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How to Make a World Map with localized country names

How to Make a World Map with localized country names

This tutorial explains how to build a world map with country names in your local language: French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese. Our World Map plugin for WordPress supports these languages thanks to free language packs.

Installing a language pack is a simple two-minute process. But let’s first take a quick look at the map and its capabilities.

1. Install World Map with clickable countries for WordPress

The World Map plugin displays an interactive map of the world with clickable countries on any WordPress website. The map is responsive and customizable, which means it fits any website design and correctly displays and functions on mobile devices. Via an extensive array of settings, the map can be configured for different navigational or illustrative purposes, such as sales geography, global dealers network, travel route, or any other interactive infographics.

A fully functional demo that can be downloaded from the product page – World map for WordPress or by pressing the button below.

Download plugin
How to install a WordPress plugin

2. Download free language packs

Language packs are JSON files that can be downloaded from our website and imported to the World Map plugin for WP. Each pack provides support for one specific language. JSON files containing country names in various languages are listed in the table below.

Weltkarte Deutsch Map preview DE worldcountries-de.json DOWNLOAD
Mappa del mondo Italiano Map preview IT worldcountries-it.json DOWNLOAD
Mapa del mundo Español Map preview ES worldcountries-es.json DOWNLOAD
Mapa mundial Português Map preview PT worldcountries-pt.json DOWNLOAD
Carte du monde Français Map preview FR worldcountries-fr.json DOWNLOAD
Mapa świata Język polski Map preview PL worldcountries-pl.json DOWNLOAD
Verdenskort Dansk Map preview DA worldcountries-da.json DOWNLOAD
Wereldkaart Nederlands Map preview NL worldcountries-nl.json DOWNLOAD
Mapa světa Čeština Map preview CS worldcountries-cs.json DOWNLOAD
Παγκοσμιοσ Χαρτησ Ελληνικά Map preview EL worldcountries-el.json DOWNLOAD
خريطة العالم العربية Map preview AR worldcountries-ar.json DOWNLOAD
Heims Kort Íslenska Map preview IS worldcountries-is.json DOWNLOAD
Maailmankartta Suomi Map preview FI worldcountries-fi.json DOWNLOAD
Harta lumii Română Map preview RO worldcountries-ro.json DOWNLOAD
Mapa sveta Slovenčina Map preview SK worldcountries-sk.json DOWNLOAD
Världskarta Svenska Map preview SV worldcountries-sv.json DOWNLOAD
Világtérkép Magyar Map preview HU worldcountries-hu.json DOWNLOAD
Карта на света Български език Map preview BG worldcountries-bg.json DOWNLOAD
Zemljevid sveta Slovenščina Map preview SL worldcountries-sl.json DOWNLOAD
世界地图 中文 Map preview ZH worldcountries-zh.json DOWNLOAD
世界地図 日本語 Map preview JA worldcountries-ja.json DOWNLOAD
Dünya haritası Türkçe Map preview TR worldcountries-tr.json DOWNLOAD
Verdenskart Norsk Map preview NO worldcountries-no.json DOWNLOAD

3. Import the JSON file to the World Map plugin

Unzip the downloaded ZIP file. Now you just need to import settings from the JSON file to the plugin.
Click the “Maps dashboard” button to open the Dashboard.
Map preview

In the “Export/Import” section, click the “Import” button and select the JSON file.
Import map settings
Once importing is done, a new map will appear in the map list. This map will have default settings and country names in the selected language. Note that you can create multiple maps this way, each in its own language. This is useful for a multi-language website.

After completing these steps, make sure to refresh your website and check out your new map.

Notes & Updates

February 26, 2019

More language packs have been added to our world map – Turkish and Norwegian! We will continue adding languages for the convenience of our users across the world. You are welcome to follow our pages on Twitter and Facebook in order to find out about future updates right away.

February 19, 2019

Excellent news for our users in East Asia! Starting today, our World Map plugin for WordPress is also available in Chinese and Japanese. We are planning to add even more languages in the future, so follow us in social networks and be among the first to know about our new releases.

February 8, 2019

For your convenience, we have extended language support for our world map to Hungarian, Bulgarian, and Slovenian. More language packs are coming soon. Stay informed by following our Facebook and Twitter pages!

October 15, 2018

We constantly work on improving our WordPress World Map plugin and making it more accessible for users across the globe. As part of this effort, we have added 11 new language packs: Dutch, Danish, Polish, Czech, Greek, Arabic, Icelandic, Finnish, Romanian, Slovak, and Swedish. Support for more languages is coming – make sure to follow our social pages to stay current with these and other updates!

June 29, 2018

Country names in the World Map plugin are now available in the following languages: German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

We plan to add more language packs soon. If you need another language that is not yet published, please contact us, and we will do our best to help you.


Now you can publish on your WordPress website a world map that displays country names in a specific language. This is useful if you expect most visitors to be from a particular country – for example, if your site targets German-speaking audience, it is advisable to publish the map with country names in German.
We discussed the following map plugin in this tutorial: World Map for WordPress.

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