Vehicle registration plate

Front British number plate

A vehicle registration plate is a metal or plastic plate on a motor vehicle or trailer. It is used for official identification purposes. There is a numeric or alphanumeric code that identifies the vehicle. In some countries, the identifier is unique in the entire country. In other countries, it is unique in a state or province. Sometimes the identifier is for a person and sometimes for a vehicle. Each country calls a vehicle registration plate something different. Examples are license plate or tag (US), licence plate (Canada), number plate or registration plate (UK).


Other Languages
Alemannisch: Kfz-Kennzeichen
العربية: لوحة مركبات
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Аўтамабільны знак
Boarisch: Autokennzeichn
català: Matrícula
Esperanto: Licencplato
한국어: 차량 번호판
Bahasa Indonesia: Pelat nomor
íslenska: Númeraplata
Nederlands: Kentekenplaat
Pälzisch: Nummernschild
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Registarska oznaka
татарча/tatarça: Avtomobil kodı
vepsän kel’: Avtonomerad
Tiếng Việt: Biển đăng ký xe
粵語: 車牌號碼
中文: 車輛號牌