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The main post office in Oxford, UK
Automatic sorters inside a major postal facility.

A post office is a facility authorised by a postal system for the posting, receipt, sorting, handling, transmission or delivery of mail.[1] Post offices offer mail-related services such as post office boxes, postage and packaging supplies. In addition, some post offices offer non-postal services such as passport applications and other government forms, car tax purchase, money orders, and banking services.

The back rooms of a post office are where mail is processed for delivery. Mail may also be processed in other post offices that are not open to the general public.

The Post Office Ltd. is a retail company in the United Kingdom; formerly part of the postal service Royal Mail, it became a separate entity in 1981.


Image gallery

For an extensive collection of images of post office buildings, see links below.

See also

General postal concepts

A village post office at Shere, England

List of operators of post offices from around the world



External links

Simple English

[[File:|thumb|250px|The main post office in Oxford, UK]]

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General Post Office, Dublin
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Post office in Kanazawa, Japan

A post office is a place that is made available by the postal system to post, receive, sort, handle, and to move or deliver mail.[1] You can buy postage stamps to mail things like packages or letters and drop them off there, and they will bring it to where you want it to go.


  1. "Canada Postal Guide - Glossary". Canada Post. Retrieved 2006-10-08. 

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