Up-to-date SQL, JSON and CSV files with world countries and associated alpha-2, alpha-3 and numeric codes as defined by the ISO 3166 standard and published by the International Organization for Standardization, with national flags included and available in multiple languages
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World countries in SQL, JSON and CSV formats, available in 21 languages and with national flags

Up-to-date lists of world countries and associated alpha-2, alpha-3 and numeric codes as defined by the ISO 3166 standard and published by the International Organization for Standardization, available in MySQL, JSON and CSV formats, in multiple languages and with national flags included.

The files contain:

  • the ISO 3166-1 numeric country codes
  • the ISO 3166 official short names in English1
  • the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 two-letter country codes
  • the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 three-letter country codes

1 for other languages the country names are in that particular language

The lists are currently available in 21 languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Lithuanian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Ukrainian

Excerpt from the data/en/countries.sql file:

...
(250, 'France', 'fr', 'fra'),
(254, 'French Guiana', 'gf', 'guf'),
(258, 'French Polynesia', 'pf', 'pyf'),
(260, 'French Southern Territories', 'tf', 'atf'),
(266, 'Gabon', 'ga', 'gab'),
(270, 'Gambia', 'gm', 'gmb'),
(268, 'Georgia', 'ge', 'geo'),
(276, 'Germany', 'de', 'deu'),
...

The package also contains the national flags of each country as a 16x16, 24x24, 32x32, 64x64 and 128x128 PNG images, courtesy of IconDrawer. The image files are named using the ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code of the country they represent, for easily pairing flags with countries.

Sources

All the data comes from Wikipedia.

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