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Geographical Names of Canada

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The Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) helps to find the location of a place in Canada.

Content[edit | edit source]

  • Site provides the following searches.
    • Name of a place
      • Query by the name of a city, town, lake or other geographical feature.
    • Coordinates
      • Query by CGNDB Coordinates
    • Rectangular area
    • Unique key
      • Query by CGNDB Unique Identifier or Feature ID
    • Alphabetical list

  • The results list shows:
    • Name
    • Province or territory
    • Feature type
    • Location
    • NTS (National Topographic System) map
    • Details
    • Map

Using the site[edit | edit source]

1. On the left, under the heading GeoNames Query, click on one of the following:

  • Name
  • Coordinates
  • Rectangular area
  • Unique Code
  • Alphabetical list

2. Follow the instructions give on the screen.

Main Internet Address[edit | edit source]

Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC) -Canadian Geographical Names with links to The Atlas of Canada online, and other maps and information.

Cost[edit | edit source]


Tips[edit | edit source]