List of postal codes

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This list shows an overview of postal code notation schemes for all countries that have postal or ZIP code systems.

List of postal codes[edit source | edit]

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CountryIntroducedISOFormatNote
Afghanistan2011AFNNNNThe first two digits (ranging from 10–43) correspond to the province, while the last two digits correspond either to the city/delivery zone (range 01–50) or to the district/delivery zone (range 51–99). Afghanistan Postal code lookup
Åland IslandsAXNNNNNWith Finland, first two numbers are 22.
Albania2006ALNNNNIntroduced in 2006, gradually implemented throughout 2007.
AlgeriaDZNNNNNFirst two as in ISO 3166-2:DZ
American Samoa1963-07-01ASNNNNN (optionally NNNNN-NNNN or NNNNN-NNNNNN)U.S. ZIP codes (range 96799)
Andorra2004ADCCNNNEach parish now has its own post code.
AngolaAO- no codes -
Anguilla2007AIAI-2640Single code used for all addresses.
Antigua and BarbudaAG- no codes -
Argentina1974, modified 1999AR1974-1998 NNNN; From 1999 ANNNNAAACodigo Postal Argentino (CPA), where the first A is the province code as in ISO 3166-2:AR, the four numbers are the old postal codes, the three last letters indicate a side of the block. Previously NNNN which remains the minimum requirement as of 2006.
Armenia2006-04-01AMNNNNPreviously used NNNNNN system inherited from former Soviet Union.
ArubaAW- no codes -
Ascension islandACAAAANAA one code: ASCN 1ZZSingle code used for all addresses. Part of UK system.
Australia1967AUNNNNIn general, the first digit identifies the state or territory.
Austria1966ATNNNNThe first digit denotes regions, which are partly identical to one of the nine provinces—called Bundesländer; the last the nearest post office in the area.
AzerbaijanAZCCNNNNPreviously used NNNNNN system inherited from former Soviet Union.
BahamasBS- no codes -
BahrainBHNNN or NNNNValid post code numbers are 101 to 1216 with gaps in the range. Known as block number (Arabic: رقم المجمع‎) formally. The first digit in NNN format and the first two digits in NNNN format refer to one of the 12 municipalities of the country. PO Box address doesn't need a block number or city name, just the PO Box number followed by the name of the country, Bahrain.
Bangladesh1971BDNNNN
BarbadosBBCCNNNNNOnly one postal code currently assigned. 11000 applies to the General Post Office building in Cheapside, Bridgetown, to enable delivery to Barbados by global package delivery companies whose software requires a postal code.
BelarusBYNNNNNNRetained system inherited from former Soviet Union.
BelgiumBENNNNIn general, the first digit gives the province.
BelizeBZ- no codes -
BeninBJ- no codes -
BermudaBMAA NN or AA AAAA NN for street addresses, AA AA for P.O. Box addresses. The second half of the postcode identifies the street delivery walk (e.g.: Hamilton HM 12) or the PO Box number range (e.g.: Hamilton HM BX).
Bhutan2010BTNNN
BoliviaBONNNN
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBQ- no codes -
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBANNNNN
BotswanaBW- no codes -
Brazil1971BRNNNNN-NNN (NNNNN from 1971 to 1992)Código de Endereçamento Postal (CEP): -000 to -899 are used for streets, roads, avenues, boulevards; -900 to -959 are used for buildings with a high postal use; -960 to -969 are for promotional use; -970 to -989 are post offices and regular P.O. boxes; and -990 to -998 are used for community P.O. boxes. -999 is used for special services.
British Antarctic TerritoryBIQQ 1ZZSingle code used for all addresses.
British Indian Ocean TerritoryIOAAAANAA one code: BBND 1ZZUK territory, but not UK postcode.
British Virgin IslandsVGCCNNNN
BruneiBNAANNNN
Bulgaria1975BGNNNN
Burkina FasoBF- no codes -
BurundiBI- no codes -
CambodiaKHNNNNN
CameroonCM- no codes -
Canada1971–1975CAANA NANThe system was gradually introduced starting in April 1971 in Ottawa. The letters D, F, I, O, Q, and U are not used to avoid confusion with other letters or numbers.
Cape VerdeCVNNNNThe first digit indicates the island.
Cayman IslandsKYCCN-NNNN
Central African RepublicCF- no codes -
ChadTDNNNNN
ChileCLNNNNNNN (NNN-NNNN)May only be required for bulk mail.
ChinaCNNNNNNNA postal code or youbian (邮编) in a subordinate division will have the same first two digits as its governing one (see Political divisions of China. The postal services in Macau or Hong Kong Special Administrative Regions remain separate from Mainland China, with no post code system currently used.
Christmas IslandCXNNNNPart of the Australian postal code system.
