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Directory of towns and cities

The directory of towns and cities is a dataset. In addition to postcodes, it also includes perimeters.

Search examples
ZIP: For «3007 in Bern» type 3007
Swiss coordinates: For «600000/200000» type 600000 200000
Addresses: For «Rue de l'Evêché in Genf» type évêch
Parcel: For «Parzelle 3125 in Bern» type Bern 3125

Product description

The Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo) compiles, manages and publishes the directory of towns and cities, which includes postcodes as well as perimeters. The «PLZO_CH» dataset is managed centrally and is available throughout the entire country.


Status of data

The «PLZO_CH» dataset is kept constantly up to date. An updated version is posted online each month.

Reporting of updates

Amendments relating to towns and cities are entered and reported by the relevant cantonal authorities and Swiss Post. If something has nonetheless been overlooked, however, the applicable information may be reported directly to the relevant cantonal cadastral surveying authority.


The directory is available free of charge.

Procurement of data

The data are available in four formats. For further information, please refer to the product information.

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Release notes

  • 2016

    Published on: 02.12.2016 | Size: 8249 Kb | Type: ZIP

  • 2015

    Published on: 01.12.2015 | Size: 7757 Kb | Type: ZIP

  • 2014

    Published on: 17.06.2015 | Size: 8373 Kb | Type: ZIP

  • 2013

    Published on: 17.06.2015 | Size: 1691 Kb | Type: ZIP

  • 2012

    Published on: 17.06.2015 | Size: 765 Kb | Type: ZIP

  • 2011

    Published on: 17.06.2015 | Size: 1750 Kb | Type: ZIP

  • 2010

    Published on: 17.06.2015 | Size: 145 Kb | Type: ZIP

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