DX INFO CENTRE
 
RADIO SUB-COUNTRIES
An appendix to the DXIC list of Radio Countries
See here for inclusion criteria.

For use in logs < 2.85 MHz and > 28 MHz.

Sub-country codes are highlighted in bold.

NORTH AMERICA
EUROPE
ASIA
SOUTH AMERICA
AFRICA
OCEANIA
ANTARCTICA


 



NAID
NORTH AMERICA

Antigua & Barbuda
ATG
  Antigua
AG10
  Barbuda
AG11
  Redonda
CA- Canada
AB
  Alberta 
BC
  British Columbia 
MB
  Manitoba 
NB
  New Brunswick
NL
  Newfoundland & Labrador 
NT
  Northwest Territories 
NS
  Nova Scotia 
NU
  Nunavut
ON
  Ontario 
PE
  Prince Edward Island 
QC
  Quebec 
SK
  Saskatchewan 
YT
  Yukon

Grenada
GRD
  Grenada
GD10
  Carriacou & Petite Martinique
MX- Mexico
AGU
  Aguascalientes
BCN
  Baja California Norte
BCS   Baja California Sur
CAM
  Campeche
CHP
  Chiapas
CHH
  Chihuahua
COA
  Coahuila
COL
  Colima
DUR
  Durango
GUA
  Guanajuato
GRO
  Guerrero
HID
  Hidalgo
JAL
  Jalisco
CMX
  Mexico City
MEX
  Mexico State
MIC
  Michoacan
MOR
  Morelos
NAY
  Nayarit
NLE
  Nuevo Leon
OAX
  Oaxaca
PUE
  Puebla
QUE
  Queretaro
ROO
  Quintana Roo
SLP
  San Luis Potosi
SIN
  Sinaloa
SON
  Sonora
TAB
  Tabasco
TAM
  Tamaulipas
TLA
  Tlaxcala
VER
  Veracruz
YUC
  Yucatan
ZAC
  Zacatecas
NI- Nicaragua
NCG
  Nicaragua
AN
  Costa Caribe Norte
AS
  Costa Caribe Sur
KN- St. Kitts & Nevis
K
  St. Kitts
N
  Nevis
VC- St. Vincent & The Grenadines
VCT
  St. Vincent
BQU
  Bequia
CAN
  Canuoan
MAY
  Mayreau
MQS   Mustique
UNI   Union Island
YOU   Young Island
TT- Trinidad & Tobago
TRD
  Trinidad
TOB
  Tobago
XU- United Nations
N
  in New York
US-
USA
AL
  Alabama
AZ
  Arizona
AR
  Arkansas
CA
  California
CO
  Colorado
CT
  Connecticut
DC
  DC 1
DE
  Delaware
FL
  Florida
GA
  Georgia
ID
  Idaho
IL
  Illinois
IN
  Indiana
IA
  Iowa
KS
  Kansas
KY
  Kentucky
LA
  Louisiana
ME
  Maine
MD
  Maryland
MA
  Massachusetts
MI
  Michigan
MN
  Minnesota
MS
  Mississippi
MO
  Missouri
MT
  Montana
NE
  Nebraska
NV
  Nevada
NH
  New Hampshire
NJ
  New Jersey
NM
  New Mexico
NY
  New York
NC
  North Carolina
ND
  North Dakota
OH
  Ohio
OK
  Oklahoma
OR
  Oregon
PA
  Pennsylvania
RI
  Rhode Island
SC
  South Carolina
SD
  South Dakota
TN
  Tennessee
TX
  Texas
UT
  Utah
VT
  Vermont
VA
  Virginia
WA
  Washington
WV
  West Virginia
WI
  Wisconsin
WY
  Wyoming


