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Presumably, the ISO Codeset consists of two and three letter combinations, usually based on some kind of abbreviation of the country or organisation involved.

NOTA BENE: The "real" ISO might have a problem our use of "ISO". Perhaps before this gets out of hand, IB's "ISO" should be changed to "OIS" or "IOS" (International Organisation of Standards) sort of thing.

These lists of ISO Codes for IB countries are quite old (19/20.06.2003, msg#10968, 10998) and is probably in need of update and or refurbishment. Kindly check your areas of interest and amend as needed! ISO Codes are intended for _national_ entities, more than they are for provinces and ridings.

QUESTION: What exactly are the ISO codes used for, apart from top-level domains for our non-existent internet? What makes them so important that would warrant a 100 message stampede on this list? (Christian Thalmann)

ANSWER: Well, for our purposes they serve as an index for the flags.

Within Ill Bethisad itself, they have many purposes: they are used on international post, by agreement between ISO and UPU, the Union Postale Universelle; they are entered on passports, by informal international agreement; they appear on vehicular license plates. (*Our* benighted civilization uses three different codesets for these three purposes.) In international currency trading, the standard label for each currency is its ISO country code plus a letter or symbol signifying the currency, typically the initial of its local name. (John Cowan, msg#11212)

Not to mention that the many often nearly identical currencies can be segregated by the ISO code found in the "check block" on a banknote (a small series of numbers used for internal QC). This is particularly useful in the FK, whose notes are identical regardless of which member state has issued them; and in the NAL. (Padraic Brown, msg#11226)


This list was prepared by Frank:

aa* Austro-Dalmatia
ac Alta California
ad Andorra
ae United Arab Emirates
al Albania
am Armorica
an Anhalt
ao Monastic Republic
ap Araucania & Patagonia
ar Aragon
at Austria
au Australasia
ax Aaland
ay Alyeska
az Azerbaijan

ba Batavia
bd Baden
be Belarus
bf Bedouin Free State
bg Bulgaria
bh Bahia
bo Bohemia
br Brittany
bs al-Basra
bu Bhutan
bw Brunswick
by Bavarian Soviet Republic
bz Brazil

ca Central America
cd Community of Dalmatophone States
ce Ceuta
cg Cambrian Guyana
ch Charcas
ci Chile
cl Castile & Leon
cn Castillian Commonwealth of Nations
cr Crimea
cs* CSDS
cv Croatia
cx Canary Islands
cz Cruzan Islands

dc* Danubian Confederation
de Holy Roman Empire (Deutschland/Germany)
dg Danzig
dh* Dalmatian Hercegovina
dk Denmark
dl Dalmatia
dn Sikkim (Denzong)
du Dunein
dz Algeria

ea Chinese East Africa
ee Estonia
eg English Guyana
ei Ireland
en England
eq Equador
er Eritrea
et Ethiopia

fc Florida-Caribbea
fg French Guyana
fk Federated Kingdom
fo Faroe Islands
fr France

gf Grand Fenwick
gl Greenland
gr Greece
gz Guangzhou

ha Hannover
hb Bremen
hh Hamburg
hi Haiti
hj Hijaaz
hl Luebeck
hn Hunan
hu Hungary
hv Helvetia
hy Armenia

iq Iraaq
is Iceland
it Italy

jm Jammu
jp Japan
jr Jervaine
ju Judea

ka Gold Coast
ke Kemr
ki Kashmir
km Kamerun
kn Kenya
ko Kongo
ks Saudi Arabia
ku Kurdistan
kw Kuwayt
kz kwaZulu

lb Lebanon
ld Ladakh
li Lippe
lo Louisiana
lu Luxembourg
lv Latvia
ly Libya

ma Mali
mc Monaco
md Moldova
me Melilla
mh Maghreb
mi Egypt
mj Mejico
mk Mecklenburg
ml Malta
mn Mongolia
mr Montrei
ms Mueva Sefarad
mt Monthang (Lo)
mu Muntenia

na Nauru
nd New Dalmatia
nf Nouvelle France
ng New Granada
ni New Iceland
nl North American League/Solemn League & Covenant
no Norway
np Nepal
nv Nasesk Vesemir
nx Nicobar Islands

ob Oldenburg
ol Oltenia
on Oran
or Oregon

pa Parana
pe Peru
pg Paraguay
pr Prussia
ps Patrimony of Saint Peter (Pontifical States)
pt Portugal

