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