ISO 3166-2:GB

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ISO 3166-2:GB is an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) coding system that gives geocodes to administrative divisions of the United Kingdom:

The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are not part of the UK, but ISO offers codes for them under "GB-".

The first part of each code is the ISO 3166-1 code GB for the United Kingdom. The second part is a three-letter code which is the same as in the British Standard BS 6879.

Codes[change | change source]

Location Code Country
Aberdeenshire GB-ABD Scotland
Aberdeen GB-ABE Scotland
Argyll and Bute GB-AGB Scotland
Isle of Anglesey GB-AGY Wales
Angus GB-ANS Scotland
Antrim GB-ANT Northern Ireland
Ards GB-ARD Northern Ireland
Armagh GB-ARM Northern Ireland
Bath and North East Somerset (unitary authority) GB-BAS England
Blackburn with Darwen (unitary authority) GB-BBD England
Bedfordshire (county) GB-BDF England
Barking and Dagenham (London borough) GB-BDG England
Brent (London borough) GB-BEN England
Bexley (London borough) GB-BEX England
Belfast GB-BFS Northern Ireland
Bridgend (county borough) GB-BGE Wales
Blaenau Gwent GB-BGW Wales
Birmingham (West Midlands district) GB-BIR England
Buckinghamshire (county) GB-BKM England
Ballymena GB-BLA Northern Ireland
Ballymoney GB-BLY Northern Ireland
Bournemouth (unitary authority) GB-BMH England
Banbridge GB-BNB Northern Ireland
London Borough of Barnet (London borough) GB-BNE England
Brighton and Hove (unitary authority) GB-BNH England
Barnsley (South Yorkshire district) GB-BNS England
Bolton (Greater Manchester district) GB-BOL England
Blackpool (unitary authority) GB-BPL England
Bracknell Forest (unitary authority) GB-BRC England
Bradford (West Yorkshire district) GB-BRD England
Bromley (London borough) GB-BRY England
Bristol, City of (unitary authority) GB-BST England
Bury (Greater Manchester district) GB-BUR England
Cambridgeshire (county) GB-CAM England
Caerphilly GB-CAY Wales
Ceredigion GB-CGN Wales
Craigavon GB-CGV Northern Ireland
Cheshire (county) GB-CHS England
Carrickfergus GB-CKF Northern Ireland
Cookstown GB-CKT Northern Ireland
Calderdale (West Yorkshire district) GB-CLD England
Clackmannanshire GB-CLK Scotland
Coleraine GB-CLR Northern Ireland
Cumbria (county) GB-CMA England
Camden (London borough) GB-CMD England
Carmarthenshire GB-CMN Wales
Cornwall (county) GB-CON England
Coventry (West Midlands district) GB-COV England
Cardiff GB-CRF Wales
Croydon (London borough) GB-CRY England
Castlereagh GB-CSR Northern Ireland
Conwy GB-CWY Wales
Darlington (unitary authority) GB-DAL England
Derbyshire (county) GB-DBY England
Denbighshire GB-DEN Wales
Derby (unitary authority) GB-DER England
Devon (county) GB-DEV England
Dungannon and South Tyrone GB-DGN Northern Ireland
Dumfries and Galloway GB-DGY Scotland
Doncaster (South Yorkshire district) GB-DNC England
Dundee GB-DND Scotland
Dorset (county) GB-DOR England
Down GB-DOW Northern Ireland
Derry GB-DRY Northern Ireland
Dudley (West Midlands district) GB-DUD England
Durham (county) GB-DUR England
Ealing (London borough) GB-EAL England
East Ayrshire GB-EAY Scotland
Edinburgh GB-EDH Scotland
East Dunbartonshire GB-EDU Scotland
East Lothian GB-ELN Scotland
Eilean Siar GB-ELS Scotland
Enfield (London borough) GB-ENF England
East Renfrewshire GB-ERW Scotland
East Riding of Yorkshire (unitary authority) GB-ERY England
Essex (county) GB-ESS England
East Sussex (county) GB-ESX England
Falkirk GB-FAL Scotland
Fermanagh GB-FER Northern Ireland
Fife GB-FIF Scotland
Flintshire GB-FLN Wales
Gateshead (Tyne & Wear district) GB-GAT England
Glasgow GB-GLG Scotland
Gloucestershire (county) GB-GLS England
Greenwich (London borough) GB-GRE England
Guernsey GB-GSY Channel Islands
Gwynedd GB-GWN Wales
Halton (unitary authority) GB-HAL England
Hampshire (county) GB-HAM England
Havering (London borough) GB-HAV England
Hackney (London borough) GB-HCK England
Herefordshire, County of (unitary authority) GB-HEF England
Hillingdon (London borough) GB-HIL England
Highland (council area) GB-HLD Scotland
Hammersmith and Fulham (London borough) GB-HMF England
Hounslow (London borough) GB-HNS England
Hartlepool (unitary authority) GB-HPL England
Hertfordshire (county) GB-HRT England
Harrow (London borough) GB-HRW England
Haringey (London borough) GB-HRY England
Isles of Scilly (unitary authority) GB-IOS England
Isle of Wight (unitary authority) GB-IOW England
Islington (London borough) GB-ISL England
Inverclyde GB-IVC Scotland
Jersey GB-JSY Channel Islands
Kensington and Chelsea (London borough) GB-KEC England
Kent (county) GB-KEN England
Kingston upon Hull, City of (unitary authority) GB-KHL England
Kirklees (West Yorkshire district) GB-KIR England
Kingston upon Thames (London borough) GB-KTT England
Knowsley (Merseyside district) GB-KWL England
Lancashire (county) GB-LAN England
Lambeth (London borough) GB-LBH England