rf Romanian Federation
rh Rheinland-Pfalz
rl (Rajadom of) Lo
rp Rio de la Plata
ru Russia

sa South Africa
sc Scotland
sd Somaliland
se* Slovenia
sf Finland
sh Shetland
si Saugeais
sj Sanjak
sk* Serb Kozara (1993-1997)
sl Slevania
sm San Marino
so Western Sahara
sp Sapme
sr Serbia
ss* Serb Slavonia (1995-1998)
su Suriname
sv Georgia
sw Sweden
sx Saxony
sy Syria
sz* Slavonic Union

tc Republic of the Two Crowns
tf Tranquebar-Frederiksnagore
tg Tanganyika
th Thuringia
ti Tibet
tj Tejas
to Togo
tr Turkey
ts Two Sicilies
tu Tunisia
tw Tawantinsuyu

ua Ukraine
un Unguja
ur Uruguay
us United Kingdom of Scandinavia
uy Uyguristan

ve Upper Volta
vh Hessen
vz Venezuela

wi Wight [Should not have one, since it's but an English county.]
wp Waldeck-Pyrmont
wu Wuerttemberg

ye Yemen

This list was prepared by Carlos the next day (msg#10998):

International Standard Codes in Ill Bethisad

AA Aaland (SR)
AC Alta California
AD Austro-Dalmatia*
AE United Arab Emirates
AF Afghanopakistan
AH Anhalt (DE)
AK Arakan
AL Alyeska
AM Armorica
AO Monastic Republic
AR Aragon
AT Austria
AU Australesia
AZ Azerbaijan

BA Batavia
BD Baden
BG Bulgaria
BF Beduin Free State
BH Bahia

  1. BH China (Beihanguo)

BN ! Bengal
BO Bohemia
BR Brasil
BS Al-Basra
BT Britany
BU Bhutan
BW Brunsweig

  1. BW Bahawalpur

BY Bavarian Soviet Republic

CC Central America Community
CE Ceuta (CL)
CG Montenegro
CH Charcas
CI Chile
CK Cham Kingdom
CL Castile & Leon
CR Crimea
CS CSDS*

  1. CS Circars

CU Chukotka
CV Croatia
CX Castillian Territories (CL)
CY Ceylon
CZ Cruzan Islands (FC#SR)

DC Danubian Confederation*
DE Holy Roman Empire (Deutschland/Germany)
DH Dalmatian Herzegovina*
DK Denmark (SR)
DL Dalmatia
DN Sikkim (Denzong)
DU Dunein
DZ Danzig

EA Chinese East Africa
EG English Guyana
EI Ireland
EL Greece
EN England
EQ Equador
ER Eritrea
ET Ethiopia
FC Florida-Caribbea
FJ Fujian, Taiwan & Hainan
FK Federated Kingdoms
FO Faroe Islands (SR)
FR France

GA Galicia (TC)
GB Gabon
GC Cambrian Guyana
GF Grand Fenwick
GK Moi Gok
GL Greenland
GU Guinea
GZ Guangzhou

HA Hannover (DE)
HB Bremen (DE)
HH Hamburg (DE)
HI Haiti
HJ Hijaaz
HL Luebeck (DE)
HN Hunan
HU Hungary
HV Helvetia
HY Armenia

  1. HY Hyderabad

IC Canary Islands (CL)
IQ Iraaq
IS Iceland
IT Italy

JM Jammu
JP Japan
JR Jervaine
JU Judea
JZ Algeria

KA Golden Coast
KE Kemr
KH Khmer
KI Kashmir
KM Kamerun
KN Kenya
KO Kongo
KR Korea
KS Saudi Kingdom
KT Kamatacha
KU Kurdistan
KW Kuwayt
KZ KwaZulu

LB Lebanon
LD Ladakh
LH Lao-Hmong Union
LI Lippe (DE)
LK Maluku
LT Lithuania (TC)
LU Luxemburg
LV Latvia

MA Mali
MC Monaco
MD Moldova (RF)
ME Mejico
MH Maghreb
MI Egypt
MJ Majapahit
MK Mecklemburg (DE)
ML Malta
MM Burma
MN Mongolia
MO Monland
MP Araucania & Patagonia
MR Montrei
MS Mueva Sefarad (NL)
MT Monthang (Lo)
MU Mutenia (RF)
MV Maldives
MX Melilla
MY Mysore

