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.
- PINCODE or PIN – stands for Postal Index Number.
- It is Unique Numbering System used by the Post Offices across India.
- It is 6 Digit Number.
- 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]
60 – Bangalore [Sub Region and Sorting District]
004 – Basavanagudi [Delivery Post Office].
- To search for PINCODE: http://www.mapsofindia.com/pincode/
- To Know about PINCODE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_Index_Number
Do write PINCODE while writing the Address!!!!!