Countries

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Flag Country Capital IVR Code Notes Date of Admission to United Nations
A
Aden Aden ADN became Yemen (People’s Democratic Republic of) in 1967
““ Afghanistan Kabul AFG 19/11/1946
Åland Islands Mariehamn AX
““ Albania Tirane AL 14/12/1955
Alderney St. Anne GBA
““ Algeria Algiers DZ 08/10/1962
““ Andorra Andorra la Vella AND 28/07/1993
““ Angola Luanda AN 01/12/1976
Anguilla The Valley AXA British Overseas Territory
Antarctica N/A ARK
““ Antigua and Barbuda Saint John’s AG 11/11/1981
““ Argentina Buenos Aires RA 24/10/1945
““ Armenia Yerevan AM part of the Soviet Union until 1991 02/03/1992
Aruba Oranjestad ARU
Ascension Georgetown part of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha since 2009
““ Australia Canberra AUS 01/11/1945
““ Austria Vienna A 14/12/1955
““ Azerbaijan Baku AZ part of the Soviet Union until 1991 02/03/1992
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““ Bahamas Nassau BS 18/09/1973
““ Bahrain Manama BRN 21/09/1971
““ Bangladesh Dhaka BD 17/09/1974
““ Barbados Bridgetown BDS 09/12/1966
Bechuanaland Protectorate Mafeking BP became Botswana in 1966
““ Belarus Minsk BY part of the Soviet Union until 1991 24/10/1945
““ Belgium Brussels B 27/12/1945
““ Belize Belmopan BZ formerly British Honduras until 1981 25/09/1981
““ Benin Porto-Novo DY 20/09/1960
Bermuda Hamilton British Overseas Territory
““ Bhutan Thimphu BHT 21/09/1971
““ Bolivia (Plurinational State of) La Paz (administrative); Sucre (judicial) BOL 14/11/1945
““ Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo BIH part of Yugoslavia until 1992 22/05/1992
““ Botswana Gaborone BW formerly Bechuanaland Protectorate until 1966 17/10/1966
““ Brazil Brasilia BR 24/10/1945
British Antarctic Territory Rothera (base) British Overseas Territory: includes Graham Land, South Orkney Islands and South Shetland Islands
British Indian Ocean Territory Diego Garcia (base) British Overseas Territory
British Honduras Belize Town until 1971, thereafter Belmopan BH became Belize in 1981
British Virgin Islands Road Town BVI British Overseas Territory
““ Brunei Darussalam Bandar Seri Begawan BRU aka Brunei 21/09/1984
““ Bulgaria Sofia BG 14/12/1955
““ Burkina Faso Ouagadougou BF formerly Upper Volta 20/09/1960
Burma Rangoon BUR IVR code BA until 1956; became Myanmar in 1989
Burundi Bujumbura RU 18/09/1962
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““ Cambodia Phnom Penh K 14/12/1955
““ Cameroon Yaounde CAM 20/09/1960
““ Canada Ottawa CDN 09/11/1945
““ Cape Verde Praia CV 16/09/1975
Cayman Islands George Town British Overseas Territory
““ Central African Republic Bangui RCA 20/09/1960
““ Chad N’Djamena TCH IVR code TD also used 20/09/1960
““ Chile Santiago RCH 24/10/1945
““ China Beijing CN aka People’s Republic of China 24/10/1945
China (Republic of) see Taiwan
““ Colombia Bogota CO 05/11/1945
““ Comoros Moroni COM 12/11/1975
““ Congo Brazzaville RCB 20/09/1960
Congo (Democratic Republic of the) see Democratic Republic of the Congo
““ Costa Rica San Jose CR 02/11/1945
““ Côte D’Ivoire Yamoussoukro (official); Abidjan (de facto) CI aka Ivory Coast 20/09/1960
““ Croatia Zagreb HR part of Yugoslavia until 1992 22/05/1992
““ Cuba Havana CU 24/10/1945
““ Cyprus Nicosia CY 20/09/1960
““ Czech Republic Prague CZ part of Czechoslovakia until 1992 19/01/1993
Czechoslovakia Prague CS divided into Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1992
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““ Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Pyongyang KP aka North Korea 17/09/1991
““ Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa CGO formerly Zaire until 1997 20/09/1960
““ Denmark Copenhagen DK 24/10/1945
““ Djibouti Djibouti DJI 20/09/1977
““ Dominica Roseau WD Windward Islands 18/12/1978
““ Dominican Republic Santo Domingo DOM 24/10/1945
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East Germany East Berlin DDR aka German Democratic Republic; became part of Germany in 1991
East Timor see Timor-Leste
““ Ecuador Quito EC 21/12/1945
““ Egypt Cairo ET 24/10/1945
Éire the official name of the Republic of Ireland from 1937 to 1949
““ El Salvador San Salvador ES 24/10/1945
