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