user1299846 user1299846 - 1 month ago 7
PHP Question

Convert country name to Country Code Abbreviations php

Is there a way to convert country name to country code abbreviation? Or some php function?

So that when its "Australia" it will be changed to "AU"

Answer

PHP itself has no knowledge of these values. You have to create your own code:

Method 1:

Create an array like:

$COUNTRY = array(
  "Australia" => "AU",
  "Germany" => "GER"
  ...
);

After that, just use the pre0stored values:

echo $COUNTRY['Australia'];

Method 2 ( suggested ):

Store the values into DB:

+-----------+------+
| Country   | Code |
+-----------+------+
| Australia | AU   |
| Germany   | GER  |
...
+-----------+------+

And Access with simple query:

SELECT Code FROM country_db WHERE Country = 'Australia';

EDIT

CREATE TABLE
    country_code
(
    code,
    country
);

INSERT INTO
    country_code
    ( code, country )
VALUES
    ( 'AF', 'Afghanistan' ),
    ( 'AX', 'Aland Islands' ),
    ( 'AL', 'Albania' ),
    ( 'DZ', 'Algeria' ),
    ( 'AS', 'American Samoa' ),
    ( 'AD', 'Andorra' ),
    ( 'AO', 'Angola' ),
    ( 'AI', 'Anguilla' ),
    ( 'AQ', 'Antarctica' ),
    ( 'AG', 'Antigua and Barbuda' ),
    ( 'AR', 'Argentina' ),
    ( 'AM', 'Armenia' ),
    ( 'AW', 'Aruba' ),
    ( 'AU', 'Australia' ),
    ( 'AT', 'Austria' ),
    ( 'AZ', 'Azerbaijan' ),
    ( 'BS', 'Bahamas the' ),
    ( 'BH', 'Bahrain' ),
    ( 'BD', 'Bangladesh' ),
    ( 'BB', 'Barbados' ),
    ( 'BY', 'Belarus' ),
    ( 'BE', 'Belgium' ),
    ( 'BZ', 'Belize' ),
    ( 'BJ', 'Benin' ),
    ( 'BM', 'Bermuda' ),
    ( 'BT', 'Bhutan' ),
    ( 'BO', 'Bolivia' ),
    ( 'BA', 'Bosnia and Herzegovina' ),
    ( 'BW', 'Botswana' ),
    ( 'BV', 'Bouvet Island (Bouvetoya)' ),
    ( 'BR', 'Brazil' ),
    ( 'IO', 'British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Archipelago)' ),
    ( 'VG', 'British Virgin Islands' ),
    ( 'BN', 'Brunei Darussalam' ),
    ( 'BG', 'Bulgaria' ),
    ( 'BF', 'Burkina Faso' ),
    ( 'BI', 'Burundi' ),
    ( 'KH', 'Cambodia' ),
    ( 'CM', 'Cameroon' ),
    ( 'CA', 'Canada' ),
    ( 'CV', 'Cape Verde' ),
    ( 'KY', 'Cayman Islands' ),
    ( 'CF', 'Central African Republic' ),
    ( 'TD', 'Chad' ),
    ( 'CL', 'Chile' ),
    ( 'CN', 'China' ),
    ( 'CX', 'Christmas Island' ),
    ( 'CC', 'Cocos (Keeling) Islands' ),
    ( 'CO', 'Colombia' ),
    ( 'KM', 'Comoros the' ),
    ( 'CD', 'Congo' ),
    ( 'CG', 'Congo the' ),
    ( 'CK', 'Cook Islands' ),
    ( 'CR', 'Costa Rica' ),
    ( 'CI', 'Cote d\'Ivoire' ),
    ( 'HR', 'Croatia' ),
    ( 'CU', 'Cuba' ),
    ( 'CY', 'Cyprus' ),
    ( 'CZ', 'Czech Republic' ),
    ( 'DK', 'Denmark' ),
    ( 'DJ', 'Djibouti' ),
    ( 'DM', 'Dominica' ),
