World Area Codes

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), as part of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT), maintains a list of US state and country codes[1], named World Area Codes (WAC).

(U.S.) State and (world) country codesEdit

World Area Code (WAC) WAC Sequence ID2 WAC Name World area name Country short name Country type Capital Sovereignty Country ISO code State code FIPS code Start date End date Comments Is active
1 101 Alaska United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US AK 02 1950-01-01 An organized territory on May 11, 1912 and the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959. 1
2 201 Hawaii United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US HI 15 1950-01-01 When it was annexed by the United States, becoming a territory in 1900, and a state in 1959. 1
3 301 Puerto Rico United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US PR 72 1990-01-01 1
4 401 U.S. Virgin Islands United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US VI 78 1990-01-01 The U.S. took possession of the islands on March 31, 1917 and the territory was renamed the Virgin Islands of the United States 1
5 501 U.S. Pacific Trust Territories and Possessions United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US TT 75 1990-01-01 WAC 005 Includes: Guam, Johnston Island, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Midway Islands, and Wake Island. Palau was formerly part of the US Pacific Trust and Possessions. When Palau gained independence in October 1994, it was assigned WAC 854. 1
11 1101 Connecticut United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US CT 09 1950-01-01 1
12 1201 Maine United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US ME 23 1950-01-01 1
13 1301 Massachusetts United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US MA 25 1950-01-01 1
14 1401 New Hampshire United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US NH 33 1950-01-01 1
15 1501 Rhode Island United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US RI 44 1950-01-01 1
16 1601 Vermont United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US VT 50 1950-01-01 1
21 2101 New Jersey United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US NJ 34 1950-01-01 1
22 2201 New York United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US NY 36 1950-01-01 1
23 2301 Pennsylvania United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US PA 42 1950-01-01 1
31 3101 Delaware United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US DE 10 1950-01-01 1
32 3201 District of Columbia United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US DC 11 1950-01-01 1
33 3301 Florida United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US FL 12 1950-01-01 1
34 3401 Georgia United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US GA 13 1950-01-01 1
35 3501 Maryland United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US MD 24 1950-01-01 1
36 3601 North Carolina United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US NC 37 1950-01-01 1
37 3701 South Carolina United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US SC 45 1950-01-01 1
38 3801 Virginia United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US VA 51 1950-01-01 1
39 3901 West Virginia United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US WV 54 1950-01-01 1
41 4101 Illinois United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US IL 17 1950-01-01 1
42 4201 Indiana United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US IN 18 1950-01-01 1
43 4301 Michigan United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US MI 26 1950-01-01 1
44 4401 Ohio United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US OH 39 1950-01-01 1
45 4501 Wisconsin United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US WI 55 1950-01-01 1
51 5101 Alabama United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US AL 01 1950-01-01 1
52 5201 Kentucky United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US KY 21 1950-01-01 1
53 5301 Mississippi United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US MS 28 1950-01-01 1
54 5401 Tennessee United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US TN 47 1950-01-01 1
61 6101 Iowa United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US IA 19 1950-01-01 1
62 6201 Kansas United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US KS 20 1950-01-01 1
63 6301 Minnesota United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US MN 27 1950-01-01 1
64 6401 Missouri United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US MO 29 1950-01-01 1
65 6501 Nebraska United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US NE 31 1950-01-01 1
66 6601 North Dakota United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US ND 38 1950-01-01 1
67 6701 South Dakota United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US SD 46 1950-01-01 1
71 7101 Arkansas United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US AR 05 1950-01-01 1
72 7201 Louisiana United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US LA 22 1950-01-01 1
73 7301 Oklahoma United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US OK 40 1950-01-01 1
74 7401 Texas United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US TX 48 1950-01-01 1
81 8101 Arizona United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US AZ 04 1950-01-01 1
82 8201 Colorado United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US CO 08 1950-01-01 1
83 8301 Idaho United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US ID 16 1950-01-01 1
84 8401 Montana United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US MT 30 1950-01-01 1
85 8501 Nevada United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US NV 32 1950-01-01 1
86 8601 New Mexico United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US NM 35 1950-01-01 1
87 8701 Utah United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US UT 49 1950-01-01 1
88 8801 Wyoming United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US WY 56 1950-01-01 1
91 9101 California United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US CA 06 1950-01-01 1
92 9201 Oregon United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US OR 41 1950-01-01 1
93 9301 Washington United States (Includes territories and possessions) United States Independent State in the World Washington, DC US WA 53 1950-01-01 1
106 10601 Belize Middle America British Honduras - UK Independent State in the World Belmopan BZ 1950-01-01 1973-05-31 Independence: September 21, 1981. The official name of the territory was changed from British Honduras to Belize in June 1973, and full independence was granted on September 21, 1981. 0
106 10602 Belize Middle America Belize - UK Independent State in the World Belmopan BZ 1973-06-01 1981-08-31 Independence: September 21, 1981. The official name of the territory was changed from British Honduras to Belize in June 1973, and full independence was granted on September 21, 1981. 0
