What Is Nigeria’s ZIP code? See Right Answer

Normally, when filling forms especially online, you will notice a section for inputting zip code and you are confused on what it means and which code to put. This post is for you as it offers some clarification.

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ZIP code Nigeria Meaning

ZIP means Zone Improvement Plan and it is used only in the United States. Unfortunately, the United State disregards postal codes from other countries as “ZIP” codes. Though they serve same function- for mailing purposes.

When handling deliveries, note that the USPS (United States Postal Service) has codes for other countries. They are also equivalent to the codes used within the US. Nigeria’s USPS code is 00176-0000.

What to do when filling forms requesting for Nigeria ZIP code?

Simply put 110001 or 23401 or 00176, one will surely work but the most common of the three is 23401. When filling forms requesting for Zip or postal code Nigeria, do not enter 234 as the ZIP code for Nigeria. This is Nigeria’s international phone dialing code but use any of three codes listed above.

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People often ask what the correct Nigeria ZIP code is. This article provides you with the right answer.


Postal codes are used in all other countries. Its only in the United States that Zip code is used, both are for the same function – i.e for the purpose of sending mails.

From our research, the USPS (United States Postal Service) has other codes for overseas countries, they use them for handling deliveries. They are similar to the ZIP codes used within the US.

The official code for Nigeria is 00176-0000.

How do you fill forms requesting for ZIP code?

If you’re filling a form online, and you’re required to fill in your ZIP code, simply put 110001 or 23401. Some sites may reject both codes. In such case, try 00176. At least one of these codes should work.

Never enter 234 as the ZIP code for Nigeria. This is Nigeria’s international phone dialling code. (Whenever you’re required to enter a ZIP code, simply use 110001, 23401, or 00176.)

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