Hoppo Ryodo) (PJ) and areas of undesignated sovereignty (UU), which overlaps with some other codes.The UU code was revoked in 2010-04 with the changeover to Geopolitical Entities and Codes.
Since Kosovo declared independence, it has treated Serbia as Serbia proper (RI) plus Kosovo (KV).
The 2004 edition of the CIA World Factbook explains why it has added country listings for Akrotiri and Dhekelia, two British military bases in Cyprus.
GAUL - GAUL is a relatively new initiative from the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), a specialized agency of the U. It aims to codify all the world's statoids and their changes, from about 1990 on.
So far it has developed data for countries, primary, and secondary divisions, including boundary data and entity codes.
Notes: 1 The United Kingdom is covered by several codes: (Wales). They are provided for by Article 20 of the Convention on Road Traffic (Geneva, 1949).
Therein, they are called "distinguishing signs of the place of registration" of vehicles.
The ITU code for Serbia and Montenegro recently changed from . It has assigned separate codes to Bassas da India (BS), Europa Island (EU), Glorioso Islands (GO), Juan de Nova Island (JU), and Tromelin Island (TE), tiny and mostly uninhabited Indian Ocean islands administered with the French Southern Territories; also, Ashmore and Cartier Islands (AT) and Coral Sea Islands (CR), Australian territories; and Clipperton Island (IP), which is administered from French Polynesia.
It splits Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands into two countries (JN and SV).
There's a list of them on this United Nations Economic Commission for Europe page. Neil Parker, John Weeks, and Reg Wilson (of Europlate), in their book "Registration Plates of the World" (ISBN 0-9502735-6-2 paperback, 0-9502735-7-0 hardback), list the codes actually being used on vehicles. Parker) is the primary source of the data given in the table above. Faroe Islands changed from FR to FO in the mid-1990s), the old stickers don't disappear in a flash.
However, some of the codes reported there are not the ones in actual use, because some countries are lax in reporting their codes to the U. In recent years, unauthorized stickers have come on the market to promote various tourist areas. Consequently, even direct observation may not be sufficient to establish the correct Distinguishing Sign for a country.
Instead of Tanzania, there are Tanganyika (EAT) and Zanzibar (EAZ), dating back to before 1964 when the two countries united.