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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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Downloadable Names Files for Countries and Territories - FTP

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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 2022-03-25 343546
AKROTIRIax 2015-04-30 227
ALBANIAal 2019-04-05 26937
ALGERIAag 2022-01-05 67899
ANDORRAan 2018-06-13 3224
ANGOLAao 2022-01-06 87397
ANGUILLAav 2019-09-10 244
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAac 2021-02-05 905
ARGENTINAar 2022-04-05 55156
ARMENIAam 2021-08-06 67701
ARUBAaa 2020-02-28 469
ASHMORE AND CARTIER ISLANDSat 2007-02-28 18
AUSTRALIAas 2021-12-17 136451
AUSTRIAau 2021-12-28 44949
AZERBAIJANaj 2021-11-09 26276
BAHAMAS, THEbf 2021-08-06 3006
BAHRAINba 2021-02-05 1291
BANGLADESHbg 2022-03-14 64316
BARBADOSbb 2021-08-06 1029
BELARUSbo 2022-05-17 81524
BELGIUMbe 2021-09-07 28836
BELIZEbh 2021-08-09 2821
BENINbn 2022-01-05 6568
BERMUDAbd 2021-02-05 712
BHUTANbt 2021-08-09 621
BOLIVIAbl 2022-05-16 38902
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAbk 2021-02-17 55695
BOTSWANAbc 2022-03-14 4358
BOUVET ISLANDbv 2005-09-30 111
BRAZILbr 2022-05-10 144245
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BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORYio 2021-04-29 143
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDSvi 2021-02-05 839
BRUNEIbx 2021-06-07 1299
BULGARIAbu 2021-08-06 42452
BURKINA FASOuv 2022-01-05 14253
BURMAbm 2022-04-04 68981
BURUNDIby 2021-07-12 13887
CAMBODIAcb 2021-08-06 42957
CAMEROONcm 2022-01-06 28858
CANADAca 2021-08-09 29274
CABO VERDEcv 2021-02-05 1065
CAYMAN ISLANDScj 2022-03-31 366
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICct 2022-05-16 17735
CHADcd 2021-08-27 28408
CHILEci 2022-04-07 56055
CHINAch 2022-05-19 1893106
CHRISTMAS ISLANDkt 2019-09-10 96
CLIPPERTON ISLANDip 2021-02-05 14
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDSck 2020-05-28 115
COLOMBIAco 2022-01-11 92246
COMOROScn 2022-04-06 1463
CONGOcf 2022-01-05 12884
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THEcg 2022-01-06 74027
COOK ISLANDScw 2021-05-26 991
CORAL SEA ISLANDScr 2007-02-28 146
COSTA RICAcs 2022-03-31 21849
CÔTE D'IVOIREiv 2022-01-06 23872
CROATIAhr 2021-03-02 30302
CUBAcu 2022-05-11 55429
CURAÇAOuc 2020-02-28 624
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CYPRUScy 2017-08-16 16343
CZECHIAez 2021-12-24 27374
DENMARKda 2021-08-31 19737
DHEKELIAdx 2015-04-30 113
DJIBOUTIdj 2021-07-12 7442
DOMINICAdo 2021-08-06 689
DOMINICAN REPUBLICdr 2022-03-22 28707
ECUADORec 2021-08-31 19747
EGYPTeg 2022-01-06 89981
EL SALVADORes 2021-11-18 12088
EQUATORIAL GUINEAek 2022-01-05 5983
ERITREAer 2022-01-05 9300
ESTONIAen 2021-08-06 20006
ESWATINIwz 2022-01-10 694
ETHIOPIAet 2022-04-01 30604
FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS)fk 2021-07-26 1932
