ISO 3166-2:PG

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

ISO 3166-2:PG is the entry for Papua New Guinea 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 Papua New Guinea, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 district, 20 provinces and 1 autonomous region. The capital of the country Port Moresby forms the National Capital District and has special status equal to the provinces.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is PG, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Papua New Guinea. The second part is three letters.

Current codes[edit]

Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).

Click on the button in the header to sort each column.

Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision category
PG-NSB Bougainville autonomous region
PG-CPM Central province
PG-CPK Chimbu province
PG-EBR East New Britain province
PG-ESW East Sepik province
PG-EHG Eastern Highlands province
PG-EPW Enga province
PG-GPK Gulf province
PG-HLA Hela province
PG-JWK Jiwaka province
PG-MPM Madang province
PG-MRL Manus province
PG-MBA Milne Bay province
PG-MPL Morobe province
PG-NCD National Capital District (Port Moresby) district
PG-NIK New Ireland province
PG-NPP Northern province
PG-SHM Southern Highlands province
PG-WBK West New Britain province
PG-SAN West Sepik province
PG-WPD Western province
PG-WHM Western Highlands province


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-3 2011-12-13
Administrative readjustment, local generic administrative term addition and source list and source code update. Codes:
PG-NSA North Solomons (province)PG-NSB Bougainville (autonomous region)
Online Browsing
Platform (OBP)
2013-05-10 UN notification of full name
2014-03-03 Add "the" before the English full name
2014-11-03 Add two provinces PG-HLA and PG-JWK; change subdivision name of PG-SAN; update List Source Subdivisions added:
PG-JWK Jiwaka
Name changed:
PG-SAN Sandaun [West Sepik] → West Sepik

See also[edit]


External links[edit]