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3-CHARACTER
COUNTRY CODES


The first section below lists:
 

CODES USED TO IDENTIFY COUNTRIES
 

Please use ONLY the three-letter codes shown against the country.
This is generally the "3-Character Country Codes" allocated by the ISO (International Standards Organisation). The list also includes historical ISO Country Codes which have now been withdrawn but are still used for family history purposes. We have also included codes for 'groups' of countries (such as South America) which you can use where you do not know the individual country.

DO NOT use the two-letter codes shown in italics in the end column.
These are the "2-Character Country Codes" allocated by the ISO. These have been added solely to make this page into a comprehensive reference document which should help you discover what any code you may come across represents.

The same applies to the remaining 3 sections, which list:
 

CODES FOR AMERICAN STATES
 
CODES FOR CANADIAN PROVINCES
 
CODES FOR AUSTRALIAN STATES
AND TERRITORIES

 
Go to the top of this PAGE CODES FOR COUNTRIES, ETC Go to the top of this PAGE


NAME OF COUNTRY, ETC (AND ANY COMMENT)

CODE

NOTE
All (One-Name Study)ALL- -
AnywhereANY- -
At SeaSEA- -
UnknownUNK- -
AfghanistanAFGAF
AlbaniaALBAL
AlgeriaDZADZ
American SamoaASMAS
AndorraANDAD
AngolaAGOAO
AnguillaAIAAI
AntarcticaATAAQ
Antigua and BarbudaATGAG
ArgentinaARGAR
ArmeniaARMAM
ArubaABWAW
AustraliaAUSAU
AustriaAUTAT
AzerbaijanAZEAZ
BahamasBHSBS
BahrainBHRBH
BangladeshBGDBD
BarbadosBRBBB
BelarusBLRBY
BelgiumBELBE
BelizeBLZBZ
BeninBENBJ
BermudaBMUBM
BhutanBTNBT
BoliviaBOLBO
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBIHBA
BotswanaBWABW
Bouvet IslandBVTBV
BrazilBRABR
Br. Antarctic Territory (part of Antartica)ATBAQ
British Indian Ocean TerritoryIOTIO
British West Indies (collective area)BWI- -
Brunei DarussalamBRNBN
BulgariaBGRBG
Burkina FasoBFABF
Burma (now Myanmar)MMRMM
BurundiBDIBI
Byelorussia (now Belarus)BYSBY
CambodiaKHMKH
CameroonCMRCM
CanadaCANCA
Cape VerdeCPVCV
Cayman IslandsCYMKY
Central African RepublicCAFCF
Central America (collective area)CAM- -
ChadTCDTD
Channel Islands (collective area)CHI- -
ChileCHLCL
ChinaCHNCN
Christmas IslandCXRCX
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsCCKCC
ColombiaCOLCO
ComorosCOMKM
CongoCOGCG
Cook IslandsCOKCK
Costa RicaCRICR
Cote D'ivoireCIVCI
Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)HRVHR
CubaCUBCU
CyprusCYPCY
CzechoslovakiaCSKCS
Czech RepublicCZECZ
Dahomey (now Benin)DHYBJ
DenmarkDNKDK
DjiboutiDJIDJ
DominicaDMADM
Dominican RepublicDOMDO
Dutch New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea)DNGPG
East Africa (collective area)EAF- -
East Indies (see Indonesia)IDNID
East Timor (formerly "TMP" pre 2002)TLSTP
EcuadorECUEC
EgyptEGYEG
Eire (from 1922)EIR- -
El SalvadorSLVSV
EnglandENG- -
Equatorial GuineaGNQGQ
EritreaERIER
EstoniaESTEE
EthiopiaETHET
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)FLKFK
Faroe IslandsFROFO
FijiFJIFJ
FinlandFINFI
FranceFRAFR
France, MetropolitanFXXFX
French GuianaGUFGF
French PolynesiaPYFPF
French Southern TerritoriesATFTF
GabonGABGA
GambiaGMBGM
GeorgiaGEOGE
German Democratic RepublicDDR(H)
Germany (Deutschland)DEUDE
GhanaGHAGH
GibraltarGIBGI
Gilbert and Ellice IslandsGEL(H)
Great Britain (collective area)GBR- -
GreeceGRCGR
