UN / LOCODE
UN / LOCODE ( English United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations "of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Transport Area Code") is a code for geographic locations, that of the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) is developed and updated.
In over 42,000 entries, place names of places with importance for business and traffic , in particular places with seaports , airports (in this case the abbreviation is usually identical to the IATA code ), train stations , junctions for highways and border crossings , in 249 countries and assigned to specially classified territories.
UN / LOCODEs typically consist of five letters. The first two letters are the country code according to ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 . The place within the country is usually indicated by three more letters, if the possible combinations are not sufficient, digits can also be used.
|US NYC||United States||New York City|
A list of the country codes can be found in the ISO 3166-1 coding list .
UN / LOCODE is spreading more and more.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) recommended the use of UN / LOCODE within the automatic identification system AIS in 2005 . In the meantime, the LOCODE is partly used worldwide in AIS traffic to describe the place of departure and the destination of a ship without confusion.
- ISO 3166-1 Coding List - List of ISO 3166, UN / LOCODE, and others
- NUTS - the classification of the European Union
- Official municipality key - the system of the statistical offices in Germany and Austria
- Community number - number in Switzerland assigned by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO)
- World Port Index
- Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes
- Direct link to the list of all German cities
- Official website of the Economic Commission for Europe - UN / LOCODE (English)
- Search list for UN / LOCODE, Economic Commission for Europe (English)
- Secretariat Note to the users of UN / LOCODE 2006-2 ( English , pdf) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe . April 30, 2007. Retrieved June 25, 2009: "[...] two columns are provided for place names, one reflecting national name versions, with diacritic signs, and one in which diacritic signs have been removed from the names."
- Guidance on the use of the UN / LOCODE in the destination field in AIS messages ( English , pdf) International Maritime Organization . December 15, 2004. Retrieved June 25, 2009: "The Maritime Safety Committee, [...] encouraged the use of the UN / LOCODE."