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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)
Argentina (November 2011)
Austria (September 2014)
Azerbaijan (June 2014)
Bolivia (November 2011)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (September 2016)
Brazil (August 2011)
Chile (November 2011)
China (October 2016)
Colombia (August 2011)
Costa Rica (December 2012)
Croatia (September 2016)
Cuba (June 2016)
Cyprus (December 2012)
Denmark (September 2016)
Ecuador (December 2012)
Egypt (January 2012)
El Salvador (March 2016)
Germany (June 2015)
Greece (December 2012)
Guatemala (December 2012)
Guyana (December 2014)
Haiti (March 2016)
Honduras (August 2012)
Iceland (December 2016)
Iran (December 2012, Revised July 2015)
Iraq (March 2013)
Jamaica (September 2016)
Japan (September 2015)
Kazakhstan (September 2016)
Kyrgyzstan (March 2014)
Liechtenstein (December 2015)
Luxembourg (March 2016)
Macedonia (September 2014)
Mexico (November 2011)
Montenegro (September 2016)
Netherlands (September 2016)
Nicaragua (September 2013)
Nigeria (April 2011)
Panama (March 2015)
Paraguay (April 2012)
Peru (August 2011, Revised January 2012)
Philippines (March 2013)
Saudi Arabia (June 2014)
Serbia (September 2016)
South Korea (December 2014)
Spain (June 2016)
Switzerland (September 2015)
Taiwan (April 2011)
Thailand (July 2015)
Turkey (December 2013, Revised June 2015)
Ukraine (September 2015)
Uruguay (April 2012)
Venezuela (April 2011)



  
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Document last modified December 20, 2016

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