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Countries, Dependencies, and Areas of Special Sovereignty

FDA Data Element Number. GEO-00101

CDER Data Element Number. C-GEO-00101

Data Element Name. Countries, Dependencies, and Areas of Special Sovereignty.

Version Number. 002

Description.This standard provides names and abbreviations for representing countries, dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

Source. ISO 3166-1 alpha-3

Relationship.

FDA Specifications. ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 (three character country codes) is the FDA standard for representing country codes, effective 01-JAN-2007. It is the FDA's position that ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 be used so that FDA data standards are fully compatible with HL7 and CDISC data standards.

However, FDA realizes that the exclusive use of ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 is not always possible, especially where the FDA interfaces with data systems from outside organizations that use ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 (e.g., U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security). In those instances, ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 (two character country codes) may be used. When the use of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 is necessary, those FDA organizational components that use ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 must maintain ready access to an ISO 3166 mapping table in order to permit users to readily navigate between ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 and ISO 3166-1 alpha-2.

All FDA systems in operation at the time of adoption of the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 must incorporate the standard during the next major system modification or within the next five (5) years (i.e., 31-DEC-2011), whichever occurs first, as specified in FDA Staff Manual Guide 3260.1, with the noted provision above for the use of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2.

FIPS 10-3, as stated in FIPS Publication 104, is no longer used as either the Agency country code standard or as the CDER country code standard, as of January 1, 2007.

CDER Specifications. No further specifications.

FDA Approved Date. October 9, 1986.

CDER Approved Date. November 5, 1991.

FDA Revised Date. December 7, 2006.

CDER Revised Date. February 11, 1992; April 14, 1992; October 11, 1994; November 14, 1997; December 7, 2006.

Data Values. The following is a snapshot of the mapping between ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 and ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 on January 17, 2007.  For a current mapping, please consult the NCI Enterprise Vocabulary Service (NCI EVS) at http://nciterms.nci.nih.gov/NCIBrowser/Dictionary.do.

