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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 2021-08-09 343491
AKROTIRIax 2015-04-30 227
ALBANIAal 2019-04-05 26937
ALGERIAag 2021-09-17 67801
ANDORRAan 2018-06-13 3224
ANGOLAao 2021-10-19 81169
ANGUILLAav 2019-09-10 244
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAac 2021-02-05 905
ARGENTINAar 2021-08-04 55041
ARMENIAam 2021-08-06 67701
ARUBAaa 2020-02-28 469
ASHMORE AND CARTIER ISLANDSat 2007-02-28 18
AUSTRALIAas 2021-06-24 136450
AUSTRIAau 2021-03-06 44894
AZERBAIJANaj 2021-11-09 26276
BAHAMAS, THEbf 2021-08-06 3006
BAHRAINba 2021-02-05 1291
BANGLADESHbg 2021-08-09 64317
BARBADOSbb 2021-08-06 1029
BELARUSbo 2021-11-01 80572
BELGIUMbe 2020-12-09 28835
BELIZEbh 2021-08-09 2826
BENINbn 2021-08-06 6567
BERMUDAbd 2021-02-05 712
BHUTANbt 2021-08-09 621
BOLIVIAbl 2021-09-15 38592
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAbk 2021-02-17 55695
BOTSWANAbc 2021-08-09 4355
BOUVET ISLANDbv 2005-09-30 111
BRAZILbr 2021-11-18 141027
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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 2021-07-12 14241
BURMAbm 2021-08-09 63429
BURUNDIby 2021-07-12 13887
CAMBODIAcb 2021-08-06 42957
CAMEROONcm 2021-08-09 28813
CANADAca 2021-08-09 29276
CABO VERDEcv 2021-02-05 1065
CAYMAN ISLANDScj 2020-06-25 343
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICct 2021-07-09 17735
CHADcd 2021-08-27 28408
CHILEci 2021-10-28 54630
CHINAch 2021-11-16 1837335
CHRISTMAS ISLANDkt 2019-09-10 96
CLIPPERTON ISLANDip 2021-02-05 14
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDSck 2020-05-28 115
COLOMBIAco 2021-09-22 90286
COMOROScn 2019-03-13 1458
CONGOcf 2021-08-06 12880
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THEcg 2021-09-17 73864
COOK ISLANDScw 2021-05-26 991
CORAL SEA ISLANDScr 2007-02-28 146
COSTA RICAcs 2021-11-17 16512
CÔTE D'IVOIREiv 2021-08-06 23664
CROATIAhr 2021-03-02 30302
CUBAcu 2021-09-16 53992
CURAÇAOuc 2020-02-28 624
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CYPRUScy 2017-08-16 16343
CZECHIAez 2021-08-04 27374
DENMARKda 2020-09-22 19736
DHEKELIAdx 2015-04-30 113
DJIBOUTIdj 2021-07-12 7446
DOMINICAdo 2021-08-06 689
DOMINICAN REPUBLICdr 2021-08-11 28699
ECUADORec 2021-08-31 19747
EGYPTeg 2021-08-27 89576
EL SALVADORes 2020-08-20 12146
EQUATORIAL GUINEAek 2021-07-09 5982
ERITREAer 2021-07-26 9281
ESTONIAen 2021-08-06 20006
ESWATINIwz 2021-08-09 693
ETHIOPIAet 2021-10-08 30511
FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS)fk 2021-07-26 1932
FAROE ISLANDSfo 2021-03-16 2780
FIJIfj 2021-08-09 24398
FINLANDfi 2021-10-26 63554
FRANCEfr 2021-07-26 106556
FRENCH GUIANAfg 2021-08-04 5430
FRENCH POLYNESIAfp 2021-02-05 6641
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDSfs 2018-10-08 2561
GABONgb 2021-07-09 8218
GAMBIA, THEga 2021-07-26 3297
GAZA STRIPgz 2021-03-29 1017
GEORGIAgg 2021-05-05 21902
GERMANYgm 2021-07-26 179101
GHANAgh 2021-08-04 33061
GIBRALTARgi 2019-12-10 310
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GREECEgr 2021-08-06 85207
GREENLANDgl 2021-09-01 13005
GRENADAgj 2021-08-04 948
GUADELOUPEgp 2021-02-05 4773
GUATEMALAgt 2021-08-09 42370
GUERNSEYgk 2021-02-05 955
GUINEAgv 2021-08-09 13319
GUINEA-BISSAUpu 2021-08-06 8854
GUYANAgy 2021-08-06 9533
HAITIha 2020-09-30 21056
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 2021-08-09 663046
INDONESIAid 2021-11-08 492943
IRANir 2021-10-29 665548
IRAQiz 2021-11-01 152028
IRELANDei 2021-08-06 31711
ISLE OF MANim 2021-08-06 131
ISRAELis 2021-08-06 29280
ITALYit 2021-08-04 34684
JAMAICAjm 2021-08-04 5304
JAN MAYENjn 2020-09-22 420
JAPANja 2021-02-17 293634
JERSEYje 2019-09-10 560
JORDANjo 2021-08-06 33642
KAZAKHSTANkz 2021-11-17 150146
KENYAke 2021-08-06 40373
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KIRIBATIkr 2021-02-05 879
KOSOVOkv 2021-08-06 14933
KUWAITku 2021-03-09 3082
