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ISO 3166-2:GR

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ISO 3166-2:GR is the entry for Greece 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 Greece, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for two categories of subdivisions:

The departments (also called prefectures) were abolished in 2011, and were replaced approximately by regional units. The regional units were deleted from the entry in 2016.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is GR, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Greece. The second part is either of the following:

  • one letter (A–M): administrative regions
  • two digits: self-governed part

Current codes[edit]

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

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Administrative regions[edit]

Code Subdivision name (el)
(ELOT 743:1982 =
ISO 843:1997 =
UN V/19 1987)
Subdivision name (el)
[note 1]
Subdivision name (en)
[note 2]
Subdivision category
GR-69 Ágion Óros Άγιο Όρος Mount Athos self-governed part
GR-A Anatolikí Makedonía kai
Ανατολική Μακεδονία και Θράκη Eastern Macedonia and Thrace administrative region
GR-I Attikí Αττική Attica administrative region
GR-G Dytikí Elláda Δυτική Ελλάδα Western Greece administrative region
GR-C Dytikí Makedonía Δυτική Μακεδονία Western Macedonia administrative region
GR-F Ionía Nísia Ιόνια Νησιά Ionian Islands administrative region
GR-D Ípeiros Ήπειρος Epirus administrative region
GR-B Kentrikí Makedonía Κεντρική Μακεδονία Central Macedonia administrative region
GR-M Kríti Κρήτη Crete administrative region
GR-L Nótio Aigaío Νότιο Αιγαίο Southern Aegean administrative region
GR-J Pelopónnisos Πελοπόννησος Peloponnese administrative region
GR-H Stereá Elláda Στερεά Ελλάδα Central Greece administrative region
GR-E Thessalía Θεσσαλία Thessaly administrative region
GR-K Vóreio Aigaío Βόρειο Αιγαίο Northern Aegean administrative region
  1. ^ For reference only, Greek name in Greek alphabet not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  2. ^ 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 II-1 2010-02-03
Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element, reallocation of 3166-2 alpha-2 codes to avoid duplication, addition of names in administrative languages Codes:
format changed (see below)

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)
2019-11-22 Grammar corrrection of GR-J, GR-K, GR-L
2018-11-26 Correction of the romanization system label
2016-11-15 Change of spelling of GR-M; deletion of subdivision category department; deletion of departments GR-01, GR-11, GR-12, GR-31, GR-A1, GR-64, GR-94, GR-85, GR-81, GR-52, GR-71, GR-05, GR-04, GR-63, GR-07, GR-06, GR-51, GR-14, GR-53, GR-33, GR-91, GR-41, GR-56, GR-55, GR-23, GR-22, GR-57, GR-15, GR-58, GR-82, GR-16, GR-42, GR-92, GR-24, GR-83, GR-43, GR-07, GR-59, GR-61, GR-34, GR-93, GR-73, GR-84, GR-62, GR-32, GR-54, GR-44, GR-03, GR-72, GR-21; update list source
2015-11-27 Change of the local short name
2014-10-30 Correct spelling of GR-01, GR-81, GR-23, GR-93, GR-69; correct diacritic marks; update List Source
2010-02-19 Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element, reallocation of 3166-2 alpha-2 codes to avoid duplication, addition of names in administrative languages
2020-03-02 Typographical correction of subdivision name of GR-J

Codes changed in Newsletter II-1[edit]

Before After Subdivision name
GR-I GR-A Anatoliki Makedonia kai Thraki
GR-IX GR-I Attiki
GR-VII GR-G Dytiki Ellada
GR-III GR-C Dytiki Makedonia
GR-VI GR-F Ionia Nisia
GR-IV GR-D Ipeiros
GR-II GR-B Kentriki Makedonia
GR-XII GR-L Notio Aigaio
GR-X GR-J Peloponnisos
GR-VIII GR-H Sterea Ellada
GR-V GR-E Thessalia
GR-XI GR-K Voreio Aigaio

Codes removed on 15 November 2016[edit]

Former code Subdivision name Subdivision category In administrative region
GR-13 Achaḯa department G
GR-01 Aitoloakarnanía department G
GR-11 Argolída department J
GR-12 Arkadía department J
GR-31 Árta department D
GR-A1 Attikí department I
GR-64 Chalkidikí department B
GR-94 Chaniá department M
GR-85 Chíos department K
GR-81 Dodekánisa department L
GR-52 Dráma department A
GR-71 Évros department A
GR-05 Evrytanía department H
GR-04 Évvoia department H
GR-63 Flórina department C
GR-07 Fokída department H
GR-06 Fthiótida department H
GR-51 Grevená department C
GR-14 Ileía department G
GR-53 Imathía department B
GR-33 Ioánnina department D
GR-91 Irakleío department M
GR-41 Kardítsa department E
GR-56 Kastoriá department C
GR-55 Kavála department A
GR-23 Kefallinía department F
GR-22 Kérkyra department F
GR-57 Kilkís department B
GR-15 Korinthía department J
GR-58 Kozáni department C
GR-82 Kykládes department L
GR-16 Lakonía department J
GR-42 Lárisa department E
GR-92 Lasíthi department M
GR-24 Lefkáda department F
GR-83 Lésvos department K
GR-43 Magnisía department E
GR-17 Messinía department J
GR-59 Pélla department B
GR-61 Piería department B
GR-34 Préveza department D
GR-93 Rethýmnis department M
GR-73 Rodópi department A
GR-84 Sámos department K
GR-62 Sérres department B
GR-32 Thesprotía department D
GR-54 Thessaloníki department B
GR-44 Tríkala department E
GR-03 Voiotía department H
GR-72 Xánthi department A
GR-21 Zákynthos department F

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