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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 2018-02-22 343440
AKROTIRIax 2015-04-30 227
ALBANIAal 2017-04-05 24692
ALGERIAag 2018-02-15 67372
ANDORRAan 2015-10-22 3141
ANGOLAao 2017-06-29 62525
ANGUILLAav 2016-03-08 202
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAac 2016-03-08 713
ARGENTINAar 2017-08-15 54800
ARMENIAam 2018-03-20 67628
ARUBAaa 2017-02-16 323
ASHMORE AND CARTIER ISLANDSat 2007-02-28 18
AUSTRALIAas 2018-03-27 132288
AUSTRIAau 2017-10-26 44899
AZERBAIJANaj 2018-03-28 24602
BAHAMAS, THEbf 2017-07-20 3006
BAHRAINba 2018-02-28 1291
BANGLADESHbg 2016-07-14 63549
BARBADOSbb 2016-03-08 772
BELARUSbo 2018-03-19 76483
BELGIUMbe 2017-08-15 28833
BELIZEbh 2017-10-10 2801
BENINbn 2017-03-24 6513
BERMUDAbd 2013-06-12 712
BHUTANbt 2017-08-03 614
BOLIVIAbl 2017-10-13 37831
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAbk 2017-04-27 55671
BOTSWANAbc 2015-04-30 4291
BOUVET ISLANDbv 2005-09-30 111
BRAZILbr 2017-10-16 117402
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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 2017-10-31 13108
BURMAbm 2017-10-26 55378
BURUNDIby 2017-10-26 13875
CAMBODIAcb 2017-10-26 42952
CAMEROONcm 2016-09-15 28740
CANADAca 2017-08-09 27570
CABO VERDEcv 2016-12-22 1048
CAYMAN ISLANDScj 2016-03-08 343
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICct 2016-10-04 17693
CHADcd 2017-10-26 27633
CHILEci 2018-04-18 48933
CHINAch 2018-04-17 1607683
CHRISTMAS ISLANDkt 2013-04-12 96
CLIPPERTON ISLANDip 2015-09-02 14
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDSck 2013-03-13 115
COLOMBIAco 2017-10-23 87714
COMOROScn 2014-11-20 1458
CONGOcf 2015-01-27 12826
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THEcg 2017-10-26 73735
COOK ISLANDScw 2017-04-10 806
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 2018-04-11 52966
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 2017-10-26 7417
DOMINICAdo 2016-03-08 508
DOMINICAN REPUBLICdr 2017-04-26 28699
ECUADORec 2017-08-02 18599
EGYPTeg 2018-03-09 71682
EL SALVADORes 2017-08-02 9545
EQUATORIAL GUINEAek 2016-03-18 5849
ERITREAer 2017-10-26 9239
ESTONIAen 2018-03-01 19984
ETHIOPIAet 2018-01-26 30297
FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS)fk 2011-04-04 1920
FAROE ISLANDSfo 2017-02-22 2772
FIJIfj 2018-01-25 24313
FINLANDfi 2018-01-30 56524
FRANCEfr 2018-03-28 98946
FRENCH GUIANAfg 2017-08-02 5161
FRENCH POLYNESIAfp 2016-09-28 4379
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDSfs 2017-04-19 2550
GABONgb 2015-04-30 8145
GAMBIA, THEga 2016-12-21 3283
GAZA STRIPgz 2016-07-29 988
GEORGIAgg 2017-12-11 17504
GERMANYgm 2018-01-30 170575
GHANAgh 2018-01-11 27827
GIBRALTARgi 2015-10-22 305
GREECEgr 2017-10-26 85165
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GREENLANDgl 2017-08-09 12568
GRENADAgj 2016-03-08 862
GUADELOUPEgp 2017-05-15 4770
GUATEMALAgt 2017-06-20 22884
GUERNSEYgk 2007-03-20 954
GUINEAgv 2017-04-17 13207
GUINEA-BISSAUpu 2016-03-16 8744
GUYANAgy 2017-07-27 8666
HAITIha 2017-04-26 19027
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDShm 2015-08-27 155
HONDURASho 2017-08-09 24711
HONG KONGhk 2017-02-16 7216
HUNGARYhu 2017-10-26 30185
ICELANDic 2017-08-09 17323
INDIAin 2018-04-16 662455
INDONESIAid 2018-03-06 490922
IRANir 2018-02-15 641086
IRAQiz 2018-04-17 129530
IRELANDei 2017-08-15 27856
ISLE OF MANim 1997-08-29 127
ISRAELis 2018-01-18 26029
ITALYit 2017-12-22 34502
JAMAICAjm 2016-06-15 4969
JAN MAYENjn 2017-02-14 413
JAPANja 2018-04-13 285040
JERSEYje 2014-05-07 560
JORDANjo 2018-04-03 26817
KAZAKHSTANkz 2017-10-12 89274
KENYAke 2018-04-06 36087
KIRIBATIkr 2017-02-23 867
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KOSOVOkv 2017-03-02 13792
KUWAITku 2018-02-28 2862
KYRGYZSTANkg 2017-10-26 19716
LAOSla 2017-10-26 37111
LATVIAlg 2018-04-11 18791
