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Wikipedia:Five pillars says that Wikipedia "combines many features of ... gazetteers." It formerly said that Wikipedia "incorporates elements of ... gazetteers."[1] 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."

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  1. ^ The wording was changed by the revision made at 02:11 on 12 Feb 2013. The reference to gazeteers appears to have been introduced on 17 November 2008.