List of world postal code

All nations with postal or ZIP code systems are included in this list, which provides an overview of their postal code notation methods.

A is a letter.

N is the number of things.

? denotes a letter or a number

CC is the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for the United Kingdom.

Continent Country In use since ISO Notes
Asia Afghanistan 2011 AF The 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. UPU: Afghanistan.0
Europe Aland Islands AX With Finland, first two numbers are 22. CC-NNNNN used from abroad.0
Europe Albania 2006 AL Introduced in 2006, gradually implemented throughout 2007.0
Africa Algeria DZ First two as in ISO 3166-2:DZ0
Oceania American Samoa 23193 AS U.S. ZIP codes (range 96799)0
Europe Andorra 2004 AD Each parish now has its own post code.0
Africa Angola AO 0
North America Anguilla 2007 AI Single code used for all addresses.0
North America Antigua and Barbuda AG 0
South America Argentina 1974, modified 1999 AR 1974-1998 NNNN, and from 1999 ANNNNAAA. Codigo 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 is the minimum requirement as of 2006, but ANNNNAAA is not mandatory.0
Europe Armenia 38808 AM Previously used NNNNNN system inherited from former Soviet Union.0
North America Aruba AW 0
Oceania Australia 1967 AU In general, the first digit identifies the state or territory.0
Europe Austria 1966 AT The 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.0
Europe Azerbaijan AZ Previously used NNNNNN system inherited from former Soviet Union.0
North America Bahamas BS 0
Asia Bahrain BH Valid 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.0
Asia Bangladesh 1971 BD 0
North America Barbados BB 5 digit postal code preceded by BB0
Europe Belarus BY Retained system inherited from former Soviet Union.0
Europe Belgium BE In general, the first digit gives the province.0
North America Belize BZ 0
Africa Benin BJ 0
North America Bermuda BM AA 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). See Postal codes in Bermuda.0
Asia Bhutan 2010 BT Written Behind the village name. Digits: postal region (Dzongdey), district (Dzongkhag), sub district (Dungkhag), delivery area (two digits). UPU: Bhutan.0
South America Bolivia BO 0
North America Bonaire BQ 0
Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina BA 0
Africa Botswana BW 0
South America Brazil 1971 BR NNNNN only 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.0
Asia British Indian Ocean Territory IO One code for all addresses (AAAA NAA). UK territory, but not UK postcode.0
North America British Virgin Islands VG Specifically, VG1110 through VG11600
Asia Brunei BN 0
Europe Bulgaria 1975 BG 0
Africa Burkina Faso BF 0
Africa Burundi BI 0
Asia Cambodia Update 2017 KH Cambodia Post [EMS]0
Africa Cameroon CM 0
North America Canada 1971–1975 CA The 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.0
Africa Cape Verde CV The first digit indicates the island.0
North America Cayman Islands KY 0
Africa Central African Republic CF 0
Africa Chad TD 0
South America Chile CL May only be required for bulk mail.0
Asia China CN A 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.0
Asia Christmas Island CX Part of the Australian postal code system.0
Asia Cocos Island CC Part of the Australian postal code system.0
South America Colombia CO First NN = 32 departments Códigos Postales0
Africa Comoros KM 0
Asia Congo (Brazzaville) CG 0
Asia Congo, Democratic Republic CD 0
Oceania Cook Islands CK 0
North America Costa Rica 2007-03 CR Was NNNN until 2007. First codes the provinces, next two the canton, last two the district.0
Africa Ivory Coast CI 0
Europe Croatia HR 0
North America Cuba CU May 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.0
North America Curacao CW 0
Europe Cyprus 34608 CY The postal code system covers the whole island, but is not used on mail to Northern Cyprus. Northern Cyprus uses a 5-digit code commencing 99, introduced in 2013. For mail sent there from abroad, the line ""Mersin 10"" is written on the line above that containing the postal code, and the country name used is ""Turkey"".0
Europe Czech Republic 1973 CZ With Slovak Republic, Poštovní směrovací číslo (PSČ) - postal routing number. The first digit is from the range 1–7.0
Europe Denmark 24735 DK Numbering follows the dispatch of postal trains from Copenhagen. Also used by Greenland, e.g.: DK-3900 Nuuk.0
Africa Djibouti DJ 0
North America Dominica DM 0
North America Dominican Republic DO 0
