Nigerian ZIP codes - 110211

ZIP is the shortcode for Zone Improvement Plan. This is a system that the United States Postal Service has used since 1963 to identify states and regions, while postal codes for other countries are used for the same purpose. This means that zip codes are employed in the United States and other countries, while other countries call this form a zip code.

So when you want to enter a postcode or your country postcode, you don’t need to search postcodes like Ogun, Abia, Owerri or any other postcode city or state. All you have to fulfil is fill in the international postcode for Nigeria. You can use 110211, 234010, or 001706. Using any of these results will work for your situation.

The Nigerian Postal Code was designed by NIPOST (Nigerian Postal Service) and consisted mainly of 6 digits. NIPOST has divided the country into 9 regions, so our postcode in Nigeria starts from 1 to 9. The second & third digits, combined with the first digit, refer to the shipping district for the outgoing classification. For the last three digits, it relates to the exact location in the region where the post will take place.

So when you enter a local postcode, for example on websites in Nigeria or on services that need to be delivered to your home, you can start to search for the postcode or zip code of your city or state, as some may still do it look (remember, this is a US ZIP code only).

If you want to know how to find and use postal codes correctly in Nigeria, this guide will walk you through some easy to agree on terms.

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has a chronological distribution of the postal codes of the various cities and regions of the country.

Unlike some countries where postal codes usually have alphabets, codes in Nigeria are represented by only 6 digits regardless of region.

NIPOST splits the country into 9 regions, and these regions determine the first digit of the 6-digit code; while your local post office determines the last 3 digits at the end of the code.

What is a postal code?

A postal code is a series of codes that may contain numbers, alphabets and/or punctuation marks used to classify a postal address.

A postcode in many English speaking countries is also referred to as postcode, pin code, postcode, etc., depending on the country. They all denote the same thing and serve the same purpose, regardless of the name given to them.

How to find a postal code

Many Nigerians make the mistake of filling out postal codes for physical or online transactions. This can cause delays in the delivery of packages.

As I mentioned earlier, Nigerian zip codes are not limited to geopolitical locations or states. Each local government, city and sometimes region has its own postal codes.

So whenever you are asked to enter a zip code in an online/offline format, be sure not to use your status, but the exact location.

Here’s how to find a postcode in Nigeria:

  • Visit the homepage of
  • Click on the state you are in
  • Choose your local government.
  • Find your city

List of Zip Codes to use in Nigeria’s 36 State

Adamawa 640001

Akwa-Ibom 520001

Anambra 420001

Bauchi 740001

Borno 600001

Cross-River 540001

Delta 320001

Ebonyi 840001

Edo 300001

Enugu 400001

Imo 460001

Jigawa 720001

Kaduna 8000014

Kano 700001

Katsina 820001

Kebbi 860001

Kogi 260001

Kwara 240001

Lagos, Island 101001

Lagos, Mainland 100001

Niger 920001

Ogun 110001

Ondo 340001

Osun 230001

Oyo 200001

Plateau 930001

Rivers 500001

Sokoto 840001

Taraba 660001

Yobe 320001