I am new to this Magento community and stuck at a very basic thing. I am getting the region(state) name from a customer address with this code

$billingAddress = Mage::getModel('customer/address')->load($billingAddressId);
$RegionName = $billingAddress->getRegion();

Now some regions are being returned in locale language. One example is - Oberösterreich. I want this to be translated in default en_GB language.

I was facing a similar issue with country name as well, though figured out a solution for that as -

$locale = new Zend_Locale('en_GB');
$countries = $locale->getTranslationList('Territory', $locale->getLanguage(), 2);
$countryName = $countries[$billingAddress->getCountryId()];

This was converting the returned name from Deutschland to Germany

I am seeking the same solution for the region name as well. Any help would be appreciated.

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    There is no translated names of regions in Magento. Did You check this magento.stackexchange.com/questions/158250/…
    – BartZalas
    May 24, 2019 at 9:15
  • @BartZalas I've checked by getting region name after changing the site's default language to English. The region Oberösterreich came with the same name again. I think there is no other translation exist for this name and its a static string there. Am I right?
    – Anant
    May 29, 2019 at 10:23
  • They are but they located in database. The fastest way is to change manually in database. Also read comment from my link
    – BartZalas
    May 29, 2019 at 16:37

1 Answer 1


For getting the region in your locale you just need to add it to directory_country_region_name table and based on the stores locale it will be fetched correctly. So, if you have a region like below:


1001, IN, DE, Delhi

then the directory_country_region_name table data will look like below for en_US locale:


'en_US','1001','New Delhi'

How to get the localized region id based on the current region:

$billingAddress = Mage::getModel('customer/address')->load($billingAddressId);
$regionId = $billingAddress->getRegionId();

$regionModel = Mage::getModel('directory/region')->load($regionId);
$regionName = $regionModel->getName();

Based on the current store locate it will fetch the data from table directory_country_region_name If not found in the table directory_country_region_name then default will be loaded.

  • I am unable to get your answer. Do you mean I need to convert and save all regions name on my own in a table? As I have $billingAddressId, can you share some code snippet that I need to follow to get region name in my desired language.
    – Anant
    May 29, 2019 at 10:21
  • @Anant, Let me edit my answer to address your query
    – Arif Ahmad
    May 30, 2019 at 5:58
  • The code you've provided is still returning the region in the same locale and not in the converted locale :(
    – Anant
    Jun 19, 2019 at 14:50

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