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ISO 3166-2:OM

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ISO 3166-2:OM is the entry for Oman 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 Oman, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 11 governorates. In 2011, the following subdivision changes took place:

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is OM, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Oman. The second part is two letters.

Current codes


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 (ar)
(BGN/PCGN 1956)
Local variant Subdivision name (ar) [note 1] Subdivision name (en) [note 2]
OM-DA Ad Dākhilīyah الداخلية Interior
OM-BU Al Buraymī ٱلْبُرَيْمِي Buraymi
OM-WU Al Wusţá ٱلْوُسْطَى Central
OM-ZA Az̧ Z̧āhirah الظاهرة Dhahira
OM-BJ Janūb al Bāţinah جنوب الباطنة South Batina
OM-SJ Janūb ash Sharqīyah جَنُوب ٱلشَّرْقِيَّة Southeastern
OM-MA Masqaţ Muscat مسقط Muscat
OM-MU Musandam مُسَنْدَم Musandam
OM-BS Shamāl al Bāţinah شمال الباطنة North Batina
OM-SS Shamāl ash Sharqīyah شَمَال ٱلشَّرْقِيَّة Northeastern
OM-ZU Z̧ufār Dhofar ظُفَّار Dhofar
  1. ^ For reference only, Arabic name in Arabic script not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  2. ^ 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.

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter II-2 2010-06-30 Update of the administrative structure and of the list source Subdivisions added:
OM-BU Al Buraymī
OM-JA Al Janūbīyah → OM-ZU Z̧ufār
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Platform (OBP)
2015-11-27 Change of subdivision category from region to governate for OM-BA, OM-DA, OM-SH, OM-WU, OM-ZA; change of subdivision code from OM-BA to OM-BJ, from OM-SH to OM-SJ; change of spelling of OM-BJ, OM-SJ; addition of governorates OM-BS, OM-SS; addition of local variations of OM-MA, OM-ZU; update List Source (TBD)

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