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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 2020-07-28 343487
AKROTIRIax 2015-04-30 227
ALBANIAal 2019-04-05 26937
ALGERIAag 2021-03-29 67608
ANDORRAan 2018-06-13 3224
ANGOLAao 2021-03-30 65594
ANGUILLAav 2019-09-10 244
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAac 2018-05-11 905
ARGENTINAar 2020-05-28 55030
ARMENIAam 2021-01-25 67701
ARUBAaa 2020-02-28 469
ASHMORE AND CARTIER ISLANDSat 2007-02-28 18
AUSTRALIAas 2021-03-25 134968
AUSTRIAau 2021-03-06 44894
AZERBAIJANaj 2019-11-21 26278
BAHAMAS, THEbf 2019-09-05 3001
BAHRAINba 2020-02-12 1291
BANGLADESHbg 2020-06-05 63559
BARBADOSbb 2018-06-05 1026
BELARUSbo 2020-09-23 80092
BELGIUMbe 2020-12-09 28835
BELIZEbh 2021-01-04 2811
BENINbn 2020-11-12 6534
BERMUDAbd 2019-09-11 712
BHUTANbt 2017-08-03 614
BOLIVIAbl 2020-01-14 38590
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAbk 2020-10-06 55683
BOTSWANAbc 2020-07-31 4328
BOUVET ISLANDbv 2005-09-30 111
BRAZILbr 2021-03-12 139436
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BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORYio 2019-11-13 130
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDSvi 2019-09-10 839
BRUNEIbx 2019-12-12 1299
BULGARIAbu 2020-09-22 42403
BURKINA FASOuv 2020-06-30 14220
BURMAbm 2020-11-03 56923
BURUNDIby 2019-04-11 13875
CAMBODIAcb 2020-02-17 42956
CAMEROONcm 2020-07-31 28770
CANADAca 2021-01-08 27997
CABO VERDEcv 2020-12-18 1056
CAYMAN ISLANDScj 2020-06-25 343
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICct 2020-07-31 17706
CHADcd 2020-08-21 28365
CHILEci 2021-04-05 54543
CHINAch 2021-03-19 1700369
CHRISTMAS ISLANDkt 2019-09-10 96
CLIPPERTON ISLANDip 2015-09-02 14
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDSck 2020-05-28 115
COLOMBIAco 2020-12-02 89853
COMOROScn 2019-03-13 1458
CONGOcf 2015-01-27 12826
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THEcg 2020-07-31 73740
COOK ISLANDScw 2019-09-10 989
CORAL SEA ISLANDScr 2007-02-28 146
COSTA RICAcs 2020-11-04 5883
CÔTE D'IVOIREiv 2020-07-29 23639
CROATIAhr 2020-10-06 30298
CUBAcu 2020-06-11 53690
CURAÇAOuc 2020-02-28 624
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CYPRUScy 2017-08-16 16343
CZECHIAez 2021-03-16 27374
DENMARKda 2020-09-22 19736
DHEKELIAdx 2015-04-30 113
DJIBOUTIdj 2021-03-29 7463
DOMINICAdo 2020-03-20 613
DOMINICAN REPUBLICdr 2017-04-26 28699
ECUADORec 2020-12-01 19350
EGYPTeg 2021-01-25 89512
EL SALVADORes 2020-08-20 12146
EQUATORIAL GUINEAek 2020-12-09 5974
ERITREAer 2020-12-18 9274
ESTONIAen 2020-08-05 19976
ESWATINIwz 2019-09-10 580
ETHIOPIAet 2020-12-18 30342
FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS)fk 2019-09-10 1920
FAROE ISLANDSfo 2021-03-16 2780
FIJIfj 2019-12-23 24348
FINLANDfi 2020-11-20 57758
FRANCEfr 2021-03-06 106555
