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RegionInfo Class

Contains information about the country/region.

For a list of all members of this type, see RegionInfo Members.

System.Object
   System.Globalization.RegionInfo

[Visual Basic]
<Serializable>
Public Class RegionInfo
[C#]
[Serializable]
public class RegionInfo
[C++]
[Serializable]
public __gc class RegionInfo
[JScript]
public
   Serializable
class RegionInfo

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Remarks

In contrast to CultureInfo, RegionInfo does not represent preferences of the user and does not depend on the user's language or culture.

The RegionInfo name is one of the two-letter codes defined in ISO 3166 for country/region. Case is not significant; however, the Name, the TwoLetterISORegionName, and the ThreeLetterISORegionName properties return the appropriate code in uppercase.

The following is a list of the predefined RegionInfo names accepted and used by this class and other classes in the System.Globalization namespace.

ISO 3166 2-letter code ISO 3166 3-letter code Country/Region
AE ARE United Arab Emirates
AL ALB Albania
AM ARM Armenia
AR ARG Argentina
AT AUT Austria
AU AUS Australia
AZ AZE Azerbaijan
BE BEL Belgium
BG BGR Bulgaria
BH BHR Bahrain
BN BRN Brunei
BO BOL Bolivia
BR BRA Brazil
BY BLR Belarus
BZ BLZ Belize
CA CAN Canada
CB CAR Caribbean
CH CHE Switzerland
CL CHL Chile
CN CHN China
CO COL Colombia
CR CRI Costa Rica
CZ CZE Czech Republic
DE DEU Germany
DK DNK Denmark
DO DOM Dominican Republic
DZ DZA Algeria
EC ECU Ecuador
EE EST Estonia
EG EGY Egypt
ES ESP Spain
FI FIN Finland
FO FRO Faroe Islands
FR FRA France
GB GBR United Kingdom
GE GEO Georgia
GR GRC Greece
GT GTM Guatemala
HK HKG Hong Kong SAR
HN HND Honduras
HR HRV Croatia
HU HUN Hungary
ID IDN Indonesia
IE IRL Ireland
IL ISR Israel
IN IND India
IQ IRQ Iraq
IR IRN Iran
IS ISL Iceland
IT ITA Italy
JM JAM Jamaica
JO JOR Jordan
JP JPN Japan
KE KEN Kenya
KG KGZ Kyrgyzstan
KR KOR Korea
KW KWT Kuwait
KZ KAZ Kazakhstan
LB LBN Lebanon
LI LIE Liechtenstein
LT LTU Lithuania
LU LUX Luxembourg
LV LVA Latvia
LY LBY Libya
MA MAR Morocco
MC MCO Monaco
MK MKD FYROM
MN MNG Mongolia
MO MAC Macau SAR
MV MDV Maldives
MX MEX Mexico
MY MYS Malaysia
NI NIC Nicaragua
NL NLD The Netherlands
NO NOR Norway
NZ NZL New Zealand
OM OMN Oman
PA PAN Panama
PE PER Peru
PH PHL Philippines
PK PAK Pakistan
PL POL Poland
PR PRI Puerto Rico
PT PRT Portugal
PY PRY Paraguay
QA QAT Qatar
RO ROM Romania
RU RUS Russia
SA SAU Saudi Arabia
SE SWE Sweden
SG SGP Singapore
SI SVN Slovenia
SK SVK Slovakia
SP SPB Serbia
SV SLV El Salvador
SY SYR Syria
TA TAT Russia
TH THA Thailand
TN TUN Tunisia
TR TUR Turkey
TT TTO Trinidad and Tobago
TW TWN Taiwan
UA UKR Ukraine
US USA United States
UY URY Uruguay
UZ UZB Uzbekistan
VE VEN Venezuela
VN VNM Vietnam
YE YEM Yemen
ZA ZAF South Africa
ZW ZWE Zimbabwe

The following is a list of the ISO 4217 currency symbols returned by the ISOCurrencySymbol property.

