ISO 3166-2:FR

ISO 3166-2:FR is the entry for France 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 France, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for the following subdivisions:

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

  • one digit followed by two letters: European collectivity
  • two digits: metropolitan departments
  • two digits followed by a letter: metropolitan collectivities with special status
  • two letters: overseas collectivities, overseas collectivity with special status, overseas territory (matching their ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes)
  • three letters: metropolitan regions
  • three digits: overseas departmental collectivities, overseas unique territorial collectivities

The metropolitan departments use their INSEE codes, which are currently used in postal codes, and used in vehicle registration plates until 2009. INSEE codes are assigned as follows:

  • 0189 except 20: departments created before the 20th century, assigned in alphabetical order (prefixes in the form of "Bas-" and "Haute-" are ignored at the primary sort level), except Paris and Yvelines, which replaced the former departments Seine and Seine-et-Oise respectively after the reorganization of the Paris region in 1968;
  • 90: Territoire de Belfort, which was given department status in 1922;
  • 9195: departments created after the reorganization of the Paris region in 1968;
  • 2A and 2B: Corse-du-Sud and Haute-Corse, which were created after the division of Corsica in 1975, whose INSEE code was 20.

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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First-level metropolitan subdivisions

Code Subdivision name (fr) Subdivision name (en)[a] Subdivision category
FR-ARA  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne-Rhone-Alps metropolitan region
FR-BFC  Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Burgundy-Free County metropolitan region
FR-BRE  Bretagne Brittany metropolitan region
FR-CVL  Centre-Val de Loire Center-Loire Valley metropolitan region
FR-20R  Corse Corsica metropolitan collectivity with special status
FR-GES  Grand Est Great East metropolitan region
FR-HDF  Hauts-de-France Upper France metropolitan region
FR-IDF  Île-de-France Paris metropolitan region
FR-NOR  Normandie Normandy metropolitan region
FR-NAQ  Nouvelle-Aquitaine New Aquitania metropolitan region
FR-OCC  Occitanie Occitania metropolitan region
FR-PDL  Pays-de-la-Loire Loire Country metropolitan region
FR-PAC  Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur Provence-Alps-French Riviera metropolitan region

