Community Identification Number

The Official Municipality Key, formerly also known as the Official Municipality Characteristic Number or Municipality Code Number, is a number sequence for the identification of politically independent municipalities or unincorporated areas. Other classifications for the identification of areas include postal codes, NUTS codes or FIPS codes.

Germany edit

Map of Germany with its countries (numbers by the Community Identification Number of Germany)

In Germany the Official Municipality Key serves statistical purposes and is issued by the statistics offices of individual German states. The municipality key is to be indicated in instances such as changing residence on the notice of departure or registration documents. This is done at the registration office in every town's city hall.

Structure edit

The municipality key consists of eight digits, which are generated as follows: The first two digits designate the individual German state. The third digit designates the government district (in areas without government districts a zero is used instead). The fourth and fifth digits designate the number of the urban area (in a district-free city) or the district (in a city with districts). The sixth, seventh, and eighth digits indicate the municipality or the number of the unincorporated area.

Examples edit

08 1 11 000: Stuttgart

  • 08: Baden-Württemberg
  • 1: Government district of Stuttgart
  • 11: Urban area of Stuttgart
  • 000: No other municipality is available, since Stuttgart is an urban area

15 3 52 002: Aschersleben

  • 15: Saxony-Anhalt
  • 3: Government district of Magdeburg
  • 52: District of Aschersleben Staßfurt
  • 002: City of Aschersleben

Federal States edit

Austria edit

Map of administrative divisions of Austria

Structure edit

The municipality identifier consists of five digits in Austria, which are generated as follows: The first digit designates the number of the Austrian state, the second and third digits designate the district, and the fourth and fifth digits designate the municipality.[1]

Examples edit

3 25 21: Rappottenstein

  • 3: Lower Austria
  • 25: Zwettl district
  • 21: Municipality of Rappottenstein

9 07 01: Vienna - Neubau

Federal States edit

Switzerland edit

Structure edit

The Swiss Federal Statistical Office generates code numbers with up to four digits, which are sequentially assigned in accordance with the official order of the cantons, districts, and municipalities.

Cantons edit

Canton Range
Canton of Zurich 0001-0261
Canton of Bern 0301-0996
Canton of Lucerne 1001-1150
Canton of Uri 1201-1220
Canton of Schwyz 1301-1375
Canton of Obwalden 1401-1407
Canton of Nidwalden 1501-1511
Canton of Glarus 1601-1629
Canton of Zug 1701-1711
Canton of Fribourg 2001-2336
Canton of Solothurn 2401-2622
Canton of Basel-Stadt 2701-2703
Canton of Basel-Landschaft 2761-2895
Canton of Schaffhausen 2901-2974
Canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden 3001-3038
Canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden 3101-3111
Canton of St. Gallen 3201-3444
Canton of Grisons 3501-3987
Canton of Aargau 4001-4323
Canton of Thurgau 4401-4951
Canton of Ticino 5001-5322
Canton of Vaud 5401-5939
Canton of Valais 6001-6300
Canton of Neuchâtel 6401-6511
Canton of Geneva 6601-6645
Canton of Jura 6701-6806

France edit

See Code officiel géographique.

Poland edit

See System identyfikatorów i nazw miejscowości

Sweden edit

A kommunkod (municipal code) is a numerical code given to all Swedish municipalities by the Swedish tax authorities. The code consists of four digits, the first two indicating which county the municipality is situated in, and the last two specific for the municipality.

The code system was introduced with the municipal reform of 1952. There were three different categories of municipalities at the time, which affected the number that they were allocated. Those with stad-status (cities) were given codes ending in 80 to 99, smaller towns (köping) 60 to 79 and rural municipalities 01 to 59. The county seats were allocated codes ending in 80.

As part of the reform in the early 1970s, the categorization of municipalities was abolished, but the code was in most cases preserved. When several municipalities were merged, the code for the biggest municipality was kept.

Philippines edit

Structure edit

Usually known as the municipal code or PSGC code, the number comprises nine digits rrppmmbbb, for which rr = region code, pp = province code, mm = city / municipality code, bbb = barangay code.

For example, the municipality of Ubay, Bohol has a code of 071246000 meaning region 07 (Central Visayas), province 12 (Bohol), municipality 46 (Ubay) with barangay code of zero signifying "not at this level." Bongbong, one of its constituent barangays, has a code of 071246007.

The province code is unique and is independent of the region code. All PSGCs, are therefore, unique.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Statistics Austria. Statistics Austria. Retrieved 20 March 2017.

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