If you are an online person, you have probably stumbled across “Zip Code” when filling a form. Wherever you are in Ghana, whether Accra, Takoradi, Kumasi or Tamale, you may be required to enter a zip code at most online shop outlets for delivery to be confirmed.
The most common codes people give are 00233, 23321, or 233+ (two numbers from the old calling system. Remember that some years back, making a call to Accra would require you to start with “021”. But do these codes really make sense?
What are Zip Codes?
Zip codes are strings of numbers (and sometimes letters) that help postal services determine where a piece of mail is being sent to. ZIP in itself stands for Zone Improvement Plan and can vary between five or nine digits or numbers or a combination of number and letters.
Is Ghana Zip Code the same as Ghana Postal Code (PostCode)?
Ghana Zip code and Ghana postal code stands for a set of code that is used in sending letters, posts and deliveries to other locations. The main difference between zip code and postal code is that zip code is a term used by United States sites while the postal code is used by other websites that are not US based.
What is the Ghana Zip Code or Postal Code for Ghana?
Like the beginning of this article said, the zip and postal code for Ghana is a huge debate.
It is important to also note that it is very wrong to assume a Zip or Post Code for a whole country. By their mere design and definition, Zip Codes are for subdivisions of a country or larger area.
Therefore to even say “Ghana Zip Code” does not make a lot of sense.
That notwithstanding, some say that you should use 00233, others say 23321. However, we have to note that Zip Codes and Postal Codes are issued by the country’s government mailing service. In Ghana, we have Ghana Post.
GhanaPost recently launched the GhanaPostGPS App which provides a 5 x 5 addressing system for everywhere in Ghana. If you are filling a form for a Ghanaian online shop, I recommend you use the postcode provided in the GhanaPOST GPS App. You can download the app by clicking here: Download GhanaPostGPS App.
Check your precise Ghana Zip Code or Postal Code by also using the browser version of the app here.
Zip or Postal Codes for Popular Areas in Greater Accra Region
We used the GhanaPostGPS App to generate Zip and Postal Codes for some very popular areas in Accra.
- North Ridge – GA015 – GA017, GA028 – GA031, GA052 – GA054, GA076, GA080
- West Ridge – GA050, GA051, GA077, GA107
- Gold Coast City – GA078, GA079, GA110, GA111
- Osu – GA032, GA035, GA055, GA056, GA081, GA082, GA112 – GA115, GA146 – 148
- Victoriaborg – GA143 – GA145, GA184 – GA186
- Asylum Down – GA027, GA028, GA048, GA049, GA073
- Adabraka – GA050, GA074 – GA076, GA100 – GA103
- Tudu – GA105, GA106, GA141, GA142
Using the Zip and Postal Code for Areas in Ghana
However, remember that when filling a form and you are providing your shipping or delivery address, you need to be very specific. The Ghana Postal Code alone will not deliver the package to you. You need to include your area name as well as a notable landmark if you do not trust your house number.
Final recommendations on what to use for Ghana Zip Code
I recommend that you stick with Addresses provided by the GhanaPostGPS App. However, if you are unable to use it, try 00233 or 23321 (which are only backed by hearsay).
If you need help with getting the Zip Code for your area, just comment below. All other comments are welcomed.
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