Thursday, 1 March 2012

What is Zip Codes ?

Zip codes are a one kind of codes that uses any parts of the world for mail services. It is also known as Postal Code or Post Code. In February 2005, 117 of the 190 member countries of the Universal Postal Union had postal code systems. Zip codes contains with numerical number (0-9) and letters of the ISO basic Latin alphabet. Usually a zip code has 3-10 numerical numbers. A zip code helps to identify the part of the
country and city, which divided into many sector by postal service holder. That means, when you send a mail to your recipient address, you must need to select the proper zip code of that address. Otherwise, your mail will be not sent in that address. Zip codes target the location of sector in that city. A city consists with many house, block no, road no, sector no, police station and sometime it has the power of headquarter in that division.

There is no any accurate information of date about zip codes introduce. But in December 1932, Zip Codes were first introduced in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics but that system was abandoned in 1939. Again in 1941, Germany was introduced zip codes system.

Zip Codes have some reserved characters such as: 'F', 'I', 'O', 'Q', 'U' and 'Y' for technical reasons. Besides this, these codes are usually assigned to geographical areas; special codes are sometimes assigned to individual addresses or to institutions that receive large volumes of mail, such as government agencies and large commercial companies and in some parts of the world it is also known as many other names.

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