England London abbreviation: ENG; part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
““ Equatorial Guinea Malabo GQ 12/11/1968
““ Eritrea Asmara ER 28/05/1993
““ Estonia Tallinn EST IVR code EW until 1993; part of the Soviet Union until 1991 17/09/1991
““ Ethiopia Addis Ababa ETH 13/11/1945
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Falkland Islands Stanley British Overseas Territory
Faroe Islands Tórshavn FO self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark
““ Fiji Suva FJI 13/10/1970
““ Finland Helsinki FIN IVR code SF until 1993 14/12/1955
““ France Paris F 24/10/1945
French Guiana Cayenne French Overseas Territory
French Polynesia Papeete French Overseas Territory
French Togoland Lomé TG became Togo in 1960
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““ Gabon Libreville G 20/09/1960
““ Gambia Banjul WAG 21/09/1965
““ Georgia Tbilisi GE part of the Soviet Union until 1991 31/07/1992
German Democratic Republic see East Germany
““ Germany Berlin D East Germany and West Germany until 1990 18/09/1973
Germany (Federal Republic of) see West Germany
““ Ghana Accra GH 08/03/1957
Gibraltar Gibraltar GBZ British Overseas Territory
Great Britain London abbreviation: GB; part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
““ Greece Athens GR 25/10/1945
Greenland Nuuk (Godthåb) KN autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark
IVR code GRO once used
““ Grenada Saint George’s WG Windward Islands 17/09/1974
Guadeloupe Basse-Terre French Overseas Territory
““ Guatemala Guatemala City GCA 21/11/1945
Guernsey St Peter Port GBG
““ Guinea Conakry RG 12/12/1958
““ Guinea Bissau Bissau RGB formerly Portuguese Guinea until 1974 17/09/1974
““ Guyana Georgetown GUY 20/09/1966
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““ Haiti Port-au-Prince RH 24/10/1945
Holland see Netherlands
““ Honduras Tegucigalpa HN 17/12/1945
Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
““ Hungary Budapest H 14/12/1955
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““ Iceland Reykjavik IS 19/11/1946
““ India New Delhi IND 30/10/1945
““ Indonesia Jakarta RI 28/09/1950
““ Iran (Islamic Republic of) Tehran IR 24/10/1945
““ Iraq Baghdad IRQ 21/12/1945
““ Ireland Dublin IRL 14/12/1955
Isle of Man Douglas GBM
““ Israel Jerusalem* IL 11/05/1949
““ Italy Rome I 14/12/1955
Ivory Coast see Côte D’Ivoire
J  top
““ Jamaica Kingston JA 18/09/1962
““ Japan Tokyo J 18/12/1956
Jersey Saint Helier GBJ
““ Jordan Amman HKJ 14/12/1955
K  top
““ Kazakhstan Astana KZ part of the Soviet Union until 1991 02/03/1992
““ Kenya Nairobi EAK 16/12/1963
““ Kiribati Tarawa Atoll KIR 14/09/1999
Korea see Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Republic of Korea
Kosovo Pristina KOS part of Serbia until 1999; administered by UN 1999-2008
““ Kuwait Kuwait City KWT 14/05/1963
““ Kyrgyzstan Bishkek KS part of the Soviet Union until 1991 02/03/1992
L  top
““ Lao People’s Democratic Republic Vientiane LAO aka Laos 14/12/1955
““ Latvia Riga LV part of the Soviet Union until 1991 17/09/1991
““ Lebanon Beirut RL 24/10/1945
““ Lesotho Maseru LS 17/10/1966
““ Liberia Monrovia LB 02/11/1945
““ Libya Tripoli LAR formerly Libyan Arab Jamahiriya until 2011 14/12/1955
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya became Libya in 2011
““ Liechtenstein Vaduz FL IVR code sometimes FØ or Fø 18/09/1990
““ Lithuania Vilnius LT part of the Soviet Union until 1991 17/09/1991
““ Luxembourg Luxembourg L 24/10/1945
M  top
Macau Macau MO
Macedonia see The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
““ Madagascar Antananarivo RM 20/09/1960
““ Malawi Lilongwe MW formerly Nyasaland until 1964 01/12/1964
““ Malaysia Kuala Lumpur MAL 17/09/1957
““ Maldives Male MV 21/09/1965
““ Mali Bamako RMM 28/09/1960
““ Malta Valletta M 01/12/1964
““ Marshall Islands Majuro MH 17/09/1991
Martinique Fort-de-France French Overseas Territory
““ Mauritania Nouakchott RIM 27/10/1961
““ Mauritius Port Louis MS 24/04/1968
Mayotte Mamoudzou French Overseas Territory
““ Mexico Mexico City MEX 07/11/1945
““ Micronesia (Federated States of) Palikir FSM 17/09/1991
Moldova see Republic of Moldova
““ Monaco Monaco MC 28/05/1993
““ Mongolia Ulaanbaatar MGL capital also spelt as Ulan Bator 27/10/1961
““ Montenegro Podgorica MNE part of Serbia and Montenegro until 2006 28/06/2006
