Have you ever wondered what is the difference between Zip Codes and Postal Codes? There is not much difference between them really. Some countries use zip codes while others use postal codes.

The United States Postal Service (UPS) uses ZIP Codes to distribute its mails. ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan.

difference between postal codes and zip codes

Get the correct Postal Code for Business or Organisation in Enugu

Many businesses and organizations write the wrong postal codes for their businesses in Enugu. See the correct codes, as published by the Nigerian Postal Service, proudly brought to you by

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The Nigerian Postal Service has also created ZIP codes to distribute its mails in Nigeria. However, they are not called Zip Codes in Nigeria – and in all of the British Commonwealth countries. Instead, they are known as Postal Codes.

Bothcodes however essentially mean the same thing – an alphanumeric number assigned to different locations in a country. The numbers enable the post office to precisely target locations where it delivers mails around a locality.

Why Postal Codes are Important

Therefore whenever anyone adds Zip or Postal Codes to their home or postal addresses, mails will be delivered faster and more efficiently as the Code pinpoints an exact location within a country.

Does every location in Nigeria have a code then? The answer is yes! Consequently, every community in the 774 local government council areas of Nigeria has a Code. The Nigerian Postal Service has done a tremendous job of putting every village in Nigeria on the postal map.

Are you interested in finding out what the postal code of your village is? Click here to check out the Nigeria Postal Agency Directory of Postal Codes.

Enugu businesses advertise wrong postal codes

Now, with this issue cleared, do you sometimes wonder what is the postal code for your location in Enugu metropolis? Unfortunately, many businesses in Enugu are advertising the wrong codes – you don’t have to write it if you’re not sure! I have seen a business located in Independence Layout write it’s postal code as 400221! As soon as I read that, my mind said, “No sir, that’s not correct. The correct code is 400271.”

Bloggers also copy and paste wrong postal codes

However, note that there are many unscrupulous individuals trying to copy and paste the authentic Nigeria Post Office directory of Postal Codes and hosting them online as their own creation. Thus, it’s probably from these unofficial websites that many people copy the wrong codes for their businesses.

Difference between postal codes and zip codes