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 17 regions. The cities Almaty and Astana 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 two digits.

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 (kk)
[note 1]
name (ru)
(BGN/PCGN 1947)
Subdivision name (ru)
(GOST 1983 = UN V/18 1987)
Subdivision name (ru)
[note 2]
Subdivision name (en)
[note 3]
Subdivision category
KZ-10 Abay
Абай облысы Abayskaya oblast' Abajskaja oblast' Абайская область Abai region
KZ-75 Almaty Алматы Almaty Almaty Алматы Almaty City city
KZ-19 Almaty
Алматы облысы Almatinskaya oblast' Almatinskaja oblast' Алматинская область Almaty region
KZ-11 Aqmola oblysy Ақмола облысы Akmolinskaya oblast' Akmolinskaja oblast' Акмолинская область Akmola region
KZ-15 Aqtöbe oblysy Ақтөбе облысы Aktyubinskaya oblast' Aktjubinskaja oblast' Актюбинская область Aktobe region
KZ-71 Astana Астана Astana Astana Астана Astana city
KZ-23 Atyraū
Атырау облысы Atyrauskaya oblast' Atyrauskaja oblast' Атырауская область Atyrau region
KZ-27 Batys Qazaqstan oblysy Батыс Қазақстан облысы Zapadno-Kazakhstanskaya oblast' Zapadno-Kazahstanskaja oblast' Западно-Казахстанская область West Kazakhstan region
KZ-47 Mangghystaū oblysy Маңғыстау облысы Mangistauskaya oblast' Mangystauskaja oblast' Мангистауская область Mangystau region
KZ-55 Pavlodar oblysy Павлодар облысы Pavlodarskaya oblast' Pavlodarskaja oblast' Павлодарская область Pavlodar region
KZ-35 Qaraghandy oblysy Қарағанды облысы Karagandinskaya oblast' Karagandinskaja oblast' Карагандинская область Karaganda region
KZ-39 Qostanay oblysy Қостанай облысы Kostanayskaya oblast' Kostanajskaja oblast' Костанайская область Kostanay region
KZ-43 Qyzylorda oblysy Қызылорда облысы Kyzylordinskaya oblast' Kyzylordinskaja oblast' Кызылординская область Kyzylorda region
KZ-63 Shyghys Qazaqstan oblysy Шығыс Қазақстан облысы Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya oblast' Vostočno-Kazahstanskaja oblast' Восточно-Казахстанская область East Kazakhstan region
KZ-79 Shymkent Шымкент Shymkent Šimkent Шымкент Shymkent city
KZ-59 Soltüstik Qazaqstan oblysy Солтүстік Қазақстан облысы Severo-Kazakhstanskaya oblast' Severo-Kazahstanskaja oblast' Северо-Казахстанская область North Kazakhstan region
KZ-61 Türkistan oblysy Түркістан облысы Turkestankaya oblast' Turkestanskaja oblast' Туркестанская область Turkistan region
KZ-62 Ulytaū
Улытау облысы Ulytauskaya oblast' Ulytauskaja oblast' Улытауская область Ulytau region
KZ-31 Zhambyl oblysy Жамбыл облысы Zhambylskaya oblast' Žambylskaja oblast' Жамбылская область Jambyl region
KZ-33 Zhetisū oblysy Жетісу облысы Zhetysuskaya oblast' Žetysuskaja oblast' Жетысуская область Jetisu region
  1. ^ For reference only, Kazakh name in Cyrillic script not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  2. ^ For reference only, Russian name in Cyrillic script not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  3. ^ For reference only, English name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.


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
2022-11-29 Change of subdivision code from KZ-ALA to KZ-75, KZ-AST to KZ-71, KZ-SHY to KZ-79, KZ-ALM to KZ-19, KZ-AKM to KZ-11, KZ-AKT to KZ-15, KZ-ATY to KZ-23, KZ-VOS to KZ-63, KZ-MAN to KZ-47, KZ-SEV to KZ-59, KZ-YUZ to KZ-61, KZ-PAV to KZ-55, KZ-KAR to KZ-35, KZ-KUS to KZ-39, KZ-KZY to KZ-43, KZ-ZAP to KZ-27, KZ-ZHA to KZ-31; Addition of region KZ-10, KZ-33, KZ-62; Change of subdivision name for KZ-71 in kaz and rus; Update List Source; Update Code Source

Codes changed:
Subdivisions added:
KZ-10, KZ-33, and KZ-62
Name change:
KZ-71 Nur-Sultan → Astana

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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