Leicester (unitary authority) GB-LCE England
Leeds (West Yorkshire district) GB-LDS England
Leicestershire (county) GB-LEC England
Lewisham (London borough) GB-LEW England
Lincolnshire (county) GB-LIN England
Liverpool (Merseyside district) GB-LIV England
Limavady GB-LMV Northern Ireland
London, City of (city corporation) GB-LND England
Larne GB-LRN Northern Ireland
Lisburn GB-LSB Northern Ireland
Luton (unitary authority) GB-LUT England
Manchester (Greater Manchester district) GB-MAN England
Middlesbrough (unitary authority) GB-MDB England
Medway (unitary authority) GB-MDW England
Magherafelt GB-MFT Northern Ireland
Milton Keynes (unitary authority) GB-MIK England
Midlothian GB-MLN Scotland
Monmouthshire GB-MON Wales
Merton (London borough) GB-MRT England
Moray GB-MRY Scotland
Merthyr Tydfil GB-MTY Wales
Moyle GB-MYL Northern Ireland
North Ayrshire GB-NAY Scotland
Northumberland (county) GB-NBL England
North Down GB-NDN Northern Ireland
North East Lincolnshire (unitary authority) GB-NEL England
Newcastle upon Tyne (Tyne & Wear district) GB-NET England
Norfolk (county) GB-NFK England
Nottingham (unitary authority) GB-NGM England
North Lanarkshire GB-NLK Scotland
North Lincolnshire (unitary authority) GB-NLN England
North Somerset (unitary authority) GB-NSM England
Newtownabbey GB-NTA Northern Ireland
Northamptonshire (county) GB-NTH England
Neath Port Talbot GB-NTL Wales
Nottinghamshire (county) GB-NTT England
North Tyneside (Tyne & Wear district) GB-NTY England
Newham (London borough) GB-NWM England
Newport GB-NWP Wales
North Yorkshire (county) GB-NYK England
Newry and Mourne GB-NYM Northern Ireland
Oldham (Greater Manchester district) GB-OLD England
Omagh GB-OMH Northern Ireland
Orkney Islands GB-ORK Scotland
Oxfordshire (county) GB-OXF England
Pembrokeshire GB-PEM Wales
Perth and Kinross GB-PKN Scotland
Plymouth (unitary authority) GB-PLY England
Poole (unitary authority) GB-POL England
Portsmouth (unitary authority) GB-POR England
Powys GB-POW Wales
Peterborough (unitary authority) GB-PTE England
Redcar and Cleveland (unitary authority) GB-RCC England
Rochdale (Greater Manchester district) GB-RCH England
Rhondda Cynon Taf GB-RCT Wales
Redbridge (London borough) GB-RDB England
Reading (unitary authority) GB-RDG England
Renfrewshire GB-RFW Scotland
Richmond upon Thames (London borough) GB-RIC England
Rotherham (South Yorkshire district) GB-ROT England
Rutland (unitary authority) GB-RUT England
Sandwell (West Midlands district) GB-SAW England
South Ayrshire GB-SAY Scotland
Scottish Borders, The GB-SCB Scotland
Suffolk (county) GB-SFK England
Sefton (Merseyside district) GB-SFT England
South Gloucestershire (unitary authority) GB-SGC England
Sheffield (South Yorkshire district) GB-SHF England
St Helens (Merseyside district) GB-SHN England
Shropshire (county) GB-SHR England
Stockport (Greater Manchester district) GB-SKP England
Salford (Greater Manchester district) GB-SLF England
Slough (unitary authority) GB-SLG England
South Lanarkshire GB-SLK Scotland
Sunderland (Tyne & Wear district) GB-SND England
Solihull (West Midlands district) GB-SOL England
Somerset (county) GB-SOM England
Southend-on-Sea (unitary authority) GB-SOS England
Surrey (county) GB-SRY England
Strabane GB-STB Northern Ireland
Stoke-on-Trent (unitary authority) GB-STE England
Stirling GB-STG Scotland
Southampton (unitary authority) GB-STH England
Sutton (London borough) GB-STN England
Staffordshire (county) GB-STS England
Stockton-on-Tees (unitary authority) GB-STT England
South Tyneside (Tyne & Wear district) GB-STY England
Swansea GB-SWA Wales
Swindon (unitary authority) GB-SWD England
Southwark (London borough) GB-SWK England
Tameside (Greater Manchester district) GB-TAM England
Telford and Wrekin (unitary authority) GB-TFW England
Thurrock (unitary authority) GB-THR England
Torbay (unitary authority) GB-TOB England
Torfaen GB-TOF Wales
Trafford (Greater Manchester district) GB-TRF England
Tyrone GB-TYR Northern Ireland
Tower Hamlets (London borough) GB-TWH England
Vale of Glamorgan GB-VGL Wales
Warwickshire (county) GB-WAR England
West Berkshire (unitary authority) GB-WBK England
West Dunbartonshire GB-WDU Scotland
Waltham Forest (London borough) GB-WFT England
Wigan (Greater Manchester district) GB-WGN England
Wiltshire (county) GB-WIL England
Wakefield (West Yorkshire district) GB-WKF England
Walsall (West Midlands district) GB-WLL England
West Lothian GB-WLN Scotland
Wolverhampton (West Midlands district) GB-WLV England
Wandsworth (London borough) GB-WND England
Windsor and Maidenhead (unitary authority) GB-WNM England
Wokingham (unitary authority) GB-WOK England
Worcestershire (county) GB-WOR England
Wirral (Merseyside district) GB-WRL England
Warrington (unitary authority) GB-WRT England
Wrexham GB-WRX Wales
Westminster (London borough) GB-WSM England
West Sussex (county) GB-WSX England
York (unitary authority) GB-YOR England
Shetland Islands GB-ZET Scotland

