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ISO 3166-2:BG

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ISO 3166-2:BG is the entry for Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 28 districts.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is BG, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Bulgaria. The second part is two digits (01–28). The codes are assigned in Bulgarian alphabetical order.

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 (bg)
(National 1999 = UN X/7 2012)
Subdivision name (bg)
[note 1]
BG-01 Blagoevgrad Благоевград
BG-02 Burgas Бургас
BG-08 Dobrich Добрич
BG-07 Gabrovo Габрово
BG-26 Haskovo Хасково
BG-09 Kardzhali Кърджали
BG-10 Kyustendil Кюстендил
BG-11 Lovech Ловеч
BG-12 Montana Монтана
BG-13 Pazardzhik Пазарджик
BG-14 Pernik Перник
BG-15 Pleven Плевен
BG-16 Plovdiv Пловдив
BG-17 Razgrad Разград
BG-18 Ruse Русе
BG-27 Shumen Шумен
BG-19 Silistra Силистра
BG-20 Sliven Сливен
BG-21 Smolyan Смолян
BG-23 Sofia Софийска област
BG-22 Sofia (stolitsa) София
BG-24 Stara Zagora Стара Загора
BG-25 Targovishte Търговище
BG-03 Varna Варна
BG-04 Veliko Tarnovo Велико Търново
BG-05 Vidin Видин
BG-06 Vratsa Враца
BG-28 Yambol Ямбол
  1. ^ For reference only, Bulgarian Name in Bulgarian 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 Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-2 2002-05-21 New subdivision layout: Nine regions with former names (two remaining with former code). Ten regions with new names. New references for list source, code source and romanization system Subdivision layout:
9 regions (see below)
→ 28 regions
Newsletter I-9 2007-11-28 Application of the romanization system 26 October 2006
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
Local country name romanization system adjustment and source list update.
Online Browsing
Platform (OBP)
2013-02-06 Alignment with ISO 3166-2 of the local short name Alignment with ISO 3166-2 of the local short name
2015-11-27 Addition of romanization system
2018-04-20 Change of subdivision category from region to district in eng and fra; update List Source
2018-11-26 Correction of the romanization system label

Codes before Newsletter I-2[edit]

Former code Subdivision name
BG-02 Burgas
BG-09 Haskovo
BG-04 Loveč
BG-05 Montana
BG-06 Plovdiv
BG-07 Ruse
BG-08 Sofija
BG-01 Sofija-Grad
BG-03 Varna

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