Postal codes in Israel
Postal codes in Israel (Hebrew: מיקוד, Mikud) are numeric and consist of seven digits. They are assigned from north to south, thus, Metula in the north has 10292 as its postal code, and Eilat in the south was assigned 88xxx. Jerusalem postal codes start with the digit 9, although this does not correspond with its geographical location. Each postal code corresponds to a mail carrier route or RR, thus, when the letters are sorted by the postal code, they are assigned to a specific carrier.
Army unit postal codes start with a 0 and are not changed even if a unit is roaming.
In March 2012 the Israel Post service announced that it will move to a seven-digit postal code from 5 December 2012, although this date was subsequently put back to 1 February 2013. Changes to specific postal codes may be searched on Israel Post's website.
Starting on February 2013 the Israel postcodes change from 5 to 7-digit. The 5-Digit codes will be valid until 31. January 2013.
- "איתור מיקוד". Israel Post, 05/03/2012. Retrieved 2012-10-31.