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How to call to Ethiopia

How to call to Ethiopia

To call Ethiopia from the USA/Canada: dial 011 + 251 + phone number.

Area codes of Ethiopia

Landline numbers only!
Addis Ababa 11 Dessie 33 Jijiga 25
Adigrat 34 Dila 46 Jimma 47
Arba Minch 46 Dire Dawa 25 Mekele 34
Asela 22 Ghedo 57 Nazareth 22
Awassa 46 Gonder 58 Nekemte 57
Debre Birham 11 Harar 25 Shashamane 46
Debre Zeyit 11 Hosaina 46 Sodo (Wolaita) 46

Dialing procedure

Given below is the procedure and dialing codes for making international calls to Ethiopia mobile or land line. While calling to Ethiopia from abroad, the dialing procedure is same whether you are calling from Land phone or cell phone.

The international dialing codes and dialing format to call Ethiopia is :

Landline: IDD + 251 (Country Code) + Area Code + Recipient's Number

Cellular: IDD + 251 (Country Code) + 9 Digits Cellular Number

IDD or International Direct Dial code is the exit code and is different for different countries

The International Subscriber Dialing Code (ISD Code) of Ethiopia is 251. ISD code is also know as country calling code.

Ethiopia ISD Code / Country Code - 251

Calling Ethiopia From Abroad

Use the example below to know the rule for dialing a number in Ethiopia and make international calls to Ethiopia.

To Make International Calls to Ethiopia Dial

Exit code + 251 + Area code + Telephone Number

Exit code or access code of a country is the code which is necessary to make international calls from that country. Find the access code of the country from which you are dialing before calling Ethiopia. Use the Search box given below to find the area code of various cities and places in Ethiopia.

There are 9 area codes in Ethiopia. Ethiopia area codes usually have 2 digits. While calling Ethiopia from abroad, you need to dial the ISD code followed by the area code and finally the phone number. Given below is a list of area codes for calling Ethiopia's major cities/regions.

Numbering technology

For example, to call Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) land line from United States, the number format is: 011 + 251 + 11 *** **** where 011 is the Exit code for United States, 251 is the ISD code for Ethiopia, 11 is the area code for Addis Ababa and *** **** is the 7 digits TEL # of the recipient.

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