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Regions and countries table


When establishing a Cutter for a region or country for the first time, in a particular class, use the Cutter indicated on the following table if there is no conflict in the shelflist. If a conflict exists, adjust the Cutter number accordingly by perpetuating the existing Cutter. Invalid or earlier forms of geographic names are indicated by use of the asterisk (*), although the new Cutter is still provided, for convenience sake, under the invalid form.


Abyssinia* (use Ethiopia)
Afghanistan
Africa
Africa, Central
Africa, East

Africa, Eastern
Africa, French-speaking West
Africa, North
Africa, Northeast
Africa, Northwest

Africa, South*
Africa, Southern
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Africa, West
Albania

Algeria
Alps
America
American Samoa
Andorra

Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda
Arab countries

Arctic Regions
Argentina
Armenia
Armenia (Republic)
Aruba

Asia
Asia, Central
Asia, East* (use East Asia)
Asia, South* (use South Asia)
Asia, Southeastern* (use Southeast Asia)

Asia, Southwestern* (use Middle East)
Australasia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan

Bahamas
Bahrain
Balkan Peninsula
Baltic States
Bangladesh

Barbados
Barbuda* (use Antigua and Barbuda)
Belarus
Belgium
Belize

Benelux Countries
Bengal
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan

Bolivia
Bonaire
Bosnia and Hercegovina
Botswana
Brazil

British Guiana* (use Guyana)
British Honduras* (use Belize)
British Isles
Brunei
Bulgaria

Burkina Faso
Burma
Burundi
Byzantine Empire
Cambodia

Cameroon
Canada
Canary Islands
Cape Verde
Caribbean Area

Caroline Islands
Caucasus
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Central America

Central Europe
Ceylon* (use Sri Lanka)
Chad
Channel Islands
Chile

China
Colombia
Commonwealth countries
Communist countries
Comoros

Congo (Brazzaville)
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire

Croatia
Cuba
Curaçao
Cyprus
Czech Republic

Czechoslovakia
Dahomey* (use Benin)
Denmark
Developing countries
Djibouti

Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dutch East Indies* (use Indonesia)
Dutch Guiana* (use Suriname)
East Asia

East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador* (use Salvador)
Ellice Islands* (use Tuvalu)

England* (use Great Britain)
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia

Eurasia
Europe
Europe, Eastern
Europe, Northern
Europe, Southern

Europe, Western* (use Europe)
European Economic Community countries
European Free Trade Association countries
European Union countries*
Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands
Fiji Islands
Finland
Former Soviet republics
Formosa* (use Taiwan)

France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Galapagos Islands

Gambia
Georgia (Republic)
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar

Gilbert Islands* (use Kiribati)
Great Britain
Greece
Greenland
Grenada

Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guiana
Guinea

Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Hispaniola
Holland* (use Netherlands)

Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India

Indochina
Indonesia
Inner Mongolia* (use China)
Iran
Iraq

Ireland
Islamic Empire
Islamic countries
Islands of the Indian Ocean
Israel

Italy
Ivory Coast* (use Côte d'Ivoire)
Jamaica
Japan
Java* (use Indonesia)

Jerusalem
Jordan
Jugoslavia* (use Yugoslavia)
Jutland* (use Denmark)
Kampuchea* (use Cambodia)

Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kerguelen Islands
Kiribati
Korea

Korea (North)
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latin America

Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya

Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao* (use China)
Macaronesia

Macedonia
Macedonia (Republic)
Madagascar
Malagasy Republic* (use Madagascar)
Malawi

Malay Archipelago
Malaya* (use Malaysia)
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali

Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius

Melanesia
Mexican-American Border Region
Mexico
Micronesia
Micronesia (Federated States)

Middle East
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro

Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar* (use Burma)
Namibia

Nauru
Near East* (use Middle East)
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles

New Caledonia
New Guinea
New Hebrides* (use Vanuatu)
New Zealand
Nicaragua

Niger
Nigeria
North America
Northern Ireland* (use Great Britain)
Northern Rhodesia* (use Zambia)

Norway
Nyasaland* (use Malawi)
Oceania
Oman
Outer Mongolia* (use Mongolia)

Pacific area
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Panama

Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Persia* (use Iran)
Persian Gulf Region
Peru

