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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)


Database most recent update - April 14, 2014

Database next estimated update - April 21, 2014

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.

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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."

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Country Name Country Code Most Recent Modification Date Number of Records
AFGHANISTANaf 2014-04-11 343014
AKROTIRIax 2014-02-10 219
ALBANIAal 2014-03-13 24327
ALGERIAag 2014-04-01 67201
ANDORRAan 2013-10-30 3096
ANGOLAao 2014-02-25 62144
ANGUILLAav 2013-10-28 187
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAac 2013-10-28 697
ARGENTINAar 2014-04-04 53387
ARMENIAam 2014-03-12 5167
ARUBAaa 2014-02-25 307
ASHMORE AND CARTIER ISLANDSat 2013-01-08 18
AUSTRALIAas 2014-02-12 126181
AUSTRIAau 2014-04-04 44497
AZERBAIJANaj 2014-03-04 21672
BAHAMAS, THEbf 2014-01-14 2630
BAHRAINba 2013-10-30 1271
BANGLADESHbg 2013-06-06 63547
BARBADOSbb 2013-10-28 760
BASSAS DA INDIAbs 2013-10-30 8
BELARUSbo 2014-04-04 72800
BELGIUMbe 2014-02-07 28672
BELIZEbh 2013-12-18 2758
BENINbn 2013-04-30 6510
BERMUDAbd 2013-10-28 713
BHUTANbt 2014-02-27 614
BOLIVIAbl 2013-10-08 34699
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAbk 2014-01-13 55261
BOTSWANAbc 2014-03-24 4291
BOUVET ISLANDbv 2005-09-30 110
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BRAZILbr 2014-02-10 117075
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORYio 2013-10-28 129
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDSvi 2013-10-28 604
BRUNEIbx 2014-01-29 1286
BULGARIAbu 2014-04-04 26105
BURKINA FASOuv 2013-12-04 13096
BURMAbm 2013-10-30 55409
BURUNDIby 2013-12-05 11138
CAMBODIAcb 2014-03-17 22885
CAMEROONcm 2014-04-04 26784
CANADAca 2013-10-30 26149
CABO VERDEcv 2013-12-23 1048
CAYMAN ISLANDScj 2013-12-31 336
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICct 2013-12-05 17693
CHADcd 2014-01-14 27161
CHILEci 2013-09-16 43670
CHINAch 2014-04-08 784376
CHRISTMAS ISLANDkt 2013-04-12 96
CLIPPERTON ISLANDip 2013-10-28 2
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDSck 2013-03-13 115
COLOMBIAco 2014-03-05 84482
COMOROScn 2014-03-13 1458
CONGOcf 2014-01-03 12823
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THEcg 2014-04-04 63275
COOK ISLANDScw 2014-04-03 806
CORAL SEA ISLANDScr 2013-01-15 146
COSTA RICAcs 2013-03-14 5493
CÔTE D'IVOIREiv 2013-12-16 23446
CROATIAhr 2014-04-10 28941
CUBAcu 2014-02-12 46311
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CURAÇAOuc 2013-10-29 606
CYPRUScy 2014-04-04 10082
CZECH REPUBLICez 2014-04-07 27110
DENMARKda 2014-03-13 19649
DHEKELIAdx 2013-10-28 95
DJIBOUTIdj 2013-10-30 7415
DOMINICAdo 2013-10-29 495
DOMINICAN REPUBLICdr 2013-09-11 28657
ECUADORec 2013-10-29 18164
EGYPTeg 2014-04-07 62953
EL SALVADORes 2013-10-17 9509
EQUATORIAL GUINEAek 2013-10-29 5851
ERITREAer 2014-04-07 9200
ESTONIAen 2014-03-13 19407
