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Locale::Codes::Country(3pm)



NAME

       Locale::Codes::Country - standard codes for country identification


SYNOPSIS

          use Locale::Codes::Country;

          $country = code2country('jp' [,CODESET]);        # $country gets 'Japan'
          $code    = country2code('Norway' [,CODESET]);    # $code gets 'no'

          @codes   = all_country_codes( [CODESET]);
          @names   = all_country_names();

          # semi-private routines
          Locale::Codes::Country::rename_country('gb' => 'Great Britain');


DESCRIPTION

       This module provides access to several code sets that can be used for
       identifying countries, such as those defined in ISO 3166-1.

       Most of the routines take an optional additional argument which
       specifies the code set to use. If not specified, the default ISO 3166-1
       two-letter codes will be used.


SUPPORTED CODE SETS

       There are several different code sets you can use for identifying
       countries. A code set may be specified using either a name, or a
       constant that is automatically exported by this module.

       For example, the two are equivalent:

          $country = code2country('jp','alpha-2');
          $country = code2country('jp',LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_2);

       The codesets currently supported are:

       alpha-2, LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_2
           This is the set of two-letter (lowercase) codes from ISO 3166-1,
           such as 'tv' for Tuvalu.

           This is the default code set.

       alpha-3, LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_3
           This is the set of three-letter (lowercase) codes from ISO 3166-1,
           such as 'brb' for Barbados. These codes are actually defined and
           maintained by the U.N. Statistics division.

       numeric, LOCALE_CODE_NUMERIC
           This is the set of three-digit numeric codes from ISO 3166-1, such
           as 064 for Bhutan. These codes are actually defined and maintained
           by the U.N. Statistics division.

           If a 2-digit code is entered, it is converted to 3 digits by
           prepending a 0.

       dom, LOCALE_CODE_DOM
           The IANA is responsible for delegating management of the top level
           country domains.  The country domains are the two-letter
           (lowercase) codes from ISO 3166 with a few other additions.

       NOTE: As of version 3.27, the FIPS code set is no longer supported.
       See the Locale::Codes::Changes document for details.


ROUTINES

       code2country(CODE [,CODESET] [,'retired'])
       country2code(NAME [,CODESET] [,'retired'])
       country_code2code(CODE ,CODESET ,CODESET2)
       all_country_codes([CODESET] [,'retired'])
       all_country_names([CODESET] [,'retired'])
       Locale::Codes::Country::rename_country(CODE ,NEW_NAME [,CODESET])
       Locale::Codes::Country::add_country(CODE ,NAME [,CODESET])
       Locale::Codes::Country::delete_country(CODE [,CODESET])
       Locale::Codes::Country::add_country_alias(NAME ,NEW_NAME)
       Locale::Codes::Country::delete_country_alias(NAME)
       Locale::Codes::Country::rename_country_code(CODE ,NEW_CODE [,CODESET])
       Locale::Codes::Country::add_country_code_alias(CODE ,NEW_CODE
       [,CODESET])
       Locale::Codes::Country::delete_country_code_alias(CODE [,CODESET])
           These routines are all documented in the Locale::Codes::API man
           page.


SEE ALSO

       Locale::Codes
           The Locale-Codes distribution.

       Locale::Codes::API
           The list of functions supported by this module.

       Locale::SubCountry
           ISO codes for country sub-divisions (states, counties, provinces,
           etc), as defined in ISO 3166-2.  This module is not part of the
           Locale-Codes distribution, but is available from CPAN in
           CPAN/modules/by-module/Locale/

       <http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/country_codes.htm>
           Official home page for the ISO 3166 maintenance agency.

       <http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/country_codes/iso-3166-1_decoding_table.htm>
           The source of ISO 3166-1 two-letter codes used by this module.

       <http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/>
           Official source of the top-level domain names.

       <http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm>
           The source of the official ISO 3166-1 three-letter codes and three-
           digit codes.

           For some reason, this table is incomplete! Several countries are
           missing from it, and I cannot find them anywhere on the UN site.  I
           no longer use this as a source of data.

       <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/appendix/print_appendix-d.html>
           The World Factbook maintained by the CIA is a potential source of
           the data.  Unfortunately, it adds/preserves non-standard codes, so
           it is no longer used as a source of data.

       <http://www.statoids.com/wab.html>
           Another unofficial source of data. Currently, it is not used to get
           data, but the notes and explanatory material were very useful for
           understanding discrepancies between the sources.


AUTHOR

       See Locale::Codes(3) for full author history.

       Currently maintained by Sullivan Beck (sbeck@cpan.org).


COPYRIGHT

          Copyright (c) 1997-2001 Canon Research Centre Europe (CRE).
          Copyright (c) 2001-2010 Neil Bowers
          Copyright (c) 2010-2015 Sullivan Beck

       This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.



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