WRLFMD country Codes

On this page can be found the codes assigned to countries by the WRLFMD.

Where territories have split, merged, been renamed or the WRL code has been updated, the previously assigned WRL code is provided in the Notes column.

  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Afghanistan AFG  
Albania ALB  
Algeria ALG  
American Samoa AES  
Andorra AND  
Angola ANG  
Anguilla AGU  
Antigua and Barbuda ATG  
Argentina ARG  
Armenia ARM Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
Aruba ARU  
Ashmore and Cartier Islands ACI An external territory of Australia
Australia AUS  
Austria AUR  
Azerbaijan AZB Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Bahamas BAH  
Bahrain BAR  
Bangladesh BAN Formerly East Pakistan (EPA)
Barbados BRB  
Belarus BLR Formerly Belorussia; Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
Belgium BEL  
Belize BZE Formerly British Honduras (BRH)
Benin BEN Formerly Dahomey (DAH)
Bermuda BER  
Bhutan BHU  
Bolivia, Plurinational State of BOL  
Bosnia and Herzegovina BOS Formerly part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY, YUG)
Botswana BOT Formerly Bechuanaland (BEC)
Brazil BRA  
British Indian Ocean Territory BIO  
Brunei Darussalam BRU Includes part of the island of Borneo (BOR)
Bulgaria BUL  
Burkina Faso BKF Formerly Voltaic Republic (VOL, VR)
Burundi BUN Formerly part of Ruanda-Urundi (RUA)
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Cambodia CAM 1970-1990 Khmer Republic/Kampuchea  (KAM)
Cameroon CAR  
Canada CAN  
Cape Verde CAP Also known as Cabo Verde
Cayman Islands CYI  
Central African Republic CAF Formerly part of Middle Congo (also known as French Congo) (MDC)
Chad CHD Also known as Tchad (TCH)
Chile CHI  
China CHA Includes the Autonomous region of Tibet (TIB)
Christmas Island CXR Previous WRL code: CRI
Cocos (Keeling) Islands CCK  
Colombia COL  
Comoros COM  
Congo CON Formerly part of Middle Congo (also known as French Congo) (MDC)
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the COD Formerly Belgian Congo (BLC), then Zaire (ZAI)
Cook Islands COI  
Coral Sea Islands Territory CSI An external territory of Australia
Costa Rica COS  
Côte D'Ivoire CIV Also known as Ivory Coast (IVY)
Croatia CRO Formerly part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY, YUG)
Cuba CUB  
Curaçao CUR Part of the Netherlands Antilles (NTA)
Cyprus CYP  
Czech Republic CZR Also known as Czechia; Formerly Czechoslovakia (CZE)
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Denmark DEN  
Djibouti DBI  
Dominica DMN  
Dominican Republic DOM  
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Ecuador ECU  
Egypt EGY  
El Salvador SAL  
Equatorial Guinea EQG Formerly Spanish Guinea (SPG); Continental region of Equatorial Guinea is known as Mbini (MBI) or Río Muni (RIM)
Eritrea ERI Formerly part of Ethiopia (ETH)
Estonia EST Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
Eswatini SWZ Formerly Swaziland
Ethiopia ETH Formerly Abyssinia (ABY)
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Faröe Islands FAI  
Fiji FIJ  
Finland FIN  
France FRA  
French Guiana FGU  
French Polynesia FRP  
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Gabon GAB Formerly part of Middle Congo (also known as French Congo) (MDC)
Gambia GAM  
Georgia GRG Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
Germany GER Formerly East Germany/German Democratic Republic (GDR) and West Germany (GFR)/Federal Republic of Germany (FRG)
Ghana GHA Formerly Gold Coast (GLD)
Gibraltar GIB  
Greece GRE  
Greenland GRN  
Grenada GND  
Guadeloupe GDL  
Guam GUM  
Guatemala GUA  
Guinea GNA  
Guinea-Bissau GBU Formerly Portuguese Guinea (PGU)
Guyana GUY Formerly British Guiana (BRG)
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Haiti HAT  
Heard Island and McDonald Islands HMD Previous WRL code: HMI
Holy See (Vatican City State) VAT Previous WRL code: HLS
Honduras HON  
Hong Kong HKN Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Hungary HUN  
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Iceland ICE  
India IND  
Indonesia ISA Includes the Islands of Java (JAV) and Sumatra (SUM) and part of the island of Borneo (BOR)
Iran, Islamic Republic of IRN Formerly Persia (PRS)
Iraq IRQ  
Ireland IRL  
Israel ISR  
Italy ITL Includes the island of Sardinia (SAD)
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Jamaica JAM  
Japan JPN Previous WRL code: JAP
Jordan JOR  
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Kazakhstan KAZ Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
Kenya KEN  
Kiribati KIR  
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of DRK Also known as North Korea (NKR)
Korea, Republic of SKR  
Kosovo KOS Formerly part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY, YUG)
Kuwait KUW  
Kyrgyzstan KRG Also known as Kirghizia; Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Lao People's Democratic Republic LAO  
Latvia LAT Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
Lebanon LEB  
Lesotho LES Formerly Basutoland (BAS)
Liberia LBR  
Libya LIB  