ETHIOPIAet 2014-04-07 30106
EUROPA ISLANDeu 2013-10-30 5
FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS)fk 2013-10-28 1920
FAROE ISLANDSfo 2014-03-13 2652
FIJIfj 2013-06-03 13315
FINLANDfi 2014-03-06 53933
FRANCEfr 2014-04-07 97810
FRENCH GUIANAfg 2014-02-07 3985
FRENCH POLYNESIAfp 2013-05-15 4387
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDSfs 2011-02-25 2505
GABONgb 2013-09-17 8145
GAMBIA, THEga 2014-01-14 3253
GAZA STRIPgz 2013-10-28 982
GEORGIAgg 2014-04-07 16317
GERMANYgm 2014-04-07 170402
GHANAgh 2013-12-03 20421
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GIBRALTARgi 2013-10-28 297
GLORIOSO ISLANDSgo 1997-07-10 14
GREECEgr 2014-03-12 57914
GREENLANDgl 2014-03-13 12547
GRENADAgj 2013-10-28 849
GUADELOUPEgp 2013-08-28 2013
GUATEMALAgt 2013-12-18 16772
GUERNSEYgk 2013-01-15 954
GUINEAgv 2013-10-29 13169
GUINEA-BISSAUpu 2014-02-18 8734
GUYANAgy 2014-02-10 8496
HAITIha 2013-06-21 17989
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDShm 2013-01-15 137
HONDURASho 2013-01-28 24583
HONG KONGhk 2014-04-03 3119
HUNGARYhu 2014-03-18 29911
ICELANDic 2013-01-17 17227
INDIAin 2014-04-02 61503
INDONESIAid 2014-04-10 488540
IRANir 2014-04-10 491466
IRAQiz 2014-02-19 122644
IRELANDei 2014-02-12 25595
ISLE OF MANim 2013-10-28 127
ISRAELis 2014-03-13 20878
ITALYit 2014-03-13 33773
JAMAICAjm 2013-10-29 4960
JAN MAYENjn 2014-03-13 431
JAPANja 2014-04-09 156658
JERSEYje 2013-08-21 560
JORDANjo 2014-03-13 14151
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JUAN DE NOVA ISLANDju 2010-09-30 5
KAZAKHSTANkz 2014-04-07 34994
KENYAke 2014-01-14 31936
KIRIBATIkr 2013-11-26 720
KOSOVOkv 2014-03-12 13595
KUWAITku 2013-08-23 2821
KYRGYZSTANkg 2014-02-21 18992
LAOSla 2013-10-21 29458
LATVIAlg 2014-03-13 16625
LEBANONle 2014-03-13 45962
LESOTHOlt 2013-01-28 1722
LIBERIAli 2013-06-12 11569
LIBYAly 2014-01-13 39382
LIECHTENSTEINls 2014-01-27 114
LITHUANIAlh 2014-03-13 21777
LUXEMBOURGlu 2014-03-06 2239
MACAUmc 2014-04-03 343
MACEDONIAmk 2014-04-10 28526
MADAGASCARma 2013-05-02 37882
MALAWImi 2013-01-29 10218
MALAYSIAmy 2014-03-31 89002
MALDIVESmv 2013-03-19 1065
MALIml 2014-04-07 31797
MALTAmt 2013-06-14 4168
MARSHALL ISLANDSrm 2014-04-03 5378
MARTINIQUEmb 2013-10-28 2031
MAURITANIAmr 2013-10-29 14604
MAURITIUSmp 2013-01-29 2027
MAYOTTEmf 2013-12-11 760
MEXICOmx 2014-04-08 203597
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MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OFfm 2014-04-03 6431
MOLDOVAmd 2014-03-12 7449
MONACOmn 2013-10-30 43
MONGOLIAmg 2014-01-22 19247
MONTENEGROmj 2014-03-12 16522
MONTSERRATmh 2013-10-28 314
MOROCCOmo 2013-10-29 64223
MOZAMBIQUEmz 2013-07-22 58829
NAMIBIAwa 2013-12-12 9750
NAURUnr 2013-01-23 83
NEPALnp 2014-03-20 2030
NETHERLANDSnl 2014-04-07 22740
NEW CALEDONIAnc 2014-01-14 5897
NEW ZEALANDnz 2013-10-30 19765
NICARAGUAnu 2013-07-19 8508
NIGERng 2014-04-01 30802
NIGERIAni 2014-04-11 60158
NIUEne 2014-04-03 92
NO MAN'S LANDnm 2013-08-05 104
NORFOLK ISLANDnf 2013-01-16 3
NORTH KOREAkn 2014-04-07 79264
NORWAYno 2014-04-04 85477
