[thelist] official list of countries (that people live in)

Sarah Adams mrsanders at designshift.com
Fri May 19 07:49:51 CDT 2006

> A country being inhabited only by penguins doesn't make it any less of a 
> country... And you wouldn't want to exclude the business of your 
> Antarctican customers (okey, penguins might not be your most profitable 
> clientele, but e.g. persons on a research station might well want to buy 
> stuff from your web shop).

It took some research, but I figured out that "Heard Island and McDonald 
Islands" is the country in the list I was referring to - it is 
uninhabited [0] but is home to many birds, including penguins :) But 
further research tells me that lots of sites are using the ISO 3166-1 
list anyway, so I think that's what I'll do.

[0] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heard_Island_and_McDonald_Islands

sarah adams
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