Postal codes in the Faroe Islands

Postal codes in the Faroe Islands consist of the two letter ISO 3166 code "FO", followed by three digits:

P/F Postverk Føroya
Óðinshædd 22
FO-100 Tórshavn
FAROE ISLANDS

PO Box addresses

Separate postal codes are used for PO Box addresses in the capital Tórshavn and some other towns:[1]

HN Jacobsens Bókahandil
Postboks 55
FO-110 Tórshavn
FAROE ISLANDS

Former Danish postal codes

Previously, the Faroe Islands formed part of the Danish postcode system, introduced in 1967, which also included Greenland.[2] This used the number range 3800 to 3899, and the "DK" prefix for Denmark:[3]

Føroya Ferdamannafelag
DK-3800 Tórshavn
FAROE ISLANDS

Later on, the "FR" prefix was used:[4]

DGU Føroyadeild
Debesartrøð
FR 3800 Tórshavn
FAROE ISLANDS

When the three-digit postal codes were first introduced, they were used for PO Box addresses, alongside the existing four-digit ones.[5]

References

  1. ^ Nordiske trafiksikkerhedsdage 1998, Nordic Council of Ministers, 1998, page 154
  2. ^ Tidsskrift for industri, 1967, page 382
  3. ^ Danish Journal, Issues 65-73, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1969, page 45
  4. ^ Att förstå varandra i Norden: språkråd till nordbor i nordiskt samarbete: en handledning, Nordiska rådet, 1986, page 48
  5. ^ Benn's Media Directory: International, Volume 139, Benn Business Information Services, 1991, page 100
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