FRENCH GUIANAfg 2018-08-20 5432
FRENCH POLYNESIAfp 2019-09-11 6637
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDSfs 2018-10-08 2561
GABONgb 2015-04-30 8145
GAMBIA, THEga 2016-12-21 3283
GAZA STRIPgz 2021-03-29 1017
GEORGIAgg 2019-12-04 21900
GERMANYgm 2021-03-16 179091
GHANAgh 2020-07-29 32991
GIBRALTARgi 2019-12-10 310
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GREECEgr 2020-07-09 85203
GREENLANDgl 2020-09-22 12577
GRENADAgj 2018-09-28 903
GUADELOUPEgp 2019-09-04 4772
GUATEMALAgt 2020-12-30 42338
GUERNSEYgk 2019-09-10 954
GUINEAgv 2020-07-29 13211
GUINEA-BISSAUpu 2016-03-16 8744
GUYANAgy 2019-11-12 8679
HAITIha 2020-09-30 21056
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDShm 2020-05-27 155
HONDURASho 2020-08-03 25066
HONG KONGhk 2017-02-16 7216
HUNGARYhu 2020-12-10 30316
ICELANDic 2020-12-30 17283
INDIAin 2021-03-25 662540
INDONESIAid 2021-04-05 494052
IRANir 2021-03-31 661658
IRAQiz 2020-06-25 152022
IRELANDei 2020-12-22 31061
ISLE OF MANim 2019-09-10 127
ISRAELis 2020-11-05 29279
ITALYit 2021-01-08 34530
JAMAICAjm 2019-09-10 4967
JAN MAYENjn 2020-09-22 419
JAPANja 2021-01-08 293586
JERSEYje 2019-09-10 560
JORDANjo 2021-04-01 33625
KAZAKHSTANkz 2021-04-08 130943
KENYAke 2020-07-29 40327
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KIRIBATIkr 2019-12-30 868
KOSOVOkv 2021-02-10 14372
KUWAITku 2021-03-09 3080
KYRGYZSTANkg 2020-11-06 19747
LAOSla 2019-03-25 37130
LATVIAlg 2020-09-08 19868
LEBANONle 2020-05-27 62361
LESOTHOlt 2020-01-15 1731
LIBERIAli 2016-07-19 14119
LIBYAly 2020-04-15 45846
LIECHTENSTEINls 2016-07-26 1941
LITHUANIAlh 2021-01-25 47757
LUXEMBOURGlu 2020-07-24 2257
MACAUmc 2020-07-23 347
MADAGASCARma 2019-12-10 37877
MALAWImi 2020-07-24 15613
MALAYSIAmy 2021-01-25 89656
MALDIVESmv 2020-07-28 1083
MALIml 2020-07-31 31804
MALTAmt 2014-08-07 4172
MARSHALL ISLANDSrm 2018-12-12 5403
MARTINIQUEmb 2017-06-29 3969
MAURITANIAmr 2020-08-03 14758
MAURITIUSmp 2020-10-26 2113
MAYOTTEmf 2015-07-29 906
MEXICOmx 2021-03-04 479769
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OFfm 2020-05-28 6433
MOLDOVAmd 2017-12-11 9713
MONACOmn 2014-09-11 49
MONGOLIAmg 2020-06-12 19345
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MONTENEGROmj 2020-09-22 16623
MONTSERRATmh 2019-09-11 330
MOROCCOmo 2021-02-16 191304
MOZAMBIQUEmz 2019-11-12 59246
NAMIBIAwa 2021-03-30 9718
NAURUnr 2018-12-12 138
NEPALnp 2020-07-28 64232
NETHERLANDSnl 2021-03-05 22906
NEW CALEDONIAnc 2019-09-11 6707
NEW ZEALANDnz 2021-01-25 54469
NICARAGUAnu 2019-09-05 9083
NIGERng 2020-07-31 30821
NIGERIAni 2021-04-02 81751
NIUEne 2019-09-10 326
NO MAN'S LANDnm 2018-05-23 121
NORFOLK ISLANDnf 2019-09-10 50
NORTH KOREAkn 2021-02-18 104449
NORTH MACEDONIAmk 2020-07-09 55400
NORWAYno 2021-02-10 118434
OCEANSos 2021-03-26 912
OMANmu 2021-01-13 32633
PAKISTANpk 2021-03-28 316851
