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China is the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. It is a unified multi-ethnic country with the Han nationality as the main nation. China is one of the four earliest civilized nations in the world with Yellow River and Yangtze River. China has emerged on the international stage as a fast-growing power house in Southeast Asia.

China is bordered by 14 countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Vietnam. Furthermore it shares borders with Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, and Taiwan.

China country’s zip code ranges from 000000–009999 and it was originally marked for Taiwan (The Republic of China) but is not used because it not under the control of the People's Republic of China. Mail to ROC is treated as international mail, and it uses the postal codes which were set forth by Chunghwa Post. Codes which starting from 999 are the internal codes which are used by China Post for handling international (including the SARs and Taiwan) mails, and not used by the general public.

The zip codes in china is segregated in such a way that each of those digits in zip code has different indications which is shown as follows; The first two digits represent the particular region which we call it as the “State”. The third digit indicates the postal zone area. The fourth digit indicates the respected city in the state. The last two digit represents the respected delivery destination.


The lands of China are bounded with some nations like India, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Afghanistan etc.. A part of china border is covered by THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA which is 21,196 km, long and the most biggest wall in the history of the world that has ever made.

The total land area covered by the china border is 9,596,961 km2 which is ranked as 3rd or 4th among the world ranking in terms of lands.

Water area

The water area covers 2.8% of China and some rivers also merges the water which flows from the Himalayan river. The Tibetan plateau flows downstream into Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. It is considered to be one of the most fertile rivers in the world and has resulted to be known as the 'Rice bowl of South East Asia.


The mountain area in China is divided into five great mountains although there are 11,863 mountains are located in China still the nation is highly respects these five great mountains that is

  • East Great Mountain: Tài Shān
  • West Great Mountain: Huà Shān
  • South Great Mountain: Héng Shān (Hunan)
  • North Great Mountain: Héng Shān (Shanxi)
  • Center Great Mountain: Sōng Shān

The five mountains are among the best-known natural landmarks in Chinese history, and since the early periods in Chinese history, they have been the ritual sites of imperial worship and sacrifice by various emperors. The first legendary sovereigns of China went on to form processions to the summits of the Five Great Mountains.


PIN = Postal Index Number

How to find a pin code

Each administrative division maintains its own postal code for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mails delivery.

There are a total of 6 digits in the Chinese postal index number and those numbers has each meaning which is shown below

  • The first two digits represent the particular region which we call it as the “State”
  • The third digit indicates the postal zone area
  • The fourth digit indicates the respected city in the state
  • And the last two digit represents the respected delivery destination.

Post offices

The Custom Post Office of the Qing Empire was established in 1878 by Robert Hart at the suggestion of the foreign powers, with branch offices in five major trading cities. On 20 March 1896, the Customs Post Office became the Great Qing Post, in 1911 it became independent of the customs service.

Postal stamps

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The set of three (2c, 3c, 7c), all depicted the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

  • The Red Revenue stamp surcharged in 1897 for postal use.
  • The second stamp was1902 model which costs 20 cents.
  • The third stamp was1908 model which costs 7 cents.
  • The 3c blue-green was first issued in 1910, one of the last stamps of imperial China.
  • 1909 model commemorative stamp marking the reign of the Xuantong Emperor.

The top 8 courier and postal services in China is listed below

  • ZJS Express
  • ZTO Express
  • BEST Express
  • YUNDA Express
  • STO Express
  • JD Logistics
  • YTO Express
  • SF Express

China Postcode
Postcode type and position 6 digits to the right of the locality name, separated from the latter by a dash.

Address: 62 Renmin lu, Qingdao Shi
BANDUNG 266533 China
Coding method XXXXXX
Address format The first two digits represent the province or autonomous region, the third digit represents the postal zone, the fourth digit corresponds to the city and the last two digits correspond to the delivery region.
Examples Mr.XXX address
244, Renmin lu, Qingdao Shi sub-office (area /street /village)
SHANDONG city (delivery post office)
BANDUNG - XXXXX locality - postcode

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • How many postal codes does China have?
    There are more than 2,35,000 postal codes in China.
  • What is the official name of the postal service in China?
    The official postal name of China is China Post.
  • How many digits are found in the China postal code?
    There are six digits found in the China postal code.
  • What is the postal code for the capital of China?
    The capital city of China is Beijing and its postal code starts from 065001 to 101318.
  • Give the alpha three-letter country code of China?
    The three-letter country code of China is CHN.