Phone/Mobile Codes of All Countries

CountryCode
Afghanistan+93
Albania+355
Algeria+213
American Samoa+1-684
Andorra+376
Angola+244
Anguilla+1-264
Antarctica+672
Antigua and Barbuda+1-268
Argentina+54
Armenia+374
Aruba+297
Australia+61
Austria+43
Azerbaijan+994
Bahamas+1-242
Bahrain+973
Bangladesh+880
Barbados+1-246
Belarus+375
Belgium+32
Belize+501
Benin+229
Bermuda+1-441
Bhutan+975
Bolivia+591
Bosnia and Herzegovina+387
Botswana+267
Brazil+55
British Indian Ocean Territory+246
British Virgin Islands+1-284
Brunei+673
Bulgaria+359
Burkina Faso+226
Burundi+257
Cambodia+855
Cameroon+237
Canada+1
Cape Verde+238
Cayman Islands+1-345
Central African Republic+236
Chad+235
Chile+56
China+86
Christmas Island+61
Cocos Islands+61
Colombia+57
Comoros+269
Cook Islands+682
Costa Rica+506
Croatia+385
Cuba+53
Curacao+599
Cyprus+357
Czech Republic+420
Democratic Republic of the Congo+243
Denmark+45
Djibouti+253
Dominica+1-767
Dominican Republic+1-809, 1-829, 1-849
East Timor+670
Ecuador+593
Egypt+20
El Salvador+503
Equatorial Guinea+240
Eritrea+291
Estonia+372
Ethiopia+251
Falkland Islands+500
Faroe Islands+298
Fiji+679
Finland+358
France+33
French Polynesia+689
Gabon+241
Gambia+220
Georgia+995
Germany+49
Ghana+233
Gibraltar+350
Greece+30
Greenland+299
Grenada+1-473
Guam+1-671
Guatemala+502
Guernsey+44-1481
Guinea+224
Guinea-Bissau+245
Guyana+592
Haiti+509
Honduras+504
Hong Kong+852
Hungary+36
Iceland+354
India+91
Indonesia+62
Iran+98
Iraq+964
Ireland+353
Isle of Man+44-1624
Israel+972
Italy+39
Ivory Coast+225
Jamaica+1-876
Japan+81
Jersey+44-1534
Jordan+962
Kazakhstan+7
Kenya+254
Kiribati+686
Kosovo+383
Kuwait+965
Kyrgyzstan+996
Laos+856
Latvia+371
Lebanon+961
Lesotho+266
Liberia+231
Libya+218
Liechtenstein+423
Lithuania+370
Luxembourg+352
Macau+853
Macedonia+389
Madagascar+261
Malawi+265
Malaysia+60
Maldives+960
Mali+223
Malta+356
Marshall Islands+692
Mauritania+222
Mauritius+230
Mayotte+262
Mexico+52
Micronesia+691
Moldova+373
Monaco+377
Mongolia+976
Montenegro+382
Montserrat+1-664
Morocco+212
Mozambique+258
Myanmar+95
Namibia+264
Nauru+674
Nepal+977
Netherlands+31
Netherlands Antilles+599
New Caledonia+687
New Zealand+64
Nicaragua+505
Niger+227
Nigeria+234
Niue+683
North Korea+850
Northern Mariana Islands+1-670
Norway+47
Oman+968
Pakistan+92
Palau+680
Palestine+970
Panama+507
Papua New Guinea+675
Paraguay+595
Peru+51
Philippines+63
Pitcairn+64
Poland+48
Portugal+351
Puerto Rico+1-787, 1-939
Qatar+974
Republic of the Congo+242
Reunion+262
Romania+40
Russia+7
Rwanda+250
Saint Barthelemy+590
Saint Helena+290
Saint Kitts and Nevis+1-869
Saint Lucia+1-758
Saint Martin+590
Saint Pierre and Miquelon+508
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines+1-784
Samoa+685
San Marino+378
Sao Tome and Principe+239
Saudi Arabia+966
Senegal+221
Serbia+381
Seychelles+248
Sierra Leone+232
Singapore+65
Sint Maarten+1-721
Slovakia+421
Slovenia+386
Solomon Islands+677
Somalia+252
South Africa+27
South Korea+82
South Sudan+211
Spain+34
Sri Lanka+94
Sudan+249
Suriname+597
Svalbard and Jan Mayen+47
Swaziland+268
Sweden+46
Switzerland+41
Syria+963
Taiwan+886
Tajikistan+992
Tanzania+255
Thailand+66
Togo+228
Tokelau+690
Tonga+676
Trinidad and Tobago+1-868
Tunisia+216
Turkey+90
Turkmenistan+993
Turks and Caicos Islands+1-649
Tuvalu+688
U.S. Virgin Islands+1-340
Uganda+256
Ukraine+380
United Arab Emirates+971
United Kingdom+44
United States+1
Uruguay+598
Uzbekistan+998
Vanuatu+678
Vatican+379
Venezuela+58
Vietnam+84
Wallis and Futuna+681
Western Sahara+212
Yemen+967
Zambia+260
Zimbabwe+263

