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ISO 3166-1 ALPHA 2 & 3 COUNTRY CODES

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) created and maintains the ISO 3166 standard – Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions.[1] The ISO 3166 standard contains three parts: They were first included as part of the ISO 3166 standard in its first edition in 1974.

The difference between Alpha 2, 3 and Numeric Codes

ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes are two-letter country codes defined in ISO 3166-1, to represent countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest. They are the most widely used of the country codes published by ISO (the others being alpha-3 and numeric), and are used most prominently for the Internet's country code top-level domains (with a few exceptions). They are also used as country identifiers extending the postal code when appropriate within the international postal system for paper mail, and has replaced the previous one consisting one-letter codes.

ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes are three-letter country codes defined in ISO 3166-1, to represent countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest. They allow a better visual association between the codes and the country names than the two-letter alpha-2 codes.

ISO 3166-1 numeric (or numeric-3) codes are three-digit country codes defined in ISO 3166-1, to represent countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest. They are similar to the three-digit country codes "UN M49" which is developed and maintained by the UN Statistics Division. One of the advantage of numeric codes over alphabetic codes is script (writing system) independence. The ISO 3166-1 alphabetic codes (alpha-2 and alpha-3) use letters from the 26-letter English alphabet and are suitable for languages based on the Latin alphabet. For people and systems using non-Latin scripts (such as Arabic or Japanese), the English alphabet may be unavailable or difficult to use, understand, or correctly interpret. While numeric codes overcome the problems of script dependence, this independence comes at the cost of loss of mnemonic convenience. Another advantage is that when countries merge or split, they will get a new numeric code, while the alphabetic code stays in use for (a part of) that country. A persistent number is needed in datasets with historical country information.

The table below is a complete list of all country ISO codes; both ALpha 2, 3 and Numeric Codes as described in the ISO 3166 international standard. These codes are used throughout the IT industry by computer systems and software to ease the identification of country names.

