ISO Country Names and Codes for the Programmer

While implementing a table with country names in my Euro App, I found a very valuable resource which helps every programmer who faces this problem. Be it ActionScript, HTML, Javascript, (Objective-)C Рas in my case Рyou name it -, the online service opencountrycodes­ provides the current list of country names in the right format!

You can fetch the latest list from within your app/website every time by HTTP request or, as I did, grab the file and bundle it with your product! Given, of course, you are complying to the ISO 3166 Standard which apparently does.

Well, one could download a xml-file from too, but its country names are set ugly in capitalized letters – and your clients won’t like that!


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