Cyprus Postal Services
Cyprus Postal Services is the postal operator of Cyprus and operate the government-operated Post Office. A legacy of British colonial rule is the use of pillar boxes (mail boxes) with the initials of the British monarch, although after independence they were painted yellow.
Cyprus adopted a new postcode system on October 1, 1994. The alphanumerical code precedes the name of the town or city, hence:
CY-1900 NICOSIA CYPRUS
The 'CY' prefix is only required for mail originating from abroad.
The postcode number ranges for the administrative areas are:
Nicosia District: 1000-2999 Limassol District: 3000-4999 Famagusta District: 5000-5999 Larnaca District: 6000-7999 Paphos District: 8000-8999 Kyrenia District: 9000-9999
The system covers the entire island, including the disputed area under Turkish occupation known as the 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus', but only a few have been allocated. Mail to that part of the island must be sent via 'MERSIN 10, TURKEY', as it is not recognised by the Universal Postal Union.
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