Country/Region Currency name ISO 4217 currency symbol
United Arab Emirates UAE Dirham AED
Albania Lek ALL
Armenia Armenian Dram AMD
Argentina Argentine Peso ARS
Austria Euro EUR
Australia Australian Dollar AUD
Azerbaijan Azerbaijanian Manat AZM
Belgium Euro EUR
Bulgaria Lev BGL
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar BHD
Brunei Brunei Dollar BND
Bolivia Boliviano BOB
Brazil Brazilian Real BRL
Belarus Belarussian Ruble BYB
Belize Belize Dollar BZD
Canada Canadian Dollar CAD
Caribbean US Dollar USD
Switzerland Swiss Franc CHF
Chile Chilean Peso CLP
China Yuan Renminbi CNY
Colombia Colombian Peso COP
Costa Rica Costa Rican Colon CRC
Czech Republic Czech Koruna CZK
Germany Euro EUR
Denmark Danish Krone DKK
Dominican Republic Dominican Peso DOP
Algeria Algerian Dinar DZD
Ecuador US Dollar USD
Estonia Kroon EEK
Egypt Egyptian Pound EGP
Spain Euro EUR
Finland Euro EUR
Faroe Islands Danish Krone DKK
France Euro EUR
United Kingdom Pound Sterling GBP
Georgia Lari GEL
Greece Euro EUR
Guatemala Quetzal GTQ
Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong Dollar HKD
Honduras Lempira HNL
Croatia Croatian kuna HRK
FYROM Denar MKD
Hungary Forint HUF
Indonesia Rupiah IDR
Ireland Euro EUR
Israel New Israeli Sheqel ILS
India Indian Rupee INR
Iraq Iraqi Dinar IQD
Iran Iranian Rial IRR
Iceland Iceland Krona ISK
Italy Euro EUR
Jamaica Jamaican Dollar JMD
Jordan Jordanian Dinar JOD
Japan Yen JPY
Kenya Kenyan Shilling KES
Kyrgyzstan Som KGS
Korea Won KRW
Kuwait Kuwaiti Dinar KWD
Kazakhstan Tenge KZT
Lebanon Lebanese Pound LBP
Liechtenstein Swiss Franc CHF
Lithuania Lithuanian Litus LTL
Luxembourg Euro EUR
Latvia Latvian Lats LVL
Libya Libyan Dinar LYD
Morocco Moroccan Dirham MAD
Monaco Euro EUR
Mongolia Tugrik MNT
Macau SAR Pataca MOP
Maldives Rufiyaa MVR
Mexico Mexican Peso MXN
Malaysia Malaysian Ringgit MYR
Nicaragua Cordoba Oro NIO
The Netherlands Euro EUR
Norway Norwegian Krone NOK
New Zealand New Zealand Dollar NZD
Oman Rial Omani OMR
Panama Balboa PAB
Peru Nuevo Sol PEN
Philippines Philippine Peso PHP
Pakistan Pakistan Rupee PKR
Poland Zloty PLN
Puerto Rico US Dollar USD
Portugal Euro EUR
Paraguay Guarani PYG
Qatar Qatari Rial QAR
Romania Leu ROL
Russia Russian Ruble RUR
Saudi Arabia Saudi Riyal SAR
Sweden Swedish Krona SEK
Singapore Singapore Dollar SGD
Slovenia Tolar SIT
Slovakia Slovak Koruna SKK
Serbia Serbian Dinar / Euro CSD/EUR
El Salvador US Dollar USD
Syria Syrian Pound SYP
Thailand Baht THB
Tunisia Tunisian Dinar TND
Turkey Turkish Lira TRL
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Dollar TTD
Taiwan New Taiwan Dollar TWD
Ukraine Hryvnia UAH
United States US Dollar USD
Uruguay Peso Uruguayo UYU
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Sum UZS
Venezuela Bolivar VEB
Vietnam Dong VND
Yemen Yemeni Rial YER
South Africa Rand ZAR
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Dollar ZWD

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following code example demonstrates several members of the RegionInfo class.

[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.Globalization


Public Class SamplesRegionInfo   

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Displays the property values of the RegionInfo for "US".
      Dim myRI1 As New RegionInfo("US")
      Console.WriteLine("   Name:                         {0}", myRI1.Name)
      Console.WriteLine("   DisplayName:                  {0}", myRI1.DisplayName)
      Console.WriteLine("   EnglishName:                  {0}", myRI1.EnglishName)
      Console.WriteLine("   IsMetric:                     {0}", myRI1.IsMetric)
      Console.WriteLine("   ThreeLetterISORegionName:     {0}", myRI1.ThreeLetterISORegionName)
      Console.WriteLine("   ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: {0}", myRI1.ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName)
      Console.WriteLine("   TwoLetterISORegionName:       {0}", myRI1.TwoLetterISORegionName)
      Console.WriteLine("   CurrencySymbol:               {0}", myRI1.CurrencySymbol)
      Console.WriteLine("   ISOCurrencySymbol:            {0}", myRI1.ISOCurrencySymbol)
      Console.WriteLine()

      ' Compares the RegionInfo above with another RegionInfo created using CultureInfo.
      Dim myRI2 As New RegionInfo(New CultureInfo("en-US", False).LCID)
      If myRI1.Equals(myRI2) Then
         Console.WriteLine("The two RegionInfo instances are equal.")
      Else
         Console.WriteLine("The two RegionInfo instances are NOT equal.")
      End If 

   End Sub 'Main

End Class 'SamplesRegionInfo 


'This code produces the following output.

