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Encyclopedia > List of postcode areas in the United Kingdom

The UK postal system runs on a system of alphanumeric codes, or postcodes. Each postcode begins with a prefix consisting of one or two letters. In the past the postcode area denoted the location of the main sorting office through which the post for that area was filtered before being distributed to delivery offices and then on to individual addresses. Royal Mail have consolidated some of the old sorting offices into single 'mail centres' in a bid to be more efficient. An example is the Jubilee Mail Centre in Hounslow which deals with mail for the KT, TW and GU postcode areas. This article contains a trivia section. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... , Hounslow is the principal town of the London Borough of Hounslow in West London. ... The KT postcode area is a group of 24 postal districts in south west Greater London and north east Surrey which are subdivisions of 18 post towns. ... The TW postcode area is a group of 20 postal districts in south west Greater London which are subdivisions of 13 post towns. ... The GU postcode area, also known as the Guildford postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Aldershot, Alton, Bagshot, Bordon, Camberley, Cranleigh, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Hindhead, Lightwater, Liphook, Liss, Midhurst, Petersfield, Petworth, Sandhurst, Virginia Water, Windlesham, Woking and Yateley in England. ...


The London postal district is divided into sectors which are named after points on the compass. The London postal districts are divisions of the London post town in England and are primarily used for the direction of mail. ...


Note that the postal districts and post towns do not follow district or county boundaries. The London postal districts cover a smaller area than the Greater London Authority (40%) and many places in Outer London are covered by parts of twelve adjoining postcode areas (EN, IG, RM, DA, BR, TN, CR, SM, KT, TW, HA and UB), some of which are entirely comprised in Greater London. A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... In the United Kingdom a county is a historic type of subnational division; which by the Middle Ages had become established as a unit of local government. ... The Greater London Authority (GLA) administers the 1579 km² (610 sq. ... Outer London is the name for the group of London Boroughs that do not form part of Inner London, but form a ring around it. ... The EN postcode area is a group of 11 postal districts in north Greater London which are subdivisions of seven post towns. ... The IG postcode area is a group of 11 postal districts in north east Greater London which are subdivisions of six post towns. ... The RM postcode area is a group of 20 postal districts in north east Greater London which are subdivisions of nine post towns. ... The DA postcode area is a group of 18 postal districts in south east Greater London and north west Kent which are subdivisions of 11 post towns. ... Br2 redirects here. ... The TN postcode area, also known as the Tonbridge postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Ashford, Battle, Bexhill-on-Sea, Cranbrook, Crowborough, Edenbridge, Etchingham, Hartfield, Hastings, Heathfield, Mayfield, New Romney, Robertsbridge, Romney Marsh, Rye, Sevenoaks, St Leonards-on-Sea, Tenterden, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Wadhurst, Westerham... The CR postcode area is a group of nine postal districts in southern Greater London, which are subdivisions of eight post towns. ... The SM postcode area is a group of seven postal districts in south west Greater London which are subdivisions of five post towns. ... The KT postcode area is a group of 24 postal districts in south west Greater London and north east Surrey which are subdivisions of 18 post towns. ... The TW postcode area is a group of 20 postal districts in south west Greater London which are subdivisions of 13 post towns. ... The HA postcode area is a group of ten postal districts in north west Greater London which are subdivisions of seven post towns. ... The UB postcode area is a group of ten postal districts in north west Greater London which are subdivisions of six post towns. ...


Postal counties are no longer required by Royal Mail and where a county is given it will be ignored as long as the post town and postcode are supplied. The postal counties of the United Kingdom, now known officially as the former postal counties, were subdivisions of the UK in routine use by the Royal Mail until 1996. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...

See also List of postal districts in the United Kingdom for a list of all 2,900 districts.

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This is a list of the post towns of the United Kingdom sorted in postcode sequence. ...

United Kingdom postcode areas

This is a list of UK postcode areas and their names. See List of post towns in the United Kingdom for the areas they cover. This is a list of post towns in the United Kingdom, sorted by the postal area (the first part of the outward code of a postcode). ...

Postcode Area Postcode Area name [1] Explanation
AB Aberdeen
AL St Albans
B Birmingham
BA Bath
BB Blackburn
BD Bradford
BH Bournemouth
BL Bolton
BN Brighton
BR Bromley
BS Bristol
BT Belfast
CA Carlisle
CB Cambridge
CF Cardiff
CH Chester
CM Chelmsford
CO Colchester
CR Croydon
CT Canterbury
CV Coventry
CW Crewe
DA Dartford
DD Dundee
DE Derby
DG Dumfries and Galloway -
DH Durham
DL Darlington
DN Doncaster
DT Dorchester
DY Dudley
E London E
EC London EC
EH Edinburgh
EN Enfield
EX Exeter
FK Falkirk
FY Blackpool
G Glasgow
GL Gloucester
GU Guildford
HA Harrow
HD Huddersfield
HG Harrogate
HP Hemel Hempstead
HR Hereford
HS Outer Hebrides
HU Hull
HX Halifax
IG Ilford
IP Ipswich
IV Inverness
KA Kilmarnock
KT Kingston upon Thames
KW Kirkwall
KY Kirkcaldy
L Liverpool
LA Lancaster
LD Llandrindod Wells
LE Leicester
LL Llandudno
LN Lincoln
LS Leeds
LU Luton
M Manchester
ME Rochester
MK Milton Keynes
ML Motherwell
N London N
NE Newcastle upon Tyne Covers all of Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Gateshead
NG Nottingham
NN Northampton
NP Newport
NR Norwich
NW London NW
OL Oldham
OX Oxford
PA Paisley
PE Peterborough
PH Perth
PL Plymouth
PO Portsmouth
PR Preston
RG Reading
RH Redhill
RM Romford
S Sheffield
SA Swansea Covers all of south West Wales
SE London SE
SG Stevenage
SK Stockport
SL Slough
SM Sutton
SN Swindon
SO Southampton
SP Salisbury
SR Sunderland
SS Southend on Sea
ST Stoke-on-Trent
SW London SW
SY Shrewsbury Also covers Mid Wales
TA Taunton
TD Galashiels
TF Telford
TN Tonbridge
TQ Torquay
TR Truro
TS Cleveland
TW Twickenham
UB Southall
W London W
WA Warrington
WC London WC
WD Watford
WF Wakefield
WN Wigan
WR Worcester
WS Walsall
WV Wolverhampton
YO York
ZE Lerwick Code is formed from Zetland

