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The known world may refer to:
- the extent of geographic knowledge of a given culture at a given historical period, see history of geography.
- Early world maps lists a number of maps showing the known world from the perspective of various historical periods.
- Ecumene, a Greek geographical concept for the inhabited or known parts of the world
- The Known World, a 2003 historical novel by Edward P. Jones
- The Known World of Mystara, a campaign setting in the role playing game Dungeons & Dragons
- History of cartography
- Old World
- Ptolemy's world map
- Midgard, a Germanic mythological concept for the abode of man
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