Assigned code:

[a-iq]  Iraq

Bahamas  [nwbf]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Bahrain  [a-ba]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Bahrein


USE  Bahrain

Balearic Islands (Spain)

Assigned code:

[e-sp]  Spain

Balkan Peninsula  [ed]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Europe, Southeastern

Southeastern Europe

Baltic Sea

Assigned code:

[ln]  North Atlantic Ocean

Baltic States  [eb]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Banaba (Kiribati)

Assigned code:

[pokb]  Kiribati

UF    Ocean Island (Kiribati)

Bangladesh  [a-bg]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    East Pakistan (Pakistan)

Banks Islands (Vanuatu)

Assigned code:

[ponn]  Vanuatu

Barbados  [nwbb]  Authorities & Vocabularies


[Coded [nwbc] (Barbuda) before Mar. 1988]

Assigned code:

[nwaq]  Antigua and Barbuda

Barents Sea

Assigned code:

[r]  Arctic Ocean


USE  Lesotho

Bay of Bengal

USE  Bengal, Bay of

Bay of Fundy

USE  Fundy, Bay of

Bear Island (Norway)

Assigned code:

[lnsb]  Svalbard (Norway)

UF    Bjørnøya (Norway)

Beaufort Sea

Assigned code:

[r]  Arctic Ocean


USE  Botswana

Beijing (China)  [a-cc-pe]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Peiping (China)

Peking (China)

Belarus  [e-bw]  Authorities & Vocabularies

[Coded [e-ur-bw] (Belarus) before June 1998]

UF    Belorussian S.S.R.

Byelorussian S.S.R.

White Russia


USE  Palau

Belgian Congo

USE  Congo (Democratic Republic)

Belgium  [e-be]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Belize  [ncbh]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    British Honduras

Belorussian S.S.R.

USE  Belarus

Benelux countries  [el]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Low countries

Bengal, Bay of  [ab]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Bay of Bengal

Benin  [f-dm]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Dahomey

People's Republic of Benin

Bering Sea

Assigned code:

[pn]  North Pacific Ocean

Berlin (Germany)

[Coded [e-gx] (Germany) for Berlin as a whole; [e-ge] (Germany (East)) for East Berlin; or [e-gw] (Germany (West)) for West Berlin before Jan. 1991]

Assigned code:

[e-gx]  Germany

UF    East Berlin

West Berlin

Bermuda Islands  [lnbm]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Bermuda Triangle

Assigned code:

[ln]  North Atlantic Ocean

Bhutan  [a-bt]  Authorities & Vocabularies


[Coded [f-by] (Biafra) before Mar. 1988]

USE  Nigeria

Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)

Assigned code:

[poxe]  Marshall Islands

Bioco (Equatorial Guinea)

USE  Fernando Po (Equatorial Guinea)

Bioko (Equatorial Guinea)

USE  Fernando Po (Equatorial Guinea)

Bismarck Archipelago (Papua New Guinea)

Assigned code:

[a-pp]  Papua New Guinea

Bjørnøya (Norway)

USE  Bear Island (Norway)

Black Sea  [mb]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Blue Ridge Mountains

Assigned code:

[n-usa]  Appalachian Mountains

Bo Hai (China)  [a-ccp]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Bohai (China : Gulf)

Chihli, Gulf of (China)

Po Gulf (China)

Po Hai (China)

Bohai (China : Gulf)

USE  Bo Hai (China)

Bolivia  [s-bo]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Bonaire  [nwbn]  Authorities & Vocabularies

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

UF    Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles)

Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles)

USE  Bonaire

Bophuthatswana (South Africa)

Assigned code:

[f-sa]  South Africa

Borneo  [a-bn]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Bosnia and Hercegovina

USE  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina  [e-bn]  Authorities & Vocabularies

[Coded [e-yu] (Yugoslavia) before Oct. 1992]

UF    Bosnia and Hercegovina

Botswana  [f-bs]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Bechuanaland

Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea)

Assigned code:

[a-pp]  Papua New Guinea

Bouvet Island  [lsbv]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Brazil  [s-bl]  Authorities & Vocabularies


USE  Congo (Brazzaville)

British Columbia  [n-cn-bc]  Authorities & Vocabularies

British Commonwealth countries

USE  Commonwealth countries

British Dominions

USE  Commonwealth countries

British East Africa

USE  Africa, East

British Guiana

USE  Guyana

British Honduras

USE  Belize

British Indian Ocean Territory  [i-bi]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Chagos Islands

Indian Ocean Territory, British

British Isles

Assigned codes:

[e-uk]  Great Britain

[e-ie]   Ireland

British North Borneo

USE  Sabah

British Solomon Islands

USE  Solomon Islands

British Somaliland

USE  Somalia

British Togoland

USE  Togoland (British)

British Virgin Islands  [nwvb]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands, British

Virgin Islands (Great Britain)

Virgin Islands (Presidency)

British West Africa

USE  Africa, West

Brownsea Island (England)

Assigned code:

[e-uk-en]  England

Brunei  [a-bx]  Authorities & Vocabularies

Bulgaria  [e-bu]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    People's Republic of Bulgaria

Burkina Faso  [f-uv]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Upper Volta

Burma  [a-br]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    Myanmar

Burundi  [f-bd]  Authorities & Vocabularies

UF    German East Africa

Byelorussian S.S.R.

USE  Belarus

Byzantine Empire

Assigned code:

[mm]  Mediterranean Region

See also:

Geographic Area Name Sequence