Montserrat Brades (de facto) British Overseas Territory;
former capital Plymouth was abandoned due to volcanic eruption in 1995
““ Morocco Rabat MA 12/11/1956
““ Mozambique Maputo MOC 16/09/1975
““ Myanmar Rangoon (Yangon); Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw (administrative) MYA formerly Burma until 1989 19/04/1948
N  top
““ Namibia Windhoek NAM formerly South-West Africa until 1990 23/04/1990
““ Nauru no official capital; government offices in Yaren District NAU 14/09/1999
““ Nepal Kathmandu NEP 14/12/1955
““ Netherlands Amsterdam; The Hague (seat of government) NL 10/12/1945
Netherlands Antilles Willemstad NA
New Caledonia Nouméa NC French Overseas Territory
““ New Zealand Wellington NZ 24/10/1945
““ Nicaragua Managua NIC 24/10/1945
““ Niger Niamey RN 20/09/1960
““ Nigeria Abuja WAN IVR code NGR in Chambers 07/10/1960
North Korea see Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
North Yemen see Yemen Arab Republic
Northern Ireland Belfast abbreviation: NI; part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Northern Rhodesia Lusaka RNR became Zambia in 1964
““ Norway Oslo N 27/11/1945
Nyasaland Zomba became Malawi in 1964 27/11/1945
O  top
““ Oman Muscat OM 07/10/1971
P  top
““ Pakistan Islamabad PK 30/09/1947
““ Palau Melekeok PAL 15/12/1994
Palestinian National Authority Ramallah and Gaza City (administrative); Jerusalem (claimed) PS
““ Panama Panama City PA 13/11/1945
Panama Canal Zone part of Panama since 1979
““ Papua New Guinea Port Moresby PNG 10/10/1975
““ Paraguay Asuncion PY 24/10/1945
““ Peru Lima PE 31/10/1945
““ Philippines Manila RP 24/10/1945
Pitcairn Islands Adamstown British Overseas Territory
““ Poland Warsaw PL 24/10/1945
““ Portugal Lisbon P 14/12/1955
Portuguese Guinea Bissau GW became Guinea Bissau in 1974
Puerto Rico San Juan PR
Q  top
““ Qatar Doha Q 21/09/1971
R  top
““ Republic of Korea Seoul ROK aka South Korea 17/09/1991
““ Republic of Moldova Chisinau MD part of the Soviet Union until 1991 02/03/1992
Réunion Saint-Denis French Overseas Territory
““ Romania Bucharest RO IVR code R until 1981 14/12/1955
““ Russian Federation Moscow RUS aka Russia; part of the Soviet Union until 1991 24/10/1945
““ Rwanda Kigali RWA 18/09/1962
S  top
Saint Barthélemy Gustavia French Overseas Territory
Saint Christopher and Nevis see Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Jamestown British Overseas Territory
““ Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre KAN aka Saint Christopher and Nevis 23/09/1983
““ Saint Lucia Castries WL Windward Islands 18/09/1979
Saint Martin Marigot French Overseas Territory
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint-Pierre French Overseas Territory
““ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown WV Windward Islands 16/09/1980
““ Samoa Apia WS formerly Western Samoa until 1997 15/12/1976
““ San Marino San Marino RSM 02/03/1992
São Tomé see São Tomé and Príncipe
““ São Tomé and Príncipe Sao Tome STP 16/09/1975
““ Saudi Arabia Riyadh KSA 24/10/1945
Scotland Edinburgh abbreviation: SCO; part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
““ Senegal Dakar SN 28/09/1960
““ Serbia Belgrade SRB part of Serbia and Montenegro until 2006 01/11/2000
Serbia and Montenegro Belgrade SCG part of Yugoslavia until 1992; divided into separate states in 2006
““ Seychelles Victoria SY 21/09/1976
““ Sierra Leone Freetown WAL 27/09/1961
““ Singapore Singapore SGP 21/09/1965
““ Slovakia Bratislava SK part of Czechoslovakia until 1992 19/01/1993
““ Slovenia Ljubljana SLO part of Yugoslavia until 1992 22/05/1992
““ Solomon Islands Honiara SOL 19/09/1978
““ Somalia Mogadishu SO 20/09/1960
““ South Africa Pretoria (administrative); Cape Town (legislative); Bloemfontein (judiciary) ZA aka Zuid-Afrika / Suid-Afrika 07/11/1945
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands King Edward Point (Grytviken) British Overseas Territory
South Korea see Republic of Korea
South Sandwich Islands see South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
““ South Sudan Jura became an independent state on 9 July 2011; formerly part of Sudan 14/07/2011
South Yemen see Yemen (People’s Democratic Republic of)
