Do you know what a zip code means? Do you know the difference between a zip code and a postal code? Do you know the correct zip code for your location?
Do you know we have different postal codes in the same state depending on your location in the state?
If you don’t, here’s a post on the zip code of Nigeria and the postal code of Nigerian states.
Have you been thinking 234 is a zip code for Nigeria? Have you tried to fill out a form online and entered +23401 as the postal code and were told it’s not correct?
If you have done any of the above before and you are confused about the correct zip code of your location, follow up with this article to know the correct and valid zip code of your location in any place in Nigeria.
What Does Zip Code Mean?
“ZIP” stands for Zone Improvement Plan. The zip code is only used in the United States, while every other country uses the postal code.
Even though the zip code and postal code serve the same function, the zip code for Nigeria is handled by Nigeria Postal Service.
However, the United State Zip code is handled by the United State Postal Service (USPS). United State Postal Services have different codes for every other country that are used when handling postal services.
The USPC code for Nigeria is 00176000.
What Is The Difference Between Zip Code And Postal Code?
Zip Codes are Zone Improvement Plan only used in the United States while every other country uses postal codes instead.
Zip Codes is one of the things people don’t know much about.
For instance, as a Nigerian, if we are filling a form and we are asked to input our Zip code, what we input with the speed of light is +234.
This is incorrect as +234 is the International dialling code. For example, if anyone wants to call your line from abroad they will be required to add +234 before dialling your phone number.
So to cut the long story short, +234 is not Nigeria zip code. If you didn’t know this before, now you know in case someone else makes the same mistake in your presence, you now have the knowledge to correct them.
The General 5 digit zip code for Nigeria that has been working for us is 23401 or 110001 or 00176.
This is the normal zip code used for Nigeria. So whenever you are asked for a zip code while filling a form online, just input any of those numbers and you are good.
However, sometimes with the improvement of technology and for security reasons, the general zip code for Nigeria might not work because you will be required to enter the zip code for the exact location you are in.
Therein comes the postal codes for Nigerian states and their local governments.
The Nigeria Postal Service has handled this well and has created Postal codes for each area in Nigeria, therefore each State, Local Government Areas, City, have different postal codes.
Postal Codes For States In Nigeria
Abia – 440001
Abuja – 900001
Adamawa – 640001
Akwa-Ibom – 520001
Anambra – 420001
Bauchi – 740001
Bayelsa – 560001
Benue – 970001
Borno – 600001
Cross River – 540001
Delta – 320001
Ebonyi – 840001
Edo – 300001
Ekiti – 360001
Enugu – 400001
Gombe – 760001
Imo – 460001
Jigawa – 720001
Kaduna – 700001
Kano – 800001
Katsina – 820001
Kebbi – 860001
Kogi – 260001
Kwara – 240001
Lagos Mainland – 100001
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Lagos Island – 101001
Nasarawa – 962001
Niger – 920001
Ogun – 110001
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Ondo – 340001
Osun – 230001
Oyo – 200001
Ondo – 340001
Osun – 230001
Oyo – 200001
Plateau – 930001
Rivers – 500001
Sokoto – 840001
Taraba – 660001
Yobe – 320001
Zamfara – 860001
Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Zip Code For Delta State?
Zip code is the same thing as postal code for Delta State which is 320001.
What is The Zip Code For Kaduna State?
It is the same as the postal code for Kaduna which is 700001
What is The Nigeria Zip Code For Abuja?
Postal code for Abuja is 900001
There you have the postal code to all the 36 states in Nigeria. Zip code of Nigeria is used interchangeably with the postal code of Nigeria.
What is the Zip Code To Call Nigeria?
+234 followed by the number you want to call. If you’re in any country and you want to make a call to any number in Nigeria, you should insert +234 followed by the number you want to call.
Note that the first number in front of Nigerian phone numbers which is 0 should be removed followed by the remaining numbers.
Let’s give an instance, to make a call to this Nigerian number, 080 456 789 44 from another country, dial +234 80 456 789 44 and that’s all.
Billing Zip Code For Nigeria
If you’re trying to make purchase online or trying to do monetary transactions online which is international, you’ll be asked to insert the billing zip code.
Majority of the time, using 23401 works, however if you use it and it’s still bringing error, then know that it is your postal code that you need to insert instead.
Stay tuned to the updates of the postal codes for the local governments in each state in other posts.