Country List

When deciding what resource to use in order to get the most comprehensive list of currently recognised countries, I eventually chose the United States as a reference point, more specifically the Independent States of the World list provided by the US State Department.

The country list has been updated as recently as May 30, 2018 – which I decided was the most complete list of 195 recognised countries.

Independent States in the World
http://www.state.gov/s/inr/rls/4250.htm

Short-form name Long-form name GENC 2A Code GENC 3A Code Capital
Afghanistan Islamic Republic of Afghanistan AF AFG Kabul
Albania Republic of Albania AL ALB Tirana
Algeria People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria DZ DZA Algiers
Andorra Principality of Andorra AD AND Andorra la Vella
Angola Republic of Angola AO AGO Luanda
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda AG ATG Saint John’s
Argentina Argentine Republic AR ARG Buenos Aires
Armenia Republic of Armenia AM ARM Yerevan
Australia Commonwealth of Australia AU AUS Canberra
Austria Republic of Austria AT AUT Vienna
Azerbaijan Republic of Azerbaijan AZ AZE Baku
Bahamas, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas BS BHS Nassau
Bahrain Kingdom of Bahrain BH BHR Manama
Bangladesh People’s Republic of Bangladesh BD BGD Dhaka
Barbados Barbados BB BRB Bridgetown
Belarus Republic of Belarus BY BLR Minsk
Belgium Kingdom of Belgium BE BEL Brussels
Belize Belize BZ BLZ Belmopan
Benin Republic of Benin BJ BEN Porto-Novo
Bhutan Kingdom of Bhutan BT BTN Thimphu
Bolivia Plurinational State of Bolivia BO BOL La Paz
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina BA BIH Sarajevo
Botswana Republic of Botswana BW BWA Gaborone
Brazil Federative Republic of Brazil BR BRA Brasília
Brunei Brunei Darussalam BN BRN Bandar Seri Begawan
Bulgaria Republic of Bulgaria BG BGR Sofia
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso BF BFA Ouagadougou
Burma Union of Burma MM MMR Rangoon/ Nay Pyi Taw
Burundi Republic of Burundi BI BDI Bujumbura
Cabo Verde Republic of Cabo Verde CV CPV Praia
Cambodia Kingdom of Cambodia KH KHM Phnom Penh
Cameroon Republic of Cameroon CM CMR Yaoundé
Canada Canada CA CAN Ottawa
Central African Republic Central African Republic CF CAF Bangui
Chad Republic of Chad TD TCD N’Djamena
Chile Republic of Chile CL CHL Santiago
China People’s Republic of China CN CHN Beijing
Colombia Republic of Colombia CO COL Bogotá
Comoros Union of the Comoros KM COM Moroni
Congo (Brazzaville) Republic of the Congo CG COG Brazzaville
Congo (Kinshasa) Democratic Republic of the Congo CD COD Kinshasa
Costa Rica Republic of Costa Rica CR CRI San José
Côte d’Ivoire Republic of Côte d’Ivoire CI CIV Yamoussoukro
Croatia Republic of Croatia HR HRV Zagreb
Cuba Republic of Cuba CU CUB Havana
Cyprus Republic of Cyprus CY CYP Nicosia
Czechia Czech Republic CZ CZE Prague
Denmark Kingdom of Denmark DK DNK Copenhagen
Djibouti Republic of Djibouti DJ DJI Djibouti
Dominica Commonwealth of Dominica DM DMA Roseau
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic DO DOM Santo Domingo
Ecuador Republic of Ecuador EC ECU Quito
Egypt Arab Republic of Egypt EG EGY Cairo
El Salvador Republic of El Salvador SV SLV San Salvador
Equatorial Guinea Republic of Equatorial Guinea GQ GNQ Malabo
Eritrea State of Eritrea ER ERI Asmara
Estonia Republic of Estonia EE EST Tallinn
