Post town

  • post town
    categorypostal administration unit
    locationunited kingdom
    found inpostcode areas
    number~1,500 (as of 2013)
    governmentroyal mail
    subdivisionspostcode districts

    a post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the united kingdom and ireland, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system.[1] including the correct post town in the address increases the chance of a letter or parcel being delivered on time. post towns in general originated as the location of delivery offices. as of 2004, their main function is to distinguish between localities or street names in addresses not including a postcode.[2]

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Post town
CategoryPostal administration unit
LocationUnited Kingdom
Found inPostcode areas
Number~1,500 (as of 2013)
GovernmentRoyal Mail
SubdivisionsPostcode districts

A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system.[1] Including the correct post town in the address increases the chance of a letter or parcel being delivered on time. Post towns in general originated as the location of delivery offices. As of 2004, their main function is to distinguish between localities or street names in addresses not including a postcode.[2]

Other Languages
català: Postal town
Cymraeg: Tref bost
Deutsch: Post town
हिन्दी: पोस्ट टाउन
Nederlands: Post town
Scots: Post toun
Simple English: Post town
中文: 郵鎮