Asia East Timor TL No postal code system in use since Indonesian withdrawal in 1999.0
South America Ecuador 2013 EC 0
North America El Salvador SV 0
Africa Egypt EG 0
Africa Equatorial Guinea GQ 0
Africa Eritrea ER 0
Europe Estonia EE 0
Africa Eswatini SZ The letter identifies one of the country's four districts, either H, M, S or L. The four district regions are Hhohho region (H), Manzini region (M), Shiselweni region (S), and Lumombo region (L).0
Africa Ethiopia ET The code is only used on a trial basis for Addis Ababa addresses.0
South America Falkland Islands FK Single code (AAAA NAA). UK territory, but not UK postcode0
Europe Faroe Islands FO 3-digit postal code preceded by FO. Self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, but does not use Danish postal codes, and is addressed internationally as Faroe Islands, not Denmark.0
Oceania Fiji FJ 0
Europe Finland 1971 FI A 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).0
Europe France 1972 FR The first two digits give the département number, while in Paris, Lyon and Marseille, the last two digits of the postal code indicate the arrondissement. Both of the 2 Corsican départements use ""20"" as the first two digits. Also used by French overseas departments and territories. Monaco is also part of the French postal code system, but the country code MC- is used for Monegasque addresses.0
Africa French Guiana GF Overseas Department of France. French codes used. Range 97300 - 97390.0
Oceania French Polynesia PF Overseas Collectivity of France. French codes used. Range 98700 - 98790.0
Africa Gabon GA 0
Africa Gambia GM 0
Europe Georgia GE 0
Europe Germany 1993 DE Postleitzahl (PLZ) – Totally new system introduced about 4 years after the German reunification.0
Africa Ghana 2017 GH The postal code is composed of 3 sections. The first section is a region code consisting of an alphabet and an alphanumeric character. The second section is a 3-4 digit area code. The third section is an optional 4-digit code identifying the exact address.0
Europe Gibraltar GI Single code used for all addresses.0
Europe Greece 1983 GR 0
North America Greenland GL Part of the Danish postal code system.0
North America Grenada GD 0
Oceania Guam 23193 GU U.S. ZIP codes. Range 96910 - 96932.0
North America Guatemala GT The first two numbers identify the department, the third number the route and the last two the office.0
Europe Guernsey 1993 GG UK-format postcode (first two letters are always GY)0
Africa Guinea GN 0
Africa Guinea Bissau GW 0
South America Guyana GY 0
North America Haiti HT 0
North America Honduras HN NNNNN is still being used0
Asia Hong Kong HK [1] The dummy postal code of Hong Kong is 999077. However, if you provide this dummy code where your address label will be electronically created, the system may change the destination country to ""Hong Kong S.A.R, CHINA"". The addition of ""CHINA"" can significantly delay delivery. Use an alternate dummy instead (e.g. 00000).[citation needed]0
Europe Hungary 1973 HU The code defines an area, usually one code per settlement except the six largest towns. One code can identify more (usually) small settlements as well.0
Europe Iceland IS 0
Asia India 26526 IN Postal Index Number (PIN)0
Asia Indonesia ID Kode Pos. Included East Timor (ranges 88xxx and 89xxx) until 1999, no longer used. For Indonesia postal code information visit [2]0
Asia Iran IR (Persian: کد پستی)0
Asia Iraq 2004 IQ 0
Europe Ireland 42198 IE Note: A valid postcode never contains the letters: B, G, I, J, L, M, O, Q, S, U, Z. Ireland's postcode called Eircode) refers to individual properties - not to streets/areas. The first 3 characters are a routing key referring to an unpublished postal district, and the second 4 characters are a unique identifier for individual properties. The codes are only used in full 7 character format. See for more information. See also Republic of Ireland postal addresses.0
Europe Isle of Man 1993 IM UK-format postcode. The first two letters are always IM.0
Asia Israel 2013 IL In 2013, after the introduction of the 7 digit codes, 5 digit codes were still being used widely.0
Europe Italy 1967 IT Codice di Avviamento Postale (CAP). Also used by San Marino (prefix SM) and Vatican City (prefix VA). First two digits identify province with some exceptions, because there are more than 100 provinces.0
