Iso 3166-2:ug

ISO 3166-2:UG 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 Uganda, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 4 geographical regions, 111 districts, and 1 city.

As of 2010, Uganda is divided into 111 districts and 1 city council (the capital of the country Kampala), but the newly created districts and city council are not listed.

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

  • one letter: geographical regions
  • three digits: districts and city

For the districts, the first digit indicates the geographical region where the district is in:


  • Current codes 1
    • Geographical regions 1.1
    • Districts 1.2
  • Changes 2
    • Codes changed in Newsletter I-5 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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Geographical regions

Code Subdivision name (en)
UG-C Central
UG-E Eastern
UG-N Northern
UG-W Western


Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision type In geographical region
UG-317 Abim district N
UG-301 Adjumani district N
UG-322 Agago district N
UG-323 Alebtong district N
UG-314 Amolatar district N
UG-324 Amudat district N
UG-216 Amuria district E
UG-319 Amuru district N
UG-302 Apac district N
UG-303 Arua district N
UG-217 Budaka district E
UG-223 Bududa district E
UG-201 Bugiri district E
UG-325 Buhweju district N
UG-117 Buikwe district C
UG-224 Bukedea district E
UG-118 Bukomansibi district C
UG-218 Bukwa district E
UG-225 Bulambuli district E
UG-419 Buliisa district W
UG-401 Bundibugyo district W
UG-402 Bushenyi district W
UG-202 Busia district E
UG-219 Butaleja district E
UG-119 Butambala district C
UG-120 Buvuma district C
UG-226 Buyende district E
UG-318 Dokolo district N
UG-121 Gomba district C
UG-304 Gulu district N
UG-403 Hoima district W
UG-416 Ibanda district W
UG-203 Iganga district E
UG-417 Isingiro district W
UG-204 Jinja district E
UG-315 Kaabong district N
UG-404 Kabale district W
UG-405 Kabarole district W
UG-213 Kaberamaido district E
UG-101 Kalangala district C
UG-220 Kaliro district E
UG-122 Kalungu district C
UG-102 Kampala city C
UG-205 Kamuli district E
UG-413 Kamwenge district W
UG-414 Kanungu district W
UG-206 Kapchorwa district E
UG-406 Kasese district W
UG-207 Katakwi district E
UG-112 Kayunga district C
UG-407 Kibaale district W
UG-103 Kiboga district C
UG-227 Kibuku district E
UG-418 Kiruhura district W
UG-420 Kiryandongo district W
UG-408 Kisoro district W
UG-305 Kitgum district N
UG-316 Koboko district N
UG-326 Kole district N
UG-306 Kotido district N
UG-208 Kumi district E
UG-228 Kween district E
UG-123 Kyankwanzi district C
UG-421 Kyegegwa district W
UG-415 Kyenjojo district W
UG-327 Lamwo district N
UG-307 Lira district N
UG-229 Luuka district E
UG-104 Luwero district C
UG-124 Lwengo district C
UG-116 Lyantonde district C
UG-221 Manafwa district E
UG-320 Maracha district N
UG-105 Masaka district C
UG-409 Masindi district W
UG-214 Mayuge district E
UG-209 Mbale district E
UG-410 Mbarara district W
UG-422 Mitooma district W
UG-114 Mityana district C
UG-308 Moroto district N
UG-309 Moyo district N
UG-106 Mpigi district C
UG-107 Mubende district C
UG-108 Mukono district C
UG-311 Nakapiripirit district N
UG-115 Nakaseke district C
UG-109 Nakasongola district C
UG-230 Namayingo district E
UG-222 Namutumba district E
UG-328 Napak district N
UG-310 Nebbi district N
UG-231 Ngora district E
UG-423 Ntoroko district W
UG-411 Ntungamo district W
UG-329 Nwoya district N
UG-330 Otuke district N
UG-321 Oyam district N
UG-312 Pader district N
UG-210 Pallisa district E
UG-110 Rakai district C
UG-424 Rubirizi district W
UG-412 Rukungiri district W
UG-111 Sembabule district C
UG-232 Serere district E
UG-425 Sheema district W
UG-215 Sironko district E
UG-211 Soroti district E
UG-212 Tororo district E
UG-113 Wakiso district C
UG-313 Yumbe district N
UG-331 Zombo district N


