Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica

The Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica (CGA) of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is the authoritative international gazetteer containing all Antarctic toponyms published in national gazetteers, plus basic information about those names and the relevant geographical features. The Gazetteer includes also parts of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) gazetteer for under-sea features situated south of 60° south latitude.

Place names from the Composite Antarctic Gazetteer on a topographic map of Ross Island
Place names from the Composite Antarctic Gazetteer on a topographic map of Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains
Place names of diverse national origins from the Composite Antarctic Gazetteer on a topographic map of the South Shetland Islands

As of May 2019, the overall content of the CGA amounts to 37,893 geographic names for 19,803 features including some 500 features with two or more entirely different names, contributed by the following sources:

Country Names
United States 13,192
United Kingdom 5,040
Russia 4,808
New Zealand 2,597
Australia 2,551
Argentina 2,545
Chile 1,866
Norway 1,706
Bulgaria 1,450
Germany 393
Poland 365
China 359
Japan 345
France 223
GEBCO 182
Belgium 117
Italy 53
Spain 35
South Korea 27
India 21
Ecuador 9
Uruguay 5
South Africa 2
Canada 2

National Authorities for Antarctic place-namesEdit

Country / Official authority

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