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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 21, 2014

Database next estimated update - April 28, 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.

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Country Name Country Code Most Recent Modification Date Number of Records
AFGHANISTAN af 2014-04-14 343021
AKROTIRI ax 2014-02-10 219
ALBANIA al 2014-03-13 24327
ALGERIA ag 2014-04-01 67201
ANDORRA an 2013-10-30 3096
ANGOLA ao 2014-02-25 62144
ANGUILLA av 2013-10-28 187
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ac 2013-10-28 697
ARGENTINA ar 2014-04-04 53387
ARMENIA am 2014-03-12 5167
ARUBA aa 2014-02-25 307
ASHMORE AND CARTIER ISLANDS at 2013-01-08 18
AUSTRALIA as 2014-02-12 126181
AUSTRIA au 2014-04-04 44497
AZERBAIJAN aj 2014-03-04 21672
BAHAMAS, THE bf 2014-01-14 2630
BAHRAIN ba 2013-10-30 1271
BANGLADESH bg 2013-06-06 63547
BARBADOS bb 2013-10-28 760
BASSAS DA INDIA bs 2013-10-30 8
BELARUS bo 2014-04-17 72800
BELGIUM be 2014-02-07 28672
BELIZE bh 2013-12-18 2758
BENIN bn 2013-04-30 6510
BERMUDA bd 2013-10-28 713
BHUTAN bt 2014-02-27 614
BOLIVIA bl 2013-10-08 34699
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA bk 2014-01-13 55261
BOTSWANA bc 2014-03-24 4291
BOUVET ISLAND bv 2005-09-30 110
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BRAZIL br 2014-02-10 117075
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY io 2013-10-28 129
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS vi 2013-10-28 604
BRUNEI bx 2014-01-29 1286
BULGARIA bu 2014-04-04 26105
BURKINA FASO uv 2013-12-04 13096
BURMA bm 2013-10-30 55409
BURUNDI by 2013-12-05 11138
CAMBODIA cb 2014-03-17 22885
CAMEROON cm 2014-04-04 26784
CANADA ca 2013-10-30 26149
CABO VERDE cv 2013-12-23 1048
CAYMAN ISLANDS cj 2013-12-31 336
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ct 2013-12-05 17693
CHAD cd 2014-01-14 27161
CHILE ci 2013-09-16 43670
CHINA ch 2014-04-18 787444
CHRISTMAS ISLAND kt 2013-04-12 96
CLIPPERTON ISLAND ip 2013-10-28 2
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS ck 2013-03-13 115
COLOMBIA co 2014-03-05 84482
COMOROS cn 2014-03-13 1458
CONGO cf 2014-01-03 12823
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE cg 2014-04-04 63275
COOK ISLANDS cw 2014-04-03 806
CORAL SEA ISLANDS cr 2013-01-15 146
COSTA RICA cs 2013-03-14 5493
CÔTE D'IVOIRE iv 2013-12-16 23446
CROATIA hr 2014-04-10 28941
CUBA cu 2014-02-12 46311
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CURAÇAO uc 2013-10-29 606
CYPRUS cy 2014-04-04 10082
CZECH REPUBLIC ez 2014-04-17 27110
DENMARK da 2014-03-13 19649
DHEKELIA dx 2013-10-28 95
DJIBOUTI dj 2013-10-30 7415
DOMINICA do 2013-10-29 495
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC dr 2013-09-11 28657
ECUADOR ec 2013-10-29 18164
EGYPT eg 2014-04-07 62953
EL SALVADOR es 2013-10-17 9509
EQUATORIAL GUINEA ek 2013-10-29 5851
ERITREA er 2014-04-07 9200
ESTONIA en 2014-03-13 19407
ETHIOPIA et 2014-04-07 30106
EUROPA ISLAND eu 2013-10-30 5
FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS) fk 2013-10-28 1920
