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Government > Country name > Local 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.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Afghanistan Afghanistan
Albania Shqiperia
Algeria Al Jaza'ir
Andorra Andorra
Angola Angola
Argentina Argentina
Armenia Hayastan
Austria Oesterreich
Azerbaijan Azarbaycan
Bahrain Al Bahrayn
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Belarus Byelarus'/Belarus'
Belgium Belgique/Belgie/Belgien
Benin Benin
Bhutan Druk Yul
Bolivia Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosna i Hercegovina
Botswana Botswana
Brazil Brasil
Brunei Brunei
Bulgaria Balgariya
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
Burma Myanma Naingngandaw
Burundi Burundi
Cambodia Kampuchea
Cameroon Cameroun/Cameroon
Cape Verde Cabo Verde
Central African Republic none
Chad Tchad/Tshad
Chile Chile
China Zhongguo
Clipperton Island Ile Clipperton
Colombia Colombia
Comoros Komori (Comorian); Comores (French); Juzur al Qamar (Arabic)
Congo, Republic of the none
Costa Rica Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia Hrvatska
Cuba Cuba
Cyprus Kypros/Kibris
Czech Republic Cesko
Democratic Republic of the Congo RDC
Denmark Danmark
Djibouti Djibouti/Jibuti
Dominican Republic La Dominicana
East Timor Timor Lorosa'e [Tetum]; Timor-Leste [Portuguese]
Ecuador Ecuador
Egypt Misr
El Salvador El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea Guinea Ecuatorial/Guinee equatoriale
Eritrea Ertra
Estonia Eesti
Ethiopia Ityop'iya
Faroe Islands Foroyar
Federated States of Micronesia none
Fiji Fiji/Viti
Finland Suomi/Finland
France France
French Polynesia Polynesie Francaise
French Southern and Antarctic Lands Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises
Gabon Gabon
Gaza Strip Qita' Ghazzah
Georgia Sak'art'velo
Germany Deutschland
Greece Ellas or Ellada
Greenland Kalaallit Nunaat
Guam Guahan
Guatemala Guatemala
Guinea Guinee
Guinea-Bissau Guine-Bissau
Haiti Haiti/Ayiti
Holy See (Vatican City) Santa Sede (Citta del Vaticano)
Honduras Honduras
Hong Kong Xianggang
Hungary Magyarorszag
Iceland Island
India India/Bharat
Indonesia Indonesia
Iran Iran
Iraq Al Iraq/Eraq
Ireland Eire
Israel Yisra'el
Italy Italia
Japan Nihon/Nippon
Jordan Al Urdun
Kazakhstan Qazaqstan
Kenya Kenya
Kiribati Kiribati
Kosovo Kosova (Kosovo)
Kuwait Al Kuwayt
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Laos Pathet Lao (unofficial)
Latvia Latvija
Lebanon Lubnan
Lesotho Lesotho
Libya Libiya
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Lithuania Lietuva
Luxembourg Luxembourg
Macau Aomen (Chinese); Macau (Portuguese)
Madagascar Madagascar/Madagasikara
Malawi Malawi
Malaysia Malaysia
Maldives Dhivehi Raajje
Mali Mali
Malta Malta
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
Mauritania Muritaniyah
Mauritius Mauritius
Mexico Mexico
Moldova Moldova
Monaco Monaco
Mongolia Mongol Uls
Montenegro Crna Gora
Morocco Al Maghrib
Mozambique Mocambique
Namibia Namibia
Nauru Nauru
Nepal Nepal
Netherlands Nederland
New Caledonia Nouvelle-Caledonie
Nicaragua Nicaragua
Niger Niger
North Korea Choson
Norway Norge
Oman Uman
Pakistan Pakistan
Palau Belau
Panama Panama
Papua New Guinea Papuaniugini
Paraguay Paraguay
Peru Peru
Philippines Pilipinas
Poland Polska
Portugal Portugal
Qatar Qatar
Republic of Macedonia Makedonija
Romania Romania
Russia Rossiya
Rwanda Rwanda
Saint Barthelemy Saint-Barthelemy
Saint Martin Saint-Martin
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Samoa Samoa
San Marino San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome e Principe
Saudi Arabia Al Arabiyah as Saudiyah
Senegal Senegal
Serbia Srbija
Seychelles Seychelles
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Singapore Singapore
Slovakia Slovensko
Slovenia Slovenija
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
Somalia Soomaaliya
South Korea Han'guk
Spain Espana
Sri Lanka Shri Lanka/Ilankai
Sudan As-Sudan
Suriname Suriname
Swaziland eSwatini
Sweden Sverige
Switzerland Schweiz (German); Suisse (French); Svizzera (Italian); Svizra (Romansh)
Syria Suriyah
Taiwan Taiwan
Tajikistan Tojikiston
Tanzania Tanzania
Thailand Prathet Thai
Togo none
Tonga Tonga
Tunisia Tunis
Turkey Turkiye
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
Tuvalu Tuvalu
Ukraine Ukrayina
United Arab Emirates none
Uruguay Uruguay
Uzbekistan O'zbekiston
Vanuatu Vanuatu
Venezuela Venezuela
Vietnam Viet Nam
Wallis and Futuna Wallis et Futuna
Yemen Al Yaman

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"Countries Compared by Government > Country name > Local short form. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Country-name/Local-short-form

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