Country codes in ISO 3166

Page last modified: 2003-07-25

Data last modified: 2003-07-25

This file lists the codes for each country provided in ISO 3166. There are two tables: existing codes and withdrawn codes (codes can be withdrawn because the country no longer exists, the name has significantly changed, or one or more codes has altered).

Each country or territory has three codes:

The numeric code identifies a physical territory, and the letters a country name. Thus when Germany reunified, it kept DE/DEU but changed from 280 to 276, while when Southern Rhodesia was renamed Zimbabwe it stayed 716 but changed from RH/RHO to ZW/ZWE.

There is also a numeric version of the two letter code not given here, calculated as 1070+30a+b, where a and b are the two letters of the code converted by A=1, B=2, etc. So AA=1101, AB=1102, BA=1131, and ZZ=1876.

Changes to ISO 3166 are managed by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO3166/MA).

Codes withdrawn from use may not be reused for five years. The two letter codes AA, QM to QZ, XA to XZ, and ZZ, all three letter codes beginning with those pairs, and numeric codes beginning 9, are available for individual use and will not be allocated to countries. The codes OO, OOO, and 000 are designated for use as "escape codes" to indicate that additional codes are being used.

The term "country" is perhaps a little misleading: not all the "countries" in ISO 3166 are actually independent. Rather, many of them are geographically separate territories that are legally portions or dependencies of other countries. Nonetheless the term "country" is used throughout. Where the code for a country includes territory also included in another code, a code for the exclusive part can be formed by replacing the second and third letters by X. So Metropolitan France can be coded as FX/FXX, and this excludes areas such as French Guyana (GF/GUF) which are included in the code FR/FRA.

ISO 3166 was first issued in 1974, and the three digit numbers were mostly added in 1981. This file is derived from the 1982 and 1988 versions of the standard, all change notifications since 1988, and a list of obsolete codes. The fourth column indicates the date of change of an entry using one of the following codes:

b between 1982 and 1988
c changed 1989-12-05
d changed 1990-08-14
e changed 1990-10-30
f changed 1992-06-15
g changed 1992-08-28
h changed 1992-08-30
i changed 1993-06-15
j changed 1993-06-18
k changed 1993-07-12
l changed 1993-07-16
m changed 1993-07-22
n changed 1993-07-23
o changed 1993-07-28
p changed 1996-04-03
q changed 1997-07-14
r changed 1999-10-01
s changed 2002-02-01
ß changed 2002-11-15
þ changed 2003-07-23
t changed 1975
u changed 1977
v changed 1979
w changed 1980
x changed 1983
y changed 1984
z changed 1986

preceded by + or - to show that the code was added or removed.

The following tables are available combined in text form.

