List of FIPS country codes

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This is a list of FIPS 10-4 country codes for Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions.

The two-letter country codes were used by the US government for geographical data processing in many publications, such as the CIA World Factbook. The standard is also known as DAFIF 0413 ed 7 Amdt. No. 3 (Nov 2003) and as DIA 65-18 (Defense Intelligence Agency, 1994, "Geopolitical Data Elements and Related Features").

The FIPS standard includes both the codes for independent countries (similar but often incompatible with the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 standard) and the codes for top-level subdivision of the countries (similar to but usually incompatible with the ISO 3166-2 standard). The ISO 3166 codes are used by the United Nations and for Internet top-level country code domains.

Non-sovereign entities are in italics.

On September 2, 2008, FIPS 10-4 was one of ten standards withdrawn by NIST as a Federal Information Processing Standard.[1][2] It was replaced in the U.S. Government by the Geopolitical Entities, Names, and Codes (GENC), which is based on ISO 3166.[3]


Code Short-form name
AA  Aruba
AC  Antigua and Barbuda
AE  United Arab Emirates
AF  Afghanistan
AG  Algeria
AJ  Azerbaijan
AL  Albania
AM  Armenia
AN  Andorra
AO  Angola
AQ  American Samoa
AR  Argentina
AS  Australia
AT  Ashmore and Cartier Islands
AU  Austria
AV  Anguilla
AX  Akrotiri
AY  Antarctica


Code Short-form name
BA  Bahrain
BB  Barbados
BC  Botswana
BD  Bermuda
BE  Belgium
BF  Bahamas, The
BG  Bangladesh
BH  Belize
BK  Bosnia and Herzegovina
BL  Bolivia
BM  Burma
BN  Benin
BO  Belarus
BP  Solomon Islands
BQ  Navassa Island
BR  Brazil
BS French Southern and Antarctic Lands Bassas da India
BT  Bhutan
BU  Bulgaria
BV  Bouvet Island
BX  Brunei
BY  Burundi


Code Short-form name
CA  Canada
CB  Cambodia
CD  Chad
CE  Sri Lanka
CF  Congo (Brazzaville)
CG  Congo (Kinshasa)
CH  China
CI  Chile
CJ  Cayman Islands
CK  Cocos (Keeling) Islands
CM  Cameroon
CN  Comoros
CO  Colombia
CQ  Northern Mariana Islands
CR  Coral Sea Islands
CS  Costa Rica
CT  Central African Republic
CU  Cuba
CV  Cape Verde
CW  Cook Islands
CY  Cyprus


Code Short-form name
DA  Denmark
DJ  Djibouti
DO  Dominica
DQ  Jarvis Island
DR  Dominican Republic
DX  Dhekelia


Code Short-form name
EC  Ecuador
EG  Egypt
EI  Ireland
EK  Equatorial Guinea
EN  Estonia
ER  Eritrea
ES  El Salvador
ET  Ethiopia
EU French Southern and Antarctic Lands Europa Island
EZ  Czechia


Code Short-form name
FG  French Guiana
FI  Finland
FJ  Fiji
FK  Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
FM  Micronesia, Federated States of
FO  Faroe Islands
FP  French Polynesia
FQ  Baker Island
FR  France
FS  French Southern and Antarctic Lands


Code Short-form name
GA  Gambia, The
GB  Gabon
GG  Georgia
GH  Ghana
GI  Gibraltar
GJ  Grenada
GK  Guernsey
GL  Greenland
GM  Germany
GO French Southern and Antarctic Lands Glorioso Islands
GP  Guadeloupe
GQ  Guam
GR  Greece
GT  Guatemala
GV  Guinea
GY  Guyana
GZ  Gaza Strip


Code Short-form name
HA  Haiti
HK  Hong Kong
HM  Heard Island and McDonald Islands
HO  Honduras
HQ  Howland Island
HR  Croatia
HU  Hungary


Code Short-form name
IC  Iceland
ID  Indonesia
IM  Isle of Man
IN  India
IO  British Indian Ocean Territory
IP  Clipperton Island
IR  Iran
IS  Israel
IT  Italy
IV  Côte d'Ivoire
IZ  Iraq


Code Short-form name
JA  Japan
JE  Jersey
JM  Jamaica
JN  Jan Mayen
JO  Jordan
JQ  Johnston Atoll
JU French Southern and Antarctic Lands Juan de Nova Island