GreenlandGRLGL
GrenadaGRDGD
GuadeloupeGLPGP
GuamGUMGU
GuatemalaGTMGT
GuineaGINGN
Guinea-BissauGNBGW
GuyanaGUYGY
HaitiHTIHT
Heard Island & McDonald IslandsHMDHM
Holland (now Netherlands)HOL(H)
HondurasHNDHN
Hong KongHKGHK
HungaryHUNHU
IcelandISLIS
IndiaINDIN
IndonesiaIDNID
Iran, Islamic Republic ofIRNIR
IraqIRQIQ
IrelandIRLIE
IsraelISRIL
ItalyITAIT
JamaicaJAMJM
JapanJPNJP
JordanJORJO
KazakhstanKAZKZ
KenyaKENKE
KiribatiKIRKI
Korea, Democratic People's Republic ofPRKKP
Korea, Republic ofKORKR
KuwaitKWTKW
KyrgyzstanKGZKG
Lao People's Democratic RepublicLAOLA
LatviaLVALV
LebanonLBNLB
LesothoLSOLS
LiberiaLBRLR
Libyan Arab JamahiriyaLBYLY
LiechtensteinLIELI
LithuaniaLTULT
LuxembourgLUXLU
MacauMACMO
Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic ofMKDMK
MadagascarMDGMG
MalawiMWIMW
MalaysiaMYSMY
MaldivesMDVMV
MaliMLIML
MaltaMLTMT
Marshall IslandsMHLMH
MartiniqueMTQMQ
MauritaniaMRTMR
MauritiusMUSMU
MayotteMYTYT
MexicoMEXMX
Micronesia, Federated States ofFSMFM
Moldova, Republic ofMDAMD
MonacoMCOMC
MongoliaMNGMN
MontserratMSRMS
MoroccoMARMA
MozambiqueMOZMZ
MyanmarMMRMM
NamibiaNAMNA
NauruNRUNR
NepalNPLNP
NetherlandsNLDNL
Netherlands AntillesANTAN
Neutral ZoneNTZ(H)
New CaledoniaNCLNC
New HebridesNHB(H)
New ZealandNZLNZ
NicaraguaNICNI
NigerNERNE
NigeriaNGANG
NiueNIUNU
Norfolk IslandNFKNF
North Africa (collective area)NAF- -
Northern Ireland (from 1922)NIR- -
Northern Mariana IslandsMNPMP
NorwayNORNO
OmanOMNOM
PakistanPAKPK
PalauPLWPW
PanamaPANPA
Panama Canal Zone (now part of Panama)PCZPA
Papua New GuineaPNGPG
ParaguayPRYPY
PeruPERPE
PhilippinesPHLPH
PitcairnPCNPN
PolandPOLPL
PortugalPRTPT
Puerto RicoPRIPR
QatarQATQA
ReunionREURE
Romania (formerly "ROM" pre 2002)ROURO
Russian FederationRUSRU
RwandaRWARW
Saint Kitts and NevisKNAKN
Saint LuciaLCALC
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVCTVC
SamoaWSMWS
San MarinoSMRSM
Sao Tome and PrincipeSTPST
Saudi ArabiaSAUSA
ScotlandSCT- -
SenegalSENSN
Serbia and Montenegro (now separate countries)SCG- -
SeychellesSYCSC
Sicily (part of Italy)SICIT
Sierra LeoneSLESL
SingaporeSGPSG
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)SVKSK
SloveniaSVNSI
Solomon IslandsSLBSB
SomaliaSOMSO
South Africa (Zuid Afrika)ZAFZA
South America (collective area)SAM- -
Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)RHOZW
Spain (Espana)ESPES
Sri LankaLKALK
Saint HelenaSHNSH
Saint Pierre and MiquelonSPMPM
SudanSDNSD
SurinameSURSR
Svalbard and Jan Mayen IslandsSJMSJ
SwazilandSWZSZ
SwedenSWESE
SwitzerlandCHECH
Syrian Arab RepublicSYRSY
Taiwan, Province of ChinaTWNTW
TajikistanTJKTJ
Tanzania, United Republic ofTZATZ
ThailandTHATH
TogoTGOTG
TokelauTKLTK
TongaTONTO
Trinidad and TobagoTTOTT
TunisiaTUNTN
TurkeyTURTR
TurkmenistanTKMTM
Turks and Caicos IslandsTCATC
TuvaluTUVTV
UgandaUGAUG
UkraineUKRUA
United Arab Emirates (Arab Emirates)AREAE
United KingdomGBRGB
United States Of AmericaUSAUS
United States, Minor Outlying IslandsUMIUM
Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso)HVOBF
UruguayURYUY
UzbekistanUZBUZ
VanuatuVUTVU
Vatican City State (Holy See)VATVA
VenezuelaVENVE
Viet NamVNMVN
Virgin Islands (British)VGBVG
Virgin Islands (U.S.)VIRVI
WalesWLS- -
Wallis and Futuna IslandsWLFWF
West Africa (collective area)WAF- -
West Indies, British (collective area)BWI- -
Western SaharaESHEH
YemenYEMYE
YugoslaviaYUGYU
ZaireZARZR
ZambiaZMBZM
ZimbabweZWEZW

