ISO 3166-1 (Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions – Part 1: Country codes) is a standard defining codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest. It is the first part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization.

It defines three sets of country codes:[1]

The alphabetic country codes were first included in ISO 3166 in 1974, and the numeric country codes were first included in 1981. The country codes have been published as ISO 3166-1 since 1997, when ISO 3166 was expanded into three parts, with ISO 3166-2 defining codes for subdivisions and ISO 3166-3 defining codes for former countries.[1]

As a widely used international standard, ISO 3166-1 is implemented in other standards and used by international organizations[1] to allow facilitation of the exchange of goods and information.[1] However, it is not the only standard for country codes. Other country codes used by many international organizations are partly or totally incompatible with ISO 3166-1,[1] although some of them closely correspond to ISO 3166-1 codes.

Criteria for inclusion edit

Codes for 249 countries, territories, or areas of geographical interest are assigned in ISO 3166-1.[2] According to the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA), the only way to enter a new country name into ISO 3166-1 is to have it registered in one of the following two sources:[1]

To be listed in the bulletin Country Names, a country must be at least one of the following:[3]

The list of names in Country and Region Codes for Statistical Use of the UN Statistics Division is based on the bulletin Country Names and other UN sources.

Once a country name or territory name appears in either of these two sources, it will be added to ISO 3166-1 by default.

The ISO 3166/MA may reserve code elements for other entities that do not qualify for inclusion based on the above criteria.[4] For example, because the European Union is not a country, it is not formally included in ISO 3166-1, but for practical reasons, the ISO 3166/MA has "reserved the two-letter combination EU for the purpose of identifying the European Union within the framework of ISO 3166-1".[5]

Information included edit

ISO 3166-1 is published officially in both English and French. Since the second edition of ISO 3166-1, the following columns are included for each entry:

  1. Country Name – English (or French) short name (all upper-case)
  2. English (or French) short name lower case (title case)
  3. English (or French) full name
  4. Alpha-2 code
  5. Alpha-3 code
  6. Numeric code
  7. Remarks
  8. Independent
  9. Additional information: Administrative language(s) alpha-2 code element(s)
  10. Additional information: Administrative language(s) alpha-3 code element(s)
  11. Additional information: Local short name(s)

Naming and code construction edit

The International Organization for Standardization uses the country names chosen by the United Nations, some of which are disputed.

Naming and disputes edit

The country names used in ISO 3166-1 are taken from the two UN sources. Some country names used by the UN, and accordingly by ISO, are disputed:

Short name
upper case
in ISO 3166
Short name lower case
in ISO 3166
Full name
Listed as independent
in ISO 3166
short name
Dispute Link to ISO 3166-2
the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Afghānistān (ps)
  • Afghānistān (fa)
Under the unrecognized government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ISO 3166-2:AF
the People's Republic of China
Yes[7] Zhongguo (zh) Disputed sovereignty with Taiwan ISO 3166-2:CN
the Republic of Cyprus
  • Kýpros (el)
  • Kıbrıs (tr)
Disputed sovereignty with Northern Cyprus ISO 3166-2:CY
Falkland Islands (the) [Malvinas][a] No[9] Falkland Islands
(the) [Malvinas] (en)
Disputed sovereignty and naming ISO 3166-2:FK
State of
the State of Palestine
No[10] Dawlat Filasţīn (ar) Disputed sovereignty ISO 3166-2:PS
Taiwan (Province of China)[a] No[11] Taiwan (zh) Disputed sovereignty and naming[5] ISO 3166-2:TW
WESTERN SAHARA Western Sahara[a] No[12] Aş Şaḩrā'
al Gharbīyah (ar)
Disputed sovereignty with Morocco ISO 3166-2:EH

Coding edit

The codes are chosen, according to the ISO 3166/MA, "to reflect the significant, unique component of the country name in order to allow a visual association between country name and country code".[5] For this reason, common components of country names like "Republic", "Kingdom", "United", "Federal" or "Democratic" are normally not used for deriving the code elements. As a consequence, for example, the United Kingdom is officially assigned the alpha-2 code GB rather than UK, based on its official name "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" (although UK is reserved on the request of the United Kingdom). Some codes are chosen based on the native names of the countries. For example, Germany is assigned the alpha-2 code DE, based on its native name "Deutschland".