Code Short-form name
KE  Kenya
KG  Kyrgyzstan
KN  Korea, North
KQ  Kingman Reef
KR  Kiribati
KS  Korea, South
KT  Christmas Island
KU  Kuwait
KV  Kosovo
KZ  Kazakhstan


Code Short-form name
LA  Laos
LE  Lebanon
LG  Latvia
LH  Lithuania
LI  Liberia
LO  Slovakia
LQ  Palmyra Atoll
LS  Liechtenstein
LT  Lesotho
LU  Luxembourg
LY  Libya


Code Short-form name
MA  Madagascar
MB  Martinique
MC  Macau
MD  Moldova
MF  Mayotte
MG  Mongolia
MH  Montserrat
MI  Malawi
MJ[4]  Montenegro
MK  North Macedonia
ML  Mali
MN  Monaco
MO  Morocco
MP  Mauritius
MQ  Midway Islands
MR  Mauritania
MT  Malta
MU  Oman
MV  Maldives
MX  Mexico
MY  Malaysia
MZ  Mozambique


Code Short-form name
NC  New Caledonia
NE  Niue
NF  Norfolk Island
NG  Niger
NH  Vanuatu
NI  Nigeria
NL  Netherlands
NN  Sint Maarten
NO  Norway
NP    Nepal
NR  Nauru
NS  Suriname
NT  Netherlands Antilles
NU  Nicaragua
NZ  New Zealand


Code Short-form name
OD  South Sudan


Code Short-form name
PA  Paraguay
PC  Pitcairn Islands
PE  Peru
PF   Paracel Islands
PG   Spratly Islands
PJ   Etorofu, Habomai, Kunashiri, and Shikotan Islands
PK  Pakistan
PL  Poland
PM  Panama
PO  Portugal
PP  Papua New Guinea
PS  Palau
PU  Guinea-Bissau


Code Short-form name
QA  Qatar


Code Short-form name
RE  Réunion
RI  Serbia
RM  Marshall Islands
RN  Saint Martin
RO  Romania
RP  Philippines
RQ  Puerto Rico
RS  Russia
RW  Rwanda


Code Short-form name
SA  Saudi Arabia
SB  Saint Pierre and Miquelon
SC  Saint Kitts and Nevis
SE  Seychelles
SF  South Africa
SG  Senegal
SH  Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
SI  Slovenia
SL  Sierra Leone
SM  San Marino
SN  Singapore
SO  Somalia
SP  Spain
ST  Saint Lucia
SU  Sudan
SV  Svalbard
SW  Sweden
SX  South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
SY  Syria
SZ   Switzerland


Code Short-form name
TB  Saint Barthelemy
TD  Trinidad and Tobago
TE French Southern and Antarctic Lands Tromelin Island
TH  Thailand
TI  Tajikistan
TK  Turks and Caicos Islands
TL  Tokelau
TN  Tonga
TO  Togo
TP  Sao Tome and Principe
TS  Tunisia
TT  Timor-Leste
TU  Türkiye
TV  Tuvalu
TW  Taiwan
TX  Turkmenistan
TZ  Tanzania


Code Short-form name
UC  Curaçao
UG  Uganda
UK  United Kingdom
UP  Ukraine
US  United States
UV  Burkina Faso
UY  Uruguay
UZ  Uzbekistan


Code Short-form name
VC  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
VE  Venezuela
VI  British Virgin Islands
VM  Vietnam
VQ  United States Virgin Islands
VT  Vatican City


Code Short-form name
WA  Namibia
WE  West Bank
WF  Wallis and Futuna
WI  Western Sahara
WQ  Wake Island
WS  Samoa
WZ  Eswatini


Code Short-form name
YM  Yemen


Code Short-form name
ZA  Zambia
ZI  Zimbabwe


  • Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from Independent States (PDF). National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2011-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  • Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty (PDF). National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2010-12-08.

The complete standard can be found at:

Updates to previous version of the standard (before FIPS-10 was withdrawn in September 2008) are at:

Updates to the standard since September 2008 are at:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Institute of Standards and Technology (September 2, 2008). "Announcing Approval of the Withdrawal of Ten Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)" (PDF). 73 FR 51276. Federal Register. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  2. ^ National Institute of Standards and Technology. "Withdrawn FIPS Listed by Number". National Institute of Standards and Technology. Archived from the original on 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  3. ^ "Geopolitical Entities, Names, and Codes". NSG Standards Registry. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  4. ^ Previously the FIPS code for Montenegro was MW as shown in the table of the evolution of the FIPS codes over time and the current one is MJ as shown on U.S. State Department's website

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