ISO 3166-2:BE

ISO 3166-2:BE is the entry for Belgium 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 Belgium, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for two levels of subdivisions:

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is BE, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Belgium. The second part is three letters. For the provinces, the first letter indicates the region where the province is in:


Current codes

Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).

ISO 639-1 codes are used to represent subdivision names in the following administrative languages:

  • (fr): French
  • (nl): Dutch

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Code Subdivision name (nl) Subdivision name (fr) Subdivision name (en)
[note 1]
BE-BRU  Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Bruxelles-Capitale, Région de Brussels-Capital Region
BE-VLG  Vlaams Gewest flamande, Région [note 2] Flemish Region
BE-WAL  Waals Gewest [note 3] wallonne, Région Walloon Region
  1. ^ For reference only, English name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  2. ^ For reference only, French name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.
  3. ^ For reference only, Dutch name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.


Code Subdivision name In region
BE-VAN  Antwerpen (nl) VLG
BE-WBR  Brabant wallon (fr) WAL
BE-WHT  Hainaut (fr) WAL
BE-WLG  Liège (fr) WAL
BE-VLI  Limburg (nl) VLG
BE-WLX  Luxembourg (fr) WAL
BE-WNA  Namur (fr) WAL
BE-VOV  Oost-Vlaanderen (nl) VLG
BE-VBR  Vlaams-Brabant (nl) VLG
BE-VWV  West-Vlaanderen (nl) VLG


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
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
First level prefix addition, change of administrative languages and list source update.

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)
2011-12-13 First level prefix addition, change of administrative languages and list source update.
2015-11-27 Addition of the parent subdivisions

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