|Field Name||Order||Type (Format)||Description|
|name||1||string||Country's official English short name|
|name_fr||2||string||Country's offical French short name|
|ISO3166-1-Alpha-2||3||string||Alpha-2 codes from ISO 3166-1|
|ISO3166-1-Alpha-3||4||string||Alpha-3 codes from ISO 3166-1 (synonymous with World Bank Codes)|
|ISO3166-1-numeric||5||integer||Numeric codes from ISO 3166-1 (synonymous with UN Statistics M49 Codes)|
|ITU||6||string||Codes assigned by the International Telecommunications Union|
|MARC||7||string||MAchine-Readable Cataloging codes from the Library of Congress|
|WMO||8||string||Country abbreviations by the World Meteorological Organization|
|DS||9||string||Distinguishing signs of vehicles in international traffic|
|Dial||10||string||Country code from ITU-T recommendation E.164, sometimes followed by area code|
|FIFA||11||string||Codes assigned by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association|
|FIPS||12||string||Codes from the U.S. standard FIPS PUB 10-4|
|GAUL||13||string||Global Administrative Unit Layers from the Food and Agriculture Organization|
|IOC||14||string||Codes assigned by the International Olympics Committee|
|currency_alphabetic_code||15||string||ISO 4217 currency alphabetic code|
|currency_country_name||16||string||ISO 4217 country name|
|currency_minor_unit||17||integer||ISO 4217 currency number of minor units|
|currency_name||18||string||ISO 4217 currency name|
|currency_numeric_code||19||integer||ISO 4217 currency numeric code|
|is_independent||20||string||Country status, based on the CIA World Factbook|
Comprehensive country code information, including ISO 3166 codes, ITU dialing codes, ISO 4217 currency codes, and many others. Provided as a Simple Data Format Data Package.
Data comes from multiple sources as follows.
ISO 3166 offical English and French short names are from iso.org Note: ISO is no longer providing these code lists for free.
ISO 4217 currency codes are from currency-iso.org
Many other country codes are from statoids.com
Special thanks to Gwillim Law for his excellent statoids.com site (some of the field descriptions are excerpted from his site), which is more up-to-date than most similar resources and is much easier to scrape than multiple Wikipedia pages.
This package includes a Python script to fetch current country information and output a JSON document of combined country code information. Per-country JSON documents may be keyed by any of the fields below.
CSV output is provided via the
csvcut utilities from csvkit
Run scripts/get_countries_of_earth.py --help for usage information
pip install -r scripts/requirements.pip
Run the python script to generate json file:
python scripts/get_countries_of_earth.py -l
Convert json file to csv (and reorder columns):
in2csv data/country-codes.json > data/country-codes.csv python scripts/reorder_columns.py
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 other standards bodies and their rights and licensing policies are 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.
If you intended to use these data in a public or commercial product, please check the original sources for any specific restrictions.