Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes

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Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes (HASC) are codes to represent names of country subdivisions, such as states, province, regions.

They are described in the book Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 Through 1998, written by Gwillim Law.[1]

The codes are alphabetic and have constant length for the first level subdivisions. Examples:

DE - Germany
DE.NW - North Rhine-Westphalia
DE.NW.CE - Kreis Coesfeld

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  1. ^ Gwillim Law. Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 Through 1998. ISBN 0-7864-0729-8. 

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