Database with more than 18 thousand rows for postal office codes of Italy. The following information can be retrieved via APIs, Postal Code Number, Place Name, Admin Name, Admin Number, Longitude, and Latitude.
The following information is available on the dataset:
Italy is a country that is not only known for its amazing tourist spots, but also by its iconic Wonder of the World. Its capital, Rome is home to the Vatican – the biggest library in the entire world. The Vatican is also home to monumental works of art – things that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the entire world. Italy is also home to Florence – which houses Michelangelo’s “Davi” and Brunelleschi’s Dome. Venice and Milan are also honorable mentions that are portrayed very popularly in many media channels all around the globe.
Though Italy may have one of the best canal systems all around the globe, it certainly does not have a very complex system for ZIP codes. The Italian ZIP code is known as CAP and is often used by companies to post products and deliveries to an accurate location without having to invest extra resources. Just like it was introduced in the United States through USPS, Italy was one of the first countries to adopt the use of ZIP codes. It has been around ever since the first of July 1967.
The ZIP codes in Italy work in a very unique pattern, something that you might not even find in other countries of the world. Here is a rough breakdown of what exactly happened, and how it works today:
Some anomalies such as the city of Gorizia are still assigned the same ZIP code they had before: 34170. Trieste still has 34100. The province of Gorizia now has a code range from 3407x to 3409x. Trieste follows the same pattern to 3401x to 3406x. The provinces that were established after the first ZIP code were given a unique postal code that followed the capital ZIP code, followed by xx170. This is perhaps why Isernia has a ZIP code of 86170 and Oristano has 09170. The current ZIP code process in Italy is not something that an average mind can understand easily. The biggest flaw in the country’s ZIP code was that the same postcode can be used to refer to various locations. Though it has been changed to adopt for new provinces, it still remains an enigma even today. This is why large municipalities of Italy have multiple ZIP codes.
This database was extracted from Geonames.org and Wikipedia websites.
Feb, 20, 2020
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