Template talk:CountryName

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GB vs UK[edit]

I've added "UK" as a code, and changed the name provided by the "GB" code to "United Kingdom". The official ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the United Kingdom is GB; UK is "exceptionally reserved" for the UK and having it here supports lookup of country names from ISO codes, which is what this template is for. See en:ISO 3166-1 alpha-2. Note that the ISO code for "Great Britain" (a subdivision of the United Kingdom) is GBN (see en:ISO 3166-2:GB). Rd232 (talk) 06:11, 26 January 2012 (UTC)