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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 2016-09-21 343413
AKROTIRI ax 2015-04-30 227
ALBANIA al 2016-08-30 24620
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 2016-11-18 67547
ARUBA aa 2016-10-20 321
ASHMORE AND CARTIER ISLANDS at 2007-02-28 18
AUSTRALIA as 2016-08-25 129338
AUSTRIA au 2016-12-15 44847
AZERBAIJAN aj 2016-11-28 23623
BAHAMAS, THE bf 2016-08-29 3006
BAHRAIN ba 2016-06-30 1278
BANGLADESH bg 2016-07-14 63549
BARBADOS bb 2016-03-08 772
BELARUS bo 2016-11-23 72932
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 2017-01-19 35060
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA bk 2016-11-03 55652
BOTSWANA bc 2015-04-30 4291
BOUVET ISLAND bv 2005-09-30 111
BRAZIL br 2016-12-19 117243
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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 2017-01-17 36133
BURKINA FASO uv 2016-10-17 13108
BURMA bm 2016-07-26 55381
BURUNDI by 2016-12-01 13756
CAMBODIA cb 2017-01-18 29767
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 2016-09-01 27239
CHILE ci 2016-12-07 48555
CHINA ch 2017-01-19 1482327
CHRISTMAS ISLAND kt 2013-04-12 96
CLIPPERTON ISLAND ip 2015-09-02 14
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS ck 2013-03-13 115
COLOMBIA co 2016-12-19 87295
COMOROS cn 2014-11-20 1458
CONGO cf 2015-01-27 12826
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE cg 2016-12-05 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 2016-08-18 30239
CUBA cu 2016-07-21 51257
CURAÇAO uc 2016-06-22 618
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CYPRUS cy 2015-07-24 16332
CZECHIA ez 2016-08-23 27217
DENMARK da 2016-07-19 19663
DHEKELIA dx 2015-04-30 113
DJIBOUTI dj 2015-10-13 7416
DOMINICA do 2016-03-08 508
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC dr 2016-07-22 28689
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 2016-12-05 19421
ETHIOPIA et 2016-09-22 30118
FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS) fk 2011-04-04 1920
FAROE ISLANDS fo 2014-03-13 2652
FIJI fj 2016-11-29 19125
FINLAND fi 2016-10-05 54742
FRANCE fr 2016-11-23 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 2016-06-08 988
GEORGIA gg 2016-11-28 17405
GERMANY gm 2016-08-23 170538
GHANA gh 2016-10-17 20418
GIBRALTAR gi 2015-10-22 305
GREECE gr 2016-11-25 82660
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GREENLAND gl 2014-12-17 12551
GRENADA gj 2016-03-08 862
GUADELOUPE gp 2016-03-08 1957
GUATEMALA gt 2017-01-05 18744
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 2016-12-21 18436
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS hm 2015-08-27 155
HONDURAS ho 2017-01-03 24627
HONG KONG hk 2016-07-21 7207
HUNGARY hu 2016-08-22 30148
ICELAND ic 2016-07-19 17230
INDIA in 2017-01-19 584646
INDONESIA id 2016-07-28 490020
IRAN ir 2017-01-04 603381
IRAQ iz 2016-11-30 130085
IRELAND ei 2016-03-22 27819
ISLE OF MAN im 1997-08-29 127
ISRAEL is 2016-12-12 24833
ITALY it 2016-12-15 34502
JAMAICA jm 2016-06-15 4969
JAN MAYEN jn 2015-07-23 413
JAPAN ja 2016-11-17 256631
JERSEY je 2014-05-07 560
JORDAN jo 2016-12-19 19481
KAZAKHSTAN kz 2017-01-19 74086
KENYA ke 2017-01-04 32561
KIRIBATI kr 2014-05-28 724
