List of Countries with 2 Digit Codes (ISO 3166-2)

ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 English country names and code elements. This list states the country names (official short names in English) in alphabetical order as given in ISO 3166-1 and the corresponding ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code elements.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category Access to information
  • English
Use limitations This material is licensed by its maintainers under the Public Domain Dedication and License. Nevertheless, it should be noted that this material is ultimately sourced from ISO and their rights and licensing policy is somewhat unclear. As this is a short, simple database of facts there is a strong argument that no rights can subsist in this collection. However, ISO state on their site ( ISO makes the list of alpha-2 country codes available for internal use and non-commercial purposes free of charge. This carries the implication (though not spelled out) that other uses are not permitted and that, therefore, there may be rights preventing further general use and reuse.
Dataset reference date 2017-10-02
  • 142
Positional Accuracy The data is accurate.
Logical Consistency There is no issue with logical consistency.
Completeness The dataset is a complete list as sourced, however not all countries are listed as options upon ODM.
Process Step The original dataset contains 249 records however a subset relevant to ODM was selected provided as options for users. Additional country labels can be made available by entering in 'yes' within the 'supported' attribute column. Additional regional and sub-regional categories were added along with an additional 'Mekong' specific tag for lower Mekong countries; defined as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam for ODM purposes.
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Responsible party ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency c/o International Organization for Standardization Chemin de Blandonnet 8 CP 401 1214 Vernier, Geneva Switzerland Telephone: +41 22 749 01 11 E-mail: Web:
Metadata creator information
Attributes [NAME] - short English country name [CODE] - 2 digit country code
License Creative Commons Attribution
Copyright No
Version 1.0
Date uploaded June 14, 2016, 13:33 (UTC)
Date modified November 22, 2019, 02:07 (UTC)