Columbia Gazetteer of the World

Essentially an encyclopedia of geographical places and features, the Gazetteer contains the names, descriptions, and characteristics of over 170,000 places in the world.

Entries includes information on many of the following: Demographics; 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. Length varies from a brief notation on a small village to an essay on a country or region.Includes a glossary of geographical and geological terms.Use it to gather basic socio-demographic information about cities, towns, regions worldwide; look up geographical information; check the spelling of a place name.

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