Postal code

A postal code (known in various countries as a post code, postcode, or ZIP code) is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. Once postal codes were introduced, other applications became possible. In February 2005, 117 of the 190 member countries of the Universal Postal Union had postal code systems. Countries that do not have national systems include Ireland and Panama. Although Hong Kong and Macau are now Special Administrative Regions of China, each maintain their own long-established postal system, which does not utilize postal codes for domestic mail, and no postal codes are assigned to Hong Kong and Macau. Mails between Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China are treated as international. Although postal codes are usually assigned to geographical areas, special codes are sometimes assigned to individual addresses or to institutions that receive large volumes of mail, such as government agencies and large commercial companies. One example is the French Cedex system.

World Postal Codes


Algeria - Algeria - Le Code Postal
Argentina Postal codes -Argentina Postal codes - Correo Argentino
Australian Post codes - Australian Post codes - AusPost, search by suburb or postcode

Austrian Post codes - Austrian Post codes - (English)

Belgian Post codes - Belgian Post codes

Belgium - Belgium - Charline codes postaux belges

Brazil - Brazil - Busca de Cep - Post Office

Brazilian Post codes - Brazilian Post codes

Canada Post -Canada Post

Canadian Post codes  - Canadian Post codes - Westminister

Canada - Canada - Postal Code info and file containing latitude, longitude, province, demographics.

Canada - Canada - Post Office

Canada - Canada - Canada 411

Chile - Chile - Postal Codes, Chile Correos Chile

China - China - Here's a free list of Chinese postal codes and telephone area codes.

Czech Postal codes - Czech Postal codes - Info Center Postal Codes Search Form 

Danish Postal codes - Danish Postal codes

Denmark - Denmark -  Postnumre (Danish)

Dutch Postal Codes - Dutch Postal Codes

Estonia - Estonia - Eesti Posti sihtnumbrid

Faroe Islands - Faroe Islands -  Postal codes

Federal Express - Federal Express

France - France - La Poste, French Post Office

France - France - Les codes postaux des villes francaises, Nice University

German Post codes - German Post codes - (in German)

Germany - Germany - Frankfurt University, PLZ Request form (English)

Germany - Germany - Post Office (German), English - Germany

Hungarian - Hungary

Iceland - Iceland -  Post Office (Icelandic)

India Post Office - India Post Office

Indonesia - Indonesia

Ireland - Ireland

Isle of Man - Isle of Man

Italy - Italy

Italian Post codes -Italian Post codes by Italian cities (Italian), I Codici di Avviamento Postale Italiani - Regioni Province Comuni 

Japan - Japan -  The New Japan ZIP Code D rectory

Japan Postal codes - Japan Postal codes -Search (in English) 

Jordan - Jordan - Ministry of Post & Communication (English)

Kenya - Kenya

Kuwait - Kuwait

Lebanon - Lebanon 
Lebanon - Lebanon - (in English)
Liechtenstein - Liechtensteien - (in German) - Liechtensteinische Post AG

Lithuania - Lithuania - (in English).

Luxembourg - Luxembourg - (in English) - (mainly telecommunications)

Macedonia - Macedonia - (in English and Macedonian) - Makedonska Posta.

Malaysia - Malaysia - (in English and Malay)

Maldives - Maldives - (in English)

Malta - Malta - (in English)

Mauritania - Mauritania -

Mauritius - Mauritius -

Mexico - Mexico - (in Spanish) - Servicio Postal Mexicano

Moldova - Moldova - (in Moldovan)  - Ministry of Transport and Communication

Morocco - Morocco - (in French) - Barid Al-Maghrib.

Namibia - Namibia - (in English)

The Netherlands - The Netherlands - PTT (in Dutch)

New Caledonia - New Caledonia - (in French) - Office des Postes et Telecommunications

New Caledonia - New Caledonia - (in French) - Post Office

New Zealand - New Zealand - (in English)

Nigeria - Nigeria - (in English) - Nigerian Postal Service.

Norway - Norway  -  (in Norwegian)

Pakistan - Pakistan - (in English)

Papua New Guinea - Papua New Guinea - (in English) - Post PNG Ltd.

Paraguay - Paraguay

Peru - Peru - (in Spanish) (Ministry of Communications) (click on "Servios Postales" for Post Office page)

Peru - Peru - (in Spanish) (Serpost, Servicios Postales del Perú, S.A.).

Pitcairn Islands - Pitcairn Islands - (in English)

Poland - Poland - (in Polish)

Portugal  - Portugal - (in English and Portuguese)

Qatar -Qatar - (in English)

Qatar - Qatar - (in Arabic)

Romania - Romania

Russia - Russia

Samoa - Samoa - (in English) - SamoaTel

Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia - (in Arabic)

Senegal - Senegal - (in French)

Serbia & Montenegro - Serbia & Montenegro - (in Serbian, Latin script)

Singapore - Singapore  - (in English)

Slovakia - Slovakia - (in Slovakian)

Slovenia - Slovenia - (in English or Slovenian).

