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Complete Files of Geographic Names for Geopolitical Areas from GNS (ISO/IEC 10646 [Unicode UTF-8] Compliant as of 18 July 2002)

We provide complete files of geographic names information covering countries or geopolitical areas. The files are not in customary gazetteer format, but are in a special format amenable to input into geographic information systems, databases, and spreadsheets, giving end users powerful capabilities for data analysis, manipulation, and display. They are offered with both names formats provided within each of the files: Reading Order format (Mount Everest) that works well with mapping applications, and Reverse Generics format (Everest, Mount) that works well with gazetteer listings. Follow the links below to learn more and to begin downloading files.

As of late September 2014, the GeoNames Pre-Positioned Country Files, both the separate and the combined, now include additional breakdown of content by Feature Class (FC) values. For more information, refer to September 2014 Prepositioned Country File format.

Description of Names Files for Countries and Territories Format

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The GEONet Names Server (GNS) does not contain any data for the United States of America or its Dependent areas. To obtain U.S. data, please access the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database of names.

Foreign geographic names data is freely available. A suitable citation note is: "Toponymic information is based on the Geographic Names Database, containing official standard names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names and maintained by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. More information is available at the Maps and Geodata link at www.nga.mil. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency name, initials, and seal are protected by 10 United States Code Section 425."

NGA/Office of Geomatics provides a free coordinate conversion tool (GEOTRANS).


