Worldwide International Geographical Union / Union Géographique Internationale

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International Geographical Union / Union Géographique Internationale

The International Geographical Union was established in Brussels in 1922.


Commonwealth Geographical Bureau (CGB)

The CGB promotes the study and practice of Geography at all levels within the Commonwealth, especially in developing countries.


The European Geography Association (EGEA)

The European Geography Association (EGEA) forms a network around Europe to exchange knowledge and information for geography students and young geographers. Founded in 1988 by students from the universities of Barcelona, Warszawa and Utrecht, it currently consists of 80 entities allover Europe with more than 1800 registered members.


Pan American Institute of Geography and History / Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia
Created in 1928. El Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia es un organismo internacional, científico y técnico de la Organización de los Estados Americanos, dedicado a la generación y transferencia de conocimiento especializado en las áreas de cartografía, geografía, historia y geofísica; con la finalidad de mantener actualizados y en permanente comunicación a los investigadores e instituciones científicas de los países miembros, todo ello, con base en un gran amor a lo que se hace y en constante proceso de modernización.



Österreichische Geographische Gesellschaft (ÖGG)

Founded in 1856.


Société Royale Belge de Géographie (SRBG) – Royal Belgian Society of Geography

SRBG est associée aux principales sociétés de géographie européennes au sein de la Société Européenne de Géographie, dont elle est un des membres fondateurs. Fondée en 1876, elle accordait dans un premier temps, comme les autres Sociétés de Géographie à cette époque, une grande attention à la promotion coloniale et commerciale. Avec le temps, et surtout après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, elle s'est de plus en plus exclusivement tournée vers la promotion et la vulgarisation des sciences géographiques.


Société Géographique de Liège

Créé par le Professeur J. HALKIN lors de la célébration du 25e anniversaire du Séminaire de Géographie de l'Université de Liège en 1928, le Cercle des Géographes liégeois avait pour mission de rassembler les anciens élèves de la section de géographie. Devenue Société géographique de Liège en 1965, cette organisation a toujours recherché le progrès des Sciences géographiques. A cette fin, elle publie un Bulletin rassemblant des contributions originales soit variées, soit sur un thème précis.


Bulgarian Geographical Society (BGS)


Hrvatsko Geografsko Društvo (HGD) – Croatia Geographical Society

Hrvatsko Geografsko Drustvo (HGD), Marulicev TRG 19, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia


Cyprus Geographical Association

Czech Republic

Czech Geographical Society (CGS)


Royal Danish Geographical Society

The aim of the Royal Danish Geographical Society (RDGS) is to further the knowledge of the Earth and its inhabitants and to disseminate the interest in the science of Geography.


National Committee of Geography, Denmark

National Committee of Geography, Oster Voldgarde 10, DK1350, Copenhagen K, Denmark


Estonian Geographical Society (EGS)

Formed in 1955.


Geographical Society of Finland


Comité National Francais de Géographie


Société de Géographie, Paris

Founded in 1821, it is one of the oldest learned societies in France and the oldest Geographical Society in the world.


Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG) German Association of Geography

The DGfG is the parent organisation of all geographical associations and societies in Germany with about 25,000 members. The DGfG represents the interests of geographers working at schools, universities and in practice. The DGfG is engaged in conveying to the public the importance of geography as a school subject, as a science and practice-oriented discipline.


Hellenic Geographical Association
Hellenic Geographical Association, 11 Voucourestiou Street, 10671 Athens


Magyar Földrajzi Társaság – Hungarian Geographical Society
Founded in 1872.


Geographical Society of Ireland (GSI) / Cumann Tíreolaíochta na hÉireann

The Geographical Society of Ireland was founded in 1934 to promote geographical studies in Ireland and welcomes as members all persons interested in the subject.


Societá Geográfica Italiana (SGI)

La Società Geografica Italiana, fondata a Firenze nel 1867, promuove la ricerca scientifica e svolge attività di divulgazione.


Geographical Society of Latvia

Faculty of Geography, University of Latvia, 19 Deod Rainis, Riga LV-1586, Latvia


Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap (KNAG) – Royal Dutch Geographical Society

The society - founded in 1873 - has some 4000 members. Most of these are geographers working in the field of spatial planning; research and development; and education.


Associação de Professores de Geografia (APG)


Serbian Geographical Society


Slovak Geographical Society

Comenius University, Mlynska dolina 1, SK-84215, Bratislava, Slovakia


Association of the Geographical Societies of Slovenia (AGSS)

AGSS is the umbrella professional institution of Slovene geographers, founded in 1922.


Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles (AGE) – Association of Spanish Geographers

AGE, founded in 1975, is a group of geography professionals whose main aim is to promote and advance geographical science and its applications in Spain. In addition, it aims to promote wider public knowledge and a greater understanding of geography.


Real Sociedad Geográfica


Geografiska Förbundet (GF)

An association for anyone interested in geography, founded in 1918.


Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi (SSAG) – Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography

SSAG was founded under its present name in 1877, as an extension of the activities of the Association for Anthropology founded in 1873. This was a time of great exploratory expeditions, and the SSAG took a particularly active part in the scientific description of the Arctic region. In recent years SSAG is more dedicated to the popularization of the three disciplines and to current topics, e.g. environmental degradation, physical planning, political geography and questions of underdevelopment.


Associazione Svizzera di Geografia (ASG) / Verband Geographie Schweiz / Association Suisse de Géographie

Die ASG ist der Dachverband der Schweizer Geographinnen und Geographen.


Royal Geographical Society (RGS with IBG)

No idea what this organisation does!


Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS)

Founded in 1884, the RSGS is an educational charity the aims of which are to advance the science of Geography and create a greater understanding of the wider world, in the belief that geographical knowledge makes a significant difference to the way in which we view and shape the world we live in.


Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES)


Council of British Geography (COBRIG)



Geography Association of Botswana

Formed in 1970.


Comité National de Géographie du Cameroun


The Egyptian Geographical Society

Khedive Ismail founded the Khedivial (later Royal, now Egyptian) Geographical Society in 1875 to promote and legitimize his empire in the Sudan and the Horn of Africa. The society later shifted its concentration to Egypt itself and evolved from a foreign-dominated layman's society into the professional society of Egyptian geographers.


Ghana Geographical Association

Ghana Geographical Association, Department of Geography, University of Ghana

P.O.Box 59 Legonaccra


Association des Geographes de Madagascar
Laboratoire de Géographie, Université de Tananarive, B.P. 907, Tananarive, Madagascar


Nigerian Geographical Association (NGA)

Nigerian Geographical Association, c/o Dept. of Geography, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Geographical Association

South Africa

The Society of South African Geographers

The Society of South African Geographers was founded in 1994 when the (then) Society for Geography and South African Geographical Society joined together. The Society of South African Geographers main objective is to advance the research and educational activities of all South African geographers.


Geographical Association of Tanzania

The Geographical Association of Tanzania was founded in 1967 to stimulate scholarship and to provide a forum among Tanzanian scholars for discussion.

Dept. of Geography, University of Dar-es-Salaam, PO Box 35049, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania


L’Association des Géographes Tunisiens (AGT) – Tunisian Geographers Association


Uganda Geographical Association


Zambian Geographical Association

Zambia Geographical Association, P.O. Box 50287, Lusaka, Zambia 

Founded in 1967.


Geographical Association of Zimbabwe

Geographical Association of Zimbabwe, Geography Department ext. 1322, University of Zimbabwe, P.O. Box MP 167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe 

Middle East – Asia – Pacific


Armenian Geographical Society

1 Alek Manoukian Street, Yerevan, 375040 Armenia, Armenia


The Institute of Australian Geographers

The Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) is the principal body representing geographers and promoting the study of geography in Australia. It was founded in Adelaide in 1958 and since then has promoted, supported, and defended Australian geography, both in Australia and overseas.


Byelorussian Geographical Society


Geographical Society of China (GSC)

The Geographical Society of China is one of the earliest established academic societies in China. Her predecessor is the Geoscience Society of China organized by Zhang Xiangwen in Tianjin in 1909. In 1934, Zhu Kezhen, a well-known scientist, founded the Geographical Society of China in Nanjing. At the founding of the P.R.China, the two organizations were merged into the current Geographical Society of China in 1950. The society aims at promoting the scientific research, encouraging the full participation of its members and geographers across the country, popularizing national geographical knowledge, train qualified professionals, making contribution to the socialist modernization drive, and developing the socialist material and spiritual civilization. The Society has more than 20,000 members, who are geographical workers from research institutes, colleges and universities, middle schools and governmental agencies etc.


Georgian Geographical Society
Georgian Geographical Society, 11 Lado Gudiashvili St, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia 380004

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Geographical Association

The Association exists to promote interest in, stimulate teaching of, and research in Geography.


Geographical Society of India

The Indian Geographical Society, formed in 1926, is housed at the Department of Geography, University of Madras. Its quarterly journal, the Madras Geographical Journal (now the Indian Geographical Journal) also started the same year. The Society played a key role in popularizing geography in India


National Association of Geographers, India (NAGI)

NAGI was set up in 1980 to unite Indian Geographers under one single banner of Indian Geography and Geographers.


