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India pin code Search by WhatPinCode.com Whatpincode.com is the India’s best pincode search engine. If you are looking to find the pincode of any area in India, then whatpincode.com is for you. Pincode, Postal Index number, in India is assigned to each area by India post. Pincode code is also called postal code or Zip code. India post, is Indian’s official postal system. It runs under the Department of India, Government of India. India post runs the most widely distributed postal system in the world. All area listing All India post office details All India post office timings All India post phone numbers

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You can also find out all the areas covered by a particular code from All pincode listing In addition to Pincodes of India, you can also find out all the details of post offices in India like their address, timings and contact number from WhatPinCode.com. What does the PINCODE (Postal Index Number) mean? Why do the Postal Department & Courier firms ask you to write the PINCODE of the addressee? Why is it so important? PINCODE Postal Index Number (PIN) or PIN Code is a 6 digit code of Post Office numbering used by India Post. The PIN was introduced on August 15, 1972. There are 9 PIN regions in the country. The first 8 are geographical regions and the digit 9 is reserved for the Army Postal Service. The first digit indicates one of the regions. The second digit indicates the sub region or one of the postal circles (States). The third digit indicates a sorting / revenue district. The last 3 digits refer to the delivery Post Office.

The first digit of PIN indicates as below:

First Digit Region States Covered
1 Northern Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir
2 Northern Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal
3 Western Rajasthan and Gujarat
4 Western Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh
5 Southern Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
6 Southern Kerala and Tamil Nadu
7 Eastern West Bengal, Orissa and North Eastern
8 Eastern Bihar and Jharkand
9 APS Army Postal Service

The first 2 digits of PIN indicate as below:

First 2 Digits of PIN Circle
11 Delhi
12 and 13 Haryana
14 to 16 Punjab
17 Himachal Pradesh
18 to 19 Jammu & Kashmir
20 to 28 Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal
30 to 34 Rajasthan
36 to 39 Gujarat
40 to 44 Maharashtra
45 to 49 Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh
50 to 53 Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
56 to 59 Karnataka
60 to 64 Tamil Nadu
67 to 69 Kerala
70 to 74 West Bengal
75 to 77 Orissa
78 Assam
79 North Eastern
80 to 85 Bihar and Jharkand
90 to 99 Army Postal Service (APS)


What is the PIN code of India?
The term Postal Index Number or PIN is also widely known as PIN code in India. It refers to the code in the post office number of the postal code system which is predominantly used in the India Post to segregate the mails. The Postal Index Number consists of six long digits
What is India 6 digit PIN code?
Postal Index Number (PIN) or PIN Code is a 6 digit code of Post Office numbering used by India Post. The PIN was introduced on August 15, 1972. There are 9 PIN regions in the country. The first 8 are geographical regions and the digit 9 is reserved for the Army Postal Service
How many codes are there in India?
There are 9 regions that have been allotted with a separate unique PIN - 8 are geographical regions and digit 9 is reserved for Army Postal Service. There is a total of 19,101 PINs covering 154,725 post offices in India, with the exception of the Army Postal Service, as of 2014
How many PIN zones are in India?
Hence, PIN codes were introduced which identified cities, districts, and states with unique codes which helped in eliminating confusion. There are nine postal zones in India, including eight geographical region zones and one for the Indian Army.
When did PIN code start in India?
Also known as Zip code or area postal code, Pin code is the post office numbering code system used by the postal service of India, India Post. The PIN was first introduced in India on August 15, 1972