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Coordinates: 54°36′11″N5°55′23″W / 54.603°N 5.923°W / 54.603; -5.923
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns 44
Postcode districts 82
Postcode sectors278
Postcodes (live)47,227
Postcodes (total)61,794
Statistics as at May 2020 [1]

The BT postcode area, also known as the Belfast postcode area, [2] covers all of Northern Ireland and was the last part of the United Kingdom to be coded, between 1970 and 1974.[ citation needed ] This area is a group of 82 postcode districts in Northern Ireland, within 44 post towns and around 47,227 live postcodes.

With a population of over 1.8 million people, BT is the second most populous UK postcode area, after the B postcode area (Birmingham, 1.9 million).



Belfast had already been divided into numbered districts. Today, the Belfast post town covers postcode districts BT1 to BT17 and part of BT29. In common with all addresses in Northern Ireland, Belfast postcodes start with the letters BT, a mnemonic of the capital city's name. The commercial centre of the city is designated BT1 and the surrounding districts form a roughly sequential clockwise ring around the city. The postcode of the Royal Mail offices at Tomb Street in Belfast is BT1 1AA.

Postcode district Post town CoverageLocal authority area(s)
BT1BELFAST Belfast City Centre (City Hall and north)Belfast City Council
BT2BELFASTBelfast City Centre (south of City Hall)Belfast City Council
BT3BELFASTBelfast Harbour Estate (including Belfast City Airport)Belfast City Council
BT4BELFASTEast Belfast: Sydenham, Belmont, Stormont, Ballyhackamore (Part)Belfast City Council
BT5BELFASTEast Belfast: Castlereagh, Clarawood, Crossnacreevy, Gilnahirk, Knock, Braniel (Part), Ballyhackamore (Part)Belfast City Council, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
BT6BELFASTEast Belfast: Castlereagh, Woodstock, Cregagh, Knockbreda Belfast City Council, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
BT7BELFASTSouth Belfast: Ormeau, Botanic, UniversityBelfast City Council
BT8BELFASTSouth Belfast: Saintfield Road, Four Winds, Carryduff, Knockbreda, Newtownbreda Belfast City Council, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
BT9BELFASTSouth Belfast: Malone, Lisburn Road, Taughmonagh, Stranmillis Belfast City Council
BT10BELFASTSouth Belfast: Finaghy Belfast City Council
BT11BELFASTWest Belfast: Andersonstown, Lenadoon, Suffolk, Ladybrook, Turf Lodge Belfast City Council
BT12BELFASTSouth Belfast: Sandy Row, The Village

West Belfast: Falls Road

Belfast City Council
BT13BELFASTNorth Belfast: Shankill Road, Woodvale, Ballygomartin, Springmartin, Glencairn, Highfield.

West Belfast: Clonard

Belfast City Council
BT14BELFASTNorth Belfast: Crumlin Road, Ballysillan, Upper Ballysillan, Ardoyne Belfast City Council, Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council
BT15BELFASTNorth Belfast: York Road, Antrim Road, New Lodge, Sailortown Belfast City Council
BT16BELFASTEast Belfast: Dundonald Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
BT17BELFASTWest Belfast: Dunmurry, Hannahstown, Twinbrook, Poleglass, Lagmore.

North Lisburn: Derriaghy, Seymour Hill

Belfast City Council, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
BT29BELFAST Belfast International Airport Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

The only BELFAST addresses in BT29 are at Belfast International Airport. All other addresses in BT29 are under the post town CRUMLIN.

Rest of Northern Ireland

The remainder of Northern Ireland is divided into 43 other post towns which are further divided into postcode districts BT18–BT49, BT51–BT57, BT58 (non-geographic postcode district reassigned from Belfast to Newtownabbey post town), BT60–BT71, BT74–BT82 and BT92–BT94. Certain addresses in BT29 located at Belfast International Airport (a total of 31 delivery points) are in the post town of BELFAST despite being geographically under the post town of CRUMLIN, which has the remaining 7,206 delivery points in that postcode area. [2]

