World Historical Gazetteer

linking knowledge about the past via place

The vision of the WHG project is to empower discovery by connecting place names across time and language. A gazetteer is a directory of named places. Learn more here

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Search 2,159,673 places
Build and publish collections of places
Teach about places


Reconciliation index now 13m records! We added 10 million records from GeoNames to the existing 3.6 million from Wikidata!