Automatically updated country data containing ISO codes and English country names, powered by free MaxMind data.
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Bright Nucleus Country Codes Database

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This is a Composer plugin that provides an automated version of the free MaxMind GeoLite CSV Country Codes database.

The main advantage is that the downloaded database will be checked for updates on each composer install and composer update.

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This product includes GeoLite Legacy data created by MaxMind, available from


The only thing you need to do to make this work is adding this package as a dependency to your project:

composer require brightnucleus/country-codes

Basic Usage

On each composer install or composer update, a check will be made to see whether there's a new version of the database available. If there is, that new version is downloaded.

Usage is pretty straight-forward. Just use one of the two provided static methods:


use BrightNucleus\CountryCodes\Country;

// Get the name from an ISO 3166 country code.
$name = Country::getNameFromCode( 'US' ); // Returns 'United States'.

// Get the ISO 3166 country code from a country name.
$code = Country::getCodeFromName( 'United States' ); // Returns 'US'.


All feedback / bug reports / pull requests are welcome.


This code is released under the MIT license.

For the full copyright and license information, please view the LICENSE file distributed with this source code.