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PHP | geoip_country_code_by_name() Function
  • Last Updated : 03 Jul, 2018

The geoip_country_code_by_name() is an inbuilt function in PHP which helps to generate the two-letter country code (Each country is assigned a two-letter country code. For Example: US for United States). The function takes the hostname or IP Address as an argument and generates the two letter country code.

Syntax :

string geoip_country_code_by_name ( string $hostname )

    Parameters : The function geoip_country_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 country code .

Return Values : It returns a two letter ISO country code on success otherwise returns FALSE on Failure.

Below programs illustrate the geoip_country_code_by_name() function :



Program 1:




<?php
  
// PHP code implementing the
// geoip_country_code_by_name() function 
  
// The function takes the hostname
// 'www.example.com' as an argument
$country = geoip_country_code_by_name('www.example.com');
  
if ($country) {
    // displays the two letter ISO country code
    echo 'This host is located in: ' . $country
                                                  
}
  
?>

Output:

This host is located in: US

Program 2:




<?php
  
// PHP code implementing the
// geoip_country_code_by_name() function 
  
// The function takes the hostname
// 'www.example.com' as an argument
$country = geoip_country_code_by_name('www.geeksforgeeks.org');
  
if ($country) {
    // displays the two letter ISO country code
    echo 'This host is located in: ' . $country
                                                  
}
  
?>

Output:

This host is located in: US

Reference : http://php.net/manual/en/function.geoip-country-code-by-name.php

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