List of FIPS country codes

This is a list of FIPS 10-4 country codes for Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions.

The two-letter country codes were used by the US government for geographical data processing in many publications, such as the CIA World Factbook. The standard is also known as DAFIF 0413 ed 7 Amdt. No. 3 (Nov 2003) and as DIA 65-18 (Defense Intelligence Agency, 1994, "Geopolitical Data Elements and Related Features").

The FIPS standard includes both the codes for independent countries (similar but sometimes incompatible with the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 standard) and the codes for top-level subdivision of the countries (similar to but usually incompatible with the ISO 3166-2 standard). The ISO 3166 codes are used by the United Nations and for Internet top-level country code domains.

Non-sovereign entities are in italics.

On September 2, 2008, FIPS 10-4 was one of ten standards withdrawn by NIST as a Federal Information Processing Standard.[1][2] It was replaced in the U.S. Government by the Geopolitical Entities, Names, and Codes (GENC), which is based on ISO 3166.[3]

AEdit

Code Short-form name
AA   Aruba
AC   Antigua and Barbuda
AE   United Arab Emirates
AF   Afghanistan
AG   Algeria
AJ   Azerbaijan
AL   Albania
AM   Armenia
AN   Andorra
AO   Angola
AQ   American Samoa
AR   Argentina
AS   Australia
AT   Ashmore and Cartier Islands
AU   Austria
AV   Anguilla
AX   Akrotiri
AY   Antarctica

BEdit

Code Short-form name
BA   Bahrain
BB   Barbados
BC   Botswana
BD   Bermuda
BE   Belgium
BF   Bahamas, The
BG   Bangladesh
BH   Belize
BK   Bosnia and Herzegovina
BL   Bolivia
BM   Burma
BN   Benin
BO   Belarus
BP   Solomon Islands
BQ   Navassa Island
BR   Brazil
BS   Bassas da India
BT   Bhutan
BU   Bulgaria
BV   Bouvet Island
BX   Brunei
BY   Burundi

CEdit

Code Short-form name
CA   Canada
CB   Cambodia
CD   Chad
CE   Sri Lanka
CF   Congo (Brazzaville)
CG   Congo (Kinshasa)
CH   China
CI   Chile
CJ   Cayman Islands
CK   Cocos (Keeling) Islands
CM   Cameroon
CN   Comoros
CO   Colombia
CQ   Northern Mariana Islands
CR   Coral Sea Islands
CS   Costa Rica
CT   Central African Republic
CU   Cuba
CV   Cape Verde
CW   Cook Islands
CY   Cyprus

DEdit

Code Short-form name
DA   Denmark
DJ   Djibouti
DO   Dominica
DQ   Jarvis Island
DR   Dominican Republic
DX   Dhekelia

EEdit

Code Short-form name
EC   Ecuador
EG   Egypt
EI   Ireland
EK   Equatorial Guinea
EN   Estonia
ER   Eritrea
ES   El Salvador
ET   Ethiopia
EU   Europa Island
EZ   Czech Republic

FEdit

Code Short-form name
FG   French Guiana
FI   Finland
FJ   Fiji
FK   Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
FM   Micronesia, Federated States of
FO   Faroe Islands
FP   French Polynesia
FQ   Baker Island
FR   France
FS   French Southern and Antarctic Lands

GEdit

Code Short-form name
GA   Gambia, The
GB   Gabon
GG   Georgia
GH   Ghana
GI   Gibraltar
GJ   Grenada
GK   Guernsey
GL   Greenland
GM   Germany
GO   Glorioso Islands
GP   Guadeloupe
GQ   Guam
GR   Greece
GT   Guatemala
GV   Guinea
GY   Guyana
GZ   Gaza Strip

HEdit

Code Short-form name
HA   Haiti
HK   Hong Kong
HM   Heard Island and McDonald Islands
HO   Honduras
HQ   Howland Island
HR   Croatia
HU   Hungary

IEdit

Code Short-form name
IC   Iceland
ID   Indonesia
IM   Isle of Man
IN   India
IO   British Indian Ocean Territory
IP   Clipperton Island
IR   Iran
IS   Israel
IT   Italy
IV   Côte d'Ivoire
IZ   Iraq

JEdit

Code Short-form name
JA   Japan
JE   Jersey
JM   Jamaica
JN   Jan Mayen
JO   Jordan
JQ   Johnston Atoll
JU   Juan de Nova Island

KEdit

Code Short-form name
KE   Kenya
KG   Kyrgyzstan
KN   Korea, North
KQ   Kingman Reef
KR   Kiribati
KS   Korea, South
KT   Christmas Island
KU   Kuwait
KV   Kosovo
KZ   Kazakhstan

