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Geography: Gazeteers and Factbooks


Gazetteers indicate the location of political subdivisions (such as towns, counties, and provinces) and/or named geographical features (such as rivers, canyons, and mountains).  Gazetteers often describe these places and features.  Current gazetteers are available in the Reference Collection and in the Documents & Maps Collection.


The following sources contain information about countries and their geography, population characteristics, history, politics, and economics.