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Wikimedia API's geosearch doesn't return coordinates?

I’m trying to get coordinates of interesting places around me, and I’ve found the API and parameters to do it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?ggsradius=1000&exlimit=2&generator=geosearch&pithumbsize=1000&ggslimit=50&action=query&ggscoord=45.8114707%7C15.977402&inprop=url&prop=coordinates%7Cpageimages%7Cdescription%7Cinfo%7Cextracts&exintro=True

For example, pageid 4634220.

However, many of the places do not have the coordinates field returned - which is strange since they are found by the query, so the coordinates are known.

Any clues why the coordinates are not returned?

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Generators don’t typically return extra data. prop=coordinates would, but you have to set its limit separately.