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Country Codes

The following table contains international codes used to identify different countries.  A description of each code is given below:

FIPS 10-4:

American National Standard Codes for the Representation of Names of Countries, Dependencies, and Areas of Special Sovereignty for Information Interchange.  FIPS 10-4 codes are two-character alphabetic codes used throughout the US Government, especially in activities associated with the the Department of State and national defense programmes.  The codes are maintained by the Office of the Geographer and Global Issues (Department of State) and are published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Department of Commerce). They are included in the CIA World Factbook in the Data code entry under 'Government'. 

ISO 3166:

International codes used to represent the names of countries.  They are prepared by the International Organization for Standardization. ISO 3166 includes two- and three-character alphabetic codes and three-digit numeric codes that can be used to exchange data between international organizations. Except for the numeric codes, ISO 3166 codes have been adopted in the US as FIPS 104-1. 

Internet codes: 

Two character codes used to identify countries on the internet. These codes generally agree with the ISO 3166 two-character alphabetic codes.


Continent Region Country Capital FIPS ISO (2) ISO (3) ISO (No) Internet Note
Asia South Asia Afghanistan Kabul AF AF AFG 004 AF  
Europe South East Europe Albania Tirana AL AL ALB 008 AL  
Africa Northern Africa Algeria Algiers AG DZ DZA 012 DZ  
Oceania Pacific American Samoa Pago Pago AQ AS ASM 016 AS  
Europe South West Europe Andorra Andorra la Vella AN AD AND 020 AD  
Africa Southern Africa Angola Luanda AO AO AGO 024 AO  
Americas West Indies Anguilla The Valley AV AI AIA 660 AI  
Americas West Indies Antigua and Barbuda Saint John's AC AG ATG 028 AG  
Americas South America Argentina Buenos Aires AR AR ARG 032 AR  
Asia South West Asia Armenia Yerevan AM AM ARM 051 AM  
Americas West Indies Aruba Oranjestad AA AW ABW 533 AW  
Oceania Pacific Australia Canberra AS AU AUS 036 AU 1
Europe Central Europe Austria Vienna AU AT AUT 040 AT  
Asia South West Asia Azerbaijan Baku (Baki) AJ AZ AZE 031 AZ  
Americas West Indies Bahamas, The Nassau BF BS BHS 044 BS  
Asia South West Asia Bahrain Manama BA BH BHR 048 BH  
Asia South Asia Bangladesh Dhaka BG BD BGD 050 BD  
Americas West Indies Barbados Bridgetown BB BB BRB 052 BB  
Europe Eastern Europe Belarus Minsk BO BY BLR 112 BY  
Europe Western Europe Belgium Brussels BE BE BEL 056 BE  
Americas Central America Belize Belmopan BH BZ BLZ 084 BZ  
Africa Western Africa Benin Porto-Novo  BN BJ BEN 204 BJ  
Americas West Indies Bermuda Hamilton BD BM BMU 060 BM  
Asia South Asia Bhutan Thimphu BT BT BTN 064 BT  
Americas South America Bolivia La Paz / Sucre BL BO BOL 068 BO  
Europe South East Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo BK BA BIH 070 BA  
Africa Southern Africa Botswana Gaborone BC BW BWA 072 BW  