Table 1: current codes

AF AFG 004 Afghanistan
AL ALB 008 Albania, People's Socialist Republic of
DZ DZA 012 Algeria, People's Democratic Republic of
AS ASM 016 American Samoa
AD AND 020 Andorra, Principality of
AO AGO 024 Angola, Republic of
AI AIA 660 +b Anguilla
AQ ATA 010 Antarctica (the territory South of 60 deg S)
AG ATG 028 Antigua and Barbuda
AR ARG 032 Argentina, Argentine Republic
AM ARM 051 +f Armenia
AW ABW 533 +b Aruba
AU AUS 036 Australia, Commonwealth of
AT AUT 040 Austria, Republic of
AZ AZE 031 +f Azerbaijan, Republic of
BS BHS 044 Bahamas, Commonwealth of the
BH BHR 048 Bahrain, Kingdom of
BD BGD 050 Bangladesh, People's Republic of
BB BRB 052 Barbados
BY BLR 112 +f Belarus
BE BEL 056 Belgium, Kingdom of
BZ BLZ 084 Belize
BJ BEN 204 +u Benin (was Dahomey), People's Republic of
BM BMU 060 Bermuda
BT BTN 064 Bhutan, Kingdom of
BO BOL 068 Bolivia, Republic of
BA BIH 070 +f Bosnia and Herzegovina
BW BWA 072 Botswana, Republic of
BV BVT 074 Bouvet Island (Bouvetoya)
BR BRA 076 Brazil, Federative Republic of
IO IOT 086 British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Archipelago)
VG VGB 092 British Virgin Islands
BN BRN 096 Brunei Darussalam
BG BGR 100 Bulgaria, People's Republic of
BF BFA 854 +y Burkina Faso (was Upper Volta)
BI BDI 108 Burundi, Republic of
KH KHM 116 Cambodia, Kingdom of (was Khmer Republic/Kampuchea, Democratic)
CM CMR 120 Cameroon, United Republic of
CA CAN 124 Canada
CV CPV 132 Cape Verde, Republic of
KY CYM 136 Cayman Islands
CF CAF 140 Central African Republic
TD TCD 148 Chad, Republic of
CL CHL 152 Chile, Republic of
CN CHN 156 China, People's Republic of
CX CXR 162 Christmas Island
CC CCK 166 Cocos (Keeling) Islands
CO COL 170 Colombia, Republic of
KM COM 174 Comoros, Union of the
CD COD 180 +q Congo, Democratic Republic of (was Zaire)
CG COG 178 Congo, People's Republic of
CK COK 184 Cook Islands
CR CRI 188 Costa Rica, Republic of
CI CIV 384 Cote D'Ivoire, Ivory Coast, Republic of the
CU CUB 192 Cuba, Republic of
CY CYP 196 Cyprus, Republic of
CZ CZE 203 +i Czech Republic
DK DNK 208 Denmark, Kingdom of
DJ DJI 262 +u Djibouti, Republic of (was French Afars and Issas)
DM DMA 212 Dominica, Commonwealth of
DO DOM 214 Dominican Republic
EC ECU 218 Ecuador, Republic of
EG EGY 818 Egypt, Arab Republic of
SV SLV 222 El Salvador, Republic of
GQ GNQ 226 Equatorial Guinea, Republic of
ER ERI 232 +l Eritrea
EE EST 233 +f Estonia
ET ETH 231 +l Ethiopia
FO FRO 234 Faeroe Islands
FK FLK 238 Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
FJ FJI 242 Fiji, Republic of the Fiji Islands
FI FIN 246 Finland, Republic of
FR FRA 250 France, French Republic
GF GUF 254 French Guiana
PF PYF 258 French Polynesia
TF ATF 260 +v French Southern Territories
GA GAB 266 Gabon, Gabonese Republic
GM GMB 270 Gambia, Republic of the
GE GEO 268 +g Georgia
DE DEU 276 +e Germany
GH GHA 288 Ghana, Republic of
GI GIB 292 Gibraltar
GR GRC 300 Greece, Hellenic Republic
GL GRL 304 Greenland
GD GRD 308 Grenada
GP GLP 312 Guadaloupe
GU GUM 316 Guam
GT GTM 320 Guatemala, Republic of
GN GIN 324 Guinea, Revolutionary People's Rep'c of
GW GNB 624 Guinea-Bissau, Republic of (was Portuguese Guinea)
GY GUY 328 Guyana, Republic of
HT HTI 332 Haiti, Republic of
HM HMD 334 Heard and McDonald Islands
VA VAT 336 +p Holy See (Vatican City State)
HN HND 340 Honduras, Republic of
HK HKG 344 Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China
HR HRV 191 +f Hrvatska (Croatia)
HU HUN 348 Hungary, Hungarian People's Republic
IS ISL 352 Iceland, Republic of
IN IND 356 India, Republic of
ID IDN 360 Indonesia, Republic of
IR IRN 364 Iran, Islamic Republic of
IQ IRQ 368 Iraq, Republic of
IE IRL 372 Ireland
IL ISR 376 Israel, State of
IT ITA 380 Italy, Italian Republic
JM JAM 388 Jamaica
JP JPN 392 Japan
JO JOR 400 Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of
KZ KAZ 398 +f Kazakhstan, Republic of
KE KEN 404 Kenya, Republic of
KI KIR 296 +v Kiribati, Republic of (was Gilbert Islands)
KP PRK 408 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
KR KOR 410 Korea, Republic of
KW KWT 414 Kuwait, State of
KG KGZ 417 +f Kyrgyz Republic
LA LAO 418 Lao People's Democratic Republic
LV LVA 428 +f Latvia
LB LBN 422 Lebanon, Lebanese Republic
LS LSO 426 Lesotho, Kingdom of
LR LBR 430 Liberia, Republic of
LY LBY 434 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
LI LIE 438 Liechtenstein, Principality of
LT LTU 440 +f Lithuania
