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One Day while writing an address, My son was curious to know about what is PINCODE and why it is required in the Address.   Then I found some  information about the PINCODE.  Here with sharing the details for your benefit.

  1. PINCODE  or PIN  – stands for  Postal Index Number.
  2. It is Unique Numbering System used by the  Post Offices across India.
  3. It is 6 Digit Number.
  4. Each Digit in the PINCODE has its own Significance.
  •  1st Digit – Indicates the Post Office Region [Note: According to the Postal Number System our Country is divided into 8 Region].

                1 – Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Chandigarh
                2 – Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkand
                3 – Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
                4 – Chattisgarh, Goa, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh
                5 – Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka               
                6 – Kerala,Lakshadweep, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu
                7 – Orissa, West Bengal, North Eastern States and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
                8 – Bihar and Jharkhand

  • 2nd Digit – Indicates Sub Region of the Post Office
  • 3rd Digit – Indicates Sorting or Revenue District [Note: 2 and 3rd Digit will be used together]
  • Last 3 digits – Indicates Delivery Post Office
  • Example: PINCODE – 560004
             5 – Karnataka [Region]
             60Bangalore [Sub Region and Sorting District]
             004 Basavanagudi [Delivery Post Office].

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        Do write  PINCODE while writing the Address!!!!!

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