Localization support in Azure Maps

Azure Maps supports various languages and views based on country/region. This article provides the supported languages and views to help guide your Azure Maps implementation.

Azure Maps supported languages

Azure Maps have been localized in a variety of languages across the services. The following table provides the supported language codes for each service. 

ID Name Maps Search Routing Traffic incidents JS map control Time zone
af-ZA Afrikaans
ar-SA Arabic
eu-ES Basque
bg-BG Bulgarian
ca-ES Catalan
zh-HanS Chinese (Simplified) zh-CN
zh-HanT Chinese (Traditional) zh-TW zh-TW zh-TW Zh-TW
hr-HR Croatian
cs-CZ Czech
da-DK Danish
nl-NL Dutch
nl-BE Dutch (belgian)
en-AU English (Australia)
en-NZ English (New Zealand)
en-GB English (Great Britain)
en-US English (USA)
et-EE Estonian
fi-FI Finnish
fr-FR French
fr-CA French (Canadian)
gl-ES Galician
de-DE German
el-GR Greek
he-IL Hebrew
hi-IN Hindi
hu-HU Hungarian
id-ID Indonesian
it-IT Italian
ja-JP Japanese
kk-KZ Kazakh
ko-KR Korean
es-419 Latin American Spanish
lv-LV Latvian
lt-LT Lithuanian
ms-MY Malay (Latin)
nb-NO Norwegian Bokmål
NGT Neutral Ground Truth - Official languages for all regions in local scripts if available
NGT-Latn Neutral Ground Truth - Latin exonyms. Latin script will be used if available
pl-PL Polish
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil)
pt-PT Portuguese (Portugal)
ro-RO Romanian
ru-RU Russian
sr-Cyrl-RS Serbian (Cyrillic) Serbian (Cyrillic) (sr-RS)
sr-Latn-RS Serbian (Latin)
sk-SK Slovakian
sl-SL Slovenian
es-ES Spanish
es-MX Spanish (Mexico)
sv -SE Swedish
th-TH Thai
tr-TR Turkish
uk-UA Ukrainian
vi-VN Vietnamese

Azure Maps supported views


We are releasing Azure Maps in the following countries/regions on August 1, 2019:

  • Argentina
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan

After August 1, 2019, View parameter setting will define the returned map content for the new regions/countries listed above. We encourage you to ensure that you have set up the View parameter as required for the REST APIs and SDKs that your services are using.

Rest APIs:

Ensure that you have set up the View parameter as required. View parameter specifies which set of geopolitically disputed content is returned via Azure Maps services.

Affected Azure Maps REST Services:

  • Get Map Tile
  • Get Map Image
  • Get Search Fuzzy
  • Get Search POI
  • Get Search POI Category
  • Get Search Nearby
  • Get Search Address
  • Get Search Address Structured
  • Get Search Address Reverse
  • Get Search Address Reverse Cross Street
  • Post Search Inside Geometry
  • Post Search Address Batch Preview
  • Post Search Address Reverse Batch Preview
  • Post Search Along Route
  • Post Search Fuzzy Batch Preview


Ensure that you have set up the View parameter as required, and you have the latest version of Web SDK and Android SDK. Affected SDKs:

  • Azure Maps Web SDK
  • Azure Maps Android SDK

Azure Maps View parameter (also referred to as “user region parameter”) is a two letter ISO-3166 Country Code that will show the correct maps for that country/region specifying which set of geopolitically disputed content is returned via Azure Maps services, including borders and labels displayed on the map.

By default View parameter is set to Unified, even if you haven’t defined it in the request. It is your responsibility to determine the location of your users, and then set the View parameter correctly for that location. Alternatively, you have the option to set ‘View=Auto’, which will return the map data based on the IP address of the request. The View parameter in Azure Maps must be used in compliance with applicable laws, including those regarding mapping of the country where maps, images, and other data and third-party content that you are authorized to access via Azure Maps is made available.

The following table provides supported views.

View Description Maps Search JS Map Control
AE United Arab Emirates (Arabic View)
AR Argentina (Argentinian View)
BH Bahrain (Arabic View)
IN India (Indian View)
IQ Iraq (Arabic View)
JO Jordan (Arabic View)
KW Kuwait (Arabic View)
LB Lebanon (Arabic View)
MA Morocco (Moroccan View)
OM Oman (Arabic View)
PK Pakistan (Pakistani View)
PS Palestinian Authority (Arabic View)
QA Qatar (Arabic View)
SA Saudi Arabia (Arabic View)
SY Syria (Arabic View)
YE Yemen (Arabic View)
Auto Return the map data based on the IP address of the request.
Unified Unified View (Others)