Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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British Indian Ocean Territory

Global Sourcebook | Index | Properties

These islands, the Chagos Archipelago External in the Indian Ocean are a British Overseas Territory. The islands and island groups are:

    Danger Island External
    Diego Garcia External
    Eagle Islands External
    Egmont Islands External
    Nelsons Island External
    Peros Banhos External
    Salomon Islands External
    Three Brothers External

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

British Indian Ocean Territory - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

Internet country code


GRC Country Code


image Post to the British Indian Ocean Territory goes via the military postal services of the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Please refer to the appropriate country chapters for details.

image In 2004, a single postal code covering all non-military addresses, BBND 1ZZ, was introduced.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

British Indian Ocean Territory - Postal code format graphic


British Indian Ocean Territory - Postal code format

British Indian Ocean Territory - Postal code specifics

British Indian Ocean Territory - Postal code regular expression

\A(BBND 1ZZ)\Z (Does not include military formats)

British Indian Ocean Territory - Postal code level of coverage


Properties with value British Indian Ocean Territory

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