ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 - Current Codes - Officially Assigned Code Elements

Officially Assigned Code Elements

The following is a complete list of the current officially assigned ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes, with the following columns:

  • Code — ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code
  • Country name — English short country name officially used by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA)
  • Year — Year when alpha-2 code was first officially assigned (1974, first edition of ISO 3166)
  • ccTLD — Corresponding country code top-level domain (note that some are inactive); exceptions where another ccTLD is assigned for the country are shown in parentheses
  • ISO 3166-2 — Corresponding ISO 3166-2 codes
  • Notes — Any unofficial notes
Code Country name Year ccTLD ISO 3166-2 Notes
Andorra 1974 .ad ISO 3166-2:AD
AE United Arab Emirates 1974 .ae ISO 3166-2:AE
AF Afghanistan 1974 .af ISO 3166-2:AF
AG Antigua and Barbuda 1974 .ag ISO 3166-2:AG
AI Anguilla 1983 .ai ISO 3166-2:AI AI previously represented French Afar and Issas
AL Albania 1974 .al ISO 3166-2:AL
AM Armenia 1992 .am ISO 3166-2:AM
AO Angola 1974 .ao ISO 3166-2:AO
AQ Antarctica 1974 .aq ISO 3166-2:AQ Covers the territories south of 60° south latitude
Code taken from name in French: Antarctique
AR Argentina 1974 .ar ISO 3166-2:AR
AS American Samoa 1974 .as ISO 3166-2:AS
AT Austria 1974 .at ISO 3166-2:AT
AU Australia 1974 .au ISO 3166-2:AU Includes the Ashmore and Cartier Islands and the Coral Sea Islands
AW Aruba 1986 .aw ISO 3166-2:AW
AX Aland Islands !Åland Islands 2004 .ax ISO 3166-2:AX
AZ Azerbaijan 1992 .az ISO 3166-2:AZ
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 .ba ISO 3166-2:BA
BB Barbados 1974 .bb ISO 3166-2:BB
BD Bangladesh 1974 .bd ISO 3166-2:BD
BE Belgium 1974 .be ISO 3166-2:BE
BF Burkina Faso 1984 .bf ISO 3166-2:BF Name changed from Upper Volta (HV)
BG Bulgaria 1974 .bg ISO 3166-2:BG
BH Bahrain 1974 .bh ISO 3166-2:BH
BI Burundi 1974 .bi ISO 3166-2:BI
BJ Benin 1977 .bj ISO 3166-2:BJ Name changed from Dahomey (DY)
BL Saint Barthélemy 2007 .bl ISO 3166-2:BL
BM Bermuda 1974 .bm ISO 3166-2:BM
BN Brunei Darussalam 1974 .bn ISO 3166-2:BN ISO country name follows UN designation (common name: Brunei)
BO Bolivia, Plurinational State of 1974 .bo ISO 3166-2:BO ISO country name follows UN designation (common name and previous ISO country name: Bolivia)
BQ Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 2010 .bq ISO 3166-2:BQ Consists of three Caribbean "special municipalities", which are part of the Netherlands proper: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba (the BES Islands)
Previous ISO country name: Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
BQ previously represented British Antarctic Territory
BR Brazil 1974 .br ISO 3166-2:BR
BS Bahamas 1974 .bs ISO 3166-2:BS
BT Bhutan 1974 .bt ISO 3166-2:BT
BV Bouvet Island 1974 .bv ISO 3166-2:BV Belongs to Norway
BW Botswana 1974 .bw ISO 3166-2:BW
