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User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2669 posts, RR: 4
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6937 times:

It was kinda interesting to see people post their National Health cards. I would have loved to see how the numbering systems work (tho obviously I wouldn't ask folks to divulge theirs).

TQ apparently means Torquay in the British postal service's scheme of things.

NB means New Brunswick to Canada Post.

In the US, the ZIP code is preceeded by a digraph that denotes the state (AZ for Arizone, NE for Nebraska, UT for Utah...) But the letters "B" and "Q" are the only two that do not appear in any of these digraphs.

I have been to New Brunswick (where is the old Brunswick?) but not to Torquay.

If your country uses an alphanumeric postcode system, then I declare our countries allies.

I will start, despite my country's insistence on a rigidly logical all-numeric system:

San Leandro, California 94577

(even though I live closer to the "Estudillo" post office)


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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3083 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6938 times:

Reno, Nevada 89521

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User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6938 times:

AP, APO 96319 (America Pacific)

User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5664 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6929 times:

Neutral Bay, Australia 2089.

[As an interesting aside; the name was given to the bay in Sydney Harbour that was used to anchor non-British ships from countries that the Empire was not at war with. It's biggest users were Americans, particularly whalers.]

Gemuser



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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3008 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6920 times:

Moscow, Russia - 117465

San Francisco, California - 94121


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26495 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6898 times:



Quoting Airstud (Thread starter):
In the US, the ZIP code is preceeded by a digraph that denotes the state (AZ for Arizone, NE for Nebraska, UT for Utah...) But the letters "B" and "Q" are the only two that do not appear in any of these digraphs.

Actually, the digraph is not necessary. The ZIP code is all that is needed to find the city and state. Indeed, for single family homes, all you would need to write is the ZIP plus 4 and they would get you your mail without issue. That said, the USPS prefers that the state be written as the digraph, instead of written out or using one of the older abbreviations. For example, California used to normally be abbreviated Calif., whereas it is now CA.

Anyway, I digress.

Los Angeles, California (CA) 90067

Camarillo, California (CA) 93012

Los Angeles, California (CA) 90035

When I lived in London, my postal code was SW8 3QD



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6896 times:

Honolulu, HI 96813

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6887 times:
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Eden Glen, 1613

I don't think the post codes have any pattern or meaning here.



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User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6888 times:

Mine is WA (Warrington, the main area) 7 (Town, Runcorn in my case) 4 (Postcode sector) EG (Postcode unit).

So mine is WA7 4EG. I don't really care, you don't know my house number Big grin

You can post a letter in the UK with just for example:

1
WA1 1WA

Each road has it's own postcode as far as I know.


User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6874 times:

Nagoya, Japan 〒455-0008

Japan has a special character created to denote the post code or serve as a general logo for the postal service. "〒"

DeKalb, IL USA 60115

Calabanga, Cam. Sur, Philippines 4405

Anyway another interesting thing to note would be the standard placement of the post code on one's mailing address.

For example:

Mr. Blah Blah
123456 Street Rd
DeKalb, IL 60115
USA

JAPAN
〒455-0008
Prefecture City Ward District

Mr. Blah Blah
12345 Street Rd, Barangay (Neighborhood)
4405 Province
Philippines


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26495 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6869 times:



Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 8):

Each road has it's own postcode as far as I know.

I don't believe each road, but I think each block does. Possibly each block of terraced houses.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6865 times:
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Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 8):

But if we punch your post code into Google Earth we can narrow it down to a couple of houses  Smile



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3369 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6800 times:

In the Netherlands we use a system with 4 numbers and 2 letters. These 6 digits are a unique identifier on a street level. The 4 numbers identify the area. Usually a city, but it can also be a district depending on the size of the city. The 3 letters identify the street. To give one example; my previous adress had zip code 5213 CR.

If you add the house number to the zip code, then that's all the postal services need to get your letter delivered. Of course everyone still uses the full adress details when sending letters. But some people/companies only list their zip code for as return adress.

Because our system is so detailed, there is even a lottery on zip codes that is quite popular. For security it also helps. A lot of people engrave the zipcode in their bike, if it gets stolen then it can still be identified at the police station, not that they ever find a stolen bike, but that's for another thread.

