Country Abbreviations

All countries are represented by a 2-letter and 3-letter country code based on the International Naming Convention (ISO - International Organization for Standardization 3166). These short codes are intuitive so they can be used as a universal and instant informative representation for each country. These abbreviations are used in postal services, world currencies, travel and business activities, as well as web address identification. This list of countries and abbreviations was also published by the United Nations.

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List of Country Abbreviations

While the 2-letter system is widely accepted internationally, you also see the 3-letter country abbreviation codes, like CAN for Canada, used by computers and world organizations. Find all the different 2-letter and 3-letter country codes organized by continent.

Africa Country Abbreviations

Africa is a diverse area with a rich history. From the Egyptians to the Nenet tribe, you can find them all in Africa. Find the country abbreviations below.

2-Letter

3-Letter

Country Name

DZ

DZA

Algeria

AO

AGO

Angola

BJ

BEN

Benin

BW

BWA

Botswana

BF

BFA

Burkina Faso

BI

BDI

Burundi

CM

CMR

Cameroon

CV

CPV

Cape Verde

CF

CAF

Central African Republic

TD

TCD

Chad

KM

COM

Comoros

CG

COG

Congo

CD

COD

Congo, Democratic Republic of

CI

CIV

Côte d'Ivoire

DJ

DJI

Djibouti

EG

EGY

Egypt

GQ

GNQ

Equatorial Guinea

ER

ERI

Eritrea

ET

ETH

Ethiopia

GA

GAB

Gabon

GM

GMB

Gambia

GH

GHA

Ghana

GN

GIN

Guinea

GW

GNB

Guinea-Bissau

KE

KEN

Kenya

LS

LSO

Lesotho

LR

LBR

Liberia

LY

LBY

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

MG

MDG

Madagascar

MW

MWI

Malawi

ML

MLI

Mali

MR

MRT

Mauritania

MU

MUS

Mauritius

YT

MYT

Mayotte

MA

MAR

Morocco

MZ

MOZ

Mozambique

NA

NAM

Namibia

NE

NER

Niger

NG

NGA

Nigeria

RE

REU

Reunion

RW

RWA

Rwanda

SH

SHN

Saint Helena

ST

STP

Sao Tome and Principe

SN

SEN

Senegal

SC

SYC

Seychelles

SL

SLE

Sierra Leone

SO

SOM

Somalia

ZA

ZAF

South Africa

SS

SSD

South Sudan

SD

SDN

Sudan

SZ

SWZ

Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland

TZ

TZA

Tanzania

TG

TGO

Togo

TN

TUN

Tunisia

UG

UGA

Uganda

EH

ESH

Western Sahara

ZM

ZMB

Zambia

ZW

ZWE

Zimbabwe

Antarctica Country Codes

The coldest continent on the planet, Antarctica is full of ice and penguins. It also includes these territory and country abbreviations.

2-Letter

3-Letter

Country Name

AQ

ATA

Antarctica

BV

BVT

Bouvet Island

TF

ATF

French Southern Territories

HM

HMD

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

GS

SGS

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Australia & Oceania Country Codes

While Australia is the largest country in the continent, there are a lot of islands that surround it in an area collectively called Oceania. Learn all the country abbreviations for each.

2-Letter

3-Letter

Country Name

AS

ASM

American Samoa

AU

AUS

Australia

CK

COK

Cook Islands

FJ

FJI

Fiji

PF

PYF

French Polynesia

GU

GUM

Guam

KI

KIR

Kiribati

MH

MHL

Marshall Islands

FM

FSM

Micronesia

NR

NRU

Nauru

NC

NCL

New Caledonia

NZ

NZL

New Zealand

NU

NIU

Niue

NF

NFK

Norfolk Island

MP

MNP

Northern Mariana Islands

PW

PLW

Palau

PG

PNG

Papua New Guinea

PN

PCN

Pitcairn Islands

WS

WSM

Samoa

SB

SLB

Solomon Islands

TK

TKL

Tokelau

TO

TON

Tonga, Kingdom of

TV

TUV

Tuvalu

UM

UMI

United States Minor Outlying Islands

VU

VUT

Vanuatu

WF

WLF

Wallis and Futuna

Asia Country Codes

The largest among the continents, Asia shares borders and countries with Europe. Review the 2-letter and 3-letter country abbreviations in Asia.

