Geopolitical Entities, Names, and Codes (GENC) has country codes for both British
Indian Ocean Territory and Diego Garcia. It has had them since it was first published on 2012-09-01, but I didn't
notice them right away. The codes for Diego Garcia are
DGA. GENC's purpose is to
mimic ISO 3166 as a United States standard, with variations and extensions as needed. I'm at a loss to know why
separate codes are needed for Diego Garcia.
|Short name||BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY|
A British possession, created in 1965 for mutual military use by the United Kingdom and the United States.
Descriptive: British possession in Indian Ocean
British Indian Ocean Territory has no known administrative divisions.
|British Indian Ocean Territory||0||60||23|
According to Stefan Vogel, British Indian Ocean Territory has the postal code
BBND 1ZZ as part of the
U.K. system. In the U.S. system, its postal code is
96595 (for military mail).
Territory includes the atolls of Diego Garcia, Eagle, Egmont, Peros Banhos, and Salomon. These are collectively known as the Chagos Archipelago (formerly, the Oil Islands). Although there is no permanent population, there is a U.S. naval facility on Diego Garcia.
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