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ISO Country Codes

  • Written By Adam
  • Posted July 23, 2013
  • 2 minutes Read Time

When you’re trading internationally on your Magento eCommerce site, you’ll want to ensure that you have the official standardised codes listed for all the different countries. It can be time-consuming to construct an up-to-date list of these yourself, but you really don’t want to overlook the importance of your lucrative international customer base. After all, that’s the beauty of eCommerce – it’s ability to reach out to those far-flung corners of the marketplace with practically effortless convenience. So what do you do?

Fortunately, as with so much in online business, there are some very kind people in the world who have already done the hard work for you. Google for the ISO country code lists and you’ll find quite a few that provide the info you need. Some of these lists are easier to use than others though. Many are written in capitals, which can make reading them at speed a hard job. Others include the full-length official names of countries, which may be fine for the Eurovision Song Contest, but it makes for quite a wordy selection to trawl through when you’re busy constructing your Magento site.

The good news is that there’s a handy, time-saving link, that’s easy to use, and intelligently formatted to make the job a breeze. It’s free to download, you can redistribute it freely to all your eCommerce colleagues, and it’s available both in CSV and SQL formats. The country names aren’t in capitals, they are given both in French and English, and they’ve been shortened to the titles commonly used.

So, no excuses. Here’s your chance to save time and make more money from your Magento eCommerce site.

ISO 3166 country code/country name list – CSV format
ISO 3166 country code/country name list – SQL format