Country Initials

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5: Prologue' started by InTransit, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. InTransit

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    I did a search just to see if there wasn't a thread on this already.

    Does anyone on here recognize all or most of the country initials? There are some that really leave me scratching my head.

    One is [ES], part of me wants to say Spain, but shouldn't Spain be [SP]? Perhaps it is for Estonia?

    I know:
    [JP]=Japan
    [FR]=France
    [US]=United States
    [CA]=Canada
    [GB]=Great Britain (I'm assuming)
    [NL]=Netherlands(?)
    [DE]=Denmark(?)

    I've seen [HK] as well and the only thing that I could think of for that is Hong Kong, although I'm probably wrong heh.
     
  2. Viscerous

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    ES = Spain = España

    And HK is Hong Kong. Even in the Olympics they went by HK and not with China.
     
  3. opelgt1969

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    Country Abbreviations

    AF - Afghanistan
    AL - Albania
    DZ - Algeria
    AS - American Samoa
    AD - Andorra
    AO - Angola
    AI - Anguilla
    AQ - Antarctica
    AG - Antigua & Barbuda
    AR - Argentina
    AM - Armenia
    AW - Aruba
    AU - Australia
    AT - Austria
    AZ - Azerbaijan

    BS - Bahamas
    BH - Bahrain
    BD - Bangladesh
    BB - Barbados
    BY - Belarus
    BE - Belgium
    BZ - Belize
    BJ - Benin
    BM - Bermuda
    BT - Bhutan
    BO - Bolivia
    BA - Bosnia & Herzegovina
    BW - Botswana
    BV - Bouvet Island
    BR - Brazil
    IO - British Indian Ocean Territory
    VG - British Virgin Islands
    BN - Brunei - Negara Brunei Darussalam
    BG - Bulgaria
    BF - Burkina Faso
    BI - Burundi

    KH - Cambodia
    CM - Cameroon
    CA - Canada
    CV - Cape Verde
    KY - Cayman Islands
    CF - Central African Republic
    TD - Chad
    CL - Chile
    CN - China
    CX - Christmas Islands
    CC - Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    CO - Colombia
    KM - Comoras
    CG - Congo Rep.
    CK - Cook Islands
    CR - Costa Rica
    CI - Côte d'Ivoire
    HR - Croatia (Hrvatska)
    CU - Cuba
    CY - Cyprus
    CZ - Czech Republic

    DK - Denmark
    DJ - Djibouti
    DM - Dominica
    DO - Dominican Republic

    TP - East Timor
    EC - Ecuador
    EG - Egypt
    SV - El Salvador
    GQ - Equatorial Guinea
    ER - Eritrea
    EE - Estonia
    ET - Ethiopia

    FK - Falkland Islands
    FO - Faroe Islands
    FJ - Fiji
    FI - Finland
    FR - France
    FX - France Metropolitan
    GF - French Guiana
    PF - French Polynesia
    TF - French Southern Territories

    GA - Gabon
    GM - Gambia
    GE - Georgia
    DE - Germany
    GH - Ghana
    GI - Gibraltar
    GR - Greece
    GL - Greenland
    GD - Grenada
    GP - Guadeloupe
    GU - Guam
    GT - Guatemala
    GN - Guinea
    GW - Guinea-Bissau
    GY - Guyana

    HT - Haiti
    HM - Heard & McDonald Island
    HN - Honduras
    HK - Hong Kong
    HU - Hungary

    IS - Iceland
    IN - India
    ID - Indonesia
    IR - Iran
    IQ - Iraq
    IE - Ireland
    IL - Israel
    IT - Italy

    JM - Jamaica
    JP - Japan
    JO - Jordan

    KZ - Kazakhstan
    KE - Kenya
    KI - Kiribati
    KP - Korea (North), Dem. People's Rep Of
    KR - Korea (South), Republic Of
    KW - Kuwait
    KG - Kyrgyzstan

    LA - Laos
    LV - Latvia
    LB - Lebanon
    LS - Lesotho
    LR - Liberia
    LY - Libya
    LI - Liechtenstein
    LT - Lithuania
    LU - Luxembourg

    MO - Macao
    MK - Macedonia
    MG - Madagascar
    MW - Malawi
    MY - Malaysia
    MV - Maldives
    ML - Mali
    MT - Malta
    MH - Marshall Islands
    MQ - Martinique
    MR - Mauritania
    MU - Mauritius
    YT - Mayotte
    MX - Mexico
    FM - Micronesia
    MD - Moldava
    MC - Monaco
    MN - Mongolia
    ME - Montenegro
    MS - Montserrat
    MA - Morocco
    MZ - Mozambique
    MM - Myanmar

