Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates : Emirate)

USE  Abū Ẓaby (United Arab Emirates : Emirate)

Abū Ẓaby (United Arab Emirates : Emirate)

Assigned code:

[a-ts]  United Arab Emirates

UF    Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates : Emirate)


USE  Ethiopia


USE  Australian Capital Territory


USE  Azores

Adamawa (Emirate)

Assigned codes:

[f-cm]  Cameroon

[f-nr]    Nigeria


[Coded [a-ys] (Yemen (People's Democratic Republic)) before Oct. 1992]

Assigned code:

[a-ye]  Yemen (Republic)

Aden (Protectorate)

[Coded [a-ys] (Yemen (People's Democratic Republic)) before Oct. 1992]

Assigned code:

[a-ye]  Yemen (Republic)

Aden, Gulf of

Assigned code:

[mr]  Red Sea

UF    Gulf of Aden

Admiralty Islands (Papua New Guinea)

Assigned code:

[a-pp]  Papua New Guinea

Adriatic Sea

Assigned code:

[mm]  Mediterranean Sea

Advanced countries

USE  Developed countries

Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey)

Assigned codes:

[e-gr]  Greece

[a-tu]  Turkey

UF    Islands of the Aegean

Aegean Sea

Assigned codes:

[e-gr]  Greece

[a-tu]  Turkey

Afars and Issas, French Territory of the

USE  Djibouti

Afghanistan  [a-af]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Africa  [f]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Africa, Central  [fc]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Central Africa

Africa, East

Assigned code:

[fe]  Africa, Eastern

UF    British East Africa

East Africa

Africa, Eastern  [fe]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Eastern Africa

Africa, Equatorial

USE  Africa, French-speaking Equatorial

Africa, French-speaking Equatorial  [fq]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Africa, Equatorial

French Equatorial Africa

French-speaking Equatorial Africa

Africa, French-speaking West

Assigned code:

[fw]  Africa, West

UF    French-speaking West Africa

French West Africa

Africa, Italian East

USE  Africa, Northeast

Africa, North  [ff]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    North Africa

Africa, Northeast  [fh]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Africa, Italian East

East African Horn

Italian East Africa

Northeast Africa

Africa, Northwest

Assigned codes:

[ff]    Africa, North

[fw]  Africa, West

UF    Northwest Africa

Africa, South

USE  South Africa

Africa, Southern  [fs]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Southern Africa

Africa, Southwest

USE  Namibia

Africa, Sub-Saharan  [fb]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa, West  [fw]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    British West Africa

West Africa

Alabama  [n-us-al]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Alaska  [n-us-ak]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Alaska, Gulf of (Alaska)

Assigned code:

[pn]  North Pacific Ocean

UF    Gulf of Alaska (Alaska)

Albania  [e-aa]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    People's Socialist Republic of Albania

Alberta  [n-cn-ab]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Alderney (Channel Islands)

[Coded [e-uk-ui] (Great Britain Miscellaneous Island Dependencies) before April 2018]

Assigned code:

[e-gg]  Guernsey

Algeria  [f-ae]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

Alps  [ea]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Amazon River  [sa]  Authorities & Vocabularies


Assigned codes:

[n]  North America

[s]   South America

America, Central

USE  Central America

American Samoa  [poas]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Samoa, American

Amur River (China and Russia)  [aa]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Hei Ho (China and Russia)

Heilong Jiang (China and Russia)

Reka Amur (China and Russia)

Sakhalin Ula (China and Russia)

Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India)

Assigned code:

[a-ii]  India

Andean Area

USE  Andes

Andes  [sn]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Andean Area

Andorra  [e-an]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

USE  Sudan

Angola  [f-ao]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    People's Republic of Angola

Portuguese West Africa

West Africa, Portuguese

Anguilla  [nwxa]  Authorities & Vocabularies

[Coded [nwxi] (Saint Kitts-Nevis) before Mar. 1988]

Anhui Sheng (China)  [a-cc-an]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Anhwei Province (China)

Anhwei Province (China)

USE  Anhui Sheng (China)

