What Are International Country Codes? How Do I Dial an International Call?

How to Make Calls with International Country Codes

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Question: What are international country codes? How do I dial an international call?

Answer: International calling codes, or country codes, are digits that must be dialled to reach a telephone number in another country. If you're in France and want to call the U.S., for instance, you must dial the U.S. country code before dialling the U.S. phone number.

How to Dial an International Call With Country Code

For calls to other countries, dial the country code, city code (similar to an area code), and the local number.

For example:

In order to make a phone call to Cordoba, in Spain:

  • Dial 34 (the country code)
  • Dial 957 (the city code)
  • Dial the phone number

This should hook you up with most phones in the Western world; naturally, there are exceptions as well as other rules, depending on where (geographically) you're calling and the kind of telephone you're calling.

Find a List of Country Codes

Below, you can find a full list of every international calling code on the planet. 

CountryCalling CodeCountryCalling Code
Afghanistan+93Lesotho+266
Albania+355Liberia+231
Algeria+213Libya+218
American Samoa+1 684Liechtenstein+423
Andorra+376Lithuania+370
Angola+244Luxembourg+352
Anguilla+1 264Macau+853
Antigua and Barbuda+1 268Macedonia+389
Argentina+54Madagascar+261
Armenia+374Malawi+265
Aruba+297Malaysia+60
Ascension+247Maldives+960
Australia+61Mali+223
Austria+43Malta+356
Azerbaijan+994Martinique+596
Bahamas+1 242Mauritania+222
Bahrain+973Mauritius+230
Bangladesh+880Mexico+52
Barbados+1 246Moldova+373
Barbuda+1 268Monaco+377
Belarus+375Mongolia+976
Belgium+32Montenegro+382
Belize+501Morocco+212
Benin+229Mozambique+258
Bermuda+1 441Myanmar+95
Bhutan+975Namibia+264
Bolivia+591Nepal+977
Bonaire+599 7Netherlands+31
Bosnia and Herzegovina+387New Caledonia+687
Botswana+267New Zealand+64
Brazil+55Nicaragua+505
British Indian Ocean Territory+246Niger+227
British Virgin Islands+1 284Nigeria+234
Brunei+673Norway+47
Bulgaria+359Oman+968
Burkina Faso+226Pakistan+92
Burundi+257Palau+680
Cambodia+855Palestine+970
Cameroon+237Panama+507
Canada+1Papua New Guinea+675
Cape Verde+238Paraguay+595
Cayman Islands+1 345Peru+51
Central African Republic+236Philippines+63
Chad+235Poland+48
Chile+56Portugal+351
China+86Qatar+974
Colombia+57Romania+40
Comoros+269Russia+7
Congo+242Rwanda+250
Democratic Republic of the Congo+243Saint Kitts and Nevis+1 869
Cook Islands+682Saint Lucia+1 758
Costa Rica+506Samoa+685
Croatia+385San Marino+378
Cuba+53Saudi Arabia+966
Curaçao+599 9Senegal+221
Cyprus+357Serbia+381
Czech Republic+420Seychelles+248
Denmark+45Sierra Leone+232
Djibouti+253Singapore+65
Dominica+1 767Slovakia+421
East Timor+670Slovenia+386
Ecuador+593Somalia+252
Egypt+20South Africa+27
El Salvador+503Spain+34
Eritrea+291Sri Lanka+94
Estonia+372Suriname+597
Ethiopia+251Swaziland+268
Fiji+679Sweden+46
Finland+358Switzerland+41
France+33Taiwan+886
French Guiana+594Tajikistan+992
French Polynesia+689Tanzania+255
Gabon+241Thailand+66
Gambia+220Togo+228
Georgia+995Tonga+676
Germany+49Trinidad and Tobago+1868
Ghana+233Tunisia+216
Gibraltar+350Turkey+90
Greece
+30Turkmenistan+993
Greenland+299Tuvalu+688
Grenada+1 473Uganda+256
Guam+1 671Ukraine+380
Guatemala+502United Arab Emirates+971
Guinea+224United Kingdom+44
Guinea-Bissau+245United States+1
Guyana+592Uruguay+598
Haiti+509US Virgin Islands+1 340
Honduras+504Uzbekistan+998
Hong Kong+852Vanuatu+678
Hungary+36Venezuela+58
Iceland+354Vatican+379
India+91Vietnam+84
Indonesia+62Wallis and Futuna+681
Iran+98Yemen+967
Iraq+964Zambia+260
Ireland+353Zanzibar+255
Israel+972  
Italy+39  
Jamaica+1 876  
Japan+81  
Jordan
+962  
Kenya+254  
Kiribati+686  
Kuwait+965  
Kyrgyzstan+996  
Laos+856  
Latvia+371  
Lebanon+961  

 

    Find a List of City Codes

    Remember: once you've dialed the country's code, you'll likely need to dial the city's code (like an area code) -- get the city codes with these resources:

    International Phone Call Tips

    • Jot down the calling code of each country you will be visiting and carry it with you -- your itinerary is a handy spot. Remember to drop the zero from a country code. Example:
      • UK -- country code 44
      • France -- country code 33
      • Turkey -- country code 90
    • Write down the US calling code, too -- you'll need it to call home:
      • US country code -- 1 (seems easy, but believe it or not, I forget) -- Remember to dial the US country code and then the area code before dialing the phone number
    • If you need to call abroad while you're traveling, find out how an unlocked phone and local SIM card can save you money.
    "An amazing invention - but who would ever want to use one?"
    --President Rutherford B. Hayes on telephones, 1876

     

    Edited by Lauren Juliff