PALAUps 2018-12-12 2991
PANAMApm 2021-04-01 31601
PAPUA NEW GUINEApp 2021-03-25 28948
PARACEL ISLANDSpf 2018-07-17 434
PARAGUAYpa 2020-06-10 12656
PERUpe 2021-02-10 113406
PHILIPPINESrp 2021-03-26 135041
PITCAIRN ISLANDSpc 2019-09-10 51
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POLANDpl 2021-03-26 63238
PORTUGALpo 2020-12-18 25792
QATARqa 2021-02-24 9370
REUNIONre 2020-10-26 2478
ROMANIAro 2020-09-22 41364
RUSSIArs 2021-04-08 775601
RWANDArw 2020-07-31 20978
SAINT BARTHELEMYtb 2019-09-10 266
SAINT HELENAsh 2019-09-11 737
SAINT KITTS AND NEVISsc 2018-05-11 830
SAINT LUCIAst 2020-06-30 1164
SAINT MARTINrn 2019-11-08 351
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELONsb 2019-09-10 566
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINESvc 2016-03-08 356
SAMOAws 2019-09-10 1150
SAN MARINOsm 2019-03-13 42
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPEtp 2020-03-03 803
SAUDI ARABIAsa 2021-01-26 51487
SENEGALsg 2020-02-27 17009
SERBIAri 2021-02-09 30140
SEYCHELLESse 2020-09-22 560
SIERRA LEONEsl 2018-04-23 19793
SINGAPOREsn 2020-05-28 1684
SINT MAARTENnn 2020-02-27 266
SLOVAKIAlo 2021-02-11 9896
SLOVENIAsi 2020-09-22 7307
SOLOMON ISLANDSbp 2018-12-12 11905
SOMALIAso 2019-12-12 25407
SOUTH AFRICAsf 2020-07-31 117746
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDSsx 2020-05-27 1356
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SOUTH KOREAks 2021-01-07 316730
SOUTH SUDANod 2020-07-31 14819
SPAINsp 2020-12-18 55125
SPRATLY ISLANDSpg 2020-07-24 1085
SRI LANKAce 2021-03-25 56624
SUDANsu 2020-12-18 36888
SURINAMEns 2019-12-11 4346
SVALBARDsv 2020-09-22 11606
SWEDENsw 2020-09-22 100926
SWITZERLANDsz 2020-06-25 49456
SYRIAsy 2021-04-02 107902
TAIWANtw 2019-09-05 155253
TAJIKISTANti 2020-02-28 10145
TANZANIAtz 2020-04-17 22588
THAILANDth 2021-01-25 529967
TIMOR-LESTEtt 2021-03-26 8474
TOGOto 2020-07-29 7502
TOKELAUtl 2018-12-12 76
TONGAtn 2018-12-12 1090
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGOtd 2020-06-30 2363
TUNISIAts 2020-11-03 42435
TURKEYtu 2020-12-09 122562
TURKMENISTANtx 2021-04-06 9749
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDStk 2019-11-07 607
TUVALUtv 2018-12-12 204
UGANDAug 2020-03-02 24392
UKRAINEup 2021-04-08 124941
UNDERSEA FEATURESuf 2020-10-30 10587
UNITED ARAB EMIRATESae 2020-06-16 9085
UNITED KINGDOMuk 2020-12-22 32457
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URUGUAYuy 2018-07-11 12467
UZBEKISTANuz 2020-03-14 18901
VANUATUnh 2020-04-13 6598
VATICAN CITYvt 2020-07-08 119
VENEZUELAve 2021-02-08 74680
VIETNAMvm 2021-02-04 86844
WALLIS AND FUTUNAwf 2019-09-11 787
WEST BANKwe 2021-03-29 14285
WESTERN SAHARAwi 2020-08-03 3645
YEMENym 2021-03-29 197800
ZAMBIAza 2021-03-30 38520
ZIMBABWEzi 2019-11-21 31731



 
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