Find and share places using plus codes

Plus codes work just like street addresses. When an address isn’t available, you can use a plus code to find or share a place on Google Maps, like your home or business.

A plus code includes:

  • 6 or 7 letters and numbers
  • A town or city

Here’s an example of a plus code: X4HM+3C, Cairo, Egypt.

Find the plus code for a place

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Click anywhere on the map to drop a pin.
  3. At the bottom, click the info box. On the left you'll see the plus code and more info about the place.


You might see a plus code without a town or city. Instead, an area code will be added to the beginning of the plus code, like 7GXHX4HM+3C.

Find a place using plus codes

To search for a place using a plus code, use the plus code like an address.

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. At the top, tap the search box and type the plus code.

Tip: You can use a plus code with a town or city, such as X4HM+3C, Cairo, Egypt, or with an area code, such as 7GXHX4HM+3C. When you’re near a place, you don’t have to include the area code. For example, you can search for X4HM+3C.

Find out more about plus codes.

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