BY Belarus 1974 .by ISO 3166-2:BY Code taken from previous ISO country name: Byelorussian SSR (now assigned ISO 3166-3 code BYAA)
Code assigned as the country was already a UN member since 1945
BZ Belize 1974 .bz ISO 3166-2:BZ
CA Canada 1974 .ca ISO 3166-2:CA
CC Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1974 .cc ISO 3166-2:CC
CD Congo, the Democratic Republic of the 1997 .cd ISO 3166-2:CD Name changed from Zaire (ZR)
CF Central African Republic 1974 .cf ISO 3166-2:CF
CG Congo 1974 .cg ISO 3166-2:CG
CH Switzerland 1974 .ch ISO 3166-2:CH Code taken from name in Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica
CI Cote d'Ivoire !Côte d'Ivoire 1974 .ci ISO 3166-2:CI
CK Cook Islands 1974 .ck ISO 3166-2:CK
CL Chile 1974 .cl ISO 3166-2:CL
CM Cameroon 1974 .cm ISO 3166-2:CM
CN China 1974 .cn ISO 3166-2:CN
CO Colombia 1974 .co ISO 3166-2:CO
CR Costa Rica 1974 .cr ISO 3166-2:CR
CU Cuba 1974 .cu ISO 3166-2:CU
CV Cape Verde 1974 .cv ISO 3166-2:CV
CW Curaçao 2010 .cw ISO 3166-2:CW
CX Christmas Island 1974 .cx ISO 3166-2:CX
CY Cyprus 1974 .cy ISO 3166-2:CY
CZ Czech Republic 1993 .cz ISO 3166-2:CZ
DE Germany 1974 .de ISO 3166-2:DE Code taken from name in German: Deutschland
Code used for West Germany before 1990 (previous ISO country name: Germany, Federal Republic of)
DJ Djibouti 1977 .dj ISO 3166-2:DJ Name changed from French Afar and Issas (AI)
DK Denmark 1974 .dk ISO 3166-2:DK
DM Dominica 1974 .dm ISO 3166-2:DM
DO Dominican Republic 1974 .do ISO 3166-2:DO
DZ Algeria 1974 .dz ISO 3166-2:DZ Code taken from name in Kabyle: Dzayer
EC Ecuador 1974 .ec ISO 3166-2:EC
EE Estonia 1992 .ee ISO 3166-2:EE Code taken from name in Estonian: Eesti
EG Egypt 1974 .eg ISO 3166-2:EG
EH Western Sahara 1974 .eh ISO 3166-2:EH Previous ISO country name: Spanish Sahara (code taken from name in Spanish: Sahara español)
ER Eritrea 1993 .er ISO 3166-2:ER
ES Spain 1974 .es ISO 3166-2:ES Code taken from name in Spanish: España
ET Ethiopia 1974 .et ISO 3166-2:ET
FI Finland 1974 .fi ISO 3166-2:FI
FJ Fiji 1974 .fj ISO 3166-2:FJ
FK Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 1974 .fk ISO 3166-2:FK
FM Micronesia, Federated States of 1986 .fm ISO 3166-2:FM Previous ISO country name: Micronesia
FO Faroe Islands 1974 .fo ISO 3166-2:FO
FR France 1974 .fr ISO 3166-2:FR Includes Clipperton Island
GA Gabon 1974 .ga ISO 3166-2:GA
GB United Kingdom 1974 .gb
ISO 3166-2:GB Code taken from Great Britain (from official name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
.uk is the primary ccTLD of the United Kingdom instead of .gb (see code UK, which is exceptionally reserved)
GD Grenada 1974 .gd ISO 3166-2:GD
GE Georgia 1992 .ge ISO 3166-2:GE GE previously represented Gilbert and Ellice Islands
GF French Guiana 1974 .gf ISO 3166-2:GF Code taken from name in French: Guyane française
GG Guernsey 2006 .gg ISO 3166-2:GG
GH Ghana 1974 .gh ISO 3166-2:GH
GI Gibraltar 1974 .gi ISO 3166-2:GI
GL Greenland 1974 .gl ISO 3166-2:GL
GM Gambia 1974 .gm ISO 3166-2:GM
GN Guinea 1974 .gn ISO 3166-2:GN
GP Guadeloupe 1974 .gp ISO 3166-2:GP
GQ Equatorial Guinea 1974 .gq ISO 3166-2:GQ Code taken from name in French: Guinée équatoriale
