Countries or area codes
  Composition of regions

Countries or area codes
added or changed

31 October 2013

Country or area numerical codes added or
changed since 1982

Numerical
code

Country or area Date of change
728

South Sudan

2011
729

Sudan

2011
680

Sark

2011

531

Curaçao

2010

534

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

2010

535

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

2010

652

Saint-Barthélemy

2007

663

Saint-Martin (French part)

2007

499 Montenegro q/ 2006
688 Serbia q/ 2006
034 Southern Asia s/ 2005
143 Central Asia r/ 2005
831 Guernsey 2004
832 Jersey 2004
248 Åland Islands 2003
275 Occupied Palestinian Territory 1999
585 Palau g/ 1994
232 Eritrea e/ 1993
203 Czech Republic d/ 1993
703 Slovakia d/ 1993
231 Ethiopia e/ 1993
191 Croatia c/ 1992
070 Bosnia and Herzegovina c/ 1992
807 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia c/ 1992
705 Slovenia c/ 1992
398 Kazakhstan a/ 1991
417 Kyrgyzstan a/ 1991
428 Latvia a/ 1991
440 Lithuania a/ 1991
584 Marshall Islands g/ 1991
583 Micronesia, Federated States of g/ 1991
031 Azerbaijan a/ 1991
268 Georgia a/ 1991
580 Northern Mariana Islands g/ 1991
233 Estonia a/ 1991
498 Moldova a/ 1991
643 Russian Federation a/ 1991
860 Uzbekistan a/ 1991
795 Turkmenistan a/ 1991
051 Armenia a/ 1991
762 Tajikistan a/ 1991
276 Germany f/ 1990
887 Yemen i/ 1990
533 Aruba b/ 1986


Name changes with no change in code

068 Bolivia (Plurinational State of), previously listed as Bolivia
854 Burkina Faso, previously listed as Upper Volta
132 Cabo Verde, previously listed as Cape Verde
116 Cambodia, previously listed as Democratic Kampuchea
344 China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region j/
446 China, Macao Special Administrative Region o/
384 Côte d'Ivoire, previously listed as Ivory Coast
180 Democratic Republic of the Congo, previously listed as Zaire
434 Libya, previously listed as Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
104 Myanmar, previously listed as Burma
524 Nepal, formal name was replaced by "the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal"
498 Republic of Moldova, previously listed as Moldova
275 State of Palestine, previously listed as Occupied Palestinian Territory
626 Timor-Leste, previously listed as East Timor
862 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), previously Venezuela

Codes not in current use k/

736 Sudan (now 729)
530, 532 Netherlands Antilles t/
200 Czechoslovakia l/
720 Democratic Yemen i/
230 Ethiopia (now 231)
280 Federal Republic of Germany f/
278 German Democratic Republic f/
582 Pacific Islands (Trust Territory)
891 Serbia and Montenegro q/
890 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia n/
062 South-Central Asia
810 USSR m/
886 Yemen i/


Change in Regional Grouping

Numerical
code

Country or area Geographical Region
728

South Sudan

Eastern Africa

Notes:

a/ Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (numerical code 810).
b/ Formerly included in Netherlands Antilles ( previous numerical code 532).
c/ Formerly part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (numerical code 890).
d/ Formerly part of Czechoslovakia (numerical code 200).
e/ Formerly part of Ethiopia (numerical code 230).
f/ Through accession of the German Democratic Republic (numerical code 278) to the Federal Republic of Germany (numerical code 280), with effect from 3 October 1990, the two German States have united to form one sovereign State. As from the date of unification, the Federal Republic of Germany acts in the United Nations under the designation "Germany" (numerical code 276).
g/ Formerly part of Pacific Islands (Trust Territory) (numerical code 582).
h/ Previously, numerical code 532, which included data for Aruba.
i/ On 22 May 1990, Democratic Yemen (numerical code 720) and Yemen (numerical code 886) merged to form a single sovereign State. Since that date, they have been represented as one member of the United Nations with the name "Yemen" (numerical code 887).
j/ Pursuant to a Joint Declaration signed on 19 December 1984, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland restored Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China with effect from 1 July 1997; the People's Republic of China resumed the exercise of sovereignty over the territory with effect from that date.
k/ Historical data published in current publications are normally shown with the nomenclature and code in effect during the reference period.
l/ As of 1 January 1993, refer to the Czech Republic (code 203) and Slovakia (code 703).
m/ In 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics formally dissolved into 15 independent countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
n/ Prior to 1 January 1992, referred to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was composed of six republics.
o/ Pursuant to a Joint Declaration signed on 13 April 1987, Portugal restored Macao to the People's Republic of China with effect from 20 December 1999; the People's Republic of China resumed the exercise of sovereignty over the territory with effect from that date.
p/ Prior to 1 January 1992, part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (numerical code 890). Prior to 4 February 2003, refers to Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
q/ On 3 June 2006, Serbia and Montenegro (numerical code 891) formally dissolved into 2 independent countries: Montenegro (numerical code 499) and Serbia (numerical code 688).
r/ Composed of the following country group: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Formerly part of South-Central Asia (numerical code 062).
s/ Composed of the following country group: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. Formerly part of South-Central Asia (numerical code 062).
t/
The federation of the Netherlands Antilles was originally assigned code 532, which included data for Aruba. In 1986, Aruba became an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and was given its own code - 533 - while the code for the Netherlands Antilles was changed to 530. The federation of the Netherlands Antilles was formally dissolved on 10 October 2010. The former Dutch Caribbean dependency ceased to exist with a change of the five islands' constitutional status. Under the new political structure, Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Dutch part) became autonomous countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.