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Other naming and addressing issues   Compiled by Graham Rhind. If you have any comments, corrections or suggestions for additions, please send a message. General Global Gazetteer (in English, from Falling Rain Genomics, Inc.) - This is a directory of over 2 million of the World's cities and towns, sorted by country and linked to a map for each town. A tab separated list is available for each country Getty Thesaurus of Geographic names (in English) - Type in the name of a settlement and get information such as history, location, administrative area, type of place and so on Geographic Names Information System (in English) - databases (2 million records) of geographic features and place names for the United States, and for other places on the globe Euradin - (in English) - European Address Infrastructure project International Mailing Address Formats - (in English) - from Bitboost.  A pretty decent collection of information on international address formats.  They're not very complimentary about this site, but I'm a great defender of free speech! International Address Formats - (in English) - "Frank's compulsive guide to postal addresses". A hefty collection of address format information, US-Centric, and mostly (but not always) correct International Address Formats - (in English) - formats for about 20 countries International Address Formats and forms of address - (in English) - some limited address format and form of address information International Address Formats - (in English) - formats for about 30 countries, unfortunately many incorrect. Apparently a mirror for the site above International Address Formats - (in English, from AddressDoctor) - address formats for most countries Address formats for about 35 countries - (In English, from Microsoft) List of world country names in English  - (in English) List of world country names in Spanish  - (in Spanish) List of world country names in French  - (in French) List of world country names, with capitals, currencies, ISO code etc.  - (in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Greek, Dutch, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish) - from the European Union Address Data Quality and Geocoding standards  - (in English) - an Amerocentric essay on this subject Administrative divisions of countries ("Statoids")  - (in English) - set of links to pages providing information of administrative divisions in different countries Country information (in English) - country names in various languages, ISO and FIPS codes and other information Country codes (in English) - Country ISO 3166 and numeric codes Country codes (CountryCodes.org, in English) - Country Codes, Phone Codes, Dialing Codes, Telephone Codes, ISO Country Codes Addressing the Unaddressed - organisation working to provide addresses in developing countries Standards and coding systems AS 4590 - (in English) - Australia: interchange of client information AS/NZS 4819 - (in English) - Australia/New Zealand standards for rural and urban addressing AFNOR XP Z10-011 - (in French) - France: specifications for postal addressing BS 7666-0 - (in English) - United Kindom: spatial datasets for geographical referencing. General model for gazetteers and spatial referencing ISO/TS 15000-5 - (in English) - Electronic Business Extensible Markup Language (ebXML) ISO 19112 - (in English) - Geographic information - spatial referencing by geographic identifiers ISO 3166 country codes - (in English) - maintenance agency website ISO 3166 country codes - (in English) - a list of English country names and ISO-3166 two-letter country codes. International vehicle identification codes - (in English) - United Nations listing Listing of ISO 3166 and other coding systems - for 239 countries and territories International Address Standardization - features, technologies and formats (in English) - outline from a PowerPoint presentation by Joe Lubenow given 30th January 2002 Markup languages for names and addresses (in English) - a discussion and list of pointers to markup standards for names and addresses GCA/Idealliance Address Data Interchange Specification (ADIS)  (in English) HR-XML Consortium Cross-Process Objects Schemas  (in English) - Postal address and personal name standard OASIS TC Name and Address Standard (xNAL)  (in English) - Postal address and personal name XML standard from the OASIS Customer Information Quality Technical Committee United Kingdom GovTalk Address and Personal Details Fragment  (in English) UPU S42 & S53 (in English) - Universal Postal Union International postal address components and templates Why a Global Address Standard is Critical to Success in Direct Mail Marketing and Electronic Commerce. Using the UN/PROLST Version 1.1.  (in English) - UN/PROLST White Paper - Amerocentric United States Street Address Data Standard Project  (previously Federal Geographic Data Committee Address Data Content Standard) (in English) - USA standard United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard (based on the United States Street Address Data Standard Project, link above) - USA standard Forms of address Lugandan (Uganda) Forms of address  - (in English and Lugandan) - a list of Lugandan forms of personal address British social address - (in English) forms of address for the British aristocracy Personal names and place-names (onamastics) The International Council of Onomastic Sciences  - (in English, French and German) Surnames - a selected list of references about personal names  - (in English) Surnames - The origins and meanings of surnames - (in English) - essay Dutch names  - (in English) - information on Dutch personal naming history and personal naming conventions e-Onomastics blog Spastic Onomastic - a blog about names Behind the Name - the etymology and history of given names - (in English) Guild of One-Name Studies - research into the genealogy and family history of all persons with the same surname and its variants - (in English) Australia - National Placenames Survey (ANPS)  - (in English) Australia - Geoscience Australia - Gazeteer of Australia Place Name Search  - (in English) Australasia - Committee for Geographical Names of Australasia  - (in English) New South Wales (Australia) - Geographical Names Board of New South Wales  - (in English) Tasmania (Australia) - Place naming in Tasmania  - (in English) Australia - Aboriginal place names around Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay  - (in English) Austria - Institut für Corpuslinguistik und Texttechnologie, Institute for the Lexicography of Austrian Dialects and Names  - (in German) Brazil - Comitê de Nomes Geográficos (CNGEO)  - (in Portuguese) Burkina Faso  - (in French) - Geographical name commission Canadian Society for the Study of Names - (in English or French) Canada - aboriginal place names - (in English) Alberta (Canada) geographical names - (in English) British Columbia (Canada) geographical names - (in English) Manitoba (Canada) geographical names - (in English) New Brunswick (Canada) toponymy - (in English or French) Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada) geographical names - (in English) Nova Scotia (Canada) geographical names - (in English) Ontario (Canada) geographical names - (in English) Prince Edward Island (Canada) Place name finder - (in English) Prince Edward Island (Canada) geographical names - (in English) Québec (Canada) toponymy - (in French, English or Spanish) Saskatchewan (Canada) geographical names - (in English) Yukon (Canada) geographical place names board - (in English) China Geographical Names - (in Chinese) Names in Denmark - (in English) Estonia Keele Instituudi kohanimeandmebaas (KNAB) / Place names database  - (in Estonian and English) Institute for the Languages of Finland, Onomastic Research  - (in English, Finnish or Swedish) France - Société Française d’Onomastique  - (in French) Germany - Ständiger Ansschuss für geographische Namen (StAGN) / Permanent Committee on Geographical Names  - (in German) Germany - Deutschen Gesellschaft für Namenforschung eV  - (in German) Germany - Onomastik - Namen und Namensbedeuting  - (in German) Germany - Zentrum für Namenforschung  - (in German) Germany - Forschergruppe NAMEN (Universität Regensburg)  - (in German) Lexicon of Greek Personal Names  - (in English) Iceland - The Árni Magnússon Institute for Iceland Studies, Stofhun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum Fræđum  - (in Icelandic or English) Iran - Iranian National Committee on the Standardization of Geographical Names - (in Farsi or English) Ireland - The Locus Project - a new historical dictionary of Irish Placename  - (in English) Ireland - Placenames Database of Ireland - (in Irish or English) Italy - Centro Studi di Onomastica Piemontese  - (in Italian) Italy - Onomastica & Letterature  - (in Italian) Lithuania - Institute of the Lithuanian Language - Lietuviµ Kalbos Instituttas  - (in English) Netherlands - Meertens Institute - Corpus of given names in The Netherlands  - (in English or Dutch) New Zealand - Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names - (in English) Norway - Norsk namnelag, Norwegian name association - (in Norwegian and English) Norway - Norwegian farm names database - (in English) Poland - Commission on Standarization of Geographical Names Outside the Republic of Poland (KSNG)  - (in English) Names Society of Southern Africa  - (in English) The Nordic Cooperative Committee for Onomastic Research (NORNA)  - (in English and Swedish) NORDEN - The Nordic division of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names  - (in English) Spain - Asociación Galega de Onomástica - (in Galician) Sweden - Institutet för språk och folkminnen, Swedish Institure for Language and Folklore - (in Swedish) Switzerland - Institut für Namenkunde, Ortsnamenbuch des Kantons Bern - (in German) Switzerland - Ortsnamen, Place names - (in German) Switzerland - Ortsnamenforschung BS - (in German) Switzerland - Orts- und Flurnamen, Kanton Luzern - (in German) Council of Geographic Names Authorities in the United States (COGNA)  - (in English) United Kingdom - Association of British Countries Gazetteer of British Place Names - (in English) United Kingdom - Nottingham University Institute for Name Studies - (in English) United Kingdom - Key to English Place-Names - (in English) United Kingdom - England & Wales Baby Names - (in English) United Kingdom - Onomastics - (in English) United Kingdom - The English Place-Name Society - (in English) United Kingdom - the Ulster Place-name Society  - (in English) United Kingdom - the Welsh Place-name Society, Cymdeithas Enwau LLeodd Cymru  - (in English or Welsh) United Kingdom - the Scottish Place-name Society, Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba  - (in English) United States Board on Geographic Names  - (in English) Onamastics Journals Onoma - Journal of the International Council of Onomastic Sciences  - (in English) The Journal of Literary Onomastics  - (in