Data codes for Switzerland

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These are data codes for Switzerland.


These are codes for the country itself. See country code for a fuller explanation.

ISO country code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2, two letter)
Internet Country code top-level domain (ccTLD) (see .ch)
Distinguishing sign of vehicles in international traffic
International Union of Railways alphabetical UIC Country Code
ISO country code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3, three letter code)
Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS)
ICAO aircraft registration prefix (since 1935, before: CH)
HEA-HEZ :ITU callsign prefix
ICAO airport code or nationality letters for location indicator
(see also: List of airport codes: LS)
IOC country code
FIFA country code
ITU letter codes for member-countries
WMO message header country code
FIPS country code
Library of Congress machine-readable cataloguing country code
Country calling code
International Union of Railways numeric UIC Country Code
E.212 Mobile country code
ITU maritime identification digits
ISO country code (ISO 3166-1 numeric, numeric code)
GS1 prefix of GTIN (barcodes) by GS1 Switzerland
Cyrillic three-letter country codes per GOST 7.67 or ISO 3166-88 standard

NUTS-2 regions[edit]

As a member of the EFTA, Switzerland is included in the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS). The three NUTS levels are:

The seven NUTS-2 regions are the following:

Code Region Region (local name) Cantons
CH01 Lake Geneva region Région lémanique Vaud, Valais, Geneva
CH02 Espace Mittelland Espace Mittelland Berne, Fribourg, Solothurn, Neuchâtel, Jura
CH03 Northwestern Switzerland Nordwestschweiz Basel-City, Basel-Country, Aargau
CH04 Zurich Zürich Zurich
CH05 Eastern Switzerland Ostschweiz Glarus, Schaffhausen, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, St. Gallen, Grisons, Thurgau
CH06 Central Switzerland Zentralschweiz Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Obwalden, Nidwalden, Zug
CH07 Ticino Ticino Ticino

Below the NUTS levels, there are two LAU levels (LAU-1: districts; LAU-2: municipalities).


The two-letter abbreviations are widely used, e.g. on car license plates and as disambiguator for localities on postal addresses if two localities in different cantons have the same name. They are also used with the prefix "CH-" as ISO 3166-2 codes of Switzerland, e.g. CH-SZ for the canton of Schwyz.

SFSO also uses a numerical code ordering the cantons by their constitutional order (1 to 26).

The FIPS 10-4 region codes of Switzerland were used by the United States government. This standard was withdrawn in 2008.

The NUTS-3 codes are used by the European Union.

Data codes for Cantons of Switzerland
Canton Two-letter Abbr. Numeric FIPS 10-4 NUTS-3
 Aargau AG 19 SZ01 CH033
 Appenzell Innerrhoden AI 15 SZ10 CH054
 Appenzell Ausserrhoden AR 16 SZ02 CH053
 Berne BE 2 SZ05 CH021
 Basel-Landschaft BL 13 SZ03 CH032
 Basel-Stadt BS 12 SZ04 CH031
 Fribourg FR 10 SZ06 CH022
 Geneva GE 25 SZ07 CH013
 Glarus GL 8 SZ08 CH051
 Grisons GR 18 SZ09 CH056
 Jura JU 26 SZ26 CH025
 Lucerne LU 3 SZ11 CH061
 Neuchâtel NE 24 SZ12 CH024
 Nidwalden NW 7 SZ13 CH065
 Obwalden OW 6 SZ14 CH064
 St. Gallen SG 17 SZ15 CH055
 Schaffhausen SH 14 SZ16 CH052
 Solothurn SO 11 SZ18 CH023
 Schwyz SZ 5 SZ17 CH063
 Thurgau TG 20 SZ19 CH057
 Ticino TI 21 SZ20 CH070
 Uri UR 4 SZ21 CH062
 Vaud VD 22 SZ23 CH011
 Valais VS 23 SZ22 CH012
 Zug ZG 9 SZ24 CH066
 Zürich ZH 1 SZ25 CH040


Districts are assigned three-digit numerical codes by SFSO.

Districts are used as LAU-1 level.


See Community Identification Number#Switzerland

Municipalities are used as LAU-2 level.


See Postal codes in Switzerland and Liechtenstein



See also[edit]