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.

International Postal Code abbreviations countries and states address

Codes for Canadian Provinces

AlbertaAB
British ColumbiaBC
ManitobaMB
New BrunswickNB
Newfoundland & LabradorNL
Nova ScotiaNS
     
Northwest TerritoriesNT
NunavutNU
OntarioON
Prince Edward IslandPE
Qu├ębecQC
SaskatchewanSK
YukonYT



Codes for the U.S. States

AKAlaska
ALAlabama
ARArkansas
AZArizona
CACalifornia
COColorado
CTConnecticut
DCWashington DC
DEDelaware
FLFlorida
GAGeorgia
HIHawaii
IAIowa
     
IDIdaho
ILIllinois
INIndiana
KSKansas
KYKentucky
LALouisiana
MAMassachusetts
MDMaryland
MEMaine
MIMichigan
MNMinnesota
MOMissouri
MSMississippi
     
MTMontana
NCNorth Carolina
NDNorth Dakota
NENebraska
NHNew Hampshire
NJNew Jersey
NMNew Mexico
NVNevada
NYNew York
OHOhio
OKOklahoma
OROregon
PAPennsylvania
     
PRPuerto Rico
RIRhode Island
SCSouth Carolina
SDSouth Dakota
TNTennessee
TXTexas
UTUtah
VAVirginia
VTVermont
WAWashington
WIWisconsin
WVWest Virginia
WYWyoming

Internet Country Codes

AD   Andorra

AE   United Arab Emirates

AF   Afghanistan

AG   Antigua and Barbuda

AI   Anguilla

AL   Albania

AM   Armenia

AN   Netherlands Antilles

AO   Angola

AQ   Antarctica

AR   Argentina

AS   American Samoa

AT   Austria

AU   Australia

AW   Aruba

AZ   Azerbaijan

BA   Bosnia and Herzegovina

BB   Barbados

BD   Bangladesh

BE   Belgium

BF   Burkina Faso

BG   Bulgaria

BH   Bahrain

BI   Burundi

BJ   Benin

BM   Bermuda

BN   Brunei Darussalam

BO   Bolivia

BR   Brazil

BS   Bahamas

BT   Bhutan

BV   Bouvet Island

BW   Botswana

BY   Belarus

BZ   Belize

CA   Canada

CC   Cocos (Keeling) Islands

CF   Central African Republic

CG   Congo

CH   Switzerland

CI   Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

CK   Cook Islands

CL   Chile

CM   Cameroon

CN   China

CO   Colombia

CR   Costa Rica

CS   Czechoslovakia (former)

CU   Cuba

CV   Cape Verde

CX   Christmas Island

CY   Cyprus

CZ   Czech Republic

DE   Germany

DJ   Djibouti

DK   Denmark

DM   Dominica

DO   Dominican Republic

DZ   Algeria

EC   Ecuador

EE   Estonia

EG   Egypt

EH   Western Sahara

ER   Eritrea

ES   Spain

ET   Ethiopia

FI   Finland

FJ   Fiji

FK   Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

FM   Micronesia

FO   Faroe Islands

FR   France

FX   France, Metropolitan

GA   Gabon

GB   Great Britain (UK)

GD   Grenada

GE   Georgia

GF   French Guiana

GH   Ghana

GI   Gibraltar

GL   Greenland

GM   Gambia

GN   Guinea

GP   Guadeloupe

GQ   Equatorial Guinea

GR   Greece

GS   S. Georgia and S. Sandwich Isls.

GT   Guatemala

GU   Guam

GW   Guinea-Bissau

GY   Guyana

HK   Hong Kong

HM   Heard and McDonald Islands

HN   Honduras

HR   Croatia (Hrvatska)

HT   Haiti

HU   Hungary

ID   Indonesia

IE   Ireland

IL   Israel

IN   India

IO   British Indian Ocean Territory

IQ   Iraq

IR   Iran

IS   Iceland

IT   Italy

JM   Jamaica

JO   Jordan

JP   Japan

KE   Kenya

KG   Kyrgyzstan

KH   Cambodia

KI   Kiribati

KM   Comoros

KN   Saint Kitts and Nevis

KP   Korea (North)

KR   Korea (South)

KW   Kuwait

KY   Cayman Islands

KZ   Kazakhstan

LA   Laos

LB   Lebanon

LC   Saint Lucia

LI   Liechtenstein

LK   Sri Lanka

LR   Liberia

LS   Lesotho

LT   Lithuania

LU   Luxembourg

LV   Latvia

LY   Libya

MA   Morocco

MC   Monaco

MD   Moldova

MG   Madagascar

MH   Marshall Islands

MK   Macedonia

ML   Mali

MM   Myanmar

MN   Mongolia

MO   Macau

MP   Northern Mariana Islands

MQ   Martinique

MR   Mauritania

MS   Montserrat

MT   Malta

MU   Mauritius

MV   Maldives

MW   Malawi

MX   Mexico

MY   Malaysia

MZ   Mozambique

NA   Namibia

NC   New Caledonia

NE   Niger

NF   Norfolk Island

NG   Nigeria

NI   Nicaragua

NL   Netherlands

NO   Norway

NP   Nepal

NR   Nauru

NT   Neutral Zone

NU   Niue

NZ   New Zealand (Aotearoa)

OM   Oman

PA   Panama

PE   Peru

PF   French Polynesia

PG   Papua New Guinea

PH   Philippines

PK   Pakistan

PL   Poland

PM   St. Pierre and Miquelon

PN   Pitcairn

PR   Puerto Rico

PT   Portugal

PW   Palau

PY   Paraguay

QA   Qatar

RE   Reunion

RO   Romania

RU   Russian Federation

RW   Rwanda

SA   Saudi Arabia

Sb   Solomon Islands

SC   Seychelles

SD   Sudan

SE   Sweden

SG   Singapore

SH   St. Helena

SI   Slovenia

SJ   Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands

SK   Slovak Republic

SL   Sierra Leone

SM   San Marino

SN   Senegal

SO   Somalia

SR   Suriname

ST   Sao Tome and Principe

SU   USSR (former)

SV   El Salvador

SY   Syria

SZ   Swaziland

TC   Turks and Caicos Islands

TD   Chad

TF   French Southern Territories

TG   Togo

TH   Thailand

TJ   Tajikistan

TK   Tokelau

TM   Turkmenistan

TN   Tunisia

TO   Tonga

TP   East Timor

TR   Turkey

TT   Trinidad and Tobago

TV   Tuvalu

TW   Taiwan

TZ   Tanzania

UA   Ukraine

UG   Uganda

UK   United Kingdom

UM   US Minor Outlying Islands

US   United States

UY   Uruguay

UZ   Uzbekistan

VA   Vatican City State (Holy See)

VC   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

VE   Venezuela

VG   Virgin Islands (British)

VI   Virgin Islands (U.S.)

VN   Viet Nam

VU   Vanuatu

WF   Wallis and Futuna Islands

WS   Samoa

YE   Yemen

YT   Mayotte

YU   Yugoslavia

ZA   South Africa

ZM   Zambia

ZR   Zaire

ZW   Zimbabwe