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ISO 3166-2:ET

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ISO 3166-2:ET is the entry for Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 2 administrations and 11 regional states.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is ET, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Ethiopia. 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 (am)
(BGN/PCGN 1967)
name (am)
[note 1]
name (en)
Subdivision category
ET-AA Ādīs Ābeba አዲስ አበባ Addis Ababa administration
ET-AF Āfar ዓፋር Afar regional state
ET-AM Āmara አማራ Amara regional state
ET-BE Bīnshangul Gumuz ቤንሻንጉል ጉሙዝ Benshangul-Gumaz regional state
ET-DD Dirē Dawa ድሬዳዋ Dire Dawa administration
ET-GA Gambēla Hizboch ጋምቤላ ሕዝቦች Gambela Peoples regional state
ET-HA Hārerī Hizb ሐረሪ Harari People regional state
ET-OR Oromīya ኦሮሚያ Oromia regional state
ET-SI Sīdama ሲዳማ Sidama regional state
ET-SO Sumalē ሱማሌ Somali regional state
ET-TI Tigray ትግራይ Tigrai regional state
ET-SN YeDebub Bihēroch Bihēreseboch na Hizboch የደቡብ ብሔር ብሔረሰቦችና ሕዝቦች Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples regional state
ET-SW YeDebub M‘irab Ītyop’iya Hizboch የደቡብ ምዕራብ ኢትዮጵያ ሕዝቦች Southwest Ethiopia
regional state
  1. ^ For reference only, Amharic name in Amharic script 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-4 2002-12-10 Change of generic name of one subdivision category to administration. Addition of an administration. Update of list sources Subdivisions added:
ET-DD Dire Dawa
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Platform (OBP)
2014-11-03 Update List Source
2015-11-27 Deletion of the romanization system for subdivisions in eng; update List Source
2019-04-09 Change of eng subdivision category from state to regional state; Update List Source Category change:
state → regional state
2021-11-25 Addition of regional state ET-SI; Update List Source Subdivisions added:
ET-SI Sidama
2022-11-29 Addition of regional state ET-SW; Update List Source Subdivisions added:
ET-SW Southwest Ethiopia Peoples

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