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The {{CountryAbbr}} template attempts to generate the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 or ISO 3166-2 code for a named country or geographic region, for use in the region: parameter of {{Coord}}. It attempts a ISO 3166-2 region code for locations in Canada, France, Germany, India, and the United States. It attempts a ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for all other locations.


The first (required) argument specifies the name of the country, such as "United States" or "Chile".

The second (optional) argument is the name of a state or province within the specified country, such as "Alaska".

Attempts have been made to recognize variations commonly seen in infoboxes, such as:

  • [[Chile]]
  • [[Image:Flag of Chile.svg|25px]] [[Chile]]
  • {{CHL}}
  • {{flag|Chile}}

So far, however, the template has failed to keep up with the ingenuity of infobox creators.


Locations in Canada, India, and the United States generate invalid region codes (CA-X, IN-X, and US-X) if the second argument is omitted, blank, or invalid.