World Historical Gazetteer (المعجم التاريخي للعالم)

World Historical Gazetteer records modern historical place names worldwide and displays them on a map viewer. The project is currently at a beta stage, but it is possible for individuals and institutions to contribute by registering on the website and uploading their own datasets of place names, that will be reconciled with modern placename authorities (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) and Wikidata).

License: Content in the WHG Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license; External linked content copyright and licenses of the contributor; Source code GNU General Public License 3.0. See

External API available but in draft stage (

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Author Ruth Mostern
Last Updated February 19, 2021, 17:20 (UTC)
Created April 1, 2020, 08:42 (UTC)