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Postal Codes

Postal codes are a relatively recent development in addressing, designed to speed the sorting and processing of mail by assigning unique numeric or alphanumeric codes to each geographical locality.

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List Of Postal Codes In The Faroe Islands
... The postal codes in the Faroe Islands by the postal service Postverk Føroya use the country's code FO, e.g ... Alphabetically by town Town/Village Postal Code Akrar 927 Argir 160 Argir (P.O. 350 Viðareiði 750 Víkarbyrgi 928 Æðuvík 645 Øravík 827 Numerically by postcode Postal Code Town/Village 100 Tórshavn 110 Tórshavn (P.O ...
List Of Postal Codes In Denmark
... Postal codes (Danish postnumre) in Denmark are 4-digit codes ... The postal codes 1000-1999 are each assigned to individual streets and large mail recipients, such as companies, organizations or public administrations ... Not included in this list are postal codes for postal service centres and bulk mail receivers, the latter using the postal codes 0800-0990 (a more elaborate list can be found on the Danish entry 'Danske ...
Canadian Postal Codes - History - Implementation
... Minister Eric Kierans announced that a six-character postal code would be introduced, beginning with a test in the City of Ottawa on 1 April 1971 led by John E.J ... Carisse, Canada's first Postal Code Officer ... The introduction of such a code system allowed Canada Post to easily speed up, as well as simplify, the flow of mail in the country ...

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