Second-level subdivisions

Code Subdivision name (fr) Subdivision name (en)[a] Subdivision category In subdivision
FR-01  Ain Ain metropolitan department ARA
FR-02  Aisne Aisne metropolitan department HDF
FR-03  Allier Allier metropolitan department ARA
FR-04  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Upper Provence Alps metropolitan department PAC
FR-06  Alpes-Maritimes Maritime Alps metropolitan department PAC
FR-6AE  Alsace Alsace European collectivity GES
FR-07  Ardèche Ardeche metropolitan department ARA
FR-08  Ardennes Ardennes metropolitan department GES
FR-09  Ariège Ariege metropolitan department OCC
FR-10  Aube Aube metropolitan department GES
FR-11  Aude Aude metropolitan department OCC
FR-12  Aveyron Aveyron metropolitan department OCC
FR-13  Bouches-du-Rhône Rhone Delta metropolitan department PAC
FR-14  Calvados Calvados metropolitan department NOR
FR-15  Cantal Cantal metropolitan department ARA
FR-16  Charente Charente metropolitan department NAQ
FR-17  Charente-Maritime Maritime Charente metropolitan department NAQ
FR-18  Cher Cher metropolitan department CVL
FR-19  Corrèze Correze metropolitan department NAQ
FR-2A  Corse-du-Sud Southern Corsica metropolitan department 20R
FR-21  Côte-d'Or Gold Coast metropolitan department BFC
FR-22  Côtes-d'Armor Sea Coasts metropolitan department BRE
FR-23  Creuse Creuse metropolitan department NAQ
FR-79  Deux-Sèvres Two Sevres metropolitan department NAQ
FR-24  Dordogne Dordogne metropolitan department NAQ
FR-25  Doubs Doubs metropolitan department BFC
FR-26  Drôme Drome metropolitan department ARA
FR-91  Essonne Essonne metropolitan department IDF
FR-27  Eure Eure metropolitan department NOR
FR-28  Eure-et-Loir Eure and Loir metropolitan department CVL
FR-29  Finistère Finistere metropolitan department BRE
FR-30  Gard Gard metropolitan department OCC
FR-32  Gers Gers metropolitan department OCC
FR-33  Gironde Gironde metropolitan department NAQ
FR-971  Guadeloupe Guadeloupe overseas departmental collectivity -
FR-973  Guyane (française) French Guiana overseas unique territorial collectivity -
FR-2B  Haute-Corse Upper Corsica metropolitan department 20R
FR-31  Haute-Garonne Upper Garonne metropolitan department OCC
FR-43  Haute-Loire Upper Loire metropolitan department ARA
FR-52  Haute-Marne Upper Marne metropolitan department GES
FR-70  Haute-Saône Upper Saone metropolitan department BFC
FR-74  Haute-Savoie Upper Savoy metropolitan department ARA
FR-87  Haute-Vienne Upper Vienne metropolitan department NAQ
FR-05  Hautes-Alpes Upper Alps metropolitan department PAC
FR-65  Hautes-Pyrénées Upper Pyrenees metropolitan department OCC
FR-92  Hauts-de-Seine Upper Seine metropolitan department IDF
FR-34  Hérault Herault metropolitan department OCC
FR-35  Ille-et-Vilaine Ille and Vilaine metropolitan department BRE
FR-36  Indre Indre metropolitan department CVL
FR-37  Indre-et-Loire Indre and Loire metropolitan department CVL
FR-38  Isère Isere metropolitan department ARA
FR-39 Jura Jura metropolitan department BFC
FR-974  La Réunion Reunion overseas departmental collectivity -
FR-40  Landes Landes metropolitan department NAQ
FR-41  Loir-et-Cher Loir and Cher metropolitan department CVL
FR-42  Loire Loire metropolitan department ARA
FR-44  Loire-Atlantique Atlantic Loire metropolitan department PDL
FR-45  Loiret Loiret metropolitan department CVL
FR-46  Lot Lot metropolitan department OCC
FR-47  Lot-et-Garonne Lot and Garonne metropolitan department NAQ
FR-48  Lozère Lozere metropolitan department OCC
FR-49  Maine-et-Loire Maine and Loire metropolitan department PDL
FR-50  Manche Manche metropolitan department NOR
FR-51  Marne Marne metropolitan department GES
FR-972  Martinique Martinique overseas unique territorial collectivity -
FR-53  Mayenne Mayenne metropolitan department PDL
FR-976  Mayotte Mayotte overseas departmental collectivity -
FR-69M  Métropole de Lyon Lyon metropolitan collectivity with special status ARA
FR-54  Meurthe-et-Moselle Meurthe and Moselle metropolitan department GES
FR-55  Meuse Meuse metropolitan department GES
FR-56  Morbihan Morbihan metropolitan department BRE
FR-57  Moselle Moselle metropolitan department GES
FR-58  Nièvre Nievre metropolitan department BFC
FR-59  Nord North metropolitan department HDF
FR-60  Oise Oise metropolitan department HDF
FR-61  Orne Orne metropolitan department NOR
FR-75C  Paris Paris City metropolitan collectivity with special status IDF
FR-62  Pas-de-Calais Calais Passage metropolitan department HDF
FR-63  Puy-de-Dôme Dome Hill metropolitan department ARA
FR-64  Pyrénées-Atlantiques Atlantic Pyrenees metropolitan department NAQ
FR-66  Pyrénées-Orientales Oriental Pyrenees metropolitan department OCC
FR-69  Rhône[1] Rhone metropolitan department ARA
FR-71  Saône-et-Loire Saone and Loire metropolitan department BFC
FR-72  Sarthe Sarthe metropolitan department PDL
FR-73  Savoie Savoy metropolitan department ARA
FR-77  Seine-et-Marne Seine and Marne metropolitan department IDF
FR-76  Seine-Maritime Maritime Seine metropolitan department NOR
FR-93  Seine-Saint-Denis Saint Denis Seine metropolitan department IDF
FR-80  Somme Somme metropolitan department HDF
FR-81  Tarn Tarn metropolitan department OCC
FR-82  Tarn-et-Garonne Tarn and Garonne metropolitan department OCC
FR-90  Territoire de Belfort Belfort Territory metropolitan department BFC
FR-95  Val-d'Oise Oise Valley metropolitan department IDF
FR-94  Val-de-Marne Marne Valley metropolitan department IDF
FR-83  Var Var metropolitan department PAC
FR-84  Vaucluse Vaucluse metropolitan department PAC
FR-85  Vendée Vendee metropolitan department PDL
FR-86  Vienne Vienne metropolitan department NAQ
FR-88  Vosges Vosges metropolitan department GES
FR-89  Yonne Yonne metropolitan department BFC
FR-78  Yvelines Yvelines metropolitan department IDF
Explanatory note
  1. ^ The FR-69 code in ISO 316-2 still covers the department of Rhône as it was before 1 January 2015 when it was split in two parts, one of which is no longer a department but a métropole with specific status. Still, the Métropole de Lyon and the new department of Rhône are administratively managed by the French state as a single circonscription départementale (departmental constituency) that keeps the old department code.
    Where distinction is needed, INSEE uses 69 to cover the new circonscription départementale du Rhône for the state-controlled administration in its préfecture (covering the whole former département du Rhône before January 2015), and assigned new codes for the two separate local collectivities: 69D for the new (smaller) département du Rhône, and 69M for the new Métropole de Lyon.

