Telephone numbers in Belgium

Telephone numbers in Belgium

Country Code: 32
International Call Prefix: 00

A telephone number in Belgium is a sequence of nine or ten numbers dialled on a telephone to make a call on the telephone network in Belgium. Belgium is under a closed telephone numbering plan, but retains the trunk code, '0', for all national dialling.

Overview and Structure

Area codes in Belgium are, excluding the leading '0', one or two digits long. Numbers are of variable length; landlines have a seven-digit