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About postal codes in Switzerland
This map depicts the boundaries of all 4-digit postal code areas in Switzerland. The Swiss postal code system is developed by the Swiss national postal service (Swiss Post) to divide Switzerland into 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 codes start at 9480 and end at 9499.
Postal code structure of Switzerland
This map depicts the boundaries of 4-digit postal code or districts within the country of Switzerland. These 4-digit postal codes are the highest level of the current Swiss postal code system. The official 4-digit postal code contains the following characteristics and features:
- The first digit represent a specific Swiss district
- The second digit represents an area
- The third digit represents a specific delivery route
- The fourth digit represents a specific Swiss post office number
Current postal code range of Switzerland
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.