Americas South America Brazil Brasilia BR BR BRA 076 BR  
Americas West Indies British Virgin Islands Road Town VI VG VGB 092 VG  
Asia South East Asia Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan BX BN BRN 096 BN  
Europe South East Europe Bulgaria Sofia BU BG BGR 100 BG  
Africa Western Africa Burkina Faso Ouagadougou UV BF BFA 854 BF  
Africa Central Africa Burundi Bujumbura BY BI BDI 108 BI  
Asia South East Asia Cambodia Phnom Penh CB KH KHM 116 KH  
Africa Western Africa Cameroon Yaounde CM CM CMR 120 CM  
Americas North America Canada Ottawa CA CA CAN 124 CA  
Africa Western Africa Cape Verde Praia CV CV CPV 132 CV  
Americas West Indies Cayman Islands George Town CJ KY CYM 136 KY  
Africa Central Africa Central African Republic Bangui CT CF CAF 140 CF  
Africa Central Africa Chad N'Djamena CD TD TCD 148 TD  
Americas South America Chile Santiago CI CL CHL 152 CL  
Asia East Asia China Beijing CH CN CHN 156 CN 2
Asia South East Asia Christmas Island The Settlement KT CX CXR 162 CX  
Asia South East Asia Cocos (Keeling) Islands West Island CK CC CCK 166 CC  
Americas South America Colombia Bogota CO CO COL 170 CO  
Africa Indian Ocean Comoros Moroni CN KM COM 174 KM  
Africa Central Africa Congo, Republic of the Brazzaville CF CG COG 178 CG  
Oceania Pacific Cook Islands Avarua CW CK COK 184 CK  
Americas Central America Costa Rica San Jose CS CR CRI 188 CR  
Africa Western Africa Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro IV CI CIV 384 CI  
Europe South East Europe Croatia Zagreb HR HR HRV 191 HR  
Americas West Indies Cuba Havana CU CU CUB 192 CU  
Asia South West Asia Cyprus Nicosia CY CY CYP 196 CY  
Europe Central Europe Czech Republic Prague EZ CZ CZE 203 CZ  
Europe Northern Europe Denmark Copenhagen DA DK DNK 208 DK  
Africa Eastern Africa Djibouti Djibouti DJ DJ DJI 262 DJ  
Americas West Indies Dominica Roseau DO DM DMA 212 DM  
Americas West Indies Dominican Republic Santo Domingo DR DO DOM 214 DO  
Americas South America Ecuador Quito EC EC ECU 218 EC  
Africa Northern Africa Egypt Cairo EG EG EGY 818 EG  
Americas Central America El Salvador San Salvador ES SV SLV 222 SV  
Africa Western Africa Equatorial Guinea Malabo EK GQ GNQ 226 GQ  
Africa Eastern Africa Eritrea Asmara ER ER ERI 232 ER  
Europe Eastern Europe Estonia Tallinn EN EE EST 233 EE  
Africa Eastern Africa Ethiopia Addis Ababa ET ET ETH 231 ET  
Americas South America Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Stanley FA FK FLK 238 FK  
Europe Northern Europe Faroe Islands Torshavn FO FO FRO 234 FO  
Oceania Pacific Fiji Suva FJ FJ FJI 242 FJ  
Europe Northern Europe Finland Helsinki FI FI FIN 246 FI  
Europe Western Europe France Paris FR FR FRA 250 FR  
Americas South America French Guiana Cayenne FG GF GUF 254 GF  
Oceania Pacific French Polynesia Papeete FP PF PYF 258 PF 3
Africa Western Africa Gabon Libreville GB GA GAB 266 GA  
Africa Western Africa Gambia, The Banjul GA GM GMB 270 GM  
Asia South West Asia Georgia T'bilisi GG GE GEO 268 GE  
Europe Western Europe Germany Berlin GM DE DEU 276 DE  
Africa Western Africa Ghana Accra GH GH GHA 288 GH  
