ISO 3166-2:FR is the entry for France 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 France, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for the following subdivisions:
- Metropolitan France (two levels):
- Overseas France: 5 overseas departments, 1 dependency, and 7 overseas territorial collectivities
Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is FR, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of France. The second part is either of the following:
- one letter (A–V): metropolitan regions
- two digits, or a digit followed by a letter: metropolitan departments
- two letters: overseas departments, dependency, and overseas territorial collectivities
- 01–89 except 20: departments created before the 20th century, assigned in alphabetical order (prefixes in the form of "Bas-" and "Haute-" are ignored), except Paris and Yvelines, which replaced the former departments Seine and Seine-et-Oise respectively after the reorganization of the Paris region in 1968
- 90: Territoire de Belfort, which was given department status in 1922
- 91–95: departments created after the reorganization of the Paris region in 1968
- 2A and 2B: Corse-du-Sud and Haute-Corse, which were created after the division of Corsica in 1975, whose INSEE code was 20
The codes for the overseas departments, dependency, and overseas territorial collectivities use their ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes.
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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|FR-R||Pays de la Loire|
Dependency and overseas territorial collectivities
|Code||Subdivision name||Subdivision category|
|FR-NC||Nouvelle-Calédonie||overseas territorial collectivity|
|FR-PF||Polynésie française||overseas territorial collectivity|
|FR-BL||Saint-Barthélemy||overseas territorial collectivity|
|FR-MF||Saint-Martin||overseas territorial collectivity|
|FR-PM||Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon||overseas territorial collectivity|
|FR-TF||Terres australes françaises||overseas territorial collectivity|
|FR-WF||Wallis-et-Futuna||overseas territorial collectivity|
Subdivisions included in ISO 3166-1
Besides being included as subdivisions of France in ISO 3166-2, the overseas departments and overseas territorial collectivities are also officially assigned their own country codes in ISO 3166-1.
|Code||Subdivision name||Alpha-2 code||ISO 3166-2 codes|
|FR-BL||Saint Barthélemy [Saint-Barthélemy]||BL||ISO 3166-2:BL|
|FR-GF||French Guiana [Guyane française]||GF||ISO 3166-2:GF|
|FR-MF||Saint Martin [Saint-Martin]||MF||ISO 3166-2:MF|
|FR-NC||New Caledonia [Nouvelle-Calédonie]||NC||ISO 3166-2:NC|
|FR-PF||French Polynesia [Polynésie française]||PF||ISO 3166-2:PF|
|FR-PM||Saint Pierre and Miquelon [Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon]||PM||ISO 3166-2:PM|
|FR-TF||French Southern Territories [Terres australes françaises]||TF||ISO 3166-2:TF|
|FR-WF||Wallis and Futuna [Wallis-et-Futuna]||WF||ISO 3166-2:WF|
Metropolitan France (the part of France located in Europe) was previously officially assigned its own set of country codes in ISO 3166-1, with alpha-2 code FX, before it was deleted from ISO 3166-1. The code is now exceptionally reserved on the request of France.
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||Correction of the Metropolitan region code in FR-79|
|Newsletter I-9||2007-11-28||Addition of administrative subdivisions and of their code elements||Subdivisions added:
|Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element, alphabetical re-ordering|
|NL II-2 correction for ultramarine administrative organisation change and alphabetical re-ordering.||Status change:
FR-YT Mayotte overseas territorial collectivity → overseas department