 1 Columbia District.

 
EU
EUROPE

Austria
AT1
  Burgenland
AT2
  Carinthia
AT3
  Lower Austria
AT5
  Salzburg
AT6
  Styria
AT7
  Tyrol
AT4
  Upper Austria
AT9
  Vienna
AT8
  Vorarlberg
AZ- Azerbaijan
AZE
  Azerbaijan
NX
  Nakhichevan
XMK   Artsakh
BE- Belgium
BRU
  Brussels
VLG
  Flanders
WAL
  Wallonia
BA- Bosnia & Herzegovina
BIH   Bosnia & Herzegovina
BRC   Brczko
SRP   Sprska
G- Britannia
ENG   England
NIR   Northern Ireland
SCT   Scotland
WLS   Wales
GG-   Guernsey
ACI    Alderney
SRK    Sark
IMN   Isle of Man
JEY   Jersey
F- France
FRA   France
6AE   Alsace
COR   Corsica
GE- Georgia
GEO   Georgia
AJ   Adzharia
XAB   Abkhazia
XSO   South Ossetia
D- Germany
BW   Baden-Wuerttemberg
BY   Bavaria
BE   Berlin
BB   Brandenburg
HB   Bremen
HH   Hamburg
HE   Hesse
NI   Lower Saxony
MV   Mecklenburg-Vor Pomerania
NW
  North Rhine-Westphalia
RP   Rhineland-Palatinate
SL   Saarland
SN   Saxony
ST   Saxony-Anhalt
SH   Schleswig-Holstein
TH   Thuringia
GR- Greece
GRC
  Greece
AOA
  Mount Athos
Italy
ITA
  Italy
I36
  Friuli Venezia Giula
I88
  Sardinia
I82
  Sicily
I32
  Trentino-Alto Adige
I23
  Valle d'Aosta
XOM   Order of Malta
MD- Moldova
MDA
  Moldova
GA
  Gagauz
XSN   TMR 1
1RU- Russia 2 
AD
  Adygea
ARK
  Archangel
AST
  Astrakhan
BA
  Bashkortostan
BEL
  Belgorod
BRY
  Bryansk
CE
  Chechenya
CU
  Chuvashia
X43
  Crimea
DA
  Dagestan
IN
  Ingushetia
IVA  Ivanovo
KB
  Kabardino-Balkaria
KGD
  Kaliningrad
KL
  Kalmykia
KLU
  Kaluga
KC
  Karachay-Cherkessia
KR
  Karelia
KO
  Komi
KOS
  Kostroma
KDA
  Krasnodar
KRS
  Kursk 
LEN
  Leningrad
LIP
  Lipetsk
ME
  Mari El
MO
  Mordvinia
MOW
  Moscow City
MOS
  Moscow Oblast
MUR
  Murmansk
NEN
  Nenets
NIZ
  Nizhniy Novgorod
SE
  North Ossetia
NGR
  Novgorod
ORL
  Orel
ORE
  Orenburg
PNZ
  Penza
PER
  Perm
PSK
  Pskov
ROS
  Rostov
RYA
  Ryazan
SPE
  St. Petersburg
SAM
  Samara
SAR
  Saratov
X40
  Sebastopol
SMO
  Smolensk
STA
  Stravropol
TAM
  Tambov
TA
  Tatarstan
TUL
  Tula
TVE
  Tver
UD
  Udmurtia
ULY
  Ulyanovsk
VLA
  Vladimir
VGG
  Volgograd
VLG
  Vologda
VOR
  Voronezh
KIR
  Vyatka
YAR
  Yaroslavl
RS- Serbia
SRB
  Serbia
VO
  Vojvodina
XKM   Kosovo
E- Spain
AN
  Andalusia
AR
  Aragon
AS
  Asturias
IB
  Balearic Islands
PV
  Basque Country
CB
  Cantabria
CL
  Castilla & Leon
CM
  Castilla-La Mancha
CT  Catalonia 
CE  Ceuta
EX  Extremadura
GA  Galicia
MD
  Madrid 
ML  Melilla
MC
  Murcia
NC
  Navarre
RI
  La Rioja
VC
  Valencia
CH-Switzerland
AG
  Aargau
AR
  Appenzell Ausser Rhoden
AI  Appenzell Inner Rhoden
BS
  Basle City
BL
  Basle Country
BE
  Berne
FR
  Fribourg
GE
  Geneva
GL
  Glarus
GR
  Grisons
JU
  Jura
LU  Lucerne
NE
  Neuchastel
NW
  Nidwalden
OW
  Obwalden
SG
  St. Gall
SH
  Schaffhausen
SZ
  Schwyz
SO
  Solothurn
TG
  Thurgau
TI
  Ticino
UR
  Uri
VS
  Valais
VD
  Vaud
ZG
  Zug
ZH
  Zurich
XU- United Nations
G
  in Geneva
V
  in Vienna


