Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man ISO 3166-1 Codes
mark.davis at icu-project.org
Fri Mar 24 16:19:09 CET 2006
I know that. The problem is that the UN lists 830 *not* as a region, but
as a country or area (whereby 'area' they appear to mean territory, so
they can get around the contested country issues).
Debbie Garside wrote:
> FYI These are the codes as requested:
> Guernsey GG GGY
> Jersey JE JEY
> Isle of Man IM IMN
> The Channel Islands comprise the Bailiwick of Jersey (population 87,200)
> and the Bailiwick of Guernsey (population 62,700), itself comprising the
> three separate jurisdictions of Guernsey (with the adjacent inhabited islets
> of Herm and Jethou), Alderney and Sark.
> The Channel Islands are an aggregated geographical grouping rather than a
> political entity and did not form part of the original request to ISO.
> Debbie Garside
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
>> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell
>> Sent: 24 March 2006 06:33
>> To: ietf-languages at iana.org
>> Subject: Re: Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man ISO 3166-1 Codes
>> Mark Davis <mark dot davis at icu dash project dot org> wrote:
>>> On http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm, I see 4
>>> missing codes, not three.
>>> 830 Channel Islands
>>> 831 Guernsey
>>> 833 Isle of Man
>>> 832 Jersey
>>> That is, they still haven't changed 830 into a regional code. Any word
>>> on that? Also, what will the alpha-3 codes for these be?
>> If I remember correctly, and I may not, 830 was assigned in UN M.49
>> before the others were. 831, 832, and 833 have always matched the
>> Exceptionally Reserved ISO 3166-1 code elements GG, JE, and IM
>> respectively, but there has never been an ISO 3166 equivalent for 830.
>> To my mind, it would make the most sense for UNSD to treat 830 as a
>> (very small) geographical sub-region code element, comprising 831 and
>> 832, much the same way that 053 comprises Australia and New Zealand.
>> Mark is correct that they have chosen not to do this, at least for now,
>> and I for one have no way of knowing whether they plan to keep it that
>> Only ISO 3166/MA can say what the alpha-3 codes corresponding to GG, JE,
>> and IM will be... although a little bird may have whispered them in
>> Debbie's ear.
>> Doug Ewell
>> Fullerton, California, USA
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