International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

isoCreated on Jun 21st, 2018

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 164 national standards bodies.

Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.


ISO 3166 is a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that defines codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, special areas of geographical interest, and their principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states).

This dataset contains IDs for countries, based on the following ISO 3166 identifiers:

  • the 2-letter code
  • the 3-letter code
  • the numeric code

ISO 3166-2 is part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and defines codes for identifying the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1. The official name of the standard is Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions – Part 2: Country subdivision code. It was first published in 1998.

DatCatInfo is a Data Category Repository (DCR) developed according to ISO 12620.

ISO 12620 provides a framework for defining data categories compliant with the ISO/IEC 11179 family of standards. According to this model, each data category is assigned a unique administrative identifier, together with information on the status or decision-making process associated with the data category. In addition, data category specifications in the DCR contain linguistic descriptions, such as data category definitions, statements of associated value domains, and examples. Data category specifications can be associated with a variety of data element names and with language-specific versions of definitions, names, value domains and other attributes.

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