Ghana Zip and Postal Code (The 00233 and 23321 Myth)

What is the Zip Code of Ghana? What is the Postal Code of Ghana? Is 00233 the Zip code of Ghana?

If you frequent online platforms, you would notice the above questions about Ghana zip and postal codes are prominent on most online platforms. You are mostly required to enter your zip or postal code.

If you always get confused when you are asked to fill in your zip code or your postal code either on filling an online form or shopping online, then you would get your needed answers about “Ghana zip codes, Ghana postal codes after reading this post.

Most people have been using 00233 or 23321 as the zip and the postal code of Ghana.
while some people confuse themselves by using 233, These codes they generated themselves. 233 is not Ghana zip code or Postal code, It is Ghana International Calling Code.

  What is a Zip Code or Postal Code?

The zip code is an acronym of “Zonal Improvement Plan”, used in the united states for the delivery of mails. It mostly consists of a five- or nine-digit code. The postal code is a mailing code system used in Canada similar to the zip code in the United States.

Difference Between Ghana Zip Code and Ghana Postal Code.

From the above explanation, you would agree that zip code and postal code both mean the same thing but called zip codes in some countries like the USA and then postal codes or postcodes in other countries. Most U.S sites mostly use Zip codes while other country sites use postal codes.

What is the Zip code or Postal code of Ghana?

As we noted above about the technical non-difference, we can no get to know the zip or postal code of Ghana. Postal codes were adopted in Ghana in 2017 after the launch of the National Digital Address System. As a joint venture between Ghana Post and Vokacom Ltd as GhanaPost GPS, the Digital Address System assigned postal codes and unique addresses to every 5 meter square in Ghana. As per this new adoption, it is clear to state the use of 00233 or 23321 as the zip and postal code of Ghana was wrong but a way not to keep required fields blank. Thought it is wrong most online systems automatically accept them and this norm seem to become the trend. You can download your GhanaPost App for both IOS and Android or use the Website Map.

Zip codes or Postal Codes of Some Location In Greater Accra Region

These are some Postal or zip codes of some popular locations in Greater Accra generated using the GhanaPost App.

Asylum Down – GA027, GA028, GA048, GA049, GA073
Adabraka – GA050, GA074 – GA076, GA100 – GA103
North Ridge – GA015 – GA017, GA028 – GA031, GA052 – GA054, GA076, GA080
West Ridge – GA050, GA051, GA077, GA107
Gold Coast City – GA078, GA079, GA110, GA111
Victoriaborg – GA143 – GA145, GA184 – GA186
Tudu – GA105, GA106, GA141, GA142

What Happens If I Use The Wrong Zip or Postal Code?

I strongly recommend you use the postal or zip code provided by GhanaPost when filling an online form or buying online especially when it is in the Ghanaian context since most people are moving to its use. Nevertheless, if you still use the 00233 or 233 as your Ghana postal code or zip code, you might not face any challenges especially when you are shopping online when you use this invalid code. Using the address information you provided while filling the online form, Your order will still be delivered to you.

It still is unfortunate that most Ghanaian don’t know this, so please click the share button below to share this post to our social media pages to create more awareness about the term zip code/postal code. 

Black Chinese

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