Your Zip Code Or Other Country Mail Id

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  1. loosewire

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    Does any any other country use a zip code type of mailing Id.
     
  2. #12

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    England has some strange method of attaching things like, "SW19" to an address, but I don't live in England so I don't know what those mean.
     
  3. strantor

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    yes. canada, singapore, spain, philippines, and korea are some countries I've been to where I noted that there were postal codes. The philippines uses a postal code, plus they divide cities into smaller sections, called barangays, which are also part of the address. The addresses in korea are so convoluted that I hope you never need to send anything there; it surely will never reach it's destination.
     
  4. bertus

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    Hello,

    In holland we have a "postcode" system.
    The "postcode" consists of 4 numbers and 2 letters.
    The adress is completed with the housenumber and the extention.
    Inside a "postcode" there can be 24 houses.

    Bertus
     
  5. Markd77

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    The UK system makes sense once you get used to it. The code is something like M1 8XZ or BS8 9AB. The first letter (or two letters) represent an area (Manchester or Bristol in the above codes).
    The number after that divides the area into smaller patches (1 will be in the centre and then higher numbers farther out). The second part of the code divides the patches into streets or parts of streets.
    London needs so many codes that they use compass headings as the first part of the code.
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. loosewire

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    What color is the Queen.
     
  7. VoodooMojo

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    caucasian.
     
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  8. VoodooMojo

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    Markd77,
    before their passing, my parents address was
    4 magnay rd
    drayton, norwich, norfolk NR8.

    Has that numbering system been changed?
     
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  9. Markd77

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    The Queen mostly lives in Buckingham Palace (postcode SW1A 1AA) so she is pale blue.
     
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  10. Markd77

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    It's still the same NR = Norwich
    The full code would be NR8 6BT
     
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  11. debe

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    Here in Australia each town with a post office there is a post code. Mine is 5576, the first number designates the state.
     
  12. Georacer

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    In Greece, there's a 5 digit number designated to every area of some thousand people or so. In my previous, rural home, the postal code was 352 00. I don't know if it breaks down to some meaningful blocks.
     
  13. thatoneguy

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    Since UPS and FedEx, all of them do, even if they don't actually use it internally very often, other than census, etc.

    There was somewhere you could get a "Postal Code" CD for like $50, but now it is free online with UPS, USPS and FedEx if you have the address and just want to look one up.

    Databases hate Null fields, so everybody gets a postal code, whether they like it or not.
     
  14. R!f@@

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    Until recently, our post code makes no sense whatsoever.

    But now it's online and pretty good.
     
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