ISO 3166-2:BW is the entry for Botswana 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 Botswana, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 10 districts, 4 towns, and 2 cities.
Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is BW, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Botswana. The second part is two letters.
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 (en)||Subdivision category|
The following changes to the entry have been announced in newsletters by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998:
|Newsletter||Date issued||Description of change in newsletter||Code/Subdivision change|
|Newsletter I-5||2003-09-05||Deletion of Chobe district which is incorporated into (new) BW-NW. Change of code element of North-West District to BW-NW. Deletion of alternative names. Update of list source||Subdivisions deleted:|
BW-NG Ngamiland → BW-NW North-West
|2014-10-29||Add 1 district BW-CH, 2 cities BW-FR and BW-GA, 4 towns BW-JW, BW-LO, BW-SP, BW-ST; remove hyphens from BW-NE, BW-NW, and BW-SE; update List Source||Subdivisions added:|
BW-SP Selibe Phikwe
BW-ST Sowa Town
BW-NE North-East → North East
BW-NW North-West → North West
BW-SE South-East → South East