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Iso 3166-2:pg

Main article: ISO 3166-2

ISO 3166-2:PG is the entry for Papua New Guinea in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

Currently for Papua New Guinea, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 district, 18 provinces and 1 autonomous region. The capital of the country Port Moresby forms the National Capital District and has special status equal to the provinces.

Parliament has approved the creation of two additional provinces by 2012: Hela Province, which will consist of part of the current Southern Highlands Province, and Jiwaka Province, which will be formed by dividing Western Highlands Province.[1]

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is PG, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Papua New Guinea. The second part is three letters.

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 Subdivision category
PG-NCD National Capital District (Port Moresby) district
PG-CPM Central province
PG-CPK Chimbu province
PG-EHG Eastern Highlands province
PG-EBR East New Britain province
PG-ESW East Sepik province
PG-EPW Enga province
PG-GPK Gulf province
PG-MPM Madang province
PG-MRL Manus province
PG-MBA Milne Bay province
PG-MPL Morobe province
PG-NIK New Ireland province
PG-NPP Northern province
PG-SAN Sandaun [West Sepik] province
PG-SHM Southern Highlands province
PG-WPD Western province
PG-WHM Western Highlands province
PG-WBK West New Britain province
PG-NSB Bougainville autonomous region


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
Administrative readjustment, local generic administrative term addition and source list and source code update. Codes:
PG-NSA North Solomons (province)PG-NSB Bougainville (autonomous region)

See also


External links

  • Provinces of Papua New Guinea,
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