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I have been searching online for a comprehensive record of all Cities by State in the United States. When I searched I found some dead links to old data sets. My question is, where is the best place to find such a record online?

Any help here his much appreciated.

marked as duplicate by PolyGeo, Fezter, MappaGnosis, whuber Feb 26 '14 at 14:32

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  • How do you define a "comprehensive record"? I recommend that you use the edit button to revise your Question with more precise details of what you are looking for. – PolyGeo Feb 26 '14 at 2:58

The US Board of Geographic Names is the authority for placenames in the United States. Their website has domestic and Antarctic data while NGA distributes international data. The formats of the files on each site are documented.


You could try GeoNames with over 8 million place names to download.

  • GeoNames is an international database – Vince Feb 26 '14 at 3:22

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