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(PECL geoip >= 1.0.3)

geoip_continent_code_by_nameGet the two letter continent code


string geoip_continent_code_by_name ( string $hostname )

The geoip_continent_code_by_name() function will return the two letter continent code corresponding to a hostname or an IP address.



The hostname or IP address whose location is to be looked-up.

Return Values

Returns the two letter continent code on success, or FALSE if the address cannot be found in the database.

Continent codes
Code Continent name
AF Africa
AN Antarctica
AS Asia
EU Europe
NA North america
OC Oceania
SA South america


Example #1 A geoip_continent_code_by_name() example

This will print where the host is located.

if (
$continent) {
'This host is located in: ' $continent;

The above example will output:

 This host is located in: NA

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