106 10603 Belize Middle America Belize Independent State in the World Belmopan BZ 1981-09-01 Independence: September 21, 1981. The official name of the territory was changed from British Honduras to Belize in June 1973, and full independence was granted on September 21, 1981. 1
110 11001 Costa Rica Middle America Costa Rica Independent State in the World San Josi CR 1950-01-01 1
118 11801 El Salvador Middle America El Salvador Independent State in the World San Salvador SV 1950-01-01 1
127 12701 Guatemala Middle America Guatemala Independent State in the World Guatemala GT 1950-01-01 1
131 13101 Honduras Middle America Honduras Independent State in the World Tegucigalpa HN 1950-01-01 1
148 14801 Mexico Middle America Mexico Independent State in the World Mexico MX 1950-01-01 1
153 15301 Nicaragua Middle America Nicaragua Independent State in the World Managua NI 1950-01-01 1
160 16001 Panama Canal Zone Middle America Panama Independent State in the World Panama PA 1950-01-01 1999-12-31 The Canal Zone and its government ceased to exist when the treaties entered into force and Panama assumed jurisdiction over Canal Zone territories and functions, a process that was finalized on December 31, 1999. From 1979 to 1999 the canal itself was under joint U.S.-Panamanian control. Since 1980, it took the country code of Panama (PA). Retired. Panama Canal Zone area was returned to Panama. The area is now under WAC 162. 1
162 16201 Panama Middle America Panama Independent State in the World Panama PA 1950-01-01 1
174 17401 San Andres Island Middle America Colombia Independent State in the World Bogota CO 1950-01-01 1989-02-28 Retired. San Andres Island area is included under WAC 327 1
202 20201 Anguilla Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Anguilla Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty The Valley United Kingdom AI 1980-01-01 Anguilla became a separate British dependency (now termed a British overseas territory) in 1980. 1
204 20401 Bahamas Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda The Bahamas Independent State in the World Nassau BS 1973-07-01 Became independent July 10, 1973 1
205 20501 Barbados Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Barbados Independent State in the World Bridgetown BB 1966-11-01 Became independent November 30, 1966 1
206 20601 Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Antigua and Barbuda Independent State in the World Saint John's AG 1981-11-01 The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981. Independence: November 1, 1981. 1
207 20701 Bermuda Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Bermuda Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Hamilton United Kingdom BM 1950-01-01 1
209 20901 Carriacou Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Carriacou Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Hillsborough United Kingdom 1950-01-01 1974-01-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 273 that has begin date of 2/1/1974 1
219 21901 Cuba Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Cuba Independent State in the World Havana CU 1950-01-01 1
221 22101 Dominica Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Dominica Independent State in the World Roseau DM 1978-11-01 On November 3, 1978, the Commonwealth of Dominica was granted independence by the United Kingdom 1
224 22401 Dominican Republic Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Dominican Republic Independent State in the World Santo Domingo DO 1950-01-01 1
233 23301 Cayman Islands Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Cayman Islands Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty George Town United Kingdom KY 1962-08-01 From 1959 to 1962 Cayman Islands were part of the Federation of West Indies. Following Jamaica's independence from Great Britain in 1962, Cayman chooses to remain a Crown Colony. Area was originally under WAC 210 (Cayman Brac), but it was removed during WAC cleanup. 1
234 23401 Grand Turk Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Turks and Caicos Islands Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Grand Turk United Kingdom TC 1950-01-01 1984-12-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 281 1
235 23501 Guadeloupe Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Guadeloupe Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty France GP 1950-01-01 Includes: French Antilles. French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion are departments (first-order administrative units) of France, and are therefore not dependencies or areas of special sovereignty. They are included in this list only for the convenience of the user (State department) 1
236 23601 Saint Martin Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Saint Martin Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Marigot France MF 2007-04-01 It was part of Guadeloupe (WAC 235). In 2003, the populace of the islands voted to secede from Guadeloupe and in 2007 the island became a French overseas collectivity. 1
237 23701 Saint Barthelemy Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Saint Barthelemy Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Gustavia France BL 2007-04-01 It was part of Guadeloupe (WAC 235). In 2003, the populace of the islands voted to secede from Guadeloupe and in 2007 the island became a French overseas collectivity. 1
238 23801 Haiti Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Haiti Independent State in the World Port-au-Prince HT 1950-01-01 1
243 24301 Jamaica Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Jamaica Independent State in the World Kingston JM 1962-08-01 Independence: August 6, 1962. 1
252 25201 Martinique Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Martinique Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty France MQ 1950-01-01 French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion are departments (first-order administrative units) of France, and are therefore not dependencies or areas of special sovereignty. They are included in this list only for the convenience of the user (State department) 1
256 25601 Montserrat Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Montserrat Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Plymouth United Kingdom MS 1950-01-01 1
257 25701 Mustique Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Independent State in the World Kingstown VC 1979-10-01 1988-12-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 279 (St. Vincent Grenadines Includes: Union Island, Mustique, Palm Island) 1
259 25901 Netherlands Antilles Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Netherlands Antilles Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Willemstad Netherlands AN 1950-01-01 2010-09-30 Netherlands Antilles comprises two groupings of islands: Curacao and Bonaire are located off the coast of Venezuela; Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten (the Dutch two-fifths of the island of Saint Martin) lie 800 km to the north. 1
260 26001 Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Oranjestad Netherlands BQ 2010-10-01 It was part of the Netherlands Antilles (WAC 259) which dissolved on October 10, 2010. It now falls under the direct administration of the Netherlands. 1
