Columbia Gazetteer of the World

The Columbia Gazetteer of the World is an encyclopedia of geographical places and features... "a database of names, descriptions, and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world....[includes information] on demography; physical geography; political boundaries; industry, trade, and service activities; agriculture; cultural, historical, and archeological points of interest; transportation lines; longitude, latitude, and elevations; distance to relevant places; pronunciations; official local government place-names and changed or variant names and spellings."
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Date Coverage

  • Pre-history to present

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