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International Telephone Calls

It is possible to dial directly from almost any telephone to any other telephone in the world.
There will be some exceptions where a call has to be placed manually through an international operator.

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IDD - International Direct Dialing Code

To make an international call, it is necessary to use the correct IDD from the country you are calling from. For instance, to access international calls from inside the United States of America, the code is: 001.

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Country Code Prefix

Each country in the world has its own unique country code prefix to dial into that country from overseas. For instance, the country code prefix for the United Kingdom is: 44.

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NDD - National Dialing Prefix

These are the area codes within a country. Cities and towns will have their own area code, in some cases, more than one code. For instance, the NDD for the town of Tunridge Wells in the United Kingdom is: 01892.

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The Local Number

This is the unique number for an individual telephone. For instance, an individual or company in Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom may have the local number 222 123.

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Dropping the Zero

When making an international call, any leading 0 (zero) is dropped. In the example above, 01892 becomes 1892. Not all area codes will start with a zero, in which case, nothing needs to be dropped.

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To Make an International Call

To direct dial an international call, it is necessary to gather together the various parts for the number to be called. For instance, to call the local Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom number 222 123 (01892 222 123) from the United States of America the following is the breakdown of the digits required:

  • IDD International Dial Code: 001
  • Country Prefix for the United Kingdom: 44
  • NDD National Dialling Prefix: 1892 (notice the leading zero has been dropped)
  • The Local Number: 222 123

The number you would dial is: 001 44 1892 222 123.

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List of Country Prefix and IDD Codes

This is a list of country prefix and IDD (International Direct Dial) codes of countries and territories in the world.

CountryCountry CodeIDD
Afghanistan+9300
Albania+35500
Algeria+21300
American Samoa+1-684011
Andorra+37600
Angola+24400
Anguilla+1-264011
Antarctica+672
Antigua and Barbuda+1-268011
Argentina+5400
Armenia+37400
Aruba+29700
Ascension Island+24700
Australia+610011
Australian External Terrotories+67200
Austria+4300
Azerbaijan+99400
Bahamas+1-242011
Bahrain+97300
Bangladesh+88000
Barbados+1-246011
Belarus+3758~10
Belgium+3200
Belize+50100
Benin+22900
Bermuda+1-441011
Bhutan+97500
Bolivia+5910010
Bosnia and Herzegovina+38700
Botswana+26700
Brazil+550014
British Indian Ocean Territory+24600
British Virgin Islands+1-284011
Brunei+67300
Bulgaria+35900
Burkina Faso+22600
Burundi+25700
Cambodia+855001
Cameroon+23700
Canada+1011
Cape Verde+23800
Cayman Islands+1-345011
Central African Republic+23600
Chad+23515
Chile+5600
China+8600
Christmas Island+61-80011
Cocos Islands+610011
Colombia+57005
Comoros+26900
Congo+24200
Cook Islands+68200
Costa Rica+50600
Cote d'Ivoire+22500
Croatia+38500
Cuba+53119
Cyprus+35700
Czech Republic+42000
Democratic Republic of the Congo+24300
Denmark+4500
Djibouti+25300
Dominica+1-767011
Dominican Republic+1-809011
East Timor+67000
Easter Island+5600
Ecuador+59300
Egypt+2000
El Salvador+50300
Equatorial Guinea+24000
Estonia+37200
Ethiopia+25100
Falkland Islands+50000
Faroe Islands+29800
Fiji+67900
Finland+35800
France+3300
French Antilles+58600
French Guiana+59400
French Polynesia+68900
Gabon+24100
Gambia+22000
Georgia+9958~10
Germany+4900
Ghana+23300
Gibraltar+35000
Greece+3000
Greenland+29900
Grenada+1-473011
Guadeloupe+59000
Guam+1-671011
Guantanamo Bay+539900
Guatemala+50200
Guinea Bissau+24500
Guyana+592001
Haiti+50900
Honduras+50400
Hong Kong+852001
Hungary+3600
Iceland+35400
India+9100
Indonesia+62001
Iran+9800
Iraq+96400
Ireland+35300
Israel+97200
Italy+3900
Jamaica+1-876011
Japan+81001
Jordan+96200
Kazakhstan+78~10
Kenya+254000
Kiribati+68600
Kuwait+96500
Kyrgyzstan+99600
Laos+85600
Latvia+37100
Lebanon+96100
Lesotho+26600
Liberia+23100
Libya+21800
Liechtenstein+42300
Lithuania+37000
Luxembourg+35200
Macau+85300
Macedonia+38900
Madagascar+26100
Malawi+26500
Malaysia+6000
Maldives+96000
Mali+22300
Malta+35600
Marshall Islands+692011
Martinique+58600
Mauritania+22200
Mauritius+230020
Mayotte+26900
Mexico+5200
Micronesia+691011
Midway Island+1-808011
Moldova+37300
Monaco+37700
Mongolia+976001
Montenegro+38299
Montserrat+1-664011
Morocco+21200
Mozambique+25800
Myanmar+9500
Namibia+26400
Nauru+67400
Nepal+97700
Netherlands+3100
Netherlands Antilles+59900
New Caledonia+68700
New Zealand+6400
Nicaragua+50500
Niger+22700
Nigeria+234009
Niue+68300
Norfolk Island+67200
North Korea+85000
Northern Mariana Islands+1-670011
Norway+4700
Oman+96800
Pakistan+9200
Palau+680011
Palestine+97000
Panama+50700
Papua New Guinea+67505
Paraguay+595002
Peru+5100
Philippines+6300
Poland+4800
Portugal+35100
Puerto Rico+1-787 or 1-93900
Qatar+97400
Reunion+26200
Romania+4000
Russia+78~10
Rwanda+25000
Saint Barthélemy+59000
Saint Helena+29000
Saint Kitts and Nevis+1-869011
Saint Lucia+1-758011
Saint Martin+59000
Saint Pierre and Miquelon+50800
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines+1-784011
Samoa+6850
Sao Tome and Principe+23900
Saudi Arabia+99600
Senegal+22100
Serbia+38199
Seychelles+24800
Sierra Leone+23200
Singapore+65001
Slovakia+42100
Slovenia+38600
Solomon Islands+67700
Somalia+25200
South Africa+2700
South Korea+8200
Spain+3400
Sri Lanka+9400
Sudan+24900
Suriname+59700
Swaziland+26800
Sweden+4600
Switzerland+4100
Syria+96300
Taiwan+886002
Tajikistan+9928~10
Tanzania+255000
Thailand+65001
Togo+22800
Tonga+67600
Trinidad and Tobago+1-868011
Tunisia+21600
Turkey+9000
Turkmenistan+9938~10
Turks and Caicos Islands+1-649011
Tuvalu+68800
Uganda+256000
Ukraine+3808~10
United Arab Emirates+97100
United Kingdom+4400
United States of America+1011
United States Virgin Islands+1-340011
Uruguay+59800
Uzbekistan+9988~10
Vanuatu+67800
Vatican City+39 & +37900
Venezuela+5800
Vietnam+8400
Wake Island+80800
Wallis and Futuna Islands+68119
Yemen+96700
Zambia+26000
Zanzibar+255000
Zimbabwe+26300

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