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Ghana Zip Code | What is the Zip / Postal Code for Ghana?

Saviour Sanders
A lot of people do ask: What is the zip code for Ghana? I personally get stuck when I am to enter the Ghana Zip Code for a particular online shop. Be it Kumasi, Accra or wherever, you would know your zip or postal code after reading this article. People say it is 23321, others, 00233, and a bunch of others. Let’s dive in.

What is a Zip Code?

A Zip (Zone Improvement Plan) Code is a group of five or nine digits or numbers that are added to a postal address to assist the sorting of mail. This is used by the United States only. Other countries use Postal Codes.

This system was chosen by the US since 1963 so that mail travels more efficiently, and quickly

What’s the difference between the Ghana Zip Code and Ghana Postal Code. (or Postcode)

The two codes are essentially the same in their purpose, but the term Zip code is mainly used in the USA; Postal Code is commonly used in other countries.

When Do You Need a Ghana Zip Code?

You need the zip code when filling most online forms, especially those that require your specific location.

Therefore in the case of online shopping in Ghana, your zip code is a must, whether you live in the capital city, small town, or even a cottage.

What is the Zip Code for Ghana?

What is the zip or Postal Code for Ghana?

The answer is this: Ghana has no zip or Postal Code. That shouldn’t stop us from using a postal code, just like it shouldn’t stop us from creating a PayPal account in Ghana. Most people have resorted to using 00233 or 23321. These are numbers they generated by themselves.

They are people who confuse the Ghana Country Code with the Ghana Zip code.

Though it is wrong, the systems accept them since they are five digit numbers and probably aren’t used for any other location or country.

What Do We Use Here at

Here at, we usually go with 00233.
This is why we use 00233: Almost every country in the world has its own country calling code, it is a single or up to a three-digit number which you have to dial to make a call to that country.
Ghana has a country calling code of 233, and International Direct Dialing (IDD) prefix of 00. We combined the two to get a Ghana zip code.
We are not proving this to be right, but when you are filling a form when the zip or postal code portion is mandatory, you have no option than to generate something for yourself.
So, if you find yourself in a fix when filling a form online that requires a postal code, you can safely use 00233 for all locations in Ghana.

What Happens if I enter this Wrong Postal Code While Shopping Online.

In Ghana, since we don’t have a zip or postal code, you don’t need to worry about it been correct or not. Your items would be shipped safely using the location you provide.

Then another person would ask

The address system in Ghana is not also correct, how do I then get my items delivered to the exact place I find myself?

When providing your shipping address, you begin, with the specific to the broad. This means that you start with for instance H/No. 231 which is your specific location, to Teshie, which is broad, to Accra which is a broader location.

Since your house number could probably not be traced, the broader location would be picked for delivery. Sometimes, the item may be shipped to your city Post Office and you’d get a call to pick it up.

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  1. Mark
    June 6, 2017

    Great job senior, More Grace

    • Saviour Sanders
      June 7, 2017

      Thanks Mark. Grateful for the comment.

  2. Tagoe Prince
    June 7, 2017


  3. eric
    June 11, 2017

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    • Saviour Sanders
      June 28, 2017

      Please use our contact page, Eric. Thanks.

  4. Solomon
    June 29, 2017

    Well explained

  5. Naa
    July 7, 2017

    I tried using the "00233" once, it didn't work, and the "23321" is the zip code for Chesapeake

    • Saviour Sanders
      July 7, 2017

      Thanks for the comment, Naa. There are some few sites that do not work with the 00233.

      But most of the sites do work.

  6. Abdul manan
    August 7, 2017

    Wow I've read the information you provided about the pay pal thing.Frankly speaking that was awesome. By the way, Mr Saviour can you help me create my own blog? I want to be a blogger but how to own a blog is my problem.

    • Saviour Sanders
      August 9, 2017

      Hello Abdul, thanks for the commendation. Please use the contact page to get in touch.

  7. Eunice
    August 10, 2017

    Thanks very much but I have been trying with the 00233 is not working out.

    • Zane
      May 13, 2018

      You could use 12233

  8. Selorm
    August 28, 2017

    Good jobs it has been a major headache for not only me but a lot of people on the NET

  9. pydata
    August 28, 2017

    great Job there

  10. Ty
    September 1, 2017

    please can someone drop me the postal code for SPINTEX ROAD, accra Ghana ?

