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.

ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for each of the 16 governorates of the State of Palestine.

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 (ar)
(BGN/PCGN 1956)
Subdivision name (ar) [note 1] Subdivision name (en)
PS-BTH Bayt Laḩm بيت لحم Bethlehem
PS-DEB Dayr al Balaḩ دير البلح Deir El Balah
PS-GZA Ghazzah غزة Gaza
PS-HBN Al Khalīl الخليل Hebron
PS-JEN Janīn جنين Jenin
PS-JRH Arīḩā wal Aghwār أريحا Jericho and Al Aghwar
PS-JEM Al Quds القدس Jerusalem
PS-KYS Khān Yūnis خان يونس Khan Yunis
PS-NBS Nāblus نابلس Nablus
PS-NGZ Shamāl Ghazzah شمال غزة North Gaza
PS-QQA Qalqīlyah قلقيلية Qalqilya
PS-RFH Rafaḩ رفح Rafah
PS-RBH Rām Allāh wal Bīrah رام الله والبيرة Ramallah
PS-SLT Salfīt سلفيت Salfit
PS-TBS Ţūbās طوباس Tubas
PS-TKM Ţūlkarm طولكرم Tulkarm
  1. ^ For reference only, Arabic name in Arabic script 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 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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