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How to call to Uganda

How to call to Uganda

To call Uganda from the USA/Canada: dial 011 + 256 + phone number

Area codes of Uganda

Add to landline numbers only!
Arua 476 Kampala 41 Mbarara 485
Fort Portal 483 Lira 473 Mityana 46
Gulu 471 Masaka 481 Mubende 464
Jinja 43 Masindi 465 MTN Operator 3x
Kabale 486 Mbale 45 Other 2x

Dialing procedure

Given below is the procedure and dialing codes for making international calls to Uganda mobile or land line. While calling to Uganda 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 Uganda is :

Landline: IDD + 256 (Country Code) + Area Code + Recipient's Number

Cellular: IDD + 256 (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 Uganda is 256. ISD code is also know as country calling code.

Uganda ISD Code / Country Code - 256

Calling Uganda From Abroad

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

To Make International Calls to Uganda Dial

Exit code + 256 + 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 Uganda. Use the Search box given below to find the area code of various cities and places in Uganda.

There are 17 area codes in Uganda. Uganda area codes usually have 2 or 3 digits. While calling Uganda 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 Uganda's major cities/regions.

Numbering technology

For example, to call Uganda (Jinja) land line from United States, the number format is: 011 + 256 + 43 *** *** where 011 is the Exit code for United States, 256 is the ISD code for Uganda, 43 is the area code for Jinja and *** *** is the 7 digits TEL # of the recipient.

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