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A collection of awesome world (countries, cities, codes, latitude/longitude, flags, languages, etc.) datasets

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Note: 📦 stands for a Tabular Data Package (What is?) and :octocat: stands for the GitHub page.

World Data Guides / Articles

Where's the open world data?

World Data (Countries, Cities, etc.)

Open Street Map (OSM)

Natural Earth

  • - free vector and raster map data at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110m scales; includes first order admin (e.g. provinces, departments, states, etc.) and populated places (e.g. capitals, cities, towns) and more


  • - open geo (geographical) database covers all countries and contains over eight million placenames

    • GeoTree - browse the GeoNames continent/country/admin1/admin2/admin2/etc. hierachy
    • Downloads
  • GeoNames-MySQL-DataImport :octocat: - shell ccript to download and import dumps into a mysql database


  • - Administrative Divisions of Countries ("Statoids")

world.db / Open Mundi

  • openmundi/world.db :octocat: - public domain world database 'n' schema for use in any (programming) language (e.g. uses plain text datasets)
  • worlddb :octocat: - world.db Tools & Scripts

Wikipedia / Wikidata

  • Country Pages with Infobox


  • hexorx/countries :octocat: - world countries; includes data from ISO 3166 (countries and states/subdivisions ), ISO 4217 (currency), and E.164 (phone numbers).

  • mledoze/countries :octocat: - world countries with iso codes, currencies and more in JSON, CSV and XML

  • django-cities :octocat: - python script for importing countries, regions, cities etc. from

  • django-countries :octocat: - Django app providing country choices for use with forms, flag icons static files, and a country field for models

  • current-countries-of-earth :octocat: - python script to fetch current ISO 3166 country info; output as JSON

  • worlddb - open world database alpha; includes country, region & city names in many languages names and latitude and longitude numbers and country's iso 2-letter code.

  • elicher/geostuff :octocat: - word_data.json provides various data on all entities (souvereign countries and dependencies) contained in ISO 3166-1 plus all continents and sub_regions; collected by Eckhard Licher

  • Tinata :octocat: - Tinata is not a travel API (Tinata); free, open access to information about countries

  • i18n_data gem :octocat: - country/language names and 2-letter-code pairs, in 85 languages, for country/language i18n in Ruby

  • carmen gem :octocat: - a repository of geographic regions for Ruby

  • Country List :octocat: - list of all countries with names and ISO 3166-1 codes in all languages and data formats (JSON, YAML, XML, CSV, SQL etc.)

  • Country Data @ OpenBookPrices :octocat: - Country related data such as ISO codes, currencies etc

Country Codes (Alpha2, Alpha3, Num, etc.)


  • wiredmax/world-currencies :octocat: - currency information in JSON
  • currencies gem :octocat: - a library for working with currencies in Ruby; extracted from the countries gem and contains all the currency information in the ISO 4217 standard


Country Locale Data (Formats for Dates, Numbers, Addresses, etc.)

  • ICU (International Components for Unicode)

  • CLDR (Common Locale Data Repository) @ Unicode

  • CLDR Data :octocat: - demo using CLDR (Common Locale Data Repository) data and a bit of visualisation

Country Flags




Central Europe

Austria / Österreich (at)

Portugal (pt)

Spain / España (es)

Catalogs, Indexes

Community (Questions & Answers, Announcements, etc.)



The awesome list is dedicated to the public domain. Use it as you please with no restrictions whatsoever.

Questions? Comments?

Send them along to the Open World Database (world.db) and Friends Forum/Mailing List. Thanks!