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How to find a zip code from an Android smartphone

It is not always easy to remember the postal code of a city or town. Once again, your smartphone can save the day by turning into a post office directory. The application presented below will allow you to obtain the postal code of a town by simply typing the name of the town concerned.

Quickly find the postal code of a town

The postal code was created to simplify and facilitate the routing of mail. Problem is that in France alone there are no less than 35300 towns and more than 6300 postal codes. The system is such that it is impossible to remember everything

Indeed, what is more abstract than numbers! Generally, postal codes do not remain in the memory and quickly fall into oblivion. And the digital revolution has only accentuated the phenomenon.

Today we have become accustomed to doing research on the internet rather than remembering important information. This is called the Google effect. Postal codes are no exception to this rule. Fortunately, there are one or two tricks to quickly find a postal code from the name of a town or city.

Get postal codes with Google

Today, the first reflex when looking for information is to go to Google. The search engine of the American company has several useful features to find everything. You can also use Google to search for a zip code.

  • Open the web browser of your smartphone
  • In this example we will use Google Chrome but it works with all browsers available on the Play Store (Android application store)
  • Type your address (number, street, city or town)

Google will display a Maps map with the geographical location of the address entered as well as the zip code. You can also find this information using other search engines such as DuckDuckGo or Bing.

The online service of La Poste group

To find out the Cedex code, the postal code or the name of a town, what could be more normal than to contact La Poste. The postal services operator (parcels, mail) offers the official database of postal codes for free consultation.

You can also do a reverse search. This will allow you to find the name of a city from a simple postal code. An important detail is that the same postal code can correspond to several villages or towns. Indeed, these numerical data do not only designate a precise geographical area. They generally correspond to a post office.

An application dedicated to postal codes

Whether you are looking for the INSEE code, the postal code, the name of a town, the region or the department, the application presented below will be of great help. And to top it all off, it will also show you the number of inhabitants per km of the place you are looking for.

  • Open the Google Play Store
  • Put your finger on the search field
  • Type City & Zip Code France
  • Press the download button
  • Launch the application
  • Select the type of search you want (search by name, by zip code, by department or by region)

Entering the first letters is enough to find the information. This option is particularly useful when you don’t know the exact spelling of the town or city you are looking for.

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