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RegionInfo.NativeName Property

Gets the name of a country/region formatted in the native language of the country/region.

Namespace:  System.Globalization
Assemblies:   mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
  System.Globalization (in System.Globalization.dll)

public virtual string NativeName { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The native name of the country/region formatted in the language associated with the ISO 3166 country/region code.


The NativeName property retrieves a full culture name if the RegionInfo object is constructed using a full culture name.

We recommend that you use the culture name—for example, "en-US" for English (United States)—to access the NativeName property. The string used for this property depends on the language associated with the country/region. For example, the culture names en-US for English (United States) and es-US for Spanish (United States) can retrieve different values on Windows Vista. Therefore, creating the RegionInfo object with only a country/region name of US is not specific enough to distinguish the appropriate string.

The following code example demonstrates the NativeName property.

// This example demonstrates the RegionInfo.EnglishName, NativeName,  
// CurrencyEnglishName, CurrencyNativeName, and GeoId properties. 

using System;
using System.Globalization;

class Sample 
    public static void Main() 
    RegionInfo ri = new RegionInfo("SE"); // Sweden

    Console.WriteLine("Region English Name: . . . {0}", ri.EnglishName);
    Console.WriteLine("Native Name: . . . . . . . {0}", ri.NativeName);
    Console.WriteLine("Currency English Name: . . {0}", ri.CurrencyEnglishName);
    Console.WriteLine("Currency Native Name:. . . {0}", ri.CurrencyNativeName);
    Console.WriteLine("Geographical ID: . . . . . {0}", ri.GeoId);
This code example produces the following results:

Region English Name: . . . Sweden
Native Name: . . . . . . . Sverige
Currency English Name: . . Swedish Krona
Currency Native Name:. . . Svensk krona
Geographical ID: . . . . . 221


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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