List of UK dialling codes covering Wales

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This is a list of geographic UK dialling codes covering Wales that are currently in use. Some exchanges cover both sides of the Wales-England border. All geographic telephone numbers in Wales are in the format (01xxx) xxxxxx, with the exception of Cardiff and the surrounding area which is (029) xxxx xxxx.

Dialling Code Area
01239 Cardigan
01244 Chester
01248 Bangor
01267 Carmarthen
01269 Ammanford
01286 Caernarfon
01291 Chepstow
01341 Barmouth
01348 Fishguard
01352 Mold
01407 Holyhead
01437 Clynderwen & Haverfordwest
01443 Pontypridd
01446 Barry
01490 Corwen
01492 Colwyn Bay
01495 Pontypool
01497 Hay on Wye
01544 Kington
01545 Llanarth
01547 Knighton
01550 Llandovery
01554 Llanelli
01558 Llandeilo
01559 Llandysul
01570 Lampeter
01591 Llanwrtyd Wells
01597 Llandrindod Wells
01600 Monmouth
01633 Newport
01639 Neath
01646 Milford Haven
01650 Cemmaes Road
01654 Machynlleth
01656 Bridgend
01678 Bala
01685 Merthyr Tydfil
01686 Llanidloes & Newtown
01690 Betws-y-Coed
01691 Oswestry
01745 Rhyl
01758 Pwllheli
01766 Porthmadog
01792 Swansea
01824 Ruthin
01834 Narberth
01873 Abergavenny
01874 Brecon
01938 Welshpool
01948 Whitchurch
01970 Aberystwyth
01974 Llanon
01978 Wrexham
01982 Builth Wells
01994 St Clears
029 Cardiff

(Source: "The Phone Book - Code Companion", BT)

Misconceptions[edit]

It is a common misconception that the code for Cardiff is 02920, whereas in fact it is 029 followed by an eight-digit local number. This is due to Cardiff previously having a 5 digit code (01222) with six-digit local numbers, and to the fact that all of its local numbers begin with 20 until 2005. This problem is also widespread in cities with other 02x codes such as Coventry, London, Portsmouth and Southampton, and in the region of Northern Ireland.

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