The ISO 3166-2 standard for North Korea (ISO 3166-1: KP) assigns codes to 9 provinces and 4 special cities. (One of these cities has since been reclassified as an Industrial Region, and codes have not yet been assigned to 2 other special administrative regions.)

The purpose of this family of standards is to establish a worldwide series of short abbreviations for places, for use on package labels, containers and such, or anywhere where a short alphanumeric code can serve to clearly indicate a location in a more convenient and less ambiguous form than the full place name. US readers may wish to consider them as the equivalent of worldwide zip or postal codes. Within the Wikipedia, the codes from the country pages link to the pages for the locations they identify.

Code system: "KP-" + 3-character-alphabetic

Latest change: ISO 3166-2:2002-12-10

Table of contents
1 Encoding list (13)
2 See also

Encoding list (13)

Note: Names are not spelled according to the ISO list, but to the official McCune-Reischauer Romanization as used in North Korea.

Provinces (9)

KP-CHA Chagang-do
KP-HAB Hamgyŏng-bukto
KP-HAN Hamgyŏng-namdo
KP-HWB Hwanghae-bukto
KP-HWN Hwanghae-namdo
KP-KAN Kangwŏn-do
KP-PYB P'yŏngan-bukto
KP-PYN P'yŏngan-namdo
KP-YAN Yanggang-do

Special cities and other administrative regions (4)

KP-KAE Kaesŏng Industrial Region
KP-NAJ Rasŏn (Rajin-Sŏnbong) Chik'alshi
KP-NAM Nampo Chik'alshi
KP-PYO P'yŏngyang Chik'alshi

Unencoded special administrative regions

Shinŭiju Special Administrative Region
Kŭmgang-san Tourist Region

See also

  • ISO 3166-2, the reference table for all country region codes.
  • ISO 3166-1, the reference table for all country codes, as used for domain names on the internet.