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Appendix 5. Place of Publication
and Province Abbreviations

Please refer to the following list (taken from Words into Type) to determine which cities do not need designation of states in reference lists.

Akron Des Moines New Orleans San Antonio
Atlanta Detroit New York San Diego
Atlantic City Duluth Oakland San Francisco
Baltimore Fort Wayne Oklahoma City Savannah
Boston Grand Rapids Omaha Scranton
Brooklyn Hartford Philadelphia Seattle
Buffalo Honolulu Phoenix Spokane
Chattanooga Indianapolis Pittsburgh Tacoma
Chicago Jersey City Providence Tampa
Cincinnati Los Angeles Richmond Toledo
Cleveland Memphis St. Augustine Toronto
Colorado Springs Milwaukee St. Louis Trenton
Dallas Minneapolis St. Paul Tulsa
Dayton Nashville Salt Lake City Wheeling

For Canadian provinces, use the following two-letter postal abbreviations (the word Canada is not needed).

Alberta AB Nova Scotia NS
British Columbia BC Ontario ON
Labrador LB Prince Edward Island PE
Manitoba MB Quebec PQ
Newfoundland NF Saskatchewan SK
Northwest Territories NT Yukon YT

For cities in other countries, you'll have to continue to use your best judgment to decide whether they are well known enough to stand without the name of the country.

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