Codes edit

The complete ISO 3166-1 list of countries and their assigned codes,[13] listed in alphabetical order by the country's English short name used by the ISO 3166/MA:

Each country's alpha-2 code is linked to more information about the assignment of its code elements.

ISO 3166-1 table
English short name
(using title case)
Alpha-2 code Alpha-3 code Numeric code Link to
ISO 3166-2
  Afghanistan[b] AF AFG 004 ISO 3166-2:AF Yes
  Åland Islands AX ALA 248 ISO 3166-2:AX No
  Albania AL ALB 008 ISO 3166-2:AL Yes
  Algeria DZ DZA 012 ISO 3166-2:DZ Yes
  American Samoa AS ASM 016 ISO 3166-2:AS No
  Andorra AD AND 020 ISO 3166-2:AD Yes
  Angola AO AGO 024 ISO 3166-2:AO Yes
  Anguilla AI AIA 660 ISO 3166-2:AI No
  Antarctica AQ ATA 010 ISO 3166-2:AQ No
  Antigua and Barbuda AG ATG 028 ISO 3166-2:AG Yes
  Argentina AR ARG 032 ISO 3166-2:AR Yes
  Armenia AM ARM 051 ISO 3166-2:AM Yes
  Aruba AW ABW 533 ISO 3166-2:AW No
  Australia AU AUS 036 ISO 3166-2:AU Yes
  Austria AT AUT 040 ISO 3166-2:AT Yes
  Azerbaijan AZ AZE 031 ISO 3166-2:AZ Yes
  Bahamas BS BHS 044 ISO 3166-2:BS Yes
  Bahrain BH BHR 048 ISO 3166-2:BH Yes
  Bangladesh BD BGD 050 ISO 3166-2:BD Yes
  Barbados BB BRB 052 ISO 3166-2:BB Yes
  Belarus BY BLR 112 ISO 3166-2:BY Yes
  Belgium BE BEL 056 ISO 3166-2:BE Yes
  Belize BZ BLZ 084 ISO 3166-2:BZ Yes
  Benin BJ BEN 204 ISO 3166-2:BJ Yes
  Bermuda BM BMU 060 ISO 3166-2:BM No
  Bhutan BT BTN 064 ISO 3166-2:BT Yes
  Bolivia, Plurinational State of BO BOL 068 ISO 3166-2:BO Yes
  Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba[c] BQ BES 535 ISO 3166-2:BQ No
  Bosnia and Herzegovina BA BIH 070 ISO 3166-2:BA Yes
  Botswana BW BWA 072 ISO 3166-2:BW Yes
  Bouvet Island BV BVT 074 ISO 3166-2:BV No
  Brazil BR BRA 076 ISO 3166-2:BR Yes
  British Indian Ocean Territory IO IOT 086 ISO 3166-2:IO No
  Brunei Darussalam BN BRN 096 ISO 3166-2:BN Yes
  Bulgaria BG BGR 100 ISO 3166-2:BG Yes
  Burkina Faso BF BFA 854 ISO 3166-2:BF Yes
  Burundi BI BDI 108 ISO 3166-2:BI Yes
  Cabo Verde CV CPV 132 ISO 3166-2:CV Yes
  Cambodia KH KHM 116 ISO 3166-2:KH Yes
  Cameroon CM CMR 120 ISO 3166-2:CM Yes
  Canada CA CAN 124 ISO 3166-2:CA Yes
  Cayman Islands KY CYM 136 ISO 3166-2:KY No
  Central African Republic CF CAF 140 ISO 3166-2:CF Yes
  Chad TD TCD 148 ISO 3166-2:TD Yes
  Chile CL CHL 152 ISO 3166-2:CL Yes
  China[b] CN CHN 156 ISO 3166-2:CN Yes
  Christmas Island CX CXR 162 ISO 3166-2:CX No
  Cocos (Keeling) Islands CC CCK 166 ISO 3166-2:CC No
  Colombia CO COL 170 ISO 3166-2:CO Yes
  Comoros KM COM 174 ISO 3166-2:KM Yes
  Congo CG COG 178 ISO 3166-2:CG Yes
  Congo, Democratic Republic of the CD COD 180 ISO 3166-2:CD Yes
  Cook Islands CK COK 184 ISO 3166-2:CK No
  Costa Rica CR CRI 188 ISO 3166-2:CR Yes
  Côte d'Ivoire CI CIV 384 ISO 3166-2:CI Yes
  Croatia HR HRV 191 ISO 3166-2:HR Yes
