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This gazetteer is based on data from multiple sources and contains approximately 4.2 million entries.

Australian Geographic Place Names

This site enables an online search of the Gazetteer of Australia.

Canada's Official Geographical Names

Users can type any Canadian geographical name (town, feature) and retrieve its latitude, its longitude, the province in which it is located, and a map showing its location. National Topographic System (NTS) map numbers and sheet names are also supplied.

Geographic Names Information System

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States. GNIS is an online database that allows searches for any United States feature; there is also a searchable database for Antarctica with the same features.

GEOnet Names Server

"The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA) database of foreign geographic feature names. Approximately 20,000 of the database's 3.5 million features are updated monthly with names information approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

Users can search for world geographical names by specifying name and country (or coordinate bounding rectangle) and retrieve name, feature designation, latitude and longitude, and country area information.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) contains nearly 1 million place names. This searchable database gives for each place name: type of place (examples: inhabited place, ridge, valley, stream); latitude and longitude; variant names; and hierarchical position in the thesaurus.

U.S. Gazetteer, from the U.S. Census Bureau

Enter a United States zip code, city name, or county name and the gazetteer displays the latitude and longitude and population of the area. Users may also review 1990 census data or a location map of the area.

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