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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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15 thoughts on “Know Your PINCODE

  1. After reading this blog, I go to know the significance of the pin code & how it is actually made & how all postmaster know where to drop the parcel just by looking at the pin codes. Thank you for sharing the brief knowledge about the pin codes. I guess every one should read this blog.

  2. Very informative and useful to know more about PINCODE…u have pinned the apt info at the right place ….. please keep updating with such info in the future also

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