IP Geolocation Data

Depending on your product or service, our data includes a number of data points about the geolocation of IP addresses, including:

Geolocation names

Our geolocation name data includes the names of the continent, country, city, and subdivisions of the location of the IP address. We include the country names in English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, French, and German.

If you need to get the name of your location in another language, you can use the GeoName ID to look it up. Learn more about GeoNames IDs below.

Geolocation name data is included in the following products and services. Click the link in the table to go to the product page for the products or service on our main website:

Name Data GeoIP2 Databases GeoIP2 Web Services
For Continents and Countries
For Cities and Subdivisions

Our developer's documentation has specifications for our geolocation name data:

Confidence factors

Confidence factors are our confidence, expressed as a percent, that our geolocation values are correct. We provide confidence factors for the country, city, subdivisions, and postal code values that we return. Confidence factors can help you determine how much trust to put in the specific values being returned for the geolocation of an IP address.

Confidence factors are included in the following products and services. Click the link in the table to go to the product page for the products or service on our main website:

Confidence Factors GeoIP2 Databases GeoIP2 Web Services
For Countries
For Cities, Subdivisions, and Postal Areas

Our developer's documentation has specifications for our confidence factors:

Geolocation area

In addition to providing the continent, country, city, and subdivision of the geolocation for an IP address, our products also return data that can be used to define the mappable area within which the IP address is likely to be located. This area is defined by a circle with its center at a particular latitude and longitude, and an accuracy radius.

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In the example above, MaxMind returns the coordinates 42.1293, -72.7522 with an accuracy radius of 100km. The actual geolocation of the IP address is likely within the 100km-radius circle shown above.

IP geolocation is inherently precise, and should never be used to locate individuals or specific households. We are able to geolocate IP addresses with differing levels of precision, ranging from 5 km to hundreds of km, but you should not assume that the IP address is located at or near the center of this geographic area.

The geolocation area is only included in products and services that also contain city-level geolocation data. These products and services are listed in the table below. Click the link in the table to go to the product page for the products or service on our main website:

  GeoIP2 Databases GeoIP2 Web Services
Geolocation Area

Our developer's documentation has specifications for our geolocation area data:

Geolocation codes

Our data includes codes that can be used to identify the continent, country, subdivision, and postal or metro code area of the geolocation of the IP address. The codes follow these conventions:

continent

a two-character continent code, as follows:

  • AF - Africa
  • AN - Antarctica
  • AS - Asia
  • EU - Europe
  • NA - North America
  • OC - Oceania
  • SA - South America
country the two-character ISO 3166-1 country code
subdivision the region-portion of the ISO 3166-2 code for the region
postal the region-specific postal code near the IP address
metro MaxMind provides the same metro codes as used by Google Marketing Platform. Returned only for IP addresses located in the United States.

Geolocation codes are included in the following products and services. Click the link in the table to go to the product page for the products or service on our main website:

Geolocation Codes GeoIP2 Databases GeoIP2 Web Services
For Continents and Countries
For Subdivisions, Postal, and Metro Areas

Our developer's documentation has specifications for our geolocation codes:

GeoNames IDs

GeoNames develops a geographical database released under a creative commons attribution license. GeoNames IDs can be used to look up locations and access a variety of data about those locations. You can use GeoNames IDs to look up additional information about a location, including the name of the location in various languages. You can also use the GeoNames ID as a unique identifier for locations. Learn more about GeoNames on their website.

GeoNames IDs are included in the following products and services. Click the link in the table to go to the product page for the products or service on our main website:

GeoNames IDs GeoIP2 Databases GeoIP2 Web Services
For Continents and Countries
For Cities and Subdivisions

Our developer's documentation has specifications for GeoNames IDs:

Time Zone

Our products and services with city-level geolocation data also include the time zone for the location of the IP address.

The time zone is only included in products and services that also contain city-level geolocation data. These products and services are listed in the table below. Click the link in the table to go to the product page for the products or service on our main website:

  GeoIP2 Databases GeoIP2 Web Services
Geolocation Area

Our developer's documentation has specifications for our time zone data:

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European Union flag

Our data contains a flag to indicate whether the IP address is located in a country that is part of the European Union. This flag is included in all of our geolocation products and services:

  GeoIP2 Databases GeoIP2 Web Services
European Union Flag

Our developer's documentation has specifications for our European Union flag:

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