GR Greece 1974 .gr ISO 3166-2:GR
GS South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 1993 .gs ISO 3166-2:GS
GT Guatemala 1974 .gt ISO 3166-2:GT
GU Guam 1974 .gu ISO 3166-2:GU
GW Guinea-Bissau 1974 .gw ISO 3166-2:GW
GY Guyana 1974 .gy ISO 3166-2:GY
HK Hong Kong 1974 .hk ISO 3166-2:HK
HM Heard Island and McDonald Islands 1974 .hm ISO 3166-2:HM
HN Honduras 1974 .hn ISO 3166-2:HN
HR Croatia 1992 .hr ISO 3166-2:HR Code taken from name in Croatian: Hrvatska
HT Haiti 1974 .ht ISO 3166-2:HT
HU Hungary 1974 .hu ISO 3166-2:HU
ID Indonesia 1974 .id ISO 3166-2:ID
IE Ireland 1974 .ie ISO 3166-2:IE
IL Israel 1974 .il ISO 3166-2:IL
IM Isle of Man 2006 .im ISO 3166-2:IM
IN India 1974 .in ISO 3166-2:IN
IO British Indian Ocean Territory 1974 .io ISO 3166-2:IO
IQ Iraq 1974 .iq ISO 3166-2:IQ
IR Iran, Islamic Republic of 1974 .ir ISO 3166-2:IR ISO country name follows UN designation (common name: Iran)
IS Iceland 1974 .is ISO 3166-2:IS Code taken from name in Icelandic: Ísland
IT Italy 1974 .it ISO 3166-2:IT
JE Jersey 2006 .je ISO 3166-2:JE
JM Jamaica 1974 .jm ISO 3166-2:JM
JO Jordan 1974 .jo ISO 3166-2:JO
JP Japan 1974 .jp ISO 3166-2:JP
KE Kenya 1974 .ke ISO 3166-2:KE
KG Kyrgyzstan 1992 .kg ISO 3166-2:KG
KH Cambodia 1974 .kh ISO 3166-2:KH Code taken from former name: Khmer Republic
Previous ISO country name: Kampuchea
KI Kiribati 1979 .ki ISO 3166-2:KI
KM Comoros 1974 .km ISO 3166-2:KM Code taken from name in Comorian: Komori
KN Saint Kitts and Nevis 1974 .kn ISO 3166-2:KN Previous ISO country name: Saint Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla
KP Korea, Democratic People's Republic of 1974 .kp ISO 3166-2:KP ISO country name follows UN designation (common name: North Korea)
KR Korea, Republic of 1974 .kr ISO 3166-2:KR ISO country name follows UN designation (common name: South Korea)
KW Kuwait 1974 .kw ISO 3166-2:KW
KY Cayman Islands 1974 .ky ISO 3166-2:KY
KZ Kazakhstan 1992 .kz ISO 3166-2:KZ Previous ISO country name: Kazakstan
LA Lao People's Democratic Republic 1974 .la ISO 3166-2:LA ISO country name follows UN designation (common name: Laos)
LB Lebanon 1974 .lb ISO 3166-2:LB
LC Saint Lucia 1974 .lc ISO 3166-2:LC
LI Liechtenstein 1974 .li ISO 3166-2:LI
LK Sri Lanka 1974 .lk ISO 3166-2:LK
LR Liberia 1974 .lr ISO 3166-2:LR
LS Lesotho 1974 .ls ISO 3166-2:LS
LT Lithuania 1992 .lt ISO 3166-2:LT
LU Luxembourg 1974 .lu ISO 3166-2:LU
LV Latvia 1992 .lv ISO 3166-2:LV
LY Libya 1974 .ly ISO 3166-2:LY Previous ISO country name: Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
MA Morocco 1974 .ma ISO 3166-2:MA Code taken from name in French: Maroc
MC Monaco 1974 .mc ISO 3166-2:MC
MD Moldova, Republic of 1992 .md ISO 3166-2:MD ISO country name follows UN designation (common name and previous ISO country name: Moldova)
ME Montenegro 2006 .me ISO 3166-2:ME
MF Saint Martin (French part) 2007 .mf ISO 3166-2:MF The Dutch part of Saint Martin island is assigned code SX
MG Madagascar 1974 .mg ISO 3166-2:MG
MH Marshall Islands 1986 .mh ISO 3166-2:MH