  Cuba CU CUB 192 ISO 3166-2:CU Yes
  Curaçao CW CUW 531 ISO 3166-2:CW No
  Cyprus[b] CY CYP 196 ISO 3166-2:CY Yes
  Czechia CZ CZE 203 ISO 3166-2:CZ Yes
  Denmark DK DNK 208 ISO 3166-2:DK Yes
  Djibouti DJ DJI 262 ISO 3166-2:DJ Yes
  Dominica DM DMA 212 ISO 3166-2:DM Yes
  Dominican Republic DO DOM 214 ISO 3166-2:DO Yes
  Ecuador EC ECU 218 ISO 3166-2:EC Yes
  Egypt EG EGY 818 ISO 3166-2:EG Yes
  El Salvador SV SLV 222 ISO 3166-2:SV Yes
  Equatorial Guinea GQ GNQ 226 ISO 3166-2:GQ Yes
  Eritrea ER ERI 232 ISO 3166-2:ER Yes
  Estonia EE EST 233 ISO 3166-2:EE Yes
  Eswatini SZ SWZ 748 ISO 3166-2:SZ Yes
  Ethiopia ET ETH 231 ISO 3166-2:ET Yes
  Falkland Islands (Malvinas)[b] FK FLK 238 ISO 3166-2:FK No
  Faroe Islands FO FRO 234 ISO 3166-2:FO No
  Fiji FJ FJI 242 ISO 3166-2:FJ Yes
  Finland FI FIN 246 ISO 3166-2:FI Yes
  France FR FRA 250 ISO 3166-2:FR Yes
  French Guiana GF GUF 254 ISO 3166-2:GF No
  French Polynesia PF PYF 258 ISO 3166-2:PF No
  French Southern Territories TF ATF 260 ISO 3166-2:TF No
  Gabon GA GAB 266 ISO 3166-2:GA Yes
  Gambia GM GMB 270 ISO 3166-2:GM Yes
  Georgia GE GEO 268 ISO 3166-2:GE Yes
  Germany DE DEU 276 ISO 3166-2:DE Yes
  Ghana GH GHA 288 ISO 3166-2:GH Yes
  Gibraltar GI GIB 292 ISO 3166-2:GI No
  Greece GR GRC 300 ISO 3166-2:GR Yes
  Greenland GL GRL 304 ISO 3166-2:GL No
  Grenada GD GRD 308 ISO 3166-2:GD Yes
  Guadeloupe GP GLP 312 ISO 3166-2:GP No
  Guam GU GUM 316 ISO 3166-2:GU No
  Guatemala GT GTM 320 ISO 3166-2:GT Yes
  Guernsey GG GGY 831 ISO 3166-2:GG No
  Guinea GN GIN 324 ISO 3166-2:GN Yes
  Guinea-Bissau GW GNB 624 ISO 3166-2:GW Yes
  Guyana GY GUY 328 ISO 3166-2:GY Yes
  Haiti HT HTI 332 ISO 3166-2:HT Yes
  Heard Island and McDonald Islands HM HMD 334 ISO 3166-2:HM No
  Holy See VA VAT 336 ISO 3166-2:VA Yes
  Honduras HN HND 340 ISO 3166-2:HN Yes
  Hong Kong HK HKG 344 ISO 3166-2:HK No
  Hungary HU HUN 348 ISO 3166-2:HU Yes
  Iceland IS ISL 352 ISO 3166-2:IS Yes
  India IN IND 356 ISO 3166-2:IN Yes
  Indonesia ID IDN 360 ISO 3166-2:ID Yes
  Iran, Islamic Republic of IR IRN 364 ISO 3166-2:IR Yes
  Iraq IQ IRQ 368 ISO 3166-2:IQ Yes
  Ireland IE IRL 372 ISO 3166-2:IE Yes
  Isle of Man IM IMN 833 ISO 3166-2:IM No
  Israel IL ISR 376 ISO 3166-2:IL Yes
  Italy IT ITA 380 ISO 3166-2:IT Yes
  Jamaica JM JAM 388 ISO 3166-2:JM Yes
  Japan JP JPN 392 ISO 3166-2:JP Yes
  Jersey JE JEY 832 ISO 3166-2:JE No
  Jordan JO JOR 400 ISO 3166-2:JO Yes
  Kazakhstan KZ KAZ 398 ISO 3166-2:KZ Yes
  Kenya KE KEN 404 ISO 3166-2:KE Yes
  Kiribati KI KIR 296 ISO 3166-2:KI Yes
  Korea, Democratic People's Republic of KP PRK 408 ISO 3166-2:KP Yes
  Korea, Republic of KR KOR 410 ISO 3166-2:KR Yes
  Kuwait KW KWT 414 ISO 3166-2:KW Yes
  Kyrgyzstan KG KGZ 417 ISO 3166-2:KG Yes
  Lao People's Democratic Republic LA LAO 418 ISO 3166-2:LA Yes
