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What is Nigeria Zip Code? Full List – Postal Code for Nigeria States



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You must at one point in time came across a question like what is Nigeria Zipcode? or What is Nigeria Postal code? These questions often come mostly when filling an online form for international transactions, registration, or application and then you ask yourself, what exactly is a zip code or postal code? Not to worry, in no time it will all be crystal clear as this article will do justice to the two, just keep reading.

What is the Zip Code for Nigeria?

The zip code for Nigeria is 00176-0000 and please note that these codes are equivalent to the ZIP codes used within the US. Another thing you should know is that Zip code is not too different from the Postal code, only that Zip code is only used by The US while other countries including Nigeria, UK, France, China, etc use the Postal code. So when next you are asked what is postal code? It simply means a zip code. This article will provide you with the full list of all Nigeria Zipcode and Postal codes in the States.


What does Zip Code stand for or mean?

Some Nigerians especially the newbies, get confused and frustrated when they came across the Zip Code & Postal code field, which is why I will list the complete zip/postal code for Nigeria states. You can have it on your system as a text file and just copy it anytime you need Nigeria’s zip code for any of the 36 states in Nigeria.

What does Zip Code mean? Zip Code means Z= Zone, I= Improvement, P= Plan Code. Zone Improvement Plan (Zip) Code is used by The US while Nigeria uses Postal code. They are both used for mailing purposes.

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Nigeria postal codes are numeric, 6-digits in number. Nigerian Postal Service (Nipost) divides Nigeria into nine regions. Number ascertain to each region, make up the first digit of its Postal code, the first 3 digits of the code (the second and the third digits combined with the first) are the dispatch district for outgoing sorting and the last three digits are for the various post office in each region for delivery.

The zip and postal codes for Nigeria states in this article are for the head offices in each state, you will notice they all end with 001. Our next articles on this topic will feature all the area zip/postal codes for each town/local government in every 36 states of Nigeria. Check out the zip/postal codes for Nigeria states.


Full List of Nigeria States Postal Codes (All 36 states in Nigeria).

  States                                                                       Zip codes /Postal Codes

ABIA, Umahia440001
Adamawa, Yola640001
Akwa Ibom, Uyo520001
Anambra, Akwa420001
Bornu, Maiduguri600001
Delta, Asaba320001
Ebonyi, Abakaliki840001
Edo, Benin300001
Imo, Owerri460001
Jigawa, Duste720001
Kebbi, Bernie Kebbi860001
Kogi, Lokoja260001
Kwara, Ilorin240001
Lagos, Mainland100001
Lagos, Island101001
Niger, Minna920001
Ogun, Abeokuta110001
Ondo, Akure340001
Osun, Osogbo230001
Oyo, Ibadan200001
Plateau, Jos930001
Rivers, Port-harcourt500001
Taraba, Jalingo660001
Yobe, Damaturu320001

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