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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
AFGHANISTANaf 2018-10-05 343471
AKROTIRIax 2015-04-30 227
ALBANIAal 2017-04-05 24693
ALGERIAag 2018-05-21 67533
ANDORRAan 2018-06-13 3224
ANGOLAao 2018-06-27 62534
ANGUILLAav 2018-05-02 245
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAac 2018-05-11 905
ARGENTINAar 2018-09-25 54987
ARMENIAam 2018-05-02 67712
ARUBAaa 2017-02-16 323
ASHMORE AND CARTIER ISLANDSat 2007-02-28 18
AUSTRALIAas 2018-10-04 133331
AUSTRIAau 2017-10-26 44899
AZERBAIJANaj 2018-09-14 25585
BAHAMAS, THEbf 2018-06-27 3002
BAHRAINba 2018-02-28 1291
BANGLADESHbg 2016-07-14 63548
BARBADOSbb 2018-06-05 1026
BELARUSbo 2018-10-09 79557
BELGIUMbe 2018-04-23 28834
BELIZEbh 2017-10-10 2801
BENINbn 2017-03-24 6513
BERMUDAbd 2018-08-16 712
BHUTANbt 2017-08-03 614
BOLIVIAbl 2017-10-13 37831
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAbk 2017-04-27 55671
BOTSWANAbc 2018-06-27 4300
BOUVET ISLANDbv 2005-09-30 111
BRAZILbr 2018-10-08 122815
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BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORYio 2008-12-08 130
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDSvi 2016-03-08 619
BRUNEIbx 2014-01-29 1286
BULGARIAbu 2017-12-21 41910
BURKINA FASOuv 2018-08-23 14012
BURMAbm 2018-04-10 55384
BURUNDIby 2017-10-26 13875
CAMBODIAcb 2018-06-14 42956
CAMEROONcm 2016-09-15 28740
CANADAca 2018-07-16 27583
CABO VERDEcv 2016-12-22 1048
CAYMAN ISLANDScj 2016-03-08 343
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICct 2018-05-29 17702
CHADcd 2018-05-21 27635
CHILEci 2018-10-02 52687
CHINAch 2018-10-05 1627960
CHRISTMAS ISLANDkt 2013-04-12 96
CLIPPERTON ISLANDip 2015-09-02 14
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDSck 2013-03-13 115
COLOMBIAco 2018-08-20 89169
COMOROScn 2014-11-20 1458
CONGOcf 2015-01-27 12826
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THEcg 2017-10-26 73739
COOK ISLANDScw 2018-05-18 989
CORAL SEA ISLANDScr 2007-02-28 146
COSTA RICAcs 2017-08-10 5651
CÔTE D'IVOIREiv 2017-11-03 23629
CROATIAhr 2017-03-02 30277
CUBAcu 2018-06-06 53223
CURAÇAOuc 2017-01-18 622
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CYPRUScy 2017-08-16 16343
CZECHIAez 2017-08-16 27340
DENMARKda 2017-08-15 19731
DHEKELIAdx 2015-04-30 113
DJIBOUTIdj 2018-04-11 7460
DOMINICAdo 2018-06-04 554
DOMINICAN REPUBLICdr 2017-04-26 28699
ECUADORec 2017-08-02 18599
EGYPTeg 2018-05-21 71648
EL SALVADORes 2017-08-02 9545
EQUATORIAL GUINEAek 2016-03-18 5849
ERITREAer 2017-10-26 9239
ESTONIAen 2018-07-30 19990
ETHIOPIAet 2018-08-29 30302
FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS)fk 2011-04-04 1920
FAROE ISLANDSfo 2018-07-03 2772
FIJIfj 2018-05-07 24348
FINLANDfi 2018-05-21 57523
FRANCEfr 2018-09-26 99994
