3-digit postal code Switzerland

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

Postal codes in Switzerland are known as code postal. The current Swiss postal code system is numbered from west to east. In this system, the postal codes of Liechtenstein are also included. The Liechtenstein postal code starts at 9480 and ends at 9499.


This map depicts the boundaries of 3-digit postal code or districts within the country of Switzerland. These 3-digit postal codes are part of the official 4-digit postal code system. The 4-digit postal code contains the following characters and features:

  • The first digit represent a specific Swiss district
  • The second digit features an area
  • The third digit feature a specific delivery route
  • The fourth digit represent a specific Swiss post office number


The current postal code (code postal) range of Switzerland (CH) is: 1000 – 9999. The lowest 4-digit postal code (1000) starts in the southwest area around Lausanne. The highest postal code (9999) is located at the Thunersee and Brienzersee. These are the large lakes in the west of Switzerland.


SourceSwitzerland Postal Service (Swiss Post)
Year of coverage2017
FormatCSV, Shapefile, KML, GEOJSON, XML

Variables in this dataset

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

  • 3-digit postal code

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