Country codes are short alphabetic or numeric geographical codes (geocodes) developed to represent countries and dependent areas, for use in data processing and communications. Several different systems have been developed to do this. The most famous of these is ISO 3166-1. The term country code frequently refers to international dialing codes, the E.164 country calling codes.

ISO 3166-1Edit

This standard defines for most of the countries and dependent areas in the world:

The two-letter codes are used as the basis for some other codes or applications, e.g.

For more applications see ISO 3166-1 alpha-2.

Other country codesEdit

The developers of ISO 3166 intended that in time it would replace other coding systems in existence.

Other codingsEdit

The following can represent countries:

  • The initial digits of International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN) are group identifiers for countries, areas, or language regions.
  • The first three digits of GS1 Company Prefixes used to identify products, e.g. in barcodes, designate (national) numbering agencies.

Lists of country codes by countryEdit

(Links to the Wikipedia pages so that this wiki does not have to watch for changes): A - B - C - D-E - F - G - H-I - J-K - L - M - N - Q-R - S - T - U-Z

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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