ISO 3166-2:BY

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ISO 3166-2:BY is the entry for Belarus 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 Belarus, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 6 oblasts and 1 city. The city Minsk is the capital of the country and has special status equal to the oblasts.

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

ISO 639-1 codes are used to represent subdivision names in the following administrative languages:

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Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision name (be)
Subdivision name (be)
Subdivision name (ru)
Subdivision name (ru)
Subdivision category
BY-BR Brest Region Brestskaya voblasts' Brèsckaja voblasc' Brestskaya oblast' Brestskaja oblast' oblast
BY-HO Gomel Region Homyel'skaya voblasts' Homel'skaja voblasc' Gomel'skaya oblast' Gomel'skaja oblast' oblast
BY-HR Grodno Region Hrodzenskaya voblasts' Hrodzenskaja voblasc' Grodnenskaya oblast' Grodnenskaja oblast' oblast
BY-MA Mogilev Region Mahilyowskaya voblasts' Mahilëuskaja voblasc' Mogilevskaya oblast' Mogilevskaja oblast' oblast
BY-MI Minsk Region Minskaya voblasts' Minskaja voblasc' Minskaya oblast' Minskaja oblast' oblast
BY-VI Vitebsk Region Vitsyebskaya voblasts' Vicebskaja voblasc' Vitebskaya oblast' Vitebskaja oblast' oblast
BY-HM City of Minsk Horad Minsk Horad Minsk Gorod Minsk Gorod Minsk city


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-1 2000-06-21 Correction of spelling mistakes and language code elements
Newsletter II-2 2010-06-30 Update of the administrative structure and of the list source Subdivisions added:
BY-HM Horad Minsk

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