Boundaries Metadata

For those looking to find out more information about the sources used in this dataset, the following table provides some additional details, also downloadable as a CSV. Columns provide the following information:

  • ISO-3: Code used for edge-matching. Clicking on the link downloads a GeoPackage (GPKG) containing the borderless boundaries generated with voronoi polygons, as described in the methodology section. These are the same files used in creating the final datasets listed in the overview section.
  • ISO-2: Alternative code, commonly used by OCHA for creating their place codes (P-Codes). Clicking on the link downloads a File Geodatabase (GDB).
  • Name: Admin 0 name as defined by the source. For OCHA sources, multiple languages are commonly available for countries. The first listed name is used here, usually one of the following Latin languages: English (EN), French (FR), Spanish (ES), or Portuguese (PT). GADM sources always use English names, which may not be the preferred country name.
  • ADM Levels: Maximum number of admin levels found in the source.
  • Date: Usually refers to when the original dataset was produced by the primary source, or when the last significant boundary changes were made by a reviewer.
  • Valid: Date of last dataset review, where there may or may not have been minor changes and / or corrections.
  • Source: Clicking on an OCHA or GOVT link will lead to the page containing an original dataset that can be downloaded. Sources listed with a dash are those from GADM, where the original is unknown, and last updated in 2018.

ISO-3ISO-2NameADM LevelsDateValidSource
AFGAFAfghanistan22017-08-232018-05-22OCHA
AGOAOAngola32018-08-302018-09-04OCHA
ALAAXÅland1
ALBALAlbania3
ANDADAndorra1
AREAEUnited Arab Emirates3
ARGARArgentina22017-10-122020-04-04OCHA
ARMAMRepublic of Armenia12014-10-012019-09-13OCHA
ASMASAmerican Samoa32018-03-152018-10-18GOVT
ATFTFFrench Southern Territories1
ATGAGAntigua and Barbuda1
AUSAUAustralia2
AUTATAustria3
AZEAZAzerbaijan12020-11-242020-11-24OCHA
BDIBIBurundi22017-11-022017-11-03OCHA
BELBEBelgium4
BENBJBenin22015-08-072019-08-16OCHA
BESBQBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba1
BFABFBurkina Faso32020-03-182020-03-23OCHA
BGDBDBangladesh42015-01-012020-11-13OCHA
BGRBGBulgaria22019-09-162019-09-16OCHA
BHRBHBahrain1
BHSBSBahamas1
BIHBABosnia and Herzegovina3
BLRBYBelarus22015-01-012017-07-07OCHA
BLZBZBelize1
BMUBMBermuda22017-09-212019-05-22OCHA
BOLBOBolivia (Estado Plurinacional de)32018-04-172020-05-14OCHA
BRABRBrasil22020-09-302020-09-30OCHA
BRBBBBarbados1
BRNBNBrunei2
BTNBTBhutan22019-02-012020-10-26OCHA
BWABWBotswana2
CAFCFRépublique centrafricaine32014-08-022015-06-15OCHA
CANCACanada32019-10-282019-11-13GOVT
CHECHSwitzerland3
CHLCLChile32020-05-182020-05-26OCHA
CHNCNChina22020-09-102020-09-10OCHA
