countries Readme v1.0.0

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The following is a complete list of the 249 current officially assigned ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes, with the following columns:

  • country_name
  • official_state_name
  • sovereignty
  • iso_2_code
  • iso_3_code
  • numeric_code
  • subdivision_code_links
  • internet_cctld


This material is licensed by its maintainers under the Public Domain Dedication and License.

Nevertheless, it should be noted that this material is ultimately sourced from ISO and their rights and licensing policy is somewhat unclear. As this is a short, simple database of facts there is a strong argument that no rights can subsist in this collection. However, ISO state on their site:

ISO makes the list of alpha-2 country codes available for internal use and non-commercial purposes free of charge.

This carries the implication (though not spelled out) that other uses are not permitted and that, therefore, there may be rights preventing further general use and reuse.