ISO 3166-2:ZA

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ISO 3166-2:ZA is the entry for South Africa 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.

ZA hails from Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaanse. Currently for South Africa, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 9 provinces.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is ZA, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of South Africa. The second part consists of two or three letters indicating the province.

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 codes are used to represent subdivision names in the following administrative languages:

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Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision name (af) Subdivision name (nr) Subdivision name (nso) Subdivision name (st) Subdivision name (ss)
ZA-EC Eastern Cape Oos-Kaap iPumalanga-Kapa Kapa Bohlabela Kapa Botjhabela
ZA-FS Free State Vrystaat iFreyistata Freistata Freistata
(local variant is Foreisetata)
ZA-GP Gauteng Gauteng iGauteng Gauteng Kgauteng Gauteng
ZA-KZN Kwazulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal iKwaZulu-Natal GaZulu-Natala Hazolo-Natala KwaZulu-Natali
ZA-LP Limpopo Limpopo Limpopo Limpopo Limpopo Limpopo
ZA-MP Mpumalanga Mpumalanga iMpumalanga Mpumalanga Mpumalanga Mpumalanga
ZA-NW North-West Noordwes iTlhagwini-Tjhingalanga Lebowa Bodikela Leboya (le) Bophirima
ZA-NC Northern Cape Noord-Kaap iTlhagwini-Kapa Kapa Leboya Kapa Leboya
ZA-WC Western Cape Wes-Kaap iTjhingalanga-Kapa Kapa Bodikela Kapa Bophirimela
Code Subdivision name (ts) Subdivision name (tn) Subdivision name (ve) Subdivision name (xh) Subdivision name (zu)
ZA-EC Kapa-Vuxa Kapa Botlhaba Kapa Vhubvaḓuvha Mpuma-Koloni Mpumalanga-Kapa
(local variant is Mpumalanga-Koloni)
ZA-FS Free State Foreisetata Fureisitata Freyistata Fuleyisitata
(local variant is Freyisitata)
ZA-GP Gauteng Gauteng Gauteng Rhawuti Gauteng
ZA-KZN Kwazulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal HaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natala KwaZulu-Natali
ZA-LP Limpopo Limpopo Vhembe Limpopo Limpopo
ZA-MP Mpumalanga Mpumalanga Mpumalanga Mpumalanga Mpumalanga
ZA-NW N'walungu-Vupeladyambu Bokone Bophirima Mntla-Ntshona Nyakatho-Ntshonalanga
ZA-NC Kapa-N'walungu Kapa Bokone
(local variant is Kapa Leboa)
Kapa Devhula Mntla-Koloni Nyakatho-Kapa
(local variant is Nyakatho-Koloni)
ZA-WC Kapa-Vupeladyambu Kapa Bophirima Kapa Vhukovhela Ntshona-Koloni Ntshonalanga-Kapa
(local variant is Ntshonalanga-Koloni)


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:

Edition/Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-6 2004-03-08 Change of name of Northern Province to Limpopo Codes:
ZA-NP Northern Province → ZA-LP Limpopo
Newsletter I-9 2007-11-28 Addition of administrative divisions and their codes Codes: (not marked with red colour in newsletter)
Gauteng: ZA-GTZA-GP
KwaZulu-Natal: ZA-NLZA-ZN
ISO 3166-2:2007 2007-12-13 Second edition of ISO 3166-2 (this change was not announced in a newsletter) Codes:
Gauteng: ZA-GPZA-GT
KwaZulu-Natal: ZA-ZNZA-NL

The following changes to the entry are listed on ISO's online catalogue, the Online Browsing Platform:

Effective date of change Short description of change Code/Subdivision change
2020-03-02 Change of subdivision code from ZA-GT to ZA-GP, ZA-NL to ZA-KZN; Update Code Source Change of subdivision code:

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