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HTML | <area> hreflang Attribute

  • Last Updated : 02 Jun, 2021

The <area> hreflang attribute is used to specify the language of the target URL in the given area. It is used only when the href attribute is set.


<area hreflang="language_code">

Attribute Values: It contains a single value language_code which is the two-letter language code and used to specify the language of the linked document. 
Note: The <area> hreflang attribute is new in HTML 5.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML area hreflang Attribute
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <img src=
        alt="alt_attribute" width="300" height="119" class="aligncenter"
        usemap="#shapemap" />
    <map name="shapemap">
        <!-- area tag contained image. -->
        <area shape="poly" coords="59, 31, 28, 83, 91, 83" href=
        alt="Triangle" hreflang="en">
        <area shape="circle" coords="155, 56, 26" href=
        alt="Circle" hreflang="en">
        <area shape="rect" coords="224, 30, 276, 82" href=
        alt="Square" hreflang="en">


  • Before click on specific clickable area: 


  • After click on specific clickable area: 


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by <area> hreflang attribute are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera


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