Postal Code for Cross River State

Cross River State is located in the south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. To facilitate mail delivery within the state, the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) assigned unique postal codes, with the headquarters in Cross River State bearing the code 500001.

How Postal Code for Cross River State Works

To address the specific postal needs of different areas within Cross River State, the state’s postal code system is organized into a six-digit structure. These codes are assigned to towns, villages, districts, and various locations under the jurisdiction of the state.

The postal code assigned to the NIPOST headquarters in Cross River State, 500001, serves as a reference point for the entire state. However, to speed up mail sorting and delivery, the state is further divided into unique codes for each LGA. For instance, the postal code for the University of Calabar, located in Calabar, is 540271. This specific code allows postal services to precisely identify and reach the university’s location.

Cross River State Postal Code

Below is a list of local government areas in Cross River State, their postal codes, and post office addresses. If your local government does not have a post office, you can go to the general post office, which is located in the capital, Calabar.

L.G.A.Postal CodePost Office Address
Abi 543101 – 5431079 REV EJEMOT STREET, ITIGIDI
Akamkpa 542101 – 542111None
Akpabuyo 541103 – 541115None
Bakassi 541106 – 541110None
Bekwarra 550102None
Boki551106 – 551111BATERIKO VILLAGE Opp Police station
Calabar Municipal 540211 – 540281Export Processing Zone (EPZ) Calabar
Calabar South 540212 – 54027119, Ikaika Str., off Mbukpa road, Calabar
Etung 551102 – 551105Old Market Road, Bendege Ekim village
Ikom 550105 – 56226134, Okim Osabor street, opposite Ikom Local Government
Obanliku 552103 – 552111None
Obubra 551112 – 551118OWANKANDE VILLAGE, OBUBRA
Obudu 552101 – 5521092, Fire Service Rd., Obudu
Odukpani 541101 – 541109Ikoneto Village
Ogoja 550101 – 550112BANSARA VILLAGE, opp st Joseph Catholic Church
Yakuur 543101 – 5431054, DONALD DUKE WAY, UGEP
Yala 550107 – 550113Wanakom Village Opp. St. Paul’s Primary School

L.G.A. in Cross River State

The capital of Cross River State is Calabar. The state is further divided into 18 LGAs. These LGAs include Abi, Akamkpa, Akpabuyo, Bakassi, Bekwara, Biase, Boki, Calabar Municipal, Calabar South, Etung, Ikom, Obanliku, Obubra, Obudu, Odukpani, Ogoja, Yakurr, and Yala.

Zip Code vs. Postal Code: The Difference

In Cross River State and Nigeria as a whole, the terms “zip code” and “postal code” are often used interchangeably, causing confusion. However, it’s essential to recognize the distinctions.

Postal Code: This is the term commonly used in Nigeria, referring to the series of digits assigned to specific geographic areas for mail sorting and delivery. In the case of Cross River State, each LGA has its own unique postal code.

Zip Code: The term “zip code” is more commonly associated with the United States. While it serves a similar purpose to a postal code, it is specific to the U.S. Postal Service. In the Nigerian context, “postal code” is the more appropriate term.