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Comparison map of Liberty City in GTA III (upper right), Vice City (lower right), and San Andreas (left), all approximately to scale.

Cities in Grand Theft Auto games are large population centres. Many GTA games (or levels) contain only one city, but GTA San Andreas and GTA IV contain multiple.

Cities of Grand Theft Auto Universe

GTA games are replete with fictional cities, many of which are based on real-life locations:

Liberty State

Liberty City is based on New York City in the GTA 1 Era, GTA III Era and GTA IV Era. Liberty City is the most used city so far, but each are slightly rendered in each game and Era.


Alderney is technically a separate state to Liberty City in the GTA IV Era, containing Alderney City (Jersey City and Newark).

England / UK

State of Florida

State of San Andreas

City of San Andreas in GTA 1 is based on San Francisco.

San Andreas in GTA San Andreas is an entire state comprised of three major cities:

New Hampshire

Bullworth is the setting for Bully. It is located somewhere in New England and has various references to the GTA series.


  • Capital City is a city mentioned in the miles traveled stats of GTA IV. It is possibly based on Washington, D.C. (United States Capital) or Albany, NY (New York's Capital).