Chancer Posted May 5, 2015 Share Posted May 5, 2015 After 10 years I have finally realised why my postcode is not always recognised on some websites or at the tills in some shops, it is because there is a second one that some systems will only recognise.To explain but keeping some privacy we will pretend that I live in Ile de France.The postcode that everyone uses, the Mairie all the inhabitants and the only one I knew of till recently lets pretend is 75600 which is shared by 35 other communes and the main local town although not all the communes of the communauté de communes. I always marvelled that letters would get to me with just my name and a postcode shared with probably 30000 other people.Now I find that my village also has a second postcode, lets pretend is 75310 which is attributable only to my village.All websites recognise the 75600 code postal and will bring up a list of communes, some like Brocobrac, most on line insurers and Brico-depot will not have my village listed which is awkward regarding insurance, now having found the other postcode 75310 I find that these sites have this one listed.I have spoke to many local people who are perplexed and didnt know of the existence of the second postcode, suggestions have been that it may be because we have our own bureau of La Poste, also that the Airbus factory in the past had its own dedicated postcode, not a Cedex number but a seperate postcode, Google.fr informed me that this used to be done for large organisations.Anyone else have 2 post codes or anyone know why my village and possibly others do?Could not find an answer from Google France but probably didnt use the right search terms, if I search on code postal for my village it says that it is either 12345 or 54321 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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