Jump to content

ISO 3166-2:PG

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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]