Database with the postal office codes from Switzerland. The dataset has more than 4k rows and provides information like the place name, zip code, admin code, longitude, and latitude.
This is a very detailed database with data about the postal codes in Switzerland. The dataset is accessible via API and developers can perform queries and consume the data using the API playground.
This dataset provide the following information for each zip code of Switzerland:
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There were no Postal Codes from Switzerland's history, but on the 26th of June 1964, Postal Codes were introduced in Switzerland. Here we will discuss the ideology of Switzerland.
The first country to introduce Postal Codes was Germany. Germany introduced Postal Codes in 1941 to make things easier. After Germany, the United States was the second to introduce Postal Codes in the year 1963. Following these two, Switzerland also introduced Postal Codes in 1964.
In Switzerland, if a place is assigned a 4-digit Postal Code, it gets a locality status. However, it will not become an independent political municipality. The site will stay as an official locality. Some states have some areas under them. There are communes like Worblanfen and Ziegelbrücke. These have some smaller areas under their name as a commune, so these smaller areas don't get a Postal Code to avoid ambiguity.
One of the most important things for better understanding is the Postal Code for the large cities' local post offices. Due to this reason, the 6-digit postCodes are assigned to these individual local postboxes inside the cities.
The Postal Code system of Swiss includes Liechtenstein, which is known as the German enclave of the famous Büsingen am Hochrhein. Before January of 2020, Cagmione also had the Swiss postCode. It helped them with the entry into the Union Custom Areas of Europe.
The terminology of assigning Postal Codes in Switzerland is geographical. Here the Codes are assigned geographically from west to east. The Postal Codes are not given according to any political divisions like the districts. However, the Postal Codes are given following routing allocations like the railway and bus routes. One fantastic thing here is that the Postal Codes are assigned, so that big cities' Postal Codes end with 00. However, the city is not considered to be a big city where there is no big center.
The areas in Switzerland are divided into nine total parts known as Postal districts. They are assigned numbers from the west to east, where each district is again divided into Postal areas. There is one restriction about having subdivided areas. This restriction is that there could be no more than 100 units in one Postal area.
The Postal Codes in Switzerland areas are mentioned below.