North America Jamaica 2007 JM Before suspension: CCAAANN. Jamaica currently has no national postal code system, except for Kingston and Lower St. Andrew, which are divided into postal districts numbered 1-20 Before the 2007 suspension, the first two letters of a national post code were always 'JM' (for Jamaica) while the third was for one of the four zones (A-D) into which the island was divided. The last two letters were for the parish, while the two digits were for the local post office.[13]0
Asia Japan 1968 JP See also Japanese addressing system.0
Europe Jersey 1994 JE UK-format postcode. The first two letters are always JE.0
Asia Jordan JO Deliveries to PO Boxes only.0
Asia Kazakhstan KZ 0
Africa Kenya KE Deliveries to PO Boxes only. The postal code refers to the post office at which the receiver's P. O. Box is located.0
Oceania Kiribati KI 0
Asia North Korea KP 0
Asia South Korea 42217 KR Previously NNN-NNN (1988~2015), NNN-NN (1970~1988)0
Europe Kosovo XK A 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.0
Asia Kuwait KW The first two digits represent the sector and the last three digits represents the post office.0
Asia Kyrgyzstan KG 0
Asia Laos LA 0
Europe Latvia LV 0
Asia Lebanon LB The first four digits represent the region or postal zone,the last four digits represent the building see also Lebanon Postal code website.0
Africa Lesotho LS 0
Africa Liberia LR Two digit postal zone after city name.0
Africa Libya LY 0
Europe Liechtenstein 1964 LI With Switzerland, ordered from west to east. Range 9485 - 9498.0
Europe Lithuania LT References: Previously 9999 which was actually the old Soviet 999999 format code with the first 2 digits dropped.0
Europe Luxembourg LU References:
Asia Macau MO [2] 999078 is the dummy code used in China to represent Macau, but it is not used.0
Africa Madagascar MG 0
Africa Malawi MW 0
Asia Malaysia MY 0
Asia Maldives MV 0
Africa Mali ML 0
Europe Malta MT Kodiċi Postali0
Oceania Marshall Islands 23193 MH U.S. ZIP codes. Range 96960 - 96970.0
Africa Mauritania MR 0
Africa Mauritius MU 0
North America Martinique MQ Overseas Department of France. French codes used. Range 97200 - 97290.0
North America Mexico MX The 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).0
Oceania Micronesia 23193 FM U.S. ZIP codes. Range 96941 - 96944.0
Europe Moldova MD 0
Europe Monaco 1972 MC Uses the French Postal System, but with an ""MC"" Prefix for Monaco. Code range 98000-980990
Asia Mongolia MN First digit: region / zone, Second digit: province / district, Last three digits: locality / delivery block0
Europe Montenegro ME 0
North America Montserrat MS Range 1110-13500
Africa Morocco 35431 MA 0
Africa Mozambique MZ 0
Asia Myanmar MM 0
Africa Namibia NA Formerly used South African postal code ranges from 9000-9299. Withdrawn from use after independence in 1990. A five-digit postal code system is under consideration.0
Oceania Nauru NR 0
Asia Nepal NP 0
Europe Netherlands 1977 NL The combination of the postal code and the house number gives a unique identifier of the address. The four numbers indicate an area, the two letters indicate a group of some 25 habitations, offices, factories, or post office boxes.0
Oceania New Zealand 2008-06 NZ Postcodes 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 2008.0
North America Nicaragua NI 0
Africa Niger NE 0
Africa Nigeria NG 0
Oceania Niue NU 0
Oceania Norfolk Island NF Part of the Australian postal code system.0
Europe Republic Of Macedonia MK 0
Asia Northern Marianas Islands 23193 MP U.S. ZIP codes. Range 96950 - 96952.0
Europe Norway 24915 NO From south to north0
Asia Oman OM Deliveries to P.O. Boxes only. Oman Postal code for postoffice list/0
Asia Pakistan PK Pakistan postal codes list0
Oceania Palau 23193 PW U.S. ZIP codes. All locations 96940.0
Asia Palestine PS not yet implemented in practice. Codes 100-899 are in the Westbank, 900-999 in the Gaza Strip0
North America Panama PA 0
Oceania Papua New Guinea PG 0
South America Paraguay PY 0
South America Peru PE 0
Asia Philippines PH 0
Asia Pitcairn Islands PN Single code used(AAAA NAA). UK territory, but not UK postcode0
Europe Poland 1973 PL (PNA) Pocztowy Numer Adresowy0
Europe Portugal 1994 PT Portugal introduce new postal service in 19940
North America Puerto Rico 23193 PR U.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 00901.0
Asia Qatar QA 0
Europe Romania 37742 RO Previously 99999 in Bucharest and 9999 in rest of country.0
Africa Rwanda RW 0
Asia Russia 1971 RU Placed on a line of its own.0
North America Saint Kitts and Nevis KN 0
North America Saint Lucia 42341 LC The first two letters are always LC. There are two spaces between the second and third digits.0
