ISO 3166-2:BH

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ISO 3166-2:BH is the entry for Bahrain 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 Bahrain, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 5 governorates. Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is BH, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Bahrain. The second part is two digits (13–17).

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 (ar)
(BGN/PCGN 1956)
Subdivision Name (en)
[note 1]
Subdivision Name (ar)
[note 2]
BH-13 Al Manāmah Capital Governorate محافظة العاصمة
BH-14 Al Janūbīyah Southern Governorate المحافظة الجنوبية
BH-15 Al Muḩarraq Muharraq Governorate محافظة المحرق
BH-16 Al Wusţá Central Governorate المحافظة الوسطى
BH-17 Ash Shamālīyah Northern Governorate المحافظة الشمالية
Notes
  1. ^ For reference only, English Name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  2. ^ For reference only, Arabic Name in Arabic script not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.

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-8 2007-04-17 Modification of the administrative structure Subdivision layout:
12 regions (see below)
→ 5 governorates

Codes before Newsletter I-8[edit]

Code Subdivision name
BH-01 Al Ḩadd
BH-03 Al Manāmah
BH-10 Al Minţaqah al Gharbīyah
BH-07 Al Minţaqah al Wusţá
BH-05 Al Minţaqah ash Shamālīyah
BH-02 Al Muḩarraq
BH-09 Ar Rifāٰ
BH-04 Jidd Ḩafş
BH-12 Madīnat Ḩamad
BH-08 Madīnat ٰĪsá
BH-11 Minţaqat Juzur Ḩawār
BH-06 Sitrah

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