Here's the English languange site about our zip codes.
http://www.postcode.nl/index?TreeID=2



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6796 times:



Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 8):
So mine is WA7 4EG. I don't really care, you don't know my house number

But I think you can find it out. When I temporarily "lost" my cousin's house (near Bristol) recently and while the local pub - just about 800 m away - did not know where the street was, they were easily able to work out I had given them the wrong post code, cos it was for the other side of Bristol. They were even able to volunteer what the correct one probably was, and once I had located my cousin's house, I found they were right.

We were transported from 2519 (Fairy Meadow) to 2500 when the exit onto Mt Ousley Rd was blocked off and what is more we then had the choice of living in three different suburbs as far as Aus Post were concerned because all three are 2500.

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 3):
the name was given to the bay in Sydney Harbour that was used to anchor non-British ships from countries that the Empire was not at war with

Ha, never knew that. a.net is amazing!!!  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1558 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6785 times:

Just four digits here in Belgium, each city has its own zip. Mine is 4300...

It's five digits in France, the first two are for the department and the three others are for the city.



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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6782 times:

2000.

Real simple one.  Wink


User currently offlineIdealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6765 times:



Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 8):
Each road has it's own postcode as far as I know.

Yes you are right every single road in the UK has a post code, for instance i live on a loop with five or six small cul de sacs sprouting off it, they have different road names and thus different post codes!

I live in the SL area (short for Slough unfortunately) and my office is in the HP post area which is short for Hemel Hempstead area even though we are in High Wycombe, this HP address extends as near as makes no difference all the way up to the MK area.


User currently offlineTootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6763 times:
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San Diego, CA 92101

It is always about size and this one is not long enough. Jeez


User currently offlineP3Orion From United States of America, joined May 2006, 544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6741 times:

Evanston, IL 60201

I was raised in Edinboro, PA 16412



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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6727 times:

My post code:

Basically, the Bahamas is too small to bother with them. Makes it a real pain when going to a petrol station in the US, where you have to swipe your credit card and punch in the ZIP code, before you can start pumping.



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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6722 times:

Born in Madera, CA 93637

Raised in Temecula, CA 92592 (the same house was 92590 before the city got big enough to warrant pultiple ZIPs)

Went to school/worked at California State University San Marcos, CA 92096 (an example of a "unique" ZIP code -- the area where the university is in is 92069, but the university had a unique ZIP, you could address mail to

Lincoln [My last name]
IITS (my department)
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

and it would be delivered)

Spent some time in Cleveland, OH 44114, before buying a house in Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.

Something I didn't realize/consider before recently is ZIP codes can span multiple cities -- e.g. my current ZIP, 44118, also covers areas of Cleveland, University Heights, East Cleveland, Shaker Heights, and South Euclid)

It is also possible, IIRC, to identify the state using the first two digits of the ZIP without the state abbreviation.



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User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6719 times:

New York, NY 10031

And in NYC you can learn (approx) what part of town and the last two digits increase as you go north in Manhattan



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User currently offlineSbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6698 times:

WR3 - Worcester (think the 3 is something to do with the area of Worcester - Claines)


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User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6670 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 10):
I don't believe each road, but I think each block does. Possibly each block of terraced houses.

I'm 99.99% sure each road has it's own post code. It's not done like in the US were a postcode is over a big area. My old house was on one of 6 dead end roads off a main road, and the post codes were WA7 4BF/G/H/I etc depending which one you were on. Mine was WA7 4BL.

Quoting Andz (Reply 11):
But if we punch your post code into Google Earth we can narrow it down to a couple of houses Smile

Be my guest, and see the crappy area I live in :P For the stalkers out there, punching my name in on a BT residential phone number search wouldn't work either as it's my friends house and they have a different surname to me, so don't try  Wink.

I will be honest, our postcode system is probably better than the US version. I just don't "get" the whole number thing. Saying that, what good is a decent mail network when they're always off striking....


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11657 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6663 times:

I currently live in Santa Rosa CA 95407, but, among other places I have lived are:Gresham OR 97080, Portland OR 97219, Vancouver WA 98661, Juneau AK 99801, and Pendleton OR 97801. On old maps, the state of Washington is abbriviated both WN and WT. I also remember Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver BC as being V5K 3N7.


