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The Gazetteer of Korea
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The Gazetteer of Korea
1. The Gazetteer of Korea provides a clear and comprehensive view of geographical names and their mapped locations in Korea. Useful and well-illustrated, the Gazetteer includes a representation of Korea place names at 1:650,000 scale and offers the public authoritative information on the location and spelling of approved place names.
2. The Gazetteer of Korea provides a representation of Korea place names at 1 : 650,000 scale. The Gazetteer has been compiled, documented and packaged by NGII (National Geographic Information Institute). The features supplied in this release of gazetteer are current to December 1, 2006.
3. Locations are also available in geographical coordinates with longitude and latitude based on the Korean Geodetic Datum (GRS80).
4. The meanings of geographical features in the Gazetteer are listed in the following table.
The meanings of geographical features terms in the Gazetteer of Korea
The meanings of geographical features terms in the Gazetteer of Korea
Class Geographical Feature Feature Type
Administrative Place Name
Metropolitan City, Do Administrative district
Si City
Gun County
Gu District
Eup Town
Dong/Ri Township
Physical Place name
~bong, ~san, ~nyeong Mountain
~gowon, ~dae Plateau
~pyeongya Plain
~gang, ~cheon, ~po River/Stream
~ho, ~ji Lake
~man Bay
~got Peninsula/Cape
~seom, ~do, ~gundo(Is.) Island/Islands
~hae Sea
Human Place Name
~nu, ~gu, ~rim, ~jeong, ~seong, ~sudo Place of interest
~sa, ~am Temple
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