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 three levels of subdivisions:

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 either of the following:

  • one digit (1–5): development regions
  • two letters: zones
  • P followed by one digit (1–7): provinces

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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Development regions[edit]

Code Subdivision name (ne) Subdivision name (en)
NP-1 Madhyamanchal Central
NP-2 Madhya Pashchimanchal Mid Western
NP-3 Pashchimanchal Western
NP-4 Purwanchal Eastern
NP-5 Sudur Pashchimanchal Far Western


Code Subdivision (ne) Subdivision (en)
Name Local variant Name Local variant
NP-P1 Pradesh 1 Province 1
NP-P2 Pradesh 2 Province 2
NP-P3 Bāgmatī Pradesh 3 Bāgmatī Province 3
NP-P4 Gandaki Pradesh 4 Gandaki Province 4
NP-P5 Lumbinī Pradesh 5 Lumbini Province 5
NP-P6 Karnali Pradesh 6 Karnali Province 6
NP-P7 Sudūr Pashchim Sudūrpashchim; Pradesh 7 Sudūr Pashchim Sudūrpashchim; Province 7


Code Subdivision name (ne) In development region
NP-BA Bagmati 1
NP-BH Bheri 2
NP-DH Dhawalagiri 3
NP-GA Gandaki 3
NP-JA Janakpur 1
NP-KA Karnali 2
NP-KO Kosi
(local variant is Koshi)
NP-LU Lumbini 3
NP-MA Mahakali 5
NP-ME Mechi 4
NP-NA Narayani 1
NP-RA Rapti 2
NP-SA Sagarmatha 4
NP-SE Seti 5


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

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