ISO 3166-2:CN

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ISO 3166-2:CN is the entry for China 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 China, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for the following province-level subdivisions:

Taiwan is included as a province of China because of its political status within the United Nations, as even though it is de facto under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China instead of the People's Republic of China, the United Nations does not recognize the Republic of China and considers Taiwan as part of China.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is CN, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of China. The second part is two digits, which is the Guobiao GB 2260 numeric code of the subdivision, except Hong Kong and Macao, which use 91 and 92 respectively while their Guobiao codes are 81 and 82. The first digit indicates the geographical region where the subdivision is in:

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 Subdivision category
CN-11 Beijing municipality
CN-50 Chongqing municipality
CN-31 Shanghai municipality
CN-12 Tianjin municipality
CN-34 Anhui province
CN-35 Fujian province
CN-62 Gansu province
CN-44 Guangdong province
CN-52 Guizhou province
CN-46 Hainan province
CN-13 Hebei province
CN-23 Heilongjiang province
CN-41 Henan province
CN-42 Hubei province
CN-43 Hunan province
CN-32 Jiangsu province
CN-36 Jiangxi province
CN-22 Jilin province
CN-21 Liaoning province
CN-63 Qinghai province
CN-61 Shaanxi province
CN-37 Shandong province
CN-14 Shanxi province
CN-51 Sichuan province
CN-71 Taiwan province
CN-53 Yunnan province
CN-33 Zhejiang province
CN-45 Guangxi autonomous region
CN-15 Nei Mongol (mn) autonomous region
CN-64 Ningxia autonomous region
CN-65 Xinjiang autonomous region
CN-54 Xizang autonomous region
CN-91 Xianggang (zh), Hong Kong (en) Special Administrative Region
CN-92 Aomen (zh), Macao (en) Special Administrative Region

Subdivisions included in ISO 3166-1[edit]

Besides being included as subdivisions of China in ISO 3166-2, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao are also officially assigned their own country codes in ISO 3166-1

Code Subdivision name Alpha-2 code ISO 3166-2 codes
CN-71  Taiwan TW ISO 3166-2:TW
CN-91  Hong Kong HK ISO 3166-2:HK
CN-92  Macao MO ISO 3166-2:MO

In ISO 3166-1, Taiwan is listed under the country name "Taiwan, Province of China".


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 Addition of one new entity. Precise specification and correction of Pinyin names. List source updated Subdivisions added:
CN-92 Macao
Newsletter I-6 2004-03-08 Deletion of one name form in CN-15

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