Third-level subdivisions

Code Subdivision name (fr) Subdivision name (en)[a] Subdivision category In subdivision
FR-67  Bas-Rhin Lower Rhine metropolitan department 6AE
FR-68  Haut-Rhin Upper Rhine metropolitan department 6AE

Dependency, overseas territory, and overseas collectivities

Code Subdivision name (fr) Subdivision name (en)[a] Subdivision category
FR-CP  Clipperton Clipperton dependency
FR-NC  Nouvelle-Calédonie New Caledonia overseas collectivity with special status
FR-PF  Polynésie française French Polynesia overseas collectivity
FR-BL  Saint-Barthélemy Saint Barts overseas collectivity
FR-MF  Saint-Martin Saint Martin overseas collectivity
FR-PM  Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon Saint Peter and Miquelon overseas collectivity
FR-TF  Terres australes françaises[1] French Southern Territories overseas territory
FR-WF  Wallis-et-Futuna Wallis and Futuna overseas collectivity
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d For reference only, English name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.

Subdivisions included in ISO 3166-1

Besides being included as subdivisions of France in ISO 3166-2, several subdivisions are also officially assigned their own country codes in ISO 3166-1.

Code Subdivision name (fr) ISO 3166-1 English name ISO 3166-1 French name ISO 3166-2 code
FR-971 Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Guadeloupe ISO 3166-2:GP
FR-973 Guyane (française) French Guiana Guyane française ISO 3166-2:GF
FR-974 La Réunion Réunion Réunion ISO 3166-2:RE
FR-972 Martinique Martinique Martinique ISO 3166-2:MQ
FR-976 Mayotte Mayotte Mayotte ISO 3166-2:YT
FR-NC Nouvelle-Calédonie New Caledonia Nouvelle-Calédonie ISO 3166-2:NC
FR-PF Polynésie française French Polynesia Polynésie française ISO 3166-2:PF
FR-BL Saint-Barthélemy Saint Barthélemy Saint-Barthélemy ISO 3166-2:BL
FR-MF Saint-Martin Saint Martin (French part) Saint-Martin (partie française) ISO 3166-2:MF
FR-PM Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon ISO 3166-2:PM
FR-TF Terres australes françaises[1] French Southern Territories Terres australes françaises ISO 3166-2:TF
FR-WF Wallis-et-Futuna Wallis and Futuna Wallis-et-Futuna ISO 3166-2:WF

The dependency Clipperton Island (FR-CP) is also exceptionally reserved the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code CP on the request of the International Telecommunication Union.

