Which Countries Are/Are Not Recognized by Sigma's Map By Region Charts?

When using Sigma you have the option of plotting regions on a Map Chart by Country name. This is the most simple and straightforward way to plot a region, but it does come with some drawbacks.

 

For this to work on the backend, we store files of GeoJSON regions associated with each country. When you pass in a value such as 'Cuba', we'll match the 'Cuba' key to a stored GeoJSON object's value which contains each point required to draw an enclosed shape around the nation of Cuba. 

 

In most cases this works great, but it does come with some downsides-- For example, if you've misspelled the name of a country, or used a name that is not recognized in our database then you'll probably get the impression that the map chart isn't working properly since nothing will change on the map. In order to ensure that such behavior does not occur, you must use one of the accepted country names from the list at the end of this article. 

 

The following country names do not have GeoJSON values to pair, and thus cannot be supported in the 'Map by Region' chart:

American Samoa

Andorra

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Aruba

Bahrain

Barbados

Bermuda

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brunei Darussalam

Cayman Islands

Czechia

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Equatorial Guinea

Eswatini

French Guiana

Guadeloupe

Guam

Hong Kong

Macao

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritius

Monaco

Nauru

Niue

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Réunion

Saint Lucia

Samoa

Seychelles

Singapore

South Korea

United States Minor Outlying Islands

United States of America

Virgin Islands (British)

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Here is the list of accepted country names, with exact spelling, that we use to match a GeoJSON shape with its associated region:

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

East Timor

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Greenland

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Mali

Mauritania

Mexico

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

North Korea

Northern Cyprus

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Republic of Congo

Republic of Serbia

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

Somaliland

South Africa

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Thailand

The Bahamas

Togo

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United Republic of Tanzania

United States of America

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe