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What is PinCode?

Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is the identifier used by India Post to locate geographical regions and post offices in India. The PINcode is 6 digit code. The first digit of Pincode indicates the regional zone, the second digit indicate the sub region or the postal circles, the third digits represents a revenue district. The last 3 digits The final three digits are assigned to individual post offices.


There are nine PIN zones in India, including 8 regional zones and one functional zone. The nine PIN zones cover the Indian states and union territories as follows:

  1. Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir(including Pakistan-administered Kashmir), Chandigarh
  2. Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
  3. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  4. Goa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh
  5. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka
  6. Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry, Lakshadweep
  7. Orissa, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  8. Bihar, Jharkhand
  9. Army Post office(APO) and Field Post office(FPO)

Pincode By Indian States