MK Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of 1993 .mk ISO 3166-2:MK ISO country name follows UN designation (due to Macedonia naming dispute; official name used by country itself: Republic of Macedonia)
Code taken from name in Macedonian: Makedonija
ML Mali 1974 .ml ISO 3166-2:ML
MM Myanmar 1989 .mm ISO 3166-2:MM Name changed from Burma (BU)
MN Mongolia 1974 .mn ISO 3166-2:MN
MO Macao 1974 .mo ISO 3166-2:MO Previous ISO country name: Macau
MP Northern Mariana Islands 1986 .mp ISO 3166-2:MP
MQ Martinique 1974 .mq ISO 3166-2:MQ
MR Mauritania 1974 .mr ISO 3166-2:MR
MS Montserrat 1974 .ms ISO 3166-2:MS
MT Malta 1974 .mt ISO 3166-2:MT
MU Mauritius 1974 .mu ISO 3166-2:MU
MV Maldives 1974 .mv ISO 3166-2:MV
MW Malawi 1974 .mw ISO 3166-2:MW
MX Mexico 1974 .mx ISO 3166-2:MX
MY Malaysia 1974 .my ISO 3166-2:MY
MZ Mozambique 1974 .mz ISO 3166-2:MZ
NA Namibia 1974 .na ISO 3166-2:NA
NC New Caledonia 1974 .nc ISO 3166-2:NC
NE Niger 1974 .ne ISO 3166-2:NE
NF Norfolk Island 1974 .nf ISO 3166-2:NF
NG Nigeria 1974 .ng ISO 3166-2:NG
NI Nicaragua 1974 .ni ISO 3166-2:NI
NL Netherlands 1974 .nl ISO 3166-2:NL
NO Norway 1974 .no ISO 3166-2:NO
NP Nepal 1974 .np ISO 3166-2:NP
NR Nauru 1974 .nr ISO 3166-2:NR
NU Niue 1974 .nu ISO 3166-2:NU
NZ New Zealand 1974 .nz ISO 3166-2:NZ
OM Oman 1974 .om ISO 3166-2:OM
PA Panama 1974 .pa ISO 3166-2:PA
PE Peru 1974 .pe ISO 3166-2:PE
PF French Polynesia 1974 .pf ISO 3166-2:PF Code taken from name in French: Polynésie française
PG Papua New Guinea 1974 .pg ISO 3166-2:PG
PH Philippines 1974 .ph ISO 3166-2:PH
PK Pakistan 1974 .pk ISO 3166-2:PK
PL Poland 1974 .pl ISO 3166-2:PL
PM Saint Pierre and Miquelon 1974 .pm ISO 3166-2:PM
PN Pitcairn 1974 .pn ISO 3166-2:PN
PR Puerto Rico 1974 .pr ISO 3166-2:PR
PS Palestinian Territory, Occupied 1999 .ps ISO 3166-2:PS Consists of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
PT Portugal 1974 .pt ISO 3166-2:PT
PW Palau 1986 .pw ISO 3166-2:PW
PY Paraguay 1974 .py ISO 3166-2:PY
QA Qatar 1974 .qa ISO 3166-2:QA
RE Reunion !Réunion 1974 .re ISO 3166-2:RE
RO Romania 1974 .ro ISO 3166-2:RO
RS Serbia 2006 .rs ISO 3166-2:RS Code taken from official name: Republic of Serbia (see Serbian country codes)
RU Russian Federation 1992 .ru ISO 3166-2:RU ISO country name follows UN designation (common name: Russia)
RW Rwanda 1974 .rw ISO 3166-2:RW
SA Saudi Arabia 1974 .sa ISO 3166-2:SA
SB Solomon Islands 1974 .sb ISO 3166-2:SB Code taken from former name: British Solomon Islands
SC Seychelles 1974 .sc ISO 3166-2:SC
SD Sudan 1974 .sd ISO 3166-2:SD
SE Sweden 1974 .se ISO 3166-2:SE
SG Singapore 1974 .sg ISO 3166-2:SG
SH Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 1974 .sh ISO 3166-2:SH Previous ISO country name: Saint Helena
SI Slovenia 1992 .si ISO 3166-2:SI
SJ Svalbard and Jan Mayen 1974 .sj ISO 3166-2:SJ Consists of two arctic territories of Norway: Svalbard and Jan Mayen
SK Slovakia 1993 .sk ISO 3166-2:SK SK previously represented Sikkim
SL Sierra Leone 1974 .sl ISO 3166-2:SL
SM San Marino 1974 .sm ISO 3166-2:SM
SN Senegal 1974 .sn ISO 3166-2:SN
SO Somalia 1974 .so ISO 3166-2:SO
SR Suriname 1974 .sr ISO 3166-2:SR
SS South Sudan 2011 .ss ISO 3166-2:SS