LU LUX 442 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of
MO MAC 446 Macao, Special Administrative Region of China
MK MKD 807 +l Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
MG MDG 450 Madagascar, Republic of
MW MWI 454 Malawi, Republic of
MY MYS 458 Malaysia
MV MDV 462 Maldives, Republic of
ML MLI 466 Mali, Republic of
MT MLT 470 Malta, Republic of
MH MHL 584 +z Marshall Islands
MQ MTQ 474 Martinique
MR MRT 478 Mauritania, Islamic Republic of
MU MUS 480 Mauritius
YT MYT 175 +k Mayotte
MX MEX 484 Mexico, United Mexican States
FM FSM 583 +z Micronesia, Federated States of
MD MDA 498 +f Moldova, Republic of
MC MCO 492 Monaco, Principality of
MN MNG 496 Mongolia, Mongolian People's Republic
MS MSR 500 Montserrat
MA MAR 504 Morocco, Kingdom of
MZ MOZ 508 Mozambique, People's Republic of
MM MMR 104 +c Myanmar (was Burma)
NA NAM 516 Namibia
NR NRU 520 Nauru, Republic of
NP NPL 524 Nepal, Kingdom of
AN ANT 530 +k Netherlands Antilles
NL NLD 528 Netherlands, Kingdom of the
NC NCL 540 New Caledonia
NZ NZL 554 New Zealand
NI NIC 558 Nicaragua, Republic of
NE NER 562 Niger, Republic of the
NG NGA 566 Nigeria, Federal Republic of
NU NIU 570 Niue, Republic of
NF NFK 574 Norfolk Island
MP MNP 580 +z Northern Mariana Islands
NO NOR 578 Norway, Kingdom of
OM OMN 512 Oman, Sultanate of (was Muscat and Oman)
PK PAK 586 Pakistan, Islamic Republic of
PW PLW 585 +z Palau
PS PSE 275 +r Palestinian Territory, Occupied
PA PAN 591 +m Panama, Republic of
PG PNG 598 Papua New Guinea
PY PRY 600 Paraguay, Republic of
PE PER 604 Peru, Republic of
PH PHL 608 Philippines, Republic of the
PN PCN 612 Pitcairn Island
PL POL 616 Poland, Polish People's Republic
PT PRT 620 Portugal, Portuguese Republic
PR PRI 630 Puerto Rico
QA QAT 634 Qatar, State of
RE REU 638 Reunion
RO ROU 642 +s Romania, Socialist Republic of
RU RUS 643 +f Russian Federation
RW RWA 646 Rwanda, Rwandese Republic
SH SHN 654 St. Helena
KN KNA 659 +b St. Kitts and Nevis
LC LCA 662 St. Lucia
PM SPM 666 St. Pierre and Miquelon
VC VCT 670 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
WS WSM 882 Samoa, Independent State of (was Western Samoa)
SM SMR 674 San Marino, Republic of
ST STP 678 Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Republic of
SA SAU 682 Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
SN SEN 686 Senegal, Republic of
CS SCG 891 Serbia and Montenegro
SC SYC 690 Seychelles, Republic of
SL SLE 694 Sierra Leone, Republic of
SG SGP 702 Singapore, Republic of
SK SVK 703 +i Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
SI SVN 705 +f Slovenia
SB SLB 090 Solomon Islands (was British Solomon Islands)
SO SOM 706 Somalia, Somali Republic
ZA ZAF 710 South Africa, Republic of
GS SGS 239 +n South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
ES ESP 724 Spain, Spanish State
LK LKA 144 Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of (was Ceylon)
SD SDN 736 Sudan, Democratic Republic of the
SR SUR 740 Suriname, Republic of
SJ SJM 744 Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
SZ SWZ 748 Swaziland, Kingdom of
SE SWE 752 Sweden, Kingdom of
CH CHE 756 Switzerland, Swiss Confederation
SY SYR 760 Syrian Arab Republic
TW TWN 158 Taiwan, Province of China
TJ TJK 762 +f Tajikistan
TZ TZA 834 Tanzania, United Republic of
TH THA 764 Thailand, Kingdom of
TL TLS 626 Timor-Leste, Democratic Republic of
TG TGO 768 Togo, Togolese Republic
TK TKL 772 Tokelau (Tokelau Islands)
TO TON 776 Tonga, Kingdom of
TT TTO 780 Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of
TN TUN 788 Tunisia, Republic of
TR TUR 792 Turkey, Republic of
TM TKM 795 +f Turkmenistan
TC TCA 796 Turks and Caicos Islands
TV TUV 798 Tuvalu (was part of Gilbert & Ellice Islands)
VI VIR 850 US Virgin Islands
UG UGA 800 Uganda, Republic of
UA UKR 804 Ukraine
AE ARE 784 United Arab Emirates (was Trucial States)
GB GBR 826 United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland
UM UMI 581 +z United States Minor Outlying Islands
US USA 840 United States of America
UY URY 858 Uruguay, Eastern Republic of
UZ UZB 860 +f Uzbekistan
VU VUT 548 +w Vanuatu (was New Hebrides)
VE VEN 862 Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
VN VNM 704 +u Viet Nam, Socialist Republic of (was Democratic Republic of & Republic of)
WF WLF 876 Wallis and Futuna Islands
EH ESH 732 +b Western Sahara (was Spanish Sahara)
YE YEM 887 +d Yemen
ZM ZMB 894 Zambia, Republic of
ZW ZWE 716 +w Zimbabwe (was Southern Rhodesia)