Eswatini (Swaziland) Kingdom of Eswatini SZ SWZ Mbabane / Lobamba
Ethiopia Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia ET ETH Addis Ababa
Faroe Islands The Faroe Islands FO FRO Tórshavn
Fiji Republic of Fiji FJ FJI Suva
Finland Republic of Finland FI FIN Helsinki
France French Republic FR FRA Paris
Gabon Gabonese Republic GA GAB Libreville
Gambia, The Republic of The Gambia GM GMB Banjul
Georgia Georgia GE GEO Tbilisi
Germany Federal Republic of Germany DE DEU Berlin
Ghana Republic of Ghana GH GHA Accra
Greece Hellenic Republic GR GRC Athens
Grenada Grenada GD GRD Saint George’s
Guatemala Republic of Guatemala GT GTM Guatemala City
Guinea Republic of Guinea GN GIN Conakry
Guinea-Bissau Republic of Guinea-Bissau GW GNB Bissau
Guyana Co-operative Republic of Guyana GY GUY Georgetown
Haiti Republic of Haiti HT HTI Port-au-Prince
Holy See Holy See VA VAT Vatican City
Honduras Republic of Honduras HN HND Tegucigalpa
Hungary Hungary HU HUN Budapest
Iceland Republic of Iceland IS ISL Reykjavík
India Republic of India IN IND New Delhi
Indonesia Republic of Indonesia ID IDN Jakarta
Iran Islamic Republic of Iran IR IRN Tehran
Iraq Republic of Iraq IQ IRQ Baghdad
Ireland Ireland IE IRL Dublin
Israel State of Israel IL ISR Jerusalem
Italy Italian Republic IT ITA Rome
Jamaica Jamaica JM JAM Kingston
Japan Japan JP JPN Tokyo
Jordan Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan JO JOR Amman
Kazakhstan Republic of Kazakhstan KZ KAZ Astana
Kenya Republic of Kenya KE KEN Nairobi
Kiribati Republic of Kiribati KI KIR Tarawa
Korea, North Democratic People’s Republic of Korea KP PRK Pyongyang
Korea, South Republic of Korea KR KOR Seoul
Kosov Republic of Kosovo XK XKS Pristina
Kuwait State of Kuwait KW KWT Kuwait City
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Republic KG KGZ Bishkek
Laos Lao People’s Democratic Republic LA LAO Vientiane
Latvia Republic of Latvia LV LVA Riga
Lebanon Lebanese Republic LB LBN Beirut
Lesotho Kingdom of Lesotho LS LSO Maseru
Liberia Republic of Liberia LR LBR Monrovia
Libya State of Libya LY LBY Tripoli
Liechtenstein Principality of Liechtenstein LI LIE Vaduz
Lithuania Republic of Lithuania LT LTU Vilnius
Luxembourg Grand Duchy of Luxembourg LU LUX Luxembourg
Macedonia Republic of Macedonia MK MKD Skopje
Madagascar Republic of Madagascar MG MDG Antananarivo
Malawi Republic of Malawi MW MWI Lilongwe
Malaysia Malaysia MY MYS Kuala Lumpur
Maldives Republic of Maldives MV MDV Male
Mali Republic of Mali ML MLI Bamako
Malta Republic of Malta MT MLT Valletta
Marshall Islands Republic of the Marshall Islands MH MHL Majuro
Mauritania Islamic Republic of Mauritania MR MRT Nouakchott
Mauritius Republic of Mauritius MU MUS Port Louis
Mexico United Mexican States MX MEX Mexico City
Micronesia, Federated States of Federated States of Micronesia FM FSM Palikir
Moldova Republic of Moldova MD MDA Chisinau
Monaco Principality of Monaco MC MCO Monaco
Mongolia Mongolia MN MNG Ulaanbaatar
Montenegro Montenegro ME MNE Podgorica
Morocco Kingdom of Morocco MA MAR Rabat
Mozambique Republic of Mozambique MZ MOZ Maputo
Namibia Republic of Namibia NA NAM Windhoek
Nauru Republic of Nauru NR NRU Yaren District
Nepal Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal NP NPL Kathmandu
Netherlands Kingdom of the Netherlands NL NLD Amsterdam / The Hague
New Zealand New Zealand NZ NZL Wellington
Nicaragua Republic of Nicaragua NI NIC Managua