261 26101 St. Kitts and Nevis - UK Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Saint Kitts and Nevis - UK Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Basseterre United Kingdom 1971-07-01 1983-08-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 275. Anguilla broke away from this confederation in 1971 though officially in 1980. 1
262 26201 Curacao Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Curacao Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Willemstad Netherlands CW 2010-10-01 It was part of the Netherlands Antilles (WAC 259) which dissolved on October 10, 2010. It became an autonomous territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. 1
264 26401 Sint Maarten Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Sint Maarten Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Marigot Netherlands SX 2010-10-01 It was part of the Netherlands Antilles (WAC 259) which dissolved on October 10, 2010. It became an autonomous territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. 1
267 26701 Providenciales Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Turks and Caicos Islands Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Grand Turk United Kingdom TC 1950-01-01 1984-12-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 281 (Although independence was agreed upon for 1982, the policy was reversed and the islands remain a British overseas territory). 1
268 26801 Puerto Rico Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Puerto Rico Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty San Juan United States PR 1950-01-01 1989-12-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 003 (territory of the US with commonwealth status) 1
273 27301 Grenada and South Grenadines Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Grenada Independent State in the World Saint George's GD 1974-02-01 Includes Carriacou 1
274 27401 Antigua and Barbuda - UK Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Antigua and Barbuda - UK Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Saint John's United Kingdom 1950-01-01 1981-10-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 206 (The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981). Also see comment for WAC 206 that begin on 11/01/1981 1
275 27501 St. Kitts and Nevis Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Saint Kitts and Nevis Independent State in the World Basseterre KN 1983-09-01 Independence: September 19, 1983 (from United Kingdom). In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts. 1
276 27601 St. Lucia Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Saint Lucia Independent State in the World Castries LC 1979-02-01 On February 22, 1979, Saint Lucia became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations 1
277 27701 Aruba Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Aruba Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Oranjestad Netherlands AW 1986-01-01 A Constitutional Conference Agreement on Separate Status was granted to Aruba by the Netherlands on January 1, 1986. It has been given a unique code in recognition of this status. 1
279 27901 St. Vincent and North Grenadines Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Independent State in the World Kingstown VC 1979-10-01 Includes: Union Island, Mustique, Palm Island 1
280 28001 Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Trinidad and Tobago Independent State in the World Port-of-Spain TT 1962-08-01 Independence Day, 31 August (1962) 1
281 28101 Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Turks and Caicos Islands Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Grand Turk United Kingdom TC 1950-01-01 Includes Providenciales 1
282 28201 British Virgin Islands Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda British Virgin Islands Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Road Town United Kingdom VG 1950-01-01 1
283 28301 U.S. Virgin Islands Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda Virgin Islands Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Charlotte Amalie United States VI 1950-01-01 1989-12-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 004 (Organized, unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between the Virgin Islands and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs). 1
303 30301 Argentina South America Argentina Independent State in the World Buenos Aires AR 1950-01-01 1
312 31201 Bolivia South America Bolivia Independent State in the World La Paz (administrative), Sucre (constitutional) BO 1950-01-01 1
316 31601 Brazil South America Brazil Independent State in the World Brasmlia BR 1950-01-01 1
324 32401 Chile South America Chile Independent State in the World Santiago CL 1950-01-01 1
327 32701 Colombia South America Colombia Independent State in the World Bogota CO 1950-01-01 Includes San Andres Island 1
337 33701 Ecuador South America Ecuador Independent State in the World Quito EC 1950-01-01 1
340 34001 Falkland Islands South America Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Stanley United Kingdom FK 1950-01-01 U.K. Overseas Territory (also claimed by Argentina) 1
344 34401 French Guiana South America French Guiana Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty France GF 1950-01-01 French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion are departments (first-order administrative units) of France, and are therefore not dependencies or areas of special sovereignty. They are included in this list only for the convenience of the user (State department) 1
350 35001 Guyana South America Guyana Independent State in the World Georgetown GY 1966-05-01 Independence: May 26, 1966; Republic, February 23, 1970 1
365 36501 Paraguay South America Paraguay Independent State in the World Asuncisn PY 1950-01-01 1
368 36801 Peru South America Peru Independent State in the World Lima PE 1950-01-01 1
379 37901 Suriname South America Suriname Independent State in the World Paramaribo SR 1975-11-01 SURINAM (SURINAME): Independence: November 25, 1975. 1
385 38501 Uruguay South America Uruguay Independent State in the World Montevideo UY 1950-01-01 1
388 38801 Venezuela South America Venezuela Independent State in the World Caracas VE 1950-01-01 1
401 40101 Albania Europe Albania Independent State in the World Tirana AL 1950-01-01 1
402 40201 Andorra Europe Andorra Independent State in the World Andorra la Vella AD 1950-01-01 1
403 40301 Austria Europe Austria Independent State in the World Vienna AT 1950-01-01 1
405 40501 Armenia Europe Armenia Independent State in the World Yerevan AM 1992-01-01 1
407 40701 Azerbaijan Europe Azerbaijan Independent State in the World Baku AZ 1992-01-01 1
409 40901 Belgium Europe Belgium Independent State in the World Brussels BE 1950-01-01 1
410 41001 Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina Independent State in the World Sarajevo BA 1992-09-01 1
411 41101 Bulgaria Europe Bulgaria Independent State in the World Sofia BG 1950-01-01 1
413 41301 Belarus Europe Belarus Independent State in the World Minsk BY 1992-01-01 1