The AB postcode area, also known as the Aberdeen postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Aberdeen, Aberlour, Aboyne, Alford, Ballater, Ballindalloch, Banchory, Banff, Buckie, Ellon, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Insch, Inverurie, Keith, Laurencekirk, Macduff, Milltimber, Peterculter, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Strathdon, Turriff and Westhill in Scotland. ... , Aberdeen (IPA: ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is Scotlands third largest city with an official population of 202,370. ... The AL postcode area, also known as the St Albans postcode area[1], is a group of ten postal districts in central Hertfordshire which are subdivisions of five post towns. ... , St Albans is the main urban area of the City and District of St Albans in southern Hertfordshire, England, around 22 miles (35. ... The B postcode area, also known as the Birmingham postcode area[2], covers the boroughs of Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell and parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire in England. ... Birmingham (pron. ... The BA postcode area, also known as the Bath postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Bath, Bradford on Avon, Bruton, Castle Cary, Frome, Glastonbury, Radstock, Shepton Mallet, Street, Templecombe, Trowbridge, Warminster, Wells, Westbury, Wincanton and Yeovil in England. ... Bath is a city in Somerset, England most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ... The BB postcode area, also known as the Blackburn postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Accrington, Barnoldswick, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Nelson and Rossendale in England. ... This article is about Blackburn in Lancashire, England. ... The BD postcode area, also known as the Bradford postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bingley, Bradford, Cleckheaton, Keighley, Settle, Shipley and Skipton in England. ... The larger City of Bradford Metropolitan District includes other settlements in the surrounding area. ... The BH postcode area, also known as the Bournemouth postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bournemouth, Broadstone, Christchurch, Ferndown, New Milton, Poole, Ringwood, Swanage, Verwood, Wareham and Wimborne in England. ... , Bournemouth is a large town and tourist resort, situated on the south coast of England. ... The BL postcode area, also known as the Bolton postcode area,[1] is a group of postal districts around the town of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England. ... Bolton is a large town in the north-west of England. ... The BN postcode area, also known as the Brighton postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Arundel, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hassocks, Henfield, Hove, Lancing, Lewes, Littlehampton, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Pevensey, Polegate, Seaford, Shoreham-by-Sea, Steyning and Worthing in England. ... Brighton is located on the south coast of England, and together with its immediate neighbour Hove forms the city of Brighton and Hove. ... Br2 redirects here. ... Bromley is the principal town in the London Borough of Bromley, England. ... The BS postcode area, also known as the Bristol postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Axbridge, Banwell, Bristol, Cheddar, Clevedon, Wedmore, Weston-super-Mare and Winscombe in England. ... This article is about the English city. ... The BT postcode area, also known as the Belfast postcode area covers Northern Ireland and was the last part of the United Kingdom to be coded, between 1970 and 1974. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Northern Ireland County: District: Belfast UK Parliament: Belfast North Belfast South Belfast East Belfast West European Parliament: Northern Ireland Dialling Code: 028, +44 28 posttown = Belfast Postal District(s): BT1-BT17, BT29 (part of), BT58 Area: 115 km² Population (2001) Website: www. ... The CA postcode area, also known as the Carlisle postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Alston, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Beckermet, Brampton, Carlisle, Cleator, Cleator Moor, Cockermouth, Egremont, Frizington, Holmrook, Keswick, Kirkby Stephen, Maryport, Moor Row, Penrith, Ravenglass, Seascale, St Bees, Whitehaven, Wigton and Workington in England. ... , Carlisle is a city in the far north-west of England, and is the largest urban area in Cumbria. ... The CB postcode area, also known as the Cambridge postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Cambridge, Ely, Haverhill, Newmarket and Saffron Walden in England. ... Geography Status City (1951) Region East of England Admin. ... The CF postcode area, also known as the Cardiff postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Aberdare, Bargoed, Barry, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Ferndale, Hengoed, Llantwit Major, Maesteg, Merthyr Tydfil, Mountain Ash, Penarth, Pentre, Pontyclun, Pontypridd, Porth, Porthcawl, Tonypandy, Treharris, Treorchy in Wales. ... Cardiff (English:  , Welsh: ) is the capital, largest and core city of Wales. ... The CH postcode area, also known as the Chester postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Bagillt, Birkenhead, Buckley, Chester, Deeside, Ellesmere Port, Flint, Holywell, Mold, Neston, Prenton, Wallasey and Wirral in England and Wales. ... For the larger local government district, see Chester (district). ... The CM postcode area, also known as the Chelmsford postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Billericay, Bishops Stortford, Braintree, Brentwood, Burnham-on-Crouch, Chelmsford, Dunmow, Epping, Harlow, Ingatestone, Maldon, Ongar, Sawbridgeworth, Southminster, Stansted and Witham in England. ... Chelmsford Borough Council Coat Of Arms Chelmsford is the county town of Essex, England. ... The CO postcode area, also known as the Colchester postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bures, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Frinton-on-Sea, Halstead, Harwich, Manningtree, Sudbury and Walton-on-the-Naze in England. ... The town of Colchester is the main settlement in the East of England borough of Colchester, Essex. ... The CR postcode area is a group of nine postal districts in southern Greater London, which are subdivisions of eight post towns. ... It has been suggested that Central Croydon be merged into this article or section. ... The CT postcode area, also known as the Canterbury postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Birchington, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Hythe, Margate, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Westgate-on-Sea and Whitstable in England. