Saturday, December 11, 2021

160,000 new Galician microtoponyms collected


The application platform 'Galicia Nomeada' is going to update its databank with 160,000 new microtoponyms collected between 2000 and 2011 within the Galician Toponymy Project (PTG). This platform, created in collaboration with the Royal Galician Academy and the Xunta de Galicia, was launched in 2019 and aims to recover and disseminate toponyms from all over the country.

After this last update, more than 500,000 toponyms are collected and referenced, including names of mountains, beaches, cliffs and woods. Most of them have been already digitized. 

Since its launch, the application has received more than 32,000 contributions with microtoponyms from all parts of Galicia. Overall, 2,256 people and institutions participated in the project.

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