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PIN Codes in India - Post office Address and Details

A Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is a six digit number in India to locate any places in India. The PIN Code system was introduced on 15 August 1972 by Shriram Bhikaji Velankar, an additional secretary in the Union Ministry of Communications. The system was introduced to simplify the manual sorting and delivery of mail by eliminating confusion over incorrect addresses, similar place names and different languages used by the public.

The 9 PIN zones of Indian states and union territories:

  • 1 - Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh
  • 2 - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
  • 3 - Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • 4 - Goa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
  • 5 - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana
  • 6 - Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep
  • 7 - Odisha, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Sikkim
  • 8 - Bihar, Jharkhand
  • 9 - Army Post office (APO) and Field Post office (FPO)

First 2 or 3 Digits of PIN & Postal Circle

  • 11 - Delhi
  • 12 and 13 - Haryana
  • 14 to 15 - Punjab
  • 16 - Chandigarh
  • 17 - Himachal Pradesh
  • 18 to 19 - Jammu and Kashmir
  • 20 to 28 - Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
  • 30 to 34 - Rajasthan
  • 36 to 39 - Gujarat
  • 40 - Goa
  • 40 to 44 - Maharastra
  • 45 to 48 - Madhya Pradesh
  • 49 - Chhattisgarh
  • 50 to 53 - Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
  • 56 to 59 - Karnataka
  • 60 to 64 - Tamil Nadu
  • 67 to 69 - Kerala
  • 682 - Lakshadweep (Islands)
  • 70 to 74 - West Bengal
  • 744 - Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • 75 to 77 - Odisha
  • 78 - Assam
  • 79 - Arunachal Pradesh
  • 793, 794, 783123 - Meghalaya
  • 795 - Manipur
  • 796 - Mizoram
  • 799 - Tripura
  • 80 to 85 - Bihar and Jharkhand

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