Permanent Committee on Geographical Names

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The Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN)[1] is an independent government agency in the United Kingdom. Its function is to establish standard names for places outside the UK, but not including Antarctica.[2] The decisions about names are for the use of the British government.

History[change | change source]

Permanent Committee on Geographical Names was established in 1919.[3]

Over the years, the representative members have grown to include

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References[change | change source]

  1. PCGN is an acronym. PCGN stands for "Permanent Committee on Geographical Names".
  2. Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN). "Work of PCGN"; retrieved 2012-6-18.
  3. PCGN, "Home"; retrieved 2012-6-18.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 PCGN, "Organization"; retrieved 2012-6-18.

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