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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 2017-01-27 343473
AKROTIRI ax 2015-04-30 227
ALBANIA al 2017-03-02 24630
ALGERIA ag 2016-10-31 67222
ANDORRA an 2015-10-22 3141
ANGOLA ao 2016-10-04 62525
ANGUILLA av 2016-03-08 202
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ac 2016-03-08 713
ARGENTINA ar 2016-11-23 54764
ARMENIA am 2017-02-01 67558
ARUBA aa 2017-02-16 322
ASHMORE AND CARTIER ISLANDS at 2007-02-28 18
AUSTRALIA as 2016-08-25 129338
AUSTRIA au 2016-12-15 44847
AZERBAIJAN aj 2017-02-01 23650
BAHAMAS, THE bf 2017-03-01 3003
BAHRAIN ba 2016-06-30 1278
BANGLADESH bg 2016-07-14 63549
BARBADOS bb 2016-03-08 772
BELARUS bo 2017-02-01 72987
BELGIUM be 2016-07-19 28778
BELIZE bh 2016-12-14 2770
BENIN bn 2014-12-30 6513
BERMUDA bd 2013-06-12 713
BHUTAN bt 2017-01-19 613
BOLIVIA bl 2017-03-22 36306
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA bk 2017-03-02 55671
BOTSWANA bc 2015-04-30 4291
BOUVET ISLAND bv 2005-09-30 111
BRAZIL br 2016-12-22 117251
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BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY io 2008-12-08 129
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS vi 2016-03-08 619
BRUNEI bx 2014-01-29 1286
BULGARIA bu 2017-03-14 37580
BURKINA FASO uv 2016-10-17 13108
BURMA bm 2016-07-26 55381
BURUNDI by 2017-03-09 13875
CAMBODIA cb 2017-03-12 36234
CAMEROON cm 2016-09-15 28740
CANADA ca 2016-07-19 26132
CABO VERDE cv 2015-09-04 1048
CAYMAN ISLANDS cj 2016-03-08 343
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ct 2016-10-04 17693
CHAD cd 2017-03-07 27237
CHILE ci 2016-12-07 48555
CHINA ch 2017-03-22 1515212
CHRISTMAS ISLAND kt 2013-04-12 96
CLIPPERTON ISLAND ip 2015-09-02 14
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS ck 2013-03-13 115
COLOMBIA co 2017-02-24 87386
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 2014-04-03 806
CORAL SEA ISLANDS cr 2007-02-28 146
COSTA RICA cs 2015-04-30 5513
CÔTE D'IVOIRE iv 2016-10-27 23607
CROATIA hr 2017-03-02 30277
CUBA cu 2016-07-21 51257
CURAÇAO uc 2016-06-22 618
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CYPRUS cy 2015-07-24 16333
CZECHIA ez 2016-08-23 27217
DENMARK da 2017-02-14 19664
DHEKELIA dx 2015-04-30 113
DJIBOUTI dj 2015-10-13 7416
DOMINICA do 2016-03-08 508
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC dr 2017-03-01 28698
ECUADOR ec 2015-09-08 18172
EGYPT eg 2016-11-28 69090
EL SALVADOR es 2016-03-18 9509
EQUATORIAL GUINEA ek 2016-03-18 5849
ERITREA er 2016-09-22 9225
ESTONIA en 2017-02-07 19447
ETHIOPIA et 2016-09-22 30118
FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS) fk 2011-04-04 1920
FAROE ISLANDS fo 2017-02-22 2772
FIJI fj 2017-03-17 20613
FINLAND fi 2017-03-03 55136
FRANCE fr 2017-01-26 98371
FRENCH GUIANA fg 2016-06-30 5180
FRENCH POLYNESIA fp 2016-09-28 4379
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDS fs 2015-12-09 2544
GABON gb 2015-04-30 8145
GAMBIA, THE ga 2016-12-21 3283
GAZA STRIP gz 2016-07-29 988
GEORGIA gg 2017-02-01 17423
GERMANY gm 2016-08-23 170538
GHANA gh 2016-10-17 20418
GIBRALTAR gi 2015-10-22 305
GREECE gr 2017-03-02 84795
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GREENLAND gl 2017-02-14 12552
GRENADA gj 2016-03-08 862
GUADELOUPE gp 2016-03-08 1957
GUATEMALA gt 2017-03-03 22743
GUERNSEY gk 2007-03-20 954
GUINEA gv 2016-11-10 13208
GUINEA-BISSAU pu 2016-03-16 8744
GUYANA gy 2015-08-03 8544
HAITI ha 2017-03-23 18775
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS hm 2015-08-27 155
HONDURAS ho 2017-01-03 24627
HONG KONG hk 2017-02-16 7216
HUNGARY hu 2016-08-22 30148
ICELAND ic 2017-02-14 17230
INDIA in 2017-03-16 594621
INDONESIA id 2017-01-25 490021
IRAN ir 2017-03-08 614554
IRAQ iz 2017-02-28 130163
IRELAND ei 2016-03-22 27819
ISLE OF MAN im 1997-08-29 127
ISRAEL is 2017-01-31 24888
ITALY it 2017-01-26 34502
JAMAICA jm 2016-06-15 4969
JAN MAYEN jn 2017-02-14 413
JAPAN ja 2017-01-31 261471
JERSEY je 2014-05-07 560
JORDAN jo 2016-12-19 19481
KAZAKHSTAN kz 2017-03-24 86070
KENYA ke 2017-01-24 32558
KIRIBATI kr 2017-02-21 854
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KOSOVO kv 2017-03-02 13792
