The Two-letter Countries Abbreviations

A two-letter combination, the same as the three-letter combination, is assigned to each country or region. The two-letter combinations are also known as the two-letter abbreviations or Alpha-2 codes, and they are internationally recognized. For example, the "US" stands for the United States, and the "AU" stands for Australia.

According to the United Nations, there are 194 sovereign states which include 193 member states of the United Nations (UN) and Vatican City, please refer to the list of countries and their capitals. The following list includes 194 sovereign states and their dependencies, as well as other disputed territories.

# Country Abbrev Notes
1 Afghanistan AF United Nations
2 Aland Islands AX Region of Finland
3 Albania AL United Nations
4 Algeria DZ United Nations
5 American Samoa AS U.S. Unincorporated Territory
6 Andorra AD United Nations
7 Angola AO United Nations
8 Anguilla AI British Overseas Territory
9 Antigua and Barbuda AG United Nations
10 Argentina AR United Nations
11 Armenia AM United Nations
12 Aruba AW Country of the Netherlands
13 Australia AU United Nations
14 Austria AT United Nations
15 Azerbaijan AZ United Nations
16 Bahamas BS United Nations
17 Bahrain BH United Nations
18 Bangladesh BD United Nations
19 Barbados BB United Nations
20 Belarus BY United Nations
21 Belgium BE United Nations
22 Belize BZ United Nations
23 Benin BJ United Nations
24 Bermuda BM British Overseas Territory
25 Bhutan BT United Nations
26 Bolivia BO United Nations
27 Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba BQ Municipalities of the Netherlands
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina BA United Nations
29 Botswana BW United Nations
30 Bouvet Island BV Norwegian dependency
31 Brazil BR United Nations
32 British Indian Ocean Territory IO British Overseas Territory
33 Brunei Darussalam BN United Nations
34 Bulgaria BG United Nations
35 Burkina Faso BF United Nations
36 Burundi BI United Nations
37 Cabo Verde CV United Nations
38 Cambodia KH United Nations
39 Cameroon CM United Nations
40 Canada CA United Nations
41 Cayman Islands KY British Overseas Territory
42 Central African Republic CF United Nations
43 Chad TD United Nations
44 Chile CL United Nations
45 China CN United Nations
46 Christmas Island CX Australian Territory
47 Cocos (Keeling) Islands CC Australian Territory
48 Colombia CO United Nations
49 Comoros KM United Nations
50 Congo (Democratic Republic) CD United Nations
51 Congo (Republic) CG United Nations
52 Cook Islands CK Free Association with New Zealand
53 Costa Rica CR United Nations
54 Côte D'Ivoire CI United Nations
55 Croatia HR United Nations
56 Cuba CU United Nations
57 Curaçao CW Country of the Netherlands
58 Cyprus CY United Nations
59 Czech Republic CZ United Nations
60 Denmark DK United Nations
61 Djibouti DJ United Nations
62 Dominica DM United Nations
63 Dominican Republic DO United Nations
64 Ecuador EC United Nations
65 Egypt EG United Nations
66 El Salvador SV United Nations
67 Equatorial Guinea GQ United Nations
68 Eritrea ER United Nations
69 Estonia EE United Nations
70 Eswatini SZ United Nations
71 Ethiopia ET United Nations
72 Falkland Islands FK British Overseas Territory
73 Faroe Islands FO Part of Denmark
74 Fiji FJ United Nations
75 Finland FI United Nations
76 France FR United Nations
77 French Guiana GF French Overseas Department
78 French Polynesia PF French Overseas Collectivities
79 French Southern Territories TF French Oversee Territory
80 Gabon GA United Nations
81 Gambia (the) GM United Nations
82 Georgia GE United Nations
83 Germany DE United Nations
84 Ghana GH United Nations
85 Gibraltar GI British Overseas Territory
86 Greece GR United Nations
87 Greenland GL Part of Denmark
88 Grenada GD United Nations
89 Guadeloupe GP French Overseas Department
90 Guam GU U.S. Unincorporated Territory
91 Guatemala GT United Nations
92 Guernsey GG British Crown Dependency
93 Guinea GN United Nations
94 Guinea-Bissau GW United Nations
95 Guyana GY United Nations
96 Haiti HT United Nations
97 Heard Island and McDonald Islands HM Australian Territory
98 Holy See VA United Nations - Observe
99 Honduras HN United Nations
100 Hong Kong HK Region of China
101 Hungary HU United Nations
102 Iceland IS United Nations
103 India IN United Nations
104 Indonesia ID United Nations
105 Iran IR United Nations
106 Iraq IQ United Nations
107 Ireland IE United Nations
108 Isle of Man IM British Crown Dependency
109 Israel IL United Nations
110 Italy IT United Nations
111 Jamaica JM United Nations
112 Japan JP United Nations
113 Jersey JE British Crown Dependency
114 Jordan JO United Nations
115 Kazakhstan KZ United Nations
116 Kenya KE United Nations
117 Kiribati KI United Nations
118 Kosovo XK Partial International Recognition
119 Kuwait KW United Nations