 1 Transnistria.
 2 excl. Siberia, Far East & Ural. (see under Asia)


AS
ASIA
CN- China
CHN
  China
GX
  Guangxi
NM
  Inner Mongolia
NX
  Ningxia Hui
XZ
  Tibet
XJ
  Xinjiang Uygur
AE- Emirati Arabia
AZ
  Abu Dhabi
AJ
  Ajman
DU
  Dubai
FU
  Fujairah
RK
  Ras al-Khaimah
SH
  Sharjah
UQ   Umm al Qaiwain
IN- India
AN   Andaman & Nicobar Islands
AP   Andhra
AR
  Arunachal
AS
  Assam
BR
  Bihar
CH
  Chandigarh
CT
  Chhattisgarh
DH
  Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
DL
  Delhi
GA
  Goa
GJ
  Gujarat
HR
  Haryana
HP
  Himachal
JK
  Jammu & Kashmir
JH
  Jharkland
KA
  Karnataka
KL
  Kerala
LA
  Ladakh
LD
  Lakshadweep
MP
  Madhya Pradesh
MH
  Maharashtra
MN
  Manipur
ML
  Meghalaya
MZ
  Mizoram
NL
  Nagaland
OR
  Odisha
PY
  Puducherry
PB
  Indian Punjab
RJ
  Rajasthan
SK
  Sikkim
TN
  Tamil Nadu
TG
  Telangana
TR
  Tripura
UT
  Uttarakhand
UP
  Uttar Pradesh
WB
  West Bengal
ID- Indonesia
INS
  Indonesia
YO
  Yogyakarta
IQ- Iraq
IRQ
  Iraq
KR
  Kurdistan
Korea
KOR
  Korea
KR49
  Cheju
MY- Malaysia
W
  Kuala Lumpur
MY16
  Putrajaya
J
  Johor
K
  Kedah
D
  Kelantan
M
  Melaka
N
  Negeri Sembilan
C
  Pahang
P
  Penang
A
  Perak
R
  Perlis
B
  Selangor
T
  Trengganu

  Sabah & Labuan
BRN
   Sabah
L
   Labuan
SRW   Sarawak
NP- Nepal  
P3
  Bagmati
P4
  Gandaki
P5
  Lumbini
P6
  Karnali
P2
  Madesh
P1
  Province #1
P7
  Sudur Pashchim
PK-Pakistan 
JK  Azad Jammu & Kashmir
BA  Baluchistan
GB  Gilgit-Baltistan
IS  Islamabad
KP  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
PB  Punjab
SD  Sind
Pilipinas
PHL
  Pilipinas
PH14   Muslim Mindinao
RU- Russia Siberia, Far East & Ural
AL
  Altai
ALT
  Altai Territory
AMU
  Amur
BU
  Buryatia
CHE
  Chelyabinsk
CHU
  Chukot
IRK
  Irkutsk
YEV
  Jewish Oblast
KAM
  Kamchatka
KEM
  Kemerovo
KHA
  Khabarovsk
KK
  Khakassia
KHM
  Khanty-Mansiysk
KYA
  Krasnoyarsk
KGN
  Kurgan
MAG
  Magadan
NVS
  Novosibirsk
PRI
  Primorye
SAK
  Sakhalin
SVE
  Sverdlovsk
TOM
  Tomsk
TY
  Tuva
TYU
  Tyumen
SA
  Yakutia
YAN
  Yamal-Nenets
ZAB
  Zabaykalsky
TJ-Tajikistan
TJK
  Tajikistan
GB
  Gorno-Badakhshan
PK-Uzbekistan
UZB
  Uzbekistan
QR
  Karakalpakstan




SA
SOUTH AMERICA
AR- Argentina
C
  Buenos Aires City
B
  Buenos Aires Province
K
  Catamarca
H
  Chaco
U
  Chubut
X
  Cordoba
W
  Corrientes
E
  Entre Rios
P
  Formosa
Y
  Jujuy
M
  Mendoza
N
  Misiones
Q
  Neuquen
L
  La Pampa
F
  La Rioja
R
  Rio Negro
A
  Salta
J
  San Juan
D
  San Luis
Z
  Santa Cruz
S
  Santa Fe
G
  Santiago del Estero
V
  Tierra del Fuego
T
  Tucuman
B- Brazil
AC
  Acre
AL
  Alagoas
AP
  Amapa
AM
  Amazonas
BA
  Bahia
CE
  Ceara
DF
  Brazilian DF
ES
  Espirito Santo
GO
  Goias
MA
  Maranhano
MT
  Mato Grosso 
MS
  Mato Grosso do Sul
MG
  Minas Gerais
PA
  Para
PB   Paraiba  
PR
  Parana  
PE
  Pernambuco
PI
  Piaui
RJ
  Rio de Janeiro  
RN
  Rio Grande do Norte  
RS
  Rio Grande do Sul
RO
  Rondonnia  
RR
  Roraima
SP
  Sano Paulo  
SC
  Santa Catarina
SE
  Sergipe  
TO
  Tocantins 
VE- Venezuela
VEN
  Venezuela 
W
  Venezuelan Federal Dependencies


