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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, Portugal or Portugal. These are languages supported by our World Map for WordPress 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

In this tutorial, we use the World Map plugin for WordPress. The 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. A number of configuration settings help adapting the map to any specific use case: sales region map display, a map of dealers and representatives across the world, a travel blog, some interactive infographics and so on.
World Map with Localized Country Names
The map offers a fully-functional demo that can be downloaded from the page of the product – World map for WordPress or with the below button.

Download plugin
How to install a plugin ZIP File in WordPress

2. Download free language packs

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

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


3. Import the JSON file to the World Map plugin

Unzip the downloaded ZIP file. Now, we simply 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
After importing finishes, 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 may be crucial for a multi-language website.
Finally, open your website and make sure the map looks perfectly.

Notes & Updates


Initially we publish the following language versions of the country names for the world map – German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French.

We plan to add additional language packs soon. If you need another language that is not yet published, contact us, we will try to help you.


This is how you can publish a world map on your WordPress website that displays country names in a different language. For example, if your site targets German-speaking audience, it is advisable to publish the map with country names in German.
We used the following map plugin in this tutorial: World Map for WordPress.

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