2-Letter

3-Letter

Country Name

AF

AFG

Afghanistan

AZ

AZE

Azerbaijan

BH

BHR

Bahrain

BD

BGD

Bangladesh

BT

BTN

Bhutan

IO

IOT

British Indian Ocean Territory

BN

BRN

Brunei Darussalam

KH

KHM

Cambodia

CN

CHN

China, People's Republic of

CX

CXR

Christmas Island

CC

CCK

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

CY

CYP

Cyprus

GE

GEO

Georgia

HK

HKG

Hong Kong

IN

IND

India

ID

IDN

Indonesia

IR

IRN

Iran, Islamic Republic of

IQ

IRQ

Iraq

IL

ISR

Israel

JP

JPN

Japan

JO

JOR

Jordan

KZ

KAZ

Kazakhstan

KP

PRK

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

KR

KOR

Korea, Republic of

KW

KWT

Kuwait

KG

KGZ

Kyrgyzstan

LA

LAO

Lao People's Democratic Republic

LB

LBN

Lebanon

MO

MAC

Macao

MY

MYS

Malaysia

MV

MDV

Maldives

MN

MNG

Mongolia

MM

MMR

Myanmar

NP

NPL

Nepal

OM

OMN

Oman

PK

PAK

Pakistan

PS

PSE

Palestinian Territory

PH

PHL

Philippines

QA

QAT

Qatar

SA

SAU

Saudi Arabia

SG

SGP

Singapore

LK

LKA

Sri Lanka

SY

SYR

Syrian Arab Republic

TW

TWN

Taiwan

TJ

TJK

Tajikistan

TH

THA

Thailand

TL

TLS

Timor-Leste

TR

TUR

Turkey

TM

TKM

Turkmenistan

AE

ARE

United Arab Emirates

UZ

UZB

Uzbekistan

VN

VNM

Vietnam

YE

YEM

Yemen

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Europe Country Codes

Not only do you have the monarchs found in Great Britain, but also the rich history of Greece and Italy found in the continent of Europe. Explore country codes for Europe below.

2-Letter

3-Letter

Country Name

AX

ALA

Aland Islands

AL

ALB

Albania

AD

AND

Andorra

AM

ARM

Armenia

AT

AUT

Austria

BY

BLR

Belarus

BE

BEL

Belgium

BA

BIH

Bosnia and Herzegovina

BG

BGR

Bulgaria, Republic of

HR

HRV

Croatia

CZ

CZE

Czech Republic (Czechia)

DK

DNK

Denmark

EE

EST

Estonia

FO

FRO

Faroe Islands

FI

FIN

Finland

FR

FRA

France

DE

DEU

Germany

GI

GIB

Gibraltar

GR

GRC

Greece

GG

GGY

Guernsey

VA

VAT

Holy See (Vatican City State)

HU

HUN

Hungary

IS

ISL

Iceland

IE

IRL

Ireland

IM

IMN

Isle of Man

IT

ITA

Italy

JE

JEY

Jersey

LV

LVA

Latvia

LI

LIE

Liechtenstein

LT

LTU

Lithuania

LU

LUX

Luxembourg

MK

MKD

Republic of North Macedonia

MT

MLT

Malta

MD

MDA

Moldova

MC

MCO

Monaco

ME

MNE

Montenegro

NL

NLD

Netherlands

NO

NOR

Norway

PL

POL

Poland

PT

PRT

Portugal

RO

ROU

Romania

RU

RUS

Russian Federation

SM

SMR

San Marino

RS

SRB

Serbia

SK

SVK

Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

SI

SVN

Slovenia

ES

ESP

Spain

SJ

SJM

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

SE

SWE

Sweden

CH

CHE

Switzerland

UA

UKR

Ukraine

GB

GBR

United Kingdom

North American Country Codes

Including not only the United States of America, North America is also home to Mexico, Canada, Greenland and more. Check out the 2-letter and 3-letter codes for different North American countries and territories.

2-Letter

3-Letter

Country Name

AI

AIA

Anguilla

AW

ABW

Aruba

BQ

BES

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

CA

CAN

Canada

CU

CUB

Cuba

CW

CUW

Curaçao

DM

DMA

Dominica

DO

DOM

Dominican Republic

SV

SLV

El Salvador

GL

GRL

Greenland

GD

GRD

Grenada

GP

GLP

Guadeloupe

GT

GTM

Guatemala

HT

HTI

Haiti

HN

HND

Honduras

JM

JAM

Jamaica

MQ

MTQ

Martinique

MX

MEX

Mexico

MS

MSR

Montserrat

AN

ANT

Netherlands Antilles

NI

NIC

Nicaragua

PA

PAN

Panama

PR

PRI

Puerto Rico

BL

BLM

Saint Barthelemy

KN

KNA

Saint Kitts and Nevis

LC

LCA

Saint Lucia

MF

MAF

Saint Martin

PM

SPM

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

VC

VCT

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

SX

SXM

Sint Maarten (Netherlands)

TT

TTO

Trinidad and Tobago

TC

TCA

Turks and Caicos Islands

UM

UMI

United States Minor Outlying Islands

US

USA

United States of America

VI

VIR

United States Virgin Islands

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South America Country Codes

The fourth-largest of the continents, the continent of South America includes both Brazil and Colombia. Explore the unique country abbreviations found on this continent.

2-Letter

3-Letter

Country Name

AR

ARG

Argentina

BO

BOL

Bolivia

BR

BRA

Brazil

CL

CHL

Chile

CO

COL

Colombia

EC

ECU

Ecuador

FK

FLK

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

GF

GUF

French Guiana

GY

GUY

Guyana

PY

PRY

Paraguay

PE

PER

Peru

SR

SUR

Suriname

UY

URY

Uruguay

VE

VEN

Venezuela

Finding Country Abbreviations

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