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For the group sometimes known as Landmark, see Landmark Education
For the legal term denoting a ruling or law of great import, see landmark case

Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature, used by explorers and others to find their way back through an area on a return trip. In modern usage, it is anything that easily recognisable, such as a monument, building, or other structure.

These are often used for casual navigation, such as giving directions. Examples of landmarks include the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Big Ben in London, Mount Fuji in Japan, and Stone Mountain near Atlanta.

A variant is a sea mark, usually built intentionally to aid sailors on featureless coasts. An example is the tower at Walton-on-the-Naze.

See also

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