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, Portuguese, and more. 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. Installing the World Map plugin in 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

Install the plugin via Plugins – Add new – Upload. Read more in the article 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.

WeltkarteDeutschMap previewDEworldcountries-de.jsonDOWNLOAD
Mappa del mondoItalianoMap previewITworldcountries-it.jsonDOWNLOAD
Mapa del mundoEspañolMap previewESworldcountries-es.jsonDOWNLOAD
Mapa mundialPortuguêsMap previewPTworldcountries-pt.jsonDOWNLOAD
Carte du mondeFrançaisMap previewFRworldcountries-fr.jsonDOWNLOAD
Mapa świataJęzyk polskiMap previewPLworldcountries-pl.jsonDOWNLOAD
VerdenskortDanskMap previewDAworldcountries-da.jsonDOWNLOAD
WereldkaartNederlandsMap previewNLworldcountries-nl.jsonDOWNLOAD
Mapa světaČeštinaMap previewCSworldcountries-cs.jsonDOWNLOAD
Παγκοσμιοσ ΧαρτησΕλληνικάMap previewELworldcountries-el.jsonDOWNLOAD
خريطة العالمالعربيةMap previewARworldcountries-ar.jsonDOWNLOAD
Heims KortÍslenskaMap previewISworldcountries-is.jsonDOWNLOAD
MaailmankarttaSuomiMap previewFIworldcountries-fi.jsonDOWNLOAD
Harta lumiiRomânăMap previewROworldcountries-ro.jsonDOWNLOAD
Mapa svetaSlovenčinaMap previewSKworldcountries-sk.jsonDOWNLOAD
VärldskartaSvenskaMap previewSVworldcountries-sv.jsonDOWNLOAD
VilágtérképMagyarMap previewHUworldcountries-hu.jsonDOWNLOAD
Карта на светаБългарски езикMap previewBGworldcountries-bg.jsonDOWNLOAD
Zemljevid svetaSlovenščinaMap previewSLworldcountries-sl.jsonDOWNLOAD
世界地图中文Map previewZHworldcountries-zh.jsonDOWNLOAD
世界地図日本語Map previewJAworldcountries-ja.jsonDOWNLOAD
Dünya haritasıTürkçeMap previewTRworldcountries-tr.jsonDOWNLOAD
VerdenskartNorskMap previewNOworldcountries-no.jsonDOWNLOAD

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.

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.

Import map settings

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


The first language packs are German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and French

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

Added Turkish and Norwegian

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.

Added Chinese and Japanese

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.

Added Hungarian, Bulgarian, and Slovenian

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!

Added 11 new languages

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!


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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