Region (home) location – change in Windows 10

The region (home) location in Windows is used by various Windows services and third party apps to provide you country-specific information. For example, a news app can show you local news, and a weather app can utilize location information to provide you the actual weather forecast.

If you change your location, for example, you move to or visit some other country, you might need to re-configure your home location. Here is how it can be done.

Option 1. Use Control Panel to change the region option in Windows 10

  1. Press the Win+R keys on your keyboard and type "control" without quotes into the Run dialog. The Control Panel will appear on the screen:region-locationcontrol-panel-windows-10
  2. Click the icon Clock, Language, and Region.
  3. Click the icon Region.control-panel-windows-10-region-icon
  4. In the Region window, open the Location tab. Under "Home location" you can set a new region to be used in Windows 10.region-change-in-windows-10

Option 2. Use Settings to change the region option in Windows 10

  1. Press Win+I on your to open Settings.windows-10-settings
  2. Go to the page Time & language
  3. There, select Region & language.windows-10-region-option
  4. On the right, use the option Country or region to change the region option in Windows 10.windows-10-change-region-option

Option 3. Use a Registry tweak to change Region and home location in Windows 10

  1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run.
  2. Type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor app.run-regedit
  3. Go to the following key path:
     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International\Geo

    registry-key-path-region-location

  4. In the right, double click the Nation string parameter to change its value as shown below:registry-key-path-region-location-edit
  5. Enter the new geographical location ID  using the appropraite number from the provided table below for the desired country and region:
Geographical location identifierLocation
2Antigua and Barbuda
3Afghanistan
4Algeria
5Azerbaijan
6Albania
7Armenia
8Andorra
9Angola
10American Samoa
11Argentina
12Australia
14Austria
17Bahrain
18Barbados
19Botswana
20Bermuda
21Belgium
22Bahamas, The
23Bangladesh
24Belize
25Bosnia and Herzegovina
26Bolivia
27Myanmar
28Benin
29Belarus
30Solomon Islands
32Brazil
34Bhutan
35Bulgaria
37Brunei
38Burundi
39Canada
40Cambodia
41Chad
42Sri Lanka
43Congo
44Congo (DRC)
45China
46Chile
49Cameroon
50Comoros
51Colombia
54Costa Rica
55Central African Republic
56Cuba
57Cabo Verde
59Cyprus
61Denmark
62Djibouti
63Dominica
65Dominican Republic
66Ecuador
67Egypt
68Ireland
69Equatorial Guinea
70Estonia
71Eritrea
72El Salvador
73Ethiopia
75Czech Republic
77Finland
78Fiji Islands
80Micronesia
81Faroe Islands
84France
86Gambia, The
87Gabon
88Georgia
89Ghana
90Gibraltar
91Grenada
93Greenland
94Germany
98Greece
99Guatemala
100Guinea
101Guyana
103Haiti
104Hong Kong S.A.R.
106Honduras
108Croatia
109Hungary
110Iceland
111Indonesia
113India
114British Indian Ocean Territory
116Iran
117Israel
118Italy
119Côte d'Ivoire
121Iraq
122Japan
124Jamaica
125Jan Mayen
126Jordan
127Johnston Atoll
129Kenya
130Kyrgyzstan
131North Korea
133Kiribati
134Korea
136Kuwait
137Kazakhstan
138Laos
139Lebanon
140Latvia
141Lithuania
142Liberia
143Slovakia
145Liechtenstein
146Lesotho
147Luxembourg
148Libya
149Madagascar
151Macao S.A.R.
152Moldova
154Mongolia
156Malawi
157Mali
158Monaco
159Morocco
160Mauritius
162Mauritania
163Malta
164Oman
165Maldives
166Mexico
167Malaysia
168Mozambique
173Niger
174Vanuatu
175Nigeria
176Netherlands
177Norway
178Nepal
180Nauru
181Suriname
182Nicaragua
183New Zealand
184Palestinian Authority
185Paraguay
187Peru
190Pakistan
191Poland
192Panama
193Portugal
194Papua New Guinea
195Palau
196Guinea-Bissau
197Qatar
198Reunion
199Marshall Islands
200Romania
201Philippines
202Puerto Rico
203Russia
204Rwanda
205Saudi Arabia
206St. Pierre and Miquelon
207St. Kitts and Nevis
208Seychelles
209South Africa
210Senegal
212Slovenia
213Sierra Leone
214San Marino
215Singapore
216Somalia
217Spain
218St. Lucia
219Sudan
220Svalbard
221Sweden
222Syria
223Switzerland
224United Arab Emirates
225Trinidad and Tobago
227Thailand
228Tajikistan
231Tonga
232Togo
233São Tomé and Príncipe
234Tunisia
235Turkey
236Tuvalu
237Taiwan
238Turkmenistan
239Tanzania
240Uganda
241Ukraine
242United Kingdom
244United States
245Burkina Faso
246Uruguay
247Uzbekistan
248St. Vincent and the Grenadines
249Venezuela
251Vietnam
252Virgin Islands
253Vatican City
254Namibia
258Wake Island
259Samoa
260Swaziland
261Yemen
263Zambia
264Zimbabwe
269Serbia and Montenegro (Former)
270Montenegro
271Serbia
273Curaçao
276South Sudan
300Anguilla
301Antarctica
302Aruba
303Ascension Island
304Ashmore and Cartier Islands
305Baker Island
306Bouvet Island
307Cayman Islands
309Christmas Island
310Clipperton Island
311Cocos (Keeling) Islands
312Cook Islands
313Coral Sea Islands
314Diego Garcia
315Falkland Islands
317French Guiana
318French Polynesia
319French Southern and Antarctic Lands
321Guadeloupe
322Guam
323Guantanamo Bay
324Guernsey
325Heard Island and McDonald Islands
326Howland Island
327Jarvis Island
328Jersey
329Kingman Reef
330Martinique
331Mayotte
332Montserrat
334New Caledonia
335Niue
336Norfolk Island
337Northern Mariana Islands
338Palmyra Atoll
339Pitcairn Islands
340Rota Island
341Saipan
342South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
343Saint Helena Island
346Tinian Island
347Tokelau
348Tristan da Cunha Island
349Turks and Caicos Islands
351Virgin Islands, British
352Wallis and Futuna
15126Man, Isle of
19618Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of
21242Midway Islands
30967Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
31706Saint Martin (French part)
7299303Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
10028789Åland Islands
161832015Saint Barthélemy
161832256U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
161832258Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba

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Author: Barbara Gomez

Barbara loves to engage with the latest technology and gadgets. Being a passionate Windows blogger, Barbrara is happy to help others fix their system issues.

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