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What are some postal codes in Alberta, Canada?

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Postal codes in Alberta, Canada begin with the letter "T," followed by five more alphanumeric characters, as of 2015. The sequence of characters alternates between letters and digits. Some examples of postal codes in Alberta, Canada are T5J 2R7, T6G 2B7 and T7X 4B8.

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What are some postal codes in Alberta, Canada?
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A Canadian postal code is comprised of three digits and three letters, forming six characters in total. The order of letters and numbers is as follows: letter, digit, letter, digit, letter and digit. When written for official correspondence, a space should be added between the first three characters and last three characters. For example, the postal code for Lethbridge North in Alberta, Canada begins with T1H.

The first three characters of a Canadian postal code denote its forward sortation area, while the last three characters denote its local delivery unit. Business reply mail is designated a local delivery unit code of 9Z9. Therefore, a postal code for business reply mail in the region of Lethbridge North in Alberta, Canada has the postal code T1H 9Z9.

Postal codes for rural areas within Alberta have "0" as the number that follows the "T." Postal codes for urban areas within Alberta have any number from 1 to 9 as the number that follows the "T" prefix.

It is possible to look up all Canadian postal codes on the Canada Post website, using its free postal code search tool. Some examples of postal codes within Alberta are T3H 2E1, T6G 2R3, T2P 0J4 and T6H 4M6.

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