International phone code

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The international telephone code with international traffic elimination number and country code as part of the telephone number
International country codes
  • Zone 1 (parts of North America)
  • Zone 2 (Africa, Atlantic islands and islands in the Indian Ocean)
  • Zone 3 (parts of Europe)
  • Zone 4 (parts of Europe)
  • Zone 5 (Mexico, Central America, and South America)
  • Zone 6 (South Pacific and Oceania)
  • Zone 7 (Kazakhstan, Russia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia)
  • Zone 8 (East Asia)
  • Zone 9 (West, Central and South Asia, Middle East)
  • International dialing code colloquially the country code ( country code , english country code ) for international phone numbers . The country codes are set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Recommendation E.164 .

    In a narrower sense is an international dialing code, the sequence of digits that a caller on the phone dials to the logical level of another national telephone network to reach. It consists of two parts:

    1. Traffic elimination rates of the own country and
    2. the country code of the destination country.

    International traffic elimination rates

    The traffic elimination number (VAZ) depends on the country you are in. The ITU recommends the "00", as it is already common in most European countries.


    Telephone prefixes from countries that use the traffic elimination digit (s) "00" for the international level according to different countries:

    • "0049" International (from numerous countries) to Germany
    • "0043" International (from numerous countries) to Austria
    • "0041" International (from numerous countries) to Switzerland

    Other traffic elimination digit (s) (than "00") from other (than "numerous countries" above)

    • "011" from the USA and Canada (for example, 01141 from Canada to Switzerland)
    • "0011" from Australia (results in e.g. 001149 from Australia to Germany)
    • "119" from Cuba
    • "810" from Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
    • "8xx" from Russia, where xx stands for a sequence of digits that selects the network operator.
    • "0xx" from Singapore, where xx stands for a sequence of digits that selects the call-by-call network operator.


    In all current cellular networks with the current ( GSM ) standard, you can also enter "+" directly instead of the number chain.

    Examples of international dialing codes for mobile communications

    • "+49" International to Germany
    • "+43" International to Austria
    • "+41" International to Switzerland
    • "+61" International to Australia
    • "+1" International to North America

    Lists of country codes


    The sequence of digits from the international telephone network to the desired national telephone network (the actual country code) is independent of the originating telephone network, i.e. always "49" for Germany. For the mentioned examples you get:

    • "00 49" (from many countries: especially from all European countries, except the Faroe Islands (009 49), Lithuania (99 49), Russia and most other countries of the CIS (810 49))
    • "09 49" (from southern Africa; switch to 00 49 since the early 2000s)
    • "011 49" (from USA and Canada)
    • "0011 49" (from Australia)
    • "119 49" (from Cuba)
    • "810 49" (from Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)
    • "001 49" (from Singapore via the network operator SingTel )

    You can always dial the full phone number +49 xxx xxxxxx for mobile phones, even if you are within Germany.