Southern Rhodesia Salisbury RSR unofficially Rhodesia from 1964-1980; became Zimbabwe in 1980
South-West Africa Windhoek SWA became Namibia in 1990
Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia Episkopi Cantonment British Overseas Territory
Sovereign Military Order of Malta Magistral Palace, Rome SMOM
Soviet Union Moscow SU aka Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; dissolved in 1991
““ Spain Madrid E 14/12/1955
““ Sri Lanka Colombo; Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative) CL 14/12/1955
““ Sudan Khartoum SUD see also South Sudan 12/11/1956
““ Suriname Paramaribo SME 04/12/1975
““ Swaziland Mbabane SD 24/09/1968
““ Sweden Stockholm S 19/11/1946
““ Switzerland Bern CH 10/09/2002
““ Syrian Arab Republic Damascus SYR aka Syria 24/10/1945
T  top
Taiwan Taipei RC aka Republic of China
““ Tajikistan Dushanbe TJ part of the Soviet Union until 1991 02/03/1992
Tanganyika Dar es Salaam became part of United Republic of Tanzania in 1964
Tanzania see United Republic of Tanzania
““ Thailand Bangkok T 16/12/1946
““ The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Skopje MK part of Yugoslavia until 1992 08/04/1993
““ Timor-Leste Dili TL aka East Timor 27/09/2002
““ Togo Lomé RT aka Togolese Republic (République Togolaise); formerly French Togoland until 1960 20/09/1960
Togolese Republic see Togo
““ Tonga Nuku’alofa TO 14/09/1999
Transnistria Tiraspol PMR aka Trans-Dniester or Transdniestria (Pridnestrovie)
““ Trinidad and Tobago Port-of-Spain TT 18/09/1962
Tristan da Cunha Edinburgh of the Seven Seas part of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha since 2008
““ Tunisia Tunis TN 12/11/1956
““ Turkey Ankara TR 24/10/1945
““ Turkmenistan Ashgabat TM part of the Soviet Union until 1991 02/03/1992
Turks and Caicos Islands Cockburn Town British Overseas Territory
““ Tuvalu Vaiaku village, Funafuti province TUV 05/09/2000
U  top
““ Uganda Kampala EAU 25/10/1962
““ Ukraine Kyiv UA part of the Soviet Union until 1991 24/10/1945
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Moscow SU abbreviation: USSR – see Soviet Union
““ United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi UAE 09/12/1971
““ United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland London GB abbreviation: UK 24/10/1945
““ United Republic of Tanzania Dar es Salaam; Dodoma (legislative) EAT 14/12/1961
““ United States of America Washington D.C. USA abbreviation: USA 24/10/1945
Upper Volta Ouagadougou HV became Burkina Faso in 1984
““ Uruguay Montevideo ROU abbreviation: URU 18/12/1945
““ Uzbekistan Tashkent UZ part of the Soviet Union until 1991 02/03/1992
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““ Vanuatu Port-Vila VU 15/09/1981
Vatican City Vatican City V Holy See
““ Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Caracas YV 15/11/1945
““ Viet Nam Hanoi VN 20/09/1977
Virgin Islands see British Virgin Islands
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Wales Cardiff abbreviation: CYM; part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Wallis and Futuna Mata-Utu French Overseas Territory
West Germany Bonn D aka Federal Republic of Germany; became part of Germany in 1991
Western Sahara Laayoune WSA
Western Samoa became Samoa in 1997
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““ Yemen Sanaa YEM 30/09/1947
Yemen (People’s Democratic Republic of) Aden Y aka South Yemen; formerly Aden until 1967; became part of Yemen in 1990
Yemen Arab Republic Sanaa YAR aka North Yemen; became part of Yemen in 1990
Yugoslavia Belgrade YU IVR code Y until 1953; dissolved in 1992
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Zaire Kinshasa ZRE became Democratic Republic of Congo in 1997
““ Zambia Lusaka Z formerly Northern Rhodesia until 1964 01/12/1964
Zanzibar Zanzibar City EAZ became part of United Republic of Tanzania in 1964
““ Zimbabwe Harare ZW formerly Southern Rhodesia until 1980 25/08/1980
“Republic of”,” Federation of” and similar prefixes are omitted from current members of the United Nations unless they appear as such on the United Nations website
The main source of the IVR data contained here is the UN document “Distinguishing signs used on vehicles in international traffic” – (as at 15 February 2007)
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