Selecting Punjab, India is showing Punjab, Pakistan in explore tab

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Step 1: go to https://www.inaturalist.org/home

Step 2: click on explore

Step 3: it will open http://inaturalist.org/observations. Now go to location box and type in punjab and wait.

Step 4: It will show 2 options on the top Punjab, India and below it Punjab, Pakistan.

Step 5: Selecting Punjab, India ends up going to Punjab, Pakistan. ???

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The Location search is powered by Google and sometimes doesn’t give the expected results. If you instead use the Place search by going to Filters -> More Filters, you will correctly get Punjab in India when you select “Punjab, IN”.

In this particular case, I’m not sure if the error is entirely Google’s or if iNat is incorrectly handling information that Google is passing. From maps.google.com, clicking on “Punjab India” correctly gives the place in India.

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