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Iso 3166-2:rw

Main article: ISO 3166-2

ISO 3166-2:RW is the entry for Rwanda 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 Rwanda, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 town council and 4 provinces. The town council Kigali is the capital of the country and has special status equal to the provinces.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is RW, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Rwanda. The second part is two digits:

  • 01: town council
  • 02–05: provinces

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
RW-01 Ville de Kigali town council
RW-02 Est province
RW-03 Nord province
RW-04 Ouest province
RW-05 Sud province


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
2007-04-17 Modification of the administrative structure Subdivision layout:
12 prefectures (see below)
→ 1 town council, 4 provinces

Codes before Newsletter I-8

Code Subdivision name
RW-C Butare
RW-I Byumba
RW-E Cyangugu
RW-D Gikongoro
RW-G Gisenyi
RW-B Gitarama
RW-J Kibungo
RW-F Kibuye
RW-K Kigali-Rural
RW-L Kigali-Ville
RW-M Mutara
RW-H Ruhengeri

See also

External links

  • Provinces of Rwanda,
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