Ivory Coast has adopted a new system of postal addresses that will allow the whole country to receive mail deliveries for the first time.
Every location is identifiable by a unique combination of just three words, allocated to 3m-by-3m squares.
Until now, the head of Ivory Coast’s post office told the BBC the service had relied on post office boxes.
But not all Ivorians will have phones with internet access needed to access their unique code via an app.
The new system is likely to help the middle classes, and make it easier for companies to deliver parcels straight to their doors.
Mongolia is the only other nation to use the system, called what3words.
”We have 150,000 PO boxes for a population of nearly 24 million. That means a postal address is a luxury in Ivory Coast. We have to make postal access available to everyone,” La Poste Director General Isaac Gnamba-Yao told the BBC.
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