Country Data APIs

APIs to get lists of countries and country data.

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Country Data APIs

About country data APIs

The world economy can run in large part because of the smooth and accurate functioning of an incredibly complex network of international shipments. For the economy to work, things need to get to where they need to be. A critical part of what allows this to happen is an international system of standardized country codes that specify where each shipment is supposed to go. Companies need to quickly and efficiently label all of their shipments with the correct country codes to run smoothly.

That’s where country info or list APIs come in. Any full-fledged suite of shipping software will need a good country info API at its center, and RapidAPI has got an excellent selection of them ready to help developers kickstart their work.

What is a country list API?

A country list API is a database of countries linked to a particular country code. Country codes are all based on the ISO 3166-1 system created by the International Organization for Standardization. Different APIs may use either the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3, or the ISO 3166-1 numeric system. The first of these uses two-letter country codes to identify countries, the second uses three-letter country codes, and the third uses three-digit country codes meant or countries that do not use the Roman alphabet. These databases of codes and geographical locations may be used to create apps that automate shipping-related tasks like the printing of shipping labels.

How do country code APIs work?

Country code APIs allow users to conduct a search query for a given country, state, city, territory, or other geographical location. The API provides the relevant country, city, or state codes for the location that is requested. Results are generally displayed in a format like JSON or XML, meaning that apps built around the API can use the output as input for further tasks.

Who is country APIs for exactly?

Country data APIs are useful for app developers seeking to create apps that streamline the shipment of products or any kinds of packages. Businesses that operate internationally will need to use automated systems that direct shipments, create shipping labels, and track shipments. A country city-state API is essential to any logistical shipping system.

Why are country APIs important?

Companies that ship products internationally can take advantage of country APIs to expedite their shipments. Without the help of country APIs, shipments can’t arrive where they need to be efficient.

What can you expect from a country API?

A country city-state API can give you a convenient searchable database of country codes in three ISO 3166-1 formats. With their help, companies can expect the efficiency of their shipping operations to improve.

Are there examples of the best free country info APIs?

Yes. There are a few countries, cities, and state APIs available on RapidAPI free of charge that developers can grab and use build apps. Some of these include GeoDataSource, which has support for both countries and cities. The City Geo-Location Lookup API can give you latitude, longitude, and time zone information for just about any city.

Best country data APIs

  1. Rest Countries
  2. GeoDB Cities
  3. boundaries-io
  4. World Cities
  5. Rest Countries v1
  6. City Geo-Location Lookup

Country Data API SDKs

All country data APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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