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Africa PNG images
Complete collection of Africa, free transparent PNG images.
America PNG images
Complete collection of America, free transparent PNG images.
Australia PNG images
Complete collection of Australia, free transparent PNG images.
Beach PNG images
Complete collection of beach, free transparent PNG images.
Canada PNG images
Complete collection of Canada, free transparent PNG images.
Castle PNG images
Complete collection of Castle, free transparent PNG images.
China PNG images
Complete collection of China, free transparent PNG images.
Egypt PNG images
Complete collection of Egypt, free transparent PNG images.
England PNG images
Complete collection of England, free transparent PNG images.
Global PNG images
Complete collection of Global, free transparent PNG images.
India PNG images
Complete collection of India, free transparent PNG images.
Italy PNG images
Complete collection of Italy, free transparent PNG images.
Landmarks PNG images
Complete collection of landmarks, free transparent PNG images.
Paris PNG images
Complete collection of Paris, free transparent PNG images.
Russia PNG images
Complete collection of Russia, free transparent PNG images.
Switzerland PNG images
Complete collection of Switzerland, free transparent PNG images.
Vacation PNG images
Complete collection of vacation, free transparent PNG images.
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World PNG images

In old English the word landmearc (from land + mearc (mark)) was used to describe an "object set up to mark the boundaries of a kingdom, estate, etc.". Starting from approx. 1560, this understanding of landmark was replaced by a more general one. A landmark became a "conspicuous object in a landscape". A landmark literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. For example, the Table Mountain near Cape Town, South Africa is used as the landmark to help sailors to navigate around southern tip of Africa during the Age of Exploration. Artificial structures are also sometimes built to assist sailors in naval navigation. The Lighthouse of Alexandria and Colossus of Rhodes are ancient structures built to lead ships to the port.

In modern usage, a landmark includes anything that is easily recognisable, such as a monument, building, or other structure. In American English it is the main term used to designate places that might be of interest to tourists due to notable physical features or historical significance. Landmarks in the British English sense are often used for casual navigation, such as giving directions. This is done in American English as well.

In urban studies as well as in geography, a landmark is furthermore defined as an external point of reference that helps orienting in a familiar or unfamiliar environment. Landmarks are often used in verbal route instructions and as such an object of study by linguists as well as in other fields of study

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