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 a special status similar 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, widely used in Brazil as abbreviations of the states and federal district.

Current codesEdit

Code Subdivision name (pt) Subdivision category
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-DF   Distrito Federal federal district
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 following codes were used for previous states and territories:[1][2]

  • FN: Territory of Fernando de Noronha, split from Pernambuco (PE) in 1942, merged back into the state in 1988.
  • GB: State of Guanabara, replaced former Federal District (DF) in 1960, merged into Rio de Janeiro (RJ) in 1975.
  • GR: Territory of Guaporé, formed from parts of Amazonas (AM) and Mato Grosso (MT) in 1943, renamed Rondônia (RO) in 1956, became a state in 1981.
  • IC: Territory of Iguaçu, formed from parts of Paraná (PR) and Santa Catarina (SC) in 1943, merged back into the states in 1946.
  • PP: Territory of Ponta Porã, split from Mato Grosso (MT) in 1943, merged back into the state in 1946, part of Mato Grosso do Sul (MS) from its formation in 1977.
  • RB: Territory of Rio Branco, split from Amazonas (AM) in 1943, renamed Roraima (RR) in 1962, became a state in 1988.

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