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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 2018-02-22 343440
AKROTIRI>ax 2015-04-30 227
ALBANIA>al 2017-04-05 24693
ALGERIA>ag 2018-05-21 67533
ANDORRA>an 2018-06-13 3142
ANGOLA>ao 2018-06-27 62534
ANGUILLA>av 2018-05-02 245
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA>ac 2018-05-11 905
ARGENTINA>ar 2018-07-13 54894
ARMENIA>am 2018-05-02 67712
ARUBA>aa 2017-02-16 323
ASHMORE AND CARTIER ISLANDS>at 2007-02-28 18
AUSTRALIA>as 2018-07-19 133226
AUSTRIA>au 2017-10-26 44899
AZERBAIJAN>aj 2018-07-27 25571
BAHAMAS, THE>bf 2018-06-27 3002
BAHRAIN>ba 2018-02-28 1291
BANGLADESH>bg 2016-07-14 63548
BARBADOS>bb 2018-06-05 1026
BELARUS>bo 2018-07-27 78402
BELGIUM>be 2018-04-23 28834
BELIZE>bh 2017-10-10 2801
BENIN>bn 2017-03-24 6513
BERMUDA>bd 2013-06-12 712
BHUTAN>bt 2017-08-03 614
BOLIVIA>bl 2017-10-13 37831
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA>bk 2017-04-27 55671
BOTSWANA>bc 2018-06-27 4300
BOUVET ISLAND>bv 2005-09-30 111
BRAZIL>br 2018-04-26 117403
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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 2017-12-21 41910
BURKINA FASO>uv 2018-07-03 13654
BURMA>bm 2018-04-10 55384
BURUNDI>by 2017-10-26 13875
CAMBODIA>cb 2018-06-14 42956
CAMEROON>cm 2016-09-15 28740
CANADA>ca 2018-07-16 27583
CABO VERDE>cv 2016-12-22 1048
CAYMAN ISLANDS>cj 2016-03-08 343
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC>ct 2018-05-29 17702
CHAD>cd 2018-05-21 27635
CHILE>ci 2018-07-13 50494
CHINA>ch 2018-08-02 1624025
CHRISTMAS ISLAND>kt 2013-04-12 96
CLIPPERTON ISLAND>ip 2015-09-02 14
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS>ck 2013-03-13 115
COLOMBIA>co 2018-07-13 88899
COMOROS>cn 2014-11-20 1458
CONGO>cf 2015-01-27 12826
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE>cg 2017-10-26 73739
COOK ISLANDS>cw 2018-05-18 989
CORAL SEA ISLANDS>cr 2007-02-28 146
COSTA RICA>cs 2017-08-10 5651
CÔTE D'IVOIRE>iv 2017-11-03 23629
CROATIA>hr 2017-03-02 30277
CUBA>cu 2018-06-06 53223
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 19731
DHEKELIA>dx 2015-04-30 113
DJIBOUTI>dj 2018-04-11 7460
DOMINICA>do 2018-06-04 554
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC>dr 2017-04-26 28699
ECUADOR>ec 2017-08-02 18599
EGYPT>eg 2018-05-21 71681
EL SALVADOR>es 2017-08-02 9545
EQUATORIAL GUINEA>ek 2016-03-18 5849
ERITREA>er 2017-10-26 9239
ESTONIA>en 2018-07-30 19990
ETHIOPIA>et 2018-06-29 30309
FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS)>fk 2011-04-04 1920
FAROE ISLANDS>fo 2018-07-03 2772
FIJI>fj 2018-05-07 24348
FINLAND>fi 2018-05-21 57523
FRANCE>fr 2018-07-11 99547
FRENCH GUIANA>fg 2018-07-27 5178
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 2018-06-26 17504
GERMANY>gm 2018-07-16 170589
GHANA>gh 2018-01-11 27827
GIBRALTAR>gi 2015-10-22 305
GREECE>gr 2017-10-26 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 2018-04-23 22884
GUERNSEY>gk 2007-03-20 954
GUINEA>gv 2017-04-17 13207
GUINEA-BISSAU>pu 2016-03-16 8744
GUYANA>gy 2018-04-26 8678
HAITI>ha 2017-04-26 19021
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS>hm 2015-08-27 155
HONDURAS>ho 2018-06-18 25042
HONG KONG>hk 2017-02-16 7216
HUNGARY>hu 2017-10-26 30185
ICELAND>ic 2018-07-03 17324
INDIA>in 2018-08-09 662506
INDONESIA>id 2018-07-19 490986
IRAN>ir 2018-08-07 642774
IRAQ>iz 2018-07-26 129369
IRELAND>ei 2017-08-15 27856
ISLE OF MAN>im 1997-08-29 127
ISRAEL>is 2018-07-27 26030
ITALY>it 2017-12-22 34502
JAMAICA>jm 2016-06-15 4969
JAN MAYEN>jn 2017-02-14 413
JAPAN>ja 2018-07-12 287098
JERSEY>je 2014-05-07 560
JORDAN>jo 2018-04-03 26817
KAZAKHSTAN>kz 2018-07-12 89274
KENYA>ke 2018-07-09 38202
KIRIBATI>kr 2017-02-23 867
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KOSOVO>kv 2017-03-02 13792
KUWAIT>ku 2018-07-03 2862
KYRGYZSTAN>kg 2017-10-26 19716
LAOS>la 2017-10-26 37113
LATVIA>lg 2018-08-08 18959
LEBANON>le 2018-04-03 62355
LESOTHO>lt 2017-10-26 1729
