INTERNATIONAL CALLING CODES
HOW TO CALL
1. Acquire your country code. This will
not usually be included in a standard
phone number you’d get from, say, a
2. Now type in your local code if
needed. Most countries don’t need
this. For countries that do, it’s usually
3. Enter your city code, which will be a
number up to three digits.
4. Now time to enter the local number.
Did you know?:
If you ever need to make a phonecall
to a penguin, Antarctica’s international
calling code is 672.
Br azi l 55
Fr ance 33
I ndi a 91
I t al y 39
Jor dan 962
Ni ger i a 234
Paki st an 92
Pol and 48
Romani a 40
Russi a 7
Saudi Ar abi a 966
Sout h Af r i ca 27
Sr i Lanka 94
Thai l and 66
Tur key 90
Ukr ai ne 380
Venezuel a 58
Vi et nam 84
EVERY COUNTRY NO MATTER
HOW SMALL HAS ITS OWN
There are a few quick and easy sites on
the internet what will automatically tell you
the international dialing code if you plug in
which country you’re dialing from and
which you’re dialing to.
JUST IN CASE YOU WERE
Why do we have area
codes/international codes anyways?
Area codes got their start in the United States
and Canada back in 1947 when the growing
populations of the larger cities made it difficult to
operate an old-fashioned patch cord system.
Area codes act like a map, and would have told
the switchboard operator where to put the call.
Originally, the lower-numbered area codes that
would take less time to dial on a rotary phone
were assigned to places with large populations.
Then from the sixties onwards, the system was
put into place all over North America and
catching on all over the world as an addition to an
already varied system of dialing plans.
Europe had its own early system of codes
mentioned in the 1960 CCITT Red Book, some of
which are still around today, like +44 for the UK
and +33 for France.
With the number of phones and registered phone
numbers around today, international calling
codes allow for an easy way of ordering
Every calling code increases the amount of
numbers you could possibly register for a phone
One or two telecoms companies have their own
international call prefix codes which can be used
to route calls through specific networks, usually
for a price.
Also a few counties may have unique dialing
codes for neighboring countries.
If you are curious, your local telecoms company
should be able to help with any additional
questions you may have on international calls.