Europe South West Europe Gibraltar Gibraltar GI GI GIB 292 GI  
Europe South East Europe Greece Athens GR GR GRC 300 GR  
Americas North America Greenland Nuuk (Godthab) GL GL GRL 304 GL  
Americas West Indies Grenada Saint George's GJ GD GRD 308 GD  
Americas West Indies Guadeloupe Basse-Terre GP GP GLP 312 GP  
Oceania Pacific Guam Hagatna (Agana) GQ GU GUM 316 GU  
Americas Central America Guatemala Guatemala GT GT GTM 320 GT  
Europe Western Europe Guernsey Saint Peter Port -- -- --   --  
Africa Western Africa Guinea Conakry GV GN GIN 324 GN  
Africa Western Africa Guinea-Bissau Bissau PU GW GNB 624 GW  
Americas South America Guyana Georgetown GY GY GUY 328 GY  
Americas West Indies Haiti Port-au-Prince HA HT HTI 332 HT  
Europe Southern Europe Holy See (Vatican City) Vatican City VT VA VAT 336 VA  
Americas Central America Honduras Tegucigalpa HO HN HND 340 HN  
Europe Central Europe Hungary Budapest HU HU HUN 348 HU  
Europe Northern Europe Iceland Reykjavik IC IS ISL 352 IS  
Asia South Asia India New Delhi IN IN IND 356 IN  
Asia South East Asia Indonesia Jakarta ID ID IDN 360 ID  
Asia South West Asia Iran Tehran IR IR IRN 364 IR  
Asia South West Asia Iraq Baghdad IZ IQ IRQ 368 IQ  
Europe Western Europe Ireland Dublin EI IE IRL 372 IE  
Asia South West Asia Israel Jerusalem IS IL ISR 376 IL  
Europe Southern Europe Italy Rome IT IT ITA 380 IT  
Americas West Indies Jamaica Kingston JM JM JAM 388 JM  
Europe Northern Europe Jan Mayen - -- -- --   --  
Asia East Asia Japan Tokyo JA JP JPN 392 JP  
Europe Western Europe Jersey Saint Helier -- -- --   --  
Asia South West Asia Jordan Amman JO JO JOR 400 JO  
Asia Central Asia Kazakhstan Astana (Akmola) KZ KZ KAZ 398 KZ  
Africa Eastern Africa Kenya Nairobi KE KE KEN 404 KE  
Oceania Pacific Kiribati Tarawa KR KI KIR 296 KI  
Asia East Asia Korea, North P'yongyang KN KP PRK 408 KP  
Asia East Asia Korea, South Seoul KS KR KOR 410 KR  
Asia South West Asia Kuwait Kuwait KU KW KWT 414 KW  
Asia Central Asia Kyrgyzstan Bishkek KG KG KGZ 417 KG  
Asia South East Asia Laos Vientiane LA LA LAO 418 LA  
Europe Eastern Europe Latvia Riga LG LV LVA 428 LV  
Asia South West Asia Lebanon Beirut LE LB LBN 422 LB  
Africa Southern Africa Lesotho Maseru LT LS LSO 426 LS  
Africa Western Africa Liberia Monrovia LI LR LBR 430 LR  
Africa Northern Africa Libya Tripoli LY LY LBY 434 LY  
Europe Central Europe Liechtenstein Vaduz LS LI LIE 438 LI  
Europe Eastern Europe Lithuania Vilnius LH LT LTU 440 LT  
Europe Western Europe Luxembourg Luxembourg LU LU LUX 442 LU  
Europe South East Europe Macedonia Skopje MK MK MKD 807 MK  
Africa Indian Ocean Madagascar Antananarivo MA MG MDG 450 MG  
Africa Southern Africa Malawi Lilongwe MI MW MWI 454 MW  
Asia South East Asia Malaysia Kuala Lumpur MY MY MYS 458 MY  
Asia South Asia Maldives Male (Maale) MV MV MDV 462 MV  
Africa Western Africa Mali Bamako ML ML MLI 466 ML  
Europe Southern Europe Malta Valletta MT MT MLT 470 MT  
Europe Western Europe Man, Isle of Douglas -- -- --   --  
Oceania Pacific Marshall Islands Majuro RM MH MHL 584 MH  
Americas West Indies Martinique Fort-de-France MB MQ MTQ 474 MQ  