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... The CV postcode area, also known as the Coventry postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Atherstone, Bedworth, Coventry, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Shipston-on-Stour, Southam, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick in England. ... For other places with the same name, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... The CW postcode area, also known as the Crewe postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around the town of Crewe in Cheshire, England. ... Map sources for Crewe at grid reference SJ705557 Crewe is a town in south Cheshire, in the north west of England. ... The DA postcode area is a group of 18 postal districts in south east Greater London and north west Kent which are subdivisions of 11 post towns. ... Dartford is the principal town in the borough of Dartford. ... The DD postcode area, also known as the Dundee postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Dundee, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Montrose, Newport-on-Tay and Tayport in Scotland. ... For other uses see Dundee (disambiguation) Dundee is Scotlands fourth largest city, population 154 674 (2001), situated on the North bank of the Firth of Tay. ... The DE postcode area, also known as the Derby postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Alfreton, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Belper, Burton upon Trent, Derby, Heanor, Ilkeston, Matlock, Ripley and Swadlincote in England. ... This article is about the city of Derby in England. ... The DG postcode area, also known as the Dumfries postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Annan, Canonbie, Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Gretna, Kirkcudbright, Langholm, Lockerbie, Moffat, Newton Stewart, Sanquhar, Stranraer and Thornhill in Scotland. ... The Buccleuch St Bridge Devorgilla Bridge Overlooking Dumfries The Old Bridge House Dumfries ((IPA: ) pronounced dum-freece, not dum-fries) (Dùn Phris or Druim Phris in Scottish Gaelic, meaning either fort or ridge of the thicket respectively) is a former royal burgh and town with a population of around... Galloway (Scottish Gaelic, Gall-Ghàidhealaibh or Gallobha, Lowland Scots Gallowa) is an area in southwestern Scotland. ... The DH postcode area, also known as the Durham postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Chester le Street, Consett, Durham, Houghton le Spring and Stanley in England. ... Durham (IPA: locally, in RP) is a small city and main settlement of the City of Durham district of County Durham in North East England. ... The DL postcode area, also known as the Darlington postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Barnard Castle, Bedale, Bishop Auckland, Catterick Garrison, Crook, Darlington, Ferryhill, Hawes, Leyburn, Newton Aycliffe, Northallerton, Richmond, Shildon and Spennymoor in England. ... Darlington, including the town clock. ... The DN postcode area, also known as the Doncaster postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Barnetby, Barrow upon Humber, Barton-upon-Humber, Brigg, Cleethorpes, Doncaster, Gainsborough, Goole, Grimsby, Immingham, Retford, Scunthorpe and Ulceby in England. ... , Doncaster is a town in South Yorkshire, England and the principal settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster. ... The DT postcode area, also known as the Dorchester postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Beaminster, Blandford Forum, Bridport, Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Portland, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton and Weymouth in England. ... The main road through Dorchester Dorchester is a market town in south west Dorset, England, situated on the River Frome and A35 road 20 miles west of Poole and five miles north of Weymouth. ... The DY postcode area, also known as the Dudley postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bewdley, Brierley Hill, Dudley, Kidderminster, Kingswinford, Stourbridge, Stourport-on-Severn and Tipton in England. ... Map sources for Dudley at grid reference SO9390 Dudley is a town in the West Midlands, England. ... The E (Eastern) postcode area, also known as the London E postcode area[2], is the part of the London postal district covering much of east London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Map of central postal districts The EC (Eastern Central) postcode area, also known as the London EC postcode area,[1] is a group of postcode districts in central London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The EH postcode area, also known as the Edinburgh postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Balerno, Bathgate, Boness, Bonnyrigg, Broxburn, Currie, Dalkeith, Dunbar, East Linton, Edinburgh, Gorebridge, Gullane, Haddington, Heriot, Humbie, Innerleithen, Juniper Green, Kirkliston, Kirknewton, Lasswade, Linlithgow, Livingston, Loanhead, Longniddry, Musselburgh, Newbridge, North Berwick... , Edinburgh (() pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is the capital of Scotland and its second largest city. ... The EN postcode area is a group of 11 postal districts in north Greater London which are subdivisions of seven post towns. ... Enfield Town is a town in the London Borough of Enfield. ... The EX postcode area, also known as the Exeter postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Axminster, Barnstaple, Beaworthy, Bideford, Braunton, Bude, Budleigh Salterton, Chulmleigh, Colyton, Crediton, Cullompton, Dawlish, Exeter, Exmouth, Holsworthy, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Lynmouth, Lynton, North Tawton, Okehampton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, Sidmouth, South Molton, Tiverton... A number of other places have taken their names from Exeter The city of Exeter is the county town of Devon, in England, UK. It is located at 50° 43 25 N, 3° 31 39 W. In the 2001 census its population was recorded at 111,066. ... The FK postcode area, also known as the Falkirk postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Alloa, Alva, Bonnybridge, Callander, Clackmannan, Crianlarich, Denny, Dollar, Doune, Dunblane, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Killin, Larbert, Lochearnhead, Menstrie, Stirling and Tillicoultry in Scotland. ... Falkirk (An Eaglais Bhreac in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in central Scotland lying to the north west and north east of the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, respectively. ... The FY postcode area, also known as the Blackpool postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lytham St Annes, Poulton-Le-Fylde and Thornton-Cleveleys in England. ... It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... The G postcode area, also known as the Glasgow postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Alexandria, Clydebank, Dumbarton, Glasgow