415 41501 Croatia Europe Croatia Independent State in the World Zagreb HR 1992-09-01 1
417 41701 Czechoslovakia Europe Czechoslovakia Independent State in the World Prague 1950-01-01 1992-12-31 On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a velvet divorce into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. WAC 418 is Czech Republic and WAC 483 Slovakia. 1
418 41801 Czech Republic Europe Czech Republic Independent State in the World Prague CZ 1993-01-01 1
419 41901 Denmark Europe Denmark Independent State in the World Copenhagen DK 1950-01-01 1
422 42201 Estonia Europe Estonia Independent State in the World Tallinn EE 1992-01-01 1
425 42501 Finland Europe Finland Independent State in the World Helsinki FI 1950-01-01 1
427 42701 France Europe France Independent State in the World Paris FR 1950-01-01 Includes Corsica 1
428 42801 East Germany Europe East Germany Independent State in the World DD 1950-01-01 1990-09-30 Retired. Area is now combined with retired WAC 430, under WAC 429 1
429 42901 Germany Europe West Germany Independent State in the World Berlin DE 1950-01-01 1990-09-30 See comments for WAC 428 0
429 42902 Germany Europe Germany Independent State in the World Berlin DE 1990-10-01 See comments for WAC 428 1
430 43001 Berlin Europe Berlin Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty 1950-01-01 1990-09-30 East Berlin and West Berlin 1
431 43101 Gibraltar Europe Gibraltar Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Gibraltar United Kingdom GI 1950-01-01 1
432 43201 Georgia Europe Georgia Independent State in the World Tbilisi GE 1992-01-01 1
433 43301 Greece Europe Greece Independent State in the World Athens GR 1950-01-01 1
437 43701 Hungary Europe Hungary Independent State in the World Budapest HU 1950-01-01 2012-03-31 0
437 43702 Hungary Europe Hungary Independent State in the World Budapest HU 2012-04-01 1
439 43901 Iceland Europe Iceland Independent State in the World Reykjavmk IS 1950-01-01 1
441 44101 Ireland Europe Ireland Independent State in the World Dublin IE 1950-01-01 1
450 45001 Italy Europe Italy Independent State in the World Rome IT 1950-01-01 1
451 45101 Latvia Europe Latvia Independent State in the World Riga LV 1992-01-01 1
452 45201 Lithuania Europe Lithuania Independent State in the World Vilnius LT 1992-01-01 1
453 45301 Liechtenstein Europe Liechtenstein Independent State in the World Vaduz LI 1994-01-01 1
454 45401 Luxembourg Europe Luxembourg Independent State in the World Luxembourg LU 1950-01-01 1
455 45501 Macedonia Europe Macedonia Independent State in the World Skopje MK 1992-09-01 Macedonia gained its independence from Yugoslavia (WAC 497 retired), but international recognition was delayed. 1
456 45601 Malta Europe Malta Independent State in the World Valletta MT 1964-09-01 Independence: September 21, 1964. 1
457 45701 Moldova Europe Moldova Independent State in the World Chisinau MD 1992-01-01 1
458 45801 Monaco Europe Monaco Independent State in the World Monaco MC 1950-01-01 1
459 45901 Montenegro Europe FRY Independent State in the World Belgrade YU 1992-09-01 2003-01-31 Retired 2003-01-31. In February 2003, Serbia (WAC 480) and Montenegro (WAC 459) asserted the formation of a joint independent state. The new entity Serbia and Montenegro (WAC 477) was recognized as a state by the United States effective 2/2003. 0
459 45902 Montenegro Europe Montenegro Independent State in the World Podgorica ME 2006-10-01 Effective October 2006, the joint independent state of Serbia and Montenegro (WAC 477), formerly Montenegro (WAC 459) and Serbia (WAC 480), was once again recognized as separate states. WAC 477 was retired and their original WACs of 459 and 480 were reactivated. 1
461 46101 Netherlands Europe Netherlands Independent State in the World Amsterdam NL 1950-01-01 1
465 46501 Norway Europe Norway Independent State in the World Oslo NO 1950-01-01 1
467 46701 Poland Europe Poland Independent State in the World Warsaw PL 1950-01-01 1
469 46901 Portugal Europe Portugal Independent State in the World Lisbon PT 1950-01-01 Includes: Azores and Madeira Islands 1
473 47301 Romania Europe Romania Independent State in the World Bucharest RO 1950-01-01 1
475 47501 Russia (European Part) Europe Russia Independent State in the World Moscow RU 1992-01-01 Demarcation line between Russia in Europe and Russia in Far East: Ural Mountains and Western Boundary of Kazakhstan and Caspian Sea. 1
477 47701 Serbia and Montenegro Europe Serbia and Montenegro Independent State in the World Belgrade CS 2003-02-01 2006-09-30 Created 2003-02-01. In February 2003, Serbia (WAC 480) and Montenegro (WAC 459) asserted the formation of a joint independent state. The new entity Serbia and Montenegro (WAC 477) was recognized as a state by the United States effective 2/2003. Retired 2006-09-30. Effective October 2006, the joint independent state of Serbia and Montenegro (WAC 477), formerly Montenegro (WAC 459) and Serbia (WAC 480), was once again recognized as separate states. WAC 477 was retired and their original WACs of 459 and 480 were reactivated. 1
479 47901 San Marino Europe San Marino Independent State in the World San Marino SM 1950-01-01 1
480 48001 Serbia Europe FRY Independent State in the World Belgrade YU 1992-09-01 2003-01-31 Retired 2003-01-31. In February 2003, Serbia (WAC 480) and Montenegro (WAC 459) asserted the formation of a joint independent state. The new entity Serbia and Montenegro (WAC 477) was recognized as a state by the United States effective 2/2003. 0
480 48002 Serbia Europe Serbia Independent State in the World Belgrade RS 2006-10-01 Effective October 2006, the joint independent state of Serbia and Montenegro (WAC 477), formerly Montenegro (WAC 459) and Serbia (WAC 480), was once again recognized as separate states. WAC 477 was retired and their original WACs of 459 and 480 were reactivated. 1
481 48101 Slovenia Europe Slovenia Independent State in the World Ljubljana SI 1992-09-01 1
482 48201 Spain Europe Spain Independent State in the World Madrid ES 1950-01-01 Includes: Balearic Islands and Canary Island 1
483 48301 Slovakia Europe Slovakia Independent State in the World Bratislava SK 1993-01-01 1
484 48401 Sweden Europe Sweden Independent State in the World Stockholm SE 1950-01-01 1
486 48601 Switzerland Europe Switzerland Independent State in the World Bern CH 1950-01-01 1
488 48801 Ukraine Europe Ukraine Independent State in the World Kiev UA 1992-01-01 1
489 48901 U.S.S.R. (European Part) Europe U.S.S.R. Independent State in the World Moscow SU 1950-01-01 1991-12-31 Retired. Area was divided under WACs: 405, 407, 413, 422, 432, 451, 452, 457, 475, 488. 1
493 49301 United Kingdom Europe United Kingdom Independent State in the World London GB 1950-01-01 Includes: Great Britain, Channel Islands, Hebrides, Shetland Islands, Isle of Man, and Northern Ireland. 1
494 49401 Kosovo Europe Kosovo Independent State in the World Pristina KV 2008-03-01 Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on February 17, 2008. 1
497 49701 Yugoslavia Europe Yugoslavia Independent State in the World Belgrade YU 1950-01-01 1962-12-31 Current WACs for former Yugoslavian subentities are: 410, 415, 455, 459, 480, and 481. 0
