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Country or areas

All countries or areas have official and formal designations. These are often very long and not suitable for use in statistical databases and publications, particularly in tabulations and graphs. These designations are therefore often simplified.

For example:

United Kingdom (or UK) refers to The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Venezuela refers to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The designations employed and the presentation of material in publications are used simply for practical reasons, and are usually accompanied by a note that they do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the publishing agency concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

The list of countries or areas includes the following descriptors:

  1. FAO multilingual country or area code (maximum 12 characters) used for statistical purposes.
  2. 3-alpha country or area code by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
  3. 2-alpha country or area code by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
  4. 3-digit numerical country or area code by the United Nations (UN) (see reference below).
  5. Continents: 002 = Africa; 019 = Americas; 142 = Asia; 150 = Europe; 009 = Oceania.
  6. Country or area names in English (maximum 24 characters).
  7. Country or area names in French (maximum 24 characters).
  8. Country or area names in Spanish (maximum 24 characters).

Resources for Country or areas

List of countries or areas