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25 Dragon6172 : Virginia Beach, VA 23464 Grew up in Davenport, IA 52804 (The reason it is easy for me to remember the number of feet in a mile, because all the zips i
26 VarigB707 : my current zone improvement plan is 76040
27 Kiwiandrew : Same with Mauritius , though in some respects it would make life easier as a lot of streets have an official name which appears on what few maps ther
28 Andz : I have seen it, on BBC! How far away is The Archer?
29 Sunshine79 : It depends on the length of the road. The main road in Sunderland has over 700 buildings, and probably stretches over 4 districts. My postcode is SR4
30 Post contains links Ajd1992 : About a mile. The majority of the filming locations are close to where I live. It's not actually called The Archer in real life, that's just a fake n
31 PPVRA : Atlanta 30339
32 Brendan03 : Werribee 3030, VIC. Australia. (32km South-West of Melbourne, if anyone's interested)
33 Roadrunner165 : Nome, Alaska 99762 filler filler filler
34 Helvknight : Here in Switzerland 5400 (Stadt Baden - each post office has it's own code) When I lived in London SE6 2NZ (Catford, Lewisham)
35 AmricanShamrok : We don't have postal codes in Ireland (yet) but here's my US residence code: Chicago, Illinois 60631
36 MarSciGuy : Grew up in 03259 - N. Sandwich NH Went to college in Castine, ME 044210 Lived in Newport RI - 02840 Currently live in Kenyon, RI 02836 FWIW I'd guess
37 DesertJets : That's semi common, and with that people tend to take the more desireable local and use that as their city when addressing mail vs. the city their ho
38 LTU932 : We don't have real postal codes in Costa Rica (I don't even know why), but I can give you my old postal codes from Germany. They were for the same pla
39 Vhqpa : In Australia it a 4 digit system where the first digit (2 in the NT) represents the state/territory we have 08xx - Northern Territory 2xxx - New South
40 Gordonsmall : My old postcode was KA18 4AR, however a few months ago I moved a handful of miles down the road (to the next villiage in fact!) but since my new abode
41 Clemsonaj : 29670 - Pendleton, South Carolina But have lived in 24327 (Emory, VA) and 37818 (Mosheim, TN)
42 COIAHLGW : Tomball, TX 77377 Exmouth, Devon, EX8 4JE
43 Go3Team : Henrico, VA 23233 Past residences: Richmond, VA 23235 Richmond, VA 23234 Midlothian, VA 23113 Charlotte, NC 28215 Winston - Salem, NC 27103 Palo Alto,
44 Shamrock321 : We do have postal codes, just not very specific ones! Mine is Co.Dublin whih covers a large area of North Dublin as well as a totaly seperate are in S
45 Gemuser : That's not totally, strictly true. There are boarder towns/localities in one state which receive their mail from a post office/mail centre in another
46 SmithAir747 : When I lived in London, 2004-2007, to study at King's College London, I lived at a University of London hall of residence (International Hall) on Lans
47 TZ757300 : I am split between Lewes, DE 19958 or Morgantown, WV 26505
48 ShyFlyer : Guess I'll play too: ABQ NM 87121
49 WrenchBender : Some I have had in the past X1A 3P6 Yellowknife NWT V8L 2E5 Sidney BC K2P 0A9 Ottawa Ont B3K 2XO Fleet Mail Office, Halifax NS V0S 1B0 Fleet Mail Offi
50 Baroque : Hit post at the same time as edit. Sorry.[Edited 2010-01-04 02:17:45]
51 Baroque : And we nearly have a linked logical telephone system [quote=Vhqpa,reply=39]In Australia it a 4 digit system where the first digit (2 in the NT) repres
52 Evomutant : I have one of each at the moment, with working in the UK for a while. Canada- Calgary, T2W 2M3 UK- Oxford, OX4 1JB
53 Post contains links Baroque : http://postcode.royalmail.com/portal...ageId=pcaf_pc_search&gear=postcode Does this help? To find a POSTCODE Building number: e.g. 17 (Do not use hyph
54 BNE : Do you want to try this: Send you a postcard with; ajd1992 (insert name as per profile, as long as its correct) WA7 4EG UK and see if it reachers you
55 Andz : Slightly off topic... In American movies and TV they always use 555-XXXX for phone numbers, but in Cape Town there are real 555-XXXX numbers
56 Ajd1992 : You could, but I live with a friend so my surname isn't the same as theirs, I'm Williams and theirs isn't. You would need my house number for it to r
57 BNE : 1st part you must get some mail; and that is part of how good is your mail man; as long as you get some mail.
