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Iso 3166-2:ph

ISO 3166-2:PH is the entry for the codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

Currently for the Philippines, 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 PH, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of the Philippines. The second part is either of the following:

  • two digits: regions
  • three letters: provinces

The codes for the provinces correspond to the Roman numerals used to represent the regions, except the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the Cordillera Administrative Region, and the National Capital Region, which do not use Roman numerals for representation purposes.

The code for Cotabato (PH-NCO) is assigned based on its former name, North Cotabato.


  • Current codes 1
    • Regions 1.1
    • Provinces 1.2
  • Changes 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

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:

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Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision name (tl)
PH-14 Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Nagsasariling Rehiyon ng Muslim sa Mindanaw[1]
PH-05 Bicol (Region V) Rehiyon ng Bikol
PH-02 Cagayan Valley (Region II) Rehiyon ng Lambak ng Kagayan
PH-40 Calabarzon (Region IV-A) Rehiyon ng Calabarzon
PH-13 Caraga (Region XIII) Rehiyon ng Karaga
PH-03 Central Luzon (Region III) Rehiyon ng Gitnang Luson
PH-07 Central Visayas (Region VII) Rehiyon ng Gitnang Bisaya
PH-15 Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Rehiyon ng Administratibo ng Kordilyera
PH-11 Davao (Region XI) Rehiyon ng Dabaw
PH-08 Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) Rehiyon ng Silangang Bisaya
PH-01 Ilocos (Region I) Rehiyon ng Iloko
PH-41 Mimaropa (Region IV-B) Rehiyon ng Mimaropa
PH-00 National Capital Region Pambansang Punong Rehiyon
PH-10 Northern Mindanao (Region X) Rehiyon ng Hilagang Mindanaw
PH-12 Soccsksargen (Region XII) Rehiyon ng Soccsksargen
PH-06 Western Visayas (Region VI) Rehiyon ng Kanlurang Bisaya
PH-09 Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX) Rehiyon ng Tangway ng Sambuwangga


Code Subdivision name (en) In region
PH-ABR Abra 15
PH-AGN Agusan del Norte 13
PH-AGS Agusan del Sur 13
PH-AKL Aklan 06
PH-ALB Albay 05
PH-ANT Antique 06
PH-APA Apayao 15
PH-AUR Aurora 03
PH-BAS Basilan 09 [note 1]
PH-BAN Bataan 03
PH-BTN Batanes 02
PH-BTG Batangas 40
PH-BEN Benguet 15
PH-BIL Biliran 08
PH-BOH Bohol 07
PH-BUK Bukidnon 10
PH-BUL Bulacan 03
PH-CAG Cagayan 02
PH-CAN Camarines Norte 05
PH-CAS Camarines Sur 05
PH-CAM Camiguin 10
PH-CAP Capiz 06
PH-CAT Catanduanes 05
PH-CAV Cavite 40
PH-CEB Cebu 07
PH-COM Compostela Valley 11
PH-NCO Cotabato 12
PH-DAV Davao del Norte 11
PH-DAS Davao del Sur 11
PH-DAO Davao Oriental 11
PH-DIN Dinagat Islands 13
PH-EAS Eastern Samar 08
PH-GUI Guimaras 06
PH-IFU Ifugao 15
PH-ILN Ilocos Norte 01
PH-ILS Ilocos Sur 01
PH-ILI Iloilo 06
PH-ISA Isabela 02
PH-KAL Kalinga 15
PH-LUN La Union 01
PH-LAG Laguna 40
PH-LAN Lanao del Norte 12 [note 2]
PH-LAS Lanao del Sur 14
PH-LEY Leyte 08
PH-MAG Maguindanao 14
PH-MAD Marinduque 41
PH-MAS Masbate 05
PH-MDC Mindoro Occidental 41
PH-MDR Mindoro Oriental 41
PH-MSC Misamis Occidental 10
PH-MSR Misamis Oriental 10
PH-MOU Mountain Province 15
PH-NEC Negros Occidental 06
PH-NER Negros Oriental 07
PH-NSA Northern Samar 08
PH-NUE Nueva Ecija 03
PH-NUV Nueva Vizcaya 02
PH-PLW Palawan 41
PH-PAM Pampanga 03
PH-PAN Pangasinan 01
PH-QUE Quezon 40
PH-QUI Quirino 02
PH-RIZ Rizal 40
PH-ROM Romblon 41
PH-WSA Samar (Western Samar) 08
PH-SAR Sarangani 11 [note 3]
PH-SIG Siquijor 07
PH-SOR Sorsogon 05
PH-SCO South Cotabato 11 [note 4]
PH-SLE Southern Leyte 08
PH-SUK Sultan Kudarat 12
PH-SLU Sulu 14
PH-SUN Surigao del Norte 13
PH-SUR Surigao del Sur 13
PH-TAR Tarlac 03
PH-TAW Tawi-Tawi 14
PH-ZMB Zambales 03
PH-ZAN Zamboanga del Norte 09
PH-ZAS Zamboanga del Sur 09
PH-ZSI Zamboanga Sibugay 09
  1. ^ Basilan has been moved from Zamboanga Peninsula to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PH-14).
  2. ^ Lanao del Norte has been moved from Soccsksargen to Northern Mindanao (PH-10).
  3. ^ Sarangani has been moved from Davao to Soccsksargen (PH-12).
  4. ^ South Cotabato has been moved from Davao to Soccsksargen (PH-12).


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-2 2002-05-21 Addition of one region and six provinces. New list source and code source. Precise specification of and minor corrections to the spelling of names Subdivisions added:
PH-13 Caraga
PH-APA Apayao
PH-BIL Biliran
PH-COM Compostela Valley
PH-GUI Guimaras
PH-SAR Sarangani
PH-ZSI Zamboanga Sibuguey
Cordillera Administrative Region: PH-13PH-15
Newsletter II-2 2010-06-30 Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element, addition of names in administrative languages, update of the administrative structure and of the list source Subdivisions added:
PH-DIN Dinagat Islands
Subdivisions deleted:
PH-04 Southern Tagalog

See also


  1. ^ "ISO 3166-PH — Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions".  

External links

  • ISO Online Browsing Platform: PH
  • Provinces of the Philippines,
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