NA Nauru
NC Nanchang
ND New Dalmatia
NF New Francy
NG New Granada (CL)
NI New Iceland (NL,SR)
NL North American Leage
NO Norway (SR)
NP Nepal
NV Nasesk Vesemir
NX Nikobar Islands

OB Oldemburg (DE,SR)
OL Oltenia (RF)
ON Oran
OR Oregon
OU Oudh

PA Parana
PE Peru
PG Paraguay
PJ Panjab
PO Portugal
PP Pilipinas
PR Prussia (DE)
PS Patrimony of Saint Peter (Pontifical States)

RF Romanian Federation
RH Rheinland-Pfalz
RJ Rajputania
RL (Rajadom of) Lo
RP Rio de La Plata
RU Russia

SA South Africa
SB Serbia
SC Scotland
SD Somaliland
SE Slovenia*
SF Finland
SH Shetland

  1. SH Shanghai

SI Saugeais

  1. SI Sind

SJ Sanjak

  1. SJ Samraj

SK Serb Kozara*
SL Slevania
SM San Marino
SO Western Sahara (CL)
SP Sapme
SQ Albania
SR Scandinavia
SS Serb Slavonia*
SU Suriname
SV Georgia
SW Sweden
SX Saxony (DE)

  1. SX Spratley Islands

SY Syria

  1. SY Srivijaya

SZ Slavonic Union*

TA Tai Republic
TC Republic of Two Crowns
TE Tejas
TF Tranquebar-Frederiksnagore
TG Tanganyika
TH Thuringia (DE)
TI Tibet
TM Tenaserim
TN Turkestan
TO Togo
TS Two Sicilies
TU Tunisia
TV Travancore
TW Tawantinsuyu

UK Ucraine
UN Unguja
UR Uruguay
UY Uyguristan

VE Venezuela
VH Hessen (DE)
VO Volta Eszcelza
VT Nam Viet

WI Wight
WN Veneda (TC)
WP Waldeck-Pyrmont (DE)
WU Wuerttemberg (DE)

YE Yemen

ZH Zhuanguo

BAL Baltic League
CEL CELCAGOM*
KDS Community of Dalmotophone States
LAR Aragonese League
MCN Castilian Commonwealth of Nations
PAN Andean Pact
ULA Lusoamerican Union


BH Bahia

  1. BH China (Beihanguo)

Free is BI for wither BahIa or BeIganguo. Or maybe RB for Republica da Bahia.

BW Brunsweig

  1. BW Bahawalpur

Probably BP for Bahawalpur?

CS CSDS*

  1. CS Circars

As a current entity, I would give Circars preference. CSDS might take CD.

HY Armenia

  1. HY Hyderabad

Probably HD for Hyderabad...

SH Shetland

  1. SH Shanghai

As Shetland is not souvereign, Shanghai should have precedence. [Agreed -- Shetland is a county of Scotland. Elemtilas 07:47, 6 Jun 2005 (PDT)] I am not sure however the better solution for Shetland. SG is one of the few free S* combinations. [As a subnational entity, I don't think it needs one. Elemtilas]

SI Saugeais

  1. SI Sind

Where is Saugerais? [Somewhere in France. Elemtilas]
SN is free too, probably for Sind.

SJ Sanjak

  1. SJ Samraj

SK Serb Kozara*

SX Saxony (DE)

  1. SX Spratley Islands

SY Syria

  1. SY Srivijaya

SZ Slavonic Union*

How about ST for Spratley Islands?
Another posibility, make South Afrika ZA and move Saxony to SA

Or move some of this entities to RS (some Republic)

-- Carlos Th



  • I have taken the liberty of creating a list of ICSC code abbreviations. If it does not meet with the approval of the membership it can simply be deleted.
  • I have placed it at the end of the lists on the "ISO Codes" page. If this new list is accepted it should be placed at the beginning of the page as being the most recent.
  • These are all of the nations listed on the page "Nations of Ill Bethisad".
  • Because of the creation of new nations in recent months I use a three-letter code.
  • I have eliminated codes for nations on Frank's and Carlos' lists that are no longer in existence or for any entity that is not an independent nation.
  • I have not created codes for provinces, colonies or autonomous regions. The caretakers can create these if they want these regions to have codes for radio, aviation, etc., having received approval from the ICSC, of course.
  • The abbreviations are for the English names. I know that there's no international language in IB, but English is the easiest to work with. If any caretaker prefers the code of his nation to be in a language other than English, he is free to change it, providing the abbreviation is not already assigned to another nation. It would be a help if such a caretaker would notify the membership via Facebook of any such change.
  • I used a descriptor only once, for the Rajadom of Lo (RLO), because I needed three letters.
  • There is no system to the creation of the abbreviations, just whatever seemed the most logical to me.
  • Let me know if I've omitted any nations.
  • There is a page entitled "ISO Codes/Temp". If this proposal is accepted, that page should be deleted.
  • If this proposal is accepted I think that the presentation would be more appealing in several columns rather than in one long column. I don't know how to do this, so if anyone can help me, I'd appreciate it.