KYRGYZSTANkg 2020-11-06 19747
LAOSla 2021-08-06 37131
LATVIAlg 2021-10-15 19868
LEBANONle 2021-08-06 66801
LESOTHOlt 2021-08-09 1871
LIBERIAli 2021-08-09 14231
LIBYAly 2021-08-27 45866
LIECHTENSTEINls 2016-07-26 1941
LITHUANIAlh 2021-09-17 47759
LUXEMBOURGlu 2021-07-26 2257
MACAUmc 2020-07-23 347
MADAGASCARma 2021-02-08 37882
MALAWImi 2021-08-06 15877
MALAYSIAmy 2021-07-26 89654
MALDIVESmv 2020-07-28 1083
MALIml 2021-11-15 31844
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 2015-07-29 906
MEXICOmx 2021-10-01 479915
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OFfm 2021-08-04 6459
MOLDOVAmd 2021-07-30 9716
MONACOmn 2014-09-11 49
MONGOLIAmg 2020-06-12 19345
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MONTENEGROmj 2020-09-22 16623
MONTSERRATmh 2021-07-26 344
MOROCCOmo 2021-08-27 195070
MOZAMBIQUEmz 2021-08-09 59278
NAMIBIAwa 2021-08-09 9797
NAURUnr 2018-12-12 138
NEPALnp 2021-11-15 69068
NETHERLANDSnl 2021-03-05 22906
NEW CALEDONIAnc 2021-07-26 6709
NEW ZEALANDnz 2021-08-04 54696
NICARAGUAnu 2021-08-30 9108
NIGERng 2021-08-27 30839
NIGERIAni 2021-09-16 81921
NIUEne 2021-02-05 325
NO MAN'S LANDnm 2018-05-23 121
NORFOLK ISLANDnf 2019-09-10 50
NORTH KOREAkn 2021-11-10 113143
NORTH MACEDONIAmk 2021-07-26 55404
NORWAYno 2021-11-09 119525
OCEANSos 2021-10-08 920
OMANmu 2021-03-10 32633
PAKISTANpk 2021-08-09 317003
PALAUps 2021-03-20 2991
PANAMApm 2021-08-30 39166
PAPUA NEW GUINEApp 2021-08-06 30771
PARACEL ISLANDSpf 2018-07-17 434
PARAGUAYpa 2021-02-10 12656
PERUpe 2021-09-07 113693
PHILIPPINESrp 2021-07-20 137061
PITCAIRN ISLANDSpc 2021-02-05 51
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POLANDpl 2021-07-15 63239
PORTUGALpo 2021-02-04 25806
QATARqa 2021-08-30 9534
REUNIONre 2020-10-26 2478
ROMANIAro 2021-08-02 41365
RUSSIArs 2021-11-11 777320
RWANDArw 2021-07-12 20984
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 2021-07-26 362
SAMOAws 2021-07-26 1158
SAN MARINOsm 2019-03-13 42
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPEtp 2021-02-05 805
SAUDI ARABIAsa 2021-07-09 51499
SENEGALsg 2021-07-09 17026
SERBIAri 2021-08-06 30158
SEYCHELLESse 2021-08-06 567
SIERRA LEONEsl 2021-07-26 19797
SINGAPOREsn 2021-02-08 1677
SINT MAARTENnn 2020-02-27 266
SLOVAKIAlo 2021-04-21 9896
SLOVENIAsi 2021-09-17 7312
SOLOMON ISLANDSbp 2021-06-25 12924
SOMALIAso 2021-07-09 25452
SOUTH AFRICAsf 2021-08-09 117708
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDSsx 2020-05-27 1356
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SOUTH KOREAks 2021-07-06 316730
SOUTH SUDANod 2021-08-09 14961
SPAINsp 2021-02-08 55137
SPRATLY ISLANDSpg 2020-07-24 1085
SRI LANKAce 2021-03-25 56624
SUDANsu 2021-08-09 37134
SURINAMEns 2021-08-06 4350
SVALBARDsv 2020-09-22 11612
SWEDENsw 2021-08-09 101036
SWITZERLANDsz 2021-08-04 49456
SYRIAsy 2021-11-02 107936
TAIWANtw 2021-08-18 155257
TAJIKISTANti 2021-06-09 10165
TANZANIAtz 2021-08-09 23101
THAILANDth 2021-08-09 529969
TIMOR-LESTEtt 2021-03-26 8474
TOGOto 2021-07-12 7547
TOKELAUtl 2021-02-05 78
TONGAtn 2021-03-02 1129
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGOtd 2021-08-04 2707
TUNISIAts 2021-07-30 42517
TURKEYtu 2021-11-02 123299
TURKMENISTANtx 2021-04-06 9749
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDStk 2021-02-05 609
TUVALUtv 2021-02-05 208
UGANDAug 2021-08-09 24448
UKRAINEup 2021-10-29 135635
UNDERSEA FEATURESuf 2021-11-08 10787
UNITED ARAB EMIRATESae 2021-02-05 9086
UNITED KINGDOMuk 2021-07-21 33190
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URUGUAYuy 2021-08-04 12467
UZBEKISTANuz 2021-02-12 18902
VANUATUnh 2021-07-26 6600
VATICAN CITYvt 2020-07-08 119
VENEZUELAve 2021-07-26 74684
VIETNAMvm 2021-08-06 86850
WALLIS AND FUTUNAwf 2019-09-11 787
WEST BANKwe 2021-08-06 14301
YEMENym 2021-03-29 197800
ZAMBIAza 2021-08-09 38559
ZIMBABWEzi 2021-08-06 31872



 
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