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Past ISO 3166 Newsletters

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Newsletters ISO 3166

Date Part Newsletter Download
2013‑07‑11 3166‑1 VI‑16 Name change for Somalia
2013‑05‑10 3166‑1 VI‑15 Name change for Papua New Guinea
2013‑02‑06 3166‑1 VI‑14 Name change for State of Palestine and other minor corrections
2012‑08‑02 3166‑1 VI‑13 Name change for Eritrea and other minor corrections
2012‑02‑15 3166‑1 VI‑12 Name change for Hungary and other minor corrections
2011‑11‑08 3166‑1 VI‑11 Name change for Libya
2011‑08‑09 3166‑1 VI‑10 Code elements for South Sudan
2011‑07‑14 3166‑1 VI‑9 Name changes for Fiji and Myanmar as well as other minor corrections (corrected 2011-07-14)
2011‑06‑12 3166‑1 VI‑9 Name changes for Fiji and Myanmar as well as other minor corrections
2010‑12‑15 3166‑1 VI‑8 Code elements for Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Curacao and Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
2010‑02‑22 3166‑1 VI‑7 Name change for Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
2009‑05‑08 3166‑1 VI‑6 Name change for Plurinational State of Bolivia
2009‑03‑03 3166‑1 VI‑5 Name change for Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and other minor corrections
2009‑01‑07 3166‑1 VI‑4 Name change for Republic of Moldova and other minor corrections
2008‑09‑09 3166‑1 VI‑3 Name change for Nepal and other minor corrections
2008‑03‑31 3166‑1 VI‑2 Name changes and minor corrections
2007‑09‑21 3166‑1 VI‑1 Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin
2011‑12‑13 3166‑2 II‑3 Changes in the list of subdivision names and code elements
2010‑06‑30 3166‑2 II‑2 Changes in the list of subdivision names and code elements
2010‑02‑19 3166‑2 II‑1 Changes in the list of subdivision names and code elements (corrected 2010-02-19)
2011‑03‑14 3166‑3 I‑6 ISO 3166-3 Newsletter I-6 (corrected 2013-02-06)
2006‑12‑01 3166‑3 I‑5 ISO 3166-3 Newsletter I-5
2006‑09‑26 3166‑3 I‑4 ISO 3166-3 Newsletter I-4
2003‑07‑23 3166‑3 I‑3 ISO 3166-3 Newsletter I-3
2002‑11‑22 3166‑3 I‑2 ISO 3166-3 Newsletter I-2
2002‑11‑15 3166‑3 I‑1 ISO 3166-3 Newsletter I-1

Newsletters on ISO 3166-1:2006 published since 2006; Newsletters on ISO 3166-2:2007 published since 2007; Newsletters on ISO 3166-3 published since 1999