FACTOID # 21: 15% of Army recruits from South Dakota are Native American, which is roughly the same percentage for female Army recruits in the state.
 
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Encyclopedia > Geographic Names Information System

GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. GNIS was developed by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN) to promote the standardization of feature names.


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  • Geographic Names Information System official website (http://geonames.usgs.gov/)

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Geographic Names Information System (1269 words)
This information is available for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the territories and outlying areas of the United States, as well as for Antarctica.
The second phase is a long-term project to gather additional names information from State and local materials and from a wide variety of historical documents.
For information on other USGS products and services, call 1-888-ASK-USGS, use the Ask.USGS fax service, which is available 24 hours a day at 703-648-4888, or visit the general interest publications Web site on mapping, geography, and related topics at erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/pubslists/.
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