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Bangladesh Postal Code

Bangladesh is a country in Southern Asia and is located on the Bay of Bengal bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma. Bangladesh has flat plains, and most of the country is situated on deltas of large rivers flowing from the Himalayas.

On the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border at Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying river land which flows into many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. Tropical monsoons, frequent floods and cyclones inflict heavy damage in the delta region.

From an administrative point of view, Bangladesh is divided into eight units (Divisions), which are also divided into 64 districts. The eight divisions in Bangladesh are shown as follows; Barishal, Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Maimansingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet. The ZIP codes in Bangladesh consist of four digits which are assigned to the various districts respectively to the administrative units.

Normally, the word "thana" in South Asia indicates a police station. The concept can also be extended to certain areas controlled by a police station. In this "Thana" sense indicates a subcategory of the district. Therefore, the 64 districts of Bangladesh are divided into 490 units sometimes which is called "upazilas". Comparable to this concept is for example the "district" in Germany. The zip codes of Bangladesh are segregated in such a way that the first 2 digit out of 4 digit zip code which indicates the head post office of main regional town and the final 2 digits of the zip codes indicates the secondary post office in the town.


Bangladesh is a predominantly Muslim country, and Islam's adherents in Bangladesh celebrate the joyous festival of the two Eids, Eid-ul-Fitr, and Eid-ul-Azha, the month of Ramadan, Shab-e-Qadr, Shab-e-Barat etc. Hindus in Bangladesh celebrate Durga Puja, Kali Puja and Janmastami.


Bangladesh lands are bounded to some neighbourhood countries lands like Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and mostly by India. Bangladesh covers the total land area of 148,460 km², which has ranked 92nd largest nation in terms of lands.

Water area

Some part of Bangladesh is surrounded by water which is 6.4% in total if calculated in percentage. Some of water even comes from himalayan river and even from bay of bengal and Andaman sea.


Saka Haphong at Mowdok range in Bangladesh has the highest evaluation of 1,063 metres, in the southern part of hilly region of Bangladesh. Mountain area occupies the 12% area in the country and some part of the mountain also lies between Nepal.

Unitary Divisions Of Bangladesh

  • Dhaka
  • Chittagong
  • Barisal
  • Khulna
  • Rangpur
  • Rajshahi
  • Sylhet
  • Mymensingh

The last two digits of pin code indicates the secondary post office in the area.

Post office

The Post Office Act 1866 was introduced in 1867. In September 1878, they started the post office in East Bengal Circle and the headquarters was formed in Dhaka. The delivery offices were formed in Chittagong, Mymensingh, Comilla, and Noakhali . And there are a total of 2750 post offices. This service was commercially launched in a limited scope (in 104 post offices) on 10 May 2010. However, in response of overwhelming demand, this service has now been expanded in 2750 post offices throughout the country including all district Head Post Offices, Upazila and important/busy rural Post Offices.

Types of postal stamps

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These are the first eight postal stamps which were issued and used in Bangladesh with their cost mentioned below

  • The first stamp costs 0.10 Taka (currency of Bangladesh)
  • The second stamp costs 0.20 Taka
  • The third stamp costs 0.50 Taka
  • The fourth stamp costs 1 Taka
  • The fifth stamp costs 2 Taka
  • The sixth stamp costs 3 Taka
  • The seventh stamp costs 5 Taka
  • The eighth stamp costs 10 Taka

Some of best courier and mailing services which are mostly used in Bangladesh

  • Global mail express
  • Sundarban courier service PVT. LTD
  • Master Air International Courier
  • Overseas Courier Service
  • Dreamland Courier Service Limited
  • MR Trade Services
  • Azad Express Parcel Service LTD
  • Dhaka Courier Services
  • Aramex International
  • World Vision Bangladesh
  • Karatoa courier Services LTD (KCS)
  • Freight Express LTD
  • Rainbow Parcel Service LTD
  • Pioneer Courier service Ltd
  • Bangladesh National Courier Service
  • Speed Post Express
  • World Runner Express LTD.

Postal Code details for Major States in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Postcode
Postcode type and position 4 digits to the right of the locality name, separated from the latter by a dash.

Barisal – XXXX
Coding method XXXX
XX (First 2 digit) ---> head post office of main regional town
XX (Last 2 digit) ---> thana/secondary post office
Address format The second line of the address indicates the sub-office, the area, the street or the village name of the addressee. A sub-district (Thana) might optionally be given on the line before the district name and the postcode.
Examples Mr.XXX   addressee
Amtali   sub-office (area /street /village)
Barguna   city (delivery post office)
Barisal – XXXX   locality - postcode
Bangladesh   country

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • What is the official name of the postal service in Bangladesh?
    The official postal name of Bangladesh is the Bangladesh Post Office.
  • How many postal codes does Bangladesh have?
    There are more than 1,340 postal codes in Bangladesh.
  • What is the postal code for the capital of Bangladesh?
    The capital city of Bangladesh is Dhaka and its postal code starts from 1000 to 1362.
  • Give the alpha three-letter country code of Bangladesh?
    The three-letter country code of Bangladesh is BGD.
  • How many digits are found in the Bangladesh postal code?
    There are four digits found in the Bangladesh postal code.