120 Kyrgyzstan KG United Nations
121 Laos LA United Nations
122 Latvia LV United Nations
123 Lebanon LB United Nations
124 Lesotho LS United Nations
125 Liberia LR United Nations
126 Libya LY United Nations
127 Liechtenstein LI United Nations
128 Lithuania LT United Nations
129 Luxembourg LU United Nations
130 Macau MO Region of China
131 Madagascar MG United Nations
132 Malawi MW United Nations
133 Malaysia MY United Nations
134 Maldives MV United Nations
135 Mali ML United Nations
136 Malta MT United Nations
137 Marshall Islands MH United Nations
138 Martinique MQ French Overseas Department
139 Mauritania MR United Nations
140 Mauritius MU United Nations
141 Mayotte YT French Overseas Department
142 Mexico MX United Nations
143 Micronesia (the Federated States of) FM United Nations
144 Moldova MD United Nations
145 Monaco MC United Nations
146 Mongolia MN United Nations
147 Montenegro ME United Nations
148 Montserrat MS British Overseas Territory
149 Morocco MA United Nations
150 Mozambique MZ United Nations
151 Myanmar MM United Nations
152 Namibia NA United Nations
153 Nauru NR United Nations
154 Nepal NP United Nations
155 Netherlands NL United Nations
156 New Caledonia NC French Overseas Territory
157 New Zealand NZ United Nations
158 Nicaragua NI United Nations
159 Niger NE United Nations
160 Nigeria NG United Nations
161 Niue NU Free Association with New Zealand
162 Norfolk Island NF Australian Territory
163 North Korea KP United Nations
164 North Macedonia MK United Nations
165 Northern Mariana Islands MP U.S. Unincorporated Territory
166 Norway NO United Nations
167 Oman OM United Nations
168 Pakistan PK United Nations
169 Palau PW United Nations
170 Palestine PS Partial International Recognition
171 Panama PA United Nations
172 Papua New Guinea PG United Nations
173 Paraguay PY United Nations
174 Peru PE United Nations
175 Philippines PH United Nations
176 Pitcairn PN British Overseas Territory
177 Pitcairn Islands PN British Overseas Territory
178 Poland PL United Nations
179 Portugal PT United Nations
180 Puerto Rico PR U.S. Unincorporated Territory
181 Qatar QA United Nations
182 Reunion RE French Overseas Department
183 Romania RO United Nations
184 Russia RU United Nations
185 Rwanda RW United Nations
186 Saint Barthelemy BL French Overseas Collectivities
187 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha SH British Overseas Territory
188 Saint Kitts and Nevis KN United Nations
189 Saint Lucia LC United Nations
190 Saint Martin MF French Overseas Collectivities
191 Saint Pierre and Miquelon PM French Overseas Collectivities
192 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VC United Nations
193 Samoa WS United Nations
194 San Marino SM United Nations
195 Sao Tome and Principe ST United Nations
196 Saudi Arabia SA United Nations
197 Senegal SN United Nations
198 Serbia RS United Nations
199 Seychelles SC United Nations
200 Sierra Leone SL United Nations
201 Singapore SG United Nations
202 Sint Maarten SX Country of the Netherlands
203 Slovakia SK United Nations
204 Slovenia SI United Nations
205 Solomon Islands SB United Nations
206 Somalia SO United Nations
207 South Africa ZA United Nations
208 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands GS British Overseas Territory
209 South Korea KR United Nations
210 South Sudan SS United Nations
211 Spain ES United Nations
212 Sri Lanka LK United Nations
213 Sudan SD United Nations
214 Suriname SR United Nations
215 Svalbard and Jan Mayen SJ Norway
216 Sweden SE United Nations
217 Switzerland CH United Nations
218 Syria SY United Nations
219 Taiwan TW Partial International Recognition
220 Tajikistan TJ United Nations
221 Tanzania TZ United Nations
222 Thailand TH United Nations
223 Timor-Leste TL United Nations
224 Togo TG United Nations
225 Tokelau TK Dependent Territory of New Zealand
226 Tonga TO United Nations
227 Trinidad and Tobago TT United Nations
228 Tunisia TN United Nations
229 Turkey TR United Nations
230 Turkmenistan TM United Nations
231 Turks and Caicos Islands TC British Overseas Territory
232 Tuvalu TV United Nations
233 Uganda UG United Nations
234 Ukraine UA United Nations
235 United Arab Emirates AE United Nations
236 United Kingdom GB United Nations
237 United States US United Nations
238 United States Minor Outlying Islands UM United States
239 Uruguay UY United Nations
240 Uzbekistan UZ United Nations
241 Vanuatu VU United Nations
242 Venezuela VE United Nations
243 Viet Nam VN United Nations
244 Virgin Islands (British) VG British Overseas Territory
245 Virgin Islands (U.S.) VI U.S. Unincorporated Territory
246 Wallis and Futuna WF French Overseas Collectivities
247 Western Sahara EH Disputed Territory
248 Yemen YE United Nations
249 Zambia ZM United Nations
250 Zimbabwe ZW United Nations

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