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 federal dependency, 1 federal district, 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
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||Subdivision category|
|VE-W||Dependencias Federales||federal dependency|
|VE-A||Distrito Federal [note 1]||federal district|
- The name of Distrito Federal has been changed to Distrito Capital.
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-4||2002-12-10||Addition of one state. Subdivision categories in header re-sorted||Subdivisions added:
|Newsletter I-5||2003-09-05||Change of subdivision category of two Federal territories to States. List source updated|
|Change of short form country name in accordance with ISO 3166-1 NL VI-5 (2009-03-03)|