Telephone numbers in Zambia

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Codes
Country code: 260
International prefix: 00

Calling formats[edit]

To call in Zambia, the following format is used:

0yyy xxxxxx Calls within Zambia

+260 yyy xxxxxx Calls from outside Zambia

00 International Direct Dialing code

Maximum Number Length excluding Country Code: 9 digits

Minimum Number Length excluding Country Code: 9 digits

List of area codes in Zambia[edit]

LIST OF AREA CODES (2011)[1]
LEADING DIGIT OF
NATIONAL (SIGNIFICANT) NUMBER
(N(S)N)
N(S)N NUMBER LENGTH NUMBER ASSIGNMENT,
AREA, OPERATOR
Max No. of Digits Min No. of Digits
GEOGRAPHIC
211 9 9 Geographic, Lusaka Province (ZAMTEL)
212 9 Geographic, Copperbelt Province,(ZAMTEL)
212 9 9 Geographic, Luapula Province, (ZAMTEL)
213 9 9 Geographic, Southern Province (ZAMTEL)
214 9 9 Geographic, Northern Province (ZAMTEL)
215 9 9 Geographic, Central Province (ZAMTEL)
216 9 9 Geographic, Eastern Province (ZAMTEL)
217 9 9 Geographic, Western Province (ZAMTEL)
218 9 9 Geographic, North Western Province (ZAMTEL)
.
MOBILE
95 9 9 Mobile Services (CELL Z)
96 9 9 Mobile Services (MTN)
97 9 9 Mobile Services (AIRTEL)

Older area code details[edit]

LIST OF AREA CODES (ITU 2007)[2]
Old Area Code New Area Code Area/City
1 211 Lusaka
2 212 Ndola
3 213 Livingstone
4 214 Kasama
5 215 Kabwe
6 216 Chipata
7 217 Solwezi
8 218 Mongu


LIST OF AREA CODES (2007)[3]
Area Code Area/City
GEOGRAPHIC
+260 2 830 - 2 839 Samfya
+260 2 840 Matanda
+260 2 841 Chembe
+260 2 842 Kapalala
+260 2 843 Mukosa
+260 2 844 Milambo
+260 2 845 Mwewa
+260 2 846 Kalaba
+260 2 850 Chilubi Island
+260 2 96X Kawambwa
+260 2 970 Mwense
+260 2 971 Mwense
LIST OF AREA CODES (PRE-2007)
Area Code Area/City
1 Lusaka
2 Chingola
2 Kitwe
2 Luanshya
2 Ndola
3 Livingstone
5 Kabwe
7 Mongu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Choolwe Nalubamba, ZICTA, Lusaka, 2011-08-19.
  2. ^ Zambia
  3. ^ http://www.caz.gov.zm/national%20_numbering%20plan_6.htm[dead link]