Metropolitan France (the part of France located in Europe) was previously officially assigned its own set of country codes in ISO 3166-1, with alpha-2 code FX, before it was deleted from ISO 3166-1. The code is now exceptionally reserved on the request of France.

Explanatory note
  1. ^ a b The overseas territorial collectivy of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (Terres australes et antarctiques françaises in French) is also administratively covering (as one of its districts) the Adélie Land claimed by France in the Antarctic, but it is also part of the Antarctic and normally not covered by the ISO 3166-1 TF code or ISO 3166-2 FR-TF code, but by the ISO 3166-1 AQ code. The French Southern Lands (Terres australes françaises in French) are referring to only 3 of the 5 districts in the overseas territorial collectivity, excluding the claimed district in the Antarctic and the district of Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean (Îles Éparses de l'Océan Indien). Some applications used by other countries than France or international organizations may or may not include the two contested districts, but most of them include the Scattered Islands, including the ISO 3166 standard itself.

Changes

The following changes to the entry have been announced by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998. ISO stopped issuing newsletters in 2013.

Source Date issued Description of change Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-2 2002-05-21 Correction of the Metropolitan region code in FR-79
Newsletter I-9 2007-11-28 Addition of administrative subdivisions and of their code elements Subdivisions added:
FR-CP Clipperton
FR-BL Saint-Barthélemy
FR-MF Saint-Martin
Newsletter II-1 2010-02-03
(corrected
2010-02-19)
Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element, alphabetical re-ordering
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
(corrected
2011-12-15)
NL II-2 correction for ultramarine administrative organisation change and alphabetical re-ordering. Category change:
FR-YT Mayotte overseas territorial collectivity → overseas department
Online Browsing Platform (OBP) 2016-11-15 Change of the delimitation of the regions, reducing their number from 22 to 13 in metropolitan France, change of parent subdivision of metropolitan departments; addition of overseas regions FR-GUA, FR-LRE, FR-MAY; change of subdivision category from overseas department to overseas territorial collectivity for FR-GR, FR-MQ; update List Source. Subdivisions added:
FR-GUA Guadeloupe
FR-LRE La Réunion
FR-MAY Mayotte
Category change:
FR-GR overseas department → overseas territorial collectivity
FR-MQ overseas department → overseas territorial collectivity
Correction of the OBP entry error as follows: deletion of Clipperton Island, France, Metropolitan in the name field for Territory.
2016-12-07 Correction of parent subdivision of FR-02, FR-60, FR-80 from FR-PDL to FR-HDF Parent changes:
FR-02 FR-PDLFR-HDF
FR-60 FR-PDLFR-HDF
FR-80 FR-PDLFR-HDF
2018-11-26 Addition of category name "collectivity" in eng/fra; Change of category name from metropolitan region to collectivity for FR-COR; Update List Source Category change:
FR-COR metropolitan region → collectivity
2020-11-24 Change of category name from collectivity to metropolitan collectivity with special status for FR-COR; Change of category name from overseas department to overseas region for FR-GP, FR-RE, FR-YT; Deletion of parent subdivision of FR-GP, FR-RE, FR-YT; Change of category name from overseas region to overseas department for FR-GUA, FR-LRE, FR-MAY; Change of subdivision code from FR-COR to FR-20R, FR-GUA to FR-971, FR-LRE to FR-974, FR-MAY to FR-976; Assign parent subdivision to FR-971, FR-974, FR-976; Change of parent subdivision of FR-972, FR-973; Change of category name from overseas territorial collectivity to overseas collectivity for FR-BL, FR-MF, FR-PF, FR-PM, FR-WF; Addition of category overseas territory with specific status, overseas territory; Change of category name from overseas territorial collectivity to overseas collectivity with special status for FR-NC; Change of category name from overseas territorial collectivity to overseas territory for FR-TF; Update List Source and Code Source Category changes:
FR-COR collectivity → metropolitan collectivity with special status
FR-GP overseas department → overseas region
FR-RE overseas department → overseas region
FR-YT overseas department → overseas region
FR-GUA overseas region → overseas department
FR-LRE overseas region → overseas department
FR-MAY overseas region → overseas department
FR-BL overseas territorial collectivity → overseas collectivity
FR-MF overseas territorial collectivity → overseas collectivity
FR-PF overseas territorial collectivity → overseas collectivity
FR-PM overseas territorial collectivity → overseas collectivity
FR-WF overseas territorial collectivity → overseas collectivity
FR-NC overseas territorial collectivity → overseas collectivity with special status
FR-TF overseas territorial collectivity → overseas territory
Code changes:
FR-CORFR-20R
FR-GUAFR-971
FR-LREFR-974
FR-MAYFR-976
Subdivisions added:
FR-972 Martinique (parent FR-MQ)
FR-973 Guyane (française) (parent FR-GF)
2021-11-25 Addition of category European collectivity in eng & fra; Addition of European collectivity FR-6AE; Addition of metropolitan collectivity with special status FR-69M; Change of category name from metropolitan department to metropolitan collectivity with special status for FR-75; Change of subdivision code from FR-75 to FR-75C; Addition of category overseas departmental collectivity in English & French; Change of category name from overseas department to overseas departmental collectivity for FR-971, FR-974, FR-976; Addition of category overseas unique territorial collectivity in eng & fra; Change of category name from overseas department to overseas unique territorial collectivity for FR-972, FR-973; Deletion of category name overseas department; Deletion of overseas region FR-GF, FR-GP, FR-MQ, FR-RE, FR-YT; Deletion of category name overseas region; Change of parent subdivision of FR-67, FR-68; Deletion of parent subdivision of FR-971, FR-972, FR-973, FR-974, FR-976; Modification of Remark part 2; Update List Source and Code Source Codes added:
FR-6AE Alsace
FR-69M Métropole de Lyon
Codes changed:
FR-75 Paris (metropolitan department)
FR-75C Paris (metropolitan collectivity with special status)
Codes removed:
FR-GF Guyane (française)
FR-GP Guadeloupe
FR-MQ Martinique
FR-RE La Réunion
FR-YT Mayotte
Category changes:
FR-971 overseas department → overseas departmental collectivity
FR-972 overseas department → overseas unique territorial collectivity
FR-973 overseas department → overseas unique territorial collectivity
FR-974 overseas department → overseas departmental collectivity
FR-976 overseas department → overseas departmental collectivity
Parent changes:
FR-67 FR-GESFR-6AE
FR-68 FR-GESFR-6AE

