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ISO 3166-2:AL

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ISO 3166-2:AL is the entry for Albania 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 Albania, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 12 counties.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is AL, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Albania. The second part is two digits.

The codes for the counties are assigned in Albanian alphabetical order, except Dibër, whose code is assigned based on its capital, Peshkopi.

Current codes[edit]

Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency .

Subdivision names are sorted in Albanian alphabetical order: a-c, ç, d, dh, e, ë, f-g, gj, h-l, ll, m-n, nj, o-r, rr, s, sh, t, th, u-x, xh, y-z, zh.

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Code Subdivision name (sq)
AL-01 Berat
AL-09 Dibër
AL-02 Durrës
AL-03 Elbasan
AL-04 Fier
AL-05 Gjirokastër
AL-06 Korçë
AL-07 Kukës
AL-08 Lezhë
AL-10 Shkodër
AL-11 Tiranë
AL-12 Vlorë


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. ISO stopped issuing newsletters in 2013.

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-2 2002-05-21 Introduction of 12 prefectures with their code elements. One district name and its code element changed. One district name corrected. Attribution of the prefecture code element to each district Subdivisions added:
12 prefectures (now called counties)
AL-LA Laç → AL-KB Kurbin
Newsletter I-6 2004-03-08 Change of generic term for administrative divisions. New list source
Newsletter II-1 2010-02-03
Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element Codes:
format changed (leading digit 0 added)

The following changes to the entry are listed on ISO's online catalogue, the Online Browsing Platform:

Effective date of change Short description of change (en)
2015-11-27 Change of subdivision category from préfecture to comté in French; deletion of all districts; update List Source
2014-04-03 Separation of the variant local short names by semi-colon
2010-02-19 Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element

District codes[edit]

Before 27 November 2015, codes for the 36 districts of Albania were included. The code for Kolonjë (AL-ER) was assigned based on its capital, Ersekë.

Former code Subdivision name In county
AL-BR Berat 01
AL-BU Bulqizë 09
AL-DL Delvinë 12
AL-DV Devoll 06
AL-DI Dibër 09
AL-DR Durrës 02
AL-EL Elbasan 03
AL-FR Fier 04
AL-GR Gramsh 03
AL-GJ Gjirokastër 05
AL-HA Has 07
AL-KA Kavajë 11
AL-ER Kolonjë 06
AL-KO Korçë 06
AL-KR Krujë 02
AL-KC Kuçovë 01
AL-KU Kukës 07
AL-KB Kurbin 08
AL-LE Lezhë 08
AL-LB Librazhd 03
AL-LU Lushnjë 04
AL-MM Malësi e Madhe 10
AL-MK Mallakastër 04
AL-MT Mat 09
AL-MR Mirditë 08
AL-PQ Peqin 03
AL-PR Përmet 05
AL-PG Pogradec 06
AL-PU Pukë 10
AL-SR Sarandë 12
AL-SK Skrapar 01
AL-SH Shkodër 10
AL-TE Tepelenë 05
AL-TR Tiranë 11
AL-TP Tropojë 07
AL-VL Vlorë 12

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