Cocos (Keeling) IslandCCNNNNPart of the Australian postal code system.
ColombiaCONNNNNNFirst NN = 32 departments[1] Códigos Postales | 4-72
ComorosKM- no codes -
Congo (Brazzaville)CG- no codes -
Congo, Democratic RepublicCD- no codes -
Cook IslandsCK- no codes -
Costa Rica2007-03CRNNNNN (NNNN until 2007)First codes the provinces, next two the canton, last two the district.
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)CI- no codes -
CroatiaHRNNNNN
CubaCUNNNNNMay only be required for bulk mail. The letters CP are frequently used before the postal code. This is not a country code, but an abbreviation for "codigo postal" or postal code.
CuraçaoCW- no codes -
Cyprus1994-10-01CYNNNNPost code system covers whole island, but not used in Northern Cyprus where 'Mersin 10, Turkey' is used instead.
Czech Republic1973CZNNNNN (NNN NN)With Slovak Republic, Poštovní směrovací číslo (PSČ) - postal routing number.
Denmark1967-09-20DKNNNNNumbering follows the dispatch of postal trains from Copenhagen.[2] Also used by Greenland, e.g.: DK-3900 Nuuk.
DjiboutiDJ- no codes -
DominicaDM- no codes -
Dominican RepublicDONNNNN
East TimorTL- no codes -No postal code system in use since Indonesian withdrawal in 1999.
Ecuador2007-12ECCCNNNNNN
El SalvadorSV01101Used for all inbound mail to El Salvador. The postal office then distributes the mail internally depending on their destination.
EgyptEGNNNNN
Equatorial GuineaGQ- no codes -
EritreaER- no codes -
EstoniaEENNNNN
EthiopiaETNNNNThe code is only used on a trial basis for Addis Ababa addresses.
Falkland IslandsFKAAAANAA one code: FIQQ 1ZZUK territory, but not UK postcode
Faroe IslandsFONNNSelf-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, but not Danish postcode.
FijiFJ- no codes -
Finland1971FINNNNNA lower first digit indicates a place in south (for example 00100 Helsinki), a higher indicates a place further to north (99800 in Ivalo). The last digit is usually 0, except for postal codes for PO Box number ranges, in which case it is 1. Country code for Finland: "FI". In the Åland Islands, the postal code is prefixed with "AX", not "FI". Some postal codes for rural settlements may end with 5, and there are some unique postal codes for large companies and institutions, e.g. 00014 HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO (university), 00102 EDUSKUNTA (parliament), 00020 NORDEA (a major Scandinavian bank).
France1972FRNNNNNThe first two digits give the département number, while in Paris, Lyon and Marseille, the last two digits of the postal code indicates the arrondissement. Also used by French overseas departments and territories, except by French Southern and Antarctic Territories and Clipperton Island. Monaco is also part of the French postal code system, but the country code MC- is used for Monegasque addresses.
French GuianaGFNNNNNOverseas Department of France. French codes used. Range 97300 - 97390.
French PolynesiaPFNNNNNOverseas Department of France. French codes used. Range 98700 - 98790.
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesTF- no codes -French codes in the 98400 range have been reserved.
GabonGANN [city name] NNTwo digit postal zone goes after city name.
GambiaGM- no codes -
GeorgiaGENNNN
Germany1941-07-25DENNPostleitzahl (PLZ)
Germany1962DENNNNPostleitzahl (PLZ)
Germany1993DENNNNNPostleitzahl (PLZ), introduced after the German reunification. Between 1989 and 1993 the old separate 4-digit postal codes of former West- and East-Germany were distinguished by preceding "W-" or "O-" ('Ost' for East).
GhanaGH- no codes -[citation needed]
GibraltarGIGX11 1AASingle code used for all addresses.
Greece1983GRNNN NN
GreenlandGLNNNNPart of the Danish postal code system.
GrenadaGD- no codes -
GuadeloupeGPNNNNNOverseas Department of France. French codes used. Range 97100 - 97190.
Guam1963-07-01GUNNNNNU.S. ZIP codes. Range 96910 - 96932.
GuatemalaGTNNNNNThe first two numbers identify the department, the third number the route and the last two the office.
Guernsey1993GGAAN NAA, AANN NAAUK-format postcode (first two letters are always GY not GG)
GuineaGN- no codes -
Guinea BissauGWNNNN
GuyanaGY- no codes -
HaitiHTNNNN
Heard and McDonald IslandsHMNNNNPart of the Australian postcode system.
HondurasHNNNNNN
Hong KongHK- no codes -[1] The dummy postal code of Hong Kong is 999077 but it is unnecessary in fact
Hungary1973HUNNNNThe code defines an area, usually one code per settlement except the six largest towns. One code can identify more (usually) small settlements as well.
IcelandISNNN
India1972-08-15INNNNNNN,

