Total number of permanent post offices this is information about Postal establishments. Postal establishments can be classified in two categories: offices open to the public and offices not open to the public.
Postal establishments open to the public are post offices to which customers may go for postal services. Offices open to the public may be staffed by officials of the designated operator or by persons not connected with the designated operator, and they may be fixed (permanent) or mobile.
Total number of permanent post offices, corresponding to the sum of Number of permanent offices staffed by administration officials and Number of permanent offices staffed by people from outside the administration. It represents all offices open to the public and operating on fixed premises.