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U.S. Board on Geographic Names Gazetteers

Gazetteers prepared and published by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) for the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) contain names and associated information for places and features in various foreign countries and areas. The entries include the standard names approved for official U.S. use by BGN. In addition, the gazetteers show unapproved variant names, evaluation of the quality of the names, designations (cities, mountains, rivers, etc.), latitudes, longitudes, area number (first-order administrative unit, such as province, in which the place or feature is located), UTM grid coordinates, and the map numbers of the Joint Operations Graphic (JOG) sheets on which the names appear or would appear if a JOG covered the area. Country/area names, and spellings of names are current up to the gazetteer's publication date. Figures in parentheses following the country name indicates the approximate number of entries in a gazetteer. Geographic names or their spellings do not necessarily reflect recognition of the political status of an area by the United States Government.

Note: For the entries China (Mainland), China (Republic of), and China (People's Republic of), it should be understood that it is U.S. policy to recognize one China. China (Mainland) and China (Republic of) reflect names of publications issued before the United States recognized China, whose official name is People's Republic of China. The gazetteer China (Republic of) covers the area of Taiwan, recognized by the United States as part of China. The 1990 China gazetteer complements rather than supersedes the 1968 edition. The 1990 edition contains BGN-approved Pinyin spellings of names and any cross-referenced variant spellings. The 1968 edition contains names of many features for which no Pinyin spellings have been approved.

Country/Area Date USGS Stock No. Price
Abbreviations for Names of Geopolitical Entities and Other Selected Areas of the World 1992 68-ABRVNAMES 5.00
Afghanistan (50,500)
Volume I: A-M
Volume II: N-Z
1992
68-AFGHANISV1
68-AFGHANISV2

115.00
80.00
Africa & S.W. Asia (Supplement) (3,150) 1972 68-SAFSWA 15.00
Albania (20,100) 1992 68-ALBANIA 80.00
Algeria (45,200) 1972 68-ALGERIA 180.00
Americas (Supplement) (927) 1971 68-SUPAMER 5.00
Andorra (3,100) 1981 68-ANDORRA 15.00
Angola (25,500) 1986 68-ANGOLA 100.00
Antarctica (14,908) 1989 68-ANTARCS 55.00
Argentina (51,600)
Volume I: A:L
VolumeII: M-Z
1992
68-ARGENTIV1
68-ARGENTIV2

130.00
80.00
Asia (Supplement) (2,075) 1972 68-SUPASIA 10.00
Australia (62,000) 1957 68-AUSTRL 240.00
Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania (Supplement) (700) 1972 68-AUSTRLS 3.35
Austria (27,500) 1962 68-AUSTRIA 110.00
Bahrain (900) 1983 68-BAHRAIN 3.35
Bangladesh (33,700) 1976 68-BANGLADESH 130.00
Belgium (23,850) 1963 68-BELGIUM 115.00
Belize (2,595) 1993 68-BELIZE 90.00
Bolivia (33,300) 1992 68-BOLIVIA 75.00
Bosnia/Herzegovina (10,273) 1996 68-BOSNIAHERZ 180.00
Brazil (62,500) 1963 68-BRAZIL 240.00
Brazil (Supplement) (12,000) 1992 68-SUPBRAZIL 45.00
British Solomon Islands (11,600)
and Gilbert and Ellice Islands (850)

1974

68-BSOLOMON

55.00
British West Indies and Bermuda (19,500) 1955 68-BRWESTIND 80.00
Bulgaria (26,000) 1987 68-BULGARIA 100.00
Burma (52,000) 1966 68-BURMA 200.00
Burundi (3,000) 1964 68-BURUNDI 15.00
Cambodia (22,000) 1971 68-CAMBODIA 85.00
Cameroon (18,000) 1962 68-CAMEROON 75.00
Canada (16,700) 1953 68-CANADA 70.00
Central African Republic (16,700) 1962 68-AFRICA 70.00
Chad (16,600) 1989 68-CHAD 70.00
Chile (39,700) 1967 68-CHILE 150.00
Chile (Supplement) (6,900) 1992 68-SUPCHILE 30.00
China, Mainland (Wade-Giles) (108,000)
Volume I: A-L
Volume II: M-Z
1968
68-CCHINA1
68-CCHINA2

