Geographical Acronyms

EASTERN EUROPE
BELARUS – MOLDOVA – RUSSIA – UKRAINE – BULGARIA – CZECH REPUBLIC – HUNGARY – POLAND – ROMANIA – SLOVAKIA

NORTHERN EUROPE
ALAND (FINLAND) – GUERNSEY – ICELAND – ISLE OF MAN – JERSEY – NORWAY – SVALBARD + JAN MAYEN ISLANDS (NORWAY) – DENMARK – ESTONIA – FAROE ISLANDS (DENMARK) – FINLAND – IRELAND – LATVIA – LITHUANIA – SWEDEN – UNITED KINGDOM

SOUTHERN EUROPE
ALBANIA – ANDORRA – BOSNIA + HERZEGOVINA – CROATIA – GIBRALTAR (UK) – MACEDONIA – MONTENEGRO – SAN MARINO – SERBIA – VATICAN CITY – CYPRUS – GREECE – ITALY – MALTA – PORTUGAL – SLOVANIA – SPAIN

WESTERN EUROPE
AUSTRIA – BELGIUM – FRANCE – GERMANY – LIECHTENSTEIN – LUXEMBOURG – MONACO – NETHERLANDS – SWITZERLAND

PAN-EUROPEAN (ACROSS EUROPE)
COUNTRIES OF EASTERN, NORTHERN, SOUTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE – (SEE COUNTRIES ABOVE)

EU
AUSTRIA – BELGIUM – BULGARIA – CYPRUS – CZECH REPUBLIC – DENMARK – ESTONIA – FINLAND – FRANCE – GERMANY – GREECE – HUNGARY – REPUBLIC OF IRELAND – ITALY – LATVIA – LITHUANIA – LUXEMBOURGE – MALTA – NETHERLANDS – POLAND – PORTUGAL – ROMANIA – SLOVAKIA – SLOVENIA – SPAIN – SWEDEN – UK

CEE (CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE)
BULGARIA – CROATIA – CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA – HUNGARY – LATVIA – MACEDONIA – POLAND – ROMANIA = SERBIA/BOSNIA – SLOVENIA – UKRAINE

CIS (COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES)
ARMENIA – AZERBAIJAN – BELARUS – KAZAKHSTAN – KYRGYZSTAN – REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA – RUSSIAN FEDERATION – TAJIKISTAN – TURKMENISTAN – UKRAINE – UZBEKISTAN

AFRICA
COMOROS – CONGO – CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF) – COTE D’IVOIRE – DJIBOUTI – EGYPT – EQUATORIAL GUINEA – ETHIOPIA – GABON – GAMBIA – GHANA – GUINEA – GUINEA-BISSAU – KENYA – LESOTHO – LIBERIA – LIBYA – MADAGASCAR – MALAWI – MALI – MAURITANIA – MAURITIUS – MAYOTTE – MOROCCO – MOZAMBIQUE – NAMIBIA – NIGER – NIGERIA – OMAN – RWANDA – SAO TOME & PRINCIPE – SENEGAL – SEYCHELLES – SIERRA LEONE – SOMALIA – SOUTH AFRICA – SUDAN – SWAZILAND – TANZANIA – TOGO – TUNISIA – UGANDA – WESTERN SAHARA – ZAMBIA – ZIMBABWE

NORTH AFRICA
NO UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED DEFINITION, BUT COULD INCLUDE … ALGERIA, EGYPT, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, SUDAN, TUNISIA

MIDDLE EAST
BAHRAIN – BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY – EGYPT – ERITREA – GAZA – IRAN – IRAQ – ISRAEL – JORDAN – KUWAIT – LEBANON – PALESTINIAN TERRITORY – QATAR – REUNION – SAUDI ARABIA – SYRIA – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – YEMEN

MEA (MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA)
COUNTRIES OF MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA (SEE COUNTRIES ABOVE)