    ( 'DO', 'Dominican Republic' ),
    ( 'EC', 'Ecuador' ),
    ( 'EG', 'Egypt' ),
    ( 'SV', 'El Salvador' ),
    ( 'GQ', 'Equatorial Guinea' ),
    ( 'ER', 'Eritrea' ),
    ( 'EE', 'Estonia' ),
    ( 'ET', 'Ethiopia' ),
    ( 'FO', 'Faroe Islands' ),
    ( 'FK', 'Falkland Islands (Malvinas)' ),
    ( 'FJ', 'Fiji the Fiji Islands' ),
    ( 'FI', 'Finland' ),
    ( 'FR', 'France, French Republic' ),
    ( 'GF', 'French Guiana' ),
    ( 'PF', 'French Polynesia' ),
    ( 'TF', 'French Southern Territories' ),
    ( 'GA', 'Gabon' ),
    ( 'GM', 'Gambia the' ),
    ( 'GE', 'Georgia' ),
    ( 'DE', 'Germany' ),
    ( 'GH', 'Ghana' ),
    ( 'GI', 'Gibraltar' ),
    ( 'GR', 'Greece' ),
    ( 'GL', 'Greenland' ),
    ( 'GD', 'Grenada' ),
    ( 'GP', 'Guadeloupe' ),
    ( 'GU', 'Guam' ),
    ( 'GT', 'Guatemala' ),
    ( 'GG', 'Guernsey' ),
    ( 'GN', 'Guinea' ),
    ( 'GW', 'Guinea-Bissau' ),
    ( 'GY', 'Guyana' ),
    ( 'HT', 'Haiti' ),
    ( 'HM', 'Heard Island and McDonald Islands' ),
    ( 'VA', 'Holy See (Vatican City State)' ),
    ( 'HN', 'Honduras' ),
    ( 'HK', 'Hong Kong' ),
    ( 'HU', 'Hungary' ),
    ( 'IS', 'Iceland' ),
    ( 'IN', 'India' ),
    ( 'ID', 'Indonesia' ),
    ( 'IR', 'Iran' ),
    ( 'IQ', 'Iraq' ),
    ( 'IE', 'Ireland' ),
    ( 'IM', 'Isle of Man' ),
    ( 'IL', 'Israel' ),
    ( 'IT', 'Italy' ),
    ( 'JM', 'Jamaica' ),
    ( 'JP', 'Japan' ),
    ( 'JE', 'Jersey' ),
    ( 'JO', 'Jordan' ),
    ( 'KZ', 'Kazakhstan' ),
    ( 'KE', 'Kenya' ),
    ( 'KI', 'Kiribati' ),
    ( 'KP', 'Korea' ),
    ( 'KR', 'Korea' ),
    ( 'KW', 'Kuwait' ),
    ( 'KG', 'Kyrgyz Republic' ),
    ( 'LA', 'Lao' ),
    ( 'LV', 'Latvia' ),
    ( 'LB', 'Lebanon' ),
    ( 'LS', 'Lesotho' ),
    ( 'LR', 'Liberia' ),
    ( 'LY', 'Libyan Arab Jamahiriya' ),
    ( 'LI', 'Liechtenstein' ),
    ( 'LT', 'Lithuania' ),
    ( 'LU', 'Luxembourg' ),
    ( 'MO', 'Macao' ),
    ( 'MK', 'Macedonia' ),
    ( 'MG', 'Madagascar' ),
    ( 'MW', 'Malawi' ),
    ( 'MY', 'Malaysia' ),
    ( 'MV', 'Maldives' ),
    ( 'ML', 'Mali' ),
    ( 'MT', 'Malta' ),
    ( 'MH', 'Marshall Islands' ),
    ( 'MQ', 'Martinique' ),
    ( 'MR', 'Mauritania' ),
    ( 'MU', 'Mauritius' ),
    ( 'YT', 'Mayotte' ),
    ( 'MX', 'Mexico' ),
    ( 'FM', 'Micronesia' ),
    ( 'MD', 'Moldova' ),
    ( 'MC', 'Monaco' ),
    ( 'MN', 'Mongolia' ),
    ( 'ME', 'Montenegro' ),
    ( 'MS', 'Montserrat' ),
    ( 'MA', 'Morocco' ),
    ( 'MZ', 'Mozambique' ),
    ( 'MM', 'Myanmar' ),
    ( 'NA', 'Namibia' ),
    ( 'NR', 'Nauru' ),
    ( 'NP', 'Nepal' ),
    ( 'AN', 'Netherlands Antilles' ),
    ( 'NL', 'Netherlands the' ),
    ( 'NC', 'New Caledonia' ),
    ( 'NZ', 'New Zealand' ),
    ( 'NI', 'Nicaragua' ),