497 49702 Yugoslavia Europe Yugoslavia Independent State in the World Belgrade YU 1963-01-01 1992-08-31 Current WACs for former Yugoslavian subentities are: 410, 415, 455, 459, 480, and 481. 1
500 50001 Algeria Africa Algeria Independent State in the World Algiers DZ 1962-07-01 Independence: July 5, 1962 (from France). 1
501 50101 South Sudan Africa South Sudan Independent State in the World Juba SS 2011-08-01 A Split From Sudan 1
502 50201 Angola Africa Angola Independent State in the World Luanda AO 1975-11-01 Independence: November 11, 1975. 1
503 50301 Burundi Africa Burundi Independent State in the World Bujumbura BI 1962-07-01 Independence: July 1, 1962 (from Belgium). 1
504 50401 Cameroon Africa Cameroon Independent State in the World Yaoundi CM 1960-01-01 Independence: January 1, 1960 (for areas formerly ruled by France) and October 1, 1961 (for territory formerly ruled by Britain). 1
506 50601 Canary Island Africa Spain Independent State in the World Madrid ES 1950-01-01 1989-12-31 Canary Islands-Spain. Retired. Area is now under WAC 482. 1
507 50701 Cape Verde Islands Africa Cape Verde Independent State in the World Praia CV 1975-07-01 Independence: July 5, 1975. 1
509 50901 Central African Republic Africa Central African Republic Independent State in the World Bangui CF 1960-08-01 Independence: August 13, 1960. 1
510 51001 Botswana Africa Botswana Independent State in the World Gaborone BW 1966-09-01 Independence: September 30, 1966. 1
511 51101 Chad Africa Chad Independent State in the World N'Djamena TD 1960-08-01 Independence: August 11, 1960 (from France). 1
513 51301 Comoros Africa Comoros Independent State in the World Moroni KM 1975-07-01 Independence: July 6, 1975 (Mayotte remains under French administration). 1
515 51501 Republic of the Congo Africa Congo (Brazaville) Independent State in the World Brazaville CG 1960-08-01 Congo (Brazaville): Independence: August 15, 1960. 1
517 51701 Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa Congo (Kinshasa) Independent State in the World Kinshasa CD 1960-06-01 Congo (Kinshasa): Independence: June 30, 1960 (from Belgium). Formerly called Zaire until name change in 1997. 1
519 51901 Benin Africa Benin Independent State in the World Porto-Novo BJ 1960-08-01 The territory became a French Colony in 1872 and achieved independence on 1 August 1960, as the Republic of Benin. Formerly known as Dahomey. 1
521 52101 Equatorial Guinea Africa Equatorial Guinea Independent State in the World Malabo GQ 1968-10-01 12 October 1968 (Independence from Spain) 1
522 52201 Ethiopia Africa Ethiopia Independent State in the World Addis Ababa ET 1950-01-01 1
523 52301 Eritrea Africa Eritrea Independent State in the World Asmara ER 1993-05-01 Split from Ethiopia (522) and became an independent country in 5/1/1993 1
525 52501 Djibouti Africa Djibouti Independent State in the World Djibouti DJ 1977-06-01 Independence: June 27, 1977 (from France) 1
526 52601 Gabon Africa Gabon Independent State in the World Libreville GA 1960-08-01 Independence: August 17, 1960 (from France) 1
527 52701 The Gambia Africa The Gambia Independent State in the World Banjul GM 1965-02-01 Independence: February 18, 1965 (from UK) 1
529 52901 Ghana Africa Ghana Independent State in the World Accra GH 1957-03-01 GHANA: Independence: March 6, 1957 (from UK) 1
531 53101 Guinea Africa Guinea Independent State in the World Conakry GN 1958-10-01 2 October 1958 (from France) 1
533 53301 Cote d'Ivoire Africa Cote d'Ivoire Independent State in the World Yamoussoukro CI 1960-08-01 Independence: 7 August 1960 (from France). Formerly known as Ivory Coast. 1
535 53501 Kenya Africa Kenya Independent State in the World Nairobi KE 1963-12-01 12 December 1963 (from UK) 1
536 53601 Lesotho Africa Lesotho Independent State in the World Maseru LS 1966-10-01 4 October 1966 (from UK) 1
537 53701 Liberia Africa Liberia Independent State in the World Monrovia LR 1950-01-01 1
538 53801 Libya Africa Libya Independent State in the World Tripoli LY 1951-12-01 2011-10-31 LIBYA: Independence: December 24, 1951 (from UN trusteeship) 0
538 53802 Libya Africa Libya Independent State in the World Tripoli LY 2011-11-01 LIBYA: Independence: December 24, 1951 (from UN trusteeship) 1
540 54001 Madeira Islands Africa Portugal Independent State in the World Lisbon PT 1950-01-01 1989-12-31 Madeira Islands-Portugal. Retired. Area is now under WAC 469 1
541 54101 Madagascar Africa Madagascar Independent State in the World Antananarivo MG 1960-06-01 MADAGASCAR (MALAGASY REPUBLIC): Independence: June 26, 1960 (from France) 1
542 54201 Malawi Africa Malawi Independent State in the World Lilongwe MW 1964-07-01 6 July 1964 (from UK) 1
543 54301 Mali Africa Mali Independent State in the World Bamako ML 1960-09-01 MALI: Independence: September 22, 1960 (from France) 1
545 54501 Mauritania Africa Mauritania Independent State in the World Nouakchott MR 1960-11-01 MAURITANIA: Independence: November 28, 1960 (from France) 1
546 54601 Mauritius Africa Mauritius Independent State in the World Port Louis MU 1968-03-01 MAURITIUS: Independence: March 12, 1968 (from UK, became a republic in 1992) 1
547 54701 Mayotte Africa Mayotte Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Mamoudzou France YT 1950-01-01 1
548 54801 Morocco Africa Morocco Independent State in the World Rabat MA 1956-03-01 Independence: March 2, 1956 (from France). WAC 579 Western Sahara is created by mistake, which belongs to 548. 1
550 55001 Mozambique Africa Mozambique Independent State in the World Maputo MZ 1975-06-01 MOZAMBIQUE: Independence: June 25, 1975 (from Portugal) 1
554 55401 Niger Africa Niger Independent State in the World Niamey NE 1960-08-01 3 August 1960 (from France) 1
555 55501 Nigeria Africa Nigeria Independent State in the World Abuja NG 1960-10-01 1 October 1960 (from UK) 1
559 55901 Guinea-Bissau Africa Guinea-Bissau Independent State in the World Bissau GW 1973-09-01 GUINEA BISSAU: Independence: September 24, 1973 (proclaimed unilaterally); September 10, 1974 (de jure from Portugal). 1
562 56201 South Africa Africa South Africa Independent State in the World Pretoria (administrative) ZA 1950-01-01 1
563 56301 Reunion Island Africa Reunion Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty France RE 1950-01-01 French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion are departments (first-order administrative units) of France, and are therefore not dependencies or areas of special sovereignty. They are included in this list only for the convenience of the user (State department) 1
565 56501 Zimbabwe Africa Zimbabwe Independent State in the World Harare ZW 1980-04-01 18 April 1980 (from the UK) 1
566 56601 Rwanda Africa Rwanda Independent State in the World Kigali RW 1962-07-01 1 July 1962 (from Belgium-administered UN trusteeship) 1
567 56701 Sao Tome and Principe Africa Sao Tome and Principe Independent State in the World Sco Tomi ST 1975-07-01 1
568 56801 Rodrigues Islands Africa Mauritius Independent State in the World Port Louis MU 1968-03-01 RODRIGUES ISLANDS-MAURITIUS: In 1968, Rodrigues was forcefully joined with Mauritius when it attained independence; today it is an autonomous region of Mauritius which aspires to full sovereignty. 1
