Based upon the 1998 print edition of The Columbia Gazetteer of the World, which had 163,000 entries, this revised online edition adds some 7,000 new ones, with many revisions to existing entries.
The Columbia Gazetteer of the World is an encyclopedia of geographical places and features. Entries include information on many of the following: 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.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements.
Citing Your Sources
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