ISO 3166-2:DK

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ISO 3166-2:DK is the entry for Denmark 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.

The current version of the standard defines codes for the five regions of Denmark created during the municipal reform of 2007.[1]

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is DK, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Denmark. The second part is a two-digit number between 81 and 85.

Current codes[edit]

The five regions of Denmark (inset is the island of Bornholm)

Subdivision names are listed as shown in the second edition of the ISO 3166-2 standard, published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency.

In 2011, by request of the Danish Government, the prefix Region was removed from the name of each subdivision and the list was re-sorted to show the names in Danish alphabetical order (a–z, æ, ø, å) rather than numerical sequence.[2]

Code Subdivision name 2007–2011 (da) Subdivision name post-2011 (da) Subdivision name (en)
[note 1]
DK-84 Region Hovedstaden Hovedstaden Capital Region of Denmark
DK-82 Region Midjylland Midtjylland Central Denmark Region
DK-81 Region Nordjylland Nordjylland North Denmark Region
DK-85 Region Sjælland Sjælland Region Zealand
DK-83 Region Syddanmark Syddanmark Region of Southern Denmark
  1. ^ For reference only; translations into languages other than Danish are not included in the ISO 3166-2:DK standard.

Earlier codes[edit]

The 16 subdivisions of Denmark, as existed immediately prior to 2007

The first edition of ISO 3166-2, published in 1998, defined codes for 14 counties (Danish: amter), and two municipalities (kommuner) with county status:

Former code Subdivision name Subdivision category
DK-015 København county
DK-020 Frederiksborg county
DK-025 Roskilde county
DK-030 Vestsjælland county
DK-035 Storstrøm county
DK-040 Bornholm county/regional municipality
DK-042 Fyn county
DK-050 Sønderjylland county
DK-055 Ribe county
DK-060 Vejle county
DK-065 Ringkøbing county
DK-070 Århus county
DK-076 Viborg county
DK-080 Nordjylland county
DK-101 København municipality
DK-147 Frederiksberg municipality

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Statoid Newsletter January 2008".
  2. ^ ISO 3166-2 Newsletter II-3: Changes in the list of subdivision names and code elements (PDF). Genève: ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency. 15 December 2011. p. 21. Retrieved 20 February 2022.

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