569 56901 Senegal Africa Senegal Independent State in the World Dakar SN 1960-04-01 SENEGAL: Independence: 4 April 1960 (from France); note - complete independence achieved upon dissolution of federation with Mali on 20 August 1960 1
570 57001 Seychelles Islands Africa Seychelles Independent State in the World Victoria SC 1976-06-01 Independence: 29 June 1976 (from UK) 1
571 57101 Sierra Leone Africa Sierra Leone Independent State in the World Freetown SL 1961-04-01 27 April 1961 (from UK) 1
573 57301 Somalia Africa Somalia Independent State in the World Mogadishu SO 1960-07-01 1 July 1960 (from a merger of British Somaliland, which became independent from the UK on 26 June 1960, and Italian Somaliland, which became independent from the Italian-administered UN trusteeship on 1 July 1960, to form the Somali Republic 1
575 57501 Namibia Africa Namibia Independent State in the World Windhoek NA 1990-03-01 Independence: 21 March 1990 (from South African mandate) 1
580 58001 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Africa Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Jamestown United Kingdom SH 1950-01-01 In 2009, Saint Helena and its two territories received equal status under a new constitution, and the British Overseas Territory was renamed Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha. 1
582 58201 Swaziland Africa Swaziland Independent State in the World Mbabane (administrative) SZ 1968-09-01 Independence Day, 6 September (1968) 1
583 58301 Sudan Africa Sudan Independent State in the World Khartoum SD 1956-01-01 Independence Day, 1 January (1956) 1
585 58501 Tanzania Africa Tanzania Independent State in the World Dar es Salaam TZ 1964-04-01 Tanganyika united with Zanzibar 26 April 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar; renamed United Republic of Tanzania 29 October 1964 1
586 58601 Togo Africa Togo Independent State in the World Lomi TG 1960-04-01 Independence Day, 27 April (1960) 1
588 58801 Tunisia Africa Tunisia Independent State in the World Tunis TN 1956-03-01 Independence Day, 20 March (1956); 1
590 59001 Uganda Africa Uganda Independent State in the World Kampala UG 1962-10-01 Independence Day, 9 October (1962) 1
591 59101 Egypt Africa Egypt Independent State in the World Cairo EG 1950-01-01 Name change 6/18/1953 1
593 59301 Upper Volta Africa Upper Volta Independent State in the World Ouagadougou HV 1960-08-01 1984-09-30 Independence gained 8/5/1960. Originally known as Republic of Upper Volta 0
593 59302 Burkina Faso Africa Burkina Faso Independent State in the World Ouagadougou BF 1984-10-01 Independence gained 8/5/1960. Originally known as Republic of Upper Volta 1
597 59701 Zambia Africa Zambia Independent State in the World Lusaka ZM 1964-10-01 Independence Day, 24 October (1964) 1
599 59901 Rhodesia Africa Rhodesia Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Salisbury United Kingdom 1950-01-01 1980-03-31 Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) should have retained WAC 565 that starts on 4/1/1980. 1
605 60501 Bahrain Middle East Bahrain Independent State in the World Manama BH 1971-08-01 National Day, 16 December (1971); note - 15 August 1971 was the date of independence from the UK, 16 December 1971 was the date of independence from British protection 1
611 61101 Cyprus Middle East Cyprus Independent State in the World Nicosia CY 1960-08-01 Independence: August 16, 1960. 1
632 63201 Iran Middle East Iran Independent State in the World Tehran IR 1950-01-01 1979-11-30 Constitution: Ratified in December 1979, revised 1989 0
632 63202 Iran Middle East Iran Independent State in the World Tehran IR 1979-12-01 Constitution: Ratified in December 1979, revised 1989 1
634 63401 Iraq Middle East Iraq Independent State in the World Baghdad IQ 1950-01-01 1
636 63601 Israel Middle East Israel Independent State in the World Jerusalem IL 1950-01-01 Independence Day, 14 May (1948); note - Israel declared independence on 14 May 1948, but the Jewish calendar is lunar and the holiday may occur in April or May 1
639 63901 Jordan Middle East Jordan Independent State in the World Amman JO 1950-01-01 1
644 64401 Kuwait Middle East Kuwait Independent State in the World Kuwait KW 1961-06-01 Independence: 19 June 1961 (from the UK) 1
647 64701 Lebanon Middle East Lebanon Independent State in the World Beirut LB 1950-01-01 1
658 65801 Oman Middle East Oman Independent State in the World Muscat OM 1950-01-01 1
664 66401 Qatar Middle East Qatar Independent State in the World Doha QA 1971-09-01 Independence: 3 September 1971 (from the UK) 1
667 66701 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Middle East South Yemen Independent State in the World Aden YD 1950-01-01 1990-04-30 Merged into WAC 694 on May 22, 1990. 1
670 67001 Saudi Arabia Middle East Saudi Arabia Independent State in the World Riyadh SA 1950-01-01 1
676 67601 Syria Middle East Syria Independent State in the World Damascus SY 1950-01-01 1
678 67801 United Arab Emirates Middle East United Arab Emirates Independent State in the World Abu Dhabi AE 1971-12-01 Independence Day, 2 December (1971) 1
679 67901 Turkey Middle East Turkey Independent State in the World Ankara TR 1950-01-01 1
694 69401 Yemen Middle East North Yemen Independent State in the World Sana'a YE 1950-01-01 1990-04-30 0
694 69402 Yemen Middle East Yemen Independent State in the World Sana'a YE 1990-05-01 1
701 70101 Afghanistan Far East Afghanistan Independent State in the World Kabul AF 1950-01-01 1
702 70201 Bhutan Far East Bhutan Independent State in the World Thimphu BT 1950-01-01 1
703 70301 Bangladesh Far East Bangladesh Independent State in the World Dhaka BD 1971-12-01 Defeated Pakistani forces 12/16/1971. Next day declared independent Republic of Banglades 1
704 70401 Brunei Far East Brunei Independent State in the World Bandar Seri Begawan BN 1984-01-01 National Day, 23 February (1984); note - 1 January 1984 was the date of independence from the UK, 23 February 1984 was the date of independence from British protection 1
705 70501 Bonin Islands Far East Bonin Islands Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty United States 1950-01-01 1968-05-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 736. The United States returned control of the islands to Japan in June 1968. (No airports in this WAC.) 1
706 70601 Myanmar Far East Burma Independent State in the World Rangoon MM 1950-01-01 1
707 70701 British Indian Ocean Territory Far East British Indian Ocean Territory Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty None United Kingdom IO 1968-03-01 Became member of British Commonwealth on 3/12/1968. Includes: Chagos Islands 1
709 70901 Cambodia Far East Cambodia Independent State in the World Phnom Penh KH 1953-11-01 Cambodia got its independence from France on Nov. 9, 1953 1
711 71101 Sri Lanka Far East Sri Lanka Independent State in the World Colombo LK 1950-01-01 1
