Telephone numbers in Latvia
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Location of Latvia (dark green)
|Regulator||Public Utilities Commission|
|NSN length||8, with some exceptions|
|Country calling code||+371|
|International call prefix||00|
The Latvian telephone numbering plan is a telephone number assigning system used in Latvia. All the numbers consist of 8 digits with exceptions for special services. The assigning process is controlled by the Electronic Communications Office (Latvian: VAS "Elektroniskie sakari") and regulated by the Public Utilities Commission (Latvian: Sabiedrisko pakalpojumu regulēšanas komisija).
The Latvian SSR had the +7 013 area code. The original format was 8 (013) xxx xxxx. In 1993, Latvia switched to the +371 code. The plan remained relatively the same until 2008, when a 6 was prepended to all landlines.
Example number in Riga:
- pre-1993: 8 (013) 678 9012
- 1993-2008: 678 9012
- 2008-present: 6678 9012
- 2x xxx xxx—mobile phones.
- 5 xx xxxxx, 6 xx xxxxx, 7 xx xxxxx—landlines and other location-based numbers.
The 5-series is currently only reserved for future use. The 6-series is generally used for landlines and the 7-series is used with payphones throughout the country.
||Reserved for landlines|
|6 30 xxxxx||Landlines in Jelgava District|
|6 31 xxxxx||Landlines in Tukums District|
|6 32 xxxxx||Landlines in Talsi District|
|6 33 xxxxx||Landlines in Kuldiga District|
|6 34 xxxxx||Landlines in Liepāja District|
|6 35 xxxxx||Reserved for landlines in Ventspils District|
|6 36 xxxxx||Landlines in Ventspils District|
|6 37 xxxxx||Landlines in Dobele District|
|6 38 xxxxx||Landlines in Saldus District|
|6 39 xxxxx||Landlines in Bauska District|
|6 40 xxxxx||Landlines in Limbaži District|
|6 41 xxxxx||Landlines in Cēsis District|
|6 42 xxxxx||Landlines in Valmiera District|
|6 43 xxxxx||Landlines in Alūksne District|
|6 44 xxxxx||Landlines in Gulbene District|
|6 45 xxxxx||Landlines in Balvi District|
|6 46 xxxxx||Landlines in Rēzekne District|
|6 47 xxxxx||Landlines in Valka District|
|6 48 xxxxx||Landlines in Madona District|
|6 49 xxxxx||Landlines in Aizkraukle District|
|6 50 xxxxx||Landlines in Ogre District|
|6 51 xxxxx||Landlines in Aizkraukle District|
|6 52 xxxxx||Landlines in Jēkabpils District|
|6 53 xxxxx||Landlines in Preiļi District|
|6 54 xxxxx||Landlines in Daugavpils District|
|6 55 xxxxx||Reserved for landlines in Ogre District|
|6 56 xxxxx||Landlines in Krāslava District|
|6 57 xxxxx||Landlines in Ludza District|
|6 58 xxxxx||Landlines in Daugavpils District|
|6 59 xxxxx||Reserved for landlines in Cēsis District|
||Landlines in Riga District|
|6 80 xxxxx||Reserved for landlines|
|6 82 xxxxx||Reserved for landlines in Valmiera District|
|6 83 xxxxx||Reserved for landlines in Jēkabpils District|
|6 84 xxxxx||Reserved for landlines in Liepāja District|
|6 85 xxxxx||Trunked radio networks and VPNs|
|6 86 xxxxx||Reserved for landlines in Jelgava District|
||Reserved for landlines|
|6 89 xxxxx||Payphones in all Latvian cities (used until 31 December 2011)|
|6 9x xxxxx||Reserved for landlines|
|7 89 xxxxx||Payphones in all Latvian cities (used from 1 January 2012)|
A variety of service numbers are assigned in the 1-series with lengths shorter than the standard 8 digits. Some of these services also provide 8-digit geographical numbers to be reachable from abroad.
- 112— Fire brigade, rescue services, civil protection (also general emergency number);
- 110 — Police;
- 113 — Ambulance;
- 114 — Gas emergency;
Calls to 112 are answered on average within 6 seconds and are answered in Latvian, English and Russian. In 98% of cases, the operator can detect the location of the caller within a minute.
Various client services
|1xx||Generic client services provided by various companies; calling costs to these numbers may vary depending on a number-by-number and an operator-by-operator basis as for example Lattelecom's client service number is toll-free when called from their network's phones.|
|11x||Additional services provided by the telephone companies.|
|118x||Major inquiry services.|
|16xx||Internal client services which can be used by the network operators as these numbers can only be reached from the particular network.|
|116xxx||Toll-free non-commercial social services.|
- 80x0xxxx—toll-free services.
- 810xxxxx—shared-cost services.
Premium rate services
- 88xx, 89xx, 82xxx, 90x0xxxx—premium-rate services.