Liechtenstein LIE  
Lithuania LIT Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
Luxembourg LUX  
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Macao MAC Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Madagascar MAD Formerly Malagasy Republic (MLR)
Malawi MAL Formerly Nyasaland (NYA)
Malaysia MAY Formerly Malaya (MLA); Includes part of the island of Borneo (BOR)
Maldives MLD  
Mali MAI Formerly Soudan (SOU)
Malta MLT Previous WRL code: MTA
Marshall Islands MRI  
Martinique MAR  
Mauritania MAU  
Mauritius MUR  
Mayotte MYT  
Mexico MEX  
Micronesia, Federated States of FSM  
Moldova, Republic of MOL Formerly Moldavia; Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
Monaco MON  
Mongolia MOG  
Montenegro MNT Formerly part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, then Yugoslavia (FRY, YUG)
Montserrat MST  
Morocco MOR  
Mozambique MOZ  
Myanmar MYA Formerly Burma (BUR)
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Namibia NMB Formerly South West Africa (SWA)
Nauru NAU  
Nepal NEP  
Netherlands NET Also known as Holland (HOL)
New Caledonia NEC  
New Zealand NZL  
Nicaragua NCG  
Niger NGR  
Nigeria NIG  
Niue NIU  
Norfolk Island NFK Previous WRL code: NFI
North Macedonia MCD Formerly part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY, YUG)
Northern Mariana Islands NMI  
Norway NOR  
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Oman OMN  
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Pakistan PAK Formerly West Pakistan (WPA)
Palau PAL  
Palestine, State of PSE Formerly Palestinian Autonomous Territories (PAT)
Panama PAN  
Papua New Guinea PNG Contains the former territory of British New Guinea (also known as Territory of Papua) (BNG)
Paraguay PAR  
Peru PER  
Philippines PHI  
Pitcairn PTI  
Poland POL  
Portugal POR  
Puerto Rico PTR  
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Qatar QTR  
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Reunion REU  
Romania ROM  
Russian Federation RUS Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
Rwanda RWA Formerly Ruanda-Urundi (RUA)
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Saint Kitts and Nevis SCN  
Saint Lucia STL  
Saint Pierre and Miquelon SPM  
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SCG Previous WRL code: SVG
Samoa SAM Formerly Western Samoa (WSM)
San Marino SAN  
São Tomé and Príncipe STP  
Saudi Arabia SAU  
Senegal SEN  
Serbia SRB Formerly part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, then of Yugoslavia (FRY, YUG); Previous WRL code: SER
Seychelles SEY  
Sierra Leone SEL  
Singapore SIN  
Slovakia SLV Formerly Czechoslovakia (CZE)
Slovenia SLO Formerly part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY, YUG)
Solomon Islands SLI  
Somalia SOM Formerly Somaliland (SOM, SML)
South Africa SAR Contains Kruger National Park (KNP); Previous WRL code:  SA
South Sudan SSD Formerly part of Sudan (SUD)
Spain SPA  
Sri Lanka SRL Formerly Ceylon (CEY)
Sudan SUD  
Suriname SUR Formerly Dutch Guiana (DTG)
Sweden SWE  
Switzerland SWI  
Syrian Arab Republic SYR  
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Taiwan, Province of China TAW Formerly Formosa (FOR)
Tajikistan TAJ Also known as Tadjikistan; Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
Tanzania, United Republic of TAN Formerly Tanganyika (TNG) and Zanzibar (ZAN)
Thailand TAI Formerly Siam (SIA)
Timor-Leste TLS Formerly East Timor (ETI); Formaly part of Indonesia (ISA)
Togo TOG  
Tokelau TOK Formerly Union Islands
Tonga TON  
Trinidad and Tobago TRI  
Tunisia TUN  
Turkey TUR  
Turkmenistan TRK Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
Turks and Caicos Islands TCI  
Tuvalu TUV Formerly Ellice Islands (ELI)
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Uganda UGA  
Ukraine UKR Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
United Arab Emirates UAE Formerly Trucial States/Trucal Oman (TRU), Abu Dhabi (ABD), Ajman and Umm al Qaiwain (AUQ), Dubai (DUB), Fujeirah (FUJ), Ras al Khaimah (RAK), Sharjah (SHA)
United Kingdom UKG Includes Channel Islands (CIS, CAI), Northern Ireland (NIR) and British Field Sample (BFS)
United States USA  
Uruguay URU  
Uzbekistan UZB Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USS)
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Vanuatu VAN Formerly the New Hebrides (NHE)
Venezuela VEN  
Vietnam VIT Formerly North Vietnam (NVI) and South Vietnam (SVI)
Virgin Islands, British BVI  
Virgin Islands, U.S. AVI    Previous WRL code: AVI
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Wallis and Futuna WFI  
Western Sahara ESH Formerly Spanish Sahara (SPS); Previous WRL code: WSA
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Yemen YEM Formerly Aden (ADE), North Yemen (NYE), Peoples Democratic Republic of Yemen (SYE), South Yemen (SYE); Previous WRL code: YAR
  Country
(UN name, english, short)
WRL Reference Code Notes
Zambia ZAM Formerly Northern Rhodesia (NRH)
Zimbabwe ZIM Formerly Rhodesia (RHO), then Southern Rhodesia (SRH)

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