G 300 Regions and Countries Table

 

BACKGROUND: The regions and countries table was developed in order to insure uniformity of Cutter numbers in all classes. It is applied to new entries in the shelflist when the form caption in the classification schedule reads By region or country, A-Z, provided that there is no conflict with existing entries. The table comprises countries, regions, historical jurisdictions or entities, and islands. This instruction sheet provides guidelines for applying the regions and countries table and for establishing new Cutters for the table. For principles governing Cuttering by region or country, see F 430.

 

PROCEDURES:

1. Existing Cutters. If a Cutter for a region or country has been used in the shelflist or established in the classification schedule, use that number even if it is in conflict with the number in the regions and countries table.

 

2. New Cutters. If a Cutter for a specific region or country is being applied for the first time in a particular class, and there is no conflict with adjacent Cutter numbers, use the Cutter indicated in the regions and countries table. If a conflict exists with adjacent Cutter numbers, continue the existing Cutter arrangement, adjusting the new Cutter to maintain the proper alphabetical arrangement.

 

3. Countries.

Note: For purposes of this instruction sheet, a country is defined as a sovereign nation.

 

a. When Cuttering under a caption that reads By region or country, A-Z (or its equivalent), use the country Cutter both for the country as a whole and for any region or political division that is located entirely within the country. Examples:

 

 Italy
Italy, Southern
Abruzzi (Italy)
Naples (Italy)

 .I8
.I8
.I8
.I8

 

b. For geographic entities within the following countries, headings are established using as a qualifier the name of the first order political division rather than the name of the country:

 

 Country

 Entities Qualified by

 Australia

 Names of states

 Canada

 Names of provinces

 Great Britain

 Names of constituent countries

 Malaysia

 Names of states

 United States

 Names of states

 Yugoslavia

 Names of republics

 

When Cuttering for entities within these countries under a By region or country, A-Z caption, Cutter for the country, not for the political division. Examples:

 

 Melboure (Vic.)

 .A8 [Australia]

 Toronto (Ontario)

 .C2 [Canada]

 London (England)

 .G7 [Great Britain]

 Lupar River (Sarawak)

 .M4 [Malaysia]

 Baltimore (Maryland)

 .U6 [United States]

 Kotor, Gulf of (Montenegro)

 .Y8 [Yugoslavia]

 

c. When Cuttering for a region whose name consists of the name of a country modified by an adjective, use the following guidelines:

(1) If the class number represents only the one country, Cutter for the adjective, e.g.

 

 Brazil, local, A-Z

 

Brazil, North

 .N6

 Brazil, Central West

 .C4

 

(2) If the class number represents more than the one country, Cutter for the country only. Do not bring out the region. Examples:

 

 South America, by region or country, A-Z

Brazil, North

 .B6

 Brazil, Central West

 .B6

 

d. If a region was formerly part of another country, Cutter for the country to which it currently belongs even if the work is about a historical period when the region was not part of its present country.

 

4. Regions larger than countries or crossing national boundaries.

a. A Cutter for a region may be used if a class number is subdivided By region or country, A-Z. Examples:

 

 Africa, North

 .A355

 [encompasses many countries]

 Yukon River Valley

.Y8

 [crosses Canadian-U.S.boundary]

 

b. If a class number pertains to only one region or continent, e.g., Regions or countries of Africa, A-Z, and the name of a subregion consists of the region name modified by an adjective, Cutter for the adjective, e.g.

 

 Africa, North

 .N7

 

5. Historical jurisdictions/entities. Cutter as established any historical jurisdiction or entity that existed in the past and whose former territories are not encompassed by a present day country, e.g.

 

 Islamic Empire

 .I742

 

6. Islands.

a. If an island is located near a country and is treated as part of that country, Cutter for the country, e.g.

 

 Jutland

 .D4 [Denmark]

 

b. If an island or group of islands is isolated from its parent country, or is itself a country, Cutter for the entity under its own name, e.g.