220.00
200.00
China, Republic of (Wade-Giles) (25,000) 1974 68-REPCHINA 100.00
China, People's Republic of (Pinyin) (96,000)
Volume I: A-H
Volume II: I-R
Volume III: S-Z
1990
68-PRCHINAV1
68-PRCHINAV2
68-PRCHINAV3

145.00
115.00
145.00
Colombia (27,000) 1988 68-COLOMBIA 110.00
Congo, Democratic Republic of (formerly Belgian) (currently Zaire) (30,400) 1964 68-ZAIRE 120.00
Congo (formerly French) (7,700) 1962 68-CONGOB 35.00
Conventional Names (780) 1988 68-CONVNAMES 3.35
Costa Rica (5,500) 1983 68-COST 30.00
Cuba (45,000)
Volume I: A-L
Volume II: M-Z
1991
68-CUBAV1
68-CUBAV2

100.00
85.00
Czechoslovakia (36,000) 1955 68-CZECHOSL 145.00
Dahomey (6,250) 1965 68-DAHOMEY 30.00
Denmark and the Faroe Islands (21,650) 1990 68-DENFARIS 95.00
Djibouti (6,750) 1983 68-DJIBOUTI 30.00
Dominican Republic (28,844) 1994 68-DOMREP 115.00
Ecuador (16,000) 1987 68-ECUADOR 70.00
Egypt (28,000) 1987 68-EGYPT 110.00
Egypt (Errata Sheet) 1987 68-EGYPTERRAT 5.00
El Salvador (7,750) 1982 68-ELSALVADOR 35.00
Estonia (6,892) 1996 68-ESTONIA 295.00
Ethiopia (30,500) 1982 68-ETHIOPIA 120.00
Europe and U.S.S.R. (Supplement) (1,770) 1971 68-SEUUSSR 8.25
Fiji (13,250), Tonga (950), and Nauru (75) 1974 68-FIJITONG 60.00
Finland (39,800) 1962 68-FINLAND 150.00
France (95,000)
Volume I: A-L
Volume II: M-Z
1964
68-FRANCEV1
68-FRANCEV2

220.00
150.00
French Guiana (4,052) 1993 68-FRGUIANA 15.00
French West Indies (3,250) 1957 68-FRWESTIND 15.00
Gabon (8,000) 1962 68-GABON 35.00
Gambia (2,400) 1968 68-GAMBIA 10.00
German Democratic Republic (40,000)
and Berlin (420)
Volume I: A-K
Volume II: L-Z
1983

68-EGERMANYV1
68-EGERMANYV2


85.00
71.35
Ghana (20,000) 1967 68-GHANA 80.00
Gibraltar (321) 1984 68-GIBRALTAR 5.00
Greece (35,900) 1960 68-GREECE 145.00
Greenland (11,000) 1983 68-GREENLAND 45.00
Guatemala (14,900) 1984 68-GUATEMAL 60.00
Guinea (12,400) 1965 68-GUINEA 55.00
Guyana (8,000) 1993 68-GUYANA 35.00
Haiti (17,855) 1993 68-HAITI 55.00
Hawaiian Islands (7,250) 1956 68-HAWAII 35.00
Honduras (22,000) 1983 68-HOND 85.00
Hong Kong (2,875) and Macao (125) 1972 68-HONGKON 15.00
Hungary (29,812) 1993 68-HUNGARY 120.00
Iceland (16,500) 1961 68-ICELAND 70.00
India (30,650)
Volume I: A-J (Bhutan, French India,
Jammu and Nepal, Portuguese India,
and India)
Volume II: (India)
1952
68-INDIAV1


68-INDIAV2

60.00


70.00
Indian Ocean Islands (4,000) 1957 68-INDIANO 12.40
Indonesia (71,000)
Volume I: A-M
Volume II: N-Z
1982
68-INDONESIV1
68-INDONESIV2

150.00
180.00
Iran (83,000)
Volume I: A-J
Volume II: K-Z
1984
68-IRANV1
68-IRANV2

