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What is a PIN code?

PIN is the abbreviation of Postal Index Number. It is popularly know as PIN code is the post code for post office numbering used by the India Post.

It a series of number grouped as per postal regions and postal circles defined by the India Post, required for sorting mails. Some facts as follows

The code is 6 digits long

  • The first digit indicates the postal region
  • The last 3 digits refer to the delivery post office
  • Was introduced on Aug 15, 1972

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