'

'   Name:                         US

'   DisplayName:                  United States

'   EnglishName:                  United States

'   IsMetric:                     False

'   ThreeLetterISORegionName:     USA

'   ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: USA

'   TwoLetterISORegionName:       US

'   CurrencySymbol:               $

'   ISOCurrencySymbol:            USD

'

'The two RegionInfo instances are equal.



[C#] 
using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesRegionInfo  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Displays the property values of the RegionInfo for "US".
      RegionInfo myRI1 = new RegionInfo( "US" );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Name:                         {0}", myRI1.Name );
      Console.WriteLine( "   DisplayName:                  {0}", myRI1.DisplayName );
      Console.WriteLine( "   EnglishName:                  {0}", myRI1.EnglishName );
      Console.WriteLine( "   IsMetric:                     {0}", myRI1.IsMetric );
      Console.WriteLine( "   ThreeLetterISORegionName:     {0}", myRI1.ThreeLetterISORegionName );
      Console.WriteLine( "   ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: {0}", myRI1.ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName );
      Console.WriteLine( "   TwoLetterISORegionName:       {0}", myRI1.TwoLetterISORegionName );
      Console.WriteLine( "   CurrencySymbol:               {0}", myRI1.CurrencySymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "   ISOCurrencySymbol:            {0}", myRI1.ISOCurrencySymbol );
      Console.WriteLine();

      // Compares the RegionInfo above with another RegionInfo created using CultureInfo.
      RegionInfo myRI2 = new RegionInfo( new CultureInfo("en-US",false).LCID );
      if ( myRI1.Equals( myRI2 ) )
         Console.WriteLine( "The two RegionInfo instances are equal." );
      else
         Console.WriteLine( "The two RegionInfo instances are NOT equal." );

   }

}

/*
This code produces the following output.

   Name:                         US
   DisplayName:                  United States
   EnglishName:                  United States
   IsMetric:                     False
   ThreeLetterISORegionName:     USA
   ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: USA
   TwoLetterISORegionName:       US
   CurrencySymbol:               $
   ISOCurrencySymbol:            USD

The two RegionInfo instances are equal.

*/

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Globalization;

int main()  {

   // Displays the property values of the RegionInfo for "US".
   RegionInfo* myRI1 = new RegionInfo( S"US" );
   Console::WriteLine( S"   Name:                         {0}", myRI1->Name );
   Console::WriteLine( S"   DisplayName:                  {0}", myRI1->DisplayName );
   Console::WriteLine( S"   EnglishName:                  {0}", myRI1->EnglishName );
   Console::WriteLine( S"   IsMetric:                     {0}", __box(myRI1->IsMetric));
   Console::WriteLine( S"   ThreeLetterISORegionName:     {0}", myRI1->ThreeLetterISORegionName );
   Console::WriteLine( S"   ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: {0}", myRI1->ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName );
   Console::WriteLine( S"   TwoLetterISORegionName:       {0}", myRI1->TwoLetterISORegionName );
   Console::WriteLine( S"   CurrencySymbol:               {0}", myRI1->CurrencySymbol );
   Console::WriteLine( S"   ISOCurrencySymbol:            {0}", myRI1->ISOCurrencySymbol );
   Console::WriteLine();

   // Compares the RegionInfo above with another RegionInfo created using CultureInfo.
   RegionInfo* myRI2 = new RegionInfo( (new CultureInfo(S"en-US",false))->LCID );
   if ( myRI1->Equals( myRI2 ) )
      Console::WriteLine( S"The two RegionInfo instances are equal." );
   else
      Console::WriteLine( S"The two RegionInfo instances are NOT equal." );

}

/*
This code produces the following output.

   Name:                         US
   DisplayName:                  United States
   EnglishName:                  United States
   IsMetric:                     False
   ThreeLetterISORegionName:     USA
   ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: USA
   TwoLetterISORegionName:       US
   CurrencySymbol:               $
   ISOCurrencySymbol:            USD

The two RegionInfo instances are equal.

*/

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Namespace: System.Globalization

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

Assembly: Mscorlib (in Mscorlib.dll)

See Also

RegionInfo Members | System.Globalization Namespace | CultureInfo

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