NNN NNN

Postal Index Number (PIN)
IndonesiaIDNNNNNKode Pos. Included East Timor (ranges 88xxx and 89xxx) until 1999, no longer used. For Indonesia postal code information visit [2]
IranIRNNNNN-NNNNNکد پستی
Iraq2004IQNNNNN
IrelandIE- no codes -Currently no postal codes; however, Dublin is divided into postal districts on syntax Dublin 9. A national post code system is planned. See also Republic of Ireland postal addresses.
Isle of Man1993IMCCN NAA, CCNN NAAUK-format postcode. The first two letters are always IM.
IsraelILNNNNNNNPostcode is always written BEFORE the city/place name, i.e. to the Right in Hebrew or Arabic script - to the Left in Latin script.
Italy1967ITNNNNNCodice di Avviamento Postale (CAP). Also used by San Marino and Vatican City. First two digits identify province with some exceptions, because there are more than 100 provinces.
JamaicaJMCCAAANNThe first two letters are always 'JM' (for Jamaica) while the third is for one of the four zones (A-D) into which the island is divided. The last two letters are for the parish, while the two digits are for the local post office.[3] This has since been suspended, and Jamaica currently has no post code system. However, Kingston and Lower St. Andrew are divided into postal districts numbered 1-20[4]
Japan1968JPNNNNNNN (NNN-NNNN)See also Japanese addressing system.
Jersey1994JECCN NAAUK-format postcode.
JordanJONNNNNDeliveries to PO Boxes only.
KazakhstanKZNNNNNNReference:[5]
KenyaKENNNNNDeliveries to PO Boxes only. The postal code refers to the post office at which the receiver's P. O. Box is located.
KiribatiKI- no codes -
Korea, NorthKP- no codes -
Korea, SouthKRNNNNNN (NNN-NNN)
KosovoXKNNNNNA separate postal code for Kosovo was introduced by the UNMIK postal administration in 2004. Serbian postcodes are still widely used in the Serbian enclaves. No country code has been assigned.
KuwaitKW- no codes -
KyrgyzstanKGNNNNNN
LatviaLVCC-NNNN
LaosLANNNNN
LebanonLBNNNN NNNNThe first four digits represent the region or postal zone,the last four digits represent the building see also Lebanon Postal code website.
LesothoLSNNN
LiberiaLRNNNNTwo digit postal zone after city name.
LibyaLYNNNNN
Liechtenstein1964LINNNNWith Switzerland, ordered from west to east. Range 9485 - 9498.
LithuaniaLTNNNNNReferences: http://www.post.lt/en/help/postal-code-search. Previously 9999 which was actually the old Soviet 999999 format code with the first 2 digits dropped.
LuxembourgLUNNNNReferences: http://www.upu.int/post_code/en/countries/LUX.pdf
MacauMO- no codes -[3]
MacedoniaMKNNNN
MadagascarMGNNN
MalawiMW- no codes -
MaldivesMVNNNN, NNNNN
MalaysiaMYNNNNN
MaliML- no codes -
MaltaMTAAANNNN (AAA NNNN)Kodiċi Postali
Marshall Islands1963-07-01MHNNNNNU.S. ZIP codes. Range 96960 - 96970.
MauritaniaMR- no codes -
MauritiusMU- no codes -
MartiniqueMQNNNNNOverseas Department of France. French codes used. Range 97200 - 97290.
MayotteYTNNNNNOverseas Department of France. French codes used. Range 97600 - 97690.
MicronesiaFMNNNNN or NNNNN-NNNNUS ZIP Code. Range 96941 - 96944.
MexicoMXNNNNNThe first two digits identify the state (or a part thereof), except for Nos. 00 to 16, which indicate delegaciones (boroughs) of the Federal District (Mexico City).
Micronesia1963-07-01FMNNNNNU.S. ZIP codes. Range 96941 - 96944.
MoldovaMDCCNNNN (CC-NNNN)
Monaco1972MC980NNUses the French Postal System, but with an "MC" Prefix for Monaco.
MongoliaMNNNNNNFirst digit: region / zone

Second digit: province / district
Last three digits: locality / delivery block[6]