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KOSOVO kv 2016-08-30 13782
KUWAIT ku 2016-04-22 2828
KYRGYZSTAN kg 2016-10-20 19611
LAOS la 2016-12-01 37074
LATVIA lg 2016-12-06 17816
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 2016-11-16 47696
LUXEMBOURG lu 2016-07-19 2252
MACAU mc 2014-06-03 343
MACEDONIA mk 2017-01-17 55370
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 2017-01-18 447836
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF fm 2014-04-03 6431
MOLDOVA md 2016-12-22 9706
MONACO mn 2014-09-11 50
MONGOLIA mg 2016-09-16 19244
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MONTENEGRO mj 2016-08-30 16508
MONTSERRAT mh 2016-03-08 329
MOROCCO mo 2017-01-03 170014
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 2016-07-19 22730
NEW CALEDONIA nc 2015-04-30 5901
NEW ZEALAND nz 2017-01-14 34215
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 2016-12-15 83048
NORWAY no 2016-10-05 86317
OCEANS os 2016-04-07 944
OMAN mu 2016-07-01 11128
PAKISTAN pk 2017-01-19 263099
PALAU ps 2016-12-20 2972
PANAMA pm 2015-05-12 22149
PAPUA NEW GUINEA pp 2016-08-10 28957
PARACEL ISLANDS pf 2015-11-17 430
PARAGUAY pa 2014-05-21 4618
PERU pe 2017-01-19 110882
PHILIPPINES rp 2016-10-04 114004
PITCAIRN ISLANDS pc 2013-04-10 50
POLAND pl 2016-07-19 63233
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PORTUGAL po 2016-07-19 25731
QATAR qa 2017-01-12 9224
REUNION re 2014-10-24 1373
ROMANIA ro 2016-12-22 39576
RUSSIA rs 2017-01-11 746981
RWANDA rw 2016-12-05 20979
SAINT BARTHELEMY tb 2016-03-08 201
SAINT HELENA sh 2016-09-27 737
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 2016-12-15 37604
SENEGAL sg 2016-12-21 17003
SERBIA ri 2017-01-11 29914
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 2016-08-18 7268
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 2016-10-17 252746
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SOUTH SUDAN od 2016-10-04 14825
SPAIN sp 2016-11-17 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 2014-10-24 11603
SWAZILAND wz 2016-03-17 574
SWEDEN sw 2016-12-20 100062
SWITZERLAND sz 2016-12-20 16040
SYRIA sy 2017-01-03 94121
TAIWAN tw 2016-12-07 155165
TAJIKISTAN ti 2016-10-20 10112
TANZANIA tz 2016-06-30 22560
THAILAND th 2016-12-14 529971
TIMOR-LESTE tt 2016-06-30 7801
TOGO to 2013-10-29 7502
TOKELAU tl 1993-12-22 76
TONGA tn 2013-09-16 1039
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO td 2016-12-22 2355
TUNISIA ts 2016-03-04 37457
TURKEY tu 2016-11-28 121676
TURKMENISTAN tx 2016-12-23 9454
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS tk 2016-09-01 607
TUVALU tv 2013-06-06 202
UGANDA ug 2016-12-05 19705
UKRAINE up 2016-12-22 112931
UNDERSEA FEATURES uf 2016-06-30 10365
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ae 2016-07-01 8753
UNITED KINGDOM uk 2016-12-14 31976
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URUGUAY uy 2016-05-01 12328
UZBEKISTAN uz 2016-10-20 17311
VANUATU nh 2016-12-14 5278
VATICAN CITY vt 2014-01-24 7
VENEZUELA ve 2016-12-20 73047
VIETNAM vm 2017-01-17 86736
WALLIS AND FUTUNA wf 2016-12-14 519
WEST BANK we 2016-11-23 14238
WESTERN SAHARA wi 2016-02-17 3648
YEMEN ym 2016-12-28 98638
ZAMBIA za 2016-10-04 38472
ZIMBABWE zi 2016-03-18 31654



  
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