There are a couple of discrepancies between the two sources. DS - Have you ever wondered about those white oval stickers on cars, with a country code in them?
They were assigned the GEC codes AX and DX, respectively, by FIPS Change Notice 12, dated 2007-06-11.Named ranges have many uses in Excel including using them in formulas and when creating charts.The following list shows the countries of the world, according to international standard ISO 3166-1.However, some of the codes reported there are not the ones in actual use, because some countries are lax in reporting their codes to the U. In recent years, unauthorized stickers have come on the market to promote various tourist areas. Consequently, even direct observation may not be sufficient to establish the correct Distinguishing Sign for a country.A Wikipedia user in Uruguay, Mauri Manya, says that the Distinguishing Sign for Uruguay has changed to UY "al adoptar el sistema unificado en todo el pas" (on the adoption of a unified system throughout the country).It does, however, use as well as for the United Kingdom. See the changes in GEC page for the change history.It also allows for Ascension Island (properly part of Saint Helena). Eric Muller has created a website that keeps track of changes in the GEC codes for primary subdivisions.When ISO split land from Finland, GEC did not, so that is one more point of difference between them.The newer GENC standard has retained these variations, but uses ISO-like codes.Selected standard codes for the countries are shown.There is also an indication of which entities are or are not independent countries.