MontenegroMENNNNN
MontserratMS- no codes -
Morocco1997-01-01MANNNNN
MozambiqueMZNNNN
MyanmarMMNNNNN
NamibiaNANNNNNPostal Code ranges from 9000-9299 (NOTE: mainly 9000 is used)
NauruNR- no codes -
NepalNPNNNNN
Netherlands1977NLNNNN AAPostcode
New CaledoniaNCNNNNNOverseas Department of France. French codes used. Range 98800 - 98890.
New Zealand2008-06NZNNNNPostcodes were originally intended for bulk mailing and were not needed for addressing individual items. However, new post codes for general use were phased in from June 2006 and came into force by July 2008.
NicaraguaNINNN-NNN-N
NigerNENNNN
NigeriaNGNNNNNN
NiueNU- no codes -
Norfolk IslandNFNNNNPart of the Australian postal code system.
Northern Mariana Islands1963-07-01MPNNNNNU.S. ZIP codes. Range 96950 - 96952.
Norway1968-03-18NONNNNFrom south to north
OmanOMNNNDeliveries to P.O. Boxes only.
PakistanPKNNNNNPakistan postal codes list
Palau1963-07-01PWNNNNNU.S. ZIP codes. All locations 96940.
PanamaPANNNNNN
Papua New GuineaPGNNN
ParaguayPYNNNN
PeruPENNNNN
PhilippinesPHNNNN
Pitcairn IslandsPNAAAANAA one code: PCRN 1ZZUK territory, but not UK postcode
Poland1973PLNNNNN (NN-NNN)
Portugal1976PTNNNN
Portugal1994PTNNNN-NNN (NNNN NNN)
Puerto Rico1963-07-01PRNNNNNU.S. ZIP codes. ZIP codes 006XX for NW PR, 007XX for SE PR, in which XX designates the town or post office and 009XX for the San Juan Metropolitan Area, in which XX designates the area or borough of San Juan. The last four digits identify an area within the post office. For example 00716-2604: 00716-for the east section of the city of Ponce and 2604 for Aceitillo St. in the neighborhood of Los Caobos. US Post office is changing the PR address format to the American one: 1234 No Name Avenue, San Juan, PR 00901.
QatarQA- no codes -
RéunionRENNNNNOverseas Department of France. French codes used. Range 97400 - 97490.
Romania2003-05-01RONNNNNNPreviously 99999 in Bucharest and 9999 in rest of country.
Russia1971RUNNNNNNPlaced on a line of its own.
Saint BarthélemyBLNNNNNOverseas Department of France. French codes used. Range 97700 - 97790 proposed in March 2008 owing to new status as Overseas Collectivity.
Saint HelenaSHSTHL 1ZZSingle code used for all addresses.
Saint Kitts and NevisKN- no codes -
Saint LuciaLC- no codes -
Saint MartinMFNNNNNOverseas Department of France. French codes used. Range 97800 - 97890 proposed in March 2008 owing to new status as Overseas Collectivity.
Saint Pierre and MiquelonPMNNNNNOverseas Department of France. French codes used. All locations use 97500.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2010VCCCNNNN
San MarinoSMNNNNNWith Italy, uses a five-digit numeric CAP of Emilia Romagna
Sao Tome and PrincipeST- no codes -
Saudi ArabiaSANNNNNDeliveries to PO Boxes only
SenegalSNNNNNNThe letters CP or C.P. are often written in front of the postcode. This is not a country code, but simply an abbreviation for "code postal".
Serbia2005-01-01RSNNNNNPoštanski adresni kod (PAK)
SerbiaRSNNNNN
SeychellesSC- no codes -
Sint MaartenSX- no codes -
Sierra LeoneSL- no codes -
Singapore1950SGNN
Singapore1979SGNNNN
Singapore1995SGNNNNNNEach building has its own unique postcode.
Slovakia1973SKNNNNN (NNN NN)with Czech Republic from west to east, Poštové smerovacie číslo (PSČ) - postal routing number.
SloveniaSINNNN (CC-NNNN)
Solomon IslandsSB- no codes -
SomaliaSO- no codes -A 5 digit code has been publicized, but never taken into use.
South Africa1975ZANNNNPostal codes are allocated to individual Post Office branches, some have two codes to differentiate between P.O. Boxes and street delivery addresses. Included Namibia (ranges 9000-9299) until 1992, no longer used.
South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsGSSIQQ 1ZZOne code for all addresses.
South KoreaKRNNNNNN (NNN-NNN)
Spain1976ESNNNNNFirst two indicate the province, range 01-52
Sri LankaLKNNNNNReference: http://mohanjith.net/ZIPLook/ Incorporates Colombo postal districts, e.g.: Colombo 1 is "00100". You can search for specific postal codes here.
SudanSDNNNNN
SurinameSR- no codes -
SwazilandSZANNNThe letter identifies one of the country's four districts.
Sweden1968-05-12SENNNNN (NNN NN)
Switzerland1964CHNNNNWith Liechtenstein, ordered from west to east. In Geneva and other big cities, like Basel, Bern, Zurich, there may be one or two digits after the name of the city when the generic City code (1211) is used instead of the area-specific code (1201, 1202...), e.g.: 1211 Geneva 13. The digit identifies the post office. This addressing is generally used for P.O. box deliveries.
