Names of countries

Type of document:
Standard
Organization:
ISO TC 46
Year:
2006
Description
ISO 3166, "Codes for the names of countries and their subdivisions," is a three part standard that specifies codes for countries and their subdivisions, and includes guidelines for the implementation and maintenance of the codes. It is intended for use in any application requiring the expression of current country names in coded form.
  1. Country codes (2006)
  2. Country subdivision codes (2007)
  3. Code for formerly used names of countries (1999)
Workflow stage:
1.3, 1.8, 1.10
Business value:
Applicable to a broad range of applications requiring language identification, particularly computer systems: terminology, lexicography, information management, documentation archival and retrieval, information services, information technology, search engines, and multilinguistic cultural and economic exchange.
Web site:
http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes.htm
Note: Country codes can also be searched on the ISO Online Browsing Platform

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