KUWAIT ku 2016-04-22 2828
KYRGYZSTAN kg 2017-02-23 19708
LAOS la 2017-03-10 37111
LATVIA lg 2017-02-07 17837
LEBANON le 2016-12-30 45976
LESOTHO lt 2014-10-24 1729
LIBERIA li 2016-07-19 14119
LIBYA ly 2016-08-11 39472
LIECHTENSTEIN ls 2016-07-26 1941
LITHUANIA lh 2017-02-06 47731
LUXEMBOURG lu 2016-07-19 2252
MACAU mc 2017-02-16 347
MACEDONIA mk 2017-03-02 55382
MADAGASCAR ma 2014-10-06 37882
MALAWI mi 2014-10-24 10218
MALAYSIA my 2015-04-30 88985
MALDIVES mv 2013-03-19 1065
MALI ml 2015-04-30 31797
MALTA mt 2014-08-07 4174
MARSHALL ISLANDS rm 2015-04-30 5378
MARTINIQUE mb 2016-03-16 2049
MAURITANIA mr 2016-03-14 14742
MAURITIUS mp 2015-10-20 2027
MAYOTTE mf 2015-07-29 906
MEXICO mx 2017-03-09 455188
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF fm 2014-04-03 6431
MOLDOVA md 2017-02-01 9712
MONACO mn 2014-09-11 50
MONGOLIA mg 2017-02-01 19288
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MONTENEGRO mj 2017-03-02 16514
MONTSERRAT mh 2016-03-08 329
MOROCCO mo 2017-02-21 172961
MOZAMBIQUE mz 2016-06-30 59238
NAMIBIA wa 2015-04-30 9750
NAURU nr 2016-10-19 83
NEPAL np 2016-10-03 23174
NETHERLANDS nl 2017-03-01 22739
NEW CALEDONIA nc 2015-04-30 5901
NEW ZEALAND nz 2017-02-27 38727
NICARAGUA nu 2016-09-28 8512
NIGER ng 2016-08-11 30800
NIGERIA ni 2016-10-06 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 2017-02-22 86010
NORWAY no 2017-03-02 86464
OCEANS os 2016-04-07 943
OMAN mu 2017-03-06 11287
PAKISTAN pk 2017-03-20 270544
PALAU ps 2016-12-20 2972
PANAMA pm 2017-01-13 22149
PAPUA NEW GUINEA pp 2016-08-10 28957
PARACEL ISLANDS pf 2015-11-17 430
PARAGUAY pa 2014-05-21 4618
PERU pe 2017-03-22 111508
PHILIPPINES rp 2017-03-09 114044
PITCAIRN ISLANDS pc 2013-04-10 50
POLAND pl 2017-03-01 63234
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PORTUGAL po 2016-07-19 25731
QATAR qa 2017-01-12 9224
REUNION re 2014-10-24 1373
ROMANIA ro 2017-03-02 39622
RUSSIA rs 2017-03-08 748244
RWANDA rw 2016-12-05 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 2013-10-30 1147
SAN MARINO sm 2013-10-30 40
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE tp 2015-03-16 788
SAUDI ARABIA sa 2017-03-06 37622
SENEGAL sg 2016-12-21 17003
SERBIA ri 2017-03-14 30064
SEYCHELLES se 2012-02-22 558
SIERRA LEONE sl 2015-04-30 19791
SINGAPORE sn 2012-05-17 1651
SINT MAARTEN nn 2016-06-22 266
SLOVAKIA lo 2016-07-21 9848
SLOVENIA si 2017-03-02 7279
SOLOMON ISLANDS bp 2016-12-14 11907
SOMALIA so 2016-09-08 25420
SOUTH AFRICA sf 2016-06-30 117676
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS sx 2015-08-27 1356
SOUTH KOREA ks 2017-02-22 253091
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SOUTH SUDAN od 2016-10-04 14825
SPAIN sp 2017-02-17 54966
SPRATLY ISLANDS pg 2015-11-17 1071
SRI LANKA ce 2015-04-30 56595
SUDAN su 2016-12-15 36846
SURINAME ns 2016-07-21 4317
SVALBARD sv 2017-02-14 11604
SWAZILAND wz 2016-03-17 574
SWEDEN sw 2017-03-03 100521
SWITZERLAND sz 2017-03-16 20430
SYRIA sy 2017-02-08 94196
TAIWAN tw 2017-02-16 155230
TAJIKISTAN ti 2017-01-12 10137
TANZANIA tz 2016-06-30 22560
THAILAND th 2017-01-24 529971
TIMOR-LESTE tt 2016-06-30 7801
TOGO to 2013-10-29 7502
TOKELAU tl 1993-12-22 76
TONGA tn 2016-12-27 1040
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO td 2016-12-22 2355
TUNISIA ts 2016-03-04 37457
TURKEY tu 2017-03-02 121679
TURKMENISTAN tx 2017-01-13 9488
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS tk 2016-09-01 607
TUVALU tv 2013-06-06 202
UGANDA ug 2017-03-10 21690
UKRAINE up 2016-12-22 112931
UNDERSEA FEATURES uf 2016-06-30 10361
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ae 2017-02-06 8786
UNITED KINGDOM uk 2017-03-01 31978
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URUGUAY uy 2016-05-01 12328
UZBEKISTAN uz 2017-02-03 17366
VANUATU nh 2016-12-14 5278
VATICAN CITY vt 2014-01-24 7
VENEZUELA ve 2017-02-28 73047
VIETNAM vm 2017-03-04 86780
WALLIS AND FUTUNA wf 2016-12-14 519
WEST BANK we 2016-11-23 14238
WESTERN SAHARA wi 2016-02-17 3648
YEMEN ym 2017-03-07 99044
ZAMBIA za 2016-10-04 38472
ZIMBABWE zi 2016-03-18 31654



  
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