New UN M.49 code element for South Sudan

Doug Ewell doug at
Sat Jul 16 20:31:29 CEST 2011

According to the UN M.49 site (, the U.N. Statistics Division has added new code elements for Sudan (729) and South Sudan (728), and has retired the existing code element 736 for Sudan, as it applied to a different area.

This is a step toward South Sudan being assigned new alpha-2 and alpha-3 code elements in ISO 3166-1, which will ultimately result in a new region subtag in the Language Subtag Registry.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | | @DougEwell ­
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