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|This page in a nutshell: Wikipedia is, amongst other things, a gazetteer.|
Wikipedia:Five pillars says that Wikipedia "combines many features of ... gazetteers." It formerly said that Wikipedia "incorporates elements of ... gazetteers." Wikipedia:Notability (geographic features), a guideline, says this means that Wikipedia "also functions as a gazetteer." The said guideline "summarizes the existing overall consensus for geographical feature notability and provides guidance on inclusion of information about geographic features into Wikipedia."