House Gixx]]
| leader       = 
| latlong      = 30.8886260, -0.2343082
| regionmap    = {{DisplayMap|latlong=30.8886260, -0.2343082|zoom=10}}
| imagesof     = Absalom
| 1e-source    = [[The Inner Sea World Guide]]
| 1e-page      = 38–41
| 2e-source    = [[Absalom, City of Lost Omens]]
| 2e-page      = 6

which becomes:


City at the Center of the World, Patchwork City, City of Buried Treasures, Jewel of the Inner Sea
62% human, 11% halfling, 8% half-elf, 7% gnome, 5% dwarf, 2% elf, 1% goblin, 1% half-orc, 3% other ancestries
Conventional (Grand Council)
Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 38–41 (1E)
Absalom, City of Lost Omens, pg(s). 6 (2E)