- The full name of China in ISO 3166 is the People's Republic of China (PRC). Yet China is de facto divided into the PRC and the Republic of China (Taiwan) with limited recognition.
ISO 3166-2:CL.cl China: The People's Republic of China: UN member state CN: CHN: 156: ISO 3166-2:CN.cn China, The Republic of – See Taiwan (Province of China). Christmas Island: The Territory of Christmas Island: Australia: CX: CXR: 162: ISO 3166-2:CX.cx Clipperton Island – See France. Cocos (Keeling) Islands (the) The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
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ISO 3166-1 is a standard defining codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest. It is the first part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization. It defines three sets of country codes: ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 – two-letter country codes which are the most...
Currently 249 countries, territories, or areas of geographical interest are assigned official codes in ISO 3166-1. According to the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency, the only way to enter a new country name into ISO 3166-1 is to have it registered in one of the following two sources: 1. United Nations Terminology Bulletin Country Names, or 2. Country an...
ISO 3166-1 is published officially in both English and French. Since the second edition of ISO 3166-1, the following columns are included for each entry
The codes are chosen, according to the ISO 3166/MA, "to reflect the significant, unique component of the country name in order to allow a visual association between country name and country code". For this reason, common components of country names like "Republic", "Kingdom", "Un
Contact the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency. The ISO 3166/MA should be contacted through its secretariat. Please use the following address: ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency c/o International Organization for Standardization Chemin de Blandonnet 8 CP 401 1214 Vernier, Geneva Switzerland. Telephone: +41 22 749 01 11 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The full list of ISO 3166-1 codes assigned to countries and territories are usable as region subtags. Also, the "exceptionally reserved" alpha-2 codes defined in ISO 3166-1 (with the exception of UK) are also usable as region subtags for language tags. However, newer stability policies (agreed with ISO) have been implemented to avoid deleting ...
The purpose of ISO 3166-2 is to establish an international standard of short and unique alphanumeric codes to represent the relevant administrative divisions and dependent territories of all countries in a more convenient and less ambiguous form than their full names. Each complete ISO 3166-2 code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen ...