Saudi Arabia Postal Codes

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Saudi Arabia Currency Code : (SAR)

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Well Its about the Postal code and A postal code (known in various countries as a post code, postcode, or ZIP code) is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. Although postal codes are usually assigned to geographical areas, special codes are sometimes assigned to individual addresses or to institutions that receive large volumes of mail, such as government agencies and large commercial companies
There are a number of colloquial terms for postal code.

Postal code
The general term is used directly in Canada.

Postcode
This portmanteau is popular in many English-speaking countries.
ZIP code
The standard term in the United States and the Philippines; ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan.

Saudi Arabia Postal Codes information :

Introduction

Any work towards a promising future for postal services must be based upon well planned scientific methodologies as the traditional postal concepts are no longer viable due to the shift towards the application of electronic government concepts. These concepts are concerned with the proper communication of the citizens’ structure and the interaction and harmonization of this with the development requirements of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its position within the nation.

We have gotten used to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launching its achievements, as a result of various experiences, in order to meet objectives that serve the citizen as well as satisfying the Kingdom needs and requirements. The Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz and his honest Crown Prince always endeavours, through its development plans, to give a transparent and clear vision in the application of new systems and the utilization of the modern and advanced technologies which ensure the citizen an outstanding and distinguished service. Therefore, the postal address project, which Saudi Post supervises the execution of, with kind assistance from many leaders and in which much time and effort has been exerted with regards to its performance and execution in order to achieve a network of exemplary postal services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, shall be, if it is pleasing to Allah, one of the projects that will contribute in presenting high class services to the citizens of this generous country.

Saudi Post Corporation has carried out exhaustive studies in cooperation with firms specializing in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) so as to execute this project in phases to cover regions and cities of the Kingdom. Clear steps are being followed in order to serve millions of citizens and residents as well as governmental and private circles so as they may benefit from this service. The Project of the postal address aims at building a method of guidance and ability to arrive at any address in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the shortest possible time with minimum costs and the highest degree of technology and accuracy. This project comes to satisfy the urgent and increasing need for the development of the postal service and present them to the citizen at his place or residence without the need to go to a post office or post center. The project’s objective is also to present the service to the decision makers in the different Governmental administrations and the private sector in order to obtain the detailed addresses through a mechanism which guarantees fast delivery through the postal service.

Furthermore, the Saudi Post Corporation shall pay special attention to the human resources which will be much depended on to execute the short and long term plans enabling it to achieve all its aspirations. It shall exert the best possible efforts to increase productivity and performance quality. To preserve the acquired gains and to develop the sprit of team work and a culture of unified work for a brighter future for this beloved nation under the leadership of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, his honest Crown Prince and our wise Government.

Saudi Locator is developed to make postal addressing easier for both individuals and companies also. You can use Saudi Locator over the internet or on a mobile. Saudi Locator is considered as the fastest digital geographic maps in Saudi Arabia Kingdom.

Objectives :

  • Develop the work pattern that Saudi Post has been working by for the past 30 years.
  • Organize a modern addressing system to help and accelerate the sorting process and easily specify customers’ locations.
  • Support E-Government and digital innovations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Provide everyone with an address by giving them a Zip Code and additional number for each house, building or commercial center and to be able to reach locations easily.

The Postal Coding :

The method of coding for regions, sectors, branches and sections shall be made in accordance with the importance of each province and according to the priority of the administrative classifications of the Ministry of Interior, Governorate, Province A, B, Centers A, B. Digits “0” and “1” are for the use of the Post Service to cover post boxes, governmental centers and any others unexpected requirements that might arise in the future. Demographic densities of towns and their expected future growth have also been taken into consideration. For example: Riyadh Governorate is divided and coded into three sectors (2, 3 and 4) which are contained within the main sector of Riyadh.After exhaustive study to reach very accurate results and taking into consideration all the above mentioned factors in the division operation, coding process is carried out as follows:

Postal Regions Coding Method which represents the first digit of the Postal Code:
The Region coding process has been carried out in accordance with the previous system, whilst preserving the main Region’s divisions, which are as follows:
The first digit of the postal code Region entering within the first digit of each postal code
1 Riyadh Region
2 Makkah Al Mukuramah Region
3 Eastern Region
4 Al Madina Al Munawara Region + Tabuk Region
5 Al Qassim Region + Hail Region
6 Asseer Region + Najran Region + Al Baha Region
7 Northern Boarders Region + Al Jouf Region
8 Jazan Region
Sectors coding method which represnts the third digit of the postal code:
The sectors coding process is carried out with the capital of the Region taking the digit ‘2’ and then the sectors north of the capital taking the odd numbers and the sectors to the south taking the even numbers which facilitates an easy guidance process for the sectors; the further the sector is North the higher the odd number, the further the sector is south the higher the even number.
Branches coding Method which represents the third digit of the postal code:
Each sector is divided into branches in the following manner:
Landlocked Sectors – A central point is chosen as the Axis Point. Areas to the East of the Axis Point are assigned the even numbers; areas to the West of the Axis Point are assigned the odd numbers. Numbering starts to the North of the Axis Point so the branches to the North East and North West of the central Axis Point have lower numbers than those to the South East and South West of the Axis Point.
Sectors that run parallel to the coast – The Axis Point is chosen as the most Southerly point on the coast of that sector and Branches are number sequentially Northwards.
Sectors that do not run parallel to the coast – The Axis Point is chosen as the most Southerly point on the coast and then the branches closest to the coastline are numbered with the even numbers, increasing the further North from the Axis Point they are, and the branches furthest from the coastline numbered using the odd numbers, increasing the further North from the Axis Point they are.

Postal Division coding method inside each Branch which represents the Fourth digit of the Postal Code

Divisions divide Branches into almost equal sizes depending on:

  • Geographical Factors
  • Population density

Divisions are divided on the basis of the Main streets and the interconnecting streets, with the closest Divisions to the Axis Point having the lowest numbers.

Quarter coding method inside each Division represents the Fifth digit of the Postal Code:

Each Division can be divided into a maximum of 9 quarters using the following rules:

  • No quarter can be more than 4×4 kilometers square in dimension
  • 2×2 kilometer squares are used for more populated quarters
  • 1×1 kilometer squares are used for the most highly populated areas

The Eastern Axis (X) for each division will then be numbered 2000 to 5999 and the Northern Axis (Y) 6000 to 9999 in 1 meter blocks to provide a grid coordinate for every building in the Division. For Streets with an Easterly Direction the X coordinate will be used as the primary number and the Y coordinate the additional number with Buildings to the North of the street using the even number and those on the south side of the street using the odd numbers. For Streets with a Northerly Direction the Y coordinate will be used as the primary number and the X coordinate the additional number with Buildings to the East of the street using the odd numbers and those on the west side of the street using the even numbers. A road is considered to be Northerly rather than Easterly if its angle of direction is between 45º and 135º from East.

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