 

 Puerto Rico

 .P9

 Falkland Islands

 .F3

 

7. Establishing new Cutters not previously listed on the table. If the subject cataloger provides a region or country not listed on the Regions and Countries Table, refer it to a subject policy specialist in the Cataloging Policy and Support Office (CPSO) to have the Cutter considered for inclusion in the table.

Region and Countries Table



 A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M -
N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - Y - Z

 Abyssinia see Ethiopia

 

 Afghanistan

 A3

 Africa

 A35

 Africa, Central

 A352

 Africa, East

 A353

 Africa, Eastern

 A354

 Africa, French-Speaking West

 A3545

 Africa, North

 A355

 Africa, Northeast

 A3553

 Africa, Northwest

 A3554

 Africa, South see South Africa

 

 Africa, Southern

 A356

 Africa, Sub-Saharan

 A357

 Africa, West

 A358

 Albania

 A38

 Algeria

 A4

 Alps

 A43

 America

 A45

 American Samoa

 A46

 Andorra

 A48

 Angola

 A5

 Anguilla

 A54

 Antarctica

 A6

 Antigua see Antigua and Barbuda

 

 Antigua and Barbuda

 A63

 Arab countries

 A65

 Arctic regions

 A68

 Argentina

 A7

 Armenia

 A75

 Armenia (Republic)

 A76

 Aruba

 A77

 Asia

 A78

 Asia, Central

 A783

 Asia, East see East Asia

 

 Asia, South see South Asia

 

 Asia, Southeastern

 A785

 Asia, Southwestern see Middle East

 

 Australasia

 A788

 Australia

 A8

 Austria

 A9

 Azerbaijan

 A98

 

 Bahamas

 B24

 Bahrain

 B26

 Balkan Peninsula

 B28

 Baltic States

 B29

 Bangladesh

 B3

 Barbados

 B35

 Barbuda see Antigua and Barbuda

 Belarus

 B38

 Belgium

 B4

 Belize

 B42

 Benelux Countries

 B425

 Bengal

 B43

 Benin

 B45

 Bermuda

 B46

 Bhutan

 B47

 Bolivia

 B5

 Bonaire

 B52

 Bosnia and Hercegovina

 B54

 Botswana

 B55

 Brazil

 B6

 British Guiana see Guyana

 British Honduras see Belize

 British Isles

 B65

 Brunei

 B7

 Bulgaria

 B9

 Burkina Faso

 B92

 Burma

 B93

 Burundi

 B94

 Byzantine Empire

 B97

 

 

 Cambodia

 C16

 Cameroon

 C17

 Canada

 C2

 Canary Islands

 C23

 Cape Verde

 C25

 Caribbean Area

 C27

 Caroline Islands

 C275

 Caucasus

 C28

 Cayman Islands

 C29

 Central African Republic

 C33

 Central America

 C35

 Central Europe

 C36

 Ceylon see Sri Lanka

 Chad

 C45

 Channel Islands

 C48

 Chile

 C5

 China

 C6

 Colombia

 C7

 Commonwealth countries

 C723

 Communist countries

 C725

 Comoros

 C73

 Congo (Brazzaville)

 C74

 Cook Islands

 C76

 Costa Rica

 C8

 Côte d'Ivoire

 C85

 Croatia

 C87

 Cuba

 C9

 Curaçao

 C92

 Cyprus

 C93

 Czech Republic

 C94

 Czechoslovakia

 C95

 

 

 Dahomey see Benin

 Denmark

 D4

 Developing countries

 D44

 Djibouti

 D5

 Dominica

 D6

 Dominican Republic

 D65

 Dutch East Indies see Indonesia

 Dutch Guiana see Surinam

 

 

 East Asia

 E18

 Ecuador

 E2

 Egypt

 E3

 El Salvador see Salvador

 Ellice Islands see Tuvalu

 England see Great Britain

 Equatorial Guinea

 E6

 Eritrea

 E65

 Estonia

 E75

 Ethiopia

 E8

 Eurasia

 E83

 Europe

 E85

 Europe, Central see Central Europe

 

