United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations

Available: UN/LOCODE 2006-2 Online UN/LOCODE Entry Request System is available at:

UN/LOCODE 25 years
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the "United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations" known as "UN/LOCODE". Although managed and maintained by the UNECE, it is the product of a wide collaboration in the framework of the joint trade facilitation effort undertaken within the United Nations.

Initiated within the ECE Working Party on Trade Facilitation, UN/LOCODE is based on a code structure set up by ECLAC and a list of locations originating in ESCAP, developed in UNCTAD in co-operation with transport organisations like IATA and the ICS and with active contributions from national governments and commercial bodies. Its first issue in 1981 provided codes to represent the names of some 8000 locations in the world.

UN/LOCODE 2006-2 includes over 54705 locations in 243 countries and installations in international waters. It is used by most major shipping companies, by freight forwarders and in the manufacturing industry around the world. It is also applied by national governments and in trade related activities, such as statistics where it is used by the European Union, by the UPU for certain postal services, etc. (read more....)
Location Code list: Display UN/LOCODE by Country New version 2006-2 [more...]
Country Codes: 2-letter codes for countries according to ISO 3166-1 [more...]
Subdivision Codes: 1-3 characters codes for selected countries according to ISO 3166-2 [more...]
UN/LOCODE Manual: Text describing the features of UN/LOCODE, code classifiers used, request and change procedures, etc. [more...]
Secretariat Note: Note by the secretariat introducing the latest version of UN/LOCODE [more...
LOCODE Request Form: Online UN/LOCODE Entry Request System.[ ] New 
Download: Download the complete (with codes list, support codes, UN/LOCODE manual, but without secretariat note)
(MS Access database, CSV (comma delimited) and TXT formats) [more...]


If you are interested in the full text of UNECE Recommendation N° 16, the formal basis for UN/LOCODE, this can be consulted on