  Latvia LV LVA 428 ISO 3166-2:LV Yes
  Lebanon LB LBN 422 ISO 3166-2:LB Yes
  Lesotho LS LSO 426 ISO 3166-2:LS Yes
  Liberia LR LBR 430 ISO 3166-2:LR Yes
  Libya LY LBY 434 ISO 3166-2:LY Yes
  Liechtenstein LI LIE 438 ISO 3166-2:LI Yes
  Lithuania LT LTU 440 ISO 3166-2:LT Yes
  Luxembourg LU LUX 442 ISO 3166-2:LU Yes
  Macao MO MAC 446 ISO 3166-2:MO No
  Madagascar MG MDG 450 ISO 3166-2:MG Yes
  Malawi MW MWI 454 ISO 3166-2:MW Yes
  Malaysia MY MYS 458 ISO 3166-2:MY Yes
  Maldives MV MDV 462 ISO 3166-2:MV Yes
  Mali ML MLI 466 ISO 3166-2:ML Yes
  Malta MT MLT 470 ISO 3166-2:MT Yes
  Marshall Islands MH MHL 584 ISO 3166-2:MH Yes
  Martinique MQ MTQ 474 ISO 3166-2:MQ No
  Mauritania MR MRT 478 ISO 3166-2:MR Yes
  Mauritius MU MUS 480 ISO 3166-2:MU Yes
  Mayotte YT MYT 175 ISO 3166-2:YT No
  Mexico MX MEX 484 ISO 3166-2:MX Yes
  Micronesia, Federated States of FM FSM 583 ISO 3166-2:FM Yes
  Moldova, Republic of MD MDA 498 ISO 3166-2:MD Yes
  Monaco MC MCO 492 ISO 3166-2:MC Yes
  Mongolia MN MNG 496 ISO 3166-2:MN Yes
  Montenegro ME MNE 499 ISO 3166-2:ME Yes
  Montserrat MS MSR 500 ISO 3166-2:MS No
  Morocco MA MAR 504 ISO 3166-2:MA Yes
  Mozambique MZ MOZ 508 ISO 3166-2:MZ Yes
  Myanmar MM MMR 104 ISO 3166-2:MM Yes
  Namibia NA NAM 516 ISO 3166-2:NA Yes
  Nauru NR NRU 520 ISO 3166-2:NR Yes
  Nepal NP NPL 524 ISO 3166-2:NP Yes
  Netherlands, Kingdom of the NL NLD 528 ISO 3166-2:NL Yes
  New Caledonia NC NCL 540 ISO 3166-2:NC No
  New Zealand NZ NZL 554 ISO 3166-2:NZ Yes
  Nicaragua NI NIC 558 ISO 3166-2:NI Yes
  Niger NE NER 562 ISO 3166-2:NE Yes
  Nigeria NG NGA 566 ISO 3166-2:NG Yes
  Niue NU NIU 570 ISO 3166-2:NU No
  Norfolk Island NF NFK 574 ISO 3166-2:NF No
  North Macedonia MK MKD 807 ISO 3166-2:MK Yes
  Northern Mariana Islands MP MNP 580 ISO 3166-2:MP No
  Norway NO NOR 578 ISO 3166-2:NO Yes
  Oman OM OMN 512 ISO 3166-2:OM Yes
  Pakistan PK PAK 586 ISO 3166-2:PK Yes
  Palau PW PLW 585 ISO 3166-2:PW Yes
  Palestine, State of[b] PS PSE 275 ISO 3166-2:PS No
  Panama PA PAN 591 ISO 3166-2:PA Yes
  Papua New Guinea PG PNG 598 ISO 3166-2:PG Yes
  Paraguay PY PRY 600 ISO 3166-2:PY Yes
  Peru PE PER 604 ISO 3166-2:PE Yes
  Philippines PH PHL 608 ISO 3166-2:PH Yes
  Pitcairn PN PCN 612 ISO 3166-2:PN No
  Poland PL POL 616 ISO 3166-2:PL Yes
  Portugal PT PRT 620 ISO 3166-2:PT Yes
  Puerto Rico PR PRI 630 ISO 3166-2:PR No
  Qatar QA QAT 634 ISO 3166-2:QA Yes
  Réunion RE REU 638 ISO 3166-2:RE No
  Romania RO ROU 642 ISO 3166-2:RO Yes
  Russian Federation RU RUS 643 ISO 3166-2:RU Yes
  Rwanda RW RWA 646 ISO 3166-2:RW Yes
  Saint Barthélemy BL BLM 652 ISO 3166-2:BL No
  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha[d] SH SHN 654 ISO 3166-2:SH No
  Saint Kitts and Nevis KN KNA 659 ISO 3166-2:KN Yes
  Saint Lucia LC LCA 662 ISO 3166-2:LC Yes
