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Iso 3166-2:gr

ISO 3166-2:GR 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 Greece, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for two levels of subdivisions:

The departments (also called prefectures) were abolished in 2011, and were replaced approximately by regional units.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is GR, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Greece. The second part is either of the following:

  • one letter (A–M): administrative regions
  • two digits, or a letter followed by a digit: departments and self-governed part

For the departments and self-governed part, the first digit or letter indicates the geographical region where the subdivision is in:


  • Current codes 1
    • Administrative regions 1.1
    • Departments and self-governed part 1.2
  • Changes 2
    • Codes changed in Newsletter II-1 2.1
  • 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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Administrative regions

Code Subdivision name (el)
(ELOT 743)
Subdivision Name (en)
[note 1]
Subdivision Name (el)
[note 2]
GR-A Anatolikí Makedonía kai Thráki Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Ανατολικής Μακεδονίας και Θράκης
GR-I Attikí Attica Αττικής
GR-G Dytikí Elláda Western Greece Δυτικής Ελλάδας
GR-C Dytikí Makedonía Western Macedonia Δυτικής Μακεδονίας
GR-F Ionía Nísia Ionian Islands Ιονίων Νήσων
GR-D Ípeiros Epirus Ηπείρου
GR-B Kentrikí Makedonía Central Macedonia Κεντρικής Μακεδονίας
GR-M Krítí Crete Κρήτης
GR-L Notío Aigaío Southern Aegean Νοτίου Αιγαίου
GR-J Peloponnísos Peloponnese Πελοποννήσου
GR-H Stereá Elláda Central Greece Στερεάς Ελλάδας
GR-E Thessalía Thessaly Θεσσαλία
GR-K Voreío Aigaío Northern Aegean Βορείου Αιγαίου
  1. ^ For reference only, English Name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  2. ^ For reference only, Greek Name in Greek alphabet not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.

Departments and self-governed part

Code Subdivision name Subdivision category In administrative region
GR-13 Achaḯa department G
GR-01 Aitoloakarnanía department G
GR-11 Argolída department J
GR-12 Arkadía department J
GR-31 Árta department D
GR-A1 Attikí department I
GR-64 Chalkidikí department B
GR-94 Chaniá department M
GR-85 Chíos department K
GR-81 Dodekánisa department L
GR-52 Dráma department A
GR-71 Évros department A
GR-05 Evrytanía department H
GR-04 Évvoia department H
GR-63 Flórina department C
GR-07 Fokída department H
GR-06 Fthiótida department H
GR-51 Grevená department C
GR-14 Ileía department G
GR-53 Imathía department B
GR-33 Ioánnina department D
GR-91 Irakleío department M
GR-41 Kardítsa department E
GR-56 Kastoriá department C
GR-55 Kavála department A
GR-23 Kefallinía department F
GR-22 Kérkyra department F
GR-57 Kilkís department B
GR-15 Korinthía department J
GR-58 Kozáni department C
GR-82 Kykládes department L
GR-16 Lakonía department J
GR-42 Lárisa department E
GR-92 Lasíthi department M
GR-24 Lefkáda department F
GR-83 Lésvos department K
GR-43 Magnisía department E
GR-17 Messinía department J
GR-59 Pélla department B
GR-61 Piería department B
GR-34 Préveza department D
GR-93 Rethýmnis department M
GR-73 Rodópi department A
GR-84 Sámos department K
GR-62 Sérres department B
GR-32 Thesprotía department D
GR-54 Thessaloníki department B
GR-44 Tríkala department E
GR-03 Voiotía department H
GR-72 Xánthi department A
GR-21 Zákynthos department F
GR-69 Ágion Óros self-governed part


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 II-1 2010-02-03
Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element, reallocation of 3166-2 alpha-2 codes to avoid duplication, addition of names in administrative languages Codes:
format changed (see below)

Codes changed in Newsletter II-1

Before After Subdivision name
GR-I GR-A Anatoliki Makedonia kai Thraki
GR-IX GR-I Attiki
GR-VII GR-G Dytiki Ellada
GR-III GR-C Dytiki Makedonia
GR-VI GR-F Ionia Nisia
GR-IV GR-D Ipeiros
GR-II GR-B Kentriki Makedonia
GR-XII GR-L Notio Aigaio
GR-X GR-J Peloponnisos
GR-VIII GR-H Sterea Ellada
GR-V GR-E Thessalia
GR-XI GR-K Voreio Aigaio

See also

External links

  • ISO Online Browsing Platform: GR
  • Departments of Greece,
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