Slovenia - Slovenia - (in English or Slovenian) - Ministry of Transport, Post and Telecommunications

South Africa - South Africa - (in English)

South Korea - South Korea - (in English).

South Korea - South Korea - (in Korean).

Spain - Spain - (in Spanish)

Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka - (in English)

St. Helena - St. Helena - (in English) - Post Office

Suriname - Suriname

Swaziland - Swaziland - (in English)

Sweden - Sweden  -  (in Swedish)

Sweden - Sweden -  (in English)

Switzerland - Switzerland  - (in English)

Taiwan - Taiwan - (in English)

Taiwan - Taiwan - (in Chinese)

Tajikistan - Tajikistan - (in Russian) - Tajik Post

Tanzania - Tanzania - (in English)

Thailand - Thailand - (in Thai). Thailand Post.

Thailand - Thailand - (in English). Thailand Post

Thailand - Thailand - (in English) - The Communications Authority of Thailand

Togo - Togo - (in French) - La Poste.

Togo - Togo - (in French) - Autorité de Réglémentation des Secteurs de Postes et de Télécommunications

Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad and Tobago - (in English) - Trinidad & Tobago Postal Corporation.

Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad and Tobago - (in English) - a list of post offices in Trinidad & Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad and Tobago - (in English) - a list of post offices in Trinidad & Tobago.

Turkey - Turkey - (in Turkish)

Turkey - Turkey - (in English)

Turkemintan - Turkmenistan

Ukraine - Ukraine - (in Ukrainian, Russian and English) - UkrPost

Ukraine - Ukraine - (in English - no longer main site).

United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates - (in English) - Emirates Post.

United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates - (in Arabic) - Emirates Post.

United Kingdom - United Kingdom  - (in English) 

United Nations - United Nations  - (in English, French and German)

United Nations (Vienna) - United Nations (Vienna) - in English, French and German

United States of America  - United States of America  - (in English)

Uruguay - Uruguay

Uzbekistan - Uzbekistan

Vanuatu - Vanuatu - (in English) - Vanuatu Post Ltd

Venezuela - Venezuela

Liechtenstein - Liechtenstein -  Postcodes for Liechtenstein and of Switzerland (English)

Luxembourg - Luxembourg

Macedonia - Macedonia - (in Macedonian) - Makedonska Posta.  Also, interactive map to list all postal codes per area. 

Madagascar - Madagascar

Malaysia - Malaysia -

Mexico - Mexico - Código Postal (Spanish) 

Montenegro - Montenegro -

Morocco - Morocco -  the postal codes (English)

National Address Server - National Address Server

National Address and ZIP+4 Browser - National Address and ZIP+4 Browser

Netherlands - Netherlands - Postcode Opzoeken

New Caledonia - New Caledonia

New Zealand - New Zealand - Search (in English) 

Norwegian Post codes -Norwegian Post codes

Oman - Oman

Pakistan - Pakistan - Post Office (English)

Papua New Guinea - Papua New Guinea - (in English) - complete postal code listing.

Paraguay - Paraguay

Philippines - Philippines -  Zip Codes

Portuguese Post codes - Portuguese Post codes - (in English)

Romania - Romania - Postal Codes

Russia - Russia -

Singapore Postal codes - Singapore Postal codes

Slovakia - Slovakia - Postal Codes 

Slovenian Postal codes - Slovenian Postal codes




South African Postal codes - South African Postal codes
Spain - Spain

Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka

Swaziland - Swaziland - Post Office, official post codes (English)

Sweden - Sweden

Switzerland - Switzerland - Post Office (English) also available in French, Deutsch and Italian

Switzerland - Switzerland

Taiwan Area Postal Codes - Taiwan Area Postal Codes - (in English) - list of postal codes by county/district.

Thailand - Thailand - (in Thai and English) - search engine. Search by postal code, province or amphor.

Tunisia - Tunisia

Turkey - Turkey

Ukraine - Ukraine

United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Post Office (English)

United Kingdom - United Kingdom

United Kingdom - United Kingdom- AFD

United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Postcodes from Brainstorm

United Nations - United Nations - Post Office (English, French & German)

United Parcel Service - United Parcel Service

U.S. Postal Service Address Quality & ZIP Code Lookup - U.S. Postal Service Address Quality and ZIP Code Lookup

Aland Islands - Aland Islands
Alderney (Channel Islands) - Alderney (Channel Islands) - (in English, non-official site)

Algeria - Algeria - (in French, Arabic and English) - Ministry of Post and Telecommunications.

Angola - Angola

Anguilla - Anguilla

Argentina - Argentina

Armenia - Armenia - (in Armenian)

Aruba - Aruba - (in English) (non official, mainly philately)

Ascension Island - Ascension Island - (in English) (mainly philately).

Australia - Australia 

Austria - Austria - (in English) - Post.at.

