Saint Barthélemy

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FIPS PUB 10-4 Change Notice 13 was issued on 2008-02-04. It adds the FIPS country code for Saint Barthélemy.

ISO 3166-2 Newsletter Number I-9 was published on 2007-11-28. It simply adds Saint Barthélemy to ISO 3166-2, to stay in synch with ISO 3166-1. No subdivisions are reported.

Country overview: 

ISO codeBL
LanguageFrench (fr)
Time zone-4


In a referendum held on 2003-12-07, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy voted overwhelmingly to become overseas collectivities under Article 74 of the French Constitution. The change took effect on 2007-07-15. Formerly, they had both been communes of Guadeloupe.

Other names of country: 

  1. English: Saint Barth (informal)
  2. French: Saint-Barthélemy m; Saint-Barth (informal)

Origin of name: 

Named by Columbus after his brother, Bartolomeo Colombo

Primary subdivisions: 

Saint Barthélemy has no known administrative divisions.

Saint BarthélemyBL.SB97 79,072218Gustavia
  • Country: This division is the whole of the
    country, treated as a division for compatibility.
  • HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision code.
  • INSEE: Territory codes from French national statistics agency.
  • Population: 2010-01-01 legal population.

Territorial extent: 

Saint Barthélemy collectivity consists of Saint Barthélemy Island.

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