I am looking for a source of a shapefile hat includes european countries with 4-digit postal codes.

The country codes should be DIN-A2 (two digit) and a postal code for four digits...

Does anyone have an idea where to find such a file?

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  • Sorry, I forgot to mention that the country codes should be DIN-A2 (two digit) and a postal code for four digits... – bastiic Feb 7 '18 at 10:27
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    Please include this information into the question by editing it instead of commenting. – Kersten Feb 7 '18 at 10:47
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    For open data (or any data) the place to ask is the Open Data Stack Exchange. – PolyGeo Feb 7 '18 at 10:48

You (incorrectly) assume that all postal codes in Europe have the same format.

Although 4-digit postal codes are common, there are also a lot of countries that use 5 (Germany, France, Italy, etc.). Of course this is highly correlated with the size of the country in question. See Wikipedia for a list of postal code formats.

As to answer your question: I think you will have a very hard time to find one data source for all postal code areas in Europe, as this is a local and policy-based convention. If you really need this aggregation level -for a specific reason- then I'm afraid you will have to create this data set yourself. Most nations have their own GIS sources, which you will have to find out, but -for example- ESRI might have a lot of these available as well. I know for a fact that ESRI NL provides the Dutch postal code areas.

See also this question on SE, which implies that these kinds of data sets are paid services.

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    Not to mention the UK which has alphanumeric postcodes (e.g. BN12 4SG) and the privatised postal service owns the postcode geography. – Ian Turton Feb 7 '18 at 11:08
  • Thanks, that makes sense of course... Then again, any suggestions for a source for Austria, Poland or Czech Republic? Thanks for your help! – bastiic Feb 7 '18 at 11:41

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