Do you find yourself stumped when faced with a field asking for your zip code on an internet form? We are not accustomed to using zip codes, and neither are the rest of the people in Ghana. Accra, Kumasi, and Koforidua do not have postal codes. To make use of zip codes in Ghana, you’ll need to download the Ghana Post GPS app and send mail to the local post office.
What are zip codes
‘Zip’ is an abbreviation for ‘Zone Improvement Plan.Postal service in the United States is greatly aided by zip codes. Zipcodes, or postal codes, are represented by a series of alphanumeric characters. It represents the location where a piece of mail is going to be delivered.
The United States Postal Service reportedly established zip codes in 1963. The USPS adopted this method after determining that it could more quickly and efficiently route mail by utilizing zip codes.
In Ghana, there are no such things as zip codes. South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya are just a few of the other African countries that make use of postal codes. The US postal code system is not valid in Ghana. Instead, the Ghanaian postal code system is used to expedite letter delivery.
What is the Postal Codes for Ghana
GhanaPostGPS is a service that helps with the country’s postal code. All buildings in Ghana now have digital addresses thanks to GhanaPostGPS, streamlining the delivery process. With a properly configured GhanaPostGPS, you can have your mail brought right to your door.
What is the difference between zip code and postal code
The Ghana Post Service utilizes postcodes rather of zip codes, although that’s the only real distinction. All of these are used to specify where packages and letters should be delivered when they are mailed.
Example of Postal codes for ghana
The postal code for Ghana is the first 5 digits of your digital address. (click here to generate the digital address for your area). Here is an example of postal for Accra;GA145which represents Ghana’s Independence Square. TheGAstands for thePostcode district, where theGrepresents theGreater Accra Region,Afor theAccra Metropolitan District, and the145representing thepostcode area. Other areas haveGA107,GA185. etc.
Ghana does not have zip codes instead we use the postal code system. However, if you are in Ghana and you have to fill an international form online but the form requires you to insert a ZipCode, don’t hesitate to key in 00233 or 23321. This will not have any effect on the form. Also, remember that if you are required to key in your Postal Code, it is the first five digits in your Digital Address. For example, if your DIgital address is AK-504-184, then your Postal Code is AK504.