Why is ISO GB UK?

Why is the ISO country code for UK GB?

Though GB is the United Kingdom’s ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code, UK is exceptionally reserved for the United Kingdom on the request of the country. Its main usage is the . uk internet ccTLD and from 28 September 2021 UK will be the official country code on car registration plates.


Code Name
GB-UKM United Kingdom

Is United Kingdom country code UK or GB?

GB and GBR are the standard country codes for the United Kingdom (see ISO 3166-2 and ISO 3166-1 alpha-3) and are consequently used by international organisations to refer to the United Kingdom. On the Internet, . uk is the country code top-level domain for the United Kingdom.

Is GB a valid country code?

Currently, EU Member States use a prefix country code following the ISO 3166-1 standard that assigns the country code “GB” to the UK and Northern Ireland.

What does ISO stand for country codes?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) created and maintains the ISO 3166 standard – Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions.

THIS IS FUN:  What makes you a resident of Scotland?