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Country Name Country Code Most Recent Modification Date Number of Records
AFGHANISTAN af 2017-08-09 343467
AKROTIRI ax 2015-04-30 227
ALBANIA al 2017-04-05 24692
ALGERIA ag 2017-09-20 67229
ANDORRA an 2015-10-22 3141
ANGOLA ao 2017-06-29 62525
ANGUILLA av 2016-03-08 202
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ac 2016-03-08 713
ARGENTINA ar 2017-08-15 54800
ARMENIA am 2017-02-01 67558
ARUBA aa 2017-02-16 323
ASHMORE AND CARTIER ISLANDS at 2007-02-28 18
AUSTRALIA as 2017-08-25 130747
AUSTRIA au 2017-08-16 44899
AZERBAIJAN aj 2017-02-01 23650
BAHAMAS, THE bf 2017-07-20 3006
BAHRAIN ba 2017-05-24 1282
BANGLADESH bg 2016-07-14 63549
BARBADOS bb 2016-03-08 772
BELARUS bo 2017-07-05 73146
BELGIUM be 2017-08-15 28833
BELIZE bh 2017-07-24 2802
BENIN bn 2017-03-24 6513
BERMUDA bd 2013-06-12 713
BHUTAN bt 2017-01-19 613
BOLIVIA bl 2017-08-15 36311
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA bk 2017-04-27 55671
BOTSWANA bc 2015-04-30 4291
BOUVET ISLAND bv 2005-09-30 111
BRAZIL br 2017-08-15 117399
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BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY io 2008-12-08 130
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS vi 2016-03-08 619
BRUNEI bx 2014-01-29 1286
BULGARIA bu 2017-08-25 40512
BURKINA FASO uv 2016-10-17 13108
BURMA bm 2016-07-26 55381
BURUNDI by 2017-03-09 13875
CAMBODIA cb 2017-06-15 42953
CAMEROON cm 2016-09-15 28740
CANADA ca 2017-08-09 27570
CABO VERDE cv 2016-12-22 1048
CAYMAN ISLANDS cj 2016-03-08 343
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ct 2016-10-04 17693
CHAD cd 2017-06-02 27633
CHILE ci 2017-07-20 48590
CHINA ch 2017-09-11 1572967
CHRISTMAS ISLAND kt 2013-04-12 96
CLIPPERTON ISLAND ip 2015-09-02 14
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS ck 2013-03-13 115
COLOMBIA co 2017-07-20 87400
COMOROS cn 2014-11-20 1458
CONGO cf 2015-01-27 12826
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE cg 2017-02-21 73736
COOK ISLANDS cw 2017-04-10 806
CORAL SEA ISLANDS cr 2007-02-28 146
COSTA RICA cs 2017-08-10 5651
CÔTE D'IVOIRE iv 2016-10-27 23607
CROATIA hr 2017-03-02 30277
CUBA cu 2017-08-22 51258
CURAÇAO uc 2017-01-18 622
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CYPRUS cy 2017-08-16 16343
CZECHIA ez 2017-08-16 27340
DENMARK da 2017-08-15 19732
DHEKELIA dx 2015-04-30 113
DJIBOUTI dj 2017-03-24 7407
DOMINICA do 2016-03-08 508
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC dr 2017-04-26 28699
ECUADOR ec 2017-08-02 18599
EGYPT eg 2017-04-28 71657
EL SALVADOR es 2017-08-02 9545
EQUATORIAL GUINEA ek 2016-03-18 5849
ERITREA er 2017-03-24 9226
ESTONIA en 2017-08-18 19948
ETHIOPIA et 2017-04-26 30198
FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS) fk 2011-04-04 1920
FAROE ISLANDS fo 2017-02-22 2772
FIJI fj 2017-07-25 22508
FINLAND fi 2017-09-05 55564
FRANCE fr 2017-08-11 98836
FRENCH GUIANA fg 2017-08-02 5186
FRENCH POLYNESIA fp 2016-09-28 4379
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDS fs 2017-04-19 2550
GABON gb 2015-04-30 8145
GAMBIA, THE ga 2016-12-21 3283
GAZA STRIP gz 2016-07-29 988
GEORGIA gg 2017-03-23 17469
GERMANY gm 2016-08-23 170572
GHANA gh 2017-09-12 21342
GIBRALTAR gi 2015-10-22 305
GREECE gr 2017-08-16 85165
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GREENLAND gl 2017-08-09 12568
GRENADA gj 2016-03-08 862
GUADELOUPE gp 2017-05-15 4770
GUATEMALA gt 2017-06-20 22885
GUERNSEY gk 2007-03-20 954
GUINEA gv 2017-04-17 13207
GUINEA-BISSAU pu 2016-03-16 8744
GUYANA gy 2017-07-27 8666
HAITI ha 2017-04-26 19027
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS hm 2015-08-27 155
HONDURAS ho 2017-08-09 24711
HONG KONG hk 2017-02-16 7216
HUNGARY hu 2017-08-17 30185
ICELAND ic 2017-08-09 17323
INDIA in 2017-09-18 662371
INDONESIA id 2017-08-29 490273
IRAN ir 2017-09-14 632642
IRAQ iz 2017-09-14 130392
IRELAND ei 2017-08-15 27856
ISLE OF MAN im 1997-08-29 127
ISRAEL is 2017-08-16 25877
ITALY it 2017-01-26 34503
JAMAICA jm 2016-06-15 4969
JAN MAYEN jn 2017-02-14 413
JAPAN ja 2017-09-06 272864
JERSEY je 2014-05-07 560
JORDAN jo 2017-09-20 26640
KAZAKHSTAN kz 2017-03-31 87940
KENYA ke 2017-08-25 33615
KIRIBATI kr 2017-02-23 867
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KOSOVO kv 2017-03-02 13792
KUWAIT ku 2017-05-19 2839
KYRGYZSTAN kg 2017-06-12 19708
LAOS la 2017-03-10 37111
