GNIS has your name written on it

OK, maybe it isn't your name, but it is the name of your town, and the names of millions of towns and places throughout the world. The USGS's Geonames (or GNIS) site contains downloadable datasets with names of cities, towns and other places.

A companion site from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) contains foreign place names.

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