Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica

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The Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica (English, abbreviated CGA , dt. "Summarized local directory of Antarctica ") of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is the binding international directory of all geographical names relating to Antarctica , which are published in national local directories. In addition, it contains the submarine objects south of latitude 60 ° south of the local directory of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO), which is under the leadership of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO ).

As of February 2013, the CGA contains 36,997 geographic names for 18,998 properties, including approximately 500 properties with two or more completely different names, compiled from the following sources:

State, institution Number of names
United States 13,162
Great Britain 4,946
Russia 4,808
New Zealand 2,593
Argentina 2,545
Australia 2,432
Chile 1,865
Norway 1,647
Bulgaria 956
Germany 393
Poland 365
Japan 345
People's Republic of China 279
France 223
Belgium 117
Italy 53
Spain 30th
India 21st
Ecuador 9
Uruguay 5
South Africa 2
Canada 2

List of institutions for Antarctic place names

National / official authority or institution:

Other international institutions dealing with Antarctic place names:

  • GEBCO : GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names

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