Niger Republic of Niger NE NER Niamey
Nigeria Federal Republic of Nigeria NG NGA Abuja
Norway Kingdom of Norway NO NOR Oslo
Oman Sultanate of Oman OM OMN Muscat
Pakistan Islamic Republic of Pakistan PK PAK Islamabad
Palau Republic of Palau PW PLW Ngerulmud
Panama Republic of Panama PA PAN Panama City
Papua New Guinea Independent State of Papua New Guinea PG PNG Port Moresby
Paraguay Republic of Paraguay PY PRY Asunción
Peru Republic of Peru PE PER Lima
Philippines Republic of the Philippines PH PHL Manila
Poland Republic of Poland PL POL Warsaw
Portugal Portuguese Republic PT PRT Lisbon
Qatar State of Qatar QA QAT Doha
Romania Romania RO ROU Bucharest
Russia Russian Federation RU RUS Moscow
Rwanda Republic of Rwanda RW RWA Kigali
Saint Kitts and Nevis Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis KN KNA Basseterre
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia LC LCA Castries
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VC VCT Kingstown
Samoa Independent State of Samoa WS WSM Apia
San Marino Republic of San Marino SM SMR San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe ST STP São Tomé
Saudi Arabia Kingdom of Saudi Arabia SA SAU Riyadh
Senegal Republic of Senegal SN SEN Dakar
Serbia Republic of Serbia RS SRB Belgrade
Seychelles Republic of Seychelles SC SYC Victoria
Sierra Leone Republic of Sierra Leone SL SLE Freetown
Singapore Republic of Singapore SG SGP Singapore
Slovakia Slovak Republic SK SVK Bratislava
Slovenia Republic of Slovenia SI SVN Ljubljana
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands SB SLB Honiara
Somalia Federal Republic of Somalia SO SOM Mogadishu
South Africa Republic of South Africa ZA ZAF Pretoria / Cape Town
South Sudan Republic of South Sudan SS SSD Juba
Spain Kingdom of Spain ES ESP Madrid
Sri Lanka Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka LK LKA Colombo / Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte
Sudan Republic of the Sudan SD SDN Khartoum
Suriname Republic of Suriname SR SUR Paramaribo
Sweden Kingdom of Sweden SE SWE Stockholm
Switzerland Swiss Confederation CH CHE Bern
Syria Syrian Arab Republic SY SYR Damascus
Tajikistan Republic of Tajikistan TJ TJK Dushanbe
Tanzania United Republic of Tanzania TZ TZA Dar es Salaam / Dodoma
Thailand Kingdom of Thailand TH THA Bangkok
Timor-Leste Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste TL TLS Dili
Togo Togolese Republic TG TGO Lomé
Tonga Kingdom of Tonga TO TON Nuku’alofa
Trinidad and Tobago Republic of Trinidad and Tobago TT TTO Port of Spain
Tunisia Republic of Tunisia TN TUN Tunis
Turkey Republic of Turkey TR TUR Ankara
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan TM TKM Ashgabat
Tuvalu Tuvalu TV TUV Funafuti
Uganda Republic of Uganda UG UGA Kampala
Ukraine Ukraine UA UKR Kyiv
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates AE ARE Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GB GBR London
United States United States of America US USA Washington, DC
Uruguay Oriental Republic of Uruguay UY URY Montevideo
Uzbekistan Republic of Uzbekistan UZ UZB Tashkent
Vanuatu Republic of Vanuatu VU VUT Port-Vila
Venezuela Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela VE VEN Caracas
Vietnam Socialist Republic of Vietnam VN VNM Hanoi
Yemen Republic of Yemen YE YEM Sanaa
Zambia Republic of Zambia ZM ZMB Lusaka
Zimbabwe Republic of Zimbabwe ZW ZWE Harare