Country codes

To save space, we use the standard [1] two-letter country codes listed below. Entries are sorted in alphabetical order by code: to look up a country by name, select the Find in page or similar option in your browser's Edit menu.

We assign publications and programmes to countries according to the Authors' Rights jurisdiction that applies or should apply[4]


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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N OPQ R S T U V WXYZ
ADAndorra
AEUnited Arab Emirates
AFAfghanistan
AGAntigua & Barbuda
AIAnguilla
ALAlbania
AMArmenia
ANNetherland Antilles
AOAngola
AQAntarctica
ARArgentina
ASAmerican Samoa
ATAustria
AUAustralia
AWAruba
AZAzerbaijan
^ BABosnia-Herzegovina
BBBarbados
BDBangladesh
BEBelgium
BFBurkina Faso
BGBulgaria
BHBahrain
BIBurundi
BJBenin
BMBermuda
BNBrunei Darussalam
BOBolivia
BRBrazil
BSBahamas
BTBhutan
BVBouvet Island
BWBotswana
BYBelarus
BZBelize
^ CACanada: see also Province codes
CCCocos (Keeling) Islands
CFCentral African Republic
CGCongo
CHSwitzerland
CIIvory Coast
CKCook Islands
CLChile
CMCameroon
CNChina
COColombia
CRCosta Rica
CSCzechoslovakia (obsolete: see CZ/SK)
CUCuba
CVCape Verde
CXChristmas Island
CYCyprus
CZCzech Republic
^ DEGermany
DJDjibouti
DKDenmark
DMDominica
DODominican Republic
DZAlgeria
^ ECEcuador
EEEstonia
EGEgypt
EHWestern Sahara
EREritrea
ESSpain
ETEthiopia
EUEuropean Union [2]
^ FIFinland
FJFiji
FKFalkland Islands (Malvinas)
FMMicronesia
FOFaroe Islands
FRFrance
FXFrance (Europe only)
^ GAGabon
GBGreat Britain (UK in practice)
GDGrenada
GEGeorgia
GFGuyana (FR)
GHGhana
GIGibraltar
GLGreenland
GMGambia
GNGuinea
GPGuadeloupe (FR)
GQEquatorial Guinea
GRGreece
GSSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands (to UK)
GTGuatemala
GUGuam (US)
GWGuinea Bissau
GYGuyana
^ HKHong Kong
HMHeard & McDonald Islands
HNHonduras
HRCroatia
HTHaiti
HUHungary
^ IDIndonesia
IEIreland
ILIsrael
INIndia
IOBritish Indian Ocean Territories (Diego Garcia: to USAF)
IQIraq
IRIran
ISIceland
ITItaly
^ JMJamaica
JOJordan
JPJapan
^ KEKenya
KGKyrgyz Republic
KHCambodia
KIKiribati
KMComoros
KNSt. Kitts Nevis Anguilla
KPKorea (North)
KRKorea (South)
KWKuwait
KYCayman Islands
KZKazachstan
^ LALaos
LBLebanon
LCSaint Lucia
LILiechtenstein
LKSri Lanka
LRLiberia
LSLesotho
LTLithuania
LULuxembourg
LVLatvia
LYLibya
^ MAMorocco
MCMonaco
MDMoldova
MGMadagascar
MHMarshall Islands
MKMacedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of)
MLMali
MMMyanmar ("Burma")
MNMongolia
MOMacau
MPNorthern Mariana Islands
MQMartinique (FR)
MRMauritania
MSMontserrat
MTMalta
MUMauritius
MVMaldives
MWMalawi
MXMexico
MYMalaysia
MZMozambique
^ NANamibia
NCNew Caledonia (FR)
NENiger
NFNorfolk Island
NGNigeria
NINicaragua
NLNetherlands
NONorway
NPNepal
NRNauru
NUNiue
NZNew Zealand
^ OMOman
PAPanama
PEPeru
PFPolynesia (FR)
PGPapua New Guinea
PHPhilippines
PKPakistan
PLPoland
PMSt. Pierre & Miquelon
PNPitcairn
PRPuerto Rico (US)
PSPalestine [2]
PTPortugal
PWPalau
PYParaguay
QAQatar
^ REReunion (FR)
RORomania
RURussian Federation
RWRwanda
^ SASaudi Arabia
SBSolomon Islands
SCSeychelles
SDSudan
SESweden
SGSingapore
SHSt. Helena
SISlovenia
SJSvalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
SKSlovakia (Slovak Republic)
SLSierra Leone
SMSan Marino
SNSenegal
SOSomalia
SRSuriname
STSt. Tome & Principe
SUSoviet Union (see RU, LT, LV, EE, UA, BY, GE, AZ, KG, KZ, TJ, TM, UZ...)
SVEl Salvador
SYSyria
SZSwaziland
^ TCTurks & Caicos Islands
TDChad (Tchad)
TFFrench Southern Territory
TGTogo
THThailand
TJTadjikistan
TKTokelau (Eh? Ah!)
TMTurkmenistan
TNTunisia
TOTonga
TPEast Timor
TRTurkey
TTTrinidad & Tobago
TVTuvalu
TWTaiwan
TZTanzania
^ UAUkraine
UGUganda
UKUnited Kingdom
UMUS Minor outlying Islands
USUnited States: see also State codes
UYUruguay
UZUzbekistan
^ VAVatican City State
VCSt. Vincent & Grenadines
VEVenezuela
VGVirgin Islands (GB)
VIVirgin Islands (US)
VNVietnam
VUVanuatu
^ WFWallis & Futuna Islands
WSSamoa (Western/Independent State of)
YEYemen
YTMayotte
YUYugoslavia (Serbia & Montenegro)
ZASouth Africa
ZMZambia
ZRZaire
ZWZimbabwe
 

Notes:

1

Just in case you ever need to know[3]: this is the full list of codes used by mutual agreement to designate territories in internet addressing. They also (mostly[2]) have legal status as an International Standards Organisation specification. ISO 3166 is maintained by (who else?) dem Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V., D-10772 Berlin. All pages on the DIN website bear a © symbol, but we think the above information is a pure fact.

The above information makes no judgement about the legal status or official name of any territory or State. Territory names given are for descriptive purposes only without reference to States.


2

EU and PS are not official ISO 3166 codes, but are in use as internet geographical codes. The reasons given are, respectively, that the EU is not a State and that the United Nations has not agreed a name for the territory known as Palestine. Which goes to show that you can't get away from such politics even with the most thorough of disclaimers.


3

This has been a public service pedantry for the enjoyment of sub-editors everywhere.


4

That is, the focal place where the publisher or broadcaster does business with its creators. This pretty much coincides with the "cultural home" of the publication, etc.

To illustrate why this is even a question: broadcaster Sky is firmly based in the UK. It has a legal entity registered in Luxembourg for broadcasting regulatory purposes; but we don't see it giving its contributors the benefits of Luxembourgeois law when it comes to matters of Authors' Rights. Nor, for that matter, does Rupert Murdoch pay in Euros, except when he has to.

 
Updated & © 10 August 2002 Mike Holderness; Disclaimer.