New UN numeric country codes

Doug Ewell dewell at
Sat Aug 11 20:50:13 CEST 2007

As a very low-priority note, the UN Statistics Division has recently 
assigned numeric country codes for "Saint-Barthélemy" (652) and 
"Saint-Martin (French part)" (663).

These entries have a note that the corresponding alpha-3 codes are 
"forthcoming from ISO," implying that we should expect to register new 
region subtags based on the alpha-2 codes in a couple of months.  I wish 
ISO 3166/MA the best of luck in coming up with reasonably mnemonic 
alpha-2 codes; the "S" block is almost completely allocated.

It's best not to ask whether these new region subtags will indicate 
useful linguistic distinctions.  We register them all so we don't have 
to make arbitrary choices.

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14 

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