  Saint Martin (French part) MF MAF 663 ISO 3166-2:MF No
  Saint Pierre and Miquelon PM SPM 666 ISO 3166-2:PM No
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VC VCT 670 ISO 3166-2:VC Yes
  Samoa WS WSM 882 ISO 3166-2:WS Yes
  San Marino SM SMR 674 ISO 3166-2:SM Yes
  Sao Tome and Principe ST STP 678 ISO 3166-2:ST Yes
  Saudi Arabia SA SAU 682 ISO 3166-2:SA Yes
  Senegal SN SEN 686 ISO 3166-2:SN Yes
  Serbia RS SRB 688 ISO 3166-2:RS Yes
  Seychelles SC SYC 690 ISO 3166-2:SC Yes
  Sierra Leone SL SLE 694 ISO 3166-2:SL Yes
  Singapore SG SGP 702 ISO 3166-2:SG Yes
  Sint Maarten (Dutch part) SX SXM 534 ISO 3166-2:SX No
  Slovakia SK SVK 703 ISO 3166-2:SK Yes
  Slovenia SI SVN 705 ISO 3166-2:SI Yes
  Solomon Islands SB SLB 090 ISO 3166-2:SB Yes
  Somalia SO SOM 706 ISO 3166-2:SO Yes
  South Africa ZA ZAF 710 ISO 3166-2:ZA Yes
  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands GS SGS 239 ISO 3166-2:GS No
  South Sudan SS SSD 728 ISO 3166-2:SS Yes
  Spain ES ESP 724 ISO 3166-2:ES Yes
  Sri Lanka LK LKA 144 ISO 3166-2:LK Yes
  Sudan SD SDN 729 ISO 3166-2:SD Yes
  Suriname SR SUR 740 ISO 3166-2:SR Yes
  Svalbard and Jan Mayen[e] SJ SJM 744 ISO 3166-2:SJ No
  Sweden SE SWE 752 ISO 3166-2:SE Yes
  Switzerland CH CHE 756 ISO 3166-2:CH Yes
  Syrian Arab Republic SY SYR 760 ISO 3166-2:SY Yes
  Taiwan, Province of China[b] TW TWN 158 ISO 3166-2:TW No
  Tajikistan TJ TJK 762 ISO 3166-2:TJ Yes
  Tanzania, United Republic of TZ TZA 834 ISO 3166-2:TZ Yes
  Thailand TH THA 764 ISO 3166-2:TH Yes
  Timor-Leste TL TLS 626 ISO 3166-2:TL Yes
  Togo TG TGO 768 ISO 3166-2:TG Yes
  Tokelau TK TKL 772 ISO 3166-2:TK No
  Tonga TO TON 776 ISO 3166-2:TO Yes
  Trinidad and Tobago TT TTO 780 ISO 3166-2:TT Yes
  Tunisia TN TUN 788 ISO 3166-2:TN Yes
  Türkiye TR TUR 792 ISO 3166-2:TR Yes
  Turkmenistan TM TKM 795 ISO 3166-2:TM Yes
  Turks and Caicos Islands TC TCA 796 ISO 3166-2:TC No
  Tuvalu TV TUV 798 ISO 3166-2:TV Yes
  Uganda UG UGA 800 ISO 3166-2:UG Yes
  Ukraine UA UKR 804 ISO 3166-2:UA Yes
  United Arab Emirates AE ARE 784 ISO 3166-2:AE Yes
  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GB GBR 826 ISO 3166-2:GB Yes
  United States of America US USA 840 ISO 3166-2:US Yes
  United States Minor Outlying Islands[f] UM UMI 581 ISO 3166-2:UM No
  Uruguay UY URY 858 ISO 3166-2:UY Yes
  Uzbekistan UZ UZB 860 ISO 3166-2:UZ Yes
  Vanuatu VU VUT 548 ISO 3166-2:VU Yes
  Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VE VEN 862 ISO 3166-2:VE Yes
  Viet Nam VN VNM 704 ISO 3166-2:VN Yes
  Virgin Islands (British) VG VGB 092 ISO 3166-2:VG No
  Virgin Islands (U.S.) VI VIR 850 ISO 3166-2:VI No
  Wallis and Futuna WF WLF 876 ISO 3166-2:WF No
  Western Sahara[b] EH ESH 732 ISO 3166-2:EH No
  Yemen YE YEM 887 ISO 3166-2:YE Yes
  Zambia ZM ZMB 894 ISO 3166-2:ZM Yes
  Zimbabwe ZW ZWE 716 ISO 3166-2:ZW Yes

