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Nigeria ZIP Code & How To Avoid Mistake

Get Nigeria Zip Code here and see clear difference between Nigeria Zip Code and Nigeria Postal Code. Please 234 is NOT Nigeria Zip code but Nigeria dialing code. Read this article to discern how Zip code works and what postal code stands for.

Nigeria ZIP Code

Nigeria ZIP code required online? When required to input your ZIP code and you're from Nigeria, please don't mistakenly input country dialing code of 234 blah blah blah. That's not correct. But anyway it is, check out the correct and working Nigeria Zip Code below.

ZIP Code vs Postal Code

Zip code and postal code work alike as both issue a signal of location. Both codes serves as a distinctive identity number or letter for each and every area of the world. Zip code or postal code do make it easier to track and find their actual location a post, check or things is to be delivers to.

Meanwhile, ZIP code is used only in the United States. That is, zip codes are not recognised in any other part of the world except US as they do not utilise postal code in the US too.

However, the main difference between zip code and postal code is that zip code is used as a code in United States while postal code is used in rest of the world.

What is Zip Code?

ZIP code is postal code system that is being used mainly by U.S. Postal Service (USPS) since 1963. Zip meaning, ‘Zone Improvement Plan’ was introduced to make the mail travels system more effective and efficient as when sender insert the zip code of a regions then it became easy to sort out the posts that belong to that specific region/area/city.

What is Postal Code?

A postal code or post code is a set of letters or digits appended to a postal/mailing address for the purpose of sorting mail. This system is being used by other countries including Nigeria except U.S.

Postal codes are generally assigned to geographical areas, however, special codes are used for individual addresses or to institutions that receive large volumes of mail such as government institutes/departments/agencies and large commercial companies.

Nigeria Postal Code?

Postal codes in Nigeria are numeric, consisting of six digits. NIPOST, the Nigerian Postal Service, divides the country into nine regions, which make up the first digit of the code. The second and third digits, combined with the first, are the dispatch district for outgoing sorting. The last three digits represent the delivery location. A delivery location can be any of the following; a post office facility, a rural area, or an urban area.

What is Nigeria Zip Code?

Before you get the ZIP code for Nigeria...

Do note that United States Postal Service has codes for other countries which basically serve as their respective ZIP code (because you love calling it ZIP code) which are used when handling deliveries. These codes are equivalent to the ZIP codes used within the US.

So, Nigeria Zip Code in any circumstances is always:

Nigeria ZIP Code
"00176"
Or
"00000"

Do endeavour to search zip or postal code lookup website to know the actual postal address code for your area if the case to provide postal code arise as well.

What about +234?

+234 is just Nigeria country dialing code. You only include that when you're to calk in from another country to Nigeria.

Bottom line

Zip Code and Postal Code are same things, they serves same function but ZIP code is used only United States while postal code is used in other countries for example, Nigeria, Ghana, etc but not in the United States.

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