    NA - Namibia
    NR - Nauru
    NP - Nepal
    AN - Netherlands Antilles
    NL - Netherlands, The
    NC - New Caledonia
    NZ - New Zealand
    NI - Nicaragua
    NE - Niger
    NG - Nigeria
    NU - Niue
    NF - Norfolk Island
    MP - Northern Mariana Islands
    NO - Norway

    OM - Oman

    PK - Pakistan
    PW - Palau
    PA - Panama
    PG - Papua New Guinea
    PY - Paraguay
    PE - Peru
    PH - Phillipines
    PN - Pitcairn Islands
    PL - Poland
    PT - Portugal
    PR - Puerto Rico

    QA - Qatar

    RE - Reunion
    RO - Romania
    RU - Russian Federation
    RW - Rwanda

    WS - Samoa
    SM - San Marino
    ST - São Tomé & Príncipe
    SA - Saudi Arabia
    SN - Senegal
    SP - Serbia
    SC - Seychelles
    SL - Sierra Leone
    SG - Singapore
    SK - Slovakia
    SI - Slovenia
    SB - Solomon Islands
    SO - Somalia
    AS - Somoa, Gilbert, Ellice Islands
    ZA - South Africa
    GS - South Georgia & South S.S.
    ES - Spain
    LK - Sri Lanka
    SH - St. Helena
    KN - St. Kitts & Nevis
    LC - St. Lucia
    PM - St. Pierre & Miquelon
    VC - St. Vincent & The Grenadines
    SD - Sudan
    SR - Suriname
    SJ - Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
    SZ - Swaziland
    SE - Sweden
    CH - Switzerland
    SY - Syria

    TW - Taiwan
    TJ - Tajikistan
    TZ - Tanzania
    TH - Thailand
    TG - Togo
    TK - Tokelau
    TO - Tonga
    TT - Trinidad & Tobago
    TN - Tunisia
    TR - Turkey
    TM - Turkmenistan
    TC - Turks & Calcos Islands
    TV - Tuvalu

    UG - Uganda
    UA - Ukraine
    AE - United Arab Emirates
    GB - United Kingdom
    US - United States
    UM - United States Minor Outl. Islands
    UY - Uruguay
    UZ - Uzbekistan

    VU - Vanuatu
    VA - Vatican City State
    VE - Venezuela
    VN - Vietnam
    VG - Virgin Islands (British)
    VI - Virgin Islands (U.S.A.)

    WF - Wallis & Futuna Islands
    EH - Western Sahara

    YE - Yemen

    ZR - Zaire (CD - Congo Dem. Rep.)
    ZM - Zambia
    ZW - Zimbabwe
     
  4. Kryz11

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  5. MasterFocus

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    make it a sticky
     
  6. GT_Fanatic

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    nice post :tup: I'e printed that out for future reference.
     
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  7. Smallhorses

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    What you need to bear in mind is that many of the country abbreviations are based on the name of the country, in the country's native language, not necessarily in English. ;)

    Hence Spain is [ES] from Espana and Germany is [DE] from Deutschland.

    Thanks to the poster who posted the full list originally. :tup:

    To those of you who repeatedly quoted the whole thing over & over again, double posted and slowchatted about it afterwards, I deleted those 5 posts.
    DON'T do that sort of thing again please. You know who you are. :grumpy:
     
  8. Timppaq

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  9. P3nT4gR4m

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    Great! You do realise that now I'm going to have to print this off and tick the ones I play.

    Thanks GTP you've turned me into a trainspotter :grumpy:
     
  10. InTransit

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    I certainly get that. If you follow that logic though, wouldn't it make sense for Japan to be NP for Nippon?

    BTW, thank you to the individual that posted the original list. That was really great. :)
     
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  11. Smallhorses

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    That's very true. :boggled:

    Also by the same logic, United Kingdom shouldn't be GB, since technically Northern Ireland isn't part of Great Britain, and therefore Northern Ireland would need it's own country tag too. However, since Nicaragua already has NI, it would create incredible confusion, and so the United Kingdom (which does include Northern Ireland) gets the GB tag. (Although I'm not sure why UK isn't used instead? To avoid confusing it with Ukraine maybe? :confused:)
     
  12. cmpinberkeley

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    Why doesn't Emeryville get its own tag?!? :sly:
     
  13. gitSehT

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    I have been waiting to see someone use the Country tag as part of there name, like Sh from Italy :)
     
  14. InTransit

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    HAH! I'd laugh so hard I think I'd crash.:dopey:
     
  15. spyrrari

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    hahaha....verry funny....NOT!!

    sorry ,but 1st it is not funny when you are italian...2nd,you are laughing about your own jokes i think...


    not funny dude...really!


    spyrrari.
     
