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Egypt postal Code

Egypt is officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt which is located in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the north, the Gaza Strip of Palestine and Israel to the northeast, Libya on the west, and Sudan on the south. Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt. The major urban areas in Egypt include Aswan, Luxor, Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, etc. The official language of Egypt is Arabic and the national language is Egyptian Arabic.

Egypt is well known for its unique way of celebrating its festivals like Coptic Christmas, Eid Al Ghetass, Sun Festival, Sham Al Naseem, Ramadan, Sphinx Festival, Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, Islamic New Year, Wafaa Al Nil, Mawlid An-Nabi, Leylet En Nuktah, etc. Many foreigners or travelers also take part in the celebration and enjoy it.

Egypt introduced a new four-digit postal code in 1999 which has 27 postal regions. There were more than 3,970 post offices and 3,866 postal codes in Egypt. Its territory is divided into 27 governorates. It was subdivided into 351 municipal divisions of which 177 were Kism, 162 Markaz, 9 new cities, and 3 police-administered areas. At first, there was so much controversy over the places which were registered under the postal code office, but then slowly every region in Egypt got its postal codes. The postal code is segregated in such a way that each of the postal codes is different.

Land Area

Egypt has been ranked as the 29th largest nation in the world and it has a total land area of 10,10,408 km2, which comes to around a total of 3,90,121 mi2. Entire Egypt was divided into 27 governorates which were subdivided into 351 municipalities. The names of the governorates in Egypt are Matrouh, Alexandria, Beheira, Kafr El Sheikh, Dakahlia, Damietta, Port Said, North Sinai, Gharbia, Monufia, Qalyubia, Sharqia, Ismailia, Giza, Faiyum, Cairo, Suez, South Sinai, Beni Suef, Minya, New Valley, Asyut, Red Sea, Sohaq, Qena, Luxor, and Aswan.

Water Area

Egypt has a total water area of 0.632%. There are eight important lakes and five dams are playing a significant role and helping in mobilizing 85% of surface waters. The names of the few major lakes in Egypt are Lake Nasser, Manzala Lake, Maryut, Bardawil, Moeris or Qaroun Lake, Wadi El Rayan, Edko, Toshka, Great Bitter or Al-Buhayrat, Borolus or Paralos, Wadi El Natrun, Siwa, etc. These lakes and dams have international tourism importance. The major sources of water include groundwater, lakes, rainwater, rivers, snow, soil moisture springs, streams, water, waterfall, wetlands, etc. Many other lakes are small in area and contain a minimum volume of water. Most of these lakes are freshwater lakes and very few are salt lakes.


There are 3,473 mountains in Egypt. The highest peak and most prominent is Mount Catherine which is about 2,629 meters (8,682 Feet) in South Sinai, Egypt. The other prominent mountains are Jabal Abu Rumayl, Jabal Umm Shawmar, Jabal al Khala, Gebel al Loda, Gebel al Thabt, Jabal Rimhan, Jabal Abu Shaiarah, Jebel Tinya, Gebel Oasr Abbas Pasha, etc.

Postal Stamps

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List of postal and courier services in Egypt:

  • Middle East Courier Services
  • FedEx
  • DHL Service Point (Cairo Airport)
  • El Arabeya United Co.
  • Union Courier
  • A.B.S Courier and Freight Systems
  • Sprint Logistics- Almaza Station
  • UPS Mansour Courier Service
  • Transporter Courier Services
  • OPEX Egypt

postal Code details for Major States in Egypt

Egypt PostalCode
Postcode type and position 5 Digit Below Governorate Name

Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Mahmoud
30, Rue Ahmed Orabi
Coding method X -- (First digit) ---> represents the Postal Region.
X-- (Second digit) ---> represents the province.
X-- (Third digit) ---> represents the type of service.
XX-- (Last Two digit) ---> represent the post office or delivery area.
Address format Each administrative division maintains its postal code for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mail delivery. The official name of the Egypt postal service is named Egypt Post. It introduced a new postal code in 1999. There are 27 postal regions or zones in Egypt. The total number of post offices in Egypt is 3,970 and 3,866 postal codes. Egypt uses 5 digit numeric zip code system used in 1999 in system uses which the first digit and the last two digits have different indications which are shown below;
Examples Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Mahmoud (addresse)
30, Rue Ahmed Orabi(area /street /village)
12411(postal code)
EGYPT (country)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • How many digits are in Egypt postal codes?
    Egypt has five digits in postal codes.
  • Why do we use postal codes in Eqypt?
    We use postal codes in Egypt for quick and easy delivery.
  • Do all villages in Egypt have postal codes?
    No, few villages in Egypt do have postal codes.
  • What is the capital city postal code of Egypt?
    Cairo is the capital city of Egypt and its postal code is 11511.