ZE postcode area

Postcode district boundaries:
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ZE is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 60°13′34″N 1°12′04″W / 60.226°N 1.201°W / 60.226; -1.201
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns1
Postcode districts3
Postcode sectors4
Postcodes (live)650
Postcodes (total)749
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The ZE postcode area, also known as the Lerwick postcode area,[2] is a group of three postcode districts covering the Shetland Islands in Scotland. The letters in the postcode are derived from Zetland, an archaic spelling of the islands' name that was the name for the council area until 1975.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
ZE1 SHETLAND Lerwick, Scalloway Shetland Islands Council
ZE2 SHETLAND Most of Mainland, Yell, Unst, Fetlar, Foula, Fair Isle Shetland Islands Council
ZE3 SHETLAND Virkie Shetland Islands Council


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ZE postcode area map, showing postcode districts and the post town.
ZE postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and the post town in grey text.

The KW postcode area is situated to the southwest.

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  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. 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)

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