Reserved and user-assigned code elements edit

The officially assigned code elements may be expanded by using either reserved codes or user-assigned codes.[1]

Reserved code elements are codes which have become obsolete, are used in other coding systems such as WIPO ST.3, or are required in order to enable a particular user application of the standard but do not qualify for inclusion in ISO 3166-1. To avoid transitional application problems and to aid users who require specific additional code elements for the functioning of their coding systems, the ISO 3166/MA, when justified, reserves these codes for a certain use for a limited or indeterminate period of time. Codes are usually reserved for former countries, overseas territories, international organizations, and special nationality status. The reserved alpha-2 and alpha-3 codes can be divided into four categories:
(follow the links for the reserved codes of each category)

User-assigned code elements are codes at the disposal of users who need to add further names of countries, territories, or other geographical entities to their in-house application of ISO 3166-1, and the ISO 3166/MA will never use these codes when updating the standard. These codes can be user-assigned:[14]

  • Alpha-2: AA, QM to QZ, XA to XZ, and ZZ
  • Alpha-3: AAA to AAZ, QMA to QZZ, XAA to XZZ, and ZZA to ZZZ
  • Numeric: 900 to 999

User-assigned codes in wide use edit

Changes edit

The ISO 3166/MA updates ISO 3166-1 when necessary. A country is normally assigned new ISO 3166-1 codes if it changes its name or its territorial boundaries. In general, new alphabetic codes are assigned if a country changes a significant part of its name, while a new numeric code is assigned if a country changes its territorial boundaries. Codes for country names that have been deleted from ISO 3166-1 are published in ISO 3166-3.