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-3 2002-08-20 Addition of 6 new districts Subdivisions added:
UG-AJM Adjumani
UG-BUG Bugiri
UG-BUA Busia
UG-KAT Katakwi
UG-NAK Nakasongola
UG-SEM Sembabule
Newsletter I-5 2003-09-05 Addition of 11 new districts. List source updated. Code source updated Subdivisions added:
UG-213 Kaberamaido
UG-413 Kamwenge
UG-414 Kanungu
UG-112 Kayunga
UG-415 Kyenjojo
UG-214 Mayuge
UG-311 Nakapiripirit
UG-312 Pader
UG-215 Sironko
UG-113 Wakiso
UG-313 Yumbe
format changed (see below)
Newsletter I-9 2007-11-28 Addition of administrative divisions and their codes Subdivisions added:
UG-317 Abim
UG-314 Amolatar
UG-216 Amuria
UG-319 Amuru
UG-217 Budaka
UG-218 Bukwa
UG-419 Bulisa
UG-219 Butaleja
UG-318 Dokolo
UG-416 Ibanda
UG-417 Isingiro
UG-315 Kaabong
UG-220 Kaliro
UG-418 Kiruhura
UG-316 Koboko
UG-221 Manafwa
UG-320 Maracha
UG-114 Mityana
UG-115 Nakaseke
UG-222 Namutumba
UG-321 Oyam
Newsletter II-1 2010-02-03
Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element, administrative update, alphabetical re-ordering Subdivisions added:
UG-223 Bududa
UG-224 Bukedea
UG-116 Lyantonde

Codes changed in Newsletter I-5

Before After Subdivision name
UG-AJM UG-301 Adjumani
UG-APA UG-302 Apac
UG-ARU UG-303 Arua
UG-BUG UG-201 Bugiri
UG-BUN UG-401 Bundibugyo
UG-BUS UG-402 Bushenyi
UG-BUA UG-202 Busia
UG-GUL UG-304 Gulu
UG-HOI UG-403 Hoima
UG-IGA UG-203 Iganga
UG-JIN UG-204 Jinja
UG-KBL UG-404 Kabale
UG-KBR UG-405 Kabarole
UG-KLG UG-101 Kalangala
UG-KLA UG-102 Kampala
UG-KLI UG-205 Kamuli
UG-KAP UG-206 Kapchorwa
UG-KAS UG-406 Kasese
UG-KAT UG-207 Katakwi
UG-KLE UG-407 Kibaale
UG-KIB UG-103 Kiboga
UG-KIS UG-408 Kisoro
UG-KIT UG-305 Kitgum
UG-KOT UG-306 Kotido
UG-KUM UG-208 Kumi
UG-LIR UG-307 Lira
UG-LUW UG-104 Luwero
UG-MSK UG-105 Masaka
UG-MSI UG-409 Masindi
UG-MBL UG-209 Mbale
UG-MBR UG-410 Mbarara
UG-MOR UG-308 Moroto
UG-MOY UG-309 Moyo
UG-MPI UG-106 Mpigi
UG-MUB UG-107 Mubende
UG-MUK UG-108 Mukono
UG-NAK UG-109 Nakasongola
UG-NEB UG-310 Nebbi
UG-NTU UG-411 Ntungamo
UG-PAL UG-210 Pallisa
UG-RAK UG-110 Rakai
UG-RUK UG-412 Rukungiri
UG-SEM UG-111 Sembabule
UG-SOR UG-211 Soroti
UG-TOR UG-212 Tororo

See also

External links

  • ISO Online Browsing Platform: UG
  • Districts of Uganda,
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