I18n Country Code Select Form Helper for Rails 3 & 4
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Country Code Select

A simple country code select helper with I18n translations for the countries. Works exactly the same as country_select but uses country codes instead and has i18n translations for the country names.

NOTE: The old country_code_select repository that this one was forked from is outdated and no longer maintained. This i18_country_select repository is the most current.


  • Rails 3+

  • Ruby 1.9.2+


Put the following in your Gemfile

gem 'i18n_country_select'


Simple use supplying model and attribute as parameters:

country_code_select(:user, :country)

Supplying priority countries to be placed at the top of the list:

country_code_select(:user, :country, [[ 'US', 'United States' ], [ 'CA', 'Canada' ]])

Specifying different selected value:

country_code_select(:user, :country, [], selected: 'CA')


Based on the deprecated country_code_select by: Russ Smith (russ@bashme.org) and Frank Wambutt (frank@mo-stud.io)

Version History

  • 1.1.7 - Adding support for default selection

  • 1.1.6 - Simplifying country code definition

  • 1.1.5 - Fixing support for Rails 4.2. Adding Kosovo country code

  • 1.1.4 - Fixed options being ignored when running Rails 4

  • 1.1.3 - Removed Netherlands Antilles. Added Bonaire, Curacao, Sint Maarten, and South Sudan

  • 1.1.2 - Adding Thread variable to speed up rendering

  • 1.1.1 - Bumping required version of country translations

  • 1.1.0 - Rails 4 support

  • 1.0.19 - Added Macedonia

  • 1.0.18 - Fixed translated sorting

  • 1.0.17 - Removing duplicate country code IE

  • 1.0.16 - Removing unnecessary value attribute and corrected spelling error on the include_blank option tag

  • 1.0.15 - Removing more duplicate country codes

  • 1.0.14 - Removing duplicate country codes and adding Norway

  • 1.0.13 - Ignore missing translations from i18n-country-translations

  • 1.0.12 - Adds the ability to specify text to use in a blank option