List of postal codes in China

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Postal code of China)
Jump to: navigation, search
2-digit postcode areas China (defined through the first two postcode digits)

Postal codes in People's Republic of China (simplified Chinese: 邮政编码(邮编); traditional Chinese: 郵政編碼(郵編); pinyin: yóuzhèng biānmǎ (yóubiān)) are postal codes used by China Post for the delivery of letters and goods within Mainland China.

China Post uses a six-digit all-numerical system with four tiers: the first tier, composed of the first two digits, show the province, province-equivalent municipality, or autonomous region; the second tier, composed of the third digit, shows the postal zone within the province, municipality or autonomous region; the fourth digit serves as the third tier, which shows the postal office within prefectures or prefecture-level cities; the last two digits are the fourth tier, which indicates the specific mailing area for delivery.

Although Hong Kong and Macau each have their own individual postal systems, they were assigned postal codes by China Post.[1][2] The postal code for Hong Kong is 999077, and Macau 999078. However, due to the geographical limitations and different political systems, the postal codes are not in use as China Post does not operate in these territories. Both SARs do not have any postal codes within their territories for delivery, except the ones assigned by China Post. In Hong Kong, Hongkong Post serves as the official postal bureau, and its equivalent in Macau is Correios de Macau. All mails between Mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau are treated as international mails.[3]

The Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan), on the other hand, is not under control of the People's Republic of China. Therefore, even though it was assigned official postal codes by China Post, those codes are not in use. ROC's postal bureau, Chunghwa Post, uses a different postal code system. All mails between the PRC and the ROC are treated also as international mails, and mailing to Taiwan from Mainland China actually requires the use of the postal codes set forth by Chunghwa Post. The range 000000–009999 is not in use.

Contents

Municipalities[edit]

Beijing – 10[edit]

100600 (exact code, not a range) is exclusively for diplomatic and foreign institutions (regardless of actual location in Beijing), with preferential (priority) delivery.

102008 is exclusively for venues of 2008 Summer Olympics, which announced use on July 1, 2007 and discontinued on September 30, 2008.[4]

Shanghai – 20[edit]

Tianjin – 30[edit]

Chongqing – 40[edit]

North China – 0[edit]

Inner Mongolia – 01-02[edit]

West (01)[edit]

East (02)[edit]

Shanxi – 03-04[edit]

North (03)[edit]

South (04)[edit]

Hebei – 05-07[edit]

Southwest (05)[edit]

East (06)[edit]

West (07)[edit]

Northeast China – 1[edit]

Liaoning – 11-12[edit]

East (11)[edit]

West (12)[edit]

Jilin – 13[edit]

Heilongjiang – 15-16[edit]

East (15)[edit]

West (16)[edit]

East China – 2[edit]

Jiangsu – 21-22[edit]

South (21)[edit]

North (22)[edit]

Anhui – 23-24[edit]

North (23)[edit]

South (24)[edit]

Shandong – 25-27[edit]

Northwest (25)[edit]

East (26)[edit]

Southwest (27)[edit]

East China – 3[edit]

Zhejiang – 31-32[edit]

North (31)[edit]

South (32)[edit]

Jiangxi – 33-34[edit]

North (33)[edit]

South (34)[edit]

Fujian – 35-36[edit]

North (35)[edit]

South (36)[edit]

Central China – 4[edit]

Hunan – 41-42[edit]

North (41)[edit]

Major in South (42)[edit]

Hubei – 43-44[edit]

Major in East (43)[edit]

Major in West (44)[edit]

Henan – 45-47[edit]

Northeast (45)[edit]

Southeast (46)[edit]

West (47)[edit]

South China and Guizhou – 5[edit]

Guangdong – 51-52[edit]

Major in East (51)[edit]

Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center is located in Xiaoguwei of Panyu District, but the post code uses 510006.

Major in West (52)[edit]

Guangxi – 53-54[edit]

West (53)[edit]

East (54)[edit]

Guizhou – 55-56[edit]

South (55)[edit]

North (56)[edit]

Hainan – 57[edit]

Southwest China – 6[edit]

Sichuan – 61-64[edit]

Central and Southwest (61)[edit]

West (62)[edit]

East (63)[edit]

Chongqing also uses post codes starting with "63" before 1997.

Southeast (64)[edit]

Chongqing also uses post codes starting with "64" before 1997.

Yunnan – 65-67[edit]

East (65)[edit]

South (66)[edit]

West (67)[edit]

Northwest China – 7[edit]

Shaanxi – 71-72[edit]

East (71)[edit]

West and Central (72)[edit]

Gansu – 73-74[edit]

North (73)[edit]

South (74)[edit]

Ningxia – 75[edit]

West China – 8[edit]

Qinghai – 81[edit]

Xinjiang – 83-84[edit]

North (83)[edit]

South (84)[edit]

Tibet – 85-86[edit]

Most areas (85)[edit]

Nyingchi (86)[edit]

SARs – 9[edit]

  • Space Post Office – 901001[5]
  • Hong Kong – 999077 (not in use)
  • Macau – 999078 (not in use)

References[edit]

External links[edit]