Iso 3166-2:bj

ISO 3166-2:BJ is the entry for codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

Currently for Benin, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 12 departments.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is BJ, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Benin. The second part is two letters.


  • Current codes 1
  • Changes 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

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 (fr)
BJ-AL Alibori
BJ-AK Atakora
BJ-AQ Atlantique
BJ-BO Borgou
BJ-CO Collines
BJ-DO Donga
BJ-KO Kouffo
BJ-LI Littoral
BJ-MO Mono
BJ-OU Ouémé
BJ-PL Plateau


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-2 2002-05-21 New subdivision layout: 12 departments. Six with previous names and six with new names Subdivisions added:
BJ-AL Alibori
BJ-CO Collines
BJ-DO Donga
BJ-KO Kouffo
BJ-LI Littoral
BJ-PL Plateau

See also

External links

  • ISO Online Browsing Platform: BJ
  • Departments of Benin,
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