Alternate Welsh codes[change | change source]

The ISO has also issued codes for some areas with Welsh names and codes.

Code in Welsh Location in Welsh Code in English Location in English
GB-POG Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr GB-BGE Bridgend
GB-CAF Caerffili GB-CAY Caerphilly
GB-CRD Caerdydd GB-CRF Cardiff
GB-GFY Sir Gaerfyrddin GB-CMN Carmarthenshire
GB-DDB Sir Ddinbych GB-DEN Denbighshire
GB-FFL Sir y Fflint GB-FLN Flintshire
GB-YNM Sir Ynys Môn GB-AGY Isle of Anglesey
GB-MTU Merthyr Tudful GB-MTY Merthyr Tydfil
GB-FYN Sir Fynwy GB-MON Monmouthshire
GB-CTL Castell-nedd Port Talbot GB-NTL Neath Port Talbot
GB-CNW Casnewydd GB-NWP Newport
GB-BNF Sir Benfro GB-PEM Pembrokeshire
GB-ATA Abertawe GB-SWA Swansea
GB-BMG Bro Morgannwg GB-VGL Vale of Glamorgan
GB-WRC Wrecsam GB-WRX Wrexham

Other codes[change | change source]

These codes are used by the BS. They were added to ISO 3166-2 in Newsletter 9, except for the Isle of Man and Channel Islands:

BS also has Welsh language code for Welsh names of Wales and its subdivisions, where they differ from the English language names. These are not listed here.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  • "Gazetteer for the Reorganised Statistical Regions and Local Authorities in the United Kingdom", Office for National Statistics, June 1997.