Africa Western Africa Mauritania Nouakchott MR MR MRT 478 MR  
Africa Indian Ocean Mauritius Port Louis MP MU MUS 480 MU  
Africa Indian Ocean Mayotte Mamoutzou MF YT MYT 175 YT  
Americas Central America Mexico Mexico MX MX MEX 484 MX  
Oceania Pacific Micronesia, Federated States of Palikir   FM FSM 583 FM  
Europe Eastern Europe Moldova Chisinau MD MD MDA 498 MD  
Europe Western Europe Monaco Monaco MN MC MCO 492 MC  
Asia Northern Asia Mongolia Ulaanbaatar MG MN MNG 496 MN  
Americas West Indies Montserrat Plymouth MH MS MSR 500 MS  
Africa Northern Africa Morocco Rabat MO MA MAR 504 MA  
Africa Southern Africa Mozambique Maputo MZ MZ MOZ 508 MZ  
Asia South East Asia Myanmar (Burma) Rangoon (Yangon) BM MM MMR 104 MM 4
Africa Southern Africa Namibia Windhoek WA NA NAM 516 NA  
Oceania Pacific Nauru no official capital NR NR NRU 520 NR  
Asia South Asia Nepal Kathmandu NP NP NPL 524 NP  
Europe Western Europe Netherlands Amsterdam NL NL NLD 528 NL  
Americas West Indies Netherlands Antilles Willemstad NT AN ANT 530 AN  
Oceania Pacific New Caledonia Noumea NC NC NCL 540 NC  
Oceania Pacific New Zealand Wellington NZ NZ NZL 554 NZ  
Americas Central America Nicaragua Managua NU NI NIC 558 NI  
Africa Western Africa Niger Niamey NG NE NER 562 NE  
Africa Western Africa Nigeria Abuja NI NG NGA 566 NG  
Oceania Pacific Niue Alofi NE NU NIU 570 NU  
Oceania Pacific Norfolk Island Kingston NF NF NFK 574 NF  
Oceania Pacific Northern Mariana Islands Saipan CQ MP MNP 580 MP  
Europe Northern Europe Norway Oslo NO NO NOR 578 NO  
Asia South West Asia Oman Muscat MU OM OMN 512 OM  
Asia South Asia Pakistan Islamabad PK PK PAK 586 PK  
Oceania Pacific Palau Koror PS PW PLW 585 PW  
Asia South West Asia Palestine   -- -- --   --  
Americas Central America Panama Panama PM PA PAN 591 PA  
Oceania Pacific Papua New Guinea Port Moresby PP PG PNG 598 PG  
Americas South America Paraguay Asuncion PA PY PRY 600 PY  
Americas South America Peru Lima PE PE PER 604 PE  
Asia South East Asia Philippines Manila RP PH PHL 608 PH  
Oceania Pacific Pitcairn Islands Adamstown PC PN PCN 612 PN  
Europe Eastern Europe Poland Warsaw PL PL POL 616 PL  
Europe South West Europe Portugal Lisbon PO PT PRT 620 PT  
Americas West Indies Puerto Rico San Juan RQ PR PRI 630 PR  
Asia South West Asia Qatar Doha QA QA QAT 634 QA  
Africa Indian Ocean Reunion Saint-Denis RE RE REU 638 RE  
Europe South East Europe Romania Bucharest RO RO ROM 642 RO  
Asia Northern Asia Russia Moscow RS RU RUS 643 RU  
Africa Central Africa Rwanda Kigali RW RW RWA 646 RW  
Americas West Indies Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre SC KN KNA 659 KN  
Americas West Indies Saint Lucia Castries ST LC LCA 662 LC  
Americas North America Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint-Pierre SB PM SPM 666 PM  
Americas West Indies Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown VC VC VCT 670 VC  
Europe Southern Europe San Marino San Marino SM SM SMR 674 SM  
Africa Western Africa Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome TP ST STP 678 ST  
