ISO 3166-2:IQ

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ISO 3166-2:IQ is the entry for Iraq 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 Iraq, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 18 governorates and 1 region.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is IQ, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Iraq. 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).

Code Subdivision name (ar)
(BGN/PCGN 1956)
Subdivision name (ku)
(BGN/PCGN 2007)
Subdivision category Parent subdivision
IQ-AN Al Anbār governorate
IQ-BA Al Başrah governorate
IQ-MU Al Muthanná governorate
IQ-QA Al Qādisīyah governorate
IQ-NA An Najaf governorate
IQ-AR Arbīl Hewlêr governorate KR
IQ-SU As Sulaymānīyah Slêmanî governorate KR
IQ-BB Bābil governorate
IQ-BG Baghdād governorate
IQ-DA Dahūk Dihok governorate KR
IQ-DQ Dhī Qār governorate
IQ-DI Diyālá governorate
IQ-KR Iqlīm Kūrdistān Herêm-î Kurdistan region
IQ-KA Karbalā’ governorate
IQ-KI Kirkūk governorate
IQ-MA Maysān governorate
IQ-NI Nīnawá governorate
IQ-SD Şalāḩ ad Dīn governorate
IQ-WA Wāsiţ governorate


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)
2022-03-03 Addition of category region in eng, fra, ara, kur; Addition of region IQ-KR; Assign parent subdivision to IQ-AR, IQ-DA, IQ-SU; Update List and Code Source

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