ISO 3166-2:GR

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ISO 3166-2:GR is the entry for Greece 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 Greece, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for two levels of subdivisions:

The departments (also called prefectures) were abolished in 2011, and were replaced approximately by regional units.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is GR, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Greece. The second part is either of the following:

  • one letter (A–M): administrative regions
  • two digits, or a letter followed by a digit: departments and self-governed part

For the departments and self-governed part, the first digit or letter 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).

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Administrative regions[edit]

Code Subdivision name
GR-A Anatoliki Makedonia kai Thraki
GR-I Attiki
GR-G Dytiki Ellada
GR-C Dytiki Makedonia
GR-F Ionia Nisia
GR-D Ipeiros
GR-B Kentriki Makedonia
GR-M Kriti
GR-L Notio Aigaio
GR-J Peloponnisos
GR-H Sterea Ellada
GR-E Thessalia
GR-K Voreio Aigaio

Departments and self-governed part[edit]

Code Subdivision name Subdivision category In administrative region
GR-13 Achaïa department G
GR-01 Aitolia kai Akarnania department G
GR-11 Argolida department J
GR-12 Arkadia department J
GR-31 Arta department D
GR-A1 Attiki department I
GR-64 Chalkidiki department B
GR-94 Chania department M
GR-85 Chios department K
GR-81 Dodekanisos department L
GR-52 Drama department A
GR-71 Evros department A
GR-05 Evrytania department H
GR-04 Evvoia department H
GR-63 Florina department C
GR-07 Fokida department H
GR-06 Fthiotida department H
GR-51 Grevena department C
GR-14 Ileia department G
GR-53 Imathia department B
GR-33 Ioannina department D
GR-91 Irakleio department M
GR-41 Karditsa department E
GR-56 Kastoria department C
GR-55 Kavala department A
GR-23 Kefallonia department F
GR-22 Kerkyra department F
GR-57 Kilkis department B
GR-15 Korinthia department J
GR-58 Kozani department C
GR-82 Kyklades department L
GR-16 Lakonia department J
GR-42 Larisa department E
GR-92 Lasithi department M
GR-24 Lefkada department F
GR-83 Lesvos department K
GR-43 Magnisia department E
GR-17 Messinia department J
GR-59 Pella department B
GR-61 Pieria department B
GR-34 Preveza department D
GR-93 Rethymno department M
GR-73 Rodopi department A
GR-84 Samos department K
GR-62 Serres department B
GR-32 Thesprotia department D
GR-54 Thessaloniki department B
GR-44 Trikala department E
GR-03 Voiotia department H
GR-72 Xanthi department A
GR-21 Zakynthos department F
GR-69 Agio Oros self-governed part

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 II-1 2010-02-03
(corrected
2010-02-19)
Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element, reallocation of 3166-2 alpha-2 codes to avoid duplication, addition of names in administrative languages Codes:
format changed (see below)

Codes changed in Newsletter II-1[edit]

Before After Subdivision name
GR-I GR-A Anatoliki Makedonia kai Thraki
GR-IX GR-I Attiki
GR-VII GR-G Dytiki Ellada
GR-III GR-C Dytiki Makedonia
GR-VI GR-F Ionia Nisia
GR-IV GR-D Ipeiros
GR-II GR-B Kentriki Makedonia
GR-XIII GR-M Kriti
GR-XII GR-L Notio Aigaio
GR-X GR-J Peloponnisos
GR-VIII GR-H Sterea Ellada
GR-V GR-E Thessalia
GR-XI GR-K Voreio Aigaio

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