 Europe, Eastern

 E852

 Europe, Northern

 E853

 Europe, Southern

 E854

 Europe, Western see Europe

 

 European Economic Community countries

 E86

 European Free Trade Association countries

 E87

 European Union countries see Europe

 

 

 Falkland Islands

 F3

 Faroe Islands

 F32

 Fiji Islands

 F4

 Finland

 F5

 Former Soviet republics

 F6

 Formosa see Taiwan

 France

 F8

 French Guiana

 F9

 French Polynesia

 F93

 

 

 Gabon

 G2

 Galapagos Islands

 G23

 Gambia

 G25

 Georgia (Republic)

 G28

 Germany

 G3

 Germany (Democratic Republic) see Germany

 Germany (East) see Germany

 Germany (Federal Republic) see Germany

 Germany (West) see Germany

 Ghana

 G4

 Gibraltar

 G5

 Gilbert Islands see Kiribati

 Great Britain

 G7

 Greece

 G8

 Greenland

 G83

 Grenada

 G84

 Guadeloupe

 G845

 Guam

 G85

 Guatemala

 G9

 Guiana

 G915

 Guinea

 G92

 Guinea-Bissau

 G93

 Guyana

 G95

 

 

 Haiti

 H2

 Hispaniola

 H55

 Holland see Netherlands

 Honduras

 H8

 Hong Kong

 H85

 Hungary

 H9

 

 

 Iceland

 I2

 India

 I4

 Indochina

 I48

 Indonesia

 I5

 Inner Mongolia see China

 Iran

 I7

 Iraq

 I72

 Ireland

 I73

 Islamic countries

 I74

 Islamic Empire

 I742

 Islands of the Indian Ocean

 I743

 Israel

 I75

 Italy

 I8

 Ivory Coast, see Côte d'Ivoire

 

 

 Jamaica

 J25

 Japan

 J3

 Java see Indonesia

 Jerusalem

 J4

 Jordan

 J6

 Jugoslavia see Yugoslavia

 Jutland see Denmark

 

 

 Kampuchea see Cambodia

 Kazakhstan

 K3

 Kenya

 K4

 Kerguelen Islands

 K43

 Kiribati

 K5

 Korea

 K6

 Korea (Democratic People's Republic) see Korea (North)

 Korea (North)

 K7

 Korea (Republic) see Korea

 Korea (South) see Korea

 Kuwait

 K9

 Kyrgyzstan

 K98

 

 

 Laos

 L28

 Latin America

 L29

 Latvia

 L35

 Lebanon

 L4

 Lesotho

 L5

 Liberia

 L7

 Libya

 L75

 Liechtenstein

 L76

 Lithuania

 L78

 Luxembourg

 L9

 

 

 Macao

 M25

 Macaronesia

 M26

 Macedonia

 M27

 Macedonia (Republic)

 M275

 Madagascar

 M28

 Malagasy Republic see Madagascar

 Malawi

 M3

 Malay Archipelago

 M35

 Malaya see Malaysia

 Malaysia

 M4

 Maldives

 M415

 Mali

 M42

 Malta

 M43

 Marshall Islands

 M433

 Martinique

 M435

 Mauritania

 M44

 Mauritius

 M45

 Melanesia

 M5

 Mexican-American Border Region

 M58

 Mexico

 M6

 Micronesia

 M625

 Middle East

 M628

 Moldova

 M629

 Monaco

 M63

 Mongolia

 M65

 Mongolia (Mongolian People's Republic) see Mongolia

 Montenegro see Yugoslavia

 Montserrat

 M7

 Morocco

 M8

 Mozambique

 M85

 Myanmar see Burma

 

 

