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Iso 3166-2:af

ISO 3166-2:AF 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 Afghanistan, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 34 provinces.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is AF, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Afghanistan. The second part is three 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 (fa), (ps)
(BGN/PCGN 1968)
Subdivision Name (en)
[note 1]
Subdivision Name (fa)
[note 2]
AF-BDS Badakhshān Badakhshan ولایت بدخشان
AF-BDG Bādghīs Badghis بادغیس
AF-BGL Baghlān Baghlan بغلان
AF-BAL Balkh Balkh بلخ
AF-BAM Bāmyān Bamyan بامیان
AF-DAY Dāykundī Daykundi دایکندی
AF-FRA Farāh Farah فراه
AF-FYB Fāryāb Faryab فاریاب
AF-GHA Ghaznī Ghazni غزنى
AF-GHO Ghōr Ghōr غور
AF-HEL Helmand Helmand هلمند
AF-HER Herāt Herat هرات
AF-JOW Jowzjān Jowzjan جوزجان
AF-KAB Kābul Kabul کابل
AF-KAN Kandahār Kandahar قندهار
AF-KAP Kāpīsā Kapisa کاپیسا
AF-KHO Khōst Khost خوست
AF-KNR Kunar Kunar کنر
AF-KDZ Kunduz Kunduz کندز
AF-LAG Laghmān Laghman لغمان
AF-LOG Lōgar Logar لوگَر
AF-NAN Nangarhār Nangarhar ننگرهار
AF-NIM Nīmrōz Nimruz ولایت نیمروز
AF-NUR Nūristān Nuristan نورستان
AF-PKA Paktīkā Paktika پکتیکا
AF-PIA Paktiyā Paktia پکتیا
AF-PAN Panjshayr Panjshir پنجشیر
AF-PAR Parwān Parwan پروان
AF-SAM Samangān Samangan سمنگان
AF-SAR Sar-e Pul Sar-e Pol سرپل
AF-TAK Takhār Takhar تخار
AF-URU Uruzgān Urozgan اروزگان
AF-WAR Wardak Maidan Wardak ميدان وردگ
AF-ZAB Zābul Zabul زابل
  1. ^ For reference only, English Name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  2. ^ For reference only, Persian Name in Persian script not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.


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-6 2004-03-08 Addition of 2 provinces. Update of list source Subdivisions added:
AF-KHO Khowst
AF-NUR Nūrestān
Newsletter I-7 2005-09-13 Addition of 2 provinces. Update of list source Subdivisions added:
AF-DAY Dāykondī
AF-PAN Panjshīr
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
Language corrections, administrative name corrections, alphabetical re-ordering and source list update Codes:
AF-LOW Lowgar → AF-LOG Lōgar
AF-ORU Orūzgān → AF-URU Uruzgān

See also

External links

  • ISO Online Browsing Platform: AF
  • Provinces of Afghanistan,
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