ISO 3166-2:CY

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ISO 3166-2:CY is the entry for Cyprus 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 Cyprus, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 6 districts.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is CY, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Cyprus. The second part is two digits (01–06).

Current codes[edit]

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

ISO 639-1 codes are used to represent subdivision names in the following administrative languages:

There are six districts (el: επαρχίες, eparchies; tr: kaza).

Code Subdivision Name (el)
(ELOT 743:1982 = ISO 843:1997 = UN V/19 1987)
Subdivision Name (el)[note 1] Subdivision Name (tr) Subdivision Name (en)[note 2]
CY-04 Ammochostos Αμμόχωστος Mağusa Famagusta
CY-06 Keryneia Κερύvεια Girne Kyrenia
CY-03 Larnaka Λάρνακα Larnaka Larnaca
CY-01 Lefkosia Λευκωσία Lefkoşa Nicosia
CY-02 Lemesos Λεμεσός Leymasun Limassol
CY-05 Pafos Πάφος Baf Paphos
  1. ^ For reference only; Greek names in the Greek alphabet not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  2. ^ For reference only; English names not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.

The full name of Cyprus in ISO 3166 is the Republic of Cyprus.[1] Yet Cyprus is de facto divided into the Republic of Cyprus, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with limited recognition. Thus not all of the territory of the districts is controlled by the government of the Republic of Cyprus; see Northern Cyprus.

The British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (which consists of military bases) does not have an ISO 3166 code.


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)
2014-11-03 Update List Source
2015-11-27 Update List Source
2017-11-23 Update List Source; change of spelling of CY-02, CY-04 (tur)
2018-04-20 Update Code Source; update List Source
2018-11-26 Correction of the romanization system label

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ISO 3166 information for CY". International Organization for Standardization. Retrieved 2020-01-30.

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