FAROE ISLANDS fo 2014-03-13 2652
FIJI fj 2013-06-03 13315
FINLAND fi 2014-03-06 53933
FRANCE fr 2014-04-07 97810
FRENCH GUIANA fg 2014-02-07 3985
FRENCH POLYNESIA fp 2013-05-15 4387
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDS fs 2011-02-25 2505
GABON gb 2013-09-17 8145
GAMBIA, THE ga 2014-01-14 3253
GAZA STRIP gz 2013-10-28 982
GEORGIA gg 2014-04-07 16317
GERMANY gm 2014-04-07 170402
GHANA gh 2013-12-03 20421
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GIBRALTAR gi 2013-10-28 297
GLORIOSO ISLANDS go 1997-07-10 14
GREECE gr 2014-03-12 57914
GREENLAND gl 2014-03-13 12547
GRENADA gj 2013-10-28 849
GUADELOUPE gp 2013-08-28 2013
GUATEMALA gt 2013-12-18 16772
GUERNSEY gk 2013-01-15 954
GUINEA gv 2013-10-29 13169
GUINEA-BISSAU pu 2014-02-18 8734
GUYANA gy 2014-02-10 8496
HAITI ha 2013-06-21 17989
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS hm 2013-01-15 137
HONDURAS ho 2013-01-28 24583
HONG KONG hk 2014-04-03 3119
HUNGARY hu 2014-04-17 29911
ICELAND ic 2013-01-17 17227
INDIA in 2014-04-02 61503
INDONESIA id 2014-04-10 488540
IRAN ir 2014-04-17 491705
IRAQ iz 2014-02-19 122644
IRELAND ei 2014-02-12 25595
ISLE OF MAN im 2013-10-28 127
ISRAEL is 2014-03-13 20878
ITALY it 2014-03-13 33773
JAMAICA jm 2013-10-29 4960
JAN MAYEN jn 2014-03-13 431
JAPAN ja 2014-04-15 156643
JERSEY je 2013-08-21 560
JORDAN jo 2014-03-13 14151
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JUAN DE NOVA ISLAND ju 2010-09-30 5
KAZAKHSTAN kz 2014-04-07 34994
KENYA ke 2014-01-14 31936
KIRIBATI kr 2013-11-26 720
KOSOVO kv 2014-03-12 13595
KUWAIT ku 2013-08-23 2821
KYRGYZSTAN kg 2014-02-21 18992
LAOS la 2013-10-21 29458
LATVIA lg 2014-03-13 16625
LEBANON le 2014-03-13 45962
LESOTHO lt 2013-01-28 1722
LIBERIA li 2013-06-12 11569
LIBYA ly 2014-01-13 39382
LIECHTENSTEIN ls 2014-01-27 114
LITHUANIA lh 2014-03-13 21777
LUXEMBOURG lu 2014-03-06 2239
MACAU mc 2014-04-03 343
MACEDONIA mk 2014-04-16 29201
MADAGASCAR ma 2013-05-02 37882
MALAWI mi 2013-01-29 10218
MALAYSIA my 2014-03-31 89002
MALDIVES mv 2013-03-19 1065
MALI ml 2014-04-07 31797
MALTA mt 2013-06-14 4168
MARSHALL ISLANDS rm 2014-04-03 5378
MARTINIQUE mb 2013-10-28 2031
MAURITANIA mr 2013-10-29 14604
MAURITIUS mp 2013-01-29 2027
MAYOTTE mf 2013-12-11 760
MEXICO mx 2014-04-18 210316
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MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF fm 2014-04-03 6431
MOLDOVA md 2014-04-17 7449
MONACO mn 2013-10-30 43
MONGOLIA mg 2014-01-22 19247
MONTENEGRO mj 2014-03-12 16522
MONTSERRAT mh 2013-10-28 314
MOROCCO mo 2013-10-29 64223
MOZAMBIQUE mz 2013-07-22 58829
NAMIBIA wa 2013-12-12 9750
NAURU nr 2013-01-23 83
NEPAL np 2014-03-20 2030
NETHERLANDS nl 2014-04-07 22740
NEW CALEDONIA nc 2014-01-14 5897
NEW ZEALAND nz 2013-10-30 19765
NICARAGUA nu 2013-07-19 8508
NIGER ng 2014-04-01 30802
NIGERIA ni 2014-04-14 60210
NIUE ne 2014-04-03 92
NO MAN'S LAND nm 2013-08-05 104
NORFOLK ISLAND nf 2013-01-16 3
NORTH KOREA kn 2014-04-07 79264
NORWAY no 2014-04-04 85477
OCEANS os 2014-04-11 908
OMAN mu 2014-02-10 11129
PAKISTAN pk 2014-03-29 185868