  • International Standard Codes in Ill Bethisad

A

  • ABS Al-Basra
  • ALG Algeria (since French is the official language)
  • ALT Alta California
  • ALY Alyaska
  • AND Andorra
  • ANH Anhalt
  • APT Araucania and Patagonia
  • ARG Aragon
  • ARK Arakan
  • ARM Armorica
  • AUS Australasia
  • AZN Azande Chiefdoms
  • AZR Azerbaijan

B

  • BAD Baden
  • BAH Bahia
  • BAL Bulgaria (Bălgariya)
  • BAN Banaba
  • BAT Batavia
  • BAV Bavaria
  • BDW Bedouin Free State (Al-Balad Al-Hurr Al-Badawii)
  • BEI China (Beihanguo)
  • BEL Belarus
  • BEN Bengal
  • BFP Bornei-Filipinas
  • BHR Bháraþíj Sámrázj
  • BHV Bhávalpúr
  • BOH Bohemia
  • BOT Tibet (Bot)
  • BRA Brasil
  • BRM Bremen
  • BRN Braunschweig
  • BRT Brittany
  • BUG Buganda
  • BUR Burma

C

  • CEC Central America Community
  • CHB Chelyabinsk
  • CHK Chukotka
  • CHL Chile
  • CHT Chittagong
  • COR Korea
  • CRM Crimea
  • CRZ Cruzan Islands
  • CSL Castile and Leon
  • CUB Cuba
  • CYP Cyprus

D

  • DAL Dalmatia
  • DAN Denmark (Danmark)
  • DAO Monastic Republic of the Holy Mountain (Dimokratí Agi Orou)
  • DAZ Danzig
  • DNP Japan (Dainippon Teicocu)
  • DNZ Sikkim (Denzong)
  • DON Don Republic
  • DRG Bhutan (Druk Ghal)
  • DWG Jammu (Dwigart Desh)

E

  • ECA Empire Centrafricain
  • EES Estonia (Eesti)
  • EGY English Guyana
  • EIR Ireland (Éire)
  • ENG England
  • EQU Equador
  • ERT Eritrea
  • ETH Ethiopia

F

  • FDK Federated Kingdoms
  • FIJ Fiji
  • FLC Florida-Caribbea
  • FNP Fernando Poo
  • FRN France
  • FTH Fujian, Taiwan and Hainan

G

  • GAB Gabon
  • GDG Gadangmeland
  • GEB Gebaland
  • GFN Grand Fenwick
  • GRL Greenland
  • GUI Guinea
  • GZH Guangzhou (Canton)

H

  • HAI Hyderabad (Haidarabad)
  • HAM Hamburg
  • HAN Hannover
  • HAY Armenia (Hayastan)
  • HEL Helvetia
  • HEN Henua
  • HES Hessen
  • HJZ Hijaaz
  • HNN Hunan
  • HRV Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • HWY Hay-on-Wye

I

  • IRA Persia (Īrān)
  • IRQ Iraaq
  • ISL Iceland (Ísland)
  • ITL Italy

J

  • JER Jervaine
  • JUD Judea

K

  • KAL Kalinga
  • KAM Kambuzá
  • KAN Kanawiki
  • KAR Karnataka
  • KAS Kasai
  • KAT Katanga
  • KEM Kemr
  • KEN Kenya
  • KIR Kiripati
  • KLM Kalmykia
  • KMN Kamerun
  • KOM Komi Republic
  • KON Kongo
  • KOS Gold Coast (Kostaya da Aurul)
  • KOX Koxae
  • KSM Kashmir
  • KUR Kurdistan
  • KUW Kuwayt
  • KWA KwaZulu

