|Isle of Man postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Isle of Man|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
Postcodes were introduced in the Isle of Man in 1993, with the island becoming the IM postcode area. Each town or area is associated with one or more postal districts, assigned by Isle of Man Post Office. Outside the larger towns, the postal districts are further broken down and each postal sector is assigned to a number of villages and settlements.
The approximate coverage of the postal districts (and sectors, where relevant) is as follows. In each case the post town is "ISLE OF MAN". The "coverage" column includes the next digit of the post code (the sector).
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Postal codes used in the United Kingdom are known as postcodes. They are alphanumeric and were adopted nationally between 11 October 1959 and 1974, having been devised by the General Post Office. A full postcode is known as a "postcode unit" and designates an area with a number of addresses or a single major delivery point.
The E (Eastern) postcode area, also known as the London E postcode area, is the part of the London post town covering much of the east of Greater London, England as well as Sewardstone, Essex. It borders the N postcode area to the west, equally north of the tidal Thames. Since closure of the East London mail centre its mail is sorted at Romford Mail Centre as for IG and RM postcode areas.
The WC postcode area, also known as the London WC postcode area, is a group of postcode districts in central London, England. The area covered is of high density development, and includes parts of the City of Westminster and the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington, plus a very small part of the City of London.
The SM postcode area, also known as the Sutton postcode area, is a group of seven postcode districts in England, within five post towns. These cover part of south-west London, as well as a small part of north Surrey.
The GU postcode area, also known as the Guildford postcode area, is a group of 38 postcode districts in South East England, within 24 post towns. These cover west Surrey, north-east Hampshire and northwestern West Sussex, plus a small part of Berkshire.
The LU postcode area, also known as the Luton postcode area, is a group of seven postcode districts in England, within three post towns. These cover south Bedfordshire, plus small parts of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
The S postcode area, also known as the Sheffield postcode area, is a group of postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of eight post towns. These cover most of South Yorkshire, parts of north Derbyshire and north-west Nottinghamshire.
The NW postcode area, also known as the London NW postcode area, is a group of postcode districts covering part of northwest London, England. It is the successor of the NW sector, originally created as part of the London postal district in 1856.
The SG postcode area, also known as the Stevenage postcode area, is a group of nineteen postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of fifteen post towns. These postcode districts cover north Hertfordshire and east Bedfordshire, plus a small part of south-west Cambridgeshire and a very small part of Essex.
The TR postcode area, also known as the Truro postcode area, is a group of 27 postcode districts in South West England, which are subdivisions of 15 post towns. These postcode districts cover west Cornwall, including Truro, Penzance, Camborne, Falmouth, Hayle, Helston, Marazion, Newquay, Penryn, Perranporth, Redruth, St Agnes, St Columb and St Ives, plus the Isles of Scilly.
The GL postcode area, also known as the Gloucester postcode area, is a group of 26 postcode districts covering 28 post towns: Badminton, Berkeley, Blakeney, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Cinderford, Cirencester, Coleford, Drybrook, Dursley, Dymock, Fairford, Gloucester, Lechlade, Longhope, Lydbrook, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Moreton-in-Marsh, Newent, Newnham, Ruardean, Stonehouse, Stroud, Tetbury, Tewkesbury, Westbury-on-Severn and Wotton-under-Edge. The main series has a hiatus after GL20, resuming at GL50 for Cheltenham and areas immediately around and to its east, ceasing with GL56.
The IV postcode area, also known as the Inverness postcode area, is a group of 52 postcode districts for post towns: Achnasheen, Alness, Avoch, Beauly, Bonar Bridge, Cromarty, Dingwall, Dornoch, Elgin, Fochabers, Forres, Fortrose, Gairloch, Garve, Glen Shiel, Invergordon, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Kyle, Lairg, Lossiemouth, Muir of Ord, Munlochy, Nairn, Plockton, Portree, Rogart, Strathcarron, Strathpeffer, Strome Ferry, Tain and Ullapool in Scotland.
The PA postcode area, also known as the Paisley postcode area, is a group of 67 postcode districts covering the post towns of Appin, Bishopton, Bridge of Orchy, Bridge of Weir, Cairndow, Campbeltown, Colintraive, Dalmally, Dunoon, Erskine, Gourock, Greenock, Inveraray, Isle of Bute, Isle of Coll, Isle of Colonsay, Isle of Gigha, Isle of Iona, Isle of Islay, Isle of Jura, Isle of Mull, Isle of Tiree, Johnstone, Kilmacolm, Lochgilphead, Lochwinnoch, Oban, Paisley, Port Glasgow, Renfrew, Skelmorlie, Tarbert, Taynuilt, Tighnabruaich and Wemyss Bay in Scotland.
The L postcode area, also known as the Liverpool postcode area, is a group of postcode districts in north-west England, which are subdivisions of four post towns. These cover most of Merseyside, part of west Lancashire and a small part of north-west Cheshire.
The G postcode area, also known as the Glasgow postcode area, is a group of postcode districts centred around Glasgow in Scotland.
The JE postcode area, also known as the Jersey postcode area, is a group of postal districts covering Jersey.
The GY postcode area, also known as Guernsey postcode area, its post town, is a group of 10 consecutive postal districts covering Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm and the two inhabited lesser islets in that region of the Channel Islands.
The HS postcode area, also known as the Outer Hebrides postcode area, is a group of postcode districts, HS1 to HS9, from north to south covering Stornoway, Lewis, Harris, Scalpay, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra in Scotland. All of these are treated as post towns using their full name and in one case, Isle of Harris, covering two postcode districts.
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