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Are you loking for postal codes for a certain city? We have postal codes of more than 50 countries. Our database is constantly expanding. Do not you find the right country? Write us a message, see imprint.

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Africa

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Asia

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Malaysia Postal CodesPakistan Postal CodesPhilippines Postal CodesSri Lanka Postal Codes
Thailand Postal Codes

Australia

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Europe

Post Code Andorra AndorraBelgium Postal Codes BelgiumPost Code Bulgaria BulgariaCroatia Postal Codes
Czech Republic Postal CodesDenmark Postal CodesFaroe Islands Postal CodesFinland Postal Codes
France Postal CodesGermany Postal Codes GermanyGreenland Postal CodesHungary Postal Codes
Iceland Postal CodesIsle of Man Postal CodesItaly Postal CodesLiechtenstein Postal Codes
Lithuania Postal CodesLuxembourg Postal Codes Macedonia Postal CodesNetherlands Postal Codes
Norway Postal Codes Poland Postal CodesPortugal Postal CodesRussia Postal Codes
Slovakia Postal CodesSlovenia Postal CodesSpain Postal Codes SpainSweden Postal Codes
Switzerland Postal CodesTurkey Postal Codes

North America

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South America

Post Code Argentina ArgentinaPost Code Brazil BrazilDominican Republic Postal CodesFrench Guiana Postal Codes
Martinique Postal CodesPuerto Rico Postal CodesVirgin Islands Postal Codes

Postal codes in Germany and internationally


Postal codes (abbreviated ZIP) serve primarily to facilitate the assignment of postal items such as letters and parcels. They are also used today to facilitate online searches for specific providers or industries and to optimize the use of navigation systems. Markets can also be called their customers‘ postcodes more frequently in order to be able to conduct market research. There are now postcodes in most countries around the world. Sometimes the postcode doesn’t just consist of numbers, but also contains letters and special characters. Such zip codes exist, for example, in the USA, Canada, the Netherlands and Great Britain.

The history of postcodes

The very first postcodes were probably in the old USSR, but they weren’t called that, they were called indexes. The Ukrainian Soviet Republic introduced it in 1930. In 1941 postcodes were introduced in Germany, the United States followed in 1963, Switzerland in 1964 and Austria in 1965. They are now available in around 120 countries around the world. The first German postcodes were in two digits and only served the parcel traffic and only from 1944 also the letter traffic. In 1964, four-digit postcodes were introduced in both parts of Germany, and a year later the GDR’s Deutsche Post developed its own four-digit postcodes. After reunification, it was necessary to install a new postal code system because some of them had double occupancy. It was decided to follow the example of other European countries and now to develop a five-digit system. This was introduced in 1993 and still applies today. Above all, it makes automatic mail sorting much easier.

The structure of the German zip codes

The first digit of the postcode denotes the zone and thus the commercial airport where the post arrives. There are a total of 9 of these zones. The number O, for example, stands for Leipzig-Halle Airport, 1 for Berlin-Schönefeld, 8 for Munich. The second number represents the region. Both together form the post routing region or that
Mail distribution. For example 01 is the letter center Dresden, 04 the letter center Leipzig, 09 is Chemnitz, 80 Munich, 84 Landshut and 88 Augsburg. The last three digits are used for fine distribution. They stand for districts, localities and municipalities. In total there are around 30,000 different postcodes in Germany. In addition to the normal postcodes for a certain area, there are also special postcodes, such as the round number combinations such as 10000 or 50000. They are internal postcodes of Post-AG. Large recipients of customer mail also have their own special postcode. The same applies to the mailboxes of the individual main post offices in Germany.
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