SyriaSY- no codes -A 4-digit system has been announced. Status unknown.
Taiwan1970-03-20TWNNNNNThe first three digits of the postal code are required; the last two digits are optional. Codes are known as youdi quhao (郵遞區號), and are also assigned to Senkaku Islands (Diaoyutai), though Japanese-administered, the Pratas Islands and the Spratly Islands. See List of postal codes in Taiwan.
TajikistanTJNNNNNNRetained system from former Soviet Union.
TanzaniaTZ- no codes -
Thailand1982-02-25THNNNNNThe first two specify the province, numbers as in ISO 3166-2:TH, the third and fourth digits specify a district (amphoe)
TogoTG- no codes -
TokelauTK- no codes -
TongaTO- no codes -
Trinidad and Tobago2012 (planned)TTNNNNNNFirst two digits specify a postal district (one of 72), next two digits a carrier route, last two digits a building or zone along that route
Tristan da CunhaSHTDCU 1ZZSingle code used for all addresses.
TunisiaTNNNNN
TurkeyTRNNNNNFirst two digits are the city numbers.[7]
TurkmenistanTMNNNNNNRetained system from former Soviet Union.
Turks and Caicos IslandsTCTKCA 1ZZSingle code used for all addresses.
TuvaluTV- no codes -
UgandaUG- no codes -
UkraineUANNNNN
United Arab EmiratesAE- no codes -
United Kingdom1959–1974GBA(A)N(A/N)NAA (A[A]N[A/N] NAA)Known as the postcode. The first letter(s) indicate the postal area, such as the town or part of London. Placed on a separate line below the city (or county, if used). The UK postcode is made up of two parts separated by a space. These are known as the outward postcode and the inward postcode. The outward postcode is always one of the following formats: AN, ANN, AAN, AANN, ANA, AANA, AAA. The inward postcode is always formatted as NAA. A valid inward postcode never contains the letters: C, I, K, M, O or V.
United States1963-07-01USNNNNN (optionally NNNNN-NNNN or NNNNN-NNNNNN)Known as the ZIP Code with five digits 99999* or the ZIP+4 Code with nine digits 99999-9999* (while the minimum requirement is the first five digits, the U.S. Postal Service encourages everyone to use all nine). Also used by the former US Pacific Territories: Federated States of Micronesia; Palau; and the Marshall Islands, as well as in current US territories American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
UruguayUYNNNNN
U.S. Virgin Islands1963-07-01VINNNNNU.S. ZIP codes. Range 00801 - 00851.
Uzbekistan2005UZNNN NNNПочтовые индексы
VanuatuVU- no codes -
VaticanVA00120Single code used for all addresses. Part of the Italian postal code system.
VenezuelaVENNNN or NNNN A
VietnamVNNNNNNNFirst two indicate a province
Wallis and FutunaWFNNNNNOverseas Department of France. French codes used. Range 98600 - 98690.
YemenYE- no codes -
ZambiaZMNNNNN
ZimbabweZW- no codes (but a system is being planned) -

On the use of country codes[edit source | edit]

The use of country codes in conjunction with postal codes started as a recommendation from CEPT (European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations) in the 1960s. In the original CEPT-recommendation the distinguishing signs of motor vehicles in international traffic ("car codes") were placed before the postal code, and separated from it by a "-" (dash). Codes were only used on international mail and were hardly ever used internally in each country.

Since the late 1980s, however, a number of postal administrations have changed the recommended codes to the two-letter country codes of ISO 3166. This would allow a universal, standardized code set to be used, and bring it in line with country codes used elsewhere in the UPU (Universal Postal Union). Attempts were also made (without success) to make this part of the official address guidelines of the UPU. Recently introduced postal code systems where the UPU has been involved have included the ISO 3166 country code as an integral part of the postal code.

At present there are no universal guidelines as to which code set to use, and recommendations vary from country to country. In some cases, the applied country code will differ according to recommendations of the sender's postal administration. UPU recommends that the country name always be included as the last line of the address.

In the list above, the following principles have been applied:

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