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Set language and region

The website can be viewed with your preferred language and region. Language determines the user interface as well as the way time, date, and numerical values appear. Region sets the featured maps on the home page, content in the gallery, and the default extent of new maps in Map Viewer.


The website supports the following languages: Arabic, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong), Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Help can be viewed in the following languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

You can set the language in your browser or through your user profile. Most browsers have a language setting; check your browser's Help for the specific steps. The user profile setting takes priority over the browser setting.

Number and date format

If the language in your profile is set to English or Spanish, you can change the way numbers and dates are displayed in ArcGIS Online. For example, if the language is set to English, you can choose to display dates and numbers using the formats defined in the Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR) for Australia, Great Britain, Canada, or the United States. Some restrictions apply.

  1. Verify that you are signed in to the website.
  2. At the top of the site, click your name and click the My Profile link.

    Your profile page appears.

  3. Click Edit my profile.
  4. Choose your language preference from the Language options.
  5. If you chose English or Spanish for the Language setting, choose a locale from the Number and date format drop-down menu.

    Numbers and dates are displayed in ArcGIS Online using the CLDR formats defined for the locale you chose. Some restrictions apply.

  6. Click Save.


Featured maps on the home page, content in the gallery, and the default extent of new maps in Map Viewer can be set for a specific region.

The following regions are available: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Vietnam, and World.

Some of the website headings and item details may appear in the language associated with the region. For example, if you set your region to France, the gallery headings and map descriptions appear in French. Some of the basemap labels may be localized as well.

If you access the site anonymously or if you have not set a region for your public account, ArcGIS Online automatically uses the region for the country from which you are accessing the website. For example, if you access the ArcGIS Online website from the United States, your region is automatically set to United States. If a region is not available for that country, ArcGIS Online uses the World region.

Users with a public account can override these defaults by choosing a region. Users with an organizational account cannot choose a region; administrators set it at the organizational level.

If you have a public account, follow the steps below to set your preferred region.

  1. Verify that you are signed in to the website with a public account.
  2. At the top of the site, click your name and click the My Profile link.

    Your profile page appears.

  3. Click the Edit my profile button.
  4. Choose a region from the Region list.
  5. Click the Save button.

Language and region for your organization

If you are a member of an organization, your administrator may have set the language or set the region for the site. If your browser uses a different language, you will see that language. You can also change the language you see by updating your profile. You cannot change the region.

Considerations for number and date format

Keep the following in mind when setting the number and date format:

  • Currently, you can only set the number and date format when English or Spanish is selected as the language. Additional locales will be supported in a future release.
  • The Number and date format setting is not reflected in the date values displayed in attribute tables, map labels, or animation time slices, or when viewing pop-ups. However, you can create a simple Arcade attribute expression using the Text() function to change the format of dates in pop-ups.