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This article was published on August 11, 2008


    Geek poster galore: Country Codes of the World

    Geek poster galore: Country Codes of the World


    Robin Wauters
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    Robin Wauters

    Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family a Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family and Belgian beer. If you'd like to know more about Robin, head on over to robinwauters.com or follow him on Twitter.

    I’m a bit of a domain name buff, ever have been since my first job as an account manager of Belgium’s largest domain name registrar and hosting provider. So I’m currently trying to fight the urge to buy this supercool poster from Bytelevel.

    From the website:

    There are more than 260 TLDs in use around the world, most of which are country code top-level domains (ccTLDs). The Country Codes of the World map includes 245 country codes, which encompasses all United Nations countries as well as numerous islands and territories. Each two-digit code is aligned over the country it represents and is color coded with the legend below for quick and easy reference. […]

    Each ccTLD is sized relative to the population of the country or territory, with the exception of China and India, which were restrained by 30% to fit the layout. At the other end of the spectrum, the smallest type size used reflects those countries with fewer than 10 million residents.

    The map measures 24 inches by 36 inches and is printed on high-quality, 80 lb. uncoated cover stock with a one-inch margin to accommodate most frames. Purchasing one would set you back $29, but you’ll get free shipping if you buy more than two.

    Hat tip to Clo “Bnox” Willaerts.