ISO 3166-1 Alpha 2 Country Codes

English country names and code elements. This list states the country names (official short names in English) in alphabetical order as given in ISO 3166-1 and the corresponding ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code elements.

This list is updated whenever a change to the official code list in ISO 3166-1 is effected by the ISO 3166/MA.

It lists 246 official short names and code elements as of Dec 2010.

This site provides the 2-digit codes in multiple formats:

If you want them as linked data see package:iso-3166-2-data


ISO licensing policy here seems to be unclear but believe as a simple database of facts this material would be public domain. Given this, and the fact I extracted the data, I am licensing this under the PDDL.

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Author ISO (International Standards Organization)
Maintainer Rufus Pollock
Version y2010
Last Updated October 10, 2013, 21:24 (UTC)
Created December 18, 2010, 09:26 (UTC)
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