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.
Afghanistan Afghanistan
Akrotiri Akrotiri
Albania Albania
Algeria Algeria
American Samoa American Samoa
Andorra Andorra
Angola Angola
Anguilla Anguilla
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina Argentina
Armenia Armenia
Aruba Aruba
Ashmore and Cartier Islands Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Australia Australia
Austria Austria
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Bahrain Bahrain
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Barbados Barbados
Belarus Belarus
Belgium Belgium
Belize Belize
Benin Benin
Bermuda Bermuda
Bhutan Bhutan
Bolivia Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana Botswana
Bouvet Island Bouvet Island
Brazil Brazil
British Indian Ocean Territory none
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands
Brunei Brunei
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
Burma Burma
Burundi Burundi
Cambodia Cambodia
Cameroon Cameroon
Canada Canada
Cape Verde Cabo Verde
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
Central African Republic none
Chad Chad
Chile Chile
China China
Christmas Island Christmas Island
Clipperton Island Clipperton Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Colombia Colombia
Comoros Comoros
Congo, Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville)
Cook Islands Cook Islands
Coral Sea Islands Coral Sea Islands
Costa Rica Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia Croatia
Cuba Cuba
Cyprus Cyprus
Czech Republic Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC
Denmark Denmark
Dhekelia Dhekelia
Djibouti Djibouti
Dominica Dominica
Dominican Republic The Dominican
East Timor Timor-Leste
Ecuador Ecuador
Egypt Egypt
El Salvador El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Eritrea
Estonia Estonia
Ethiopia Ethiopia
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Federated States of Micronesia none
Fiji Fiji
Finland Finland
France France
French Polynesia French Polynesia
French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Gabon Gabon
Gaza Strip Gaza Strip
Georgia Georgia
Germany Germany
Ghana Ghana
Gibraltar Gibraltar
Greece Greece
Greenland Greenland
Grenada Grenada
Guam Guam
Guatemala Guatemala
Guernsey Guernsey
Guinea Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
Guyana Guyana
Haiti Haiti
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Holy See (Vatican City) Holy See (Vatican City)
Honduras Honduras
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Howland Island Howland Island
Hungary Hungary
Iceland Iceland
India India
Indonesia Indonesia
Iran Iran
Iraq Iraq
Ireland Ireland
Isle of Man Isle of Man
Israel Israel
Italy Italy
Jamaica Jamaica
Jan Mayen Jan Mayen
Japan Japan
Jarvis Island Jarvis Island
Jersey Jersey
Johnston Atoll Johnston Atoll
Jordan Jordan
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Kenya Kenya
Kingman Reef Kingman Reef
Kiribati Kiribati
Kosovo Kosovo
Kuwait Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Laos Laos
Latvia Latvia
Lebanon Lebanon
Lesotho Lesotho
Liberia Liberia
Libya Libya
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Lithuania Lithuania
Luxembourg Luxembourg
Macau Macau
Madagascar Madagascar
Malawi Malawi
Malaysia Malaysia
Maldives Maldives
Mali Mali
Malta Malta
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
Mauritania Mauritania
Mauritius Mauritius
Mayotte Mayotte
Mexico Mexico
Midway Islands Midway Islands
Moldova Moldova
Monaco Monaco
Mongolia Mongolia
Montenegro Montenegro
Montserrat Montserrat
Morocco Morocco
Mozambique Mozambique
Namibia Namibia
Nauru Nauru
Navassa Island Navassa Island
Nepal Nepal
Netherlands Netherlands
New Caledonia New Caledonia
New Zealand New Zealand
Nicaragua Nicaragua
Niger Niger
Nigeria Nigeria
Niue Niue
Norfolk Island Norfolk Island
North Korea North Korea
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands
Norway Norway
Oman Oman
Pakistan Pakistan
Palau Palau
Palmyra Atoll Palmyra Atoll
Panama Panama
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Paracel Islands Paracel Islands
Paraguay Paraguay
Peru Peru
Philippines Philippines
Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands
Poland Poland
Portugal Portugal
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Qatar Qatar
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia
Romania Romania
Russia Russia
Rwanda Rwanda
Saint Barthelemy Saint Barthelemy
Saint Helena none
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha none
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
Saint Martin Saint Martin
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa Samoa
San Marino San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Senegal Senegal
Serbia Serbia
Seychelles Seychelles
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Singapore Singapore
Slovakia Slovakia
Slovenia Slovenia
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
Somalia Somalia
South Africa South Africa
South Korea South Korea
South Sudan South Sudan
Spain Spain
Spratly Islands Spratly Islands
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Sudan Sudan
Suriname Suriname
Svalbard Svalbard (sometimes referred to as Spitsbergen)
Swaziland Swaziland
Sweden Sweden
Switzerland Switzerland
Syria Syria
Taiwan Taiwan
Tajikistan Tajikistan
Tanzania Tanzania
Thailand Thailand
The Bahamas The Bahamas
The Gambia The Gambia
Togo Togo
Tokelau Tokelau
Tonga Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia Tunisia
Turkey Turkey
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu Tuvalu
Uganda Uganda
Ukraine Ukraine
United Arab Emirates none
United Kingdom United Kingdom
United States United States
Uruguay Uruguay
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
Vanuatu Vanuatu
Venezuela Venezuela
Vietnam Vietnam
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands
Wake Island Wake Island
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna
West Bank West Bank
Western Sahara Western Sahara
Yemen Yemen
Zambia Zambia
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe


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