Table 2: codes withdrawn from use.

ISO 3166-3 has a four character code notation for withdrawn codes. The first two characters are the withdrawn code while the last two are the code that replaced it, the code of the country that absorbed the country whose code is withdrawn, or a special code - HH to indicate that there is no single successor code or AA to indicate that the two letter code has not changed. Where there is a four letter code in the current edition of ISO 3166-3, this is shown instead of the two letter code.

BQAQ ATB -v British Antarctic Territory
BUMM BUR 104 -c Burma, Socialist Republic of the Union of
BYAA BYS 112 -f Byelorussian SSR Soviet Socialist Republic
CTKI CTE 128 -y Canton & Enderbury Islands
CSHH CSK 200 -i Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
DYBJ DHY 204 -u Dahomey
NQAQ ATN 216 -x Dronning Maud Land
TPTL TMP 626 East Timor (was Portuguese Timor)
ET ETH 230 -l Ethiopia
FX FXX 249 -q France, Metropolitan
AIDJ AFI 262 -u French Afars and Issas
FQHH ATF -v French Southern and Antarctic Territories (now split between AQ and TF)
DDDE DDR 278 -e German Democratic Republic
DE DEU 280 -e Germany, Federal Republic of
GEHH GEL 296 -v Gilbert & Ellice Islands (now split into Kiribati and Tuvalu)
JTUM JTN 396 -z Johnston Island
MIUM MID 488 -z Midway Islands
AN ANT 532 -k Netherlands Antilles
NTHH NTZ 536 -k Neutral Zone (formerly between Saudi Arabia & Iraq)
NHVU NHB 548 -w New Hebrides
PCHH PCI 582 -z Pacific Islands (trust territory) (divided into FM, MH, MP, and PW)
PA PAN 590 -m Panama, Republic of
PZPA PCZ -w Panama Canal Zone
RO ROM 642 -s Romania, Socialist Republic of
KN KNA 658 -b St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla (now St. Kitts and Nevis and Anguilla)
SKIN SKM -t Sikkim
RHZW RHO 716 -w Southern Rhodesia
EH ESH 732 -b Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara)
PUUM PUS 849 -z US Miscellaneous Pacific Islands
SUHH SUN 810 -h USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
HVBF HVO 854 -y Upper Volta, Republic of
VA VAT 336 -p Vatican City State (Holy See)
VDVN VDR -u Viet-Nam, Democratic Republic of
WKUM WAK 872 -z Wake Island
YDYE YMD 720 -d Yemen, Democratic, People's Democratic Republic of
YE YEM 886 -d Yemen, Yemen Arab Republic
YU YUG 890 -o Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
YUCS YUG 891 Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of
ZRCD ZAR 180 -q Zaire, Republic of

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