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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 Last Update May 02, 2011

Estimated Database next update - May 09, 2011

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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Note:
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 §445."

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Country Name Country Code Most Recent Modification Date (Number of Modified Records on day of last modification) Number of Records
AFGHANISTAN AF 2011-05-02 (26) 321226
ALBANIA AL 2010-11-15 (1) 24084
ALGERIA AG 2011-04-07 (5) 66633
ANDORRA AN 2011-02-25 (200) 3062
ANGOLA AO 2011-04-18 (28) 45380
ANGUILLA AV 2010-11-04 (2) 187
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AC 2008-12-05 (1) 690
ARGENTINA AR 2011-03-08 (6097) 51666
ARMENIA AM 2011-03-30 (1875) 4681
ARUBA AA 2008-12-05 (1) 300
ASHMORE AND CARTIER ISLANDS AT 2007-02-28 (1) 17
AUSTRALIA AS 2008-12-05 (1) 66249
AUSTRIA AU 2011-04-08 (17) 44050
AZERBAIJAN AJ 2011-04-12 (8059) 15868
BAHAMAS, THE BF 2011-02-14 (90) 2615
BAHRAIN BA 2011-02-22 (5) 1269
BANGLADESH BG 2011-02-16 (7) 56445
BARBADOS BB 2008-09-26 (1) 760
BASSAS DA INDIA BS 1993-12-21 (8) 8
BELARUS BO 2011-04-11 (7631) 20969
BELGIUM BE 2011-02-03 (69) 28431
BELIZE BH 2006-02-02 (3) 2596
BENIN BN 2011-04-26 (1) 6500
BERMUDA BD 2001-05-04 (12) 713
BHUTAN BT 2011-02-14 (40) 547
BOLIVIA BL 2010-09-22 (55) 34541
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BK 2009-09-10 (2) 55118
BOTSWANA BC 2011-04-07 (10) 3275
BOUVET ISLAND BV 2005-09-30 (2) 110
BRAZIL BR 2011-04-11 (497) 110822
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BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY IO 2008-12-08 (9) 129
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VI 2008-09-26 (1) 604
BRUNEI BX 2008-12-05 (2) 1287
BULGARIA BU 2009-03-01 (34) 25907
BURKINA FASO UV 2009-09-10 (1) 13016
BURMA BM 2011-04-05 (13) 54993
BURUNDI BY 2011-03-11 (616) 11093
CAMBODIA CB 2011-03-16 (5023) 22118
CAMEROON CM 2011-04-13 (58) 24326
CANADA CA 2010-09-02 (3) 22222
CAPE VERDE CV 2011-03-25 (1) 998
CAYMAN ISLANDS CJ 1997-08-29 (2) 325
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CT 2011-03-08 (4880) 17605
CHAD CD 2011-04-07 (5) 27384
CHILE CI 2010-12-07 (29) 42265
CHINA CH 2011-04-25 (372) 495462
CHRISTMAS ISLAND KT 2007-02-28 (1) 80
CLIPPERTON ISLAND IP 1997-07-12 (2) 2
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS CK 2007-02-28 (2) 86
COLOMBIA CO 2011-04-26 (4) 76045
COMOROS CN 2009-09-10 (1) 1805
CONGO CF 2011-02-18 (12) 12773
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CG 2011-03-25 (5) 32372
COOK ISLANDS CW 2011-01-18 (29) 805
CORAL SEA ISLANDS CR 2007-02-28 (1) 145
COSTA RICA CS 2011-03-04 (1508) 5463
CROATIA HR 2009-09-10 (2) 28780
CUBA CU 2011-04-14 (11) 46295
CURAÇAO UC 2010-11-05 (3) 599
CYPRUS CY 2009-12-23 (2) 8903
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CZECH REPUBLIC EZ 2011-02-10 (2422) 26892
CôTE D'IVOIRE IV 2010-09-30 (2) 19266
DENMARK DA 2011-03-03 (2) 19497
DJIBOUTI DJ 2009-03-18 (584) 7383
DOMINICA DO 2007-02-28 (4) 494
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DR 2011-03-09 (1649) 28611
ECUADOR EC 2010-08-31 (54) 16987
EGYPT EG 2011-04-28 (1) 44206
EL SALVADOR ES 2010-10-27 (2) 9474
EQUATORIAL GUINEA EK 2011-02-25 (4957) 5841
ERITREA ER 2010-02-02 (2) 6635
ESTONIA EN 2010-11-30 (2) 14168
ETHIOPIA ET 2010-01-21 (3) 28576