713 71301 China Far East China Independent State in the World Beijing CN 1950-01-01 See also Taiwan. With the establishment of diplomatic relations with China on January 1, 1979, the US Government recognized the People's Republic of China as the sole legal government of China and acknowledged the Chinese position that there is only one China. 1
729 72901 Hong Kong Far East Hong Kong Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty China (July 1, 1997), previously United Kingdom HK 1950-01-01 Under a Sino-British declaration of September 1984, Hong Kong reverted to Chinese control on July 1, 1997. It is now a semi-autonomous entity that exists pursuant to international agreement and maintains its own government apart from the People's Republic of China 1
733 73301 India Far East India Independent State in the World New Delhi IN 1950-01-01 1
736 73601 Japan Far East Japan Independent State in the World Tokyo JP 1950-01-01 Includes: Okinawa and Bonin Islands 1
738 73801 Kazakhstan Far East Kazakhstan Independent State in the World Astana KZ 1992-01-01 1
743 74301 Kyrgyzstan Far East Kyrgyzstan Independent State in the World Bishkek KG 1991-08-01 Independence: August 31, 1991 (from the Soviet Union). 1
744 74401 Laos Far East Laos Independent State in the World Vientiane LA 1950-01-01 1
747 74701 Macau Far East Macau Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Macau China (December 20, 1999), previously Portugal MO 1950-01-01 Under the Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration on the Question of Macau signed in 1987, Macau reverted to Chinese control on December 20, 1999. It is now a semi-autonomous entity that exists pursuant to international agreement and maintains its own government. 1
749 74901 Malaysia Far East Malaysia Independent State in the World Kuala Lumpur MY 1957-08-01 Got its independence from UK on Aug. 31, 1957. 1
750 75001 Maldives Far East Maldives Independent State in the World Male MV 1965-07-01 Was under UK protection, independence Jul. 26, 1965. 1
751 75101 Mongolia Far East Mongolia Independent State in the World Ulaanbaatar MN 1950-01-01 1
755 75501 Nepal Far East Nepal Independent State in the World Kathmandu NP 1950-01-01 1
757 75701 North Korea Far East North Korea Independent State in the World Pyongyang KP 1950-01-01 1
759 75901 North Vietnam Far East Vietnam Independent State in the World Hanoi VN 1950-01-01 1976-06-30 Retired. Area is part of WAC 791 that starts on 7/1/1976. 1
761 76101 Okinawa/Ryukyu Islands Far East Okinawa/Ryukyu Islands Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty United States 1950-01-01 1972-04-30 Retired. Area is now under WAC 736. The United States returned control of the islands to Japan in May 1972. 1
764 76401 Pakistan Far East Pakistan Independent State in the World Islamabad PK 1950-01-01 1
766 76601 Philippines Far East Philippines Independent State in the World Manila PH 1950-01-01 1
770 77001 Russia (Asian Part) Far East Russia Independent State in the World Moscow RU 1992-01-01 Demarcation line between Russia in Europe and Russia in Far East: Ural Mountains and Western Boundary of Kazakhstan and Caspian Sea. 1
776 77601 Singapore Far East Singapore Independent State in the World Singapore SG 1965-08-01 Split from Malaysian Federation on Aug. 9, 1965. 1
778 77801 South Korea Far East South Korea Independent State in the World Seoul KR 1950-01-01 1
780 78001 South Vietnam Far East Vietnam Independent State in the World Hanoi VN 1950-01-01 1976-06-30 Retired. Area is now under WAC 791 1
781 78101 Taiwan Far East Taiwan Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Tai-pei China TW 1950-01-01 Claimed by both the Government of the People's Republic of China and the authorities on Taiwan. Administered by the authorities on Taiwan. 1
782 78201 Thailand Far East Thailand Independent State in the World Bangkok TH 1950-01-01 1
783 78301 Tajikistan Far East Tajikistan Independent State in the World Dushanbe TJ 1992-01-01 1
785 78501 Turkmenistan Far East Turkmenistan Independent State in the World Ashgabat TM 1992-01-01 1
786 78601 U.S.S.R. (Asian Part) Far East U.S.S.R. Independent State in the World Moscow SU 1950-01-01 1991-12-31 Retired. Area was divided under WACs: 738, 743, 770, 783, 785, 788 1
788 78801 Uzbekistan Far East Uzbekistan Independent State in the World Tashkent UZ 1992-01-01 1
791 79101 Vietnam Far East Vietnam Independent State in the World Hanoi VN 1976-07-01 1
800 80001 American Samoa Far East American Samoa Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Pago Pago United States AS 1950-01-01 1989-12-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 005 1
801 80101 Antarctica Australasia and Oceania Antarctica Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty None AQ 1998-01-01 ISO defines as the territory south of 60 degrees south latitude 1
802 80201 Australia Australasia and Oceania Australia Independent State in the World Canberra AU 1950-01-01 Includes: Norfolk Island and Tasmania 1
803 80301 Christmas Island Australasia and Oceania Christmas Island Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty The Settlement (Flying Fish Cove) Australia CX 1958-10-01 Christmas Island (in the Indian Ocean approx 225 miles south of Java) became an Australian possession in 1958. A second Christmas Island (one of the Line Islands in the Cetral Pacific Ocean south of Hawaii) is part of the Republic of Kiribati. 1
804 80401 Papua New Guinea Australasia and Oceania Papua New Guinea Independent State in the World Port Moresby PG 1975-09-01 Its independence from Australian-Administered UN trusteeship on Sep.16, 1975. 1
809 80901 Palau Islands Australasia and Oceania Palau District (TTPI) Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Koror United States 1950-01-01 1989-12-31 Retired. Area was under WAC 005 until October 1994. Area is now under WAC 854. History: Beginning in 1950, Palau was assigned WAC 809. In 1990, Palau became part of the US Pacific Trust and Possessions under WAC 005. In October 1994, Palau gained indepe 1
810 81001 Federated States of Micronesia Australasia and Oceania Federated States of Micronesia Independent State in the World Palikir FM 1986-11-01 Got its independence from US-Administered UN trusteeship on Nov. 6 1986. Partial breakup of Palau Islands (WAC 809) Includes: Kosrae, Ponape, Yap, Ulithi, Truk 1
812 81201 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australasia and Oceania Cocos (Keeling) Islands Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty West Island Australia CC 1955-11-01 Territory of Australia. 1
813 81301 Cook Islands Australasia and Oceania Cook Islands Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Avarua New Zealand CK 1965-08-01 Free association with New Zealand as of Aug. 4, 1965. 1
817 81701 Tuvalu Australasia and Oceania Tuvalu Independent State in the World Funafuti TV 1978-10-01 Got its independence from UK on October 1, 1978. 1
821 82101 Fiji Islands Australasia and Oceania Fiji Independent State in the World Suva FJ 1970-10-01 Got its independence from UK on Oct. 10, 1970. 1
823 82301 French Polynesia Australasia and Oceania French Polynesia Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Papeete France PF 1958-10-01 Overseas territory of France. Includes: Austral Islands, Marquesas Islands, Tahiti 1
