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QuestionISO_3166-1 codes for the UK folks... Pin
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So here I am updating a list of a countries in a database I'm working on (fun stuff) to be all recent and fancy etc. I decided "hey, why not get all official and go with ISO standards." Cool right?

Well, therein makes one wonder. If you look at the list of ISO-3166-1[^] codes... UK is gone. So is Scotland, etc. You can search for ISO 3166-2:GB on the page to see the entry I'm referring to. Now it's GB for the whole darn mess. I know the UK isn't a country per sé, but when I show a list of countries as a selection on a form in a webpage and it doesn't say something like United Kingdom or Scotland and just a blanket "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" in a select box that means everything and the kitchen sink, I can't help but think WTF.

So, let's say I want to store the address - including country - for a user in a database who lives in Scotland. Should I now be saying: John Doe, XYZ, in the friggin United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland? Seems kinda silly to not just say Scotland, right?
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