Telephone numbers in Taiwan
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|Country calling code||+886|
|International call prefix||002, 005, 006, 007, 009, 019, 9002, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9009|
Emergency number is Taiwan is 119.
When making an inter-area long-distance call from within Taiwan, a long-distance prefix "0" is required. If calls are made from within the same area code, then the 0 of the area code prefix (or the entire area code itself) does not need to be included.
If calls are made from outside Taiwan, the "0" of the area code prefix is omitted.
The following table of area codes includes this "0" prefix.
||Taipei||Taipei City, New Taipei City, Keelung City||8||starts with 2 and 8 (major), 5 6 and 7 (minor)|
||Taoyuan||Taoyuan City||7||starts with 2 (minor), 3 (Taoyuan District), 4 (Zhongli)|
||Hsinchu||Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County||7||starts with 5 (major), 6 (minor)|
||Hualien||Hualien County||7||starts with 8|
||Yilan||Yilan County||7||starts with 9|
||Taichung||Taichung City||8||starts with 22-24 & 270 (urban area), 25 (Fengyuan, including Zhuolan, Miaoli), 26 (Dajia and Shalu), 3 (minor)|
||Changhua||Changhua County||7||starts with 7 (Changhua City), 8 (Yuanlin)|
||Nantou||Nantou County||7||starts with 2, including Fenyuan, Changhua, 5-7 (minor)|
||Chiayi||Chiayi City, Chiayi County||7||starts with 2 (Chiayi City and Minxiong), 3 (Puzi and Xingang)|
||Yunlin||Yunlin County||7||starts with 5 (Douliu), 6 (Huwei), 7 (Beigang)|
||Tainan||Tainan City||7||starts with 2 & 3 (urban area), 5 (Xinhua and Shanhua), 6 (Xinying), 7 (Jiali)|
||Penghu||Penghu County||7||starts with 9|
||Kaohsiung||Kaohsiung City||7||including the Pratas Islands and the Spratly Islands|
||Pingtung||Pingtung County||7||starts with 7 (Pingtung City and Chaozhou), 8 (Donggang and Kenting)|
||Kinmen||Kinmen County||6||mainly starts with 3|
||Wuqiu||Wuqiu Township||5||starts with 6|
||Matsu||Lienchiang County||5||starts with 2 (Nangan), 5(Beigan), 7 (Dongyin), 8 (Juguang)|
- Note: Inter-area calls are defined as long-distance phone calls even they have identical prefix.
Taiwan mobile phone numbers always begin with 09 followed by 8 digits (e.g. 0912-345678). The 0 is omitted when calling a Taiwan mobile phone number from outside Taiwan (e.g. +886 912-345678). If calling a landline Taiwan phone number from a local Taiwan mobile phone, the 0 of area code prefix must be included (e.g. 0 + area code + 8 digit landline number).
090-098 Mobile Phones (090 range is mostly used for wireless data services).
International dialing codes
International dialing codes are assigned by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to its member states and their dependencies. However, as Taiwan was not an ITU member state, it had to be allocated the code 886 unofficially, with the ITU listing the code as 'reserved' until 2006. However, in that year, it formally allocated the code to "Taiwan, China". Until the late 1970s, Taiwan used the code 866, but the 86 code was reassigned to the People's Republic of China in conformity with the ITU's official membership, forcing Taiwan to utilize another code for countries that wished to maintain direct dial connections.