and Helensburgh in Scotland. ... “Glaswegian” redirects here. ... The GL postcode area, also known as the Gloucester postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Badminton, Berkeley, Blakeney, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Cinderford, Cirencester, Coleford, Drybrook, Dursley, Dymock, Fairford, Gloucester, Lechlade, Longhope, Lydbrook, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Moreton-in-Marsh, Newent, Newnham, Ruardean, Stonehouse, Stroud, Tetbury, Tewkesbury, Westbury-on... This article is about the city of Gloucester in England; for other uses see Gloucester (disambiguation). ... The GU postcode area, also known as the Guildford postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Aldershot, Alton, Bagshot, Bordon, Camberley, Cranleigh, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Hindhead, Lightwater, Liphook, Liss, Midhurst, Petersfield, Petworth, Sandhurst, Virginia Water, Windlesham, Woking and Yateley in England. ... , For other places with the same name, see Guildford (disambiguation). ... The HA postcode area is a group of ten postal districts in north west Greater London which are subdivisions of seven post towns. ... Harrow is the principal town in the London Borough of Harrow. ... The HD postcode area, also known as the Huddersfield postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Brighouse, Holmfirth and Huddersfield in England. ... Huddersfield is a large town in England near the confluence of the River Colne and the River Holme. ... The HG postcode area, also known as the Harrogate postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough in England. ... , Harrogate is a large town in North Yorkshire, England. ... The HP postcode area is a group of twenty-three postal districts in north west Hertfordshire and East Buckinghamshire. ... Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 81,143 at the 2001 Census. ... The HR postcode area, also known as the Hereford postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bromyard, Hereford, Kington, Ledbury, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye in England. ... , Hereford (pronounced or ) Welsh: (pronounced Henforth) is a city and civil parish in the West Midlands of England, close to the border with Wales and on the River Wye. ... The HS postcode area, also known as the Outer Hebrides postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Isle of Barra, Isle of Benbecula, Isle of Harris, Isle of Lewis, Isle of North Uist, Isle of Scalpay, Isle of South Uist and Stornoway in Scotland. ... Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) redirects here. ... The HU postcode area, also known as the Hull postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Beverley, Brough, Cottingham, Hessle, Hornsea, Hull, North Ferriby and Withernsea in England. ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... The HX postcode area, also known as the Halifax postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Elland, Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Sowerby Bridge in England. ... Halifax is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England, with a population of about 82,000. ... The IG postcode area is a group of 11 postal districts in north east Greater London which are subdivisions of six post towns. ... Ilford is a district of the London Borough of Redbridge in east London, England. ... The IP postcode area, also known as the Ipswich postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around part of the East Anglia area of England. ... Timber framed buildings in St Nicholas Street The Ancient House is decorated with a particularly fine example of pargeting Ipswich (pronounced ) is the county town of Suffolk and a non-metropolitan district in East Anglia, England on the estuary of the River Orwell. ... The IV postcode area, also known as the Inverness postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Achnasheen, Alness, Ardgay, Avoch, Beauly, Cromarty, Dingwall, Dornoch, Elgin, Fochabers, Forres, Fortrose, Gairloch, Garve, Invergordon, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Kyle, Lairg, Lossiemouth, Muir of Ord, Munlochy, Nairn, Plockton, Portree, Rogart, Strathcarron... , Inverness (Scottish Gaelic: ) is a city[2] in northern Scotland. ... The KA postal area is a group of postal districts in East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire, in Scotland. ... Kilmarnock (Cill Mheàrnaig in Scottish Gaelic, and Killie locally) is a large burgh in East Ayrshire, Scotland, with a population of 44,170 [1]. It is roughly between Glasgow and Ayr. ... The KT postcode area is a group of 24 postal districts in south west Greater London and north east Surrey which are subdivisions of 18 post towns. ... Kingston upon Thames, part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, is an ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned, and is now a lively suburb of London. ... The KW postcode area, also known as the Kirkwall postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Berriedale, Brora, Dunbeath, Forsinard, Golspie, Halkirk, Helmsdale, Kinbrace, Kirkwall, Latheron, Lybster, Orkney, Stromness, Thurso and Wick in Scotland. ... Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, off the coast of northern mainland Scotland. ... The KY postcode area, also known as the Kirkcaldy postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Anstruther, Burntisland, Cowdenbeath, Cupar, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Inverkeithing, Kelty, Kinross, Kirkcaldy, Leven, Lochgelly and St Andrews in Scotland. ... Kirkcaldy (IPA pronunciation: ) is the largest town in Fife, Scotland. ... The L postcode area, also known as the Liverpool postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bootle, Liverpool, Ormskirk and Prescot in England. ... Location within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region North West England Ceremonial county Historic county Merseyside Lancashire Admin HQ Liverpool City Centre Founded 1207 City Status 1880 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Liverpool City Council Area  - Borough & City 43. ... The LA postcode area, also known as the Lancaster postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Ambleside, Askam-in-Furness, Barrow-in-Furness, Broughton-in-Furness, Carnforth, Coniston, Dalton-in-Furness, Grange-over-Sands, Kendal, Kirkby-in-Furness, Lancaster, Millom, Milnthorpe, Morecambe, Sedbergh, Ulverston and Windermere in... Lancaster is a city within Lancashire, in North West England. ... The LD postcode area, also known as the Llandrindod Wells postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Brecon, Talgarth, Builth Wells, Knighton, Llandrindod Wells, Llangammarch Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells, Presteigne and Rhayader in Wales. ... Llandrindod Wells (Welsh: Llandrindod), known locally as Llandod, is a town in mid Wales. ... The LE postcode area, also known as the Leicester postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Coalville, Hinkley, Leicester, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Oakham, Melton Mowbray & Wigston in England. