Postal codes

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Bhutan Postal Corporation Ltd to commemorate the 30th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty, the Druk Gyalpo, launches Postcode on 21st February 2010.

Postcode is a code of digits added to postal address to facilitate mail delivery. Each country has its own coding system and in some countries it is referred to as Zip Code.

    • Bhutan Post has 5-numeric digits code that indicates the following:
  • The first digit indicates the Region.
  • The second digit indicates the Dzongkhag
  • The third digit indicates the Dungkhag under a Dzongkhag
  • The last two digits indicate the delivery area, i.e, General Post Office (GPO)/Post Office (POs),Community Mail Office (CMOs)
    • For example, a mail addressed to Tarayana Foundation Office in Thimphu will have the postcode 11001, wherein
  • 1 stands for the Region Code (Western Region),
  • 1 for Thimphu Dzonkghag
  • 0 as no Dungkhag under Thimphu Dzongkhag
  • 01 for the dependent post offfice which is Thimphu GPO