ISO 3166-2:SD

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ISO 3166-2:SD is the entry for Sudan 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 Sudan, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 18 states.

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

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 (en)
SD-RS Al Baḩr al Aḩmar Red Sea
SD-GZ Al Jazīrah Gezira
SD-KH Al Kharţūm Khartoum
SD-GD Al Qaḑārif Gedaref
SD-NW An Nīl al Abyaḑ White Nile
SD-NB An Nīl al Azraq Blue Nile
SD-NO Ash Shamālīyah Northern
SD-DW Gharb Dārfūr West Darfur
SD-GK Gharb Kurdufān West Kordofan
SD-DS Janūb Dārfūr South Darfur
SD-KS Janūb Kurdufān South Kordofan
SD-KA Kassalā Kassala
SD-NR Nahr an Nīl River Nile
SD-DN Shamāl Dārfūr North Darfur
SD-KN Shamāl Kurdufān North Kordofan
SD-DE Sharq Dārfūr East Darfur
SD-SI Sinnār Sennar
SD-DC Wasaţ Dārfūr
(local variant is Zālinjay)
Central Darfur
(local variant is Zalingei)


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-9 2007-11-28 Modification of administrative structure Subdivisions deleted:
SD-10 Gharb Kurdufān
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
Administrative adjustment and update Subdivision layout:
25 states (see below)17 states
Subdivisions deleted:
10 states (SD-14 – SD-23) seceded to create South Sudan (SS)
Subdivisions added:
SD-DE Sharq Dārfūr
SD-DC Zalingei
Online Browsing Platform (OBP) 2015-11-27 Additions of state SD-GK; change spelling of SD-NR, SD-NO, SD-DN, SD-KN, SD-DC; update List Source Subdivision added:
SD-GK Gharb Kurdufān (ar), West Kordofan (en)
Spelling changes:
SD-DC Zalingei → Wasaţ Dārfūr Zālinjay
SD-DN ? → Shamāl Dārfūr
SD-KN Shamāl Kurdufān → Shiamāl Kurdufān
SD-NO ? → Ash Shamālīyah
SD-NR An Nīl → Nahr an Nīl
2018-11-26 Correction of the romanization system label
2020-11-24 Typographical correction of subdivision name of SD-KN, SD-DC; Addition of local variation of SD-DC Spelling changes:
SD-DC Wasaţ Dārfūr Zālinjay → Wasaţ Dārfūr
SD-KN Shiamāl Kurdufān → Shamāl Kurdufān

Codes before Newsletter II-3[edit]

Former code Subdivision name
SD-23 Āٰālī an Nīl
SD-26 Al Baḩr al Aḩmar
SD-18 Al Buḩayrāt
SD-07 Al Jazīrah
SD-03 Al Kharţūm
SD-06 Al Qaḑārif
SD-22 Al Waḩdah
SD-04 An Nīl
SD-08 An Nīl al Abyaḑ
SD-24 An Nīl al Azraq
SD-01 Ash Shamālīyah
SD-17 Baḩr al Jabal
SD-16 Gharb al Istiwā'īyah
SD-14 Gharb Baḩr al Ghazāl
SD-12 Gharb Dārfūr
SD-11 Janūb Dārfūr
SD-13 Janūb Kurdufān
SD-20 Jūnqalī
SD-05 Kassalā
SD-15 Shamāl Baḩr al Ghazāl
SD-02 Shamāl Dārfūr
SD-09 Shamāl Kurdufān
SD-19 Sharq al Istiwā'īyah
SD-25 Sinnār
SD-21 Wārāb

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