EUROPA ISLAND EU 1996-11-29 (2) 5
FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS) FK 2011-04-04 (1413) 1920
FAROE ISLANDS FO 2011-01-04 (1997) 2652
FIJI FJ 2010-09-30 (1) 13305
FINLAND FI 2011-04-14 (21) 53368
FRANCE FR 2010-11-24 (2361) 97628
FRENCH GUIANA FG 2011-03-15 (2057) 3993
FRENCH POLYNESIA FP 2010-11-18 (8) 4337
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDS FS 2011-02-25 (1400) 2505
GABON GB 2011-02-18 (17) 7950
GAMBIA, THE GA 2010-09-02 (2587) 3240
GAZA STRIP GZ 2010-07-02 (4) 361
GEORGIA GG 2011-03-24 (31) 15250
GERMANY GM 2011-01-12 (1) 169430
GHANA GH 2011-05-02 (856) 20252
GIBRALTAR GI 2005-02-23 (4) 297
GLORIOSO ISLANDS GO 1997-07-10 (2) 14
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GREECE GR 2011-04-05 (4) 44585
GREENLAND GL 2011-01-20 (114) 12539
GRENADA GJ 2007-02-28 (2) 851
GUADELOUPE GP 2010-11-29 (1468) 2011
GUATEMALA GT 2010-11-08 (1) 16546
GUERNSEY GK 2007-03-20 (160) 958
GUINEA GV 2010-09-02 (9) 13036
GUINEA-BISSAU PU 2008-12-05 (3) 8689
GUYANA GY 2008-10-16 (1) 7910
HAITI HA 2010-10-04 (2) 17962
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS HM 2007-02-28 (3) 136
HONDURAS HO 2010-10-04 (7) 24448
HONG KONG HK 2011-03-29 (14) 3114
HUNGARY HU 2011-04-14 (416) 29885
ICELAND IC 2011-02-10 (1235) 17229
INDIA IN 2011-04-15 (43) 57562
INDONESIA ID 2011-04-29 (15) 386678
IRAN IR 2011-04-29 (122) 428638
IRAQ IZ 2011-04-07 (33) 113911
IRELAND EI 2010-11-22 (2) 24747
ISLE OF MAN IM 1997-08-29 (2) 127
ISRAEL IS 2011-04-11 (29) 8153
ITALY IT 2011-03-01 (1230) 33599
JAMAICA JM 2011-03-31 (2841) 4965
JAN MAYEN JN 2003-07-29 (426) 431
JAPAN JA 2011-02-11 (27) 94689
JERSEY JE 2007-06-15 (457) 550
JORDAN JO 2011-03-31 (2791) 13415
JUAN DE NOVA ISLAND JU 2010-09-30 (5) 5
KAZAKHSTAN KZ 2010-02-03 (24) 33378
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KENYA KE 2011-04-14 (41) 30114
KIRIBATI KR 2007-02-28 (3) 694
KOSOVO KV 2009-09-09 (1) 12777
KUWAIT KU 2011-03-29 (4) 2830
KYRGYZSTAN KG 2010-10-15 (9) 3839
LAOS LA 2011-02-09 (211) 28222
LATVIA LG 2011-02-17 (2) 16581
LEBANON LE 2011-01-18 (26) 42917
LESOTHO LT 2010-12-01 (769) 1631
LIBERIA LI 2009-03-31 (2) 11541
LIBYA LY 2011-04-20 (503) 38474
LIECHTENSTEIN LS 2007-02-28 (3) 109
LITHUANIA LH 2011-04-04 (3) 21702
LUXEMBOURG LU 2009-07-24 (5) 1603
MACAU MC 2011-04-15 (4) 351
MACEDONIA MK 2011-02-22 (252) 7619
MADAGASCAR MA 2011-03-21 (29889) 37802
MALAWI MI 2010-12-20 (1484) 10117
MALAYSIA MY 2011-05-02 (532) 86680
MALDIVES MV 2011-04-26 (243) 1024
MALI ML 2011-04-07 (5) 31454
MALTA MT 2009-12-17 (1) 4028
MARSHALL ISLANDS RM 2010-10-05 (1) 5336
MARTINIQUE MB 2010-10-26 (1132) 2029
MAURITANIA MR 2011-04-07 (5) 14577
MAURITIUS MP 2010-09-30 (1) 2026
MAYOTTE MF 2010-11-18 (5) 438
MEXICO MX 2010-11-09 (1) 115307
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF FM 2010-01-14 (46) 6408
MOLDOVA MD 2010-03-31 (1) 7392
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MONACO MN 2007-02-28 (2) 34
MONGOLIA MG 2011-02-02 (3) 19145
MONTENEGRO MJ 2010-07-27 (1) 16347
MONTSERRAT MH 1997-07-07 (3) 311
MOROCCO MO 2011-04-04 (1) 62376
MOZAMBIQUE MZ 2011-04-05 (4) 58763
NAMIBIA WA 2011-02-02 (42) 9707
NAURU NR 1996-11-29 (4) 69
NEPAL NP 2011-04-08 (1129) 1986
NETHERLANDS NL 2011-02-22 (15966) 21577
NEW CALEDONIA NC 2010-11-18 (4) 5888
NEW ZEALAND NZ 2009-11-17 (1) 19668
NICARAGUA NU 2011-03-01 (2253) 8045
NIGER NG 2010-11-30 (2) 31677
NIGERIA NI 2011-04-13 (62) 57628
NIUE NE 1996-11-29 (2) 92
NO MAN'S LAND NM 1994-04-12 (35) 92
