Why is Switzerland abbreviated as SUI??

TokyopunK

Professional
I was watching the Rogers Cup final and saw SUI as the abbreviation.
I was just wondering if anyone knew where the U came from, as there is no U in Switzerland.
 

zhan

Banned
from my brief research :
Swiss people speak French and German
Switzerland in French - la Suisse
Swiss man in French - Suisse
Swiss woman in French - Suissesse

So... SUI

its like Spain abbrev. = ESP
but english its Spain but in Spanish Spain = Espana
so.. ESP samething, no?
 

lorenza

Semi-Pro
zhan said:
from my brief research :
Swiss people speak French and German
Switzerland in French - la Suisse
Swiss man in French - Suisse
Swiss woman in French - Suissesse

So... SUI

its like Spain abbrev. = ESP
but english its Spain but in Spanish Spain = Espana
so.. ESP samething, no?
you are smart! happy? :mrgreen:
 

simi

Hall of Fame
nickybol said:
I didn`t think that! Why is The Netherlands abbreviated as NED? Why is Sweden abbreviated as SVE?
The "official" list of country codes is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is controlled under ISO 3166 and can be either a 2 or 3 latin-character code. The ISO 3166-1 code for Sweden is SWE and The Netherlands is NLD. The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) 3-alpha code for each country is the same, however, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) 3-alpha code for The Netherlands is NED (while the IOC 3-alpha code for Sweden is SWE).

Confusing? Yup, hence the need for ISO.

More info at:
http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/iso3166ma/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_code

SVE comes from the first three alpha characters of the country name, as spelled in Swedish (Sverige). It would be less confusing if everyone uses ISO standards.

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p.s. The ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 code, as well as the NATO three-letter code for Switzerland is CHE. The IOC code (as well as the ITU (International Telecomunication Union)) is SUI.
 

simi

Hall of Fame
oscar_2424 said:
so what's the difference between CHIle and CHIna
People's Republic of China
ISO = CHN
IOC = CHN
NATO = CHN
ITU = CHN

Chile
ISO = CHL
IOC = CHI
NATO = CHL
ITU = CHL
 

armand

Banned
If you're driving around Europe, you'll often see cars with stickers indicating what country they're from. Spain has ESP, Great Britain has GB, Croatia has HR etc. You'll see cars from Switzerland with 'CH' on their stickers.
 

nickybol

Semi-Pro
simi said:
The "official" list of country codes is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is controlled under ISO 3166 and can be either a 2 or 3 latin-character code. The ISO 3166-1 code for Sweden is SWE and The Netherlands is NLD. The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) 3-alpha code for each country is the same, however, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) 3-alpha code for The Netherlands is NED (while the IOC 3-alpha code for Sweden is SWE).

Confusing? Yup, hence the need for ISO.

More info at:
http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/iso3166ma/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_code

SVE comes from the first three alpha characters of the country name, as spelled in Swedish (Sverige). It would be less confusing if everyone uses ISO standards.

- - - - -

p.s. The ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 code, as well as the NATO three-letter code for Switzerland is CHE. The IOC code (as well as the ITU (International Telecomunication Union)) is SUI.
It was a retorical question.
 

Lleyton Hewitt

Professional
zhan said:
from my brief research :
Swiss people speak French and German
Switzerland in French - la Suisse
Swiss man in French - Suisse
Swiss woman in French - Suissesse

So... SUI

its like Spain abbrev. = ESP
but english its Spain but in Spanish Spain = Espana
so.. ESP samething, no?
I was going to say that Suisse was swiss in french. I learn French in school and also Federer speaks French so it might be popular in switzerland
 

Docalex007

Hall of Fame
adely said:
If you're driving around Europe, you'll often see cars with stickers indicating what country they're from. Spain has ESP, Great Britain has GB, Croatia has HR etc. You'll see cars from Switzerland with 'CH' on their stickers.
And just D for Germany. L for luxembourg.

What I don't understand is that in the case of Germany. In the US they use the GER abbr.. Here in Germany we use the DEU abbr..

But for Spain it stays their native ESP. Hmmm...
 
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