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Querying Canadian Geographical Names

Use this page to query the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB). Type the name of a city, town, lake (or any other geographical feature), specify the type of feature you are searching for and the Province or Territory where it is located, and click "Submit Query". This will send a query to the CGNDB and return a list of places or features with the name you specified.

1. Key in a Canadian geographical place name:

Do you want all "wildcard" combinations?

2. Choose feature type(s): (optional - default is ALL)

3. Choose the type of GeoNames query:
Current Formerly official Undersea features

4. Choose a Province or Territory: (optional - default is ALL)
Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island New Brunswick
Quebec Ontario
Manitoba Saskatchewan
Alberta British Columbia
Yukon Territory Northwest Territories

5. Group query results by:
Geographical name
Feature type Region

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Note: Queries of the CGNDB are not available on Sundays from 0200-0600 EST.


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