CIVCICôte d'Ivoire32011-12-242018-07-06OCHA
CMRCMCameroon32018-12-172019-01-04OCHA
CODCDRépublique démocratique du Congo (la)22019-09-092019-09-11OCHA
COGCGCongo (le)22017-07-062019-06-17OCHA
COLCOColombia22018-01-012020-04-16OCHA
COMKMComoros (the)32018-12-282019-12-05OCHA
CPVCVCabo Verde22017-12-272018-05-14OCHA
CRICRCosta Rica22020-08-052020-08-06OCHA
CUBCUCuba2
CYMKYCayman Islands1
CYPCYCyprus1
CZECZCzech Republic2
DEUDEGermany4
DJIDJDjibouti22018-10-262020-02-20OCHA
DMADMDominica12017-09-072019-11-10OCHA
DNKDKDenmark2
DOMDORepública Dominicana42017-09-062020-01-21OCHA
DZADZAlgeria22014-12-192020-04-28OCHA
ECUECEcuador (el)32018-12-172019-07-24OCHA
EGYEGEgypt22006-01-012017-04-21OCHA
ERIEREritrea22017-08-182020-04-27OCHA
ESHEHWestern Sahara1
ESPESSpain4
ESTEEEstonia3
ETHETEthiopia32019-08-192020-10-08OCHA
FINFIFinland4
FJIFJFiji Islands32018-01-152019-12-30OCHA
FRAFRFrance4
FROFOFaroe Islands2
FSMFMFederated States of Micronesia22019-06-172019-06-17OCHA
GABGAGabon22015-02-172018-08-15OCHA
GBRGBUnited Kingdom3
GEOGEGeorgia12019-08-282019-10-18OCHA
GGYGGGuernsey1
GHAGHGhana22018-10-262021-02-10OCHA
GINGNGuinea32016-01-142016-03-04OCHA
GLPGPGuadeloupe2
GMBGMGambia2
GNBGWGuinea-Bissau2
GNQGQEquatorial Guinea2
GRCGRGreece3
GRDGDGrenada1
GRLGLGreenland1
GTMGTGuatemala22018-09-252019-02-07OCHA
GUFGFGuyane22020-02-122020-02-12OCHA
GUMGUGuam22018-03-152018-10-18GOVT
GUYGYGuyana2
HKGHKHong Kong1
HNDHNHonduras22015-06-252016-10-05OCHA
HRVHRCroatia2
HTIHTHaiti32017-09-062018-11-29OCHA
HUNHUHungary2
IDNIDIndonesia42019-12-202020-04-01OCHA
IMNIMIsle of Man2
INDINIndia3
IRLIEIreland1
IRNIRIran (Islamic Republic of)22019-04-092019-05-14OCHA
IRQIQIraq32019-05-302019-06-03OCHA
ISLISIceland2
ISRILIsrael1
ITAITItaly3
JAMJMJamaica1
JEYJEJersey1
JORJOJordan2
JPNJPJapan2
KAZKZRepublic of Kazakhstan22019-09-102019-09-10OCHA
KENKEKenya22017-11-032019-10-31OCHA
KGZKGKyrgyzstan12018-08-282018-11-19OCHA
KHMKHCambodia32014-10-142018-10-04OCHA
KIRKIKiribati22020-01-132020-01-13OCHA
KNAKNSaint Kitts and Nevis1
KORKRSouth Korea2
KWTKWKuwait1
LAOLALao People's Democratic Republic (the)22016-03-262019-11-12OCHA
LBNLBLebanon32015-11-062016-08-22OCHA
LBRLRLiberia22017-12-272019-11-04OCHA
LBYLYLibya22016-11-302018-05-07OCHA
LCALCSaint Lucia22019-05-012019-05-08OCHA
LIELILiechtenstein1
LKALKSri Lanka42019-03-042020-03-05OCHA
LSOLSLesotho22019-01-082020-02-20OCHA
LTULTLithuania2
LUXLULuxembourg4
LVALVLatvia2
MACMOMacao2
MARMAMorocco22020-04-302020-12-03OCHA
MDAMDMoldova12016-10-102017-07-13OCHA
MDGMGMadagascar42010-12-312020-02-20OCHA
MEXMXMéxico22018-02-022020-06-18OCHA
MKDMKNorth Macedonia42016-05-122016-07-08OCHA
MLIMLMali (le)32013-05-312019-08-02OCHA
MLTMTMalta2
MMRMMMyanmar3
MNEMEMontenegro1
MNGMNMongolia22016-12-012020-10-19OCHA
MNPMPNorthern Mariana Islands22018-03-152018-10-18GOVT
MOZMZMoçambique32019-04-022019-06-07OCHA
MRTMRMauritania22020-06-122020-07-31OCHA
