ISO 3166-2:AE

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ISO 3166-2:AE is the entry for the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 7 emirates.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is AE, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of the United Arab Emirates. The second part is two letters.

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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 (ar)
(BGN/PCGN 1956)
Local variant Subdivision name (ar)
[note 1]
AE-AJ  ‘Ajmān عجمانّ
AE-AZ  Abū Z̧aby Abu Dhabi أبو ظبي
AE-FU  Al Fujayrah Fujairah الفجيرة
AE-SH  Ash Shāriqah Sharjah الشارقةّ
AE-DU  Dubayy Dubai دبي
AE-RK  Ra’s al Khaymah Ras Al Khaimah رأس الخيمة
AE-UQ  Umm al Qaywayn Umm Al Quwain أمّ القيوين
  1. ^ For reference only, Arabic name in Arabic script not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.


The following changes to the entry have been announced by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998. ISO stopped issuing newsletters in 2013.

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter
Newsletter I-2 2002-05-21 Spelling correction in AE-RK
Newsletter I-3 2002-08-20 Error correction: Spelling correction in AE-AZ
Online Browsing Platform (OBP) 2015-11-27 Change of spelling of AE-AJ, AE-RK; addition of local variation of AE-FK, AE-RK, AE-UQ; update List Source

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