  16. InTransit

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    Uhhh no, just because someone has the same avatar as me doesn't mean I'm the same person posting... and if an Italian decided to make his/her name a tongue and cheek joke like that, I would laugh at it since it's his or her decision to do edit their name in such a fashion. It's a joke. I never said I'd do it.... and besides no one is saying Italy is full of fecal matter or that a play on a userID has any corrolation to what they think of Italy.

    I'm sorry if that offended you but I'm not even the original poster of that 'idea' or whatever you want to call it.


    Moving steadily along... does anyone find it funny that they apply the 'native tongue' rule for the abbreviation kind of willy nilly?
     
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  17. spyrrari

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    i did not post my post against you..........:)

    still dont think its humorous though...:indiff:

    forget about it...


    spyrrari.
     
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  18. InTransit

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    I can certainly respect that, but yes, let's move on.
     
  19. Marky264

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    nice thanks for that ;)
     
  20. DustDriver

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    I narrowed down the list to only the countries in the account registration list.
    It's very probable that you'll only find these country codes online.

    AU - Australia
    AT - Austria
    BH - Bahrain
    BE - Belgium
    BG - Bulgaria
    CA - Canada
    HR - Croatia (Hrvatska)
    CY - Cyprus
    CZ - Czech Republic
    DK - Denmark
    FI - Finland
    FR - France
    DE - Germany
    GR - Greece
    HK - Hong Kong
    HU - Hungary
    IS - Iceland
    IN - India
    IE - Ireland
    IL - Israel
    IT - Italy
    JP - Japan
    KR - Korea (South), Republic Of
    KW - Kuwait
    LB - Lebanon
    LU - Luxembourg
    MT - Malta
    NL - Netherlands, The
    NZ - New Zealand
    NO - Norway
    OM - Oman
    PL - Poland
    PT - Portugal
    QA - Qatar
    RO - Romania
    RU - Russian Federation
    SA - Saudi Arabia
    SG - Singapore
    SK - Slovakia
    SI - Slovenia
    ZA - South Africa
    ES - Spain
    SE - Sweden
    CH - Switzerland
    TW - Taiwan
    TR - Turkey
    AE - United Arab Emirates
    GB - United Kingdom
    US - United States
     
  21. Timppaq

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    I thought I would do it but coudn't use the countries I'd wanted..

    DRIVEN_BY_[AI] (Anguilla)
    THIS_IS_[BS] (Bahamas)
    I_LIKE_[MR] (Mauritania)

    Just for the laughs I thought doing also this... but I can assure you that this is not true:

    I_AM_[BI] (Burundi)

    :dunce:


    Damn, reputation (whatever it was) lost forever.

    edit: I know I'm sometimes very childish.. :ouch:
     
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  22. BayConRong

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    meh aren't here some small pacific island countries that he didn't name?
     
  23. Timppaq

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    Thanks mate, I was just thinking about that too. :cheers:
     
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  24. Widar

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    DustDriver: Great!

    And to the quoters; I'd love to see an edit, it sucks scrolling trough the full list 3 times. :p
     
  25. Timppaq

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    As you wish sir... ;)
     
  26. paolopepper

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    Northern ireland is counted as a part of the united kingdom thanks very much we aint to free staters over here.
     
  27. Nicksfix

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    opelgt1969 ,thanks,I've seen some of these and wondered,where they were from. Printing off a copy now. Again, thanks
     
  28. Ardius

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    He was referring to Northern Ireland not being part of Great Britain, which is true.
    There is a difference between "Great Britain" and the "United Kingdom" you know.

     
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  29. Blitz187

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    Nope, I dont think its weird at all... You cant expect the whole world to speak English and use english... they're entitled to use their own language.... So I dont find it funny at all...

    I imagine that these are worldwide abbreviations which everyone uses in some way.... Or am I wrong in that respect?
     
  30. AMG.

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    They're actually ISO codes. So yes they are used worldwide.
    ISO = International Organization for Standardization.

    AMG.