58 Baroque : Not exactly, but it appears I have cut it down to one of 20. From the facility quoted above. PS what happened to 3, 5 and 7?
59 RayChuang : My postal code is: Sacramento, California 95864 There's also a Plus 4 number, but I won't give that out on my ZIP postal code for privacy reasons!
60 Ajd1992 : I do get mail, but if you tried to find an "Andrew Williams" in WA7 4EG, you wouldn't find one. I'm not part of the family that lives in this house.
61 Baroque : Don't worry, if he has most of a dartboard, I can send him my list.
62 RJLover : Victoria, BC, V8Y 2N1 I used to have V8R 3R5...but moved.[Edited 2010-01-04 13:07:23]
63 AmricanShamrok : Yeah but that's just Dublin as in D1, D2 etc. For the majority of the country we don't.
64 Babybus : Just for your information the postcodes of SW London are alphabetical. There is also no Northeast London code as it was thought this would be confused
65 N1120A : I know how it works in the UK. The first 3 designate a larger area and the second 3 designate a smaller one. I think it all depends on how dense the
66 GrahamHill : In France, post codes use the number of the "département" (county). Each county is classified from 1 to 100 in alphabetical order. Therefore the coun
67 Extspotter : It does. I live in Newton Abbot, Devon. My postcode is TQ12 4TH.
68 FatmirJusufi : 10000 Pristina, Kosovo
69 Falstaff : home Taylor, MI 48180 work Trenton, MI. 48183 Mom & Dad St. Louis, MO. 63146 I have also lived at Aurora, CO. 80015 Wildwood, MO. 63011 Warrensburg, M
70 Post contains links Bananaboy : http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/postal.html#uk Seems that each individual post code has approximately 15-20 properties on average. UK postcodes are as
71 YYZatcboy : M6J 2R5 here in Toronto
72 UltimateDelta : Bellevue, Nebraska 68005 filler filler filler
73 PlymSpotter : It's also one of the smaller Post Code areas that I can think of. Conversely, Exeter (EX) and Plymouth (PL) both stretch for up to 50 miles from the
74 Czbbflier : In Canada, postal codes are assigned to very specific places: streets, a block, or even a single building. I think there are even single post office b
75 AznMadSci : With US Zip codes, you can sorta tell what part of the country people live. Those with 0xxxx tend to live in the Northeast and increase going down the
76 KaiGywer : Currently in : Bismarck, ND 58504 For foreign cards, use 00000
77 Viscount724 : My last 3 postal codes: CH-1260 - Switzerland (25 km from GVA). For local use, the country code CH is usually omitted. T2P 2W3 - Calgary, Alberta V6J
78 Bongodog1964 : The UK postcode towns as mentioned above are those with a main sorting office. Generally these 1st two letters give a good idea of where a place is, t
79 Texan : Places I consider home (or home away from home): Dallas, TX 75218 Dallas, TX 75231 Denver, CO 80203 South Royalton, VT 05068 Texan
80 Signol : My postcode starts NR2 ... When I lived in France, my postcode was 75014. As far as I remember, there is no 75000... There were also "Cedex" postcodes
81 IH8BY : I believe this is the case. I think OX1 is the centre and to the south/southwest, OX2 is northwest, OX3 northeast, and OX4 is East (and southeast) Ox
82 SouthwestMDW : Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211. I know Milwaukee has a few postal codes, I believe they are mostly 532XX. Previous places I've lived: Marquette, Michigan
83 StarAlliance38 : Not that far lol! Here are the ones I use frequently: Chesapeake, VA - 23321 Norfolk, VA - 23505 and 23509 Suffolk, VA - 23435
84 QantasA333 : Gawler, Australia - 5118 (Approx 40km north of Adelaide, SA)
85 Signol : How big is Gawler? I know someone else who lives there... signol
86 Springbok747 : Glenelg North, 5045. filler filler
87 WestJetForLife : My former postal code (before I moved out/was kicked out by parents): T1Y 5B4 My current postal code will remain classified. Girlfriend doesn't like m
88 QantasA333 : It's pretty big 20,000 people as of 2006, but is set to grow rapidly with new developments being built all around.
89 Post contains images DanVS : Mine, in Brazil: 05010-040 São Paulo - SP. This is a map I made showing the pattern of the Brazilian postal codes. It shows the Brazilian 1st and 2nd
90 Jetjack74 : 98003 Federal Way, WA
91 Iainbhx : As far as I know each road does have its own postcode. A large road may have more than one postcode. However, what you suggest may not quite work in
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