Bahrain - Bahrain - (in English, Military post only)

Barbados - Barbados - (in English)

Belarus - Belarus - (in Belorussian)

Belarus - Belarus - (in English)

Belgium - Belgium - (in Flemish, French, German and English)

Belize - Belize - (in English) - overview on the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications website

Bhutan - Bhutan - (in English)

Bolivia - Bolivia - (in Spanish)

Bosnia Hercegovina - Bosnia Hercegovina - (in English) - BH Posta

Bosnia Hercegovina - Bosnia Hercegovina - (in Bosnian) - BH Posta

Bosnia Hercegovina - Bosnia Hercegovina - (in Serbo-Croat, Latin script) - JP PTT BiH - covering the "Bosniak" part of the federation. 

Botswana - Botswana - (in English)

British Military Force Overseas - British Military Force Overseas - (BFPO, in English)

British Virgin Islands - British Virgin Islands - (in English)

Brunei Darussalam - Brunei Darussalam - (in English) - Postal Services Department

Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso - (in French) - Ministère des Postes et Télécommunications du Burkino Faso

Cambodia - Cambodia - (in English) - Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Canada - Canada  -  (in English)

Canada - Canada  - (in French)

Cape Verde - Cape Verde - (in Portuguese)

Chile - Chile -

China - China - (in Chinese) - China Post

China - China - (in English) - China Post

Colombia - Colombia - (in Spanish)

Comoros - Comoros - (in French) - SNPT

Costa Rica - Costa Rica - (in Spanish)

Costa Rica - Costa Rica - (in English)

Croatia - Croatia - (in Croatian)

Cuba - Cuba - (in Spanish)

Cyprus - Cyprus - (in English)

Czech Republic - Czech Republic - (in Czech). Also a link to download postal code files ("Vyhledávání PSC")

Czech Republic - Czech Republic - (in English). Also a link to download postal code files ("Postcode

retrieval")

Denmark - Denmark - (in Danish) 

Denmark - Denmark - (in English)

Dominican Republic - Dominican Republic - (in Spanish)

Estonia - Estonia -

Fiji - Fiji - (in English)

Finland- Finland  -  (in Finnish)

Finland - Finland -   (in English)

France - France 

French Polynesia - French Polynesia

Germany - Germany  - (in German)

Germany - Germany  - (in English)

Gibraltar - Gibraltar - (in English).

Greece - Greece - (Choose English or Greek)  - Elta - Hellenic Post

Greenland - Greenland - (in Danish and English) - Post Greenland.

Guernsey  - Guernsey - (Channel Islands) (in English) - mainly philately

Guernsey - Guernsey - (Channel Islands) (in English)

Guinea - Guinea - (in French) - Office de la Poste Guineenne.

Honduras - Honduras - (in Spanish and English) - Honducor

Hong Kong - Hong Kong - (in English).

Hong Kong - Hong Kong - (in Chinese)

Hungary - Hungary - (in Hungarian)

Iceland - Iceland  -  (in Icelandic)

Iceland - Iceland  - (in English)

India - India

Indonesia - Indonesia

Ireland - Ireland  -  (in English and Irish)

Italy  - Italy  -  (in Italian)

Jamaica - Jamaica - (in English)

Japan - Japan - Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (in English)

Japan - Japan - (in Japanese)

Japan - Japan - (in English)

Jersey (Channel Islands) - Jersey (Channel Islands

Jordan - Jordan - (in English) - Ministry of Post and Telecommunications

Kenya - Kenya - (in English)

Kosovo - Kosovo - (in Albanian)

Latvia - Latvia  -  in Latvian

Latvia- Latvia  -  in English

Lebanon - Lebanon - (in English) - Ministry of Telecommunications.

United States - United States - Post Office (English)
USA ZIP Codes - USA ZIP Codes

United States Address - United States Address

United States Postage Service Rate Calculator - United States Postage Service Rate Calculator

United States Postal Service - United States Postal Service

United States Postal Service Rates - United States Postal Service Rates -

United States Postal Service Abbreviations - United States Postal Service Abbreviations

United States Zip codes - United States Zip codes

United States Zip codes - United States Zip codes

United States Zip codes -United States Zip codes

United States Zip codes for US Vessels - United States Zip codes for US Vessels

Uruguay - Uruguay

Uruguay - Uruguay

Venezuela - Venezuela - Post Office (no English)

ZIPCodeDownload - ZIP CodeDownload - USA and Canadaian Postal Code data downloads and services. Free ZIP Code distance and radius searches.

ZIPCodeWorld Postal Code Database - ZIPCodeWorld Postal Code Database - Postal database subscription service for United States, Canada and Mexico. Free lookup available.

Zip2 Yellow Pages - Zip2 Yellow Pages -
Alta Vista Language Translator - Alta Vista Language Translator
Applied Language Solutions - Applied Language Solutions - A free translation engine for a variety of languages.

European Postal code format - European Postal code format

Free Translation - Free Translation

United States - Official Abbreviations - States

United States - Official Abbreviations - Street Suffixes

United States - Official Abbreviations - Secondary Unit Designators