ISO 3166-2:NP

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ISO 3166-2:NP is the entry for Nepal 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 Nepal, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 7 provinces.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is NP, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Nepal. The second part is "P" followed by one digit (1–7).

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 (ne) Subdivision name (ne) [note 1] Subdivision (en)
Name Local variant Name Local variant
NP-P3 Bāgmatī Pradesh 3 बागमती Bagmati Province 3
NP-P4 Gaṇḍakī Pradesh 4 गण्डकी Gandaki Province 4
NP-P6 Karṇālī Pradesh 6 कर्णाली Karnali Province 6
NP-P1 Koshī Pradesh 1 कोशी Koshi Province 1
NP-P5 Lumbinī Pradesh 5 कोशी Lumbini Province 5
NP-P2 Madhesh Pradesh 2 मधेश Madhesh Province 2
NP-P7 Sudūrpashchim Sudūr Pashchim; Pradesh 7 सुदूर-पश्चिम Sudurpashchim Sudūr Pashchim; Province 7
  1. ^ For reference only, Nepali name in Nepali script 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.

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter
Newsletter II-1 2010-02-03
Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
First level prefix addition, language adjustment, comment addition, deletion of the romanization system and source list update.
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2018-11-26 Correction of the romanization system label; Addition of provinces NP-P1, NP-P2, NP-P3, NP-P4, NP-P5, NP-P6, NP-P7; Addition of local variation for NP-P4 and NP-P6; Update List Source; Addition of remark
2019-11-22 Update Code Source
2020-11-24 Change of subdivision name of NP-P3, NP-P7; Addition of local variation of NP-P3, NP-P7; Update List Source
2021-11-25 Change of spelling of NP-P5; Modification of remark part 2; Update List Source
2022-11-29 Deletion of development regions NP-1, NP-2, NP-3, NP-4, NP-5; Change of subdivision name of NP-P4, NP-P6 in nep; Change of subdivision name of NP-P2, NP-P7 in eng and nep; Change of subdivision name of NP-P3 in eng; Addition of location variation for NP-2 in eng and nep; Modification of local variation for NP-P7 in eng and nep; Deletion of zones NP-BA, NP-BH, NP-DH, NP-GA, NP-JA, NP-KA, NP-KO, NP-LU, NP-MA, NP-ME, NP-NA, NP-RA, NP-SA, NP-SE: Update List Source; Modification of remark part 2
2023-11-23 Change of subdivision name of NP-P1; Update List Source

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