ISO 3166-2:FI

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ISO 3166-2:FI is the entry for Finland 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 Finland, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 19 regions (under six Regional State Administrative Agencies plus Åland).

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

Åland (Finnish: Ahvenanmaan maakunta; Swedish: Landskapet Åland), an autonomous region of Finland (also a former province), is also officially assigned its own country code in ISO 3166-1, with alpha-2 code AX.

Current codes[edit]

Map of the subdivisions of Finland

Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).[1]

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

In addition, the list also includes translation to English (en).

Subdivision names are sorted in Finnish alphabetical order: a–z, å, ä, ö.

Click on the button in the header to sort each column.


Code Subdivision name (fi) Subdivision name (sv) Subdivision name (en)
[note 1]
FI-01 Ahvenanmaan maakunta Landskapet Åland Åland
FI-02 Etelä-Karjala Södra Karelen South Karelia
FI-03 Etelä-Pohjanmaa Södra Österbotten Southern Ostrobothnia
FI-04 Etelä-Savo Södra Savolax Southern Savonia
FI-05 Kainuu Kajanaland Kainuu
FI-06 Kanta-Häme Egentliga Tavastland Tavastia Proper
FI-07 Keski-Pohjanmaa Mellersta Österbotten Central Ostrobothnia
FI-08 Keski-Suomi Mellersta Finland Central Finland
FI-09 Kymenlaakso Kymmenedalen Kymenlaakso
FI-10 Lappi Lappland Lapland
FI-11 Pirkanmaa Birkaland Pirkanmaa
FI-12 Pohjanmaa Österbotten Ostrobothnia
FI-13 Pohjois-Karjala Norra Karelen North Karelia
FI-14 Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Norra Österbotten Northern Ostrobothnia
FI-15 Pohjois-Savo Norra Savolax Northern Savonia
FI-16 Päijät-Häme Päijänne-Tavastland Päijänne Tavastia
FI-17 Satakunta Satakunta Satakunta
FI-18 Uusimaa Nyland Uusimaa
FI-19 Varsinais-Suomi Egentliga Finland Southwest Finland
  1. ^ For reference only: the English names are not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.


The following changes to the entry have been announced 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 II-3[1] 2011-12-13
Administrative re-organization, deletion of useless information and the region names in English and French, source list and source code update. Subdivision layout:
6 provinces (see below)
19 regions
ISO Online Browsing Platform (OBP) 2022-11-29 Change of spelling of FI-17; Update List Source Name change:
→ Satakunta

Codes before Newsletter II-3[edit]

Provinces of Finland
Former code Subdivision name (fi) Subdivision name (sv)
FI-AL Ahvenanmaan lääni Ålands län
FI-ES Etelä-Suomen lääni Södra Finlands län
FI-IS Itä-Suomen lääni Östra Finlands län
FI-LL Lapin lääni Lapplands län
FI-LS Länsi-Suomen lääni Västra Finlands län
FI-OL Oulun lääni Uleåborgs län

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Changes in the list of subdivision names and code elements" (PDF). ISO 3166-2 Newsletter (II-3). Genève: International Organization for Standardization: 23. 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2012-07-21.

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