PALAU ps 2014-04-03 2953
PANAMA pm 2014-03-04 20547
PAPUA NEW GUINEA pp 2013-11-26 28956
PARACEL ISLANDS pf 2014-04-10 392
PARAGUAY pa 2013-10-29 4617
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PERU pe 2014-04-07 105374
PHILIPPINES rp 2014-01-31 113203
PITCAIRN ISLANDS pc 2013-04-10 50
POLAND pl 2014-04-17 62399
PORTUGAL po 2014-03-13 25702
QATAR qa 2014-04-03 2541
REUNION re 2013-10-28 1371
ROMANIA ro 2014-04-17 39555
RUSSIA rs 2014-04-17 746057
RWANDA rw 2013-12-05 20982
SAINT BARTHELEMY tb 2010-11-04 121
SAINT HELENA sh 2013-10-28 736
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS sc 2013-01-16 789
SAINT LUCIA st 2013-10-28 761
SAINT MARTIN rn 2012-11-07 274
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON sb 2014-03-13 563
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES vc 2013-10-28 344
SAMOA ws 2013-10-30 1147
SAN MARINO sm 2013-10-30 40
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE tp 2013-08-28 788
SAUDI ARABIA sa 2014-04-08 35614
SENEGAL sg 2013-10-29 16928
SERBIA ri 2014-03-18 29553
SEYCHELLES se 2013-01-16 558
SIERRA LEONE sl 2013-06-14 9800
SINGAPORE sn 2013-01-17 1652
SINT MAARTEN nn 2013-08-28 251
SLOVAKIA lo 2014-04-17 9819
SLOVENIA si 2014-03-18 7142
SOLOMON ISLANDS bp 2013-10-28 11901
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SOMALIA so 2014-03-13 25417
SOUTH AFRICA sf 2014-01-28 117577
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS sx 2013-01-16 719
SOUTH KOREA ks 2014-04-11 179541
SOUTH SUDAN od 2014-03-31 14814
SPAIN sp 2014-04-07 54422
SPRATLY ISLANDS pg 2014-04-14 1151
SRI LANKA ce 2014-01-28 56595
SUDAN su 2014-01-28 36737
SURINAME ns 2014-02-07 3978
SVALBARD sv 2014-03-18 11604
SWAZILAND wz 2013-01-24 574
SWEDEN sw 2014-04-15 98133
SWITZERLAND sz 2014-03-12 5874
SYRIA sy 2014-04-07 73125
TAIWAN tw 2014-03-21 155126
TAJIKISTAN ti 2014-04-07 9972
TANZANIA tz 2013-05-07 18236
THAILAND th 2014-04-10 455653
TIMOR-LESTE tt 2013-07-16 7630
TOGO to 2013-10-29 7502
TOKELAU tl 2013-10-28 76
TONGA tn 2013-09-16 1039
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO td 2014-01-23 2351
TROMELIN ISLAND te 1997-07-10 7
TUNISIA ts 2014-02-11 35612
TURKEY tu 2014-03-12 102800
TURKMENISTAN tx 2014-03-31 8154
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS tk 2013-10-28 205
TUVALU tv 2013-10-28 202
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UGANDA ug 2014-04-01 16222
UKRAINE up 2014-04-18 83685
UNDERSEA FEATURES uf 2014-04-14 10196
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ae 2013-10-30 8710
UNITED KINGDOM uk 2014-02-10 31921
URUGUAY uy 2013-03-15 9606
UZBEKISTAN uz 2014-04-07 13571
VANUATU nh 2013-05-09 5277
VATICAN CITY vt 2014-01-24 7
VENEZUELA ve 2014-04-07 73051
VIETNAM vm 2014-03-25 69300
WALLIS AND FUTUNA wf 2013-05-09 254
WEST BANK we 2014-01-17 14096
WESTERN SAHARA wi 2013-10-28 3641
YEMEN ym 2014-04-07 81500
ZAMBIA za 2013-12-05 38305
ZIMBABWE zi 2014-03-24 31580
 
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Document last modified April 21, 2014

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