Telephone numbers in Egypt

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Telephone numbers in Egypt
Location
CountryEgypt
ContinentAfrica
RegulatorNational Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Typeclosed
Access codes
Country code+20
International access00
Long-distance0

20 is the international dialing country code for Egypt. The telephone numbers are designated under the 2003 Telecom Act created by the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.[1]

Dialing codes[edit]

Land lines[edit]

Land lines are operated by government-owned Telecom Egypt. The following is a list of dialing codes for the different cities in Egypt.[2]

List of area codes
Area/City Code Example (local) Example (international) Area/City Code Example (local) Example (international)
Greater Cairo (Cairo, Giza, and Shubra El-Kheima) 2 [note 1] 02-xxxx-xxxx +20-2-xxxx-xxxx Alexandria 3 03-xxx-xxxx +20-3-xxx-xxxx
Arish 68 068-xxx-xxxx +20-68-xxx-xxxx Asyut 88 088-xxx-xxxx +20-88-xxx-xxxx
Aswan 97 097-xxx-xxxx +20-97-xxx-xxxx Benha 13 013-xxx-xxxx +20-13-xxx-xxxx
Beni Suef 82 082-xxx-xxxx +20-82-xxx-xxxx Damanhur 45 045-xxx-xxxx +20-45-xxx-xxxx
Damietta 57 057-xxx-xxxx +20-57-xxx-xxxx Faiyum 84 084-xxx-xxxx +20-84-xxx-xxxx
Ismailia 64 064-xxx-xxxx +20-64-xxx-xxxx Kafr El Sheikh 47 047-xxx-xxxx +20-47-xxx-xxxx
Luxor 95 095-xxx-xxxx +20-95-xxx-xxxx Marsa Matruh 46 046-xxx-xxxx +20-46-xxx-xxxx
Mansoura 50 050-xxx-xxxx +20-50-xxx-xxxx Minya 86 086-xxx-xxxx +20-86-xxx-xxxx
Monufia (Shibin El Kom) 48 048-xxx-xxxx +20-48-xxx-xxxx New Valley 92 092-xxx-xxxx +20-92-xxx-xxxx
Port Said 66 066-xxx-xxxx +20-66-xxx-xxxx Qena 96 096-xxx-xxxx +20-96-xxx-xxxx
Red Sea 65 065-xxx-xxxx +20-65-xxx-xxxx Sohag 93 093-xxx-xxxx +20-93-xxx-xxxx
Suez 62 062-xxx-xxxx +20-62-xxx-xxxx Gharbia 40 040-xxx-xxxx +20-40-xxx-xxxx
El Tor 69 [3] 069-xxx-xxxx +20-69-xxx-xxxx Zagazig 55 055-xxx-xxxx +20-55-xxx-xxxx
10th of Ramadan 15, 554 [3] 015-xxx-xxxx, 0554-xxx-xxxx +20-15-xxx-xxx, +20-554-xxx-xxxx Qalyubia (Benha) 13 013-xxx-xxxx +20-13-xxx-xxxx

Mobile phone numbers[edit]

There are currently four mobile network operators in Egypt, and they are, from oldest to newest: Orange, Vodafone, Etisalat, and We. The following is a list of mobile number dialing codes.

Operator Code Example (local) Example (international)
Vodafone 10 010-xxxx-xxxx +20-10-xxxx-xxxx
Etisalat 11 011-xxxx-xxxx +20-11-xxxx-xxxx
Orange 12 012-xxxx-xxxx +20-12-xxxx-xxxx
We 15 015-xxxx-xxxx +20-15-xxxx-xxxx

Emergency phone numbers[edit]

Egypt has a number of emergency phone numbers including:

  • Police: 122 (or 112 on mobile)
  • Ambulance: 123
  • Fire brigade: 180

The country also operates miscellaneous emergency numbers including:[4]

Number Service Description
121 Electrical inquires
129 Petrogas Used if there is a problem with natural gas supply.
125 Water complaints Used if there is an issue with water supply
175 Sanitation
115 Citizens' reports Used when reporting about illegal possession of weapons, drugs, and antiquities.
128 Ministry of Interior Security Used to inquire the services of the Ministry
13 Security Directorate
126 Tourism Police Used instead of the regular 122 emergency number to report crimes related to tourism (e.g. pickpockets at beaches and the Pyramids)
145 Railway Police Used in place of 122 to report crimes across the railway system
108 Cybercrime Used to report cyber crimes such as mass hacking of governmental websites

Hotlines[edit]

Hotlines are alternative numbers used in place of telephone numbers as a means of dialing a service. Hotlines are usually five digits long and are displayed in advertising and menus. Hotlines starts with numbers described below. An example of a hotline is 16789 reserved for Egypt Post. Other examples of hotlines include:[4]

List of other codes[edit]

This is a list of other miscellaneous codes used in Egypt.

Description Number format
Toll free 0800-xxx-xxxx
Premium services 09xx-xxxx
Free internet dial up 07xx-xxxx
Short numbers (hotlines) 15xxx, 16xxx, 17xxx, 19xxx

References[edit]

Notes:

  1. ^ This code has variations, the Cairo region starts with 2-2xxx-xxxx, the Giza region 2-3xxx-xxxx, and the southern Qalyubia region 2-5xxx-xxxx.

Other references:

  1. ^ "How to call Egypt phone numbers?". Lebara. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  2. ^ "+20 country code — Egypt — 0020". Dubai Online. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Egypt Area Codes". Area Phone Codes. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  4. ^ a b "Useful numbers". Study in Egypt. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  5. ^ "Papa John's Egypt".
  6. ^ "Reach us". Allianz Egypt.
  7. ^ "Contact us - Hyundai".