OCEANSos 2014-03-27 905
OMANmu 2014-02-10 11129
PAKISTANpk 2014-03-29 185868
PALAUps 2014-04-03 2953
PANAMApm 2014-03-04 20547
PAPUA NEW GUINEApp 2013-11-26 28956
PARACEL ISLANDSpf 2014-03-28 386
PARAGUAYpa 2013-10-29 4617
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PERUpe 2014-04-07 105374
PHILIPPINESrp 2014-01-31 113203
PITCAIRN ISLANDSpc 2013-04-10 50
POLANDpl 2014-03-18 62399
PORTUGALpo 2014-03-13 25702
QATARqa 2014-04-03 2541
REUNIONre 2013-10-28 1371
ROMANIAro 2014-03-13 39555
RUSSIArs 2014-04-11 746055
RWANDArw 2013-12-05 20982
SAINT BARTHELEMYtb 2010-11-04 121
SAINT HELENAsh 2013-10-28 736
SAINT KITTS AND NEVISsc 2013-01-16 789
SAINT LUCIAst 2013-10-28 761
SAINT MARTINrn 2012-11-07 274
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELONsb 2014-03-13 563
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINESvc 2013-10-28 344
SAMOAws 2013-10-30 1147
SAN MARINOsm 2013-10-30 40
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPEtp 2013-08-28 788
SAUDI ARABIAsa 2014-04-08 35614
SENEGALsg 2013-10-29 16928
SERBIAri 2014-03-18 29553
SEYCHELLESse 2013-01-16 558
SIERRA LEONEsl 2013-06-14 9800
SINGAPOREsn 2013-01-17 1652
SINT MAARTENnn 2013-08-28 251
SLOVAKIAlo 2014-03-18 9819
SLOVENIAsi 2014-03-18 7142
SOLOMON ISLANDSbp 2013-10-28 11901
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SOMALIAso 2014-03-13 25417
SOUTH AFRICAsf 2014-01-28 117577
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDSsx 2013-01-16 719
SOUTH KOREAks 2014-04-11 179541
SOUTH SUDANod 2014-03-31 14814
SPAINsp 2014-04-07 54422
SPRATLY ISLANDSpg 2014-03-31 1135
SRI LANKAce 2014-01-28 56595
SUDANsu 2014-01-28 36737
SURINAMEns 2014-02-07 3978
SVALBARDsv 2014-03-18 11604
SWAZILANDwz 2013-01-24 574
SWEDENsw 2014-03-13 98112
SWITZERLANDsz 2014-03-12 5874
SYRIAsy 2014-04-07 73125
TAIWANtw 2014-03-21 155126
TAJIKISTANti 2014-04-07 9972
TANZANIAtz 2013-05-07 18236
THAILANDth 2014-04-10 455653
TIMOR-LESTEtt 2013-07-16 7630
TOGOto 2013-10-29 7502
TOKELAUtl 2013-10-28 76
TONGAtn 2013-09-16 1039
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGOtd 2014-01-23 2351
TROMELIN ISLANDte 1997-07-10 7
TUNISIAts 2014-02-11 35612
TURKEYtu 2014-03-12 102800
TURKMENISTANtx 2014-03-31 8154
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDStk 2013-10-28 205
TUVALUtv 2013-10-28 202
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UGANDAug 2014-04-01 16222
UKRAINEup 2014-04-11 83557
UNDERSEA FEATURESuf 2014-03-31 10188
UNITED ARAB EMIRATESae 2013-10-30 8710
UNITED KINGDOMuk 2014-02-10 31921
URUGUAYuy 2013-03-15 9606
UZBEKISTANuz 2014-04-07 13571
VANUATUnh 2013-05-09 5277
VATICAN CITYvt 2014-01-24 7
VENEZUELAve 2014-04-07 73051
VIETNAMvm 2014-03-25 69300
WALLIS AND FUTUNAwf 2013-05-09 254
WEST BANKwe 2014-01-17 14096
WESTERN SAHARAwi 2013-10-28 3641
YEMENym 2014-04-07 81500
ZAMBIAza 2013-12-05 38305
ZIMBABWEzi 2014-03-24 31580
 
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Document last modified April 14, 2014

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