Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

So You Think You Know Vehicle Registration Codes By Country? Test Your Knowledge. Part One.

Guess which continent; and the rest should be rather easy.

While traveling, you might have noticed a white oval sticker adhered to the back of a vehicle with one black letter, two black letters, or even three black letters — especially when in Europe — which are the vehicle registration codes by country and are also usually found on the license plate itself…

So You Think You Know Vehicle Registration Codes By Country? Test Your Knowledge. Part One.

…but do you know to what country each letter — or set of letters — corresponds?

Barcelona Spain traffic
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

The country in which the vehicle registration plate of a motor vehicle was issued is indicated by an official international license plate country code, which is formerly known as an International Registration Letter or International Circulation Mark that is displayed in big bold black block uppercase letters on a small white oval plate or sticker — which typically has a black oval border — near the number license plate on the rear of a motor vehicle.

When the distinguishing sign is incorporated into the registration license plate, it must also appear on the front registration license plate of the motor vehicle; and it may be supplemented with the flag or emblem of the national state — or the emblem of the regional economic integration organization to which the country belongs.

The distinguishing sign should be displayed on the far left or far right of the registration license plate. When a symbol, flag, or emblem is also displayed, the distinguishing sign is typically placed on the far left of the plate.

Here are 57 vehicle registration codes of countries to start off this series of articles:

  • A
  • AL
  • AM
  • AND
  • AZ
  • B
  • BG
  • BIH
  • BY
  • CH
  • CY
  • CZ
  • D
  • DK
  • E
  • EST
  • F
  • FIN
  • FL
  • FO
  • GBA
  • GBG
  • GBJ
  • GBM
  • GBZ
  • GE or GEO
  • GR
  • H
  • HR
  • I
  • IRL
  • IS
  • L
  • LT
  • LV
  • M
  • MC
  • MD
  • MNE
  • N
  • NL
  • NMK
  • P
  • PL
  • RKS
  • RO
  • RSM
  • RUS
  • S
  • SK
  • SLO
  • SMOM
  • SRB
  • TR
  • UA
  • UK
  • V

Final Boarding Call

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

This article is not meant to be an exhaustive list of vehicle registration codes by country — especially as some countries and territories have unofficially adopted their own codes.

You could test your knowledge of vehicle registration codes by country off the top of your head — or you can wait until a list of answers is included in a future article here at The Gate

All photographs ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

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