DG Postcode Area for the Dumfries and Galloway Region


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This section of the site is all about the DG Postcode area, also known as the Dumfries and Galloway Postal Area. Explore links to the next level to learn more about specific postcode districts such as DG1.

Quick Facts about the DG Postcode

DG Area Statistics
Width from East to West 93.73 mi
Height from North to South 56.23 mi
Area of DG 829.14 mi²
Maximum Width 94.80 mi
Perimeter of Postcode Area 505.71 mi
Number of Postcode Districts 15
Number of Postcode Sectors 39
Number of Post Towns 14
Number of Postcodes 6,847

The DG postcode area represents a group of postal districts in the Dumfries and Galloway area of the United Kingdom. The area code DG stands for the letters d and g in Dumfries and Galloway. DG has a population of 151,174 and covers an area of 6,479,521 hectares. Fun fact: 0.23% of the population of Great Britain lives in this area.

The postcode area falls within the following counties: Dumfries (58.28%), Wigtown (23.96%), The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright (17.65%), Cumbria (0.07%), Ayrshire and Arran (0.01%), Lanarkshire (0.01%), Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale (0.01%).

Where is the DG Postcode Area?

The DG Dumfries and Galloway Postcode is in Scotland. TheDG postal area borders the following neighbouring postal areas: TD - Teviotdale, CA - Carlisle, KA - Kilmarnock and ML - Motherwell, It also borders The Irish Sea, The North Channel and The Solway Firth.


Map of the DG Dumfries and Galloway Postcode Area

Explore the DG Dumfries and Galloway postcode area by using our interactive map.

Map Showing Location of the DG postcode area
Where is the DG Postcode Area
A word cloud for the DG postcode area
A word cloud for the DG Postcode Area

How built up is the DG Postcode?

I've calculated the total area covered by building footprints within the DG postcode area.
By analyzing this against the total area, I've determined the percentage of the area that's developed, this will give you an idea of how urban or rural the DG postcode region is.
The higher the percentage the more urban the area is. For example the least urban district is DG13 and the most urban is DG12.

Building Area Summary
Postcode District Total Area (m²) Footprint Area (m²) Built Percentage %
DG13 432,847,190 327,485 0.08%
DG3 485,008,454 689,542 0.14%
DG4 271,379,389 390,367 0.14%
DG10 312,948,665 459,591 0.15%
DG7 1,322,724,581 1,949,918 0.15%
DG8 1,374,047,827 2,183,270 0.16%
DG14 116,294,246 259,606 0.22%
DG11 606,344,342 2,266,415 0.37%
DG6 189,372,356 804,362 0.42%
DG2 482,882,350 2,292,100 0.47%
DG9 373,098,452 1,898,154 0.51%
DG5 85,839,638 534,402 0.62%
DG1 292,755,397 2,412,105 0.82%
DG16 34,040,171 418,264 1.23%
DG12 99,417,913 1,235,128 1.24%
DG Total 6,479,000,971 (m²) 18,120,709 (m²) 0.28%

Postcode Districts within the DG Dumfries and Galloway Postcode Area

There are 15 postcode districts within the Dumfries and Galloway postcode area

Map of the DG Postcode Area

A map showing the boundary of DG in relation to other areas

There are 16 towns within the Dumfries and Galloway postcode area.

Map of Posttowns in the DG
Map of Posttowns in the DG Postal Area
Area of the DG postcode area
Unit Area²
Hectares 6,479,521²
Miles 25,018²
Feet 697,449,160,919²
Kilometres 64,795²

Postal Delivery Offices serving the DG Dumfries and Galloway Postcode Area

  • Annan Delivery Office
  • Canonbie Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Castle Douglas Delivery Office
  • Dalry (dg) Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Dumfries Delivery Office
  • Garlieston Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Gatehouse Of Fleet Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Glenluce Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Gretna Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Kirkconnel Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Kirkcudbright Delivery Office
  • Langholm Delivery Office
  • Lockerbie Delivery Office
  • Moffat Delivery Office
  • Newton Stewart Delivery Office
  • Port William Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Sanquhar Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Stranraer Delivery Office
  • Thornhill Delivery Office
  • Whauphill Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Whithorn Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Wigtown Scale Payment Delivery Office

Postcode Areas Closest to DG

Towns and Villages within the DG Dumfries and Galloway Postcode Area