  11. Faisal
    September 3, 2017

    Thats Good to know

  12. Faruk
    September 3, 2017

    That's really good to know... I just got my paypal created

  13. C Lucas-Abbas
    September 19, 2017

    Does anyone know which zip code to use for Amazon shipments?

  14. solomon
    September 29, 2017

    Please can you help to get postal code use for Ebay shipments

    • York Samson
      August 17, 2018

      Download GhanaPostGPS app, stand at the street infront of your house and press address.
      Wait for a while and you will get your Postal code,Address,street name,district and more

  15. Bhim nation
    October 4, 2017

    God bless you Bro well done for you taught, I am white hacker in Ghana so let work hard to do something for our country Ghana...

  16. Andrew
    October 10, 2017

    Great, congrat

  17. Gabriel
    October 19, 2017

    Thanks for the info; twas really helpful

  18. Gmatim Justice
    October 19, 2017

    You've delivered when needed

  19. Emefa
    October 27, 2017

    Very helpful. Glad I chanced on this.

  20. Korku
    October 30, 2017

    Thanks for this timely info, for years now I've been using my Box number as the ZIP code, and it has never worked.

  21. Emmanuel Buadi
    December 22, 2017

    that was a brilliant explanation!!!

  22. Awudu Fatao
    December 25, 2017

    Great work there bro

  23. Badu
    January 3, 2018

    Please I need your help I need to send money through PayPal but don't know how to to it.

    • Saviour Sanders
      January 8, 2018

      Please use the contact page. Thank you.

  24. BB
    January 4, 2018

    I like the depth of your research

    • Saviour Sanders
      January 8, 2018

      Thank you BB

  25. Dorothy Pool
    March 3, 2018

    I need to do a western union form what is the post code for ACCRAGHANA

  26. Francis
    March 4, 2018

    Brilliant. Thank you. It's very helpful

  27. Jones Appiah
    March 6, 2018

    I want to own a master card online,plse help me out

  28. Eugene
    March 8, 2018

    Very great am most graceful

  29. Adu Pashhur Kwasi
    May 10, 2018

    tnk you for helping a lot your message is clear to me

    • ASOSO
      June 20, 2018

      thanks very much.

  30. Aqeelu ibrahim
    July 2, 2018

    Tankx mr. But i will lyk to know whose responsibility is it to get ghana a postcode and a zipcode

  31. Bob
    August 14, 2018

    What if i just want to send a letter?

  32. Prof. Emmanuel Manu Kwasi
    September 2, 2018

    I really appreciate your hardwork
    U can futhur up our Country

  33. Haruna
    September 24, 2018

    The 00233 is not working

  34. Stanley Agyin
    October 29, 2018

    Wow thanks for the education

  35. DANIEL
    January 25, 2019

    Please I have been asked to provide a postcode while filling a Western union forms but none of the code below is working

    23321 or 00233

    • Saviour Sanders
      January 27, 2019

      Please contact your bank.

  36. AJ_Faith
    January 30, 2019

    I don't know which is right but I usually use GA184 as my country's zip code and it works.

  37. Wilma Placca
    May 17, 2019

    Very informative.Thank you. With the introduction of the Digital Address Code I think you can explain that to your following as this is also a means of identifying ones location.

  38. Emmanuel
    June 12, 2019

    I have a UK paypal account but my bank doesn't accept the transfer of funds from my paypal to a paypal in morroco ,,and I need this business done so can I just withdraw the money into my paypal first before I try that again.? Any help

  39. Mechelle
    July 21, 2019

    I think this one will work as postal code
    Ghana post digital address

  40. Mechelle
    July 24, 2019

    Hi please can I use my Ghana post digital address for my online shopping

  41. Tom
    September 16, 2019

    Good article. I am wondering if there is an attempt to adopt a new postal code system for Ghana. It would make postal service more efficient, cheap and fast. Best, Tom

  42. Prince Kelly
    October 4, 2019

    Thank you for this. It has been extremely helpful, I have struggled with this for a while. Had similar challenges while ordering for a book online but this write up just saved me. I am grateful, I just subscribed.

  43. SHUAIB
    November 3, 2019

    Really great thanks

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