824 82401 Kiribati Australasia and Oceania Kiribati Independent State in the World Tarawa KI 1979-07-01 Got its independence from UK on July. 12, 1979. Includes: Gilbert Islands, Kanton Island, and Line Islands. There is a second Christmas Island. It is one of the Line Islands in the Central Pacific Ocean south of Hawaii. This island is also part of the Republic of Kiribati. 1
826 82601 Guam Australasia and Oceania Guam Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Hagatna United States GU 1950-01-01 1989-12-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 005 1
832 83201 Indonesia Australasia and Oceania Indonesia Independent State in the World Jakarta ID 1950-01-01 1
834 83401 Johnston Island Australasia and Oceania Johnston Atoll Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty United States 1950-01-01 1989-12-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 005 1
840 84001 Loyalty Islands Australasia and Oceania New Caledonia Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Noumia France NC 1958-10-01 Part of the French territory of New Caledonia (separate WAC of 846), whose mainland is 100 km away. 1
841 84101 Northern Mariana Islands Australasia and Oceania Northern Mariana Islands Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Saipan United States MP 1950-01-01 1989-12-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 005 1
842 84201 Midway Islands Australasia and Oceania Midway Islands Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty United States 1950-01-01 1989-12-31 Retired. Area is part of WAC 005. 1
843 84301 Marshall Islands Australasia and Oceania Marshall Islands District (TTPI) Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Majuro United States 1950-01-01 1986-09-30 Retired. Area is part of WAC 844 that starts on 10/1/1986. 1
844 84401 Marshall Islands Australasia and Oceania Marshall Islands Independent State in the World Majuro MH 1986-10-01 Got its independence from US trusteeship on Oct. 21, 1986. 1
845 84501 Nauru Australasia and Oceania Nauru Independent State in the World Yaren District NR 1968-01-01 Got its independence from US trusteeship on Jan. 31, 1968. 1
846 84601 New Caledonia Australasia and Oceania New Caledonia Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Noumia France NC 1958-10-01 Overseas territory of France. Excludes Loyalty Islands (separate WAC of 840). 1
849 84901 New Hebrides Australasia and Oceania New Hebrides Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Port-Vila United Kingdom/France 1950-01-01 1980-06-30 Retired. Area now is part of WAC 885 that starts on 7/1/1980. 1
851 85101 New Zealand Australasia and Oceania New Zealand Independent State in the World Wellington NZ 1950-01-01 1
852 85201 Niue Australasia and Oceania Niue Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Alofi New Zealand NU 1974-10-01 On 19 October 1974, Niue became a self-governing parliamentary government in free association with New Zealand. 1
853 85301 Norfolk Island Australasia and Oceania Norfolk Island Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Kingston Australia NF 1950-01-01 1974-12-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 802 1
854 85401 Palau Australasia and Oceania Palau Independent State in the World Koror PW 1994-10-01 Beginning in 1950, Palau was assigned WAC 809. In 1990, Palau became part of the US Pacific Trust and Possessions under WAC 005. In October 1994, Palau gained independence and was assigned WAC 854. 1
861 86101 East Timor Australasia and Oceania East Timor Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Dili Indonesia TP 1975-11-01 2002-04-30 Independence (from Portugal): November 28, 1975. Restoration of independence from Indonesia: May 20, 2002. Became WAC 262 Timor-Leste with new country code TL. 1
862 86201 Timor-Leste Australasia and Oceania Timor-Leste Independent State in the World Dili TL 2002-05-01 On 20 May 2002, Timor-Leste was internationally recognized as an independent state. East Timor (WAC 261) controlled by Indonesia became WAC 262 with new country code TL. 1
874 87401 Solomon Islands Australasia and Oceania Solomon Islands Independent State in the World Honiara SB 1978-07-01 Got its independence from UK on July 7, 1978. 1
881 88101 Tonga Australasia and Oceania Tonga Independent State in the World Nuku'alofa TO 1970-06-01 Got its independence from UK proctoctrate on June 4, 1970, 1
885 88501 Vanuatu Australasia and Oceania Vanuatu Independent State in the World Port-Vila VU 1980-07-01 Got its independence from UK and France on July 30, 1980. 1
888 88801 Wake Island Australasia and Oceania Wake Island Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty United States 1950-01-01 1989-12-31 Retired. Area is now under WAC 005 1
890 89001 Wallis and Futuna Islands Australasia and Oceania Wallis and Futuna Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Mata-Utu France WF 1959-01-01 Overseas territory of France. 1
892 89201 Samoa Australasia and Oceania Samoa Independent State in the World Apia WS 1962-01-01 1
906 90601 British Columbia Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA BC 1950-01-01 1
911 91101 Yukon Territory Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA YT 1950-01-01 1
916 91601 Alberta Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA AB 1950-01-01 1
921 92101 Saskatchewan Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA SK 1950-01-01 1
926 92601 Manitoba Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA MB 1950-01-01 1
931 93101 Northwest Territories Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA NT 1950-01-01 1
934 93401 Nunavut Territory Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA NU 1999-04-01 Nunavut is the largest and newest federal territory of Canada; it was separated officially from the Northwest Territories (WAC=931) on 4/1/1999 via the Nunavut Act. 1
936 93601 Ontario Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA ON 1950-01-01 1
941 94101 Quebec Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA QC 1950-01-01 1
946 94601 New Brunswick Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA NB 1950-01-01 1
951 95101 Nova Scotia Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA NS 1950-01-01 1
956 95601 Prince Edward Island Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA PE 1950-01-01 1
961 96101 Newfoundland and Labrador Canada and Greenland Canada Independent State in the World Ottawa CA NL 1950-01-01 Originally called Newfoundland (including Labrador) with state code NL. Changed in 2002 for all time periods. 1
975 97501 Greenland Canada and Greenland Greenland Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Nuuk (Godtheb) Denmark GL 1979-01-01 An extensive self-rule as part of the Kingdom of Denmark. 1
977 97701 Saint Pierre and Miquelon Canada and Greenland Saint Pierre and Miquelon Dependency and Area of Special Sovereignty Saint-Pierre France PM 1958-10-01 Territorial collectivity of France. 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BTS Aviation Support Tables: World Area Codes (WAC)".

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