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agency bullet Geographic Names Standardization Policies By Country

In partnership with the United States Board on Geographic Names, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency promulgates policies on geographic names standardization for all of the countries, dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty of the world. These policies describe the methods that are used to arrive at standard spellings of geographic names from the country or dependency in question. Per Congressional statute, the standard spellings are mandated for use by all US government employees. Click on a link below to view the standardization policy for that country.

 

Afghanistan (December 2012)
Algeria (December 2015)
Andorra (September 2018)
Argentina (August 2019)
Armenia (September 2018)
Austria (September 2014)
Azerbaijan (June 2014)
Belize (June 2017)
Bolivia (November 2011)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (September 2019)
Brazil (August 2011)
Chile (July 2019)
China (September 2019)
Colombia (August 2011)
Costa Rica (December 2012)
Croatia (September 2019)
Cuba (June 2016)
Cyprus (December 2012)
Denmark (September 2018)
Dominican Republic (June 2017)
Ecuador (December 2012)
Egypt (September 2019)
El Salvador (March 2016)
Estonia (March 2019)
Finland (December 2017)
France (August 2019)
Germany (June 2015)
Georgia (September 2019)
Greece (December 2012)
Guatemala (December 2012)
Guyana (December 2014)
Haiti (March 2016)
Honduras (August 2012)
Iceland (June 2018)
Iran (December 2012, Revised July 2015)
Iraq (March 2013)
Jamaica (September 2016)
Japan (August 2019)
Jordan (June 2018)
Kazakhstan (August 2019)
Kiribati (June 2018)
Kyrgyzstan (March 2014)
Latvia (June 2018)
Liechtenstein (December 2015)
Luxembourg (March 2016)
Macedonia (September 2014)
Marshall Islands (March 2019)
Mexico (July 2019)
Montenegro (July 2019)
Nauru (December 2017)
Netherlands (September 2016)
New Zealand (June 2019)
Nicaragua (July 2019)
Nigeria (April 2011)
Niue (September 2018)
North Macedonia (Septemeber 2019)
Norway (April 2018)
Panama (March 2015)
Paraguay (July 2019)
Peru (August 2011, Revised January 2012)
Philippines (March 2013)
Qatar (June 2018)
Samoa (September 2017)
Saudi Arabia (June 2014)
Serbia (September 2019)
South Korea (December 2014)
Spain (June 2016)
Suriname (June 2017)
Sweden (June 2017)
Switzerland (September 2015)
Syria (September 2018)
Taiwan (April 2011)
Thailand (August 2019)
Tonga (June 2017)
Trinidad and Tobago (December 2017)
Turkey (December 2013, Revised June 2015)
Ukraine (September 2015)
Uruguay (April 2012)
Venezuela (April 2011)
Yemen (September 2018)



  
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Document last modified October 30, 2019

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