145.00
180.00
Iraq 1998 68-IRAQ 55.00
Ireland (7,300) 1950 68-IRELAND 35.00
Israel (7,700) 1983 68-ISRAEL 40.00
Italy (28,800) 1956 68-ITALY 115.00
Ivory Coast (17,700) 1965 68-IVORYC 75.00
Japan (28,700) 1953 68-JAPAN 115.00
Jordan (13,000) 1990 68-JORDAN 85.00
Kenya (30,000) 1978 68-KENYA 115.00
Kosovo (5,184) 1999 68-KOSOVO 180.00
Kuwait (1,500) 1986 68-KUWAIT 10.00
Laos (21,000) 1973 68-LAOS 85.00
Lebanon (37,000) 1970 68-LEBANON 145.00
Liberia (11,425) 1997 68-LIBERIA 45.00
Libya (37,500) 1988 68-LIBYA 150.00
Lithuania (20,825) 1994 68-LITHUANIAV1 295.00
Luxembourg (1,300) 1951 68-LUXEMBOU 10.00
Madagascar (20,000) 1989 68-MALAREP 80.00
Malawi (10,200) 1970 68-MALAWI 45.00
Malaysia (60,000) 1970 68-MALAYSIA 240.00
Mali (17,800) 1966 68-MALI 80.00
Malta (4,015) 1994 68-MALTA 15.00
Mauritania (10,000) 1966 68-MAURITAN 40.00
Mexico (80,200)
Volume I: A-I
Volume II: J-R
Volume III: S-Z
1992
68-MEXICOV1
68-MEXICOV2
68-MEXICOV3

120.00
100.00
100.00
Mongolia (18,000) 1988 68-MONGOLIA 55.00
Morocco (55,000) 1970 68-MOROCCO 220.00
Mozambique (32,500) 1969 68-MOZAMBIQ 130.00
Namibia (8,700) 1988 68-NAMIBIA 40.00
Netherlands (20,900) 1982 68-NETHERLAND 85.00
Netherlands Antilles (600) 1952 68-NETHERLDAN 3.35
New Caledonia (5,700)
and Wallis and Futuna (250)
1974 68-NCALEDON 30.00
New Hebrides (4,500) 1974 68-NHEBRIDE 5.00
New Zealand (18,500) 1954 68-NZEALAND 75.00
Nicaragua (7,500) 1985 68-NICARAGUA 35.00
Niger (14,700) 1966 68-NIGER 60.00
Nigeria (42,000) 1971 68-NIGERIA 180.00
North Korea (30,000) 1982 68-NKOREA 115.00
Norway (96,783)
Volume I: A-G
Volume II: H-M
Volume III: N-S
Volume IV: T-Z
1997
68-NORWAY1
68-NORWAY2
68-NORWAY3
68-NORWAY4

200.00
200.00
200.00
200.00
Oman (5,800) 1983 68-OMAN 30.00
Pakistan (33,600) 1983 68-PAKISTAN 130.00
Panama (20,000) 1990 68-PANAMA 75.00
Papua New Guinea (27,700) 1982 68-PAPUANEW 110.00
Paracel and Spratley Islands (650) 1987 68-PARASPRA 5.00
Paraguay (4,500) 1992 68-PARAGUAY 10.00
Peru (24,100) 1989 68-PERU 95.00
Philippine Islands (51,350)
Volume I: A-L
Volume II: M-Z
1989
68-PHILIPV1
68-PHILIPV2

110.00
95.00
Poland (51,500)
Volume I: A-L
Volume II: M-Z
1988
68-POLANDV1
68-POLANDV2

100.00
100.00
Portugal (25,700) 1961 68-PORTUGAL 100.00
Portuguese Guinea (8,700) 1968 68-PORTUGG 40.00
Qatar (1,300) 1986 68-QATAR 10.00
Rumania (36,500) 1960 68-RUMANIA 145.00
Rwanda (3,000) 1964 68-RWANDA 15.00
Saudi Arabia (20,800) 1978 68-SAUDIARAB 85.00
Senegal (15,000) 1990 68-SENEGAL 70.00
Sierra Leone (8,800) 1966 68-SIERRAL 40.00
Singapore (1,152) 1995 68-SINGAPORE 90.00
Somalia (23,000) 1987 68-SOMALIA 115.00
South Africa (117,000)
Volume I: A-F
Volume II: G-L
Volume III: M-R
Volume IV: S-Z
1992
68-SAFRIV1
68-SAFRIV2
68-SAFRIV3
68-SAFRIV4

