ISO 3166-2:NI

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ISO 3166-2:NI is the entry for Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 15 departments and 2 autonomous regions.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is NI, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Nicaragua. 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 (es) Subdivision name (en) [note 1] Subdivision category
NI-BO Boaco Boaco department
NI-CA Carazo Carazo department
NI-CI Chinandega Chinandega department
NI-CO Chontales Chontales department
NI-AN Costa Caribe Norte North Caribbean Coast autonomous region
NI-AS Costa Caribe Sur South Caribbean Coast autonomous region
NI-ES Estelí Estelí department
NI-GR Granada Granada department
NI-JI Jinotega Jinotega department
NI-LE León León department
NI-MD Madriz Madriz department
NI-MN Managua Managua department
NI-MS Masaya Masaya department
NI-MT Matagalpa Matagalpa department
NI-NS Nueva Segovia New Segovia department
NI-SJ Río San Juan Saint John River department
NI-RI Rivas Rivas department
  1. ^ For reference only, English name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.


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.

Source Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-2 2002-05-21 Deletion of one department. Addition of two autonomous regions. New list source Subdivisions added:
NI-AN Atlántico Norte
NI-AS Atlántico Sur
Subdivisions deleted:
NI-ZE Zelaya
Online Browsing Platform (OBP) 2018-04-20 Change of subdivision name of NI-AN, NI-AS; update List Source Name change:
NI-AN Atlántico Norte → Costa Caribe Norte
NI-AS Atlántico Sur → Costa Caribe Sur

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