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Toponymic factfiles

Toponymic (place name) factfile papers produced by the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN).

Documents

Afghanistan: toponymic factfile

Albania: toponymic factfile

Angola: toponymic factfile

Armenia: toponymic factfile

Azerbaijan: toponymic factfile

Bahrain: toponymic factfile

Bangladesh: toponymic factfile

Belarus: toponymic factfile

Bhutan: toponymic factfile

Brunei: toponymic factfile

Bulgaria: toponymic factfile

Burkina Faso: toponymic factfile

Burundi: toponymic factfile

Cambodia: toponymic factfile

Cameroon: toponymic factfile

Cape Verde: toponymic factfile

Chad: toponymic factfile

Congo: toponymic factfile

Croatia: toponymic factfile

East Timor: toponymic factfile

Egypt: toponymic factfile

Eritrea: toponymic factfile

Estonia: toponymic factfile

Ethiopia: toponymic factfile

Finland: toponymic factfile

Gabon: toponymic factfile

Georgia: toponymic factfile

Greece: toponymic factfile

Haiti: toponymic factfile

India: toponymic factfile

Indonesia: toponymic factfile

Iran: toponymic factfile

Iraq: toponymic factfile

Ivory Coast: toponymic factfile

Japan: toponymic factfile

Jordan: toponymic factfile

Kazakhstan: toponymic factfile

Kenya: toponymic factfile

Kosovo: toponymic factfile

Kuwait: toponymic factfile

Kyrgyzstan: toponymic factfile

Laos: toponymic factfile

Latvia: toponymic factfile

Lebanon: toponymic factfile

Libya: toponymic factfile

Lithuania: toponymic factfile

Malaysia: toponymic factfile

Maldives: toponymic factfile

Mali: toponymic factfile

Mauritania: toponymic factfile

Moldova: toponymic factfile

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Montenegro: toponymic factfile

Mozambique: toponymic factfile

Niger: toponymic factfile

Nigeria: toponymic factfile

North Korea: toponymic factfile

Norway: toponymic factfile

Oman: toponymic factfile

Pakistan: toponymic factfile

Philippines: toponymic factfile

Poland: toponymic factfile

Qatar: toponymic factfile

Romania: toponymic factfile

Russia: toponymic factfile

Rwanda: toponymic factfile

Saudi Arabia: toponymic factfile

Serbia: toponymic factfile

Slovakia: toponymic factfile

Slovenia: toponymic factfile

South Korea: toponymic factfile

Sri Lanka: toponymic factfile

Somalia: toponymic factfile

South Sudan: toponymic factfile

Sudan: toponymic factfile

Switzerland: toponymic factfile

Syria: toponymic factfile

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Tajikistan: toponymic factfile

Thailand: toponymic factfile

Tunisia: toponymic factfile

Turkey: toponymic factfile

Turkmenistan: toponymic factfile

Ukraine: toponymic factfile

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Uzbekistan: toponymic factfile

Yemen: toponymic factfile

Zambia: toponymic factfile

Details

Toponymic factfiles produced by the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN). Various relevant documents published before July 2014 can found in the UK Government Web Archive.

Any papers not in PDF format can be obtained from PCGN in paper copy. Please note that these documents are Crown Copyright.

Published 30 October 2020
Last updated 6 February 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated Estonia and Lebanon toponymic factfiles.

  2. Added Equatorial Guinea and Somalia toponymic factfiles, and updated Armenia and Azerbaijan toponymic factfiles.

  3. Added Burkina Faso, Congo, Croatia and Zambia toponymic factfiles, and updated Democratic Republic of the Congo and Yemen toponymic factfiles.

  4. Added Philippines: toponymic factfile and updated Georgia: toponymic factfile and Nigeria: toponymic factfile.

  5. Added toponymic factfiles for Angola, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Laos, Maldives, Mozambique and Rwanda. Updated factfiles for Cameroon, Ethiopia, Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand.

  6. Updated Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and Switzerland: toponymic factfiles.

  7. Added Mauritania and UAE toponymic factfiles.

  8. Updated South Korea: toponymic factfile.

  9. Added: toponymic factfiles for Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Switzerland.

  10. Added: Cameroon toponymic factfile. Updated: Albania, Bangladesh, Brunei and Indonesia toponymic factfiles.

  11. Updated: India: toponymic factfile. Added: South Sudan: toponymic factfile.

  12. Added 'Bhutan: toponymic factfile'.

  13. Added Afghanistan and Sudan toponymic factfiles, and updated Indonesia, Kosovo and Turkey toponymic factfiles.

  14. Added Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Norway toponymic factfiles. Updated Myanmar (Burma): toponymic factfile.

  15. Added Bulgaria and East Timor toponymic factfiles.

  16. Added 'Slovenia: toponymic factfile' and 'Uzbekistan: toponymic factfile', and updated 'Turkmenistan: toponymic factfile'.

  17. 'Kosovo: toponymic factfile' added.

  18. Added Indonesia: toponymic factfile.

  19. Added toponymic factfiles for Oman and Serbia, and updated 'Kazakhstan: toponymic factfile'.

  20. Added 'North Korea: toponymic factfile' and 'South Korea: toponymic factfile'.

  21. Added toponymic factfiles for North Macedonia, Russia and India.

  22. Added factfiles for Japan, Myanmar and Romania.

  23. Updated: Ethiopia and Ukraine factfiles replaced with most recent editions.

  24. Added new factfiles for Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

  25. Addition of ' Kyrgyzstan: toponymic factfile'.

  26. Replaced the Kazakhstan factfile.

  27. Added new factfiles for Tajikistan, Slovakia and Kazakhstan. Replaced factfile for Poland.

  28. Addition of: March 2022 toponymic factfiles documents.

  29. Addition of: Ukraine: toponymic factfile (February 2022).

  30. Added Iraq: toponymic factfile.

  31. Added a new toponymic factfile for Chad and an updated toponymic factfile for Greece.

  32. Added an amended version of the Ethiopia factfile.

  33. Added toponymic factfiles for Cambodia and Ethiopia.

  34. Added Eritrea: toponymic factfile and Latvia: toponymic factfile.

  35. Added updated toponymic factfiles for Armenia and Azerbaijan.

  36. Added toponymic factfiles for Georgia, Lebanon and Turkmenistan.

  37. Added toponymic factfiles for Kuwait and Qatar.

  38. Added new factfiles for Albania and India. Updated factfiles for Bangladesh, Estonia, Lithuania and Romania.

  39. Added new factfiles for: Bangladesh, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Poland Romania, Sri Lanka and Ukraine. Updated factfiles for: Armenia and Libya.

  40. First published.