ISO 3166-2:KZ

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ISO 3166-2:KZ is the entry for Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 3 cities and 14 regions. The cities Almaty and Nur-Sultan are the former and current capitals of the country respectively and have special status equal to the regions.

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

ISO 639-1 codes are used to represent subdivision names in the following administrative languages:

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Code Subdivision name (kk)
(BGN/PCGN 1979)
Subdivision name (ru) Subdivision category
(BGN/PCGN 1947) (GOST 1983 = UN V/18 1987)
KZ-ALA Almaty Almaty Almaty city
KZ-ALM Almaty oblysy Almatinskaya oblast' Almatinskaja oblast' region
KZ-AKM Aqmola oblysy Akmolinskaya oblast' Akmolinskaja oblast' region
KZ-AKT Aqtöbe oblysy Aktyubinskaya oblast' Aktjubinskaja oblast' region
KZ-ATY Atyraū oblysy Atyrauskaya oblast' Atyrauskaja oblast' region
KZ-ZAP Batys Qazaqstan oblysy Zapadno-Kazakhstanskaya oblast' Zapadno-Kazahstanskaja oblast' region
KZ-MAN Mangghystaū oblysy Mangistauskaya oblast' Mangystauskaja oblast' region
KZ-AST Nur-Sultan Nur-Sultan Nur-Sultan city
KZ-PAV Pavlodar oblysy Pavlodarskaya oblast' Pavlodarskaja oblast' region
KZ-KAR Qaraghandy oblysy Karagandinskaya oblast' Karagandinskaja oblast' region
KZ-KUS Qostanay oblysy Kostanayskaya oblast' Kostanajskaja oblast' region
KZ-KZY Qyzylorda oblysy Kyzylordinskaya oblast' Kyzylordinskaja oblast' region
KZ-VOS Shyghys Qazaqstan oblysy Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya oblast' Vostočno-Kazahstanskaja oblast' region
KZ-SHY Shymkent Shymkent Šimkent city
KZ-SEV Soltüstik Qazaqstan oblysy Severo-Kazakhstanskaya oblast' Severo-Kazahstanskaja oblast' region
KZ-YUZ Türkistan oblysy Turkestankaya oblast' Turkestanskaja oblast' region
KZ-ZHA Zhambyl oblysy Zhambylskaya oblast' Žambylskaja oblast' region


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 Code/Subdivision change
2016-11-15 Addition of city KZ-BAY; update List Source. Subdivisions added:
2018-11-26 Correction of the romanization system label; Addition of city KZ-SHY; Change of subdivision name of KZ-YUZ; Update List Source Subdivision added:
Name change:
KZ-YUZ Ongtüstik Qazaqstan oblysy (kk), Yuzhno-Kazakhstankaya oblast' (ru BGN/PCGN), Južno-Kazahstankaja oblast' (ru GOST) → Türkistan oblysy (kk), Turkestankaya oblast' (ru BGN/PCGN), Turkestanskaja oblast' (ru GOST)
2020-11-24 Deletion of city KZ-BAY; Change of subdivision name of KZ‐AST; Correction of the Code Source; Update List Source Subdivision deleted:
KZ-BAY Bayqongyr
Name change:
KZ-AST Astana → Nur-Sultan

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 Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-2 2002-05-21 Addition of one city. Nine name spellings corrected. List source updated Subdivisions added:
KZ-AST Astana
Newsletter I-3 2002-08-20 Error correction: Various spelling corrections
Newsletter I-4 2002-12-10 Removal of one city from the list (Bayqongyr) Subdivisions deleted:
KZ-BAY Bayqongyr

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