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Country Calling Code

Overview#

Country Calling Code are a component of the international Telephone Numbering Plan and are prefixes for the member countries or regions of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and are defined by the ITU-T in standards E.123 and E.164.

Country Calling Code are typically are necessary only when dialing a Phone Number to establish a call to another country and are dialed before the National Significant Number.

Country Calling Code prefixes enable International Direct Dialing (IDD), and are also referred to as International Subscriber Dialing (ISD) codes.

Country Calling Code, by convention, International Telephone Numbers are represented by prefixing the Country Calling Code with a plus sign (+), which also indicates to the subscriber that the local international call prefix must first be dialed.

Ordered by code#

Each Country Calling Code's first digit directs to these broad areas:
  • +1: North American Numbering Plan
  • +2: mostly Africa
  • +3–4: Europe
  • +5: Americas outside the NANP
  • +6: Southeast Asia and Oceania
  • +7: Parts of the former Soviet Union
  • +8: East Asia and special services
  • +9: mostly southern Asia
For a more complete list refer to: List of country calling codes

Country Calling Code Example#

Country Calling Code prefix in all countries belonging to the North American Numbering Plan is 011, while it is 00 in most European, Asian and African countries. On GSM (Mobile Networks), the prefix may automatically be inserted when the user prefixes a dialed number with the plus sign.

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