MENA
COUNTRIES OF MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

EMEA (EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA)
COUNTRIES OF EUROPE – MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA – (SEE COUNTRIES ABOVE)

CEEMEA
CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

MENAP
MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA, AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN

LEVANT
“THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN LITTORAL BETWEEN ANATOLIA AND EGYPT (CYPRUS, ISRAEL, JORDAN, PALESTINE, SYRIA, AND PART OF SOUTERN TURKEY (FORMER ALEPPO VILAYET) ”

DOM-TOM (FRENCH-ADMINISTERED TERRITORIES OUTSIDE OF EUROPE)
GUADELOUPE – ST MARTIN – ST BARTS – FRENCH GUIANA – MARTINIQUE – ST PIERRE & MIQUELON – FRENCH POLYNESIA – CLIPPERTON ISLAND -MAYOTTE – REUNION – FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARTIC LANDS – NEW CALEDONIA – WALLIS & FUTUNA

UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
ABU DHABI – DUBAI – SHARJAH – RAS AL KHAIMAH – FUJAIRAH – UMM AL QUWAIN – AJMAN

GCC (GULF CO-OPERATION COUNCIL)
BAHRAIN – KUWAIT – OMAN – QATAR – SAUDI ARABIA – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)

AUSTRALASIA/OCEANIA
AUSTRALIA – TASMANIA – NEW ZEALAND – FIJI – SAMOA – TONGA – PAPUA NEW–GUINEA – CHRISTMAS ISLAND – COCOS-KEELING ISLANDS – COOK ISLANDS – FRENCH POLYNESIA – KIRIBATI – PITCAIRN ISLANDS – SOLOMON ISLANDS – NAURU – NEW CALEDONIA – NIVE-MIDWAY ISLANDS – NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS – TAHITI – PALAU – TOKELAU – TUVALU – VANUATU – WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS – GUAM MARSHALL ISLANDS – MICRONESIA

APAC (ASIA PACIFIC)
AUSTRALIA – CHINA – HONG KONG – INDIA – INDONESIA – JAPAN – KOREA – MALAYSIA – MAURITIUS – NEW ZEALAND – PHILIPPINES – SINGAPORE – SRI LANKA – THAILAND – VIETNAM

ASIA
AFGHANISTAN – BANGLADESH – BHUTAN – BRUNEI – CAMBODIA – CHINA (INCLUDING HONG KONG & MACAU) – INDIA – INDONESIA – INDOCHINA – IRAN – JAPAN – KAZAKHSTAN – KOREA (NORTH) – KOREA (SOUTH) – KYRGYZSTAN – LAOS – MALAYSIA – MALDIVES – MONGOLIA – MYANMAR (BURMA) – NEPAL – PAKISTAN – PHILIPPINES – SINGAPORE – SRI LANKA– TAIWAN – TAJIKISTAN – THAILAND – TURKMENISTAN – UZBEKISTAN – VIETNAM (MAY OR MAY NOT ALSO INCLUDE THE COUNTRIES OF SOUTHWEST AND NORTH ASIA – SEE BELOW)

SOUTHWEST ASIA
ARMENIA – AZERBAIJAN – BAHRAIN – CYPRUS – GAZA – GEORGIA – IRAQ – ISRAEL – JORDAN – KUWAIT – LEBANON – OMAN – QATAR – SAUDI ARABIA – SYRIA – TURKEY – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – WEST BANK – YEMEN

EAST ASIA (AKA FAR EAST)
CHINA – HONG KONG (CHINA) – JAPAN – MACAU (CHINA) – MONGOLIA – NORTH KOREA – SOUTH KOREA – TAIWAN

WEST ASIA
DUBAI – EGYPT – IRAQ – ISRAEL – JORDAN – LEBANON – MORROCCO – SUDAN – SYRIA – TUNISIA

ASEAN COUNTRIES
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM – INDONESIA – MALAYSIA – PHILIPPINES – SINGAPORE – THAILAND

