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Commission on Standardization of Geographical Names Outside the Republic of Poland
(Komisja Standaryzacji Nazw Geograficznych poza Granicami Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej)


Commission on Standardization of Geographical Names Outside the Republic of Poland, established by the Surveyor General of Poland, is an advisory body for the geographical names of objects outside Poland. It represents Poland in the matters of names on the international forum.
The Commission’s tasks are:

  • establishing, changing and abolishing the recommended Polish geographical names of the world (exonyms),
  • publishing indices of the world’s geographical names and the established Polish exonyms,
  • establishing the principles of romanization from languages which use non-Roman writing systems,
  • pronouncing the judgments on publications concerning geographical names of the objects outside Poland issued by a variety of Polish publishers,
  • putting forward foreign-language forms of names of more important geographical objects located on the Polish territory for the international purposes,
  • participation in UNGEGN works,
  • representing Poland on UNGEGN forum,
  • participation in international conferences and meetings devoted to standardization of geographical names,
  • conveying information about the progress of the works on names in Poland and binding principles of the use of Polish geographical terminology on international forum,
  • developing the Polish toponymic guidelines,
  • informing Polish institutions about international arrangements.

History of the Commission
Legal basis of the Commission

Composition of the Commission