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands. ... The LL postcode area, also known as the Llandudno postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Aberdovey, Abergele, Amlwch, Arthog, Bala, Bangor, Barmouth, Beaumaris, Betws-Y-Coed, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Bodorgan, Brynteg, Caernarfon, Cemaes Bay, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Corwen, Criccieth, Denbigh, Dolgellau, Dolwyddelan, Dulas, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Fairbourne, Gaerwen... , This article is about the town in Wales. ... The LN postcode area, also known as the Lincoln postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Alford, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Mablethorpe, Market Rasen and Woodhall Spa in England. ... Lincoln (pronounced //) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England. ... The LS postcode area, also known as the Leeds postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Leeds, Wetherby, Tadcaster, Pudsey and Ilkley in England. ... , Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England. ... The LU postcode area, also known as the Luton postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard and Luton in England. ... It has been suggested that Culture in Luton be merged into this article or section. ... The M postcode area, or Manchester postcode area,[1] is a group of several postal districts in Greater Manchester, England. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... The ME postcode area, also known as the Rochester postcode area[1], is a group of twenty postal districts around Medway in Kent, England. ... Rochester is a small town in Kent, at the lowest bridging point of the River Medway about 30 miles (50 km) from London. ... The MK postcode area, also known as the Milton Keynes postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bedford, Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell and Olney in England. ... , Milton Keynes is a large town in northern Buckinghamshire, in South East England, about 45 miles (75 km) north-west of London, and roughly halfway between London and Birmingham. ... The ML postcode area, also known as the Motherwell postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Airdrie, Bellshill, Biggar, Carluke, Coatbridge, Hamilton, Lanark, Larkhall, Motherwell, Shotts, Strathaven and Wishaw in Scotland. ... High flats in Motherwell Brandon Parade, the main shopping street in Motherwell, on a typical Saturday Motherwell (Tobar na Màthar in Gaelic) is a large town and former burgh in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, south east of Glasgow. ... The N (Northern) postcode area, also known as the London N postcode area[1], is the part of the London postal district covering much of north London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The NE postcode area, also known as the Newcastle upon Tyne postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Alnwick, Ashington, Bamburgh, Bedlington, Belford, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Blyth, Boldon Colliery, Chathill, Choppington, Corbridge, Cramlington, East Boldon, Gateshead, Haltwhistle, Hebburn, Hexham, Jarrow, Morpeth, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Newcastle Upon... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... The NG postcode area, also known as the Nottingham postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Nottingham including areas in Derbyshire, southern Nottinghamshire, and also Sleaford and Grantham in Lincolnshire. ... Nottingham is a city, unitary authority, and county town of Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands of England. ... The NN postcode area, also known as the Northampton postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Brackley, Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Towcester and Wellingborough in England. ... Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England on the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire, in the English East Midlands region. ... The NP postcode area, also known as the Newport postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Newport, Wales // The approximate coverage of the postal districts: ^ National Statistics, Postcode Directory Version Notes, (2006) ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004) List of postcode areas in the United Kingdom Categories... Newport (Welsh: ) is the third-largest city within Wales (after Cardiff and Swansea), in the United Kingdom. ... The NR postcode area, also known as the Norwich postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around part of the East Anglia area of England. ... This article is about the English city. ... The NW (North Western) postcode area, also known as the London NW postcode area, is a group of postal districts in north west London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The OL postcode area, also known as the Oldham postcode area,[1] is a group of postal districts in North West England that are sub-divisions of eight post towns. ... For the larger local government district, see Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. ... The OX postcode area, also known as the Oxford postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Abingdon, Bampton, Banbury, Bicester, Burford, Carterton, Chinnor, Chipping Norton, Didcot, Kidlington, Oxford, Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington, Witney and Woodstock in England. