ISO 3166-2:IN

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ISO 3166-2:IN is the entry for India 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 India, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 28 states and 8 union territories.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is IN, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for India. The second part is two letters, currently used in vehicle registration plates with some exceptions.

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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Code Subdivision name (en)
(Indian System of Transliteration)
Local variant Subdivision category
IN-AP Andhra Pradesh State
IN-AR Arunāchal Pradesh State
IN-AS Assam State
IN-BR Bihār State
IN-CT Chhattīsgarh[note 1] State
IN-GA Goa State
IN-GJ Gujarāt State
IN-HR Haryāna State
IN-HP Himāchal Pradesh State
IN-JH Jhārkhand State
IN-KA Karnātaka State
IN-KL Kerala State
IN-MP Madhya Pradesh State
IN-MH Mahārāshtra State
IN-MN Manipur State
IN-ML Meghālaya State
IN-MZ Mizoram State
IN-NL Nāgāland State
IN-OR Odisha[note 2] State
IN-PB Punjab State
IN-RJ Rājasthān State
IN-SK Sikkim State
IN-TN Tamil Nādu State
IN-TG Telangāna[note 3] State
IN-TR Tripura State
IN-UT Uttarākhand[note 4] State
IN-UP Uttar Pradesh State
IN-WB West Bengal State
IN-AN Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union territory
IN-CH Chandīgarh Union territory
IN-DH Dādra and Nagar Haveli and Damān and Diu[note 5] Union territory
IN-DL Delhi Union territory
IN-JK Jammu and Kashmīr Union territory
IN-LA Ladākh Union territory
IN-LD Lakshadweep Union territory
IN-PY Puducherry Pondicherry Union territory


  1. ^ Code inconsistent with vehicle registration code, which is CG.
  2. ^ Changed its name from Orissa to Odisha in 2011. OD replaced OR as vehicle registration code, but not as ISO 3166-2 code.[1][2]
  3. ^ Code inconsistent with vehicle registration code, which is TS.[3][4]
  4. ^ Code inconsistent with vehicle registration code, which is UK. Before the state renamed from Uttaranchal to Uttarakhand in 2007, the vehicle registration code was UA and the ISO 3166-2 code was IN-UL.
  5. ^ Code inconsistent with vehicle registration code, which is DD.


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. ISO stopped issuing newsletters in 2013.

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-2 2002-05-21 Partial reorganization of subdivision layout: Three new states. Addition of an alternative name for one state. New list source Subdivisions added:
IN-CH Chhattisgarh
IN-JH Jharkhand
IN-UL Uttaranchal
Newsletter I-3 2002-08-20 Error correction: Duplicate use of IN-CH corrected. Spelling correction Codes: (to correct duplicate use)
Chhattisgarh: IN-CHIN-CT
Newsletter I-4 2002-12-10 Error correction: Reintroduction of old name form in IN-WB
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
Addition of local generic administrative terms, update of the official languages according to ISO 3166-2, addition of a comment and source list update. Codes:
IN-UL Uttaranchal → IN-UT Uttarakhand

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)
2020-11-24 Deletion of Union territory IN-DD, IN-DN; Addition of Union territory IN-DH; Correction of spelling for IN-AR, IN-BR, IN-CH, IN-CT, IN-DH, IN-GJ, IN-HP, IN-HR, IN-JH, IN-JK, IN-KA, IN-LA, IN-MH, IN-ML, IN-NL, IN-RJ, IN-TG, IN-TN, IN-UT; Addition of romanization system "Indian System of Transliteration"; Update List Source; Correction of the Code Source
2019-11-22 Change of subdivision category from state to Union territory for IN-JK; Addition of Union territory IN-LA; Update List Source
2014-10-30 Add 1 state IN-TG; change spelling of IN-OR; update List Source and Code Source
2011-12-13 Addition of local generic administrative terms, update of the official languages according to ISO 3166-2, addition of a comment and source list update.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "RTO Codes of Odisha State". Odisha Book. Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  2. ^ Ramanath V., Riyan (2 March 2014). "New RTO here, get driving licence in a day". Times of India. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  3. ^ Special Correspondent (18 June 2014). "Vehicle registrations dwindle in Telangana State". The Hindu. Hyderabad.
  4. ^ "Telangana begins vehicles registration with 'TS' code". mid-day. 19 June 2014.

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