English) Nomina - Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland  - (in English) Nomina Africana - Names Society of Southern Africa  - (in English) Onomastica Uralica - onomastics in Finno-Ugric languages  - (in English) Onomastica Canadiana - Canadian Society for the Study of Names  - (in English) Croatia - Folia Onomastica Croatica  - (in English and Croatian) Czech Republic - Acta Onomastica  - (in English) France - Nouvelle Revue d’Onomastique  - (in French) Germany - Beiträge zur Namenforschung  - (in German) Germany - Zuname: Zeitschrift für Namenforschung, Surnames: Journal of Name Studies  - (in German) Magyar Nyelv - Journal of the Society of Hungarian Linguistics  - (in English) RIOn - Rivista Italiana di Onomastica  - (in Italian) Naamkunde - Tijdschrift voor naamkunde in het Nederlandse taalgebied  - (in Dutch) Norway - Nytt om nam  - (in Norwegian) Russia - Problems of Onomastics  - (in English) Namn och bygd: Tidskrióft fr nordisk ortnamnsforskning  - (in Swedish) Studia anthroponymica Scandinavica. Tidskrift för nordisk personnamnsforskning  - (in Swedish) Ortnamnssällskapet i Uppsala  - (in Swedish and English) Ainm - Journal of the Ulster Place-name Society  - (in English) Clann Tuirc - The Journal of Scottish Name Studies  - (in English) Country-by-country Afghanistan  (in English) - list of Afghanistan's provinces Australia  (in English) - correct addressing format Australia  (in English) - place name lookup engine Austria  (in English) - Maps and village lists of Burgenland, with village names in German, Hungarian and Croatian Belize - (in English) - Hints on correct addressing in Belize Bhutan - (in English) - Information about Bhutan address system/formats Bosnia-Hercegovina (in Bosnian) - information on how to correctly write the address Canada - Official thoroughfare type abbreviations - Canadian Post Office page.  Scroll down the page to the text "Symbols Recognized by Canada Post - Street Types" to request this page Canada  (in English) - addressing guide, full details on addressing in Canada Canada  (in French) - addressing guide, full details on addressing in Canada Cayman Islands - (in English) - online mail addressing guide Croatia (in Croatian) - correct address format and other postage information Croatia (in English) - correct address format and other postage information Denmark  (in Danish) - place name lists in pdf format Egypt - (in English) - The Postal Museum Estonia  (in English) - place name lists German place names  (in English) - information about German place names and naming conventions Germany (in German) - Correct addressing format Hong Kong  (in English) - download (in Adobe Acrobat format) a complete guide to Hong Kong postal services, including address formats Ireland (in English) - find details of post offices in Ireland Ireland (in English) - Postal address format information Japan (in English) - correct address format Japan (in English) - correct address format (old information, no longer valid) Japan (in English) - a YouTube video about the Japansese addressing system Latvia  (in Latvian) - shows correct address format for Latvia Lithuania (in Lithuanian) - shows correct address format for Lithuania Lithuania (in English) - shows correct address format for Lithuania Luxembourg (in French) - correct addressing guide Luxembourg (in English) - correct addressing guide Luxembourg (in German) - correct addressing guide Luxembourg (in English) - Lists of Luxembourg place names in French, Luxembourgeois and German Macedonia - (in English) - (from Macedonia Post) - Address format information Macedonia - (in Macedonian) - (from Macedonia Post) - Address format information Macedonia - (in Albanian) - (from Macedonia Post) - Address format information Malaysia  (in English) - shows, amongst other things, correct address formats for Malaysia. Choose "Mail Services", "General Mailing Solutions","Letter" Moldova (in Romanian) - shows correct address format for Moldova Morocco  (in French) - correct addressing guide.  From the "Rubriques du site Barid-al-maghrib" drop down, choose "Code Postal". Also information under "Info Pratiques" and then "Comment présenter une adresse?" The Netherlands - (in Dutch) - a database of Dutch places with municipality, province, telephone area code, postcode range and geographical co-ordinates. Press link to nl.zip or nl.dbf to download. The field names in the resulting database file are also in Dutch New Zealand - (in English) - searchable database of New Zealand place- and street names New Zealand - (in English) - Information on the correct addressing for New Zealand Norway - (in Norwegian) - Information on the correct addressing for Norway Russia - (in English) - St Petersburg street naming and addressing conventions explained Spain - (in English) - addressing format information for Spain Taiwan  (in English) - correct addressing format. Choose  “Address Writing” United Kingdom - (in English) - Geoplace - maintenance agency for the National Address Gazetteer Database and the National Street Gazetteer for England and Wales United States - (in English, from Infoplease.com) - state names and (postal) abbreviations United States - (in English), from Melissa Data - place name/geographical feature name lookup United States - (in English) - enter a full United States' postal address and this will return the address correctly formatted, including bar code United States - (in English) -  Place name lists
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