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Country Name Abbreviations

Names of countries are spelled out in the database as space permits (up to 15 characters). The abbreviations currently used for countries with names longer than 15 characters are below.

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbu

Bosnia & Hercegovina
Bosnia & Herceg

Central African Republic
Cent Afr Republ

Dominican Republic
Dominican Rep

Equatorial Guinea
Equat Guinea

French Austral Lands
Fr Austr Lands

French Polynesia
Fr Polynesia

Malagasy Republic
Malagasy Republ

Mongolian People's Republic
Mongol Peo Rep

Netherlands Antilles
Neth Antilles

Northern Ireland
North Ireland

Papua New Guinea
Papua N Guinea

People's Republic of China
Peoples R China

Republic of Georgia
Rep of Georgia

Sao Tome E Principe
Sao Tome E Prin

Saint Kitts & Nevis
St Kitts & Nevi

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinid & Tobago

United Arab Emirates
U Arab Emirates

United States of America
USA

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Country Additions/Deletions/Changes

When formulating address search queries, enter both the original country name and the new country name in the Address field.  For example, Cent Afr Empire OR Cent Afr Republ may increase the number of results that the system returns.

2006
Added Serbia
Added Montenegro

2002
Changed Tajikstan to Tajikistan.

1999
Hong Kong becomes Peoples R China.

1994
Deleted Czechoslovakia
Deleted Senegambia

Added Czech Republic
Added Eritrea
Added Gambia
Added Senegal
Added Slovakia

Changed Congo Peopl Rep to Congo
Changed Spanish Sahara to Western Sahara
Changed St Christ & Nev to St Kitts & Nevi

1993
Deleted USSR
Added:
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus and Byelarus
Estonia
Rep of Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lithuania
Moldova
Tajikistan and Tajikstan
Turkmenistan
Russia
Ukraine
Uzbekistan

Added Bosnia & Herceg
Added Croatia
Added Macedonia
Added Slovenia

1991
Deleted Fed Rep Ger
Deleted Ger Dem Rep
Added Germany

1989
Changed Afars & Issas to Djibouti
Changed Belau to Palau
Changed Cent Afr Empire to Cent Afr Republ
Added Ciskei
Changed Portuguese Guin to Guinea Bissau
Changed Ivory Coast to Cote Ivoire
Changed Khmer Republic to Cambodia
Corrected Leichtenstein to Liechtenstein
Madagascar changed to Malagassy Republ
Added Namibia
Added Transkei
Added Venda

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