ISO 3166-2:CN
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ISO 3166-2:CN

ISO 3166-2:CN is the entry for China 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 China, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for the following province-level subdivisions:

The full name of China in ISO 3166 is the People's Republic of China[1] (PRC). Yet China is de facto divided into the PRC and the Republic of China (Taiwan) with limited recognition. Taiwan, which consists of the namesake island and Penghu Islands, is included as a province of China because[2] of its political status within the United Nations, as even though it is de facto under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China instead of the People's Republic of China ("China"), the United Nations considers Taiwan as part of "China". In addition, Kinmen and Matsu Islands in the fractured Fujian Sheng are also governed by the ROC.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is CN, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of China. The second part is a two-letter alphabetic code specified by Guobiao GB/T 2260 (first published 1991, prior to ISO 3166-2, first published 1998).

Current codes

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[note 1]
(National 1958 = ISO 7098:2015 = UN III/8 1977)
Subdivision name (zh)
[note 2]
Subdivision category
CN-AH Anhui Sheng (?nhu? Sh?ng) province
CN-BJ Beijing Shi (B?ij?ng Shì) municipality
CN-CQ Chongqing Shi (Chóngqìng Shì) municipality
CN-FJ Fujian Sheng (Fújiàn Sh?ng) province
CN-GD Guangdong Sheng (Gu?ngd?ng Sh?ng) province
CN-GS Gansu Sheng (G?nsù Sh?ng) province
CN-GX Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu ? (Gu?ngx? Zhuàngzú Zìzhìq?) autonomous region
CN-GZ Guizhou Sheng (Guìzh?u Sh?ng) province
CN-HA Henan Sheng (Hénán Sh?ng) province
CN-HB Hubei Sheng (Húb?i Sh?ng) province
CN-HE Hebei Sheng (Héb?i Sh?ng) province
CN-HI Hainan Sheng (H?inán Sh?ng) province
CN-HK Hong Kong SAR (en)
Xianggang Tebiexingzhengqu (zh)
? (Xi?ngg?ng Tèbiéxíngzhèngq?) special administrative region
CN-HL Heilongjiang Sheng ? (H?ilóngji?ng Sh?ng) province
CN-HN Hunan Sheng (Húnán Sh?ng) province
CN-JL Jilin Sheng (Jílín Sh?ng) province
CN-JS Jiangsu Sheng (Ji?ngs? Sh?ng) province
CN-JX Jiangxi Sheng (Ji?ngx? Sh?ng) province
CN-LN Liaoning Sheng (Liáoníng Sh?ng) province
CN-MO Macao SAR (en)
Macau SAR (pt)
Aomen Tebiexingzhengqu (zh)
? (Àomén Tèbiéxíngzhèngq?) special administrative region
CN-NM Nei Mongol Zizhiqu (Nèi Méngg? Zìzhìq?) autonomous region
CN-NX Ningxia Huizi Zizhiqu ? (Níngxià Huízú Zìzhìq?) autonomous region
CN-QH Qinghai Sheng (Q?ngh?i Sh?ng) province
CN-SC Sichuan Sheng (Sìchu?n Sh?ng) province
CN-SD Shandong Sheng (Sh?nd?ng Sh?ng) province
CN-SH Shanghai Shi (Shàngh?i Shì) municipality
CN-SN Shaanxi Sheng (Sh?nx? Sh?ng) province
CN-SX Shanxi Sheng (Sh?nx? Sh?ng) province
CN-TJ Tianjin Shi (Ti?nj?n Shì) municipality
CN-TW Taiwan Sheng (Táiw?n Sh?ng) province
CN-XJ Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (X?nji?ng Wéiwú'?r Zìzhìq?) autonomous region
CN-XZ Xizang Zizhiqu (X?zàng Zìzhìq?) autonomous region
CN-YN Yunnan Sheng (Yúnnán Sh?ng) province
CN-ZJ Zhejiang Sheng (Zhèji?ng Sh?ng) province
  1. ^ Names are in pinyin Chinese (zh) except where noted.
  2. ^ Name in Chinese script; pinyin form with diacritics in parentheses. For reference only; not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.

Subdivisions included in ISO 3166-1

Besides being included as subdivisions of China in ISO 3166-2, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao are also officially assigned their own country codes in ISO 3166-1

Code Entity Subdivision name
(claimed by China)
ISO 3166-1 name ISO 3166-2 codes
CN-HK  Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR (en)
Xianggang Tebiexingzhengqu (zh)
Hong Kong ISO 3166-2:HK
CN-MO  Macau Macao SAR (en)
Macau SAR (pt)
Aomen Tebiexingzhengqu (zh)
Macao ISO 3166-2:MO
CN-TW  Taiwan Taiwan Sheng Taiwan, Province of China ISO 3166-2:TW

In ISO 3166-1, Taiwan is listed under the country name "Taiwan, Province of China".


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
Addition of one new entity. Precise specification and correction of Pinyin names. List source updated Subdivisions added:
CN-92 Macau
Deletion of one name form in CN-15

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 (en) Code/Subdivision change
Change of subdivision codes
addition of remark in parentheses to subdivision name for CN-HK, CN-MO in English
addition of region CN-MO in Portuguese
update code source
update list source
Change of subdivision code:
CN-11 -> CN-BJ
CN-12 -> CN-TJ
CN-13 -> CN-HE
CN-14 -> CN-SX
CN-15 -> CN-NM
CN-21 -> CN-LN
CN-22 -> CN-JL
CN-23 -> CN-HL
CN-31 -> CN-SH
CN-32 -> CN-JS
CN-33 -> CN-ZJ
CN-34 -> CN-AH
CN-35 -> CN-FJ
CN-36 -> CN-JX
CN-37 -> CN-SD
CN-41 -> CN-HA
CN-42 -> CN-HB
CN-43 -> CN-HN
CN-44 -> CN-GD
CN-45 -> CN-GX
CN-46 -> CN-HI
CN-50 -> CN-CQ
CN-51 -> CN-SC
CN-52 -> CN-GZ
CN-53 -> CN-YN
CN-54 -> CN-XZ
CN-61 -> CN-SN
CN-62 -> CN-GS
CN-63 -> CN-QH
CN-64 -> CN-NX
CN-65 -> CN-XJ
CN-71 -> CN-TW
CN-91 -> CN-HK
CN-92 -> CN-MO
2018-11-26 Correction of the romanization system label
2019-11-22 Change language from mon to zho for CN-NM

See also

External links

  1. ^ "ISO 3166 information for CN". International Organization for Standardization. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "ISO 3166 – FAQs – Specific". ISO. Archived from the original on 2012-06-16.

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