ISO 3166-2:VE

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ISO 3166-2:VE is the entry for Venezuela 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 Venezuela, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 capital district, 1 federal dependency, and 23 states. The Venezuelan Capital District contains the central part of the capital of the country Caracas and has special status equal to the states.

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

  • A: federal district
  • B–V (except Q): states as of late 1980s
  • W: federal dependency
  • X: state created in 1998
  • Y–Z: former federal territories given state status in early 1990s

Current codes[edit]

Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).

Click on the button in the header to sort each column.

Code Subdivision name (es) Subdivision category
VE-Z  Amazonas state
VE-B  Anzoátegui state
VE-C  Apure state
VE-D  Aragua state
VE-E  Barinas state
VE-F  Bolívar state
VE-G  Carabobo state
VE-H  Cojedes state
VE-Y  Delta Amacuro state
VE-W  Dependencias Federales federal dependency
VE-A  Distrito Capital capital district
VE-I  Falcón state
VE-J  Guárico state
VE-X Flag of Vargas State.svg La Guaira state
VE-K  Lara state
VE-L  Mérida state
VE-M  Miranda state
VE-N  Monagas state
VE-O  Nueva Esparta state
VE-P  Portuguesa state
VE-R  Sucre state
VE-S  Táchira state
VE-T  Trujillo state
VE-U  Yaracuy state
VE-V  Zulia state


The following changes to the entry have been announced 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-4 2002-12-10 Addition of one state. Subdivision categories in header re-sorted Subdivisions added:
VE-X Vargas
Newsletter I-5 2003-09-05 Change of subdivision category of two Federal territories to States. List source updated
Online Browsing Platform (OBP) 2009-03-03 Change of short name
Newsletter II-1 2010-02-03
Change of short form country name in accordance with ISO 3166-1 NL VI-5 (2009-03-03)
Online Browsing Platform (OBP) 2010-02-19 Change of short form country name in accordance with ISO 3166-1 NL VI-5 (2009-03-03)
2014-12-18 Alignment of the English and French short names upper and lower case with UNTERM; update of the remarks in French
2015-11-27 Change of spelling of category name in fra and spa
2020-11-24 Change of subdivision name of VE-X; Update List Source; Correction of the Code Source Subdivisions renamed:
VE-X Vargas → La Guaira

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