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Behind the Place Name is a website for learning about all aspects of place names. Its scope is broad: all place names from all cultures and periods are eligible to be included in the main name database. There are currently 2,286 names in the database (and additionally 14,316 in the submitted name database), a fraction of what the scope entails. There's still much work to be done.

This site was created in 2011 by Mike Campbell as an offshoot of Behind the Name. I hope you enjoy your visit here!

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