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... The PA postcode area, also known as the Paisley postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Appin, Bishopton, Bridge of Orchy, Bridge of Weir, Cairndow, Campbeltown, Colintraive, Dalmally, Dunoon, Erskine, Gourock, Greenock, Inveraray, Isle of Bute, Isle of Coll, Isle of Colonsay, Isle of Gigha, Isle of... Paisley (Pàislig in Scottish Gaelic) is a large town, and former royal burgh in the Central Lowlands of Scotland. ... The PE postcode area, also known as the Peterborough postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts covering a large area in eastern England, including Peterborough and Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, Kings Lynn in Norfolk and Boston and Stamford in Lincolnshire. ... Peterborough is a cathedral city and unitary authority in the East of England, with an estimated population of 161,000 as of 2006. ... The PH postcode area, also known as the Perth postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Aberfeldy, Acharacle, Arisaig, Auchterarder, Aviemore, Ballachulish, Blairgowrie, Boat of Garten, Carrbridge, Corrour, Crieff, Dalwhinnie, Dunkeld, Fort Augustus, Fort William, Glenfinnan, Grantown-on-Spey, Invergarry, Isle of Canna, Isle of Eigg, Isle... Perth (Scottish Gaelic: ) is a royal burgh in central Scotland. ... The PL postcode area, also known as the Plymouth postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bodmin, Boscastle, Callington, Calstock, Camelford, Delabole, Fowey, Gunnislake, Ivybridge, Launceston, Lifton, Liskeard, Looe, Lostwithiel, Padstow, Par, Plymouth, Port Isaac, Saltash, St Austell, Tavistock, Tintagel, Torpoint, Wadebridge and Yelverton in England. ... , Plymouth (Cornish: ) is a city of 243,795 inhabitants (2001 census) in the south-west of England, or alternatively the West Country, and is situated within the traditional and ceremonial county of Devon at the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar and at the head of one of the... The PO postcode area, also known as the Portsmouth postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bembridge, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Cowes, East Cowes, Emsworth, Fareham, Freshwater, Gosport, Havant, Hayling Island, Lee-on-the-Solent, Newport, Portsmouth, Rowlands Castle, Ryde, Sandown, Seaview, Shanklin, Southsea, Totland Bay, Ventnor... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ... The PR postcode area, also known as the Preston postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Chorley, Leyland, Preston and Southport in England. ... Preston, a city and local government district in Lancashire, England, is located on the River Ribble. ... The RG postcode area is a group of postal districts centered on Reading and Basingstoke in Southern England. ... Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... The RH postcode area, also known as the Redhill postcode area[2], is a group of twenty postal districts in Surrey and Sussex, which are subdivisions of eight post towns. ... Redhill is a town in the borough of Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, England and is part of the London commuter belt. ... The RM postcode area is a group of 20 postal districts in north east Greater London which are subdivisions of nine post towns. ... , Romford is a large suburban town in Greater London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. ... The S postcode area, also known as the Sheffield postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Barnsley, Chesterfield, Dronfield, Hope Valley, Mexborough, Rotherham, Sheffield and Worksop in England. ... Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. ... The SA postcode area, also known as the Swansea postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Aberaeron, Ammanford, Boncath, Burry Port, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Clarbeston Road, Clynderwen, Crymych, Ferryside, Fishguard, Glogue, Goodwick, Haverfordwest, Kidwelly, Kilgetty, Lampeter, Llanarth, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Llandysul, Llanelli, Llanfyrnach, Llangadog, Llanwrda, Llanybydder, Milford Haven, Narberth... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... The SE (South Eastern) postcode area, also known as the London SE postcode area[2], is the part of the London postal district covering much of south east London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The SG postcode area, also known as the Stevenage postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Arlesey, Baldock, Biggleswade, Buntingford, Henlow, Hertford, Hitchin, Knebworth, Letchworth, Much Hadham, Royston, Sandy, Shefford, Stevenage and Ware in England. ... Stevenage is a town and district in Hertfordshire, England. ... The SK postcode area, also known as the Stockport postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Alderley Edge, Buxton, Cheadle, Dukinfield, Glossop, High Peak, Hyde, Macclesfield, Stalybridge, Stockport ans Wilmslow in England. ... Stockport is a large town in the north west of England. ... The SL postcode area, also known as the Slough postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Ascot, Bourne End, Gerrards Cross, Iver, Maidenhead, Marlow, Slough and Windsor in England. ... Slough (pronounced ) is a town and unitary authority (Borough of Slough) in England. ... The SM postcode area is a group of seven postal districts in south west Greater London which are subdivisions of five post towns. ... View of Sutton town centre, as seen from the top of the Gibson Road car park. ... The SN postcode area, also known as the Swindon postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Calne, Chippenham, Corsham, Devizes, Faringdon, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Melksham, Pewsey and Swindon in England. ... , For other places with the same name, see Swindon (disambiguation). ... The SO postcode area, also known as the Southampton postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Alresford, Brockenhurst, Eastleigh, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Romsey, Southampton, Stockbridge and Winchester in England. ... Southampton is the largest city[1] on the south coast of England. ... The SP postcode area, also known as the Salisbury postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Andover, Fordingbridge, Gillingham, Salisbury, Shaftesbury and Tidworth in England. ... Salisbury (IPA: , or — moving from RP to local dialect) is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England. ... The SR postcode area, also known as the Sunderland postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Peterlee, Seaham and Sunderland in England. ... , The Wearmouth Bridge Sunderland (pronounced: , or ) is a city in North East England which was formerly a county borough, and is now part of the City of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear. ... The SS postcode area, also known as the Southend on Sea postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Basildon, Benfleet, Canvey Island, Hockley, Leigh-on-Sea, Rayleigh, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Stanford-le-Hope, Westcliff-on-Sea and Wickford in England. ... Southend-on-Sea is a seaside resort and unitary authority in the East of England. ... The ST postcode area, also known as the Stoke-on-Trent postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Leek, Newcastle, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Stone and Uttoxeter in England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... The SW (South Western and Battersea) postcode area, also known as the London SW postcode area[1] is a group of postcode districts in south west London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The SY postcode area, also known as the Shrewsbury postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Aberystwyth, Bishops Castle, Borth, Bow Street, Bucknell, Caersws, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Ellesmere, Llanbrynmair, Llandinam, Llanfechain, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Llanon, Llanrhystud, Llansantffraid, Llanymynech, Ludlow, Lydbury North, Machynlleth, Malpas, Meifod, Montgomery, Newtown, Oswestry... This article is about the town of Shrewsbury in England. ... The TA postcode area, also known as the Taunton postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Chard, Crewkerne, Dulverton, Highbridge, Hinton St George, Ilminster, Langport, Martock, Merriott, Minehead, Montacute, Somerton, South Petherton, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Taunton, Watchet and Wellington in England. ... Taunton is the county town of Somerset, England. ... The TD postcode area, also known as the Galashiels postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Cockburnspath, Coldstream, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Duns, Earlston, Eyemouth, Galashiels, Gordon, Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Lauder, Melrose, Mindrum, Newcastleton, Selkirk in Scotland and England. ... Bank Street Gardens, Galashiels ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... The TF postcode area, also known as the Telford postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Broseley, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Newport, Shifnal and Telford in England. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... The TN postcode area, also known as the Tonbridge postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Ashford, Battle, Bexhill-on-Sea, Cranbrook, Crowborough, Edenbridge, Etchingham, Hartfield, Hastings, Heathfield, Mayfield, New Romney, Robertsbridge, Romney Marsh, Rye, Sevenoaks, St Leonards-on-Sea, Tenterden, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Wadhurst, Westerham... Tonbridge is a market town in the English county of Kent, with a population of 31,600 in 2001. ... The TQ postcode area, also known as the Torquay postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Brixham, Buckfastleigh, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Salcombe, South Brent, Teignmouth, Torquay and Totnes in England. ... , Torquay (IPA: ) is a town in Devon, England. ... The TR postcode area, also known as the Truro postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Camborne, Falmouth, Hayle, Helston, Isles of Scilly, Marazion, Newquay, Penryn, Penzance, Perranporth, Redruth, St Agnes, St Columb, St Ives and Truro in Cornwall, England. ... Truro (pronounced ; Cornish: Truru) is a city in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... The TS postcode area, also known as the Cleveland postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Billingham, Guisborough, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Stockton-on-Tees, Trimdon Station, Wingate and Yarm in England. ... Status: Non-metropolitan county Admin. ... The TW postcode area is a group of 20 postal districts in south west Greater London which are subdivisions of 13 post towns. ... Twickenham is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London. ... The UB postcode area is a group of ten postal districts in north west Greater London which are subdivisions of six post towns. ... It has been suggested that Southalls South Asian community be merged into this article or section. ... The W (Western and Paddington) postcode area, also known as the London W postcode area[1] is a group of postcode districts in central and west London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The WA postcode area, also known as the Warrington postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts in North West England that are sub-divisions of nine post towns. ... Alternate uses: see Warrington (disambiguation). ... Map of central postal districts The WC (Western Central) postcode area, also known as the London WC postcode area,[1] is a group of postcode districts in central London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The WD postcode area, also known as the Watford postcode area, is a group of 11 postal districts around the town of Watford in Hertfordshire, England. ... Watford is a town and district in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, situated 34 km (21 miles) northwest of London and within the bounds of the M25 motorway. ... The WF postcode area, also known as the Wakefield postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Batley, Castleford, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Knottingley, Liversedge, Mirfield, Normanton, Ossett, Pontefract and Wakefield in England. ... Wakefield The Town Hall, Wood St. ... The WN postcode area, also known as the Wigan postcode area,[1] is a group of postal districts in North West England that are sub-divisions of three post towns. ... , Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England. ... The WR postcode area, also known as the Worcester postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Broadway, Droitwich, Evesham, Malvern, Pershore, Tenbury Wells and Worcester in England. ... Worcester (pronounced ) is a city in the West Midlands of England, and is the county town of Worcestershire. ... The WS postcode area, also known as the Walsall postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Burntwood, Cannock, Lichfield, Rugeley, Walsall and Wednesbury in England. ... , Walsall is an industrial town in the West Midlands of England. ... The WV postcode area, also known as the Wolverhampton postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bilston, Bridgnorth, Willenhall and Wolverhampton in England. ... // Wolverhampton is a City in the historical county of Staffordshire and metropolian county of the West Midlands. ... The YO postcode area, also known as the York postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Bridlington, Driffield, Filey, Malton, Pickering, Scarborough, Selby, Thirsk, Whitby and York in England. ... York is a city in North Yorkshire, England, at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss. ... The ZE postcode area, also known as the Lerwick postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts covering the Shetland Islands in Scotland. ... Lerwick Lerwick is the only burgh and main port of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, found more than 100 miles (160 km) off the north coast of mainland Great Britain. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 12th  - Total 1,466 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Lerwick ISO 3166-2 GB-ZET ONS code 00RD Demographics Population Ranked 31st  - Total (2005) 22,000  - Density 15 / km² Scottish Gaelic  - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}} Politics Shetland Islands Council http://www. ...

