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Iso 3166-2:gw

Main article: ISO 3166-2

ISO 3166-2:GW is the entry for Guinea-Bissau 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 Guinea-Bissau, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for two levels of subdivisions:

The autonomous sector Bissau is the capital of the country and has special status equal to the regions.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is GN, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Guinea-Bissau. The second part is either of the following:

  • one letter: provinces
  • two letters: autonomous sector and regions

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
GW-L Leste
GW-N Norte
GW-S Sul

Autonomous sector and regions

Code Subdivision name Subdivision category In province
GW-BS Bissau autonomous sector
GW-BA Bafatá region L
GW-BM Biombo region N
GW-BL Bolama region S
GW-CA Cacheu region N
GW-GA Gabú region L
GW-OI Oio region N
GW-QU Quinara region S
GW-TO Tombali region S


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
Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element

See also

External links

  • Regions of Guinea-Bissau,
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