Geographical Names Search Sites

Toponymy is the science of naming geographical features and places. A gazetteer is a book or part of a book that lists place names and geographic features. Below are some electronic resources for finding information on origins and finding locations of places.

Columbia Gazetteer of the World

Geographical Names Search Service (Canada-wide)

U.S. Board on Geographic Names

For information about Newfoundland and Labrador geographic names contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Geographical Names Board.


Go to QEII home page Map Room, Queen Elizabeth II Library
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland Canada A1B 3Y1
telephone: (709) 864-8892 fax: (709) 864-2153
E-mail: qeiimaproom@mun.ca