ISO 3166-2:JO

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ISO 3166-2:JO is the entry for Jordan 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 Jordan, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 12 governorates.

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

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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 (ar)
(BGN/PCGN 1956)
Local variant Subdivision name (ar) [1] Subdivision name (en) [2]
JO-AJ ‘Ajlūn عجلون Ajloun
JO-AQ Al ‘Aqabah Aqaba العقبة Aqaba
JO-AM Al ‘A̅şimah ‘Ammān العاصمة Amman
JO-BA Al Balqā’ البلقاء Balqa
JO-KA Al Karak الكرك Karak
JO-MA Al Mafraq المفرق Mafraq
JO-AT Aţ Ţafīlah الطفيلة Tafilah
JO-AZ Az Zarqā’ الزرقاء Zarqa
JO-IR Irbid إربد Irbid
JO-JA Jarash جرش Jerash
JO-MN Ma‘ān معان Ma'an
JO-MD Mādabā مادبا Madaba
  1. ^ For reference only, Arabic name in Arabic script 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
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
Alphabetical re-ordering, administrative names precision and evolution and source list update.

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