ISO 3166-2:ES

Main article: ISO 3166-2

ISO 3166-2:ES is the entry for Spain 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 Spain, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for two levels of subdivisions:

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is ES, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Spain. The second part is one or two letters. For the provinces, the letters were originally used in vehicle registration plates. The codes for the following provinces are based on the names of their capital cities rather than their own names:

Current codes

Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).

ISO 639-1 codes are used to represent subdivision names in the following administrative languages:

Except where noted, the names given are in Spanish (Castilian). In autonomous communities and provinces where any of the regional languages is the sole official language, the Spanish name is given in square brackets for information. In subdivisions where a regional language is official alongside Spanish, both names are listed vertically.

Autonomous communities; autonomous cities in North Africa

Code Subdivision name Subdivision category
ES-AN  Andalucía autonomous community
ES-AR  Aragón autonomous community
ES-AS  Asturias, Principado de autonomous community
ES-CN  Canarias autonomous community
ES-CB  Cantabria autonomous community
ES-CM  Castilla-La Mancha autonomous community
ES-CL  Castilla y León autonomous community
ES-CT  Catalunya (ca) [Cataluña] autonomous community
ES-EX  Extremadura autonomous community
ES-GA  Galicia (gl) [Galicia] autonomous community
ES-IB  Illes Balears (ca) [Islas Baleares] autonomous community
ES-RI  La Rioja autonomous community
ES-MD  Madrid, Comunidad de autonomous community
ES-MC  Murcia, Región de autonomous community
ES-NC  Navarra, Comunidad Foral de
Nafarroako Foru Komunitatea (eu)
autonomous community
ES-PV  País Vasco
Euskal Herria (eu)
autonomous community
ES-VC  Valenciana, Comunidad
Valenciana, Comunitat (ca)
autonomous community
ES-CE  Ceuta autonomous city in North Africa
ES-ML  Melilla autonomous city in North Africa


Code Subdivision name (es) In autonomous community
ES-C A Coruña (gl) [La Coruña] GA
ES-VI Álava
Araba (eu)
ES-AB Albacete CM
ES-A Alicante
Alacant (ca)
ES-AL Almería AN
ES-O Asturias AS
ES-AV Ávila CL
ES-BA Badajoz EX
ES-PM Balears (ca) [Baleares] IB
ES-B Barcelona [Barcelona] CT
ES-BU Burgos CL
ES-CC Cáceres EX
ES-CA Cádiz AN
ES-S Cantabria CB
ES-CS Castellón
Castelló (ca)
ES-CR Ciudad Real CM
ES-CO Córdoba AN
ES-CU Cuenca CM
ES-GI Girona (ca) [Gerona] CT
ES-GR Granada AN
ES-GU Guadalajara CM
ES-SS Gipuzkoa (eu) PV
ES-H Huelva AN
ES-HU Huesca AR
ES-J Jaén AN
ES-LO La Rioja RI
ES-GC Las Palmas CN
ES-L Lleida (ca) [Lérida] CT
ES-LU Lugo (gl) [Lugo] GA
ES-M Madrid MD
ES-MA Málaga AN
ES-MU Murcia MC
ES-NA Navarra
Nafarroa (eu)
ES-OR Ourense (gl) [Orense] GA
ES-P Palencia CL
ES-PO Pontevedra (gl) [Pontevedra] GA
ES-SA Salamanca CL
ES-TF Santa Cruz de Tenerife CN
ES-SG Segovia CL
ES-SE Sevilla AN
ES-SO Soria CL
ES-T Tarragona (ca) [Tarragona] CT
ES-TE Teruel AR
ES-TO Toledo CM
ES-V Valencia
València (ca)
ES-VA Valladolid CL
ES-BI Bizkaia (eu) PV
ES-ZA Zamora CL
ES-Z Zaragoza AR


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-1 2000-06-21 Code elements for autonomous communities withdrawn to correct the erroneous duplicate coding of the whole Spanish territory (see 4.1.1 of ISO 3166-2). Introduction of a third column stating a regional level of subdivision which is not coded (see 4.4. c) of ISO 3166-2). Introduction of 2 alternative name forms. Correction of 1 spelling error
Newsletter I-2 2002-05-21 Spelling correction and update in header information. Four corrections in spellings of subdivisions Codes:
Illes Balears: ES-PMES-IB (to correct duplicate use)
ES-GE Gerona → ES-GI Girona
Newsletter I-4 2002-12-10 Error correction: Regional subdivision indicator corrected in ES-PM
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, update of the administrative structure, addition of names in administrative languages Codes: (to correct duplicate use)
Asturias, Principado de: ES-OES-AS
Cantabria (autonomous community): ES-SES-CB
La Rioja: (autonomous community): ES-LOES-RI
Madrid, Comunidad de: ES-MES-MD
Murcia, Región de: ES-MUES-MC
Navarra, Comunidad Foral de: ES-NAES-NC

Special territories

The following two areas not covered by European Union Customs arrangements are also exceptionally reserved ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes on the request of the World Customs Organization:

However, these codes do not correspond in any way to the ISO 3166-2 codes of the territories.

See also

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