FAROE ISLANDSfo 2021-03-16 2780
FIJIfj 2021-08-09 24398
FINLANDfi 2021-12-30 63688
FRANCEfr 2022-04-06 106563
FRENCH GUIANAfg 2022-03-14 5433
FRENCH POLYNESIAfp 2021-02-05 6641
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDSfs 2018-10-08 2561
GABONgb 2021-07-09 8218
GAMBIA, THEga 2022-01-06 3304
GAZA STRIPgz 2021-03-29 1017
GEORGIAgg 2021-05-05 21902
GERMANYgm 2021-12-28 179196
GHANAgh 2022-01-05 33063
GIBRALTARgi 2022-01-03 359
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GREECEgr 2021-08-06 85199
GREENLANDgl 2021-09-01 13005
GRENADAgj 2021-08-04 948
GUADELOUPEgp 2021-02-05 4773
GUATEMALAgt 2022-01-10 42400
GUERNSEYgk 2021-02-05 955
GUINEAgv 2022-01-06 13325
GUINEA-BISSAUpu 2021-08-06 8854
GUYANAgy 2022-03-07 9707
HAITIha 2022-03-22 21064
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDShm 2020-05-27 155
HONDURASho 2021-05-03 25088
HONG KONGhk 2021-08-06 7217
HUNGARYhu 2021-02-16 30316
ICELANDic 2020-12-30 17283
INDIAin 2022-04-26 663057
INDONESIAid 2022-05-17 540238
IRANir 2022-05-17 669385
IRAQiz 2022-05-18 152071
IRELANDei 2021-08-06 31711
ISLE OF MANim 2021-08-06 131
ISRAELis 2022-05-05 29616
ITALYit 2022-03-01 34684
JAMAICAjm 2021-08-04 5304
JAN MAYENjn 2020-09-22 420
JAPANja 2022-03-08 295886
JERSEYje 2019-09-10 560
JORDANjo 2021-08-06 33644
KAZAKHSTANkz 2022-05-11 161557
KENYAke 2022-01-10 42610
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KIRIBATIkr 2021-02-05 879
KOSOVOkv 2022-02-25 15261
KUWAITku 2021-03-09 3082
KYRGYZSTANkg 2022-04-15 19749
LAOSla 2021-08-27 37135
LATVIAlg 2022-05-04 19951
LEBANONle 2021-08-06 66801
LESOTHOlt 2022-01-06 1871
LIBERIAli 2022-01-06 14233
LIBYAly 2022-01-05 45883
LIECHTENSTEINls 2016-07-26 1941
LITHUANIAlh 2022-03-09 47759
LUXEMBOURGlu 2021-08-27 2258
MACAUmc 2020-07-23 347
MADAGASCARma 2022-01-05 37881
MALAWImi 2022-01-10 15890
MALAYSIAmy 2021-11-08 89654
MALDIVESmv 2020-07-28 1083
MALIml 2022-01-19 31914
MALTAmt 2014-08-07 4172
MARSHALL ISLANDSrm 2021-02-02 5421
MARTINIQUEmb 2017-06-29 3969
MAURITANIAmr 2021-08-27 14834
MAURITIUSmp 2021-08-04 2122
MAYOTTEmf 2022-04-06 913
MEXICOmx 2022-05-11 484671
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OFfm 2021-08-04 6459
MOLDOVAmd 2021-07-30 9716
MONACOmn 2014-09-11 49
MONGOLIAmg 2022-02-02 19367
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MONTENEGROmj 2022-02-23 16630
MONTSERRATmh 2022-05-13 418
MOROCCOmo 2022-01-06 197167
MOZAMBIQUEmz 2022-02-08 59294
NAMIBIAwa 2022-01-06 9798
NAURUnr 2018-12-12 138
NEPALnp 2022-05-09 76298
NETHERLANDSnl 2021-03-05 22906
NEW CALEDONIAnc 2021-12-02 6858
NEW ZEALANDnz 2022-01-12 54697
NICARAGUAnu 2022-01-05 9108
NIGERng 2022-01-06 30854
NIGERIAni 2022-05-19 83480
NIUEne 2021-02-05 325
NO MAN'S LANDnm 2021-12-27 141
NORFOLK ISLANDnf 2019-09-10 50
NORTH KOREAkn 2022-05-19 118537
NORTH MACEDONIAmk 2021-07-26 55404
NORWAYno 2021-12-06 119673
OCEANSos 2021-10-08 921
