ISO 3166-2:LA

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ISO 3166-2:LA is the entry for Laos 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 Laos, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 prefecture, 16 provinces, and 1 special zone. The special zone Xaisômboun, which is listed, was merged back into Vientiane Province and Xiangkhouang Province in 2006.

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

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Code Subdivision name Subdivision category
LA-VT Vientiane prefecture
LA-AT Attapu [Attopeu] province
LA-BK Bokèo province
LA-BL Bolikhamxai [Borikhane] province
LA-CH Champasak [Champassak] province
LA-HO Houaphan province
LA-KH Khammouan province
LA-LM Louang Namtha province
LA-LP Louangphabang [Louang Prabang] province
LA-OU Oudômxai [Oudomsai] province
LA-PH Phôngsali [Phong Saly] province
LA-SL Salavan [Saravane] province
LA-SV Savannakhét province
LA-VI Vientiane province
LA-XA Xaignabouli province
LA-XE Xékong [Sékong] province
LA-XI Xiangkhoang [Xieng Khouang] province
LA-XN Xaisômboun special zone

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 I-2 2002-05-21 One new province added. One new reference for the list source. One code source cancelled. Information on romanization system updated. Origin of names in brackets given Subdivisions added:
LA-XN Xaisômboun
Newsletter I-4 2002-12-10 Error correction: Generic name of one subdivision changed to "special zone"

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