Communication. How important is it? If you cannot give a comprehensive answer to this question, try answering this – ‘Someone from your family went to the USA or the UK to study or for a job. Will you not like to know how well that person is adjusting there? Will you not like to know his exact location or about his health? Will you not like to talk to him?’ Now you get it, don’t you? Communication is important for the continuity of mankind. Take this off, and we will slip into the Dark Ages. We will then slip back into Stone Age, and one fine day, we will perish.

Now the big question! When you need to call someone in a different country, how will you do that? The general answer will be – ‘by dialing the number!’ Unfortunately, it is not so simple! Calling a phone or a cell number in a foreign country is not as simple as dialing the number. There is something called International Calling Codes. So, when you are calling a number in a different country, you need to use the code for that country.

Yes, every country in this world has a different code. India, for instance, has the code +91. The question that you should be asking here is, ‘what do these codes mean and how are they used?’ Are you willing to learn the answer? Let us begin.

International Calling Codes, and Country Codes – What Are They?

Here you need to understand the difference between International Calling Code and a Country Code.

International Calling Code

So, what is the International Calling Code, and how does it differ from a Country Code? Here is the answer you seek but with a brief explanation:

Suppose you are in India and you are using Airtel connection for your phone. You want to initiate a phone call to the USA. How will you tell Airtel to initiate that international call and how will you tell Airtel which country you want to call?

There is a code for initiating the international call from India. This code is called International Calling Code. Though we are referring to the codes as International Calling Codes, they have a different technical name. They are known as International Direct Dial designations or IDD designations. There is yet another name. That name is International Call Prefix.

Then, there is a code that represents America. This code is called Country Code.

So, when you want to call someone in America, first you need to dial the International Calling Code to tell Airtel that you are initiating an international call.

Following the International Calling Code is Country Code for America. This Country Code will tell Airtel that you want to reach the USA.

Following the Country Code will be the actual phone number that you will be calling.

Look at the image below.

Look at the image above; you will see that the International Calling Code or the International Direct Dial designation or International Call Prefix is a code that belongs to the country of origin of the phone call. So, if you are from India, and you are calling someone in the USA, the IDD designation here is the code for India.

Similarly, if you belong to France and you are calling Switzerland, the IDD designation will be for France, the Country Code will be for Switzerland, and the phone number will be of Switzerland.

Remember: The International Calling Code or IDD designation for almost every country in this entire world is either 00 or 001. However, some countries have IDD designation of 010 (Japan) while some other countries have IDD designation of 0011 (Australia).

Country Code Composition

The Country Code for almost every country is made of two digits. The United States of America is one exception here. The USA has a single digit code, and it is ‘1’ (one). France, for example, has the code 33, India uses the code 91, the UK uses 44 and so on.

There are some countries in this world however that do not use a double-digit Country Code They have a three-digit code. These are usually smaller countries. For example, 353 is the country code for the Republic of Ireland.

How Does an International Call Look Like?

Let us explain this with an example.

Suppose you are in India and someone in the UK is calling you.

Let us assume that your mobile number is 9999999999. When the person in the United Kingdom tries to call you, what will that person dial?

He will dial any one of the two options:

In the first case:

In the second case:

Why the + (plus sign)?

Do you know what the International Calling Code for India is? Most likely you don’t. Now imagine, you move to China, and you need to call back at home in India. What if you don’t know the International Calling Code for China?

If you know the codes, it is great, but most people don’t remember. Actually, most people don’t even know the International Calling Code. To get around this problem, the + (plus sign) was introduced. Everyone can remember this sign. It makes life easy. There is less to remember and fewer digits to type or key in. The plus sign has no other meaning.

When you dial the + (plus sign), your phone operator will know that you are trying to make an international call, and the operator or network will automatically dial the International Calling Code.

Steps to Make an International Call

So, now that you understand the concepts of International Calling Code and Country Code, here are the steps you need to follow to place an international call: