ISO 3166-2:CD

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ISO 3166-2:CD is the entry for the Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 city and 10 provinces. The city Kinshasa is the capital of the country and has special status equal to the provinces. Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is CD, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The second part is two letters.

A new subdivision layout was scheduled to take effect in February 2009, which would have 1 city and 25 provinces. In an October 2010 conclave of the ruling AMP coalition, it was proposed to revise Article 226, which calls for the creation of 26 provinces out of the current 11, in order to allow more time for the transition.[1]

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 (fr) Subdivision name (en)
[note 1]
Subdivision category
CD-KN Kinshasa Kinshasa city
CD-BC Kongo Central Kongo Central province
CD-EQ Équateur Equator province
CD-KE Kasaï-Oriental Kasai-Oriental province
CD-MA Maniema Maniema province
CD-NK Nord-Kivu North Kivu province
CD-SK Sud-Kivu South Kivu province
CD-BU Bas-Uélé Bas-Uele province
CD-HK Haut-Katanga Haut-Katanga province
CD-HL Haut-Lomami Haut-Lomami province
CD-HU Haut-Uélé Haut-Uele province
CD-IT Ituri Ituri province
CD-KC Kasaï Central Kasai Central province
CD-KG Kwango Kwango province
CD-KL Kwilu Kwilu province
CD-KS Kasaï Kasai province
CD-LO Lomami Lomami province
CD-LU Lualaba Lualaba province
CD-MN Mai-Ndombe Mai-Ndombe province
CD-MO Mongala Mongala province
CD-NU Nord-Ubangi North Ubangi province
CD-SA Sankuru Sankuru province
CD-SU Sud-Ubangi South Ubangi province
CD-TA Tanganyika Tanganyika province
CD-TO Tshopo Tshopo province
CD-TU Tshuapa Tshuapa province
  1. ^ For reference only, English Name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.


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-2 2002-05-21 One subdivision name changed. Generic name of subdivisions changed. New reference in the list source Codes:
CD-HC Haut-Congo → CD-OR Orientale

See also[edit]


  1. ^ JASON STEARNS (October 12, 2010). "The AMP conclave: Another step towards 2011 elections". Retrieved 2011-11-23. 

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