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ISO 3166-2:BR is the entry for Brazil in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g. provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

Currently for Brazil, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 26 states and 1 federal district. The Federal District has special status equal to the states.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is BR, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Brazil. The second part is two letters.

Current codesEdit

Current (since 1975) subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).

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Code Subdivision name (pt) Subdivision category
BR-DF   Distrito Federal federal district
BR-AC   Acre state
BR-AL   Alagoas state
BR-AP   Amapá state
BR-AM   Amazonas state
BR-BA   Bahia state
BR-CE   Ceará state
BR-ES   Espírito Santo state
BR-GO   Goiás state
BR-MA   Maranhão state
BR-MT   Mato Grosso state
BR-MS   Mato Grosso do Sul state
BR-MG   Minas Gerais state
BR-PA   Pará state
BR-PB   Paraíba state
BR-PR   Paraná state
BR-PE   Pernambuco state
BR-PI   Piauí state
BR-RJ   Rio de Janeiro state
BR-RN   Rio Grande do Norte state
BR-RS   Rio Grande do Sul state
BR-RO   Rondônia state
BR-RR   Roraima state
BR-SC   Santa Catarina state
BR-SP   São Paulo state
BR-SE   Sergipe state
BR-TO   Tocantins state

Previous codesEdit

The usual reference year for "past" in ISO 3166-2:BR and similar controlled names is 1889, the year of Proclamation of the Republic. In the "recent past" there were five additional codes and names:

  • FN (territory of Fernando de Noronha), from 1943 to 1946, merged into PE.
  • GU (territory of Guaporé), from 1943 to 1946, renamed to Rondônia (RO).
  • PP (territory of Ponta Porã), from 1943 to 1946, merged into MS.
  • RB (Rio Branco), from 1943 to 1946, renamed to Roraima (RR).
  • GB (Guanabara), from 1960 to 1975, old DF, merged into RJ state.

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