ISO formerly announced changes in newsletters which updated the standard, and periodically released new editions which consolidated the newsletter changes. As of July 2013, changes are published in the online catalogue of ISO only, and newsletters are no longer published. Past newsletters remain available via the search option on the ISO website.[16]

Edition/Newsletter Date issued Contents
ISO 3166:1974 1974 First edition of ISO 3166
ISO 3166:1981 1981 Second edition of ISO 3166
ISO 3166:1988 1988-08-15 Third edition of ISO 3166
ISO 3166:1994 1994-02-10 Fourth edition of ISO 3166
ISO 3166-1:1997 1997-09-25 First edition of ISO 3166-1 (ISO 3166 expanded into three parts)
Newsletter V-1 1998-02-05 Change of official name (Samoa)
Newsletter V-2 1999-10-01 Inclusion of new country name and code elements (Palestinian Territory, Occupied)
Newsletter V-3 2002-02-01 Change of alpha-3 Code Element (Romania)
Newsletter V-4 2002-05-20 Name changes (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fiji, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Macao, Niue, Somalia, Venezuela)
Newsletter V-5 2002-05-20 Change of names and alphabetical code elements of East Timor
Newsletter V-6 2002-11-15 Change of names of East Timor
Newsletter V-7 2003-01-14 Change of official name of Comoros
Newsletter V-8 2003-07-23 Deletion of "Yugoslavia"; inclusion of "Serbia and Montenegro" with new alphabetical code elements
Newsletter V-9 2004-02-13 Inclusion of an entry for Åland Islands
Newsletter V-10 2004-04-26 Name changes (Afghanistan, Åland Islands)
Newsletter V-11 2006-03-29 Inclusion of an entry for Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man. Change of remark for the United Kingdom
Newsletter V-12 2006-09-26 Inclusion of the new entries for "Serbia" and "Montenegro" (replacing Serbia and Montenegro)
ISO 3166-1:2006 2006-11-20 Second edition of ISO 3166-1
ISO 3166-1:2006/
Cor 1:2007
2007-07-15 First Technical Corrigendum to ISO 3166-1:2006
Newsletter VI-1 2007-09-21 Assignment of code elements for Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin and update of France and other French Territories (French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Guadeloupe, Réunion)
Newsletter VI-2 2008-03-31 Name changes for Moldova, Montenegro and other minor corrections (Madagascar, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Saint Barthélemy)
Newsletter VI-3 2008-09-09 Name change for Nepal and other minor corrections (Greenland, Guernsey, Moldova, Nigeria)
Newsletter VI-4 2009-01-07 Name change for the Republic of Moldova and other minor corrections (Central African Republic, Comoros)
Newsletter VI-5 2009-03-03 Name change for Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and other minor corrections (Kiribati, Tuvalu)
Newsletter VI-6 2009-05-08 Name change for Plurinational State of Bolivia
Newsletter VI-7 2010-02-22 Name change for Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Newsletter VI-8 2010-12-15 Code elements for Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Dutch part), update of other territories (Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles) and minor corrections (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia)
Newsletter VI-9 2011-06-12
Name changes for Fiji and Myanmar as well as other minor corrections (Åland Islands, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Niue)
Newsletter VI-10 2011-08-09 Code elements for South Sudan (and new numeric code for Sudan)
Newsletter VI-11 2011-11-08 Name change for Libya
Newsletter VI-12 2012-02-15 Name change for Hungary and other minor corrections (Bangladesh, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Germany)
Newsletter VI-13 2012-08-02 Name change for Eritrea and other minor corrections (Germany, Sri Lanka)
Newsletter VI-14 2013-02-06 Name change for State of Palestine and other minor corrections (Bulgaria, Bouvet Island, Jersey, Saint Martin (French part), Seychelles, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Viet Nam)
Newsletter VI-15 2013-05-10 Name change for Papua New Guinea
Newsletter VI-16 2013-07-11 Name change for Somalia
ISO 3166-1:2013 2013-11-19 Third edition of ISO 3166-1 (changes are published in the online catalogue of ISO only and no newsletters are published anymore)
ISO 3166-1:2020 2020-08 Fourth edition of ISO 3166-1

See also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ a b c No full name in ISO 3166.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g See also the table in § Naming and disputes above.
  3. ^ Comprising   Bonaire,   Sint Eustatius, and   Saba.
  4. ^ Comprising   Saint Helena,   Ascension Island, and   Tristan da Cunha.
  5. ^ Comprising   Svalbard and   Jan Mayen.
  6. ^ Comprising Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll, and   Wake Island.

References edit

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