MSRMSMontserrat1
MTQMQMartinique22017-09-092020-02-17OCHA
MUSMUMauritius12020-08-092020-08-09OCHA
MWIMWMalawi32018-09-032018-10-16OCHA
MYSMYMalaysia2
MYTYTMayotte1
NAMNANamibia22011-01-012020-01-09OCHA
NCLNCNew Caledonia2
NERNENiger32006-01-012019-09-12OCHA
NGANGNigeria32016-11-292019-04-17OCHA
NICNINicaragua22017-10-112020-08-13OCHA
NLDNLNetherlands2
NORNONorway2
NPLNPNepal22020-11-112020-11-11OCHA
NRUNRNauru1
NZLNZNew Zealand2
OMNOMOman2
PAKPKPakistan32018-11-302018-12-18OCHA
PANPAPanamá32020-06-152020-07-21OCHA
PERPEPerú (el)32015-07-242020-07-14OCHA
PHLPHPhilippines (the)32018-01-262020-05-29OCHA
PLWPWPalau1
PNGPGPapua New Guinea32015-02-242019-05-08OCHA
POLPLPoland3
PRIPRPuerto Rico22018-03-152018-10-18GOVT
PRKKPNorth Korea2
PRTPTPortugal3
PRYPYParaguay22017-10-112020-09-16OCHA
PSEPSState of Palestine22020-11-092020-11-09OCHA
PYFPFFrench Polynesia1
QATQAQatar1
REUREReunion2
ROURORomania2
RUSRURussia3
RWARWRwanda32018-09-272020-02-20OCHA
SAUSASaudi Arabia1
SDNSDSudan (the)22020-03-112020-03-17OCHA
SENSNSenegal32017-08-042019-04-26OCHA
SGPSGSingapore1
SHNSHSaint Helena2
SJMSJSvalbard and Jan Mayen1
SLBSBSolomon Islands32018-01-122018-11-01OCHA
SLESLSierra Leone42016-08-012017-08-16OCHA
SLVSVEl Salvador22020-05-292021-02-04OCHA
SMRSMSan Marino1
SOMSOSomalia22014-06-062017-04-05OCHA
SPMPMSaint Pierre and Miquelon1
SRBRSSerbia2
SSDSSSouth Sudan22018-08-152018-08-17OCHA
STPSTSão Tomé e Príncipe22020-08-172020-08-17OCHA
SURSRSuriname2
SVKSKSlovakia2
SVNSISlovenia2
SWESESweden2
SWZSZEswatini22007-01-012021-01-27OCHA
SXMSXSint Maarten12018-09-142019-11-10OCHA
SYCSCSeychelles32020-05-282020-05-28OCHA
SYRSYSyrian Arab Republic32017-06-012020-12-17OCHA
TCATCTurks and Caicos Islands1
TCDTDTchad32016-03-152016-05-09OCHA
TGOTGTogo32020-12-162021-01-07OCHA
THATHThailand32019-02-182019-02-21OCHA
TJKTJTajikistan3
TKLTKTokelau1
TKMTMTurkmenistan1
TLSTLTimor-Leste32006-12-102020-09-11OCHA
TONTOKingdom of Tonga32018-02-052018-02-12OCHA
TTOTTTrinidad and Tobago1
TUNTNTunisia2
TURTRTurkey22020-01-012020-03-26OCHA
TUVTVTuvalu1
TWNTWTaiwan2
TZATZUnited Republic of Tanzania32018-10-192018-10-22OCHA
UGAUGUganda42020-06-112020-08-24OCHA
UKRUAUkraine22017-10-022017-12-21OCHA
UMIUMUnited States Minor Outlying Islands1
URYUYUraguay22017-10-112020-07-27OCHA
USAUSUnites States of America32018-03-152018-10-18GOVT
UZBUZUzbekistan22018-07-122020-05-27OCHA
VCTVCSaint Vincent and the Grenadines1
VENVEVenezuela (República Bolivariana de)32018-05-022019-11-10OCHA
VGBVGBritish Virgin Islands1
VIRVIVirgin Islands of the United States22018-03-152018-10-18GOVT
VNMVNViet Nam22019-10-012020-01-03OCHA
VUTVUVanuatu22017-10-312018-08-24OCHA
WLFWFWallis and Futuna2
WSMWSSamoa2
YEMYEYemen32019-02-012019-10-02OCHA
ZAFZASouth Africa42018-12-272020-11-09OCHA
ZMBZMZambia22020-01-032020-11-24OCHA
ZWEZWZimbabwe32018-08-312018-09-11OCHA