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How many geocaches are there?


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...over 5 million geocachers worldwide.

That number is completely bogus. Here are some points to keep in mind when viewing that number:

-That number indicates the number of geocaching.com accounts that have been created, not geocachers.

-Some accounts are for groups or organizations.

-Accounts created for the purpose of spamming caches or the forums aren't deleted, just locked. Here's an example.

-There are many accounts that were created, but never used.


The true number of accounts that have actually been used for geocaching will be far lower than the number stated, but it's to Groundspeak's benefit to have this number be as high as possible for marketing purposes, so they're not going to go deleting accounts even if they should be.

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