OMANmu 2022-01-27 32633
PAKISTANpk 2022-03-29 321791
PALAUps 2021-03-20 2991
PANAMApm 2022-03-21 39188
PAPUA NEW GUINEApp 2021-08-06 30771
PARACEL ISLANDSpf 2018-07-17 434
PARAGUAYpa 2021-02-10 12657
PERUpe 2022-05-12 113696
PHILIPPINESrp 2021-12-21 137061
PITCAIRN ISLANDSpc 2021-02-05 51
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POLANDpl 2022-03-01 63241
PORTUGALpo 2021-09-10 25807
QATARqa 2022-03-15 9534
REUNIONre 2022-01-05 2482
ROMANIAro 2021-08-02 41365
RUSSIArs 2022-05-17 784458
RWANDArw 2022-01-06 21014
SAINT BARTHELEMYtb 2019-09-10 266
SAINT HELENAsh 2021-02-05 739
SAINT KITTS AND NEVISsc 2021-08-06 843
SAINT LUCIAst 2021-07-26 1214
SAINT MARTINrn 2019-11-08 351
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELONsb 2021-02-05 568
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINESvc 2021-11-30 363
SAMOAws 2021-07-26 1158
SAN MARINOsm 2019-03-13 42
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPEtp 2021-02-05 805
SAUDI ARABIAsa 2022-05-20 52848
SENEGALsg 2022-01-06 17027
SERBIAri 2022-02-25 30186
SEYCHELLESse 2021-08-06 567
SIERRA LEONEsl 2021-07-26 19797
SINGAPOREsn 2021-02-08 1677
SINT MAARTENnn 2020-02-27 266
SLOVAKIAlo 2022-02-03 9897
SLOVENIAsi 2021-09-17 7312
SOLOMON ISLANDSbp 2021-06-25 12924
SOMALIAso 2022-01-05 25453
SOUTH AFRICAsf 2022-01-27 117708
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDSsx 2020-05-27 1356
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SOUTH KOREAks 2022-03-09 316744
SOUTH SUDANod 2022-01-10 14965
SPAINsp 2022-01-03 55139
SPRATLY ISLANDSpg 2020-07-24 1085
SRI LANKAce 2021-03-25 56624
SUDANsu 2022-05-19 37473
SURINAMEns 2021-08-06 4350
SVALBARDsv 2020-09-22 11612
SWEDENsw 2021-08-09 101036
SWITZERLANDsz 2021-09-10 49471
SYRIAsy 2022-05-17 108005
TAIWANtw 2022-02-23 155279
TAJIKISTANti 2022-02-28 10166
TANZANIAtz 2022-01-26 23109
THAILANDth 2021-11-30 529984
TIMOR-LESTEtt 2021-03-26 8474
TOGOto 2022-01-05 7577
TOKELAUtl 2021-02-05 78
TONGAtn 2021-03-02 1128
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGOtd 2021-08-04 2707
TUNISIAts 2022-01-05 42581
TURKEYtu 2022-05-04 123734
TURKMENISTANtx 2021-11-30 9759
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDStk 2021-02-05 609
TUVALUtv 2021-02-05 208
UGANDAug 2022-01-10 24561
UKRAINEup 2022-05-12 137385
UNDERSEA FEATURESuf 2022-01-18 10922
UNITED ARAB EMIRATESae 2021-02-05 9054
UNITED KINGDOMuk 2022-03-23 33193
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URUGUAYuy 2021-08-04 12465
UZBEKISTANuz 2021-11-30 18914
VANUATUnh 2021-12-21 6600
VATICAN CITYvt 2020-07-08 119
VENEZUELAve 2021-11-12 74683
VIETNAMvm 2021-11-08 86891
WALLIS AND FUTUNAwf 2019-09-11 787
WEST BANKwe 2022-03-15 14276
YEMENym 2021-03-29 197800
ZAMBIAza 2022-01-10 38566
ZIMBABWEzi 2022-01-06 31875



 
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Document last modified May 25, 2022

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