RegionInfo.NativeName Property


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

Namespace:   System.Globalization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.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


Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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