    ( 'NE', 'Niger' ),
    ( 'NG', 'Nigeria' ),
    ( 'NU', 'Niue' ),
    ( 'NF', 'Norfolk Island' ),
    ( 'MP', 'Northern Mariana Islands' ),
    ( 'NO', 'Norway' ),
    ( 'OM', 'Oman' ),
    ( 'PK', 'Pakistan' ),
    ( 'PW', 'Palau' ),
    ( 'PS', 'Palestinian Territory' ),
    ( 'PA', 'Panama' ),
    ( 'PG', 'Papua New Guinea' ),
    ( 'PY', 'Paraguay' ),
    ( 'PE', 'Peru' ),
    ( 'PH', 'Philippines' ),
    ( 'PN', 'Pitcairn Islands' ),
    ( 'PL', 'Poland' ),
    ( 'PT', 'Portugal, Portuguese Republic' ),
    ( 'PR', 'Puerto Rico' ),
    ( 'QA', 'Qatar' ),
    ( 'RE', 'Reunion' ),
    ( 'RO', 'Romania' ),
    ( 'RU', 'Russian Federation' ),
    ( 'RW', 'Rwanda' ),
    ( 'BL', 'Saint Barthelemy' ),
    ( 'SH', 'Saint Helena' ),
    ( 'KN', 'Saint Kitts and Nevis' ),
    ( 'LC', 'Saint Lucia' ),
    ( 'MF', 'Saint Martin' ),
    ( 'PM', 'Saint Pierre and Miquelon' ),
    ( 'VC', 'Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' ),
    ( 'WS', 'Samoa' ),
    ( 'SM', 'San Marino' ),
    ( 'ST', 'Sao Tome and Principe' ),
    ( 'SA', 'Saudi Arabia' ),
    ( 'SN', 'Senegal' ),
    ( 'RS', 'Serbia' ),
    ( 'SC', 'Seychelles' ),
    ( 'SL', 'Sierra Leone' ),
    ( 'SG', 'Singapore' ),
    ( 'SK', 'Slovakia (Slovak Republic)' ),
    ( 'SI', 'Slovenia' ),
    ( 'SB', 'Solomon Islands' ),
    ( 'SO', 'Somalia, Somali Republic' ),
    ( 'ZA', 'South Africa' ),
    ( 'GS', 'South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands' ),
    ( 'ES', 'Spain' ),
    ( 'LK', 'Sri Lanka' ),
    ( 'SD', 'Sudan' ),
    ( 'SR', 'Suriname' ),
    ( 'SJ', 'Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands' ),
    ( 'SZ', 'Swaziland' ),
    ( 'SE', 'Sweden' ),
    ( 'CH', 'Switzerland, Swiss Confederation' ),
    ( 'SY', 'Syrian Arab Republic' ),
    ( 'TW', 'Taiwan' ),
    ( 'TJ', 'Tajikistan' ),
    ( 'TZ', 'Tanzania' ),
    ( 'TH', 'Thailand' ),
    ( 'TL', 'Timor-Leste' ),
    ( 'TG', 'Togo' ),
    ( 'TK', 'Tokelau' ),
    ( 'TO', 'Tonga' ),
    ( 'TT', 'Trinidad and Tobago' ),
    ( 'TN', 'Tunisia' ),
    ( 'TR', 'Turkey' ),
    ( 'TM', 'Turkmenistan' ),
    ( 'TC', 'Turks and Caicos Islands' ),
    ( 'TV', 'Tuvalu' ),
    ( 'UG', 'Uganda' ),
    ( 'UA', 'Ukraine' ),
    ( 'AE', 'United Arab Emirates' ),
    ( 'GB', 'United Kingdom' ),
    ( 'US', 'United States of America' ),
    ( 'UM', 'United States Minor Outlying Islands' ),
    ( 'VI', 'United States Virgin Islands' ),
    ( 'UY', 'Uruguay, Eastern Republic of' ),
    ( 'UZ', 'Uzbekistan' ),
    ( 'VU', 'Vanuatu' ),
    ( 'VE', 'Venezuela' ),
    ( 'VN', 'Vietnam' ),
    ( 'WF', 'Wallis and Futuna' ),
    ( 'EH', 'Western Sahara' ),
    ( 'YE', 'Yemen' ),
    ( 'ZM', 'Zambia' ),
    ( 'ZW', 'Zimbabwe' );