Many Mauritians might have received a letter from Mauritius Post which resembles like this:
As you can see, this letter indicates that postcode is being implemented across our country. The postcode is a 5 digit number used in the addressing system. It is said to help the Post Services improve and speed up the processing and delivery of our mails. On the other side of the letter we get our five digit code.
- The first digit (A) is the District Code
- The Second and Third Digit combination (BC) is the Village Council Area Code
- The last two digits (DE) refer to the Locality of the village
I guess that it will be quite easy to remember our numbers. From now on we must make sure to ask the number of our addressee before sending him a letter. (Even though we do not use it much these days unless we wish to send a postcard in the traditional style).
The Format of Our address will be as follows:
Mr First & Last Name
Street Number, Street Name
Village/Town Name XXXXX
Where “XXXXX” is the 5-digit postcode.
Those who shop online can now enter their postcode in their shipping address instead of 12345 or 742CU001.
We can now use the postcode (sometimes labelled as zip code) given by Mauritius Post in our EBay, PayPal or Amazon shipping address.