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Identifier ISO3
Short name ISO3
Dataset CDDA
Table Sites
Reference URL
Name ISO3 code
Definition ISO 3 character code for the country where the site is located.
Methodology for obtaining data For countries with overseas territories under their jurisdiction, the ISO3 country code maybe different from the parent country code. (e.g. GLP for Guadeloupe and FRA for France.

This distinction is made for easy integration in the World database on the one hand and easy administration on the other hand. In this way, countries are contacted only once for information about designated areas within the whole geographical area under their jurisdiction.

In most countries the ISO3 and PARENT_ISO codes are identical.
Datatype string
Minimum size 3
Maximum size 3
Public or Internal Public attribute
Reporting obligation

Suggested values

Code Label Definition
ABW Aruba
AIA Anguilla
ALB Albania
AND Andorra
ANT Netherlands Antilles
ARM Armenia
ATF French Southern & Antarctic Lands
AUT Austria
AZE Azerbaijan
BEL Belgium
BGR Bulgaria
BIH Bosnia & Herzegovina
BLR Belarus
BMU Bermuda
BVT Bouvet I.
CHE Switzerland
CYM Cayman Is.
CYP Cyprus
CZE Czech Republic
DEU Germany
DNK Denmark
DZA Algeria
EGY Egypt
ESP Spain
EST Estonia
FIN Finland
FLK Falkland Is.
FRA France
FRO Faroe Is.
GBR United Kingdom
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