I want to write an Apex method that takes a country name as input and returns the equivalent two letter country code (ISO A2). Is there a way to write it without explicitly hard coding all countries and code in the method?

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Are you using State and Country Picklists? If so, you can just describe any standard country picklist (e.g. Contact.CountryCode). Otherwise, you can always load the list of countries into a Custom Metadata Type, or using Custom Settings, which allows you to customize the values that are contained in the list.

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