Government > Country name > Conventional short form: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from Government > Country name, which includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note..

AfghanistanAfghanistan Afghanistan
AkrotiriAkrotiri Akrotiri
AlbaniaAlbania Albania
AlgeriaAlgeria Algeria
American SamoaAmerican Samoa American Samoa
AndorraAndorra Andorra
AngolaAngola Angola
AnguillaAnguilla Anguilla
AntarcticaAntarctica Antarctica
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ Antigua and Barbuda
ArgentinaArgentina Argentina
ArmeniaArmenia Armenia
ArubaAruba Aruba
Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAshmore+ Ashmore and Cartier Islands
AustraliaAustralia Australia
AustriaAustria Austria
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan Azerbaijan
BahrainBahrain Bahrain
BangladeshBangladesh Bangladesh
BarbadosBarbados Barbados
BelarusBelarus Belarus
BelgiumBelgium Belgium
BelizeBelize Belize
BeninBenin Benin
BermudaBermuda Bermuda
BhutanBhutan Bhutan
BoliviaBolivia Bolivia
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ Bosnia and Herzegovina
BotswanaBotswana Botswana
Bouvet IslandBouvet Island Bouvet Island
BrazilBrazil Brazil
British Indian Ocean TerritoryIndian Ocean none
British Virgin IslandsBrit. Virgin Isl. British Virgin Islands
BruneiBrunei Brunei
BulgariaBulgaria Bulgaria
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso Burkina Faso
BurmaBurma Burma
BurundiBurundi Burundi
CambodiaCambodia Cambodia
CameroonCameroon Cameroon
CanadaCanada Canada
Cape VerdeCape Verde Cabo Verde
Cayman IslandsCayman Islands Cayman Islands
Central African RepublicCentral Africa none
ChadChad Chad
ChileChile Chile
ChinaChina China
Christmas IslandXmas Island Christmas Island
Clipperton IslandClipperton Clipperton Island
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsCocos Islands Cocos (Keeling) Islands
ColombiaColombia Colombia
ComorosComoros Comoros
Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville)
Cook IslandsCook Islands Cook Islands
Coral Sea IslandsCoral Sea Coral Sea Islands
Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica
Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire
CroatiaCroatia Croatia
CubaCuba Cuba
CyprusCyprus Cyprus
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. DRC
DenmarkDenmark Denmark
DhekeliaDhekelia Dhekelia
DjiboutiDjibouti Djibouti
DominicaDominica Dominica
Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. The Dominican
East TimorEast Timor Timor-Leste
EcuadorEcuador Ecuador
EgyptEgypt Egypt
El SalvadorEl Salvador El Salvador
Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea Equatorial Guinea
EritreaEritrea Eritrea
EstoniaEstonia Estonia
EthiopiaEthiopia Ethiopia
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Falklands Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands Faroe Islands
Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia none
FijiFiji Fiji
FinlandFinland Finland
FranceFrance France
French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia French Polynesia
French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrench Antarctic+ French Southern and Antarctic Lands
GabonGabon Gabon
Gaza StripGaza Strip Gaza Strip
GeorgiaGeorgia Georgia
GermanyGermany Germany
GhanaGhana Ghana
GibraltarGibraltar Gibraltar
GreeceGreece Greece
GreenlandGreenland Greenland
GrenadaGrenada Grenada
GuamGuam Guam
GuatemalaGuatemala Guatemala
GuernseyGuernsey Guernsey
GuineaGuinea Guinea
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
GuyanaGuyana Guyana
HaitiHaiti Haiti
Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHeard Isl+ Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Holy See (Vatican City)Vatican City Holy See (Vatican City)
HondurasHonduras Honduras
Hong KongHong Kong Hong Kong
Howland IslandHowland Island Howland Island
HungaryHungary Hungary
IcelandIceland Iceland
IndiaIndia India
IndonesiaIndonesia Indonesia
IranIran Iran
IraqIraq Iraq
IrelandIreland Ireland
Isle of ManIsle of Man Isle of Man
IsraelIsrael Israel
ItalyItaly Italy
JamaicaJamaica Jamaica
Jan MayenJan Mayen Jan Mayen
JapanJapan Japan
Jarvis IslandJarvis Island Jarvis Island
JerseyJersey Jersey
Johnston AtollJohnston Atoll Johnston Atoll
JordanJordan Jordan
KazakhstanKazakhstan Kazakhstan
KenyaKenya Kenya
Kingman ReefKingman Reef Kingman Reef
KiribatiKiribati Kiribati
KosovoKosovo Kosovo
KuwaitKuwait Kuwait
KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
LaosLaos Laos