Postcode district Post town CoverageLocal authority area(s)
BT18HOLYWOOD Holywood, Craigavad.Ards and North Down
BT19BANGOR Bangor (outside Ring Road), Crawfordsburn, Groomsport, Helens Bay Ards and North Down
BT20BANGOR Bangor (within Ring Road).Ards and North Down
BT21DONAGHADEE Donaghadee Ards and North Down
BT22NEWTOWNARDS Newtownards, Ardkeen, Ballyhalbert, Ballywalter, Carrowdore, Cloughey, Greyabbey, Kircubbin, Millisle, Portaferry, Portavogie.Ards and North Down
BT23NEWTOWNARDS Newtownards, Ballygowan, Comber, Conlig, Killinchy, Moneyrea.Ards and North Down, Lisburn and Castlereagh
BT24BALLYNAHINCH Ballynahinch, Drumaness, Saintfield Newry, Mourne and Down, Lisburn and Castlereagh
BT25DROMORE Dromore, Dromara, Finnis, Waringsford.Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Lisburn and Castlereagh
BT26HILLSBOROUGH Hillsborough, Annahilt, Culcavy.Lisburn and Castlereagh
BT27LISBURN Lisburn, Cargacreevy, Drumalig, Drumbo, Hilden, Hillhall, Lambeg.Lisburn and Castlereagh
BT28LISBURN Lisburn, Ballinderry Lower, Ballinderry Upper, Stoneyford Lisburn and Castlereagh
BT29CRUMLIN Crumlin, Aldergrove, Dundrod, Glenavy, Nutts Corner Antrim and Newtownabbey
BT30DOWNPATRICK Downpatrick, Ardglass, Ballyhornan, Ballykinler, Castleward, Clough, Crossgar, Kilclief, Killard, Killough, Killyleagh, Listooder, Loughinisland, Seaforde, Strangford, ToyeNewry, Mourne and Down
BT31CASTLEWELLAN Castlewellan, Ballyward.Newry, Mourne and Down, Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
BT32BANBRIDGE Banbridge, Annaclone, Ballinaskeagh, Ballyroney, Corbet, Katesbridge, Lenaderg, Loughbrickland, Seapatrick.Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
BT33NEWCASTLE Newcastle, Bryansford, Dundrum.Newry, Mourne and Down
BT34NEWRY (South Down section) Newry, Annalong, Ballymartin, Cabra, Hilltown, Kilcoo, Kilkeel, Mayobridge, Rathfriland, Rostrevor, Warrenpoint Newry, Mourne and Down
BT35NEWRY (South Armagh section) Jerrettspass, Bessbrook, Camlough, Crossmaglen, Belleek, Newtownhamilton, Poyntzpass Newry, Mourne and Down
BT36NEWTOWNABBEY Newtownabbey, Mossley, GlengormleyAntrim and Newtownabbey
BT37NEWTOWNABBEY Newtownabbey Antrim and Newtownabbey
BT38CARRICKFERGUS Carrickfergus, Ballycarry, Greenisland, Kilroot, Whitehead.Mid and East Antrim
BT39BALLYCLARE Ballyclare, Ballynure, Doagh, Parkgate, Straid, Templepatrick.Antrim and Newtownabbey, Mid and East Antrim
BT40LARNE Larne, Ballygally, Glenoe, Glynn, Islandmagee, Kilwaughter, Magheramorne, Millbrook.Mid and East Antrim
BT41ANTRIM Antrim, Dunadry, Muckamore, Randalstown, Toomebridge.Antrim and Newtownabbey
BT42BALLYMENA Broughshane, Cullybackey, Galgorm, Kells.Mid and East Antrim
BT43BALLYMENACargan, KnockanullyMid and East Antrim
BT44BALLYMENA Portglenone, Carnlough, Glenarm, Clogh Mills, Rasharkin, Glenariff/Waterfoot, Cushendun, Cushendall, Dunloy, Loughguile, Glarryford.Mid and East Antrim, Causeway Coast and Glens, Mid Ulster
BT45MAGHERAFELT Magherafelt, Ballyronan, Bellaghy, Castledawson, Desertmartin, Draperstown, Knockloughrim, Moneymore, Tobermore, Fallalea, Fallaghloon Mid Ulster
BT46MAGHERA Maghera, Lisnamuck, Swatragh, Upperlands Mid Ulster
BT47LONDONDERRY [n 1] Derry, Waterside, Claudy, Feeny, Dungiven, Eglinton, Park, New Buildings.Derry City and Strabane
BT48LONDONDERRY [n 1] Derry, Cityside, Ballynagard, Coshquin, Rosemount, The Collon, Culmore.Derry City and Strabane
BT49LIMAVADY Limavady, Ballykelly Causeway Coast and Glens
BT51COLERAINE Coleraine, Aghadowey, Articlave, Bellany, Blackhill, Castlerock, Castleroe, Garvagh, Kilrea, Macosquin, Ringsend Causeway Coast and Glens
BT52COLERAINE Coleraine, Ballyvelton, Cloyfin Causeway Coast and Glens
BT53BALLYMONEY Ballymoney, Dervock, Armoy, Ballybogy.Causeway Coast and Glens