Phillippines
Poland
Polynesia
Portugal
Prussia* (use Germany)

Prussia, East (Poland & Russia)
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Réunion
Rhodesia, Northern* (use Zambia)

Rhodesia, Southern* (use Zimbabwe)
Roman Empire
Romania
Russia
Rwanda

Sahel
Saint Kitts-Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent
Samoa

Samoan Islands
San Salvador
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia

Scandinavia
Scotland* (use Great Britain)
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles

Siam (use Thailand)
Siberia (use Russia)
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia

Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South America

South Asia
Southeast Asia
Soviet Union
Spain
Sri Lanka

Sudan
Sudan (Region)
Surinam
Swaziland
Sweden

Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tamil Nadu (use India)

Tanganyika (use Tanzania)
Tanzania
Tasmania (use Australia)
Terres australes et antarctiques francais
Thailand

Tibet (use China)
Tobago (use Trinidad & Tobago)
Togo
Tonga
Transvaal (use South Africa)

Trinidad and Tobago
Tropics
Tubuai Islands
Tunisia
Turkey

Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine

United Arab Emirates
United States
Upper Volta (use Burkina Faso)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan

Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands of the United States
Wales (use Great Britain)
West Indies, British
West Indies, French
Western Australia (use Australia)

Western Samoa (use Samoa)
Yemen
Yugoslavia
Zaire (use Congo (Democratic Republic))
Zambezi River Region

Zambia
Zimbabwe

E8
A3
A35
A352
A353

A354
A3545
A355
A3553
A3554

S6
A356
A357
A358
A38

A4
A43
A45
A46
A48

A5
A54
A6
A63
A65

A68
A7
A75
A76
A77

A78
A783
E18
S64
A785

M628
A788
A8
A9
A98

B24
B26
B28
B29
B3

B35
A63
B38
B4
B42

B425
B43
B45
B46
B47

B5
B52
B54
B55
B6

G95
B42
B65
B7
B9

B92
B93
B94
B97
C16

C17
C2
C23
C25
C27

C275
C28
C29
C33
C35

C36
S72
C45
C48
C5

C6
C7
C723
C725
C73

C74
C75
C76
C8
C85

C87
C9
C92
C93
C94

C95
B45
D4
D44
D5

D6
D65
I5
S75
E18

E19
E2
E3
S2
T95

G7
E6
E65
E75
E8

E83
E85
E852
E853
E854

E85
E86
E87
F85
F3

F32
F4
F5
F6
T28

F8
F9
F93
G2
G23

G25
G28
G3
G4
G5

K5
G7
G8
G83
G84

G845
G85
G9
G915
G92

G93
G95
H2
H55
N4

H8
H85
H9
I2
I4

I48
I5
C6
I7
I72

I73
I74
I742
I743
I75

I8
C85
J25
J3
I5

J4
J6
Y8
D4
C16

K3
K4
K43
K5
K6

K7
K9
K98
L28
L29

L35
L4
L5
L7
L75

L76
L78
L9
C6
M26

M27
M275
M28
M28
M3

M35
M4
M4
M415
M42

M43
M433
M435
M44
M45

M5
M58
M6
M625
M626

M628
M629
M63
M65
M68

M7
M8
M85
B93
N3

N32
M628
N35
N4
N42

N425
N43
V26
N45
N5

N55
N6
N7
G7
Z33

N8
M3
O3
O5
M65

P16
P18
P185
P19
P2

P26
P3
I7
P35
P4

P6
P7
P75
P8
G3

P85
P9
Q2
R4
Z33

Z55
R57
R6
R8
R95

S15
S16
S17
S18
S2

S23
S24
S27
S3
S33

S34
G7
S38
S4
S45

T5
R8
S5
S55
S56

S57
S575
S58
S6
S63

S64
S644
S65
S7
S72

S73
S74
S75
S78
S8

S9
S95
T28
T3
I4

T34
T34
A8
T47
T5

C6
T7
T6
T63
S6

T7
T73
T77
T8
T9

T93
T94
T95
U33
U38

U5
U6
B92
U8
U9

V26
V3
V4
V5
V6

V63
G7
W47
W48
A8

S23
Y4
Y8
C75
Z32

Z33
Z55