Former metropolitan regions (before 31 December 2015)

Former code Subdivision name (fr) Subdivision name (en) Part of new region
since 2016 (fr)
FR-A  Alsace Alsace Grand Est
FR-B  Aquitaine Aquitaine Nouvelle-Aquitaine
FR-C  Auvergne Auvergne Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
FR-P  Basse-Normandie Lower Normandy Normandie
FR-D  Bourgogne Burgundy Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
FR-E  Bretagne Brittany Bretagne
FR-F  Centre-Val de Loire[note 1] Centre-Val de Loire Centre-Val de Loire
FR-G  Champagne-Ardenne Champagne-Ardenne Grand Est
FR-H  Corse Corsica Corse
FR-I  Franche-Comté Franche-Comté Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
FR-Q  Haute-Normandie Upper Normandy Normandie
FR-J  Île-de-France Île-de-France Île-de-France
FR-K  Languedoc-Roussillon Languedoc-Roussillon Occitanie
FR-L  Limousin Limousin Nouvelle-Aquitaine
FR-M  Lorraine Lorraine Grand Est
FR-N  Midi-Pyrénées Midi-Pyrénées Occitanie
FR-O  Nord-Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais Hauts-de-France
FR-R  Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire
FR-S  Picardie Picardy Hauts-de-France
FR-T  Poitou-Charentes Poitou-Charentes Nouvelle-Aquitaine
FR-U  Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
FR-V  Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Notes
  1. ^ On 1 January 2015, the former region Centre was officially renamed to Centre-Val de Loire.

See also

External links

  • ISO Online Browsing Platform: FR
  • Departments of France, Statoids.com
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