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Canadian Geographical Names
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Canadian Geographic Names -- Useful Material for Translators

The following lists provide you with a quick reference for some categories of such names:

  • Pan-Canadian names: 81 large and well-known Canadian features and areas designated in Treasury Board Circular 1983-58 (e.g., Lake Winnipeg / Lac Winnipeg);
  • Dual names:
  • Abbreviations and symbols for the names of the provinces and territories
  • Names of sovereign states:
  • The Bilingual Glossary of Ontario's Names can be purchased from:
    Ministry of Natural Resources
    Natural Resource Information Centre
    300 Water Street, 1st Floor
    Box 7000
    Peterborough ON K9J 8M5
    or
    Ministry of Natural Resources
    Natural Resource Information Centre
    Room M1-73, MacDonald Block
    900 Bay Street
    Toronto ON M7A 2C1
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