ISO 3166-2:MV

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ISO 3166-2:MV is the entry for Maldives 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 Maldives, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for two cities and 19 administrative atolls.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is MV, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Maldives. The second part is one of the following:

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 (en) Subdivision name (dv) Local variant
MV-01 Addu City Addu Seenu
MV-MLE Male Maale

Administrative atolls[edit]

Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision name (dv) Local variant Formerly in province
MV-02 North Ari Atoll Ariatholhu Uthuruburi Alifu Alifu NC
MV-00 South Ari Atoll Ariatholhu Dhekunuburi Alifu Dhaalu NC
MV-20 South Maalhosmadulu Maalhosmadulu Dhekunuburi Baa NO
MV-17 South Nilandhe Atoll Nilandheatholhu Dhekunuburi Dhaalu CE
MV-14 North Nilandhe Atoll Nilandheatholhu Uthuruburi Faafu CE
MV-27 North Huvadhu Atoll Huvadhuatholhu Uthuruburi Gaafu Alifu US
MV-28 South Huvadhu Atoll Huvadhuatholhu Dhekunuburi Gaafu Dhaalu US
MV-29 Fuvammulah Fuvammulah Gnaviyani SU
MV-07 North Thiladhunmathi Thiladhunmathee Uthuruburi Haa Alifu UN
MV-23 South Thiladhunmathi Thiladhunmathee Dhekunuburi Haa Dhaalu UN
MV-26 Male Atoll Maaleatholhu Kaafu NC
MV-05 Hahdhunmathi Hahdhunmathi Laamu SC
MV-03 Faadhippolhu Faadhippolhu Lhaviyani NO
MV-12 Mulaku Atoll Mulakatholhu Meemu CE
MV-25 South Miladhunmadulu Miladhunmadulu Dhekunuburi Noonu NO
MV-13 North Maalhosmadulu Maalhosmadulu Uthuruburi Raa NO
MV-24 North Miladhunmadulu Miladhunmadulu Uthuruburi Shaviyani UN
MV-08 Kolhumadulu Kolhumadulu Thaa SC
MV-04 Felidhu Atoll Felidheatholhu Vaavu NC


The following changes to the entry have been announced by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998. ISO stopped issuing newsletters in 2013.

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
Administrative re-organization, addition of local generic administrative terms, language adjustment and source list update. Subdivisions added:
7 provinces
MV-00 Alifu Dhaalu
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Platform (OBP)
2016-11-15 Change of spelling of MV-05 Spelling change:
2018-11-26 Change of spelling in div of MV-00, MV-02, MV-04, MV-14, MV-17, MV-26, MV-27, MV-28; Change of spelling in eng of MV-00, MV-01, MV-02, MV-03, MV-04, MV-05, MV-07, MV-08, MV-12, MV-13, MV-14, MV-17, MV-20, MV-23, MV-24, MV-25, MV-26, MV-27, MV-28, MV-29; Addition of local variation of MV-00, MV-01, MV-02, MV-03, MV-04, MV-05, MV-07, MV-08, MV-12, MV-13, MV-14, MV-17, MV-20, MV-23, MV-24, MV-25, MV-26, MV-27, MV-28, MV-29; Change of category name from capital to city for MV-MLE; Change of category name from administrative atoll to city for MV-01; Removal of parent subdivision of MV-MLE, MV-00, MV-01, MV-02, MV-03, MV-04, MV-05, MV-07, MV-08, MV-12, MV-13, MV-14, MV-17, MV-20, MV-23, MV-24, MV-25, MV-26, MV-27, MV-28, MV-29; Deletion of provinces MV-CE, MV-NC, MV-NO, MV-SC, MV-SU, MV-UN and MV-US; Update List Source Subdivisions deleted:
MV-CE Central
MV-NC North Central
MV-NO North
MV-SC South Central
MV-SU South
MV-UN Upper North
MV-US Upper South
Category changes:
MV-MLE capital → city
MV-01 administrative atoll → city
Spelling changes (dv):
MV-00 Ari Atholhu Dhekunuburi → Ariatholhu Dhekunuburi
MV-02 Ari Atholhu Uthuruburi → Ariatholhu Uthuruburi
MV-04 Ari Atholhu Uthuruburi → Felidheatholhu
MV-14 Ari Atholhu Uthuruburi → Nilandheatholhu Uthuruburi
MV-17 Nilandhe Atholhu Dhekunuburi → Nilandheatholhu Dhekunuburi
MV-26 Maale Atholhu →
MV-27 → Maaleatholhu
MV-28 Huvadhu Atholhu Dhekunuburi → Huvadhuatholhu Dhekunuburi
Spelling changes (en):
MV-00 Alifu Dhaalu → South Ari Atoll
MV-01 Seenu → Addu City
MV-02 Alifu Alifu → North Ari Atoll
MV-03 Lhaviyani → Faadhippolhu
MV-04 Vaavu → Felidhu Atoll
MV-05 Laamu → Felidhu Atoll
MV-07 Haa Alifu → North Thiladhunmathi
MV-08 Thaa → Kolhumadulu
MV-12 Meemu → Mulaku Atoll
MV-13 Raa → Mulaku Atoll
MV-14 Faafu → North Nilandhe Atoll
MV-17 Dhaalu → South Nilandhe Atoll
MV-20 Baa → South Nilandhe Atoll
MV-23 Haa Dhaalu → South Thiladhunmathi
MV-24 Shaviyani → North Miladhunmadulu
MV-25 Noonu → South Miladhunmadulu
MV-26 Kaafu → South Miladhunmadulu
MV-27 Gaafu Alifu → North Huvadhu Atoll
MV-28 Gaafu Dhaalu → North Huvadhu Atoll
MV-29 Gnaviyani → Fuvammulah
Local variants added:
all subdivisions

Former provinces[edit]

Provinces were abolished in 2010 and their codes removed in 2018:

Former code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision name (dv)
MV-CE Central Medhu
MV-NO North Uthuru
MV-NC North Central Medhu-Uthuru
MV-SU South Dhekunu
MV-SC South Central Medhu-Dhekunu
MV-UN Upper North Mathi-Uthuru
MV-US Upper South Mathi-Dhekunu

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