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 category
YE-AD ‘Adan governorate
YE-AM ‘Amrān governorate
YE-AB Abyan governorate
YE-DA Aḑ Ḑāli‘ governorate
YE-BA Al Bayḑā’ governorate
YE-HU Al Ḩudaydah governorate
YE-JA Al Jawf governorate
YE-MR Al Mahrah governorate
YE-MW Al Maḩwīt governorate
YE-SA Amānat al ‘Āşimah [city] municipality
YE-SU Arkhabīl Suquţrá governorate
YE-DH Dhamār governorate
YE-HD Ḩaḑramawt governorate
YE-HJ Ḩajjah governorate
YE-IB Ibb governorate
YE-LA Laḩij governorate
YE-MA Ma’rib governorate
YE-RA Raymah governorate
YE-SD Şāʻdah governorate
YE-SN Şanʻā’ governorate
YE-SH Shabwah governorate
YE-TA Tāʻizz governorate


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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Platform (OBP)
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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