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Provides a country field for Django models.

Project description

A Django application that provides country choices for use with forms, flag icons static files, and a country field for models.

CountryField

A country field for Django models that provides all ISO 3166-1 countries as choices.

CountryField is based on Django’s CharField, providing choices corresponding to the official ISO 3166-1 list of countries (with a default max_length of 2).

Consider the following model using a CountryField:

from django.db import models
from django_countries.fields import CountryField

class Person(models.Model):
    name = models.CharField(max_length=100)
    country = CountryField()

Any Person instance will have a country attribute that you can use to get details of the person’s country:

>>> person = Person(name='Chris', country='NZ')
>>> person.country
Country(code='NZ')
>>> person.country.name
'New Zealand'
>>> person.country.flag
'/static/flags/nz.gif'

This object (person.country in the example) is a Country instance, which is described below.

The Country object

An object used to represent a country, instanciated with a two character country code.

It can be compared to other objects as if it was a string containing the country code and when evaluated as text, returns the country code.

name
Contains the full country name.
flag
Contains a URL to the flag.

Get the countries from Python

Use the django_countries.countries object instance as an iterator of ISO 3166-1 country codes and names (sorted by name).

For example:

>>> from django_countries import countries
>>> dict(countries)['NZ']
'New Zealand'

>>> for code, name in list(countries)[:3]:
...     print("{name} ({code})".format(name=name, code=code))
...
Afghanistan (AF)
Åland Islands (AX)
Albania (AL)

Country names are translated using Django’s standard ugettext. If you would like to help by adding a translation, please visit https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/django-countries/

Customization

Customize the country list

Country names are taken from the official ISO 3166-1 list. If your project requires the use of alternative names, the inclusion or exclusion of specific countries then use the COUNTRIES_OVERRIDE setting.

A dictionary of names to override the defaults.

Note that you will need to handle translation of customised country names.

Setting a country’s name to None will exclude it from the country list. For example:

COUNTRIES_OVERRIDE = {
    'NZ': _('Middle Earth'),
    'AU': None
}

Customize the flag URL

The COUNTRIES_FLAG_URL setting can be used to set the url for the flag image assets. It defaults to:

COUNTRIES_FLAG_URL = 'flags/{code}.gif'

The URL can be relative to the STATIC_URL setting, or an absolute URL.

The location is parsed using Python’s string formatting and is passed the following arguments:

  • code
  • code_upper

For example: COUNTRIES_FLAG_URL = 'flags/16x10/{code_upper}.png'

No checking is done to ensure that a static flag actually exists.

Alternatively, you can specify a different URL on a specific CountryField:

class Person(models.Model):
    name = models.CharField(max_length=100)
    country = CountryField(
        countries_flag_url='//flags.example.com/{code}.png')

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