North America Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2010 VC 0
Oceania Samoa WS 0
Europe San Marino SM With Italy, uses a five-digit numeric CAP of Emilia Romagna. Range 47890 and 478990
Asia Saudi Arabia SA NNNNN for PO Boxes. NNNNN-NNNN for home delivery. A complete 13-digit code has 5-digit number representing region, sector, city, and zone; 4-digit X between 2000 and 5999; 4-digit Y between 6000 and 9999. Digits of 5-digit code may represent postal region, sector, branch, section, and block respectively.0
Africa Senegal SN The 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"".0
Europe Serbia 38353 RS Poštanski adresni kod (PAK)0
Africa Seychelles SC 0
Africa Sierra Leone SL 0
North America Sint Maarten SX 0
Asia Singapore 1995 SG Each building has its own unique postcode.0
Europe Slovakia 1973 SK with Czech Republic from west to east, Poštové smerovacie číslo (PSČ) - postal routing number. The first digit is from 8, 9, 0.0
Europe Slovenia SI 0
Oceania Solomon Islands SB 0
Africa Somalia SO Two letter postal codes for each of the nation's 18 administrative regions (e.g. AW for Awdal, BN for Banaadir, BR for Bari and SL for Sool).0
Africa South Africa 1973 ZA Postal 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.0
Africa South Sudan SS 0
Europe South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands GS One code for all addresses.0
Europe Spain 1976 ES First two indicate the province, range 01-520
Asia Sri Lanka LK Reference: Incorporates Colombo postal districts, e.g.: Colombo 1 is ""00100"". You can search for specific postal codes here [3].0
Africa Sudan SD 0
South America Suriname SR 0
Europe Sweden 24970 SE The lowest number is 100 12 and the highest number is 984 99.0
Europe Switzerland 1964 CH With 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. Büsingen (Germany) and Campione (Italy) have also a Swiss postal code. UPU: Switzerland.0
Asia Syria SY A 4-digit system has been announced. Status unknown.0
Asia Taiwan 25647 TW The first three digits of the postal code are required; the last two or three digits are optional. Codes are known as youdi quhao (郵遞區號), and are also assigned to Senkaku Islands (Diaoyutai), though Japanese-administered, Pratas Island and the Spratly Islands. NNN-NNN 3+3 digit codes were launched on March 3, 2020. See List of postal codes in Taiwan.0
Asia Tajikistan TJ Retained system from former Soviet Union. First two numbers: Republic and Province, Second two numbers: District, last two numbers: Post Office. UPU: Tajikistan. Overview over some numbers.0
Africa Tanzania TZ 0
Asia Thailand 30007 TH The first two specify the province, numbers as in ISO 3166-2:TH, the third and fourth digits specify a district (amphoe)0
Africa Togo TG 0
Oceania Tokelau TK 0
Oceania Tonga TO 0
North America Trinidad and Tobago 2012 (planned) TT First two digits specify a postal district (one of 72), next two digits a carrier route, last two digits a building or zone along that route0
Africa Tunisia TN 0
Asia Turkey TR First two digits are the city numbers.0
Asia Turkmenistan TM Retained system from former Soviet Union.0
North America Turks and Caicos Islands TC Single code used for all addresses.0
Oceania Tuvalu TV 0
Africa Uganda UG 0
Europe Ukraine UA 0
Asia United Arab Emirates AE 0
Europe United Kingdom Phased introduction, from 1966-1974. Still in use. GB 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. The British Forces Post Office has a different system, but as of 2012 has also adopted UK-style postcodes that begin with ""BF1"" for electronic compatibility.0
North America United States 23193 US 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 United States Virgin Islands. An individual delivery point may be represented as an 11-digit number, but these are usually represented by Intelligent Mail barcode or formerly POSTNET bar code.0
South America Uruguay UY 0
North America U.S. Virgin Islands 23193 VI U.S. ZIP codes. Range 00801 - 00851.0
Asia Uzbekistan 2005 UZ Почтовые индексы0
Oceania Vanuatu VU 0
Europe Vatican VA Single code used for all addresses. Part of the Italian postal code system.0
South America Venezuela VE 0
Asia Vietnam VN First two indicate a province.0
Oceania Wallis and Futuna WF Overseas Collectivity of France. French codes used. Range 98600 - 98690.0
Asia Yemen YE System for Sana'a Governorate using geocoding ""عنواني"" based on the OpenPostcode algorithm is inaugurated in 2014.0
Africa Zambia ZM 0
Africa Zimbabwe ZW System is being planned.0