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Niven Library - Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology Library Guide: Gazetteers

The library supports a number of themes - African ornithology, conservation biology, Antarctic and sub-antarctic biology, specifically birds.

World Gazatteer

The World Gazetteer provides a comprehensive set of place names, population data and related statistics.  As well as providing variant place names - e.g. Cape Town, Kaapstad, Kapstad, Kapstadt, Kapa, iKapa, Ekapa, Ikapa - this gazetter provides information about census statistics for towns (1985, 1991, 1996), annual population growth, the geographic coordinates, and in which province the town is situated.


This is a useful resource for foreign students studying in South Africa as well as a useful resource for locals!