ISO 3166-2:MY

ISO 3166-2:MY is the entry for Malaysia 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 Malaysia, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for three federal territories and 13 states.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is MY, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Malaysia. The second part is two digits:

  • 01–13: states
  • 14–16: federal territories

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 (ms) Subdivision category
MY-14  Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur federal territory
MY-15  Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan federal territory
MY-16  Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya federal territory
MY-01  Johor state
MY-02  Kedah state
MY-03  Kelantan state
MY-04  Melaka state
MY-05  Negeri Sembilan state
MY-06  Pahang state
MY-08  Perak state
MY-09  Perlis state
MY-07  Pulau Pinang state
MY-12  Sabah state
MY-13  Sarawak state
MY-10  Selangor state
MY-11  Terengganu state


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:

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-5 2003-09-05 Addition of one federal territory. Inclusion of new codes. List source updated. Code source updated Subdivisions added:
MY-16 Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
format changed (see below)

Codes changed in Newsletter I-5

The letters in the former codes are currently used in vehicle registration plates, except Sabah and Sarawak which use S and Q respectively.

Before After Subdivision name (ms)
MY-W MY-14  Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
MY-L MY-15  Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan
MY-J MY-01  Johor
MY-K MY-02  Kedah
MY-D MY-03  Kelantan
MY-M MY-04  Melaka
MY-N MY-05  Negeri Sembilan
MY-C MY-06  Pahang
MY-A MY-08  Perak
MY-R MY-09  Perlis
MY-P MY-07  Pulau Pinang
MY-SA MY-12  Sabah
MY-SK MY-13  Sarawak
MY-B MY-10  Selangor
MY-T MY-11  Terengganu

See also

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