Postcode Sandwick, Stromness, Orkney, UK
About the Address Sandwick, Stromness, Orkney
Postcode KW16 3JD is the address of Sandwick, Stromness, Orkney which is in region of Scotland. Sandwick, Stromness, Orkney is within West Mainland ward It falls under constituency Orkney and Shetland. The nearest station is Thurso which is 53.3km away from the postcode. The postcode KW16 3JD is under the Scotland police force and Scottish Water is the main water supplier in the area
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|Constituency:||Orkney and Shetland|
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An Outward Code is the first part of the postcode(before space). It is 2-4 characters long and always start with a letter but may end up with a number or letter. It is used to indicate the local area where a mail needs to be delivered. In the postcode KW16 3JD , KW16 is the Outward Code. Postcode finder tool is designed to explain the Outward Code of the address you are searching. An Outward Code is further divided into Postcode Area and Postcode District.
A Postcode Area is the first part of the Outward Code. It is an initial string of the letters(all the characters before the first number). It is 1 or 2 characters long and always alphabetical. In the postcode KW16 3JD , KW is the Postcode Area whic falls under post town Kirkwall.
The Postcode District is the last part of Outward Code. It is one digit, two-digit or a digit followed by a letter. In the postcode KW16 3JD , 16 is the Postcode Disctrict.
The Inward Code is the second part of the postcode(after space). It is always three characters long and always begins with a letter. The Inward Code assists in the delivery of post within a postal district. In the postcode KW16 3JD , 3JD is the Inward Code. You can find out the Inward Code of a postcode using the Postcode Finder tool.
Postcode Sector is the first part of the Inward Code. It is made up of a single digit (the first character of the inward code). In the postcode KW16 3JD , 3 is the Postcode Sector.
The Postcode Unit is the second part of the Inward Code. It is the 2 characters added after the postcode sector. Each postcode unit generally represents a street, part of a street, a single address, a group of properties, a single property, a sub-section of the property, an individual organisation. The level of discrimination is often based on the amount of mail received by the premises or business. In the postcode KW16 3JD , JD is the Postcode Unit.
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|Total postcode areas||124|
|Total postcode district||2,984|
|Total postcode sectors||11,197|
|Total postcode units||1,767,416|