The Columbia Gazetteer of the World: A to G

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Columbia University Press, 1998 - Reference - 3578 pages
This gazetteer has been revised and updated to provide a complete A-Z reference source for anyone seeking information about the places of the world. It covers the political world, the physical world and special places such as national parks and monuments. The 165,000 entries are packed with information including: physical geography descriptions; political boundaries; historical, political, cultural and economic descriptions; natural, agricultural and other resources; principal trade, business and industrial activities; highways, railroads, canals and pipelines; points of interest, including cultural, educational, religious and other institutions; population from recent censuses; latitude, longitude and elevation; official local government place names; changed or variant names and spelling; and pronunciations.

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