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ISO 3166-2:PA

ISO 3166-2:PA is the entry for Panama 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 Panama, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 10 provinces and 3 indigenous regions.

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

  • one or two digits (1–10): provinces
  • two letters: indigenous regions

The codes for the provinces are assigned in traditional Spanish alphabetical order.

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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Code Subdivision name (es) Subdivision category
PA-1 Bocas del Toro province
PA-4 Chiriquí province
PA-2 Coclé province
PA-3 Colón province
PA-5 Darién province
PA-6 Herrera province
PA-7 Los Santos province
PA-8 Panamá province
PA-9 Veraguas province
PA-10 Panamá Oeste province
PA-EM Emberá indigenous region
PA-KY Kuna Yala indigenous region
PA-NB Ngöbe-Buglé[note 1] indigenous region
  1. ^ ISO 3166-2 uses the name "Ngöbe-Buglé" even though "Ngäbe-Buglé" is the more widely used variant.


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. ISO stopped issuing newsletters in 2013.

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter II-2 2010-06-30 Update of the administrative structure and of the list source Subdivisions added:
PA-EM Emberá
PA-NB Ngöbe-Buglé
PA-0 Comarca de San Blas → PA-KY Kuna Yala

The following changes to the entry are listed on ISO's online catalogue, the Online Browsing Platform:

Effective date of change Short description of change (en)
2014-11-03 Add 1 province PA-10; update List Source
2010-06-30 Update of the administrative structure and of the list source

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