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Tanzania, United ...

What data is expected?

A database of postcodes/zipcodes and the corresponding spatial locations in terms of a latitude and a longitude (or similar coordinates in an openly published national coordinate system). If a postcode/zipcode system does not exist in the country, please submit a dataset of administrative borders. Data submitted in this category must satisfy the following minimum conditions

  • Zipcodes
  • Address
  • Coordinate (latitude longitude)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

  • Administrative boundaries

  • Boarders poligone
  • name of poligone (city, neighborhood)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Unsure (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Unsure
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Post Code list published by Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA))
  •   Is data in digital form? No
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The official list of post codes has the values for all administrative divisions (region, ward, villages).

The official administrative boundaries are freely available from the National Bureau of Statistics(NBS) at ward level.

Reviewer comments

ok. Through an attribute join, one might have the geometry for post codes at ward level.



  • Codrina Maria Ilie


  • Joachim Mangilima