LatviaLatvia Latvia
LebanonLebanon Lebanon
LesothoLesotho Lesotho
LiberiaLiberia Liberia
LibyaLibya Libya
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein Liechtenstein
LithuaniaLithuania Lithuania
LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg
MacauMacau Macau
MadagascarMadagascar Madagascar
MalawiMalawi Malawi
MalaysiaMalaysia Malaysia
MaldivesMaldives Maldives
MaliMali Mali
MaltaMalta Malta
Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. Marshall Islands
MauritaniaMauritania Mauritania
MauritiusMauritius Mauritius
MayotteMayotte Mayotte
MexicoMexico Mexico
Midway IslandsMidway Islands Midway Islands
MoldovaMoldova Moldova
MonacoMonaco Monaco
MongoliaMongolia Mongolia
MontenegroMontenegro Montenegro
MontserratMontserrat Montserrat
MoroccoMorocco Morocco
MozambiqueMozambique Mozambique
NamibiaNamibia Namibia
NauruNauru Nauru
Navassa IslandNavassa Island Navassa Island
NepalNepal Nepal
NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands
New CaledoniaNew Caledonia New Caledonia
New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand
NicaraguaNicaragua Nicaragua
NigerNiger Niger
NigeriaNigeria Nigeria
NiueNiue Niue
Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island Norfolk Island
North KoreaNorth Korea North Korea
Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana Northern Mariana Islands
NorwayNorway Norway
OmanOman Oman
PakistanPakistan Pakistan
PalauPalau Palau
Palmyra AtollPalmyra Atoll Palmyra Atoll
PanamaPanama Panama
Papua New GuineaPapua NG Papua New Guinea
Paracel IslandsParacel Islands Paracel Islands
ParaguayParaguay Paraguay
PeruPeru Peru
PhilippinesPhilippines Philippines
Pitcairn IslandsPitcarn Pitcairn Islands
PolandPoland Poland
PortugalPortugal Portugal
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Puerto Rico
QatarQatar Qatar
Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. Macedonia
RomaniaRomania Romania
RussiaRussia Russia
RwandaRwanda Rwanda
Saint BarthelemySt Barthelemy Saint Barthelemy
Saint HelenaSaint Helena none
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da CunhaSaint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha none
Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint LuciaSaint Lucia Saint Lucia
Saint MartinSaint Martin Saint Martin
Saint Pierre and MiquelonSt Pierre+ Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
SamoaSamoa Samoa
San MarinoSan Marino San Marino
Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
SenegalSenegal Senegal
SerbiaSerbia Serbia
SeychellesSeychelles Seychelles
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone Sierra Leone
SingaporeSingapore Singapore
SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia
SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands Solomon Islands
SomaliaSomalia Somalia
South AfricaSouth Africa South Africa
South KoreaSouth Korea South Korea
South SudanSouth Sudan South Sudan
SpainSpain Spain
Spratly IslandsSpratly Islands Spratly Islands
Sri LankaSri Lanka Sri Lanka
SudanSudan Sudan
SurinameSuriname Suriname
SvalbardSvalbard Svalbard (sometimes referred to as Spitsbergen)
SwazilandSwaziland Swaziland
SwedenSweden Sweden
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
SyriaSyria Syria
TaiwanTaiwan Taiwan
TajikistanTajikistan Tajikistan
TanzaniaTanzania Tanzania
ThailandThailand Thailand
The BahamasThe Bahamas The Bahamas
The GambiaThe Gambia The Gambia
TogoTogo Togo
TokelauTokelau Tokelau
TongaTonga Tonga
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ Trinidad and Tobago
TunisiaTunisia Tunisia
TurkeyTurkey Turkey
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks+ Turks and Caicos Islands
TuvaluTuvalu Tuvalu
UgandaUganda Uganda
UkraineUkraine Ukraine
United Arab EmiratesUAE none
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
United StatesUnited States United States
UruguayUruguay Uruguay
UzbekistanUzbekistan Uzbekistan
VanuatuVanuatu Vanuatu
VenezuelaVenezuela Venezuela
VietnamVietnam Vietnam
Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands Virgin Islands
Wake IslandWake Island Wake Island
Wallis and FutunaWallis+ Wallis and Futuna
West BankWest Bank West Bank
Western SaharaWestern Sahara Western Sahara
YemenYemen Yemen
ZambiaZambia Zambia
ZimbabweZimbabwe Zimbabwe


"All countries compared for Government > Country name > Conventional short form", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Country-name/Conventional-short-form

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