BT54BALLYCASTLE Ballycastle, Ballintoy, Ballypatrick, Ballyvoy, Cape Castle, Glenshesk, Maghercashel, Maghernahar, Moyarget, Torr, Rathlin Island.Causeway Coast and Glens
BT55PORTSTEWART Portstewart Causeway Coast and Glens
BT56PORTRUSH Portrush, Craigahullier, Urbalreagh.Causeway Coast and Glens
BT57BUSHMILLS Bushmills, Castlecatt, Dunseverick, Portballintrae Causeway Coast and Glens
BT58NEWTOWNABBEYNo longer in use, formerly Child Support Agency [3] (defunct) non-geographic
BT60ARMAGHKillylea, Tynan, Belcoo, Middletown, Keady, Darkley, Markethill, KingsmillsArmagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Newry, Mourne and Down
BT61ARMAGH Armagh, Collone, Hamiltonsbawn, Kilmore, Loughgall, Richhill.Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
BT62CRAIGAVON Craigavon, Portadown, Tandragee, Clare, Scotch Street.Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
BT63CRAIGAVON Gilford, Laurencetown, Portadown, Scarva Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
BT64CRAIGAVON Craigavon (West): Knockmenagh, Mandeville.Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
BT65CRAIGAVONCraigavon (East): Drumgor, Legaghory, Tullygally, Brownlow.Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
BT66CRAIGAVON Derryadd, Derrytrasna, Dollingstown, Donaghcloney, Lurgan, Waringstown Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
BT67CRAIGAVON Aghagallon, Aghalee, Gawley's Gate, Lurgan, Magheralin, Moira Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
BT68CALEDON Caledon, MinterburnMid Ulster
BT69AUGHNACLOY Aughnacloy, Carnteel Mid Ulster
BT70DUNGANNON Dungannon, Ballygawley, Cappagh, Castlecaulfield, Donaghmore, Galbally, Garvaghy, Pomeroy, Rock, Seskilgreen Mid Ulster
BT71DUNGANNON Dungannon, Benburb, Blackwatertown, Bush, Coalisland, Killycolpy, Ardboe, Moygashel, Stewartstown Mid Ulster
BT74ENNISKILLEN Enniskillen town, Boho Fermanagh and Omagh
BT75FIVEMILETOWN Fivemiletown, Clabby Mid Ulster, Fermanagh and Omagh
BT76CLOGHER Clogher Mid Ulster
BT77AUGHER Augher Mid Ulster
BT78OMAGH Omagh, Dromore, Drumquin, Eskra, Fintona, Killynure, Newtownstewart, Seskanore, Trillick Fermanagh and Omagh
BT79OMAGH Omagh, Drumlea, Glengawna, Gortin, Mountfield, Plumbridge, Rosnamuck, Sheskinshule, Sixmilecross Fermanagh and Omagh
BT80COOKSTOWN Cookstown, Coagh, Tullyhogue Mid Ulster
BT81CASTLEDERG Castlederg, Aghyaran, Clare, Garvetagh, Killen, Killeter, Mournebeg, Scraghey, Spamount Derry City and Strabane
BT82STRABANE Strabane, Artigarvan, Ballymagorry, Bready, Clady, Douglas Bridge, Dunamanagh, Sion Mills, Victoria Bridge Derry City and Strabane
BT92ENNISKILLEN Lisnaskea, Florencecourt, Derrylin, Newtownbutler Fermanagh and Omagh
BT93ENNISKILLEN Belleek, Belcoo, Kesh, Derrygonnelly, Garrison Fermanagh and Omagh
BT94ENNISKILLEN Irvinestown, Ballinamallard, Brookeborough, Tempo, Maguiresbridge, Lisbellaw Fermanagh and Omagh
  1. 1 2 The Post Office guide uses Londonderry, the legal name for the city also called Derry; the post office accepts either name. The local government district's legal name is Derry. See also Derry/Londonderry name dispute


BT postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with link to nearby PA postcode area. BT postcode area map.svg
BT postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with link to nearby PA postcode area.
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Detailed map of postcode districts and post towns in and around Belfast

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  1. "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  2. 1 2 Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  3. "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013.