LATVIA lg 2017-09-11 18241
LEBANON le 2017-05-23 45978
LESOTHO lt 2014-10-24 1729
LIBERIA li 2016-07-19 14119
LIBYA ly 2016-08-11 39472
LIECHTENSTEIN ls 2016-07-26 1943
LITHUANIA lh 2017-02-06 47731
LUXEMBOURG lu 2017-08-17 2257
MACAU mc 2017-02-16 347
MACEDONIA mk 2017-07-26 55382
MADAGASCAR ma 2014-10-06 37882
MALAWI mi 2017-06-06 10215
MALAYSIA my 2015-04-30 88985
MALDIVES mv 2017-06-19 1081
MALI ml 2015-04-30 31797
MALTA mt 2014-08-07 4174
MARSHALL ISLANDS rm 2015-04-30 5378
MARTINIQUE mb 2017-06-29 3976
MAURITANIA mr 2016-03-14 14742
MAURITIUS mp 2015-10-20 2025
MAYOTTE mf 2015-07-29 906
MEXICO mx 2017-08-22 472776
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF fm 2017-09-13 6432
MOLDOVA md 2017-03-23 9713
MONACO mn 2014-09-11 50
MONGOLIA mg 2017-02-01 19288
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MONTENEGRO mj 2017-04-04 16520
MONTSERRAT mh 2016-03-08 329
MOROCCO mo 2017-09-20 187130
MOZAMBIQUE mz 2017-06-06 59241
NAMIBIA wa 2017-03-24 9751
NAURU nr 2017-09-12 85
NEPAL np 2017-07-07 32354
NETHERLANDS nl 2017-08-17 22887
NEW CALEDONIA nc 2015-04-30 5901
NEW ZEALAND nz 2017-07-19 54470
NICARAGUA nu 2017-08-02 8585
NIGER ng 2017-03-13 30800
NIGERIA ni 2017-03-15 75515
NIUE ne 2014-04-03 92
NO MAN'S LAND nm 2015-06-19 122
NORFOLK ISLAND nf 2016-09-27 50
NORTH KOREA kn 2017-09-13 86388
NORWAY no 2017-09-08 89266
OCEANS os 2017-03-24 955
OMAN mu 2017-09-19 12753
PAKISTAN pk 2017-09-21 304154
PALAU ps 2017-04-21 2984
PANAMA pm 2017-09-13 22163
PAPUA NEW GUINEA pp 2016-08-10 28957
PARACEL ISLANDS pf 2015-11-17 430
PARAGUAY pa 2017-09-19 7884
PERU pe 2017-07-20 112412
PHILIPPINES rp 2017-09-19 114387
PITCAIRN ISLANDS pc 2013-04-10 50
POLAND pl 2017-03-01 63234
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PORTUGAL po 2017-08-09 25788
QATAR qa 2017-01-12 9224
REUNION re 2014-10-24 1373
ROMANIA ro 2017-03-27 39624
RUSSIA rs 2017-09-01 751556
RWANDA rw 2016-12-28 20979
SAINT BARTHELEMY tb 2016-03-08 201
SAINT HELENA sh 2017-02-16 737
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS sc 2016-03-08 804
SAINT LUCIA st 2016-03-08 785
SAINT MARTIN rn 2016-07-19 295
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON sb 2014-03-13 565
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES vc 2016-03-08 357
SAMOA ws 2017-07-18 1149
SAN MARINO sm 2013-10-30 40
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE tp 2015-03-16 788
SAUDI ARABIA sa 2017-09-14 38126
SENEGAL sg 2016-12-21 17003
SERBIA ri 2017-03-14 30064
SEYCHELLES se 2016-12-28 558
SIERRA LEONE sl 2015-04-30 19791
SINGAPORE sn 2017-06-19 1661
SINT MAARTEN nn 2016-06-22 266
SLOVAKIA lo 2017-08-17 9885
SLOVENIA si 2017-03-02 7279
SOLOMON ISLANDS bp 2016-12-14 11907
SOMALIA so 2016-09-08 25412
SOUTH AFRICA sf 2016-06-30 117676
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS sx 2015-08-27 1356
SOUTH KOREA ks 2017-09-13 262898
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SOUTH SUDAN od 2016-10-04 14819
SPAIN sp 2017-08-10 55118
SPRATLY ISLANDS pg 2015-11-17 1071
SRI LANKA ce 2015-04-30 56595
SUDAN su 2017-05-16 36853
SURINAME ns 2017-08-02 4341
SVALBARD sv 2017-02-14 11604
SWAZILAND wz 2016-03-17 574
SWEDEN sw 2017-04-03 100534
SWITZERLAND sz 2017-09-21 31717
SYRIA sy 2017-09-22 101449
TAIWAN tw 2017-02-16 155230
TAJIKISTAN ti 2017-01-12 10137
TANZANIA tz 2016-06-30 22560
THAILAND th 2017-06-15 529985
TIMOR-LESTE tt 2017-09-15 7873
TOGO to 2013-10-29 7502
TOKELAU tl 1993-12-22 76
TONGA tn 2017-07-26 1090
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO td 2017-09-13 2363
TUNISIA ts 2017-09-20 37465
TURKEY tu 2017-05-16 121719
TURKMENISTAN tx 2017-06-16 9490
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS tk 2016-09-01 607
TUVALU tv 2013-06-06 202
UGANDA ug 2017-06-27 24074
UKRAINE up 2017-09-21 113095
UNDERSEA FEATURES uf 2017-03-31 10305
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ae 2017-02-06 8795
UNITED KINGDOM uk 2017-08-15 32447
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URUGUAY uy 2017-08-02 12475
UZBEKISTAN uz 2017-07-05 17433
VANUATU nh 2016-12-14 5278
VATICAN CITY vt 2014-01-24 7
VENEZUELA ve 2017-04-07 73078
VIETNAM vm 2017-03-04 86782
WALLIS AND FUTUNA wf 2016-12-14 519
WEST BANK we 2017-09-20 14256
WESTERN SAHARA wi 2017-09-20 3648
YEMEN ym 2017-09-14 100646
ZAMBIA za 2017-06-06 38475
ZIMBABWE zi 2016-03-18 31654



  
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