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How that would work globally I do not know... fine for most of the Western World, useless in India maybe, etc.

Forget India, Ireland (right beside the UK) has no postcodes.

Even within the UK (Fermanagh) postcode usage can be spotty.

The thing with India is that roads didn't necessarily have names or numbers.

I navigated more by "When you're past the ornately carved and colourful chapel go straight on and do a right, turn left when you see the blue building, we're in the red one third down with the blue door.".

Some places have such details, but a lot of the towns and villages just added roads organically and wouldn't stop to centrally register them, name them, number them, assign them identifiers, etc.

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