Postal codes are important when filling your mailing address form, delivery of packages and for various statistical purposes.
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Complete List of Nairobi Postal Codes in Kenya
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Complete List of all the Nairobi postal codes
The main Nairobi post code is 00100. Above is a complete list of all the Nairobi postal codes in Kenya.
How does the Nairobi Postal code work?
The Nairobi post code is based on the Kenya Postal codes system that was introduced in 2015. The Nairobi postal code system uses 5 digits to identify specific regions within Nairobi and Kenya.
The 5 digits represent the regional code, the district code and the delivery area code.
For example, 00100 is the postal code for the Central Business District located in Nairobi City, the capital city of Kenya.
Understanding the Nairobi Post Code
Let’s breakdown what each number in the Nairobi postcode means:
- 00 represents the regional code. That’s why all the Nairobi postal codes start with 00
- 1 represents the district code. In this case, 1 is the code for the Central Business District
- 00 represents the delivery area code. 00 being the code for the General Post Office (G.P.O Nairobi)
It is important to not confuse the Kenya international calling code (+254) with the Nairobi postal code.
Let’s look at another example.
The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) postal code is 00501. Let’s breakdown each number that makes up this specific Nairobi postal code:
- 00 represents the regional code for Nairobi.
- 5 represents the district code for Embakasi where JKIA is located.
- 01 represents the delivery area code for JKIA.
Understanding other Kenya Postal Codes
Finally, let’s look at an example outside the capital city of Kenya (Nairobi).
The Nakuru postal code is 20100. Let’s breakdown each number of this postal code:
- 20 represents the regional code for the Rift Valley region in Kenya.
- 1 represents the district code for Nakuru town.
- 00 represents the delivery area code for Nakuru town.
Here is an article on all the other Kenya postal codes:
Visit this link for the full table with all the postal codes in Kenya arranged in alphabetical order!
You now have basic knowledge on how the different postal codes work in Kenya.
The postal codes are under the mandate of Posta Kenya and represent the identifier for all post offices in Kenya.
Make sure to use the correct postal code for the recipient’s post office before sending any mail.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the postcode for Nairobi?
The Nairobi postcode is 00100. On the other hand, the international calling code for Kenya is +254
What is a zip code?
ZIP stands for Zoning Improvement Plan and is a postal code system primarily used in the United States of America (USA).
It’s aim is efficient mail delivery by identifying the specific regions and delivery location within the country. Most other countries, such as Kenya, use a different postal code system.
Does Nairobi Kenya have ZIP codes?
No. Nairobi and Kenya in general don’t use the ZIP codes system. Nairobi uses the postal codes system instead of zip codes.
Therefore, there are no Nairobi ZIP codes. The equivalent of the Nairobi ZIP code is the postal code for the specific region.
For example, someone searching for the main Nairobi ZIP code should use the Nairobi postal code 00100 and so on.
Similarly, the default Kenya ZIP code is the Nairobi ZIP code 00100 which belongs to the headquarters of Posta Kenya.
What is the area code for Nairobi?
The Nairobi regional code is 00 as per the Kenya postal codes system.
What is PO Box in Nairobi?
P.O. Box stands for Post Office Box number that is allocated to a person or entity by Posta Kenya.
How much is a postal address in Kenya?
The cost of a post office box in Kenya ranges from Kshs 300 annually for MPost to over Kshs 10,000 for corporates.
What is the postal code of Kenya?
Unlike other countries like the USA which have a ZIP codes system, Kenya uses the postal codes system with the main code being 00100.
How do I write Nairobi address?
Normally, you will be required to fill in your Nairobi address in online forms or when sending mail or packages at the post office.
The correct way to write the Nairobi address is as follows:
Name of the recipient (person or entity)
Building or House Number
Name of the nearest Nairobi Street
P.O. Box number – postal code
For example, assuming the mail or packages are being sent to the General Post Office, the right way to write the Nairobi address would be:
GPO, City Square,
P.O. Box number 1234 – 00100,
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