AB postcode area

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Aberdeen postcode area
AB is located in the United Kingdom
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Postcode area AB
Postcode area name Aberdeen
Post towns 24
Postcode districts 40
Postcode sectors 176
Postcodes (live) 16,576
Postcodes (total) 37,813
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The AB postcode area, also known as the Aberdeen postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts around Aberdeen, Aberlour, Aboyne, Alford, Ballater, Ballindalloch, Banchory, Banff, Buckie, Ellon, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Insch, Inverurie, Keith, Laurencekirk, Macduff, Milltimber, Peterculter, Peterhead, Portlethen, Stonehaven, Strathdon, Turriff and Westhill in Scotland.

Coverage[edit]

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
AB10 ABERDEEN Aberdeen city centre, Bridge of Dee, Mannofield Aberdeen
AB11 ABERDEEN Aberdeen city centre, Torry Aberdeen
AB12 ABERDEEN Aberdeen, Altens, Ardoe, Banchory Devenick, Blairs, Bridge of Dee, Cove Bay, Maryculter, Nigg, Portlethen Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
AB13 MILLTIMBER Milltimber Aberdeen
AB14 PETERCULTER Peterculter, Upper Anguston Aberdeen
AB15 ABERDEEN Aberdeen, Bieldside, Craigiebuckler, Cults, Hazlehead, Kingswells, Mannofield, Milltimber, Summerhill Aberdeen
AB16 ABERDEEN Aberdeen, Mastrick, Northfield, Middlefield, Cornhill, Sheddocksley Aberdeen
AB21 ABERDEEN Aberdeen, Blackburn, Bucksburn, Dyce, Fintray, Kinellar, Newmachar, Whiterashes Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
AB22 ABERDEEN Aberdeen, Bridge of Don, Danestone, Grandholm, Persley Aberdeen
AB23 ABERDEEN Aberdeen, Balmedie, Belhelvie, Bridge of Don, Potterton, Whitecairns Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
AB24 ABERDEEN Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen, Woodside, Tillydrone, Seaton, Bedford Aberdeen
AB25 ABERDEEN Aberdeen city centre, Kittybrewster, Foresterhill, Rosemount, George Street Aberdeen
AB30 LAURENCEKIRK Aberdeenshire
AB31 BANCHORY Aberdeenshire
AB32 WESTHILL Aberdeenshire
AB33 ALFORD Aberdeenshire
AB34 ABOYNE Aberdeenshire
AB35 BALLATER Aberdeenshire
AB36 STRATHDON Aberdeenshire
AB37 BALLINDALLOCH Moray
AB38 ABERLOUR Moray
AB39 STONEHAVEN Stonehaven, Newtonhill Aberdeenshire
AB41 ELLON Aberdeenshire
AB42 PETERHEAD Hatton, St. Fergus Aberdeenshire
AB43 FRASERBURGH Crimond Aberdeenshire
AB44 MACDUFF Aberdeenshire
AB45 BANFF Aberdeenshire
AB51 INVERURIE Aberdeenshire
AB52 INSCH Aberdeenshire
AB53 TURRIFF Aberdeenshire
AB54 HUNTLY Aberchirder, Cabrach, Cairnie, Forgue, Gartly, Glass, Kennethmont, Lumsden, Rhynie, Rothiemay Aberdeenshire, Moray
AB55 KEITH Moray
AB56 BUCKIE Moray
AB99 ABERDEEN Non-geographic postcode Aberdeen City

Originally, only postcode district numbers AB1 to AB5 were used, but in August 1990 the area was recoded to allocate a separate district number to each Post Town. At the same time, the postcode districts IV33, IV34 and IV35 were recoded as part of AB38.

Map[edit]

AB postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas. DD postcode area IV postcode area PH postcode area
AB postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby DD, IV and PH postcode areas.
Detailed map of postcode districts and post towns in and around Aberdeen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012.  Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)