ISO 3166-2:BJ is the entry for Benin 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 Benin, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 12 departments.
Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is BJ, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Benin. The second part is two letters.
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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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||New subdivision layout: 12 departments. Six with previous names and six with new names||Subdivisions added:
- Departments of Benin, Statoids.com