ISO 3166-2:KW

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ISO 3166-2:KW is the entry for Kuwait 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 Kuwait, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 6 governorates.

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

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Code Subdivision name (ar)
(BGN/PCGN 1956)
Local variant Subdivision name (ar) [note 1] Subdivision name (en) [note 2]
KW-AH Al Aḩmadī الأحمدي Ahmadi
KW-FA Al Farwānīyah الفروانية Farwaniya
KW-JA Al Jahrā’ الجهراء Jahra
KW-KU Al ‘Āşimah Al Kuwayt العاصمة Kuwait
KW-HA Ḩawallī حولي Hawalli
KW-MU Mubārak al Kabīr مبارك الكبير Mubarak Al-Kabeer
  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:

Edition/Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
ISO 3166-2:2007 2007-12-13 Second edition of ISO 3166-2 (this change was not announced in a newsletter)[1] Subdivisions added:
KW-MU Mubārak al Kabīr
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
Administrative name update and list source update.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Statoid Newsletter January 2008".

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