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Is it proper to include a comma at the very end of an inline place address? Also, in case it is relevant, the sentence is the title of an article.

For example:

Examples of cross-gene fertilization within a sample from Bogota, Colombia 2009-2011.

or

Examples of cross-gene fertilization within a sample from Bogota, Colombia, 2009-2011.

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  • There's no universally accepted single authority dictating punctuation, so 'proper' is a nebulous term. Colombia 2009-2011 looks a little like a postcode or telephone numbers, so I think the transition from locative to temporal descriptor is a big enough step to merit a compartmentalising comma. – Edwin Ashworth Dec 17 '14 at 11:48
  • I'd go with parenthesis and a comma after them: ... within a sample from Bogota (Colombia), 2009-2011 but I may not be right. Also notice that the country is Colombia, Columbia is a state of the USA. – QOI Dec 17 '14 at 13:47
  • Columbia is not a state, it is a federal district—the Distict of Columbia. – Brian Hitchcock Dec 18 '14 at 8:21
  • Apologies, I've edited to correct the typo. – svh160 Dec 18 '14 at 14:52

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