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Ethiopia Zip Code

Ethiopia is the oldest country in the African continent, and it is one of the most fastest growing economic nation in the world, Ethiopia is famously known for its coffee bean and honey production, as they are the largest cultivators and producers of honey and coffee beans.

The origins of postal services may be traced back to the Middle Ages, when royal couriers were recruited to transport government documents from one location to another. Most nations' postal services began in the 18th century, the Ethiopia nation has segregated its postal code in such a way that The first digit indicates the delivery region, The second digit indicates the central office, The last 2 digits indicates the delivery section, when various modes of transportation such as mules, horses, camels, and stagecoaches were employed to convey letters. And after those years of development the courier offices started to evolve and the delivery of those packages has been made easy.

Land Area

Ethiopia has been ranked as the 26th largest nation in the world and it has the total land area of 1,083,301km2 which comes around a total of 418,265mi2, Ethiopia shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, and South Sudan and Sudan to the west.

Water Area

Ethiopia has the total water area of 15,280km2 which comes around a total of 5,900mi2, and that means Ethiopia has the 1.39% of world’s total water percentage, and the main source of water in Ethiopia is from The Abay, Baro-Akobo, Mereb, and Setit-Tekeze/Atbara Basins.


There are a total of 1,948 named mountains in the Ethiopia nation, and the highest and prominent elevated mountain range in Ethiopia is Ras dashen 4553meters and it is located in the Simien Mountains National Park in the Amhara Region.

Postal Stamps

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List of postal and courier services in Ethopia:

  • Addis express.
  • Aramex.
  • Elraya trading.
  • EMS Ethiopia.
  • Eshi express.
  • Fedex Express.

Ethiopia Zipcode
Postcode type and position 4 digits to the left of the locality name.

Mr. Abebe Bekele
K. 3 W.47 house no 268
Coding method X -- (First digit) ---> indicates the delivery region
X -- (Second digit) --->indicates the central office
XX -- (Last two digit) --->indicates the delivery section.
Address format Each administrative division maintains its own postal code for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mails delivery. Ethiopia uses the 4 digit pin code system in which each 1st and 2nd digit and last 2 digits has different indications which is shown below
Examples Mr XXXX (addresse)
K. 3 W.47 house no 268 (area /street /village)
P.O. Box 1519 (delivery post office)
1000 ADDIS ABABA (locality / province )
ETHIOPIA (country)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • How many postal codes does Ethiopia have?
    There are more than 386 postal codes in Ethiopia.
  • What is the postal code for the capital of Ethiopia?
    The capital city of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa, its postal code starts from 1000 to 7160.
  • How many digits are found in the Ethiopia postal code?
    There are five digits found in the Ethiopia postal code.
  • What is the official name of the postal service in Ethiopia?
    The official postal name of Ethiopia is Ethiopost.
  • Do all villages in Ethiopia have postal codes?
    Only important towns and villages in Ethiopia have postal codes.
  • Give the alpha three-letter country code of Ethiopia.
    The three-letter country code of Ethiopia is ETH.