Association of Japanese Geographers (AJG)

The AJG was founded in 1925 and is devoted to promoting research on various aspects of geography in Japan.


Japanese Association of Professional Geographers


Human Geographical Society of Japan (HGSJ)

The HGSJ was founded in Kyoto in 1948 and since then has been devoted to the advancement of human geography in Japan. HGSJ has a membership of more than 1,600.


Mongolian Geographic Society

New Zealand

New Zealand Geographical Society

The New Zealand Geographical Society, was founded in Wellington in August 1944, when the Canterbury and Wellington Geographical Associations joined to form the national body. Its aim is to promote and stimulate the study of Geography within New Zealand.


Pakistan Geographical Association (PGA)


Russian Geographical Society

The Russian Geographical Society is a learned society, founded in 1845 in Saint Petersburg. Prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917, it was known as the Imperial Russian Geographical Society. The Society changed its name to the State Geographical Society in 1926 and to the Geographical Society of the USSR in 1938. It reverted to its original name upon the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Geographical Society

P. O. Box 2456, Riyadh 11451


Türk Coğrafya Kurumu – Turkish Geographical Society



The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society was founded in 1929 with a mandate "to make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world".


Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)

The Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) is the national organization representing practicing geographers from public and private sectors and from universities. The CAG is active on many fronts: from the dissemination of geographic research to the promotion of geographic education and cooperation with international organizations.


Sociedad Geografica de Colombia (SGC)


Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadística


Sociedad Geografica de Lima
La Sociedad Geográfica de Lima, es una Academia Científica sin fines de lucro, de ámbito nacional con personería jurídica creada por D.S. del 22 de Febrero de 1888, autónoma. Invitamos a los profesionales nacionales y extranjeros a constituirse como Miembros Activos, Adherentes y Correspondientes.


Association of American Geographers

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) is a scientific and educational society founded in 1904. Its 9,000+ members share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography and geographic education.


American Geographical Society
The American Geographical Society is an organization of professional geographers and other devotees of geography who share a fascination with the subject and a recognition of its importance. It is the oldest nationwide geographical organization in the United States. The Society encourages activities that expand geographical knowledge, and it has a well-earned reputation for presenting and interpreting that knowledge so that it can be understood and used not just by geographers but by others as well--especially policy makers.


National Geographic Society

GIS Organisations


Österreichischer Dachverband für Geographische Information – Austrian Umbrella Organization for Geographic Information (AGEO)

The Austrian Umbrella Organization for Geographic Information (AGEO) has been constantly enlarged by new members since its foundation in 1998.


The Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Systems (ACPGIS)


European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI)

EUROGI, the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information, is an association of geographic information (GI) associations. EUROGI's members are national or pan-European GI associations.


Finnish Association for Geographic Information (ProGIS)

ProGIS is a Finnish non-profit organization, whose objective is to promote the use of geographic information (GI) and geographic information systems (GIS) for the benefit of the Finnish society, and to operate as a link between producers and users of GI and vendors of GI services and software.


Association Française pour l'Information Géographique (AFIGEO)

L’association AFIGéO, régie par la loi du 19 juillet 1901, a été crée en 1986. Son objet est de concourir au développement du secteur de l’information.


Conseil National de l'Information Géographique (CNIG)

Le CNIG a pour mission principale de conseiller le gouvernement sur toutes questions relatives au secteur de l'information géographique. Il contribue également à en stimuler le developpement.


Irish Organisation for Geographic Information (IRLOGI)

IRLOGI is the umbrella organisation for the geographical information industry in Ireland and is a member of EUROGI. IRLOGI was formed in 1995 to represent the Irish GI community. Its mission is to stimulate the development and effective use of Geographic Information in Ireland.


Netherlands Council for Geographical Information (RAVI)

Ravi wants to promote and coordinate a good provision of geographical information against the lowest social costs possible.


Asociación Española de Sistemas de Información Geográfica (AESIG)


Association for Geographic Information (AGI)

Geography Education Organisations


Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA)


Canadian Council for Geographic Education (CCGE)

The CCGE is a joint initiative of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the National Geographic Society of Washington, D.C. established in 1993. The programs of the CCGE aim to strengthen geographic education in the classroom. In addition to increasing the emphasis on geography within the school system, the CCGE endeavours to increase the public awareness of the importance of geographical literacy.


European Network of Geography Teachers' Associations (EUROGEO)


Associazione Italiana insegnanti di Geografia (AIIG)


Geography Teachers' Association of Singapore


Geographical Association (GA)


National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)

The National Council for Geographic Education works to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning.

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