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PHP | geoip_continent_code_by_name() Function

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  • Last Updated : 03 Jul, 2018
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The geoip_continent_code_by_name() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which helps to generate a two-letter continent code(Each continent has assigned a two-letter code. For example – AF for Africa, AS for Asia, and many more). The function takes the hostname or IP Address as an argument and generates the two-letter continent code.

Syntax :

string geoip_continent_code_by_name ( string $hostname )
    Parameters : The function geoip_continent_code_by_name() accepts a single parameter as mentioned above and explained below :

  • $hostname : This is the only parameter accepted by the above function . This is the IP address or the hostname which the function accepts and returns the two letter continent code .

Return Values : It returns two letter continent code on success otherwise returns FALSE on failure.

Below programs illustrate the above function :

Program :

// PHP code implementing the
// geoip_continent_code_by_name() function 
// The function accepts the
// hostname as a parameter
$continent = geoip_continent_code_by_name('');
if ($continent) {
       //displays the two letter code
       echo 'This host is located in: '. $continent

Output :

This host is located in: NA

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