AA
ANTARCTICA
  nil


AF
AFRICA
KM- Comoros
A
  Anjouan
G
  Grand Comore
M
  Moheli
ET- Ethiopia
AA
  Addis Ababa
AF
  Afar
AM
  Amara
BE
  Benhangul-Gumaz
DD
  Diredawa
GA
  Gambela
HA
  Harari
OR
  Oromia
SI
  Sidama
SO
  Ethiopian Somalia
SN
  South Nations
SW
  South-West Ethiopia
TI
  Tigray
MU- Mauritius
MAU
  Mauritius
AG
  Agalega
CC
  St. Brandon
NG- Nigeria
AB
  Abia
FC
  Abuja
AD
  Adamawa
AK
  Akwa Ibom
AN
  Anambra
BA
  Bauchi
BY
  Bayelsa
BE
  Benue
BO
  Borno
CR
  Cross River
DE
  Delta
EB
  Ebonyi
ED
  Edo
EK
  Ekiti
EN
  Enugu
GO
  Gombe
IM
  Imo
JI
  Jigawa
KD
  Kaduna
KN
  Kano
KT
  Katsina
KE
  Kebbi
KO
  Kogi
KW
  Kwara
LA
  Lagos
NA
  Nasarawa
NI
  Niger State
OG
  Ogun
ON
  Ondo
OS
  Osun
OY
  Oyo
PL
  Plateau
RI
  Rivers
SO
  Sokoto
TA
  Taraba
YO
  Yobe
ZA
  Zamfara
ST- S. Tome & Principe
S
  S. Tome
P
  Principe
ZA- South Africa
EC
  Eastern Cape
FS
  Free State
GP
  Gauteng
KZN
  Kwazulu Natal
LP
  Limpopo
MP
  Mpumalanga
NC
  Northern Cape
NW
  North-West Province
WC
  Western Cape


OC
OCEANIA
AU- Australia
ACT
  ACT
ACIT
  Ashmore & Cartier Islands
CSIT
  Coral Sea Islands
JBT
  Jervis Bay
NSW
  New South Wales
NT
  Northern Territory
QLD
  Queensland
SA
  South Australia
TAS
  Tasmania
VIC
  Victoria
WA
  Western Australia
CK- Cook Islands
CKH
  Cook Islands
AIT
  Aitutaki
PYE
  Penrhyn
FJ- Fiji
FJI
  Fiji
R
  Rotuma
FM- Micronesia
KSA
  Kosrae
PNI
  Pohnpei
TRK
  Truk
YAP
  Yap
NZ- New Zealand
NZL
  New Zealand
CIT
  Chatham Islands
PG- Papua New Guinea
PNG
  Papua New Guinea
NSB
  Bougainville
TO- Tonga
TON
  Tonga
NFO
  Niuafo'ou


 1 excl. Phoenix Islands.




Maintained by William R. Hepburn.
Disclaimer : This list is in not meant to depict de jure or de facto territories.


Additional Sub-Countries included :

1) Forum of Federations : 'Map of Federal Countries', their provinces, states, etc.
2) UPU : Postage-Stamp Issuing Entities
3) ISO 3166-2 : Dependencies, Autonomous Units and Republics
4) United Nations : Headquarters.


Sub-countries are listed under their associated ITU country.

There is no attempt to list defunct sub-countries here, as they are too numerous. Sub-countries will be added and deleted as their status changes. Using a current list gives all DXers (rookie and veteran) a chance to DX the same # of sub-countries, look forward to DXing new sub-countries, or lament the loss of a deleted sub-country.

Sub-country names derived from English name translations, generally matching those found in the Oxford Dictionary of the World.
Sub-country names do not include government type except in the case of duplicate sub-country names.

Sub-country codes are generally chosen in the order shown above from 1) to 7) of the main Country List, see here, but there are exceptions.
Number-only codes are prefixed by a country code.
In some cases there are no known official codes and thus unofficial codes were designated by DXIC.

Usage : Usage of codes depends on your preference. Sub-country codes can be used alone or in conjunction with a country prefix. Example : Quebec can coded as QC or CA-QC.


 Record of Changes
2023-04-08 
 Major revamp.
2023-02-19 
 Initial publication.


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William R. Hepburn