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 levels of subdivisions:

The capital of the country Malé has special status equal to the provinces.

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:

  • three letters: capital
  • two letters: provinces
  • two digits: administrative atolls

Although the provinces were abolished in 2010, they still have codes in the entry.

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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Capital and provinces[edit]

Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision name (dv) Subdivision category
MV-MLE Male Maale capital
MV-CE Central Medhu province
MV-NO North Uthuru province
MV-NC North Central Medhu-Uthuru province
MV-SU South Dhekunu province
MV-SC South Central Medhu-Dhekunu province
MV-UN Upper North Mathi-Uthuru province
MV-US Upper South Mathi-Dhekunu province

Administrative atolls[edit]

Code Subdivision name
(Administrative name)
Official name (dv) In province
MV-02 Alifu Alifu Ari Atholhu Uthuruburi NC
MV-00 Alifu Dhaalu Ari Atholhu Dhekunuburi NC
MV-20 Baa Maalhosmadulu Dhekunuburi NO
MV-17 Dhaalu Nilandhe Atholhu Dhekunuburi CE
MV-14 Faafu Nilandhe Atholhu Uthuruburi CE
MV-27 Gaafu Alifu Huvadhu Atholhu Uthuruburi SC
MV-28 Gaafu Dhaalu Huvadhu Atholhu Dhekunuburi SC
MV-29 Gnaviyani Fuvammulah SU
MV-07 Haa Alifu Thiladhunmathee Uthuruburi UN
MV-23 Haa Dhaalu Thiladhunmathee Dhekunuburi UN
MV-26 Kaafu Maale Atholhu NC
MV-05 Laamu Hahdhunmathi US
MV-03 Lhaviyani Faadhippolhu NO
MV-12 Meemu Mulakatholhu CE
MV-25 Noonu Miladhunmadulu Dhekunuburi NO
MV-13 Raa Maalhosmadulu Uthuruburi NO
MV-01 Seenu [note 1] Addu Atholhu SU
MV-24 Shaviyani Miladhunmadulu Uthuruburi UN
MV-08 Thaa Kolhumadulu US
MV-04 Vaavu Felidhu Atholhu NC
  1. ^ Seenu Atoll's status has been changed to a city and it has been renamed Addu City. Source: Administrative divisions of the Maldives#Decentralization


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 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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