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
Great Britain Ordnance Survey place names gazetteer
For information about Newfoundland and Labrador geographic names contact the
Labrador Geographical Names Board.
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
May 7, 2012