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CIA World Factbook
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Developed by U.S. Geological Survey. GNIS is the official repository of domestic geographic names data.
GEOnet Names Server
The official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.