ISO 3166-2:PS

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ISO 3166-2:PS is the entry for the State of Palestine 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 the State of Palestine, it claims the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, but in fact controls only about 40% of the West Bank. ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 16 governorates.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is PS, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of the State of Palestine. 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).

ISO 639-1 codes are used to represent subdivision names in the following administrative languages:


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Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision name (ar)
(BGN/PCGN 1956)
PS-BTH Bethlehem Bayt Laḩm
PS-DEB Deir El Balah Dayr al Balaḩ
PS-GZA Gaza Ghazzah
PS-HBN Hebron Al Khalīl
PS-JEN Jenin Janīn
PS-JRH Jericho and Al Aghwar Arīḩā wal Aghwār
PS-JEM Jerusalem Al Quds
PS-KYS Khan Yunis Khān Yūnis
PS-NBS Nablus Nāblus
PS-NGZ North Gaza Shamāl Ghazzah
PS-QQA Qalqilya Qalqīlyah
PS-RFH Rafah Rafaḩ
PS-RBH Ramallah Rām Allāh wal Bīrah
PS-SLT Salfit Salfīt
PS-TBS Tubas Ţūbās
PS-TKM Tulkarm Ţūlkarm


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 I-3 2002-08-20 Insertion of a new entry between PUERTO RICO and PORTUGAL; in accordance with ISO 3166-1 Newsletter V-2 New entry (no codes)
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
Administrative division taken into account. Subdivisions added:
16 governorates
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Platform (OBP)
2013-02-06 UN notification of full name[1][2]
2015-11-27 Addition of romanization system for ara; change of spelling of category name in ara; change of spelling of PS-QQA, PS-JRH, PS-RBH; update List Source

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Following the recognition of Palestine as a non-member UN state in 2012, the official designation used in ISO 3166-1 was changed from "Palestinian Territory, Occupied" to "Palestine, State of".
  2. ^ "Countries or areas, codes and abbreviations". United Nations Statistics Division. Retrieved 2020-01-30.

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