ARABIA
ALGERIA – BAHRAIN – COMOROS – DJIBOUTI – EGYPT – IRAQ – JORDAN – KUWAIT – LEBANON – LIBYA – MAURITANIA – MOROCCO – OMAN – PALESTINE – QATAR – SAUDI – SOMOMALIA – SUDAN – SYRIA – TUNISIA – UAE – YEMEN

AMET
COUNTRIES OF AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST AND TURKEY – (SEE COUNTRIES ABOVE)

SOUTH AMERICA
ARGENTINA – BOLIVIA – BRAZIL – CHILE – COLOMBIA – ECUADOR – FALKLAND ISLANDS (UK) – FRENCH GUIANA (FRANCE) – GUYANA – PARAGUAY – SOUTH GEORGIA + SOUTH SANDWHICH ISLANDS (UK) – SURINAME – URUGUAY – VENEZUELA

NORTH AMERICA (NORTH AMERICA IS OFTEN DIVIDED INTO SUB-REGIONS BUT NO UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED DIVISIONS EXIST)
CANADA – USA – MEXICO

NORTHERN AMERICA
CANADA – USA – GREENLAND – BERMUDA – ST PIERRE – MIQUELON

CENTRAL AMERICA
BELIZE – COSTA RICA – EL SALVADOR – GUATEMALA – HONDURAS – NICURAGUA – PANAMA

CARIBBEAN (ISLANDS IN AND NEAR THE CARIBBEAN)
ANGUILLA (UK) – ANTIGUA & BABUDA – ARUBA (NETHERLANDS) – BAHAMAS – BARBADOS – BERMUDA (UK) – BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (UK) CAYMAN ISLANDS (UK) – COLUMBIA [SAN ANDRÉS AND PROVIDENCIA DEPARTMENT] – CUBA – DOMINICA – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – GRENADA – GUADELOUPE (FRANCE) – HAITI – HONDURAS [GUANAJA – ROATAN – SWAN ISLANDS – UTILA – MISTERIOSA BANK – ROSARIO BANK] – JAMAICA – MARTINIQUE (FRANCE) – MEXICO [ISLA COZUMEL – ISLA CONTOY – ISLA MUJERES – ISLA DEL CARMEN] – MONTSERRAT (UK) – NAVASSA ISLANDS (USA) – NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (NETHERLANDS) – NICARAGUA [CORN ISLAND – LITTLE CORN ISLAND – MISKITO CAYS – PEARL CAYS] – PUERTO RICO (USA) – SAINT KITTS + NEVIS – SAINT LUCIA – SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – TURKS AND CAICOS – US VIRGIN ISLANDS – VENEZUELA [ISLA MARGARITA – ISLA TORTUGA – ISLA CUBAGUA – ISLA COCHE – ARCHIPIELAGO DE LOS ROQUES – ISLA DE AVES – ISLA DE NUPPLES – ISLA BLANQUILLA]

MIDDLE AMERICA (IS A REGION IN THE MID-LATITUDES OF THE AMERICAS)
MEXICO, THE NATIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

CONTINENTAL SOUTH AMERICA
ARGENTINA – BOLIVIA – BRAZIL – CHILE – COLOMBIA – ECUADOR – FRENCH GUIANA – GUYANA – PARAGUAY – PERU – SURINAME – URUGUAY – VENEZUELA SOUTH AMERICA ARGENTINA – BOLIVIA – BRAZIL – CHILE – COLOMBIA – ECUADOR – FAULKLAMD ISLANDS – FRENCH GUIANA – GUYANA – PARAGUAY – PERU – SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS – SURINAME – URUGUAY – VENEZUELA

LATIN AMERICA (COMMONLY COUNTRIES OF AMERICAS WHERE SPANISH/PORTUGUESE PREDOMINATE-STRICTLY IBERO-/ HISPANO-AMERICA)
MEXICO – MOST OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA – CUBA – PUERTO RICO – THAT PART OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LOCATED IN THE CARIBBEAN