LIBERIA>li 2016-07-19 14119
LIBYA>ly 2018-05-21 45783
LIECHTENSTEIN>ls 2016-07-26 1941
LITHUANIA>lh 2018-05-07 47750
LUXEMBOURG>lu 2018-07-05 2257
MACAU>mc 2017-02-16 347
MACEDONIA>mk 2017-07-26 55382
MADAGASCAR>ma 2014-10-06 37877
MALAWI>mi 2017-10-31 10500
MALAYSIA>my 2018-07-19 89637
MALDIVES>mv 2017-06-19 1082
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 2018-05-01 477820
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF>fm 2017-09-13 6432
MOLDOVA>md 2017-12-11 9713
MONACO>mn 2014-09-11 50
MONGOLIA>mg 2018-06-11 19320
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MONTENEGRO>mj 2017-04-04 16520
MONTSERRAT>mh 2018-06-26 330
MOROCCO>mo 2018-07-18 190674
MOZAMBIQUE>mz 2018-06-27 59246
NAMIBIA>wa 2018-06-27 9747
NAURU>nr 2018-07-06 137
NEPAL>np 2018-07-09 63901
NETHERLANDS>nl 2017-08-17 22887
NEW CALEDONIA>nc 2015-04-30 5901
NEW ZEALAND>nz 2018-07-12 54469
NICARAGUA>nu 2018-06-21 8804
NIGER>ng 2018-05-21 30815
NIGERIA>ni 2018-04-24 75594
NIUE>ne 2018-03-30 325
NO MAN'S LAND>nm 2018-05-23 121
NORFOLK ISLAND>nf 2016-09-27 50
NORTH KOREA>kn 2017-12-21 89446
NORWAY>no 2018-05-21 93673
OCEANS>os 2018-07-17 873
OMAN>mu 2018-07-24 27694
PAKISTAN>pk 2018-08-09 315423
PALAU>ps 2018-01-24 2990
PANAMA>pm 2017-09-13 22161
PAPUA NEW GUINEA>pp 2018-07-19 28956
PARACEL ISLANDS>pf 2018-07-17 434
PARAGUAY>pa 2018-01-23 9794
PERU>pe 2017-08-23 113401
PHILIPPINES>rp 2018-06-07 128329
PITCAIRN ISLANDS>pc 2013-04-10 50
POLAND>pl 2018-07-16 63238
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PORTUGAL>po 2017-08-09 25789
QATAR>qa 2018-05-30 9235
REUNION>re 2018-05-02 2478
ROMANIA>ro 2017-03-27 39624
RUSSIA>rs 2018-08-08 753936
RWANDA>rw 2017-10-26 20978
SAINT BARTHELEMY>tb 2018-05-16 266
SAINT HELENA>sh 2017-02-16 737
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS>sc 2018-05-11 830
SAINT LUCIA>st 2016-03-08 785
SAINT MARTIN>rn 2018-05-15 349
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 2018-06-13 803
SAUDI ARABIA>sa 2018-07-24 50774
SENEGAL>sg 2016-12-21 17003
SERBIA>ri 2017-03-14 30065
SEYCHELLES>se 2016-12-28 558
SIERRA LEONE>sl 2018-04-23 19793
SINGAPORE>sn 2018-07-16 1672
SINT MAARTEN>nn 2018-05-15 266
SLOVAKIA>lo 2017-08-17 9886
SLOVENIA>si 2017-03-02 7279
SOLOMON ISLANDS>bp 2016-12-14 11906
SOMALIA>so 2016-09-08 25411
SOUTH AFRICA>sf 2018-06-27 117739
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS>sx 2015-08-27 1356
SOUTH KOREA>ks 2018-07-10 286360
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SOUTH SUDAN>od 2018-05-29 14835
SPAIN>sp 2017-10-26 55120
SPRATLY ISLANDS>pg 2018-07-19 1085
SRI LANKA>ce 2015-04-30 56594
SUDAN>su 2018-06-29 36847
SURINAME>ns 2018-04-26 4338
SVALBARD>sv 2017-02-14 11601
SWAZILAND>wz 2018-05-30 580
SWEDEN>sw 2018-05-01 100896
SWITZERLAND>sz 2018-03-08 41814
SYRIA>sy 2018-04-02 103165
TAIWAN>tw 2017-02-16 155227
TAJIKISTAN>ti 2017-01-12 10137
TANZANIA>tz 2018-06-04 22578
THAILAND>th 2017-10-26 529987
TIMOR-LESTE>tt 2018-07-16 8400
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 2018-05-21 37510
TURKEY>tu 2018-06-13 121718
TURKMENISTAN>tx 2018-07-12 9500
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS>tk 2016-09-01 607
TUVALU>tv 2018-06-01 203
UGANDA>ug 2018-05-14 24363
UKRAINE>up 2018-01-23 114036
UNDERSEA FEATURES>uf 2018-07-23 10276
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES>ae 2018-07-24 9082
UNITED KINGDOM>uk 2018-07-12 32443
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URUGUAY>uy 2018-07-11 12467
UZBEKISTAN>uz 2017-10-26 17432
VANUATU>nh 2018-04-26 5392
VATICAN CITY>vt 2014-01-24 7
VENEZUELA>ve 2018-07-17 73843
VIETNAM>vm 2017-10-26 86782
WALLIS AND FUTUNA>wf 2018-05-21 790
WEST BANK>we 2018-05-23 14256
WESTERN SAHARA>wi 2017-09-20 3648
YEMEN>ym 2018-07-19 128529
ZAMBIA>za 2018-06-27 38485
ZIMBABWE>zi 2018-06-27 31663



  
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Document last modified August 13, 2018

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