L

  • LAD Ladakh
  • LAT Latvia
  • LBK Lübeck (Lybæk)
  • LEB Lebanon
  • LET Luxemburg (Lëtzebuerg)
  • LIB Libya
  • LIP Lippe
  • LOM Lo (Lo Manthang)
  • LOU Louisianne
  • LUB Luba
  • LUN Lunda

M

  • MAA Maasai
  • MAD Madagascar
  • MAG Maghreb
  • MAI Maisúr
  • MAJ Majapahit
  • MAL Mali
  • MDV Maldives
  • MEI Meizhou
  • MEJ Mejico
  • MEK Mecklenburg
  • MGY Hungary (Magyarország)
  • MKG Mongo-Kongo
  • MLC Malucos
  • MLT Malta
  • MLW Malawi
  • MNG Mongolia
  • MNL Monland
  • MOG Moghul National Realm
  • MOL Moldova
  • MON Monaco
  • MOS Mosquito Coast
  • MOZ Mozambique
  • MSR Egypt (Mişr, Maşr)
  • MTR Montrei
  • MUS Muscovy
  • MUT Mutenia
  • MYQ Myqan Daij

N

  • NAL North American League
  • NAM Nam Viet
  • NAN Nanchang
  • NAS Nassland
  • NAU Nauru
  • NCB Nicobar Islands
  • NCF North Caucasian Federation
  • NDL New Dalmatia
  • NEN Nenetsia
  • NEP Nepal
  • NFR New Francy
  • NGR New Granada
  • NIL New Hellenicia (Nea Illenicia)
  • NNH Nanhanguo
  • NOR Norway

O

  • OLD Oldenburg
  • OLT Oltenia
  • ORG Oregon
  • OST Austria (Österreich)
  • OUD Oudh

P

  • PAP Papua-New Guinea
  • PAR Paraná
  • PMR Preimern
  • PNV Petrograd and Novograd
  • PON Pònpei
  • POR Portugal
  • PPL Papal States
  • PRG Paraguay
  • PRM Perm Republic
  • PRS Prussia
  • PRU Peru
  • PRY Primorye

Q

  • QAZ Qazaqstan

R

  • RAS Rasputhana
  • RDK Republic of Two Crowns (Rzejpybiełka Dwar Korunar)
  • RIO Rio Muni
  • RIU Riu de L'Argent
  • ROA Greece (Romaïkí Autokratoría)
  • ROM Romanian Federation
  • ROZ Rozwi
  • RPL Rheinland-Palatinate
  • RRK Ralik-Ratak
  • RUS Russia
  • RWA Rwanda
  • RYG Rygen

S

  • SAA Saarland
  • SAF South Africa
  • SAK Georgia (Sakartvelo)
  • SAN Sanjak
  • SAU Saugeais
  • SAX Saxony
  • SCO Scotland
  • SDA Saudi Arabia
  • SDM Santo Domingo
  • SFL South Florida
  • SHG Shanghai
  • SHL Schleswig-Holstein
  • SHQ Albania (Shqipëria)
  • SIC Two Sicilies
  • SIK Sikh Confederacy
  • SIN Sind
  • SKD Skuodia
  • SLO Slovenia
  • SLV Slevania
  • SMM Samme
  • SNM San Marino
  • SOC Socotra
  • SRB Serbia (Srbija)
  • SUO Finland (Suomi)
  • SWE Sweden
  • SYR Syria

T

  • TAH Tahiti
  • TAN Tanganyika
  • TAW Tawantinsuyu
  • TEJ Tejas
  • TGA Toga
  • TGO Togo
  • THR Thiruvithankur
  • TOC Tocharstan
  • TRC Tearnas Ceasaer
  • TRG Thuringia
  • TRK Turkestan
  • TRS Tearnas Saern
  • TRV Travancore
  • TUR Turkey

U

  • UAE United Arab Emirates
  • UBU Burundi (Uburundi)
  • UKR Ukraine
  • UNG Unguja
  • UNV Upper Nigervolta
  • URL Ural Republic
  • URU Uruguay
  • UYG Uyguristan

V

  • VEN Venezôla
  • VOZ Vozgian Republic

W

  • WAA Wa'ab
  • WAL Waldeck-Pyrmont
  • WES Westphalia
  • WUR Württemberg

X

  • XLI Xliponia
  • XRV Xrivizaja

Y

  • YAK Yakutia
  • YEM Yemen

Z

  • ZHU Zhuanguo
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