Country Alpha 2 CODE Alpha 3 CODE Numeric CODE
AfghanistanAFAFG4
Aland IslandsAXALA248
AlbaniaALALB8
AlgeriaDZDZA12
American SamoaASASM16
AndorraADAND20
AngolaAOAGO24
AnguillaAIAIA660
AntarcticaAQATA10
Antigua and BarbudaAGATG28
ArgentinaARARG32
ArmeniaAMARM51
ArubaAWABW533
AustraliaAUAUS36
AustriaATAUT40
AzerbaijanAZAZE31
BahamasBSBHS44
BahrainBHBHR48
BangladeshBDBGD50
BarbadosBBBRB52
BelarusBYBLR112
BelgiumBEBEL56
BelizeBZBLZ84
BeninBJBEN204
BermudaBMBMU60
BhutanBTBTN64
BoliviaBOBOL68
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBQBES535
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBABIH70
BotswanaBWBWA72
Bouvet IslandBVBVT74
BrazilBRBRA76
British Indian Ocean TerritoryIOIOT86
British Virgin IslandsVGVGB92
Brunei DarussalamBNBRN96
BulgariaBGBGR100
Burkina FasoBFBFA854
BurundiBIBDI108
CambodiaKHKHM116
CameroonCMCMR120
CanadaCACAN124
Cape VerdeCVCPV132
Cayman IslandsKYCYM136
Central African RepublicCFCAF140
ChadTDTCD148
ChileCLCHL152
ChinaCNCHN156
Christmas IslandCXCXR162
Cocos IslandsCCCCK166
ColombiaCOCOL170
ComorosKMCOM174
Congo (the Democratic Republic)CDCOD180
Congo (the Republic)CGCOG178
Cook IslandsCKCOK184
Costa RicaCRCRI188
CroatiaHRHRV191
CubaCUCUB192
CuracaoCWCUW531
CyprusCYCYP196
Czech RepublicCZCZE203
DenmarkDKDNK208
DjiboutiDJDJI262
DominicaDMDMA212
Dominican RepublicDODOM214
East Timor (Timor Leste)TLTLS626
EcuadorECECU218
EgyptEGEGY818
El SalvadorSVSLV222
Equatorial GuineaGQGNQ226
EritreaERERI232
EstoniaEEEST233
EswatiniSZSWZ748
EthiopiaETETH231
Falkland IslandsFKFLK238
Faroe IslandsFOFRO234
FijiFJFJI242
FinlandFIFIN246
FranceFRFRA250
French GuianaGFGUF254
French PolynesiaPFPYF258
French Southern TerritoriesTFATF260
GabonGAGAB266
GambiaGMGMB270
GeorgiaGEGEO268
GermanyDEDEU276
GhanaGHGHA288
GibraltarGIGIB292
GreeceGRGRC300
GreenlandGLGRL304
GrenadaGDGRD308
GuadeloupeGPGLP312
GuamGUGUM316
GuatemalaGTGTM320
GuernseyGGGGY831
GuineaGNGIN324
Guinea BissauGWGNB624
GuyanaGYGUY328
HaitiHTHTI332
Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHMHMD334
HondurasHNHND340
Hong KongHKHKG344
HungaryHUHUN348
IcelandISISL352
IndiaININD356
IndonesiaIDIDN360
IranIRIRN364
IraqIQIRQ368
IrelandIEIRL372
Isle of ManIMIMN833
IsraelILISR376
ItalyITITA380
Ivory Coast (Cote d Ivoire)CICIV384
JamaicaJMJAM388
JapanJPJPN392
JerseyJEJEY832
JordanJOJOR400
KazakhstanKZKAZ398
KenyaKEKEN404
KiribatiKIKIR296
KuwaitKWKWT414
KyrgyzstanKGKGZ417
LaosLALAO418
LatviaLVLVA428
LebanonLBLBN422
LesothoLSLSO426
LiberiaLRLBR430
LibyaLYLBY434
LiechtensteinLILIE438
LithuaniaLTLTU440
LuxembourgLULUX442
MacauMOMAC446
MadagascarMGMDG450
MalawiMWMWI454
MalaysiaMYMYS458
MaldivesMVMDV462
MaliMLMLI466
MaltaMTMLT470
Marshall IslandsMHMHL584
MartiniqueMQMTQ474
MauritaniaMRMRT478
MauritiusMUMUS480
MayotteYTMYT175
MexicoMXMEX484
MicronesiaFMFSM583
MoldovaMDMDA498
MonacoMCMCO492
MongoliaMNMNG496
MontenegroMEMNE499
MontserratMSMSR500
MoroccoMAMAR504
MozambiqueMZMOZ508
MyanmarMMMMR104
NamibiaNANAM516
NauruNRNRU520
NepalNPNPL524
NetherlandsNLNLD528
New CaledoniaNCNCL540
New ZealandNZNZL554
NicaraguaNINIC558
NigerNENER562
NigeriaNGNGA566
NiueNUNIU570
Norfolk IslandNFNFK574
North KoreaKPPRK408
North MacedoniaMKMKD807
Northern Mariana IslandsMPMNP580
NorwayNONOR578
OmanOMOMN512
PakistanPKPAK586
PalauPWPLW585
PalestinePSPSE275
PanamaPAPAN591
Papua New GuineaPGPNG598
ParaguayPYPRY600
PeruPEPER604
PhilippinesPHPHL608
PitcairnPNPCN612
PolandPLPOL616
PortugalPTPRT620
Puerto RicoPRPRI630
QatarQAQAT634
ReunionREREU638
RomaniaROROU642
RussiaRURUS643
RwandaRWRWA646
Saint BarthelemyBLBLM652
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSHSHN654
Saint Kitts and NevisKNKNA659
Saint LuciaLCLCA662
Saint MartinMFMAF663
Saint Pierre and MiquelonPMSPM666
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVCVCT670
SamoaWSWSM882
San MarinoSMSMR674
Sao Tome and PrincipeSTSTP678
Saudi ArabiaSASAU682
SenegalSNSEN686
SerbiaRSSRB688
SeychellesSCSYC690
Sierra LeoneSLSLE694
SingaporeSGSGP702
Sint MaartenSXSXM534
SlovakiaSKSVK703
SloveniaSISVN705
Solomon IslandsSBSLB90
SomaliaSOSOM706
South AfricaZAZAF710
South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsGSSGS239
South KoreaKRKOR410
South SudanSSSSD728
SpainESESP724
Sri LankaLKLKA144
SudanSDSDN729
SurinameSRSUR740
Svalbard and Jan MayenSJSJM744
SwedenSESWE752
SwitzerlandCHCHE756
SyriaSYSYR760
TaiwanTWTWN158
TajikistanTJTJK762
TanzaniaTZTZA834
ThailandTHTHA764
TogoTGTGO768
TokelauTKTKL772
TongaTOTON776
Trinidad and TobagoTTTTO780
TunisiaTNTUN788
TurkeyTRTUR792
TurkmenistanTMTKM795
Turks and Caicos IslandsTCTCA796
TuvaluTVTUV798
UgandaUGUGA800
UkraineUAUKR804
United Arab EmiratesAEARE784
United KingdomGBGBR826
United StatesUSUSA840
United States Minor Outlying IslandsUMUMI581
United States Virgin IslandsVIVIR850
UruguayUYURY858
UzbekistanUZUZB860
VanuatuVUVUT548
Vatican City (Holy See)VAVAT336
VenezuelaVEVEN862
Vietnam VNVNM704
Wallis and FutunaWFWLF876
Western SaharaEHESH732
YemenYEYEM887
ZambiaZMZMB894
ZimbabweZWZWE716