This is an exceptionally reserved code, included as part of ISO 3166-1 on the request of ISO 6166 for the purpose of being used in the International Securities Identification Number system, and is not endorsed for general use by the ISO outside of that purpose.
Phonetic rendering from the letter names.
Not used in other English-speaking countries, such as Australia, the UK and Ireland, where the letter z is pronounced "zed", not "zee". In Canada, while the letter 'Z' is usually pronounced "zed", this form of 'easy' is still found, with the 'Z' in 'EZ' pronounced as 'zee' as in the US.
EZ (plural EZs)
- Initialism of : a geographic area in which some sanctioning authority prohibits specific activities. See also Restricted Area.