Country ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 ISO 3166-1 alpha-2
Afghanistan AFG AF
Aland Islands ALA AX
Albania ALB AL
Algeria DZA DZ
American Samoa ASM AS
Andorra AND AD
Angola AGO AO
Anguilla AIA AI
Antarctica ATA AQ
Antigua and Barbuda ATG AG
Argentina ARG AR
Armenia ARM AM
Aruba ABW AW
Australia AUS AU
Austria AUT AT
Azerbaijan AZE AZ
Bahamas BHS BS
Bahrain BHR BH
Bangladesh BGD BD
Barbados BRB BB
Belarus BLR BY
Belgium BEL BE
Belize BLZ BZ
Benin BEN BJ
Bermuda BMU BM
Bhutan BTN BT
Bolivia BOL BO
Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH BA
Botswana BWA BW
Bouvet Island BVT BV
Brazil BRA BR
British Indian Ocean Territory IOT IO
Brunei Darussalam BRN BN
Bulgaria BGR BG
Burkina Faso BFA BF
Burundi BDI BI
Cambodia KHM KH
Cameroon CMR CM
Canada CAN CA
Cape Verde CPV CV
Cayman Islands CYM KY
Central African Republic CAF CF
Chad TCD TD
Chile CHL CL
China CHN CN
Christmas Island CXR CX
Cocos (Keeling) Islands CCK CC
Colombia COL CO
Comoros COM KM
Congo COG CG
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the COD CD
Cook Islands COK CK
Costa Rica CRI CR
Cote d'Ivoire CIV CI
Croatia HRV HR
Cuba CUB CU
Cyprus CYP CY
Czech Republic CZE CZ
Denmark DNK DK
Djibouti DJI DJ
Dominica DMA DM
Dominican Republic DOM DO
Ecuador ECU EC
Egypt EGY EG
El Salvador SLV SV
Equatorial Guinea GNQ GQ
Eritrea ERI ER
Estonia EST EE
Ethiopia ETH ET
Falkland Islands FLK FK
Faroe Islands (Malvinas) FRO FO
Fiji FJI FJ
Finland FIN FI
France FRA FR
French Guiana GUF GF
French Polynesia PYF PF
French Southern Territories ATF TF
Gabon GAB GA
Gambia GMB GM
Georgia GEO GE
Germany DEU DE
Ghana GHA GH
Gibraltar GIB GI
Greece GRC GR
Greenland GRL GL
Grenada GRD GD
Guadeloupe GLP GP
Guam GUM GU
Guatemala GTM GT
Guernsey GGY GG
Guinea GIN GN
Guinea-Bissau GNB GW
Guyana GUY GY
Haiti HTI HT
Heard Island and McDonald Islands HMD HM
Holy See (Vatican City State) VAT VA
Honduras HND HN
Hong Kong HKG HK
Hungary HUN HU
Iceland ISL IS
India IND IN
Indonesia IDN ID
Iran, Islamic Republic of IRN IR
Iraq IRQ IQ
Ireland IRL IE
Isle of Man IMN IM
Israel ISR IL
Italy ITA IT
Jamaica JAM JM
Japan JPN JP
Jersey JRE JE
Jordan JOR JO
Kazakhstan KAZ KZ
Kenya KEN KE
Kiribati KIR KI
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of PRK KP
Korea, Republic of KOR KR
Kuwait KWT KW
Kyrgyzstan KGZ KG
Lao People's Democratic Republic LAO LA
Latvia LVA LV
Lebanon LBN LB
Lesotho LSO LS
Liberia LBR LR
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya LBY LY
Liechtenstein LIE LI
Lithuania LTU LT
Luxembourg LUX LU
Macao MAC MO
Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of MKD MK
Madagascar MDG MG
Malawi MWI MW
Malaysia MYS MY
Maldives MDV MV
Mali MLI ML
Malta MLT MT
Marshall Islands MHL MH
Martinique MTQ MQ
Mauritania MRT MR
Mauritius MUS MU
Mayotte MYT YT
Mexico MEX MX
Micronesia, Federated States of FSM FM
Moldova, Republic of MDA MD
Monaco MCO MC
Mongolia MNG MN
Montenegro MNE ME
Montserrat MSR MS
Morocco MAR MA
Mozambique MOZ MZ
Myanmar MMR MM
Namibia NAM NA
Nauru NRU NR
Nepal NPL NP
Netherlands NLD NL
Netherlands Antilles ANT AN
New Caledonia NCL NC
New Zealand NZL NZ
Nicaragua NIC NI
Niger NER NE
Nigeria NGA NG
Niue NIU NU
Norfolk Island NFK NF
Northern Mariana Islands MNP MP
Norway NOR NO
Oman OMN OM
Pakistan PAK PK
Palau PLW PW
Palestinian Territory, Occupied PSE PS
Panama PAN PA
Papua New Guinea PNG PG
Paraguay PRY PY
Peru PER PE
Philippines PHL PH
Pitcairn PCN PN
Poland POL PL
Portugal PRT PT
Puerto Rico PRI PR
Qatar QAT QA
Reunion REU RE
Romania ROU RO
Russian Federation RUS RU
Rwanda RWA RW
Saint Helena SHN SH
Saint Kitts and Nevis KNA KN
Saint Lucia LCA LC
Saint Pierre and Miquelon SPM PM
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VCT VC
Samoa WSM WS
San Marino SMR SM
Sao Tome and Principe STP ST
Saudi Arabia SAU SA
Senegal SEN SN
Serbia SCG RS
Seychelles SYC SC
Sierra Leone SLE SL
Singapore SGP SG
Slovakia SVK SK
Slovenia SVN SI
Solomon Islands SLB SB
Somalia SOM SO
South Africa ZAF ZA
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands SGS GS
Spain ESP ES
Sri Lanka LKA LK
Sudan SDN SD
Suriname SUR SR
Svalbard and Jan Mayen SJM SJ
Swaziland SWZ SZ
Sweden SWE SE
Switzerland CHE CH
Syrian Arab Republic SYR SY
Taiwan, Province of China TWN TW
Tajikistan TJK TJ
Tanzania, United Republic of TZA TZ
Thailand THA TH
Timor-Leste TLS TL
Togo TGO TG
Tokelau TKL TK
Tonga TON TO
Trinidad and Tobago TTO TT
Tunisia TUN TN
Turkey TUR TR
Turkmenistan TKM TM
Turks and Caicos Islands TCA TC
Tuvalu TUV TV
Uganda UGA UG
Ukraine UKR UA
United Arab Emirates ARE AE
United Kingdom GBR GB
United States USA US
United States Minor Outlying Islands UMI UM
Uruguay URY UY
Uzbekistan UZB UZ
Vanuatu VUT VU
Venezuela VEN VE
Viet nam VNM VN
Virgin Islands, British VGB VG
Virgin Islands, U.S. VIR VI
Wallis and Futuna WLF WF
Western Sahara ESH EH
Yemen YEM YE
Zambia ZMB ZM
Zimbabwe ZWE ZW

 

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