ISO 3166-2:IR

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ISO 3166-2:IR is the entry for the Islamic Republic of Iran 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 Iran, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 31 provinces.

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

  • 01–25 except 09: provinces as of the early 1990s (09 was used by the dissolved Khorāsān Province)
  • 26–28: provinces created between 1995 and 1997
  • 29–31: provinces created after the division of Khorāsān in 2004
  • 32: province created in 2010

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 (fa)
IR-32 Alborz
IR-03 Ardabīl
IR-02 Āz̄arbāyjān-e Gharbī
IR-01 Āz̄arbāyjān-e Sharqī
IR-06 Būshehr
IR-08 Chahār Maḩāll va Bakhtīārī
IR-04 Eşfahān
IR-14 Fārs
IR-19 Gīlān
IR-27 Golestān
IR-24 Hamadān
IR-23 Hormozgān
IR-05 Īlām
IR-15 Kermān
IR-17 Kermānshāh
IR-29 Khorāsān-e Janūbī
IR-30 Khorāsān-e Razavī
IR-31 Khorāsān-e Shemālī
IR-10 Khūzestān
IR-18 Kohgīlūyeh va Būyer Aḩmad
IR-16 Kordestān
IR-20 Lorestān
IR-22 Markazī
IR-21 Māzandarān
IR-28 Qazvīn
IR-26 Qom
IR-12 Semnān
IR-13 Sīstān va Balūchestān
IR-07 Tehrān
IR-25 Yazd
IR-11 Zanjān

Changes[edit]

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. Two new provinces. Two name corrections (IR-17 and IR-18). New reference for the list source Subdivisions added:
IR-27 Golestān
IR-28 Qazvīn
Newsletter I-8 2007-04-17 Modification of the administrative structure Subdivisions added:
IR-29 Khorāsān-e Janūbī
IR-30 Khorāsān-e Razavī
IR-31 Khorāsān-e Shemālī
Subdivisions deleted:
IR-09 Khorāsān

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)
2014-12-18 Alignment of the English short name upper and lower case with UNTERM
2014-10-30 Add 1 province IR-32; update List Source

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