FRENCH GUIANAfg 2018-08-20 5420
FRENCH POLYNESIAfp 2018-09-06 4619
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDSfs 2018-10-08 2561
GABONgb 2015-04-30 8145
GAMBIA, THEga 2016-12-21 3283
GAZA STRIPgz 2016-07-29 988
GEORGIAgg 2018-06-26 17504
GERMANYgm 2018-07-16 170589
GHANAgh 2018-01-11 27827
GIBRALTARgi 2015-10-22 305
GREECEgr 2017-10-26 85165
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GREENLANDgl 2018-09-24 12572
GRENADAgj 2018-09-28 903
GUADELOUPEgp 2017-05-15 4770
GUATEMALAgt 2018-04-23 22884
GUERNSEYgk 2007-03-20 954
GUINEAgv 2017-04-17 13207
GUINEA-BISSAUpu 2016-03-16 8744
GUYANAgy 2018-04-26 8678
HAITIha 2017-04-26 19021
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDShm 2015-08-27 155
HONDURASho 2018-06-18 25042
HONG KONGhk 2017-02-16 7216
HUNGARYhu 2017-10-26 30185
ICELANDic 2018-07-03 17324
INDIAin 2018-10-08 662526
INDONESIAid 2018-07-19 490985
IRANir 2018-10-03 644634
IRAQiz 2018-09-19 129315
IRELANDei 2017-08-15 27856
ISLE OF MANim 1997-08-29 127
ISRAELis 2018-07-27 26030
ITALYit 2017-12-22 34502
JAMAICAjm 2016-06-15 4969
JAN MAYENjn 2017-02-14 413
JAPANja 2018-07-12 287098
JERSEYje 2014-05-07 560
JORDANjo 2018-09-06 27181
KAZAKHSTANkz 2018-09-28 89286
KENYAke 2018-10-01 39475
KIRIBATIkr 2017-02-23 867
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KOSOVOkv 2017-03-02 13792
KUWAITku 2018-07-03 2862
KYRGYZSTANkg 2017-10-26 19716
LAOSla 2017-10-26 37113
LATVIAlg 2018-08-08 18959
LEBANONle 2018-04-03 62355
LESOTHOlt 2017-10-26 1729
LIBERIAli 2016-07-19 14119
LIBYAly 2018-05-21 45783
LIECHTENSTEINls 2016-07-26 1941
LITHUANIAlh 2018-09-14 47752
LUXEMBOURGlu 2018-07-05 2257
MACAUmc 2017-02-16 347
MACEDONIAmk 2017-07-26 55382
MADAGASCARma 2014-10-06 37877
MALAWImi 2017-10-31 10500
MALAYSIAmy 2018-07-19 89637
MALDIVESmv 2018-09-12 1091
MALIml 2015-04-30 31797
MALTAmt 2014-08-07 4174
MARSHALL ISLANDSrm 2015-04-30 5378
MARTINIQUEmb 2017-06-29 3976
MAURITANIAmr 2016-03-14 14742
MAURITIUSmp 2015-10-20 2025
MAYOTTEmf 2015-07-29 906
MEXICOmx 2018-05-01 477820
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OFfm 2017-09-13 6432
MOLDOVAmd 2017-12-11 9713
MONACOmn 2014-09-11 50
MONGOLIAmg 2018-06-11 19320
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MONTENEGROmj 2017-04-04 16520
MONTSERRATmh 2018-06-26 330
MOROCCOmo 2018-07-18 190674
MOZAMBIQUEmz 2018-06-27 59246
NAMIBIAwa 2018-06-27 9747
NAURUnr 2018-07-06 137
NEPALnp 2018-07-09 63901
NETHERLANDSnl 2017-08-17 22887
NEW CALEDONIAnc 2018-09-12 6356
NEW ZEALANDnz 2018-07-12 54469
NICARAGUAnu 2018-06-21 8804
NIGERng 2018-10-04 30828
NIGERIAni 2018-10-01 75635
NIUEne 2018-03-30 325
NO MAN'S LANDnm 2018-05-23 121
NORFOLK ISLANDnf 2016-09-27 50
NORTH KOREAkn 2017-12-21 89446
NORWAYno 2018-05-21 93673
OCEANSos 2018-09-13 877
OMANmu 2018-10-04 29748
PAKISTANpk 2018-10-08 316307
PALAUps 2018-01-24 2990
