ISO 3166-2:NI

ISO 3166-2:NI is the entry for Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 15 departments and 2 autonomous regions.

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

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 (es) Subdivision category
NI-BO Boaco department
NI-CA Carazo department
NI-CI Chinandega department
NI-CO Chontales department
NI-ES Estelí department
NI-GR Granada department
NI-JI Jinotega department
NI-LE León department
NI-MD Madriz department
NI-MN Managua department
NI-MS Masaya department
NI-MT Matagalpa department
NI-NS Nueva Segovia department
NI-SJ Río San Juan department
NI-RI Rivas department
NI-AN Costa Caribe Norte autonomous region
NI-AS Costa Caribe Sur autonomous region


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 Deletion of one department. Addition of two autonomous regions. New list source Subdivisions added:
NI-AN Atlántico Norte
NI-AS Atlántico Sur
Subdivisions deleted:
NI-ZE Zelaya

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