Asia South West Asia Saudi Arabia Riyadh SA SA SAU 682 SA  
Africa Western Africa Senegal Dakar SG SN SEN 686 SN  
Europe South East Europe Serbia and Montenegro Belgrade / Podgorica SR -- --   -- 5
Africa Indian Ocean Seychelles Victoria SE SC SYC 690 SC  
Africa Western Africa Sierra Leone Freetown SL SL SLE 694 SL  
Asia South East Asia Singapore Singapore SN SG SGP 702 SG  
Europe Central Europe Slovakia Bratislava LO SK SVK 703 SK  
Europe South East Europe Slovenia Ljubljana SI SI SVN 705 SI  
Oceania Pacific Solomon Islands Honiara BP SB SLB 090 SB  
Africa Eastern Africa Somalia Mogadishu SO SO SOM 706 SO  
Africa Southern Africa South Africa Pretoria  SF ZA ZAF 710 ZA  
Europe South West Europe Spain Madrid SP ES ESP 724 ES  
Asia South Asia Sri Lanka Colombo CE LK LKA 144 LK  
Africa Northern Africa Sudan Khartoum SU SD SDN 736 SD  
Americas South America Suriname Paramaribo NS SR SUR 740 SR  
Europe Northern Europe Svalbard Longyearbyen SV SJ SJM 744 SJ 6
Africa Southern Africa Swaziland Mbabane  WZ SZ SWZ 748 SZ  
Europe Northern Europe Sweden Stockholm SW SE SWE 752 SE  
Europe Central Europe Switzerland Bern SZ CH CHE 756 CH  
Asia South West Asia Syria Damascus SY SY SYR 760 SY  
Asia East Asia Taiwan Taipei TW TW TWN 158 TW  
Asia Central Asia Tajikistan Dushanbe TI TJ TJK 762 TJ  
Africa Eastern Africa Tanzania Dar es Salaam TZ TZ TZA 834 TZ  
Asia South East Asia Thailand Bangkok TH TH THA 764 TH  
Africa Western Africa Togo Lome TO TG TGO 768 TG  
Oceania Pacific Tokelau none TL TK TKL 772 TK  
Oceania Pacific Tonga Nuku'alofa TN TO TON 776 TO  
Americas West Indies Trinidad and Tobago Port-of-Spain TD TT TTO 780 TT  
Africa Northern Africa Tunisia Tunis TS TN TUN 788 TN  
Asia South West Asia Turkey Ankara TU TR TUR 792 TR  
Asia Central Asia Turkmenistan Ashgabat TX TM TKM 795 TM  
Americas West Indies Turks and Caicos Islands Grand Turk TK TC TCA 796 TC  
Oceania Pacific Tuvalu Funafuti TV TV TUV 798 TV  
Africa Eastern Africa Uganda Kampala UG UG UGA 800 UG  
Europe Eastern Europe Ukraine Kiev UP UA UKR 804 UA  
Asia South West Asia United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi TC AE ARE 784 AE  
Europe Western Europe United Kingdom London UK GB GBR 826 UK/GB 7
Americas North America United States Washington, DC US US USA 840 US  
Americas South America Uruguay Montevideo UY UY URY 858 UY  
Asia Central Asia Uzbekistan Tashkent (Toshkent) UZ UZ UZB 860 UZ  
Oceania Pacific Vanuatu Port-Vila NH VU VUT 548 VU  
Americas South America Venezuela Caracas VE VE VEN 862 UE  
Asia South East Asia Vietnam Hanoi VM VN VNM 704 VN  
Americas West Indies Virgin Islands Charlotte Amalie VQ VI VIR 850 VI  
Oceania Pacific Wallis and Futuna Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea) WF WF WLF 876 WF  
Africa Northern Africa Western Sahara none WI EH ESH 732 EH  
Oceania Pacific Western Samoa Apia WS WS WSM 882 WS  
Asia South West Asia Yemen Sanaa YM YE YEM 887 YE  
Africa Central Africa Zaire (Dem Rep of Congo) Kinshasa CG ZR ZAR 180 ZR 8
Africa Southern Africa Zambia Lusaka ZA ZM ZWB 894 ZM  
Africa Southern Africa Zimbabwe Harare ZI ZW ZWE 716 ZW  


