ISO 3166-2:YE

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ISO 3166-2:YE is the entry for Yemen 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 Yemen, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 municipality and 21 governorates. The municipality Sana'a is the capital of the country and has special status equal to the governorates.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is YE, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Yemen. 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 (ar)
(BGN/PCGN 1956)
Subdivision name (ar) [note 1] Subdivision name (en) [note 2] Subdivision category
YE-AD ‘Adan عدن Aden governorate
YE-AM ‘Amrān عمران Amran governorate
YE-AB Abyan أَبْيَنْ Abyan governorate
YE-DA Aḑ Ḑāli‘ الضالع Dhale governorate
YE-BA Al Bayḑā’ البيضاء Beida governorate
YE-HU Al Ḩudaydah الْحُدَيْدَة Western Coast governorate
YE-JA Al Jawf الجوف Jouf governorate
YE-MR Al Mahrah ٱلْمَهْرَة Mahra governorate
YE-MW Al Maḩwīt ٱلْمَحْوِيْت Mahwit governorate
YE-SA Amānat al ‘Āşimah [city] صَنْعَاء Sanaa City municipality
YE-SU Arkhabīl Suquţrá سقطرى Socotra governorate
YE-DH Dhamār ذَمَار Dhamar governorate
YE-HD Ḩaḑramawt حضرموت Hadhramaut governorate
YE-HJ Ḩajjah حجة Hajjah governorate
YE-IB Ibb إبّ Ibb governorate
YE-LA Laḩij لحج Lahij governorate
YE-MA Ma’rib مَأْرِب Marib governorate
YE-RA Raymah ريمة Raymah governorate
YE-SD Şāʻdah صَعْدَة Saada governorate
YE-SN Şanʻā’ صَنْعَاء Sanaa governorate
YE-SH Shabwah شَبْوَة Shabwah governorate
YE-TA Tāʻizz تَعِزّ Taiz governorate
  1. ^ For reference only, Arabic name in Arabic script not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  2. ^ For reference only, English name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.


The following changes to the entry have been announced by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998. ISO stopped issuing newsletters in 2013.

Edition/Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-4 2002-12-10 Addition of two governorates Subdivisions added:
YE-DA Aḑ Ḑāli'
YE-AM 'Amrān
ISO 3166-2:2007 2007-12-13 Second edition of ISO 3166-2 (this change was not announced in a newsletter)[1] Subdivisions added:
YE-SA Şan‘ā' [city]
Newsletter II-2 2010-06-30 Update of the administrative structure and its alphabetical order and update of the list source Subdivisions added:
YE-RA Raymah
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2014-11-17 Change spelling for YE-SA; update List Source Spelling change:
YE-SA Şan‘ā’ [city] → Amānat al ‘Āşimah [city]
2015-11-27 Change of subdivision name of YE-DA, YE-AD, YE-BA, YE-AM, YE-MA; addition of governorate YE-SU; addition of romanisation system of YE-RA; update List Source Subdivision added:
YE-SU Arkhabīl Suquţrá
Name changes:
2016-11-15 Change of spelling of YE-AB; update list source Spelling change:
YE-AB Abyān → Abyan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Statoid Newsletter January 2008".

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