PANAMApm 2017-09-13 22161
PAPUA NEW GUINEApp 2018-07-19 28956
PARACEL ISLANDSpf 2018-07-17 434
PARAGUAYpa 2018-01-23 9794
PERUpe 2017-08-23 113401
PHILIPPINESrp 2018-09-25 129884
PITCAIRN ISLANDSpc 2013-04-10 50
POLANDpl 2018-07-16 63238
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PORTUGALpo 2017-08-09 25789
QATARqa 2018-05-30 9234
REUNIONre 2018-05-02 2478
ROMANIAro 2017-03-27 39624
RUSSIArs 2018-10-10 753950
RWANDArw 2017-10-26 20978
SAINT BARTHELEMYtb 2018-05-16 266
SAINT HELENAsh 2017-02-16 737
SAINT KITTS AND NEVISsc 2018-05-11 830
SAINT LUCIAst 2018-08-29 1166
SAINT MARTINrn 2018-05-15 349
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELONsb 2014-03-13 565
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINESvc 2016-03-08 357
SAMOAws 2017-07-18 1149
SAN MARINOsm 2013-10-30 40
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPEtp 2018-06-13 803
SAUDI ARABIAsa 2018-09-24 50824
SENEGALsg 2016-12-21 17003
SERBIAri 2017-03-14 30065
SEYCHELLESse 2016-12-28 558
SIERRA LEONEsl 2018-04-23 19793
SINGAPOREsn 2018-07-16 1672
SINT MAARTENnn 2018-05-15 266
SLOVAKIAlo 2017-08-17 9886
SLOVENIAsi 2017-03-02 7279
SOLOMON ISLANDSbp 2016-12-14 11906
SOMALIAso 2016-09-08 25411
SOUTH AFRICAsf 2018-06-27 117739
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDSsx 2015-08-27 1356
SOUTH KOREAks 2018-07-10 286360
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SOUTH SUDANod 2018-08-28 14813
SPAINsp 2017-10-26 55120
SPRATLY ISLANDSpg 2018-07-19 1085
SRI LANKAce 2015-04-30 56594
SUDANsu 2018-06-29 36821
SURINAMEns 2018-04-26 4338
SVALBARDsv 2017-02-14 11601
SWAZILANDwz 2018-05-30 580
SWEDENsw 2018-05-01 100896
SWITZERLANDsz 2018-09-25 41817
SYRIAsy 2018-04-02 103165
TAIWANtw 2017-02-16 155227
TAJIKISTANti 2017-01-12 10137
TANZANIAtz 2018-07-26 22576
THAILANDth 2017-10-26 529987
TIMOR-LESTEtt 2018-09-12 8446
TOGOto 2013-10-29 7502
TOKELAUtl 1993-12-22 76
TONGAtn 2017-07-26 1090
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGOtd 2017-09-13 2363
TUNISIAts 2018-05-21 37510
TURKEYtu 2018-08-16 121718
TURKMENISTANtx 2018-07-12 9500
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDStk 2016-09-01 607
TUVALUtv 2018-06-01 203
UGANDAug 2018-08-29 24361
UKRAINEup 2018-01-23 114036
UNDERSEA FEATURESuf 2018-07-23 10276
UNITED ARAB EMIRATESae 2018-07-24 9082
UNITED KINGDOMuk 2018-07-12 32443
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URUGUAYuy 2018-07-11 12467
UZBEKISTANuz 2017-10-26 17432
VANUATUnh 2018-04-26 5392
VATICAN CITYvt 2014-01-24 7
VENEZUELAve 2018-07-17 73843
VIETNAMvm 2017-10-26 86782
WALLIS AND FUTUNAwf 2018-05-21 790
WEST BANKwe 2018-05-23 14256
WESTERN SAHARAwi 2017-09-20 3648
YEMENym 2018-10-10 149714
ZAMBIAza 2018-06-27 38485
ZIMBABWEzi 2018-09-20 31663



  
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