The Swiss Postcodes

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The Swiss Post was established on 1 January 1849 with the goal of delivering letters, parcels, people and money transfers. Initially shipments were transported by train and beginning with 1903 onwards were used vehicles. Since 1906 there exists Postbank bank. In 1920 they started with the areas of telephony and telegraphy. In 1997, as a result of liberalization, the Post has been divided into two groups: the company with the same name is responsible for letters, parcels, banking and transport of people and Swisscom manages the telecommunications network. In January 2013, the post office has been transformed into a joint stock company.
Today the Post also offers solutions for e-commerce, such as online shops, e-mail safe, security certificates on the internet and solutions for electronic recording of patients. In addition, the postal system is committed to the sustainable environment, a healthy working environment and sustainable procurement.

ZIP codes in Switzerland

The Swiss postal codes were introduced June 26, 1964, as the third country in the world, after Germany and the United States. The Swiss postal code and four digits. Postal codes do not have any political significance, because a municipality may have different ZIP and the same postal code can also be used for various municipalities. The Swiss system is also connected to the Principality of Liechtenstein. In addition, the German city of Büsingen and the Italian enclave of Campione d'Italy have a Swiss postal code.

The Swiss postal code system

The postal code consists of four figures, each of them giving us a geographic information. The first number defines the zone, while the second number indicates the region. For example: 1xxx - Western Switzerland (South), 10xx - Region Lausanne, Echallens (north-west). The numbering starts west and continues to the east. The third number is meaningless. The fourth number specifies the destination. Important postal codes are 8000-8099 for Zurich, Bern 3000-3030, 9000-9029 St. Gallen and 4000-4059 for Basel.

Foreign places with Swiss postal codes

Even the German city of Büsingen and the Italian enclave of Campione d'Italy have a Swiss postal code. In addition to their National ZIP code, Champion Italy has also a Swiss ZIP code: 6911 as well as in the case of Büsingen: 8238.

Postal codes for Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein uses the Swiss postal codes:

  • 9485 Nendeln
  • 9486 Schaanwald
  • 9487 Gamprin-Bendern
  • 9488 Schellenberg
  • 9489 Schaan Log
  • 9490 Vaduz
  • 9491 Ruggell
  • 9492 Eschen
  • 9493 Mauren
  • 9494 Schaan
  • 9495 Triesen
  • Balzers 9496
  • 9497
  • Triesenberg Planken

If you do not find the postal code you're looking for, we advise you to use our research of ZIP codes.

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