I have to agree with silverfox.
The problem is just where do you stop in adding places. Every user probably has a list of hundreds of current places that they would like in the list, and then you have the historical ones. I have over 21,000 places spread across the world and I "dump" the "address" part to the description field (memo field in the program I use). I don't know about FTM2012 but in ealier versions very few of my UK places were listed and even the US places were very sparse at times.