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Toponymic factfiles

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

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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 1 July 2014
Last updated 12 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Replaced the Iran factfile with an updated version.

  2. Added an updated factfile for Pakistan, and added new factfiles for Armenia and Azerbaijan.

  3. Added 6 new toponymic factfiles: Niger (July 2018), Saudi Arabia (2018), Brunei (August 2018), Malaysiai (November 2018), Mali (July 2018) and Egypt (March 2019).

  4. Added Thailand and Libya toponymic factfiles.

  5. Added Jordan toponymic factfile (May 2017).

  6. Updated toponymic factfile for Pakistan.

  7. Updated Tunisia and Nigeria Toponymic factfiles.

  8. Added date to Turkey and added new toponymic factfile for Tunisia.

  9. Added Turkey toponymic factfile and updated the factfile for Bahrain.

  10. Updated the Haiti Toponymic factfile and removed the Sudan and South Sudan adminsitrative divisions. These are now published on the 'Information papers by country'.

  11. First published.