NORFOLK ISLAND NF 2007-02-28 (1) 2
NORTH KOREA KN 2011-04-19 (16) 77643
NORWAY NO 2010-03-17 (3) 84041
OCEANS OS 2010-03-17 (2) 898
OMAN MU 2011-04-25 (1) 8762
PAKISTAN PK 2011-04-26 (13702) 184034
PALAU PS 2008-03-14 (133) 2947
PANAMA PM 2011-02-15 (21) 20531
PAPUA NEW GUINEA PP 2010-02-19 (59) 28162
PARACEL ISLANDS PF 2006-08-03 (121) 476
PARAGUAY PA 2011-02-02 (2) 4602
PERU PE 2011-04-11 (1) 102643
PHILIPPINES RP 2011-04-28 (1) 93342
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PITCAIRN ISLANDS PC 2007-02-28 (1) 48
POLAND PL 2011-04-25 (3298) 62185
PORTUGAL PO 2010-11-03 (3174) 25082
QATAR QA 2011-02-28 (14) 2512
REUNION RE 2011-02-28 (1109) 1369
ROMANIA RO 2009-03-01 (8) 39520
RUSSIA RS 2011-05-02 (4) 684661
RWANDA RW 2011-03-03 (2) 20958
SAINT BARTHELEMY TB 2010-11-04 (8) 121
SAINT HELENA SH 2011-02-11 (6) 736
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS SC 2010-11-04 (1) 788
SAINT LUCIA ST 2008-12-05 (2) 750
SAINT MARTIN RN 2010-11-04 (50) 274
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON SB 2007-02-28 (7) 542
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES VC 1996-10-16 (25) 339
SAMOA WS 2010-01-05 (1) 1144
SAN MARINO SM 2011-02-24 (3) 31
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE TP 2007-02-28 (8) 787
SAUDI ARABIA SA 2011-04-28 (2021) 34273
SENEGAL SG 2010-09-02 (2152) 16794
SERBIA RI 2010-10-08 (25) 28990
SEYCHELLES SE 2010-09-30 (1) 557
SIERRA LEONE SL 2009-06-17 (213) 9783
SINGAPORE SN 2007-02-28 (1) 1654
SINT MAARTEN NN 2010-11-04 (243) 243
SLOVAKIA LO 2011-04-08 (3) 9723
SLOVENIA SI 2011-02-02 (28) 7012
SOLOMON ISLANDS BP 2011-04-05 (23) 11778
SOMALIA SO 2011-04-11 (191) 24485
SOUTH AFRICA SF 2011-04-01 (481) 116928
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SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS SX 2009-04-30 (2) 719
SOUTH KOREA KS 2011-04-26 (5613) 168515
SPAIN SP 2011-03-23 (13) 53632
SPRATLY ISLANDS PG 1995-11-20 (3) 266
SRI LANKA CE 2011-03-15 (1) 56696
SUDAN SU 2011-04-05 (1) 45357
SURINAME NS 2008-09-27 (15) 3836
SVALBARD SV 2011-03-30 (7196) 11603
SWAZILAND WZ 2007-02-28 (3) 508
SWEDEN SW 2010-03-17 (5) 97974
SWITZERLAND SZ 2011-02-25 (4173) 5283
SYRIA SY 2011-04-04 (2133) 37485
TAIWAN TW 2011-04-28 (34) 155002
TAJIKISTAN TI 2011-04-12 (12) 7135
TANZANIA TZ 2011-03-11 (9) 17935
THAILAND TH 2011-04-28 (96) 173580
TIMOR-LESTE TT 2011-02-15 (79) 7188
TOGO TO 2009-03-12 (1013) 7463
TOKELAU TL 1993-12-22 (76) 76
TONGA TN 2007-02-28 (1) 962
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TD 2010-12-01 (1201) 2112
TROMELIN ISLAND TE 1997-07-10 (2) 7
TUNISIA TS 2011-04-04 (1) 35504
TURKEY TU 2011-04-12 (1) 95613
TURKMENISTAN TX 2011-03-31 (1324) 6321
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS TK 2008-09-24 (1) 205
TUVALU TV 2002-11-08 (4) 190
UGANDA UG 2011-04-01 (453) 12136
UKRAINE UP 2010-05-21 (14) 56147
UNDERSEA FEATURES UF 2011-03-28 (4) 9520
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AE 2011-04-26 (488) 5003
UNITED KINGDOM UK 2011-04-01 (1) 31745
URUGUAY UY 2009-04-29 (2) 9472
UZBEKISTAN UZ 2011-04-18 (29) 11068
VANUATU NH 2011-03-24 (15) 5120
VATICAN CITY VT 2007-02-28 (5) 6
VENEZUELA VE 2010-11-15 (1813) 72517
VIETNAM VM 2010-12-23 (2) 48028
WALLIS AND FUTUNA WF 2010-11-18 (5) 250
WEST BANK WE 2011-03-14 (425) 8962
WESTERN SAHARA WI 2011-04-07 (5) 3616
YEMEN YM 2011-04-28 (3) 62483
ZAMBIA ZA 2011-02-25 (2187) 38191
ZIMBABWE ZI 2011-04-05 (5) 31432
 
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