ISO 3166-2:SB

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ISO 3166-2:SB is the entry for Solomon Islands 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 Solomon Islands, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 capital territory and 9 provinces. The capital of the country Honiara forms the Capital Territory and has special status equal to the provinces.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is SB, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Solomon Islands. The second part is two 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).

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Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision category
SB-CT Capital Territory (Honiara) capital territory
SB-CE Central province
SB-CH Choiseul province
SB-GU Guadalcanal province
SB-IS Isabel province
SB-MK Makira-Ulawa province
SB-ML Malaita province
SB-RB Rennell and Bellona province
SB-TE Temotu province
SB-WE Western 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. ISO stopped issuing newsletters in 2013.

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-8 2007-04-17 Modification of the administrative structure Subdivisions added:
SB-CH Choiseul
SB-RB Rennell and Bellona

The following changes to the entry are listed on ISO's online catalogue, the Online Browsing Platform:

Effective date of change Short description of change (en)
2014-12-18 Alignment of the English short name lower case with UNTERM
2014-11-03 Update List Source

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