Country register

British English names of all countries currently recognised by the UK government

First published 5 April 2016

Last updated 14 June 2019 — see all updates

Category: Geography

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About the data

There are 199 records and 6 fields in this register

Preview of 5 records

CountryNameOfficial nameCitizen namesStart dateEnd date
AFAfghanistanThe Islamic Republic of AfghanistanAfghanNo dataNo data
ALAlbaniaThe Republic of AlbaniaAlbanianNo dataNo data
DZAlgeriaThe People's Democratic Republic of AlgeriaAlgerianNo dataNo data
ADAndorraThe Principality of AndorraAndorranNo dataNo data
AOAngolaThe Republic of AngolaAngolan1975-11-11No data
The 6 fields in this register

Field name

Field description


The country's 2-letter ISO 3166-2 alpha2 code.


The commonly-used name of a record.

Official name

The official or technical name of a record.

Citizen names

The name of a country's citizens.

Start date

The date a record first became relevant to a register.

End date

The date a record stopped being applicable.