3-digit postal code France

This dataset depicts the boundaries of all 3-digit postal code areas in France. This French postal code system is developed by the French national postal service (La Poste) to divide France in different areas. With this system each French region gets a unique code and locations can be found easily.

Postal codes in France are known as code postal. The postal code system in France was introduced in 1964. Another system is called Courrier d’Entreprise à Distribution EXceptionnelle (CEDEX). This system is designed for large organisations or post office box holders that receive large volumes of mail.


This data depicts the boundaries of 3-digit postal code or districts within the country of France. These 3-digit postal codes are part of the official 5-digit postal code that contain the following characters and features:

  • The first two digits represent the département in which the city is located
  • The next three digits identify the local postal office in charge of mail delivery


The current 3-postal code (code postal) range of France (FR) is: 010xx – 958xx. The lowest 4-digit postal code (010xx) starts in Saint-Denis-Les-Bourg in the region Les Rhône-Alpes. The highest postal code (958xx) is located in Enghien-Les-Bains. This is in the region of Île-De-France.


SourceLa Poste
Year of coverage2015
FormatCSV, Shapefile, KML, GEOJSON, XML

Variables in this dataset

When you purchase this dataset, you will receive data that draws all 3-digit postal code areas on the map. Furthermore, you also get the following features:

  • 3-digit postal code

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