🇿🇲 Zambia Area Code

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Area Code, Long-distance Call VoIP, Mobile/Cellular Locator and Telephone Number of Zambia.

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Zambia International Dialing Code

  • Name: Zambia 🇿🇲
  • Code: 260, also +260, 00260, 00 260, 00-260, +260-, +00260, 0260, 000260, 011-260 etc.

General Information

  • Zambia country code: 260
  • Trunk Prefix: 0
  • International Prefix: 00
  • Number Details: Zambian phone numbers nine digits (ten including a leading‘0’that is not dialed when calling from outside the country). The first three digits (not including a leading ‘0’) are an area code. It designates a geographic part of the country. The rest of the phone number is six digits. Mobile numbers are represented by area codes (carrier codes) starting with 9. The first three digits signify the mobile phone carrier.

An example of a Zambian phone number

The National Museums Board lists its phone number in Livingstone as +260 213 324429.

Detail of Numbering Plan

Number Format Usage Operator
095 5XXXXXX Non-geographic number CellZ
096 6XXXXXX Non-geographic number MTN Zambia
097 7XXXXXX Non-geographic number Celtel Zambia
097 8XXXXXX Non-geographic number Celtel Zambia
097 9XXXXXX Non-geographic number Celtel Zambia
021Y XXXXXX Geographic number Zamtel
  • Where Y is area code 1 up to 8:
Y Locality
1 Lusaka
2 Ndola
3 Livingstone
4 Kasama
5 Kabwe
6 Chipata
7 Solwezi
8 Mongu

Important Numbers

Service Number
Police 991
Medical 992
First aid(Lusaka) 995
Fire 993
Emergency 999

Dialing Plan

Domestic Dialing

  • For local call: Dial only the local phone number
  • For long distance call: 0 - area code - local phone number

Foreign Dialing

  • To call Zambia from abroad: exit code - 260 - local phone number(exit code can also be written as “+”)
  • To call abroad from Zambia: 00 - country code - area code - phone number

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