Thursday, July 26, 2007

Language Assignment By Postal Code

Every so often I run across a need to assign languages by postal code. Currently I need to assign languages by the Belgium postal codes. The following table shows the prominent language for each postal code of Belgium:

Capital LanguagePostal codes
Antwerp DUTCH2000-2999
Ghent DUTCH9000-9999
Leuven DUTCH1500-1999, 3000-3499
Mons FRENCH6000-6599, 7000-7999
Liege FRENCH4000-4999
Hasselt DUTCH3500-3999
Arlon FRENCH6600-6900
Namur FRENCH5000-5999
Wavre FRENCH1300-1499
Brugge DUTCH8000-8999

Here is a map showing the language breakdown of Belgium:

Here is a language assignment by postal code for Switzerland.