ISO 3166-2:RW

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ISO 3166-2:RW is the entry for Rwanda 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 Rwanda, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 city and 4 provinces. The city Kigali is the capital of the country and has special status equal to the provinces.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is RW, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Rwanda. The second part is two digits:

  • 01: city
  • 02–05: provinces

Current codes[edit]

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 (en) Subdivision name (fr) Subdivision name (rw) Subdivision category
RW-01 City of Kigali Ville de Kigali Umujyi wa Kigali city
RW-02 Eastern Est Iburasirazuba province
RW-03 Northern Nord Amajyaruguru province
RW-04 Western Ouest Iburengerazuba province
RW-05 Southern Sud Amajyepfo province


The following changes to the entry have been announced in newsletters by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998:

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-8 2007-04-17 Modification of the administrative structure Subdivision layout:
12 prefectures (see below)
→ 1 town council, 4 provinces

Codes before Newsletter I-8[edit]

Former code Subdivision name
RW-C Butare
RW-v Byumba
RW-E Cyangugu
RW-D Gikongoro
RW-G Gisenyi
RW-B Gitarama
RW-J Kibungo
RW-F Kibuye
RW-K Kigali-Rural
RW-L Kigali-Ville
RW-M Mutara
RW-H Ruhengeri

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