ISO 3166-2:LB

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ISO 3166-2:LB is the entry for Lebanon 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 Lebanon, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for eight governorates. Aakkâr Governorate (which contains the current Aakkâr District) and Baalbek-Hermel Governorate (which contains the current Baalbek District and Hermel District), which are listed, are in the process of being implemented after having been approved for creation in 2003.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is LB, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Lebanon. 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)
(conventional names) (BGN/PCGN 1956)
LB-AK Aakkâr ‘Akkār
LB-BH Baalbek-Hermel B‘alabak-Al Hirmil
LB-BI Béqaa Al Biqā‘
LB-BA Beyrouth Bayrūt
LB-AS Liban-Nord Ash Shimāl
LB-JA Liban-Sud Al Janūb
LB-JL Mont-Liban Jabal Lubnān
LB-NA Nabatîyé An Nabaţīyah


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-9 2007-11-28 Addition of administrative subdivisions and of their code elements Subdivisions added:
LB-AK Aakkâr
LB-BH Baalbek-Hermel

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