I went to my village up in the mountains this summer.
It only has around 100 people and until now there was no mobile phone coverage so it had no pokestops. However it is a beautiful spot full of monuments.
My suprise is that I requested 28 pokestops and only two had been accepted. Some of the 26 rejections are fair but they also rejected many places that in a “city” are always pokestops such as>
- Fountains (3 of them, large and quite old with notice boards)
- Children playground
- Notice boards
- Council house building from the XVI century
- Open air theater
- Football ground
- Sports area (Frontenis court, a local sport)
There may be some algorithm that links the number of pokestops to the number of mobile phones/population/pokemon go players but if this is the case it should be made public.
To be honest I find offensive that the building of the council house (for example) was rejected and feel like I am wasting my time. They do accept some horrible spots in urban areas such as “modern” simple fountains and even rocks!