Government > Country name > Conventional long form: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from Government > Country name, which includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note.
Afghanistan Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Akrotiri none
Albania Republic of Albania
Algeria People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
American Samoa Territory of American Samoa
Andorra Principality of Andorra
Angola Republic of Angola
Anguilla none
Antarctica none
Antigua and Barbuda none
Argentina Argentine Republic
Armenia Republic of Armenia
Aruba none
Ashmore and Cartier Islands Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Australia Commonwealth of Australia
Austria Republic of Austria
Azerbaijan Republic of Azerbaijan
Bahrain Kingdom of Bahrain
Bangladesh People's Republic of Bangladesh
Barbados none
Belarus Republic of Belarus
Belgium Kingdom of Belgium
Belize none
Benin Republic of Benin
Bermuda none
Bhutan Kingdom of Bhutan
Bolivia Plurinational State of Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina none
Botswana Republic of Botswana
Bouvet Island none
Brazil Federative Republic of Brazil
British Indian Ocean Territory British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands none
Brunei Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria Republic of Bulgaria
Burkina Faso none
Burma Union of Burma
Burundi Republic of Burundi
Cambodia Kingdom of Cambodia
Cameroon Republic of Cameroon
Canada none
Cape Verde Republic of Cabo Verde
Cayman Islands none
Central African Republic Central African Republic
Chad Republic of Chad
Chile Republic of Chile
China People's Republic of China
Christmas Island Territory of Christmas Island
Clipperton Island none
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Colombia Republic of Colombia
Comoros Union of the Comoros
Congo, Republic of the Republic of the Congo
Cook Islands none
Coral Sea Islands Coral Sea Islands Territory
Costa Rica Republic of Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia Republic of Croatia
Cuba Republic of Cuba
Cyprus Republic of Cyprus
Czech Republic Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark Kingdom of Denmark
Dhekelia none
Djibouti Republic of Djibouti
Dominica Commonwealth of Dominica
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
East Timor Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (pronounced TEE-mor LESS-tay)
Ecuador Republic of Ecuador
Egypt Arab Republic of Egypt
El Salvador Republic of El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea State of Eritrea
Estonia Republic of Estonia
Ethiopia Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) none
Faroe Islands none
Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji Republic of Fiji
Finland Republic of Finland
France French Republic
French Polynesia Overseas Lands of French Polynesia
French Southern and Antarctic Lands Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Gabon Gabonese Republic
Gaza Strip none
Georgia none
Germany Federal Republic of Germany
Ghana Republic of Ghana
Gibraltar none
Greece Hellenic Republic
Greenland none
Grenada none
Guam Territory of Guam
Guatemala Republic of Guatemala
Guernsey Bailiwick of Guernsey
Guinea Republic of Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Guyana Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Haiti Republic of Haiti
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Holy See (Vatican City) The Holy See (Vatican City State)
Honduras Republic of Honduras
Hong Kong Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Howland Island none
Hungary none
Iceland Republic of Iceland
India Republic of India
Indonesia Republic of Indonesia
Iran Islamic Republic of Iran
Iraq Republic of Iraq
Ireland none
Isle of Man none
Israel State of Israel
Italy Italian Republic
Jamaica none
Jan Mayen none
Japan none
Jarvis Island none
Jersey Bailiwick of Jersey
Johnston Atoll none
Jordan Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Kazakhstan Republic of Kazakhstan
Kenya Republic of Kenya
Kingman Reef none
Kiribati Republic of Kiribati
Kosovo Republic of Kosovo
Kuwait State of Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Republic
Laos Lao People's Democratic Republic
Latvia Republic of Latvia
Lebanon Lebanese Republic
Lesotho Kingdom of Lesotho
Liberia Republic of Liberia
Libya none
Liechtenstein Principality of Liechtenstein
Lithuania Republic of Lithuania
Luxembourg Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Macau Macau Special Administrative Region
Madagascar Republic of Madagascar
Malawi Republic of Malawi
Malaysia none
Maldives Republic of Maldives
Mali Republic of Mali
Malta Republic of Malta
Marshall Islands Republic of the Marshall Islands
Mauritania Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Mauritius Republic of Mauritius
Mayotte Department Collectivity of Mayotte
Mexico United Mexican States
Midway Islands none
Moldova Republic of Moldova
Monaco Principality of Monaco
Mongolia none
Montenegro none
Montserrat none
Morocco Kingdom of Morocco
Mozambique Republic of Mozambique
Namibia Republic of Namibia
Nauru Republic of Nauru
Navassa Island none
Nepal Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Netherlands Kingdom of the Netherlands
New Caledonia Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies
New Zealand none
Nicaragua Republic of Nicaragua
Niger Republic of Niger
Nigeria Federal Republic of Nigeria
Niue none
Norfolk Island Territory of Norfolk Island
North Korea Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Norway Kingdom of Norway
Oman Sultanate of Oman
Pakistan Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Palau Republic of Palau
Palmyra Atoll none
Panama Republic of Panama
Papua New Guinea Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Paracel Islands none
Paraguay Republic of Paraguay
Peru Republic of Peru
Philippines Republic of the Philippines
Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands
Poland Republic of Poland
Portugal Portuguese Republic
Puerto Rico Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Qatar State of Qatar
Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia
Romania none
Russia Russian Federation
Rwanda Republic of Rwanda
Saint Barthelemy Overseas Collectivity of Saint Barthelemy
Saint Helena Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
Saint Kitts and Nevis Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia none
Saint Martin Overseas Collectivity of Saint Martin
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines none
Samoa Independent State of Samoa
San Marino Republic of San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Senegal Republic of Senegal
Serbia Republic of Serbia
Seychelles Republic of Seychelles
Sierra Leone Republic of Sierra Leone
Singapore Republic of Singapore
Slovakia Slovak Republic
Slovenia Republic of Slovenia
Solomon Islands none
Somalia Federal Republic of Somalia
South Africa Republic of South Africa
South Korea Republic of Korea
South Sudan Republic of South Sudan
Spain Kingdom of Spain
Spratly Islands none
Sri Lanka Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Sudan Republic of the Sudan
Suriname Republic of Suriname
Svalbard none
Swaziland Kingdom of Swaziland
Sweden Kingdom of Sweden
Switzerland Swiss Confederation
Syria Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan none
Tajikistan Republic of Tajikistan
Tanzania United Republic of Tanzania
Thailand Kingdom of Thailand
The Bahamas Commonwealth of The Bahamas
The Gambia Republic of The Gambia
Togo Togolese Republic
Tokelau none
Tonga Kingdom of Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia Tunisian Republic
Turkey Republic of Turkey
Turkmenistan none
Turks and Caicos Islands none
Tuvalu none
Uganda Republic of Uganda
Ukraine none
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States United States of America
Uruguay Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Uzbekistan Republic of Uzbekistan
Vanuatu Republic of Vanuatu
Venezuela Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Vietnam Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands
Wake Island none
Wallis and Futuna Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands
West Bank none
Western Sahara none
Yemen Republic of Yemen
Zambia Republic of Zambia
Zimbabwe Republic of Zimbabwe


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