Special codes

There are at least two exceptions to this format:

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Crown dependencies

The Crown dependencies did not introduce postcodes until the early 1990s. Crown dependencies are possessions of the British Crown, as opposed to overseas territories or colonies. ...

The GY postcode area, also known as the Guernsey postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts covering Guernsey. ... The JE postcode area, also known as the Jersey postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts covering Jersey. ... Postcodes were introduced in the Isle of Man in 1993, with the island becoming the IM postcode area. ...

Overseas territories

Some of the British overseas territories have postcodes, valid for all local addresses. They were introduced between 2003 and 2005 to avoid the misdirection of mail to other destinations, and to help residents of those territories make online purchases from websites that required a postcode in order to validate the address. Location of the British Overseas Territories A British Overseas Territory is one of fourteen[1] territories which the United Kingdom considers to be under its sovereignty, but not as part of the United Kingdom itself. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Online means being connected to the Internet or another similar electronic network, like a bulletin board system. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML...

Anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Georgetown Largest city Georgetown Official languages English Government Dependency of St. ... Motto: Research and Discovery Anthem: God Save the Queen Status British overseas territory Official language(s) - Commissioner Tony Crombie Administrator Michael Richardson Area 1,395,000 km² Population c. ... Motto Leo Terram Propriam Protegat(Latin) Let the Lion protect his own land or May the Lion protect his own land Anthem God Save the Queen Capital Grytviken (King Edward Point) Official languages English Government British overseas territory  -  Head of State Queen Elizabeth II  -  Commissioner Alan Huckle Area  -  Total 3... Motto Our faith is our strength Anthem God Save the Queen Capital (and largest city) Edinburgh of the Seven Seas Official languages English Government Dependency of St. ...

Defunct postcode areas

In the mid 19th Century the beginnings of the post code system was established. London was split into 10 areas, such as SW and WC which still form the current postcode areas. In the early 20th Century (1917 in London) these were again split into districts such as SW16 which form the present postcode. At the same time major cities were split into Postal Districts. e.g. Liverpool 6, which later became L6.


However several of these postcode areas did not last the test of time:

  • London
    • NE was abolished in the 19th Century by merging E area with some parts removed from the London area altogether, several streets in East London still have NE suffixes on the street names. The NE postcode area was later recycled to Newcastle upon Tyne.
    • S was abolished in the 19th Century by merging into the SE and SW postcode areas, the S postcode area later re-emerged in Sheffield.
  • Glasgow
    • Glasgow was unique amongst UK cities as it had compass postal districts similar to London due to its status as the Second City of the British Empire, i.e. C, W, NW, N, E, S, SW, SE. When postcodes were introduced these were mapped into the new 'G' postcode area thusly: C1 became G1, W1 became G11, N1 became G21, E1 became G31, S1 became G41, SW1 became G51, and so on. As NW and SE had never been subdivided they become G20 and G50 respectively.
  • Dublin
    • Dublin was split into Dublin postal districts by the (UK) Post Office in 1917 at the same time as other major cities in the UK like Liverpool and Manchester. After the creation of the Irish Free State (later the Republic of Ireland) the Irish government did not adopt postcodes, however the Dublin postal districts remain to this day and the correct form of address is Dublin 7 etc. The post code D has not been re-used within the UK. The Irish government plans to introduce postcodes by 1 January 2008. It is not known whether numeric or alphanumeric postcodes will be used, however the need to integrate with the existing Dublin postal districts may necessitate alphanumeric postcodes, as was the case when the UK had to integrate London and other major city postal districts into postcodes in the 1960s.

Street sign in Dublin, displaying name of the street in Irish and English, with postal district number. ... Territory of the Irish Free State Capital Dublin Language(s) Irish, English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1922–1936 George V  - 1936–1936 George VI President of the Executive Council  - 1922–1932 W.T. Cosgrave  - 1932–1937 Eamon de Valera Legislature Oireachtas  - Upper house Seanad Éireann  - Lower house Dáil Éireann... Street sign in Dublin, displaying name of the street in Irish and English, with postal district number. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Street sign in Dublin, displaying name of the street in Irish and English, with postal district number. ...

Fictional postcodes

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See also

This is a list of the post towns of the United Kingdom – it appears in postcode sequence. ... This is a list of post towns in the United Kingdom, sorted by the postal area (the first part of the outward code of a postcode). ... The postal counties of the United Kingdom, now known officially as the former postal counties, were subdivisions of the UK in routine use by the Royal Mail until 1996. ... Notes A Note that the codes 0207 & 0208 do not exist: London is united under a single code, 020. ... This is a list of topics related to the United Kingdom. ...

References

  1. ^ Royal Mail - Address Management Guide (2004)
  2. ^ [1], [2], [3], [4]

External links

  • Postal Geography page from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
  • Map of UK postcode areas
  • Map of postal districts by region - can drill-down into district maps (Note: Does not work in Firefox browser.)

 
 

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