ST Sao Tome and Principe 1974 .st ISO 3166-2:ST
SV El Salvador 1974 .sv ISO 3166-2:SV
SX Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 2010 .sx ISO 3166-2:SX The French part of Saint Martin island is assigned code MF
SY Syrian Arab Republic 1974 .sy ISO 3166-2:SY ISO country name follows UN designation (common name: Syria)
SZ Swaziland 1974 .sz ISO 3166-2:SZ
TC Turks and Caicos Islands 1974 .tc ISO 3166-2:TC
TD Chad 1974 .td ISO 3166-2:TD Code taken from name in French: Tchad
TF French Southern Territories 1979 .tf ISO 3166-2:TF Covers the French Southern and Antarctic Lands except Adélie Land
Code taken from name in French: Terres australes françaises
TG Togo 1974 .tg ISO 3166-2:TG
TH Thailand 1974 .th ISO 3166-2:TH
TJ Tajikistan 1992 .tj ISO 3166-2:TJ
TK Tokelau 1974 .tk ISO 3166-2:TK
TL Timor-Leste 2002 .tl ISO 3166-2:TL Name changed from East Timor (TP)
TM Turkmenistan 1992 .tm ISO 3166-2:TM
TN Tunisia 1974 .tn ISO 3166-2:TN
TO Tonga 1974 .to ISO 3166-2:TO
TR Turkey 1974 .tr ISO 3166-2:TR
TT Trinidad and Tobago 1974 .tt ISO 3166-2:TT
TV Tuvalu 1979 .tv ISO 3166-2:TV
TW Taiwan, Province of China 1974 .tw ISO 3166-2:TW Covers the current jurisdiction of the Republic of China except Kinmen and Lienchiang
ISO country name follows UN designation (due to political status of Taiwan within the UN)
TZ Tanzania, United Republic of 1974 .tz ISO 3166-2:TZ ISO country name follows UN designation (common name: Tanzania)
UA Ukraine 1974 .ua ISO 3166-2:UA Previous ISO country name: Ukrainian SSR
Code assigned as the country was already a UN member since 1945
UG Uganda 1974 .ug ISO 3166-2:UG
UM United States Minor Outlying Islands 1986 .um ISO 3166-2:UM Consists of nine minor insular areas of the United States: Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Island
US United States 1974 .us ISO 3166-2:US
UY Uruguay 1974 .uy ISO 3166-2:UY
UZ Uzbekistan 1992 .uz ISO 3166-2:UZ
VA Holy See (Vatican City State) 1974 .va ISO 3166-2:VA Covers Vatican City, territory of the Holy See
Previous ISO country name: Vatican City State (Holy See)
VC Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1974 .vc ISO 3166-2:VC
VE Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 1974 .ve ISO 3166-2:VE ISO country name follows UN designation (common name and previous ISO country name: Venezuela)
VG Virgin Islands, British 1974 .vg ISO 3166-2:VG
VI Virgin Islands, U.S. 1974 .vi ISO 3166-2:VI
VN Viet Nam 1974 .vn ISO 3166-2:VN ISO country name follows UN spelling (common spelling: Vietnam)
VU Vanuatu 1980 .vu ISO 3166-2:VU Name changed from New Hebrides (NH)
WF Wallis and Futuna 1974 .wf ISO 3166-2:WF
WS Samoa 1974 .ws ISO 3166-2:WS Code taken from former name: Western Samoa
YE Yemen 1974 .ye ISO 3166-2:YE Previous ISO country name: Yemen, Republic of
Code used for North Yemen before 1990
YT Mayotte 1993 .yt ISO 3166-2:YT
ZA South Africa 1974 .za ISO 3166-2:ZA Code taken from name in Dutch: Zuid-Afrika
ZM Zambia 1974 .zm ISO 3166-2:ZM
ZW Zimbabwe 1980 .zw ISO 3166-2:ZW Name changed from Southern Rhodesia (RH)

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