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ISO 3166-2:CN is the entry for China 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 China, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for the following province-level subdivisions:

Taiwan is included as a province of China because[citation needed] of its political status within the United Nations, as even though it is de facto under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China instead of the People's Republic of China, the United Nations considers Taiwan as part of China.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is CN, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of China. The second part is a two-letter alphabetic code specified by Guobiao GB/T 2260 (first published 1991, prior to ISO 3166-2, first published 1998).


Current codesEdit

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[note 1] Subdivision name (zh)
[note 2]
Subdivision category
CN-AH Anhui Sheng 安徽 (Ānhuī) Province
CN-BJ Beijing Shi 北京 (Běijīng) Municipality
CN-CQ Chongqing Shi 重庆 (Chóngqìng) Municipality
CN-FJ Fujian Sheng 福建 (Fújiàn) Province
CN-GD Guangdong Sheng 广东 (Guǎngdōng) Province
CN-GS Gansu Sheng 甘肃 (Gānsù) Province
CN-GX Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu 广西 (Guǎngxī) Autonomous region
CN-GZ Guizhou Sheng 贵州 (Guìzhōu) Province
CN-HA Henan Sheng 河南 (Hénán) Province
CN-HB Hubei Sheng 湖北 (Húběi) Province
CN-HE Hebei Sheng 河北 (Héběi) Province
CN-HI Hainan Sheng 海南 (Hǎinán) Province
CN-HK Hong Kong SAR (en)
Xianggang Tebiexingzhengqu (zh)
香港 (Xiānggǎng) Special administrative region
CN-HL Heilongjiang Sheng 黑龙江 (Hēilóngjiāng) Province
CN-HN Hunan Sheng 湖南 (Húnán) Province
CN-JL Jilin Sheng 吉林 (Jílín) Province
CN-JS Jiangsu Sheng 江苏 (Jiāngsū) Province
CN-JX Jiangxi Sheng 江西 (Jiāngxī) Province
CN-LN Liaoning Sheng 辽宁 (Liáoníng) Province
CN-MO Macao SAR (en)
Macau SAR (pt)
Aomen Tebiexingzhengqu (zh)
澳门 (Àomén) Special administrative region
CN-NM Nei Mongol Zizhiqu 内蒙古 (Nèi Ménggǔ) Autonomous region
CN-NX Ningxia Huizi Zizhiqu 宁夏 (Níngxià) Autonomous region
CN-QH Qinghai Sheng 青海 (Qīnghǎi) Province
CN-SC Sichuan Sheng 四川 (Sìchuān) Province
CN-SD Shandong Sheng 山东 (Shāndōng) Province
CN-SH Shanghai Shi 上海 (Shànghǎi) Municipality
CN-SN Shaanxi Sheng 陕西 (Shǎnxī) Province
CN-SX Shanxi Sheng 山西 (Shānxī) Province
CN-TJ Tianjin Shi 天津 (Tiānjīn) Municipality
CN-TW Taiwan Sheng 台湾 (Táiwān) Province
CN-XJ Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu 新疆 (Xīnjiāng) Autonomous region
CN-XZ Xizang Zizhiqu 西藏 (Xīzàng) Autonomous region
CN-YN Yunnan Sheng 云南 (Yúnnán) Province
CN-ZJ Zhejiang Sheng 浙江 (Zhèjiāng) Province
  1. ^ Names are in pinyin Chinese (zh) except where noted. English name is listed in parentheses if different.
  2. ^ Name in Chinese script; pinyin form with diacritics in parentheses. For reference only; not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.

Subdivisions included in ISO 3166-1Edit

Besides being included as subdivisions of China in ISO 3166-2, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao are also officially assigned their own country codes in ISO 3166-1

Code Entity Subdivision name
(claimed by China)
ISO 3166-1 name ISO 3166-2 codes
CN-HK   Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR (en)
Xianggang Tebiexingzhengqu (zh)
Hong Kong ISO 3166-2:HK
CN-MO   Macau Macao SAR (en)
Macau SAR (pt)
Aomen Tebiexingzhengqu (zh)
Macao ISO 3166-2:MO
CN-TW   Taiwan Taiwan Sheng Taiwan, Province of China ISO 3166-2:TW

In ISO 3166-1, Taiwan is listed under the country name "Taiwan, Province of China".


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-2 2002-05-21 Addition of one new entity. Precise specification and correction of Pinyin names. List source updated Subdivisions added:
CN-92 Macau
Newsletter I-6 2004-03-08 Deletion of one name form in CN-15

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