Language and region support for the Bing News Search API

The Bing News Search API supports numerous countries/regions, many with more than one language. Specifying a country/region with a query serves primarily to refine search results based on interests in that country/region. Additionally, the results may contain links to Bing, and these links may localize the Bing user experience according to the specified country/region or language.

You can specify a country/region using the cc query parameter. If you specify a country/region, you must also specify one or more language codes using the Accept-Language HTTP header. The supported languages vary by countr/region; they are given for each country/region in the Markets table.

Alternatively, you may specify the market using the mkt query parameter and a code from the Markets table. Specifying a market simultaneously specifies a country/region and a preferred language. The setLang query parameter may be set to a language code in this case; usually this is the same language specified by mkt unless the user prefers to see Bing in another language.

Supported markets for news search endpoint

For the /news/search endpoint, the following table lists the market code values that you may use to specify the mkt query parameter. Bing returns content for only these markets. The list is subject to change.

For a list of country/region codes that you may specify in the cc query parameter, see Country Codes.

Country/region Language Market code
Denmark Danish da-DK
Austria German de-AT
Switzerland German de-CH
Germany German de-DE
Australia English en-AU
Canada English en-CA
United Kingdom English en-GB
Indonesia English en-ID
Ireland English en-IE
India English en-IN
Malaysia English en-MY
New Zealand English en-NZ
Republic of the Philippines English en-PH
Singapore English en-SG
United States English en-US
English general en-WW
English general en-XA
South Africa English en-ZA
Argentina Spanish es-AR
Chile Spanish es-CL
Spain Spanish es-ES
Mexico Spanish es-MX
United States Spanish es-US
Spanish general es-XL
Finland Finnish fi-FI
France French fr-BE
Canada French fr-CA
Belgium Dutch nl-BE
Switzerland French fr-CH
France French fr-FR
Italy Italian it-IT
Hong Kong SAR Traditional Chinese zh-HK
Taiwan Traditional Chinese zh-TW
Japan Japanese ja-JP
Korea Korean ko-KR
Netherlands Dutch nl-NL
People's republic of China Chinese zh-CN
Brazil Portuguese pt-BR
Russia Russian ru-RU
Sweden Swedish sv-SE
Turkey Turkish tr-TR

Supported markets for news endpoint

For the /news endpoint, the following table lists the market code values that you may use to specify the mkt query parameter. Bing returns content for only these markets. The list is subject to change.

For a list of country/region codes that you may specify in the cc query parameter, see Country Codes.

Country/region Language Market code
Denmark Danish da-DK
Germany German de-DE
Australia English en-AU
United Kingdom English en-GB
United States English en-US
English general en-WW
Chile Spanish es-CL
Mexico Spanish es-MX
United States Spanish es-US
Finland Finnish fi-FI
Canada French fr-CA
France French fr-FR
Italy Italian it-IT
Brazil Portuguese pt-BR
People's republic of China Chinese zh-CN

For the /news/trendingtopics endpoint, the following table lists the market code values that you may use to specify the mkt query parameter. Bing returns content for only these markets. The list is subject to change.

For a list of country/region codes that you may specify in the cc query parameter, see Country Codes.

Country/region Language Market code
Germany German de-DE
Australia English en-AU
United Kingdom English en-GB
United States English en-US
Canada English en-CA
India English en-IN
France French fr-FR
Canada French fr-CA
Brazil Portuguese pt-BR
People's republic of China Chinese zh-CN

Country codes

The following are the country/region codes that you may specify in the cc query parameter. The list is subject to change.

Country/region Country code
Argentina AR
Australia AU
Austria AT
Belgium BE
Brazil BR
Canada CA
Chile CL
Denmark DK
Finland FI
France FR
Germany DE
Hong Kong SAR HK
India IN
Indonesia ID
Italy IT
Japan JP
Korea KR
Malaysia MY
Mexico MX
Netherlands NL
New Zealand NZ
Norway NO
People's Republic of China CN
Poland PL
Portugal PT
Republic of the Philippines PH
Russia RU
Saudi Arabia SA
South Africa ZA
Spain ES
Sweden SE
Switzerland CH
Taiwan TW
Turkey TR
United Kingdom GB
United States US

Next steps

For more information about the Bing News Search endpoints, see News Search API v7 reference.