European Two Letter Country Code Abbreviations

Sometimes (in menu descriptions and article titles), when spelling out a number of countries would make the description or title too long, we use the internationally accepted two-letter codes for countries -- similar to the three-letter codes for airports. There are also three-letter codes used by the UN, but we prefer the shorter ones.

Here's a list of codes for the countries we cover (and some we're thinking about covering in the future). More info about the ISO alpha-2 codes, and the complete worldwide list of them, can be found at the WorldAtlas.com site or at their Wikipedia page.

  • AL / Albania
  • AD / Andorra
  • AM / Armenia
  • AT / Austria (also sometimes OE in German-speaking countries: for "Oesterreich"
  • BY / Belarus
  • BE / Belgium
  • BA / Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • BG / Bulgaria
  • CH / Switzerland (from Confoederatio Helvetica)
  • CY / Cyprus
  • CZ / Czech Republic
  • DE / Germany
  • DK / Denmark
  • EE / Estonia
  • ES / Spain
  • FO / Faeroe Islands
  • FI / Finland
  • FR / France
  • GB / United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • GE / Georgia
  • GI / Gibraltar
  • GR / Greece
  • HU / Hungary
  • HR / Croatia (local name: Hrvatska)
  • IE / Ireland
  • IS / Iceland
  • IT / Italy
  • LT / Lithuania
  • LU / Luxembourg
  • LV / Latvia
  • MC / Monaco
  • MK / Macedonia
  • MT / Malta
  • NO / Norway
  • NL / Netherlands
  • PO / Poland
  • PT / Portugal
  • RO / Romania
  • RU / Russian Federation
  • SE / Sweden
  • SI / Slovenia
  • SK / Slovakia (Slovakian Republic)
  • SM / San Marino
  • TR / Turkey
  • UA / Ukraine
  • VA / Vatican City State