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Returns the detailed City information found in the GeoIP Database (PECL geoip:0.2.0-1.0.1)
array geoip_record_by_name ( string hostname )

The geoip_record_by_name() function will return the record information corresponding to a hostname or an IP address.

This function is available for both GeoLite City Edition and commercial GeoIP City Edition. A warning will be issued if the proper database cannot be located.

The names of the different keys of the returning associative array are as follows:

  • "country_code" -- Two letter country code (see geoip_country_code_by_name())
  • "region" -- The region code (ex: CA for California)
  • "city" -- The city.
  • "postal_code" -- The Postal Code, FSA or Zip Code.
  • "latitude" -- The Latitude as signed double.
  • "longitude" -- The Longitude as signed double.
  • "dma_code"
  • "area_code" -- The PSTN area code (ex: 212)



The hostname or IP address whose record is to be looked-up.

Return Values

Returns the associative array on success, or FALSE if the address cannot be found in the database.


Example 774. A geoip_record_by_name() example

This will print the array containing the record of host

= geoip_record_by_name('');
if (
$record) {

The above example will output:

   [country_code] => US
   [region] => CA
   [city] => Marina Del Rey
   [postal_code] =>
   [latitude] => 33.9776992798
   [longitude] => -118.435096741
   [dma_code] => 803
   [area_code] => 310