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Iso 3166-2:cn

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

Taiwan is included as a province of China because 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, the United Nations does not recognize the Republic of China and considers Taiwan as part of China.

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 two digits, which is the Guobiao GB 2260 numeric code of the subdivision, except Hong Kong and Macao (Macau), which use 91 and 92 respectively while their Guobiao codes are 81 and 82. The first digit indicates the geographical region where the subdivision is in:


  • Current codes 1
  • Subdivisions included in ISO 3166-1 2
  • Changes 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

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] Subdivision name (zh)
[note 2]
Subdivision category
CN-11 Beijing 北京 (běi jīng) Municipality
CN-12 Tianjin 天津 (tiān jīn) Municipality
CN-13 Hebei 河北 (hé běi) Province
CN-14 Shanxi 山西 (shān xī) Province
CN-15 Nei Mongol (mn)
(Inner Mongolia)
内蒙古 (nèi méng gǔ) Autonomous region
CN-21 Liaoning 辽宁 (liáo níng) Province
CN-22 Jilin 吉林 (jí lín) Province
CN-23 Heilongjiang 黑龙江 (hēi lóng jiāng) Province
CN-31 Shanghai 上海 (shàng hǎi) Municipality
CN-32 Jiangsu 江苏 (jiāng sū) Province
CN-33 Zhejiang 浙江 (zhè jiāng) Province
CN-34 Anhui 安徽 (ān huī) Province
CN-35 Fujian 福建 (fú jiàn) Province
CN-36 Jiangxi 江西 (jiāng xī) Province
CN-37 Shandong 山东 (shān dōng) Province
CN-41 Henan 河南 (hé nán) Province
CN-42 Hubei 湖北 (hú běi) Province
CN-43 Hunan 湖南 (hú nán) Province
CN-44 Guangdong 广东 (guǎng dōng) Province
CN-45 Guangxi 广西 (guǎng xī) Autonomous region
CN-46 Hainan 海南 (hǎi nán) Province
CN-50 Chongqing 重庆 (chóng qìng) Municipality
CN-51 Sichuan 四川 (sì chuān) Province
CN-52 Guizhou 贵州 (guì zhōu) Province
CN-53 Yunnan 云南 (yún nán) Province
CN-54 Xizang
西藏 (xī zàng) Autonomous region
CN-61 Shaanxi 陕西 (shǎn xī) Province
CN-62 Gansu 甘肃 (gān sù) Province
CN-63 Qinghai 青海 (qīng hǎi) Province
CN-64 Ningxia 宁夏 (níng xià) Autonomous region
CN-65 Xinjiang 新疆 (xīn jiāng) Autonomous region
CN-71 Taiwan 台湾 (tái wān) Province
CN-91 Hong Kong (en)
Xianggang (zh)
香港 (xiāng gǎng) Special administrative region
CN-92 Macao (en)
Aomen (zh)
澳门 (ào mén) Special administrative region
  1. ^ Names are in pinyin Chinese (zh) except where noted. English name is listed in parentheses if different.
  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 Subdivision name Alpha-2 code ISO 3166-2 codes
CN-71  Taiwan TW ISO 3166-2:TW
CN-91  Hong Kong HK ISO 3166-2:HK
CN-92  Macao MO ISO 3166-2:MO

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
Newsletter I-2 2002-05-21 Addition of one new entity. Precise specification and correction of Pinyin names. List source updated Subdivisions added:
CN-92 Macau
Newsletter I-6 2004-03-08 Deletion of one name form in CN-15

See also

External links

  • ISO Online Browsing Platform: CN
  • Provinces of China,
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