LEdit

Code Short-form name
LA   Laos
LE   Lebanon
LG   Latvia
LH   Lithuania
LI   Liberia
LO   Slovakia
LQ   Palmyra Atoll
LS   Liechtenstein
LT   Lesotho
LU   Luxembourg
LY   Libya

MEdit

Code Short-form name
MA   Madagascar
MB   Martinique
MC   Macau
MD   Moldova
MF   Mayotte
MG   Mongolia
MH   Montserrat
MI   Malawi
MJ[4]   Montenegro
MK   North Macedonia
ML   Mali
MN   Monaco
MO   Morocco
MP   Mauritius
MQ   Midway Islands
MR   Mauritania
MT   Malta
MU   Oman
MV   Maldives
MX   Mexico
MY   Malaysia
MZ   Mozambique

NEdit

Code Short-form name
NC   New Caledonia
NE   Niue
NF   Norfolk Island
NG   Niger
NH   Vanuatu
NI   Nigeria
NL   Netherlands
NN   Sint Maarten
NO   Norway
NP     Nepal
NR   Nauru
NS   Suriname
NT   Netherlands Antilles
NU   Nicaragua
NZ   New Zealand

OEdit

Code Short-form name
OD   South Sudan

PEdit

Code Short-form name
PA   Paraguay
PC   Pitcairn Islands
PE   Peru
PF   Paracel Islands
PG   Spratly Islands
PJ   Etorofu, Habomai, Kunashiri, and Shikotan Islands
PK   Pakistan
PL   Poland
PM   Panama
PO   Portugal
PP   Papua New Guinea
PS   Palau
PU   Guinea-Bissau

QEdit

Code Short-form name
QA   Qatar

REdit

Code Short-form name
RE   Réunion
RI   Serbia
RM   Marshall Islands
RN   Saint Martin
RO   Romania
RP   Philippines
RQ   Puerto Rico
RS   Russia
RW   Rwanda

SEdit

Code Short-form name
SA   Saudi Arabia
SB   Saint Pierre and Miquelon
SC   Saint Kitts and Nevis
SE   Seychelles
SF   South Africa
SG   Senegal
SH   Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
SI   Slovenia
SL   Sierra Leone
SM   San Marino
SN   Singapore
SO   Somalia
SP   Spain
ST   Saint Lucia
SU   Sudan
SV   Svalbard
SW   Sweden
SX   South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
SY   Syria
SZ    Switzerland

TEdit

Code Short-form name
TB   Saint Barthelemy
TD   Trinidad and Tobago
TE   Tromelin Island
TH   Thailand
TI   Tajikistan
TK   Turks and Caicos Islands
TL   Tokelau
TN   Tonga
TO   Togo
TP   Sao Tome and Principe
TS   Tunisia
TT   Timor-Leste
TU   Turkey
TV   Tuvalu
TW   Taiwan
TX   Turkmenistan
TZ   Tanzania

UEdit

Code Short-form name
UC   Curaçao
UG   Uganda
UK   United Kingdom
UP   Ukraine
US   United States
UV   Burkina Faso
UY   Uruguay
UZ   Uzbekistan

VEdit

Code Short-form name
VC   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
VE   Venezuela
VI   British Virgin Islands
VM   Vietnam
VQ   United States Virgin Islands
VT    Vatican City

WEdit

Code Short-form name
WA   Namibia
WE   West Bank
WF   Wallis and Futuna
WI   Western Sahara
WQ   Wake Island
WS   Samoa
WZ   Eswatini

YEdit

Code Short-form name
YM   Yemen

ZEdit

Code Short-form name
ZA   Zambia
ZI   Zimbabwe

ResourcesEdit

  •   This article incorporates public domain material from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency document: "Independent States" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-09-10. (Archived by WebCite at https://www.webcitation.org/5nfnoYGve)
  •   This article incorporates public domain material from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency document: "Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-12-08. (Archived by WebCite at https://www.webcitation.org/5uokQ6gbu)

The complete standard can be found at:

Updates to previous version of the standard (before FIPS-10 was withdrawn in September 2008) are at:

Updates to the standard since September 2008 are at:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Institute of Standards and Technology (September 2, 2008). "Announcing Approval of the Withdrawal of Ten Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)" (PDF). 73 FR 51276. Federal Register. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  2. ^ National Institute of Standards and Technology. "Withdrawn FIPS Listed by Number". National Institute of Standards and Technology. Archived from the original on 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  3. ^ "Geopolitical Entities, Names, and Codes". NSG Standards Registry. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  4. ^ Previously the FIPS code for Montenegro was MW as shown in the table of the evolution of the FIPS codes over time and the current one is MJ as shown on U.S. State Department's website

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