World countries

available in multiple languages, in CSV, JSON, PHP and SQL formats, with associated alpha-2, alpha-3, and numeric codes as defined by the ISO 3166 standard, and with national flags included

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Constantly updated lists of world countries, territories and areas of geographical interest, with associated alpha-2, alpha-3 and numeric codes as defined by the ISO 3166-1 standard, published and maintained by the International Organization for Standardization, available in CSV, JSON, PHP and SQL formats, in multiple languages and with national flags included.

In the language folders you will find files named in two different ways. Here's what you will find in each of them:

File names Content
world.* Files named like this contain all the 249 countries, territories, and areas of geographical interest that have an officially assigned ISO 3166-1 code.
countries.* Files named like this contain 195 entries made up from the 193 sovereign states (commonly refered to as countries) that are members of the United Nations (UN) plus the 2 observer states of Palestine and the Vatican City State.
Note that there are 206 sovereign states in the world, the 11 states that are missing from the countries list being the ones having their sovereignty disputed. See the list of sovereign states with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.

The files contain:

  • the ISO 3166-1 numeric country codes
  • the ISO 3166 official short names in English1
  • the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 two-letter country codes2
  • the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 three-letter country codes2
1 for other languages the country names are in that particular language 2 ISO 3166-1 alpha codes are uppercase but this library provides them in lowercase

The package also contains the national flags of each country as a 16x16, 24x24, 32x32, 48x48, 64x64 and 128x128 PNG images, courtesy of IconDrawer. The image files are named using the ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code of the country they represent, for easily pairing flags with countries.

The lists are currently available in 29 languages: Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian

All data is taken from Wikipedia.


To download the entire package containing all the world countries in all the 29 languages, in all the available formats (CSV, JSON, PHP and SQL), and with flags included, use the big Download button at the top.

Alternatively, use the form below to download world countries names in the language(s) and format(s) of your choice, with or without the national flags.

I. World countries, territories and areas of geographical interest

A. As single files with all languages


B. As individual files / language


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