A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system. Including the correct post town in the address increases the chance of a letter or parcel being delivered on time. Post towns in general originated as the location of delivery offices. As of 2004[update], their main function is to distinguish between localities or street names in addresses not including a postcode.
The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with the United Kingdom and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject. (January 2017)
|Category||Postal administration unit|
|Found in||Postcode areas|
|Number||~1,500 (as of 2013)|