TRANSLATING LESS OBVIOUS CODES BACK INTO COUNTRIES


CODE

NAME OF COUNTRY, ETC
ANTNetherlands Antilles
AREUnited Arab Emirates (Arab Emirates)
ATFFrench Southern Territories
BWIWest Indies, British
CHESwitzerland
DEUGermany (Deutschland)
DZAAlgeria
ESHWestern Sahara
ESPSpain (Espana)
FSMMicronesia, Federated States of
GBRUnited Kingdom
GNQEquatorial Guinea
HRVCroatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
IOTBritish Indian Ocean Territory
KHMCambodia
KNASaint Kitts and Nevis
LCASaint Lucia
LKASri Lanka
MMRBurma
MNPNorthern Mariana Islands
PRKKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
PYFFrench Polynesia
SLVEl Salvador
TCDChad
TLSEast Timor
VCTSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
WSMSamoa
ZAFSouth Africa (Zuid Afrika)

Go to the top of this PAGE CODES FOR AMERICAN
STATES
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To avoid potential confusion with 2-character ISO Country Codes
these codes should always be followed by "USA":

NAME OF STATE

CODE

USA
AlabamaALUSA
AlaskaAKUSA
ArizonaAZUSA
ArkansasARUSA
CaliforniaCAUSA
ColoradoCOUSA
ConnecticutCTUSA
DelawareDEUSA
District of ColumbiaDCUSA
FloridaFLUSA
GeorgiaGAUSA
HawaiiHIUSA
IdahoIDUSA
IllinoisILUSA
IndianaINUSA
IowaIAUSA
KansasKSUSA
KentuckyKYUSA
LouisianaLAUSA
MaineMEUSA
MarylandMDUSA
MassachusettsMAUSA
MichiganMIUSA
MinnesotaMNUSA
MississippiMSUSA
MissouriMOUSA
MontanaMTUSA
NebraskaNEUSA
NevadaNVUSA
New HampshireNHUSA
New JerseyNJUSA
New MexicoNMUSA
New YorkNYUSA
North CarolinaNCUSA
North DakotaNDUSA
OhioOHUSA
OklahomaOKUSA
OregonORUSA
PennsylvaniaPAUSA
(Puerto Rico)PRUSA
Rhode IslandRIUSA
South CarolinaSCUSA
South DakotaSDUSA
TennesseeTNUSA
TexasTXUSA
UtahUTUSA
VermontVTUSA
VirginiaVAUSA
(Virgin Islands)VIUSA
WashingtonWAUSA
West VirginiaWVUSA
WisconsinWIUSA
WyomingWYUSA

Go to the top of this PAGE CODES FOR CANADIAN
PROVINCES
Go to the top of this PAGE

To avoid potential confusion with 2-character ISO Country Codes
these codes should always be followed by "CAN":

NAME OF PROVINCE

CODE

CAN
AlbertaABCAN
British ColumbiaBCCAN
Labrador
(now part of Newfoundland and Labrador)
LB
 
CAN
 
Manitoba MBCAN
New BrunswickNBCAN
Newfoundland
(now part of Newfoundland and Labrador)
NF
 
CAN
 
Newfoundland and LabradorNLCAN
Northwest TerritoriesNTCAN
Nova ScotiaNSCAN
NunavutNUCAN
OntarioONCAN
Prince Edward IslandPECAN
QuebecQCCAN
SaskatchewanSKCAN
YukonYTCAN

Go to the top of this PAGE CODES FOR AUSTRALIAN
STATES AND TERRITORIES
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To avoid potential confusion with either the 3-character ISO
Codes for Countries or the 2-character ISO Country Codes,
these codes should always be followed by "AUS":

NAME OF STATE OR TERRITORY

CODE

AUS
Australian Antarctic TerritoryANTAUS
Australian Capital TerritoryACTAUS
New South WalesNSWAUS
Northern TerritoryNTAUS
QueenslandQLDAUS
South AustraliaSAAUS
TasmaniaTASAUS
VictoriaVICAUS
Western AustraliaWAAUS


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