120.00
120.00
120.00
120.00
South Atlantic Islands (3,750) 1957 68-SATLANTICI 12.40
Southern Rhodesia (22,500) 1973 68-SRHODESI 90.00
South Korea (26,500) 1966 68-KOREA 30.50
South Pacific Islands (5,400) 1957 68-SPACIFI 30.00
Spain (50,550) 1961 68-SPAIN 200.00
Spanish Guinea (6,500) 1962 68-SPGUINE 30.00
Spanish (3,000) 1969 68-SPSAHAR 15.00
Sri Lanka (36,345) 1993 68-SRILANKA 115.00
Sudan (25,000) 1989 68-SUDAN 100.00
Suriname (3,960) 1993 68-SURINAM
Sweden (83,000)
Volume I: A-L
Volume II: M-Z
1989
68-SWEDENV1
68-SWEDENV2

180.00
180.00
Switzerland (3,150) 1950 68-SWITZERLD 15.00
Syria (29,900) 1983 68-SYRIA 115.00
Tanzania (16,500) 1965 68-TANZANIA 70.00
Thailand (45,500) 1966 68-THAILAND 180.00
Togo (7,000) 1966 68-TOGO 30.00
Tunisia (23,000) 1964 68-TUNISIA 90.00
Turkey (71,850)
Volume I: A-J
Volume II: K-Z
1984
68-TURKEYV1
68-TURKEYV2

145.00
150.00
Uganda (11,900) 1964 68-UGANDA 45.00
Undersea Features (6,700) 1990 68-UNDERSEA 30.00
United Arab Emirates (4,400) 1987 68-UAE 30.00
United Kingdom (28,500) 1950 68-UNITEDKING 115.00
Upper Volta (11,900) 1965 68-UPVOLTA 45.00
Uruguay (9,440) 1993 68-URUGUAY 40.00
U.S. Possessions in the Caribbean (8,500) 1958 68-USPOSINCAR 40.00
U.S.S.R. (400,000)
Volume I: A-B
Volume II: C-J
Volume III: K
Volume IV: L-N
Volume V: O-R
Volume VI: S-T
Volume VII: U-Z
1970
68-USSRV1
68-USSRV2
68-USSRV3
68-USSRV4
68-USSRV5
68-USSRV6
68-USSRV7

160.00
220.00
240.00
255.00
200.00
260.00
220.00
U.S.S.R. and Europe (Supplement) (1,770) 1971 68-SEUUSSR 8.25
Venezuela (25,500)
Volume I: A-K
Volume II: L-Z
1993

1986

68-VENEZUEV1
68-VENEZUEV2

45.00
60.00
Vietnam (50,000)
Volume I: A-K
Volume II: L-Z


68-VIETNAM1
68-VIETNAM2

100.00
100.00
West Bank and Gaza Strip (9,500) 1992 68-WESTBGAZA 40.00
West Germany (129,000)
Volume I: A-K
Volume II: L-Z
1960
68-WGERMA1
68-WGERMA2

255.00
212.45
West Pacific Islands (including Guam) (14,100) 1957 68-WPACIFI 60.00
Yemen, Arab Republic of (Sana) (7,400) 1976 68-YEMENSANA 35.00
Yemen, People's Democratic Republic of (Aden) (11,800) 1976 68-YEMENADEN 70.00
Yugoslavia (41,000)
Volume I: A-L
Volume II: M-Z
1983
68-YUGOSLAVV1
68-YUGOSLAVV2

80.00
85.00
Zambia (38,500)
Volume I: A-L
Volume II: M-Z
1983
68-ZAMBIAV1
68-ZAMBIAV2

80.00
75.00

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Romanization Systems and Roman-Script Spelling Conventions 94 TBGNROMANGUIDE

Contains Romanization Systems and Agreements for 29 languages. It also provides standardized Roman-script spellings of those foreign geographic names that are written in non-Roman scripts or in Roman alphabets that contain special letters. Some of the languages included are Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, Thai, and others.

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