It’s no news that most leaders of the world chose to section or divide their countries into geographical regions (counties) for easy administrations and Kenya is not left out in this modern way of structuring. In 2010, the Kenyan government, under the 2010 Constitution of Kenya recognized a total of 47 counties in the country. The size and boundaries of the counties are based on the 47 legally recognized districts of Kenya.
Nakuru County is the 32nd out of the 47 counties in Kenya and it is not just one of the largest but also the third most populated counties in the country. Nakuru County has a total of eleven sub-counties under it and each has areas and districts under them with specific postal codes, here is a list of them.
What Is A Postal Code And What Is It Used For?
A postal code comprises of a set of letters, digits, or a combination of both, which may include a space(s) or punctuation, included in a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail.
The term ZIP code is majorly used in the United States of America but other countries of the world have different names for it. For instance, Canada calls it postal codes, The Czech Republic refers to it as Postal Routing Numbers. In India, it is Postal Index Numbers, PIN,
The idea of using codes to sort out mails into regions and areas began in the US when the Post Office Department was faced with the challenge of handling a high volume of mails daily. To make the work easier, they began categorizing the U.S. into well-defined areas for easy identification and delivery of mails. The codes came in 5-digit numbers and represent individual post offices throughout the United States. The five digits are divided into three major parts, the first represents the national area, the second part represents the region or city, and the third represents the delivery area.
This system was later adopted by other mail delivery agencies around the world and has aided organization, efficient sorting, and easy distribution of mails. Kenya’s postal codes system is similar to what is obtainable across the world. The same way postal services in other countries of the world are saddled with the responsibility of allocating codes to zones and areas, the Kenyan postal service allocates each zone with their individual ZIP/Postal codes.
How Is The Nakuru Postal Code Classified?
Nakuru County is home to the popular Lake Naivasha, Lake Elmenteita, Lake Nakuru, and some of the Rift Valley soda lakes. Nakuru is further divided into sub-counties and they are eleven in total.
Nakuru’s postal coding is classified according to the sub-counties. That being said, it is expedient to note that the general postal code for Nakuru county is 2 0100 (or 20100) and some areas and districts maintain the general postal code.
Nakuru County And Its Postal Codes
Nakuru Sub-counties & Their Postal Codes
|Nakuru Town East||20100|
|Nakuru Town West||20100|
Areas And Districts Postal Codes
Areas in Bahati & their postal codes
Areas in Gilgil & Their postal codes
Areas in Kuresoi North & Their Postal Codes
Areas In Kuresoi South & Their Postal Codes
Areas In Molo & Their Postal Codes
Areas In Naivasha & Their Postal Codes
Areas In Nakuru Town East & Their Postal Codes
Areas in Nakuru Town West & Their Postal Codes
Areas In Njoro & Their Postal Codes
Areas In Rongai & Their Postal Codes
|Kampi Ya Moto||20100|
Areas In Subukai & Their Postal Codes
Why Postal Codes Are Important
Ever wondered why you are requested to add a postal code whenever you visit the post office to send out a mail or even when filling an address online? Some have even thought that with the advancement of technology which came with technological tools like electronic maps and tracking devices, postal codes won’t be necessary, but that hasn’t been the case, the case rather is that the advancement of technology has further amplified the importance of the codes.
Postal codes are important for quite a couple of reasons which include:
- It completes an address. Whenever you are filling an address, whether online or offline, there is always a space provided for postal codes. In most online forms or registration, that part is usually marked compulsory without which you may not be able to submit.
- Postal codes help to identify people in geographical areas for easy tracking, mail distribution, or even social amenities allocation.
- Inputting the right codes when sending a mail facilitates delivery. It aids the mail people to know where the mail should go to and ensure it gets there on time.
- With the help of postal codes, businesses are able to sort mails and shipments to ensure that the right mail and shipments reach the right customer without mix-ups and delays.
- Postal codes are useful for credit card authorization.
- Companies use postal codes as important data structures that give them an overall visual representation of their audience and with this, they make major marketing decisions and structures.