Additional Codes

Continent Region Country Capital FIPS ISO (2) ISO (3) ISO (No) Internet Note
Asia East Asia Hong Kong (China) Victoria HK HK HKG 344 HK  
Asia East Asia Macau (China) Macau MC MO MAC 446 MO  
Antarctica Antarctica Antarctica   AY AQ ATA 010 AQ 9
Atlantic Ocean South Atlantic Ocean Bouvet Island   BV BV BVT 074 BV  
Asia South Asia British Indian Ocean Territory   IO IO IOT 086 IO  
Asia South East Asia East Timor   -- TP TMP 626 TP 10
Europe Western Europe France, Metropolitan   -- FX FXX 249 FX 11
Indian Ocean Southern Indian Ocean French Southern and Antarctic Lands   FS TF ATF 260 -- 12
Indian Ocean Southern Indian Ocean Heard Island and McDonald Islands   HM HM HMD 334 HM  
Europe South East Europe Montenegro   MW -- --   -- 5
Atlantic Ocean South Atlantic Ocean Saint Helena   SH SH SHN 654 SH  
Atlantic Ocean South Atlantic Ocean South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands   SX GS SGS 239 GS  
Oceania North Pacific Ocean United States Minor Outlying Islands   -- UM UMI 581 UM 13
Europe South East Europe Yugoslavia*   -- YU YUG 891 YU 5


Additional FIPS 10-4 Codes

Continent Region Country FIPS Note
Asia South East Asia Ashmore and Cartier AT ISO includes with Australia
Oceania North Pacific Ocean Baker Island FQ ISO includes with the US Minor Outlying Islands
Africa Indian Ocean Bassas da India BS ISO includes with the Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands
Middle America North Pacific Ocean Clipperton Island IP ISO includes with French Polynesia
Oceania Pacific Coral Sea Islands CR ISO includes with Australia
Africa Indian Ocean Europa Island EU ISO includes with the Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands
Africa Indian Ocean Glorioso Islands GO ISO includes with the Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands
Europe Western Europe Guernsey GK ISO includes with the United Kingdom
Oceania North Pacific Ocean Howland Island HQ ISO includes with the US Minor Outlying Islands
Asia South West Asia Gaza Strip GZ  
Europe Northern Europe Jan Mayen JN ISO includes with Svalbard
Oceania South Pacific Ocean Jarvis Island DQ ISO includes with the US Minor Outlying Islands
Europe Western Europe Jersey JE ISO includes with the United Kingdom
Oceania North Pacific Ocean Johnston Atoll JQ ISO includes with the US Minor Outlying Islands
Africa Indian Ocean Juan de Nova Island JU ISO includes with the Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands
Oceania North Pacific Ocean Kingman Reef KQ ISO includes with the US Minor Outlying Islands
Europe Western Europe Man, Isle of IM ISO includes with the United Kingdom
Oceania North Pacific Ocean Midway Islands MQ ISO includes with the US Minor Outlying Islands
Africa Indian Ocean Miscellaneous (French) -- ISO includes Bassas da India, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island, Tromelin Island
Americas West Indies Navassa Island BQ  
Oceania North Pacific Ocean Palmyra Atoll LQ ISO includes with the US Minor Outlying Islands
Asia South East Asia Paracel Islands PF  
Asia South East Asia Spratly Islands PG  
Africa Indian Ocean Tromelin Island TE ISO includes with the Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands
Oceania North Pacific Ocean Wake Island (US) WQ ISO includes with the US Minor Outlying Islands
Asia South West Asia West Bank WE  



  1. ISO includes Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Coral Sea Islands.
  2. See also Taiwan.
  3. ISO includes Clipperton Island.
  4. Formerly Burma.
  5. Serbia and Montenegro have asserted the formation of a joint independent state, but this entity has not been formally recognised as a state by the US.  The US view is that the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) has dissolved and that none of the successor republics represents its continuation.
  6. ISO includes Jan Mayen.
  7. ISO includes Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey.
  8. Formerly Zaire.
  9. ISO defines as the territory south of 60 degrees south latitude.
  10. FIPS includes with Indonesia.
  11. (France, Metropolitan) ISO limits to the European part of France, excluding French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna.
  12. FIPS 10-4 does not include the French-claimed portion of Antarctica (Terre Adelie).
  13. ISO includes Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Palmyra Atoll, Wake Island.


Source: (partial) CIA World Factbook.


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