LEBANONle 2018-04-03 62355
LESOTHOlt 2017-10-26 1729
LIBERIAli 2016-07-19 14119
LIBYAly 2018-04-13 45277
LIECHTENSTEINls 2016-07-26 1941
LITHUANIAlh 2018-03-01 47749
LUXEMBOURGlu 2017-08-17 2257
MACAUmc 2017-02-16 347
MACEDONIAmk 2017-07-26 55382
MADAGASCARma 2014-10-06 37882
MALAWImi 2017-10-31 10500
MALAYSIAmy 2018-04-10 89380
MALDIVESmv 2017-06-19 1081
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 2018-03-01 477659
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OFfm 2017-09-13 6432
MOLDOVAmd 2017-12-11 9713
MONACOmn 2014-09-11 50
MONGOLIAmg 2017-02-01 19288
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MONTENEGROmj 2017-04-04 16520
MONTSERRATmh 2016-03-08 329
MOROCCOmo 2018-04-18 187306
MOZAMBIQUEmz 2017-06-06 59241
NAMIBIAwa 2017-03-24 9751
NAURUnr 2017-09-12 85
NEPALnp 2018-04-16 50430
NETHERLANDSnl 2017-08-17 22887
NEW CALEDONIAnc 2015-04-30 5901
NEW ZEALANDnz 2017-07-19 54470
NICARAGUAnu 2017-08-02 8585
NIGERng 2018-04-19 30801
NIGERIAni 2017-03-15 75516
NIUEne 2018-03-30 325
NO MAN'S LANDnm 2015-06-19 122
NORFOLK ISLANDnf 2016-09-27 50
NORTH KOREAkn 2017-12-21 89446
NORWAYno 2018-04-10 92079
OCEANSos 2017-03-24 957
OMANmu 2018-04-13 26154
PAKISTANpk 2018-04-17 313554
PALAUps 2018-01-24 2990
PANAMApm 2017-09-13 22163
PAPUA NEW GUINEApp 2016-08-10 28957
PARACEL ISLANDSpf 2015-11-17 430
PARAGUAYpa 2018-01-23 9794
PERUpe 2017-08-23 113401
PHILIPPINESrp 2018-04-17 127583
PITCAIRN ISLANDSpc 2013-04-10 50
POLANDpl 2017-10-26 63232
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PORTUGALpo 2017-08-09 25789
QATARqa 2018-04-05 9234
REUNIONre 2014-10-24 1373
ROMANIAro 2017-03-27 39624
RUSSIArs 2018-03-01 753694
RWANDArw 2017-10-26 20978
SAINT BARTHELEMYtb 2016-03-08 201
SAINT HELENAsh 2017-02-16 737
SAINT KITTS AND NEVISsc 2016-03-08 804
SAINT LUCIAst 2016-03-08 785
SAINT MARTINrn 2016-07-19 295
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 2015-03-16 788
SAUDI ARABIAsa 2018-04-13 50542
SENEGALsg 2016-12-21 17003
SERBIAri 2017-03-14 30065
SEYCHELLESse 2016-12-28 558
SIERRA LEONEsl 2015-04-30 19791
SINGAPOREsn 2017-06-19 1661
SINT MAARTENnn 2016-06-22 266
SLOVAKIAlo 2017-08-17 9885
SLOVENIAsi 2017-03-02 7279
SOLOMON ISLANDSbp 2016-12-14 11907
SOMALIAso 2016-09-08 25411
SOUTH AFRICAsf 2017-10-26 117676
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDSsx 2015-08-27 1356
SOUTH KOREAks 2018-04-09 274763
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SOUTH SUDANod 2016-10-04 14819
SPAINsp 2017-10-26 55120
SPRATLY ISLANDSpg 2015-11-17 1071
SRI LANKAce 2015-04-30 56595
SUDANsu 2017-10-26 36853
SURINAMEns 2017-08-02 4341
SVALBARDsv 2017-02-14 11604
SWAZILANDwz 2017-12-15 578
SWEDENsw 2018-01-11 100574
SWITZERLANDsz 2018-03-08 41814
SYRIAsy 2018-04-02 103165
TAIWANtw 2017-02-16 155230
TAJIKISTANti 2017-01-12 10137
TANZANIAtz 2018-04-19 22574
THAILANDth 2017-10-26 529987
TIMOR-LESTEtt 2017-10-26 8393
TOGOto 2013-10-29 7502
TOKELAUtl 1993-12-22 76
TONGAtn 2017-07-26 1090
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGOtd 2017-09-13 2363
TUNISIAts 2017-10-26 37488
TURKEYtu 2018-02-05 121718
TURKMENISTANtx 2017-11-17 9498
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDStk 2016-09-01 607
TUVALUtv 2013-06-06 202
UGANDAug 2018-04-03 24366
UKRAINEup 2018-01-23 114036
UNDERSEA FEATURESuf 2017-10-31 10249
UNITED ARAB EMIRATESae 2018-03-06 9064
UNITED KINGDOMuk 2017-08-15 32447
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URUGUAYuy 2017-08-02 12470
UZBEKISTANuz 2017-10-26 17432
VANUATUnh 2016-12-14 5278
VATICAN CITYvt 2014-01-24 7
VENEZUELAve 2017-10-16 73079
VIETNAMvm 2017-10-26 86781
WALLIS AND FUTUNAwf 2016-12-14 519
WEST BANKwe 2018-03-09 14256
WESTERN SAHARAwi 2017-09-20 3648
YEMENym 2018-04-18 101475
ZAMBIAza 2017-10-24 38476
ZIMBABWEzi 2016-03-18 31654



  
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