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Search the Canadian Geographical Names Database (CGNDB)

Official geographical names data are provided by the federal, provincial and territorial naming authorities of the Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC).

Content advisory: The Canadian Geographical Names Database contains historical terminology that is considered racist, offensive and derogatory. Geographical naming authorities are in the process of addressing many offensive place names, but the work is still ongoing. For more information, please contact the GNBC Secretariat.

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Query the CGNDB using a unique ID or the name of a city, town, lake or any other geographical feature. You can narrow your search by specifying the type of feature and the province or territory where it is located.

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