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ISO 3166-1 alpha-2

Overview#

ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 is the 2 letter Country Code.

ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 is published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), to represent countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest.

ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 are the most widely used of the country codes published by ISO (the others being ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 and numeric), and are used most prominently for the Internet's country code top-level domains (with a few exceptions).

ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 were first included as part of the standard in its first edition of ISO 3166.

ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes are used in different environments and are also part of other standards. In some cases they are not perfectly implemented.

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