Country array

I was searching for a list of countries for use in my software registration PHP code and could not locate one on the net. I obtained a list of countries from the UN website and removed the codes. I also added Taiwan, formatted the list as a PHP array and escaped the necessary characters.

The Country Name and ISO 3166 Code MySQL Import File gave me hints in finding the information.

<php
        $countryList = array(
		"Afghanistan",
		"&Aring;land Islands",
		"Albania",
		"Algeria",
		"American Samoa",
		"Andorra",
		"Angola",
		"Anguilla",
		"Antigua and Barbuda",
		"Argentina",
		"Armenia",
		"Aruba",
		"Australia",
		"Austria",
		"Azerbaijan",
		"Bahamas",
		"Bahrain",
		"Bangladesh",
		"Barbados",
		"Belarus",
		"Belgium",
		"Belize",
		"Benin",
		"Bermuda",
		"Bhutan",
		"Bolivia",
		"Bosnia and Herzegovina",
		"Botswana",
		"Brazil",
		"British Virgin Islands",
		"Brunei Darussalam",
		"Bulgaria",
		"Burkina Faso",
		"Burundi",
		"Cambodia",
		"Cameroon",
		"Canada",
		"Cape Verde",
		"Cayman Islands",
		"Central African Republic",
		"Chad",
		"Channel Islands",
		"Chile",
		"China",
		"Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China",
		"Macao Special Administrative Region of China",
		"Colombia",
		"Comoros",
		"Congo",
		"Cook Islands",
		"Costa Rica",
		"Côte d\'Ivoire",
		"Croatia",
		"Cuba",
		"Cyprus",
		"Czech Republic",
		"Democratic People\'s Republic of Korea",
		"Democratic Republic of the Congo",
		"Denmark",
		"Djibouti",
		"Dominica",
		"Dominican Republic",
		"Ecuador",
		"Egypt",
		"El Salvador",
		"Equatorial Guinea",
		"Eritrea",
		"Estonia",
		"Ethiopia",
		"Faeroe Islands",
		"Falkland Islands (Malvinas)",
		"Fiji",
		"Finland",
		"France",
		"French Guiana",
		"French Polynesia",
		"Gabon",
		"Gambia",
		"Georgia",
		"Germany",
		"Ghana",
		"Gibraltar",
		"Greece",
		"Greenland",
		"Grenada",
		"Guadeloupe",
		"Guam",
		"Guatemala",
		"Guernsey",
		"Guinea",
		"Guinea-Bissau",
		"Guyana",
		"Haiti",
		"Holy See",
		"Honduras",
		"Hungary",
		"Iceland",
		"India",
		"Indonesia",
		"Iran (Islamic Republic of)",
		"Iraq",
		"Ireland",
		"Isle of Man",
		"Israel",
		"Italy",
		"Jamaica",
		"Japan",
		"Jersey",
		"Jordan",
		"Kazakhstan",
		"Kenya",
		"Kiribati",
		"Kuwait",
		"Kyrgyzstan",
		"Lao People\'s Democratic Republic",
		"Latvia",
		"Lebanon",
		"Lesotho",
		"Liberia",
		"Libyan Arab Jamahiriya",
		"Liechtenstein",
		"Lithuania",
		"Luxembourg",
		"Madagascar",
		"Malawi",
		"Malaysia",
		"Maldives",
		"Mali",
		"Malta",
		"Marshall Islands",
		"Martinique",
		"Mauritania",
		"Mauritius",
		"Mayotte",
		"Mexico",
		"Micronesia (Federated States of)",
		"Monaco",
		"Mongolia",
		"Montserrat",
		"Morocco",
		"Mozambique",
		"Myanmar",
		"Namibia",
		"Nauru",
		"Nepal",
		"Netherlands",
		"Netherlands Antilles",
		"New Caledonia",
		"New Zealand",
		"Nicaragua",
		"Niger",
		"Nigeria",
		"Niue",
		"Norfolk Island",
		"Northern Mariana Islands",
		"Norway",
		"Occupied Palestinian Territory",
		"Oman",
		"Pakistan",
		"Palau",
		"Panama",
		"Papua New Guinea",
		"Paraguay",
		"Peru",
		"Philippines",
		"Pitcairn",
		"Poland",
		"Portugal",
		"Puerto Rico",
		"Qatar",
		"Republic of Korea",
		"Republic of Moldova",
		"Réunion",
		"Romania",
		"Russian Federation",
		"Rwanda",
		"Saint Helena",
		"Saint Kitts and Nevis",
		"Saint Lucia",
		"Saint Pierre and Miquelon",
		"Saint Vincent and the Grenadines",
		"Samoa",
		"San Marino",
		"Sao Tome and Principe",
		"Saudi Arabia",
		"Senegal",
		"Serbia and Montenegro",
		"Seychelles",
		"Sierra Leone",
		"Singapore",
		"Slovakia",
		"Slovenia",
		"Solomon Islands",
		"Somalia",
		"South Africa",
		"Spain",
		"Sri Lanka",
		"Sudan",
		"Suriname",
		"Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands",
		"Swaziland",
		"Sweden",
		"Switzerland",
		"Syrian Arab Republic",
		"Taiwan",
		"Tajikistan",
		"Thailand",
		"The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia",
		"Timor-Leste",
		"Togo",
		"Tokelau",
		"Tonga",
		"Trinidad and Tobago",
		"Tunisia",
		"Turkey",
		"Turkmenistan",
		"Turks and Caicos Islands",
		"Tuvalu",
		"Uganda",
		"Ukraine",
		"United Arab Emirates",
		"United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland",
		"United Republic of Tanzania",
		"United States of America",
		"United States Virgin Islands",
		"Uruguay",
		"Uzbekistan",
		"Vanuatu",
		"Venezuela",
		"Viet Nam",
		"Wallis and Futuna Islands",
		"Western Sahara",
		"Yemen",
		"Zambia",
		"Zimbabwe"
	);
?>