ISO 3166-2:AF

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ISO 3166-2:AF is the entry for Afghanistan 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 Afghanistan, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 34 provinces.

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

Current codes[edit]

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 (fa), (ps)
(BGN/PCGN 1968)
Subdivision Name (en)
[note 1]
Subdivision Name (fa)
[note 2]
AF-BDS Badakhshān Badakhshan ولایت بدخشان
AF-BDG Bādghīs Badghis بادغیس
AF-BGL Baghlān Baghlan بغلان
AF-BAL Balkh Balkh بلخ
AF-BAM Bāmyān Bamyan بامیان
AF-DAY Dāykundī Daykundi دایکندی
AF-FRA Farāh Farah فراه
AF-FYB Fāryāb Faryab فاریاب
AF-GHA Ghaznī Ghazni غزنى
AF-GHO Ghōr Ghōr غور
AF-HEL Helmand Helmand هلمند
AF-HER Herāt Herat هرات
AF-JOW Jowzjān Jowzjan جوزجان
AF-KAB Kābul Kabul کابل
AF-KAN Kandahār Kandahar قندهار
AF-KAP Kāpīsā Kapisa کاپیسا
AF-KHO Khōst Khost خوست
AF-KNR Kunar Kunar کنر
AF-KDZ Kunduz Kunduz کندز
AF-LAG Laghmān Laghman لغمان
AF-LOG Lōgar Logar لوگَر
AF-NAN Nangarhār Nangarhar ننگرهار
AF-NIM Nīmrōz Nimruz ولایت نیمروز
AF-NUR Nūristān Nuristan نورستان
AF-PKA Paktīkā Paktika پکتیکا
AF-PIA Paktiyā Paktia پکتیا
AF-PAN Panjshayr Panjshir پنجشیر
AF-PAR Parwān Parwan پروان
AF-SAM Samangān Samangan سمنگان
AF-SAR Sar-e Pul Sar-e Pol سرپل
AF-TAK Takhār Takhar تخار
AF-URU Uruzgān Urozgan اروزگان
AF-WAR Wardak Maidan Wardak ميدان وردگ
AF-ZAB Zābul Zabul زابل
Notes
  1. ^ For reference only, English Name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  2. ^ For reference only, Persian Name in Persian script not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.

Changes[edit]

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-6 2004-03-08 Addition of 2 provinces. Update of list source Subdivisions added:
AF-KHO Khowst
AF-NUR Nūrestān
Newsletter I-7 2005-09-13 Addition of 2 provinces. Update of list source Subdivisions added:
AF-DAY Dāykondī
AF-PAN Panjshīr
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
(corrected
2011-12-15)
Language corrections, administrative name corrections, alphabetical re-ordering and source list update Codes:
AF-LOW Lowgar → AF-LOG Lōgar
AF-ORU Orūzgān → AF-URU Uruzgān

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