ISO 3166-2:LA

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ISO 3166-2:LA is the entry for Laos 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 Laos, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 prefecture and 17 provinces.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is LA, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Laos. 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 (lo)
(LAO CNT 1965)
Local variant Subdivision category
LA-AT Attapu Attapeu province
LA-BK Bokèo province
LA-BL Bolikhamxai Borikhamxay province
LA-CH Champasak Champasack province
LA-HO Houaphan Huaphanh province
LA-KH Khammouan Khammuane province
LA-LM Louang Namtha Luangnamtha province
LA-LP Louangphabang Luangprabang province
LA-OU Oudômxai Oudomxay province
LA-PH Phôngsali Phongsaly province
LA-SL Salavan Saravane province
LA-SV Savannakhét Savannakhet province
LA-VI Viangchan Vientiane province
LA-VT Viangchan Vientiane prefecture
LA-XA Xaignabouli Xayabury province
LA-XE Xékong Sekong province
LA-XI Xiangkhouang Xiengkhuang province
LA-XS Xaisômboun Xaysomboon province


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 One new province added. One new reference for the list source. One code source cancelled. Information on romanization system updated. Origin of names in brackets given Subdivisions added:
LA-XN Xaisômboun
Newsletter I-4 2002-12-10 Error correction: Generic name of one subdivision changed to "special zone"

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