ISO 3166-2:ER

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ISO 3166-2:ER is the entry for Eritrea 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 Eritrea, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 6 regions.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is ER, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Eritrea. The second part is two letters.

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:

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Code Subdivision name (ar)
(BGN/PCGN 1956)
Subdivision name (ti)
(BGN/PCGN 2007)
Subdivision name (en)
[note 1]
ER-MA Al Awsaţ Ma’ĭkel Maekel
ER-DU Al Janūbī Debub Debub
ER-AN Ansabā ‘Anseba Anseba
ER-DK Janūbī al Baḩrī al Aḩmar Debubawi K’eyyĭḥ Baḥri Southern Red Sea
ER-GB Qāsh-Barkah Gash-Barka Gash-Barka
ER-SK Shimālī al Baḩrī al Aḩmar Semienawi K’eyyĭḥ Baḥri Northern Red Sea
  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-1 2000-06-21 Introduction of a completely new subdivision layout Subdivision layout:
10 provinces (see below)
→ 6 provinces
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
Country name romanization adjustment, language adjustment, alphabetical re-ordering and source list update.

Codes before Newsletter I-1[edit]

Former code Subdivision name
ER-AG Akele Guzai [Akalä Guzay]
ER-AS Asmara [Asmära]
ER-BA Barka
ER-DE Denkalia [Dänkali]
ER-GS Gash-Setit [Gaš enna Sätit]
ER-HA Hamasien [Hamasén]
ER-SA Sahel
ER-SM Semhar [Sämhar]
ER-SN Senhit [Sänhet]
ER-SR Seraye [Särayé]

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