 Namibia

 N3

 Nauru

 N32

 Near East see Middle East

 Nepal

 N35

 Netherlands

 N4

 Netherlands Antilles

 N42

 New Caledonia

 N425

 New Guinea

 N43

 New Hebrides see Vanuatu

 New Zealand

 N45

 Nicaragua

 N5

 Niger

 N55

 Nigeria

 N6

 North America

 N7

 Northern Ireland see Great Britain

 Northern Rhodesia see Zambia

 Norway

 N8

 Nyasaland see Malawi

 

 

 Oceania

 O3

 Oman

 O5

 Outer Mongolia see Mongolia

 

 

 Pacific Area

 P16

 Pakistan

 P18

 Palau

 P185

 Palestine

 P19

 Panama

 P2

 Papua New Guinea

 P26

 Paraguay

 P3

 Persia see Iran

 Persian Gulf Region

 P35

 Peru

 P4

 Philippines

 P6

 Poland

 P7

 Polynesia

 P75

 Portugal

 P8

 Prussia see Germany

 Prussia, East (Poland and Russia)

 P85

 Puerto Rico

 P9

 

 

 Qatar

 Q2

 

 

 Réunion

 R4

 Rhodesia, Northern see Zambia

 Rhodesia, Southern see Zimbabwe

 Roman Empire

 R57

 Romania

 R6

 Rumania see Romania

 Russia

 R8

 Russia (Federation) see Russia

 Rwanda

 R95

 

 

 Sahel

 S15

 Saint Kitts-Nevis

 S16

 Saint Lucia

 S17

 Saint Vincent

 S18

 Salvador

 S2

 Samoan Islands

 S24

 San Marino

 S27

 Sao Tome and Principe

 S3

 Saudi Arabia

 S33

 Scandinavia

 S34

 Scotland see Great Britain

 Senegal

 S38

 Serbia see Yugoslavia

 Seychelles

 S45

 Siam see Thailand

 Siberia see Russia

 Sierra Leone

 S5

 Singapore

 S55

 Slovakia

 S56

 Slovenia

 S57

 Solomon Islands

 S575

 Somalia

 S58

 South Africa

 S6

 South America

 S63

 South Asia

 S64

 Southern Cone of South America, see South America

 Soviet Union

 S65

 Spain

 S7

 Sri Lanka

 S72

 Sudan

 S73

 Sudan (Region)

 S74

 Surinam

 S75

 Swaziland

 S78

 Sweden

 S8

 Switzerland

 S9

 Syria

 S95

 

 

 Taiwan

 T28

 Tajikistan

 T3

 Tamil Nadu see India

 Tanganyika see Tanzania

 Tanzania

 T34

 Tasmania see Australia

 Terres australes et antarctiques françaises

 T47

 Thailand

 T5

 Tibet

 T55

 Tobago see Trinidad and Tobago

 Togo

 T6

 Tonga

 T63

 Transvaal see South Africa

 Trinidad see Trinidad and Tobago

 Trinidad and Tobago

 T7

 Tropics

 T73

 Tubuai Islands

 T77

 Tunisia

 T8

 Turkey

 T9

 Turkmenistan

 T93

 Turks and Caicos Islands

 T94

 Tuvalu

 T95

 

 

 Uganda

 U33

 Ukraine

 U38

 United Arab Emirates

 U5

 United States

 U6

 Upper Volta see Burkina Faso

 Uruguay

 U8

 Uzbekistan

 U9

 

 

 Vanuatu

 V26

 Vatican City

 V3

 Venezuela

 V4

 Vietnam

 V5

 Vietnam (Democratic Republic) see Vietnam

 Virgin Islands

 V6

 Virgin Islands of the United States

 V63

 

 

 Wales see Great Britain

 West Indies, British

 W47

 West Indies, French

 W48

 Western Australia see Australia

 Western Samoa

 W5

 

 

 Yemen

 Y4

 Yemen (People's Democratic Republic) see Yemen

 Yugoslavia

 Y8

 

 

 Zaire

 Z28

 Zambezi River Region

 Z32

 Zambia

 Z33

 Zimbabwe

 Z55

 

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