Antarctic Ocean  [t]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Antarctic regions

USE  Antarctica

Antarctica  [t]  Authorities & Vocabularies

[Coded also [t-ay] (Antarctica) before Mar. 1988]

UF    Antarctic regions

South Pole


Assigned code:

[nwaq]  Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda  [nwaq]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Antilles, Greater

[Coded [nwga] (Greater Antilles) before Mar. 1988]

USE  West Indies

Antilles, Lesser  [nwla]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Lesser Antilles

Appalachian Mountains  [n-usa]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Appalachian Mountains, Southern

Assigned code:

[n-usa]  Appalachian Mountains

Appalachian Region

Assigned code:

[n-usa]  Appalachian Mountains

Aqaba, Gulf of

Assigned code:

[mr]  Red Sea

UF    Gulf of Aqaba

Arab countries  [ma]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Arabic countries

Arab Republic of Yemen

USE  Yemen (Republic)


USE  Arabian Peninsula

Arabia, Southern

Assigned codes:

[a-mk]  Oman

[a-ye]   Yemen (Republic)

Arabian Peninsula  [ar]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Arabia

Arabian Sea  [au]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Arabic countries

USE  Arab countries

Arafura Sea

Assigned code:

[ps]  South Pacific Ocean

Aran Islands (Ireland)

Assigned code:

[e-ie]  Ireland

Archipel des Marquises (French Polynesia)

USE  Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)

Arctic Ocean  [r]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Arctic regions  [r]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    North Pole

Argentina  [s-ag]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Arizona  [n-us-az]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Arkansas  [n-us-ar]  Authorities & Vocabularies


Assigned codes:

[a-ai]  Armenia (Republic)

[a-ir]   Iran

[a-tu]  Turkey

Armenia (Republic)  [a-ai]  Authorities & Vocabularies

[Coded [e-ur-ai] (Armenia (Republic)) before June 1998]

UF    Armenian S.S.R.

Armenian S.S.R.

USE  Armenia (Republic)

Aruba  [nwaw]  Authorities & Vocabularies

[Coded [nwco] (Curaçao) before Sept. 2002]

Ascension Island (Atlantic Ocean)  [lsai]  Authorities & Vocabularies


USE  Ghana

Ashmore and Cartier Islands  [u-ac]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Asia  [a]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Asia and Europe (treated collectively)

USE  Eurasia

Asia Minor

USE  Turkey

Asia, Central  [ac]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Central Asia

Soviet Central Asia

Asia, East

USE  East Asia

Asia, South

USE  South Asia

Asia, Southeastern

USE  Southeast Asia

Asia, Southwestern

USE  Middle East

Asia, Western

USE  Middle East

Atlantic Coast (U.S.)

Assigned code:

[n-us]  United States

Atlantic Ocean  [l]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Atlantic States

Assigned code:

[n-us]  United States

Atlantic States, South

USE  South Atlantic States

Atlas Mountains  [fa]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Austral Islands (French Polynesia)

Assigned code:

[pofp]  French Polynesia

UF    Tubuai Islands (French Polynesia)

Australasia  [u]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Australia  [u-at]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Australia, Central

USE  Central Australia

Australia, Eastern

USE  Eastern Australia

Australia, Northern

USE  Northern Australia

Australia, Western

USE  Western Australia

Australian Capital Territory  [u-at-ac]  Authorities & Vocabularies

[Coded [u-at-ne] (New South Wales) before Sept. 2002]

UF    A.C.T.

Federal Capital Territory

Austria  [e-au]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Azad Jammu and Kashmir

USE  Azad Kashmir

Azad Kashmir

Assigned code:

[a-pk]  Pakistan

UF    Azad Jammu and Kashmir


Azerbaijan  [a-aj]  Authorities & Vocabularies

[Coded [e-ur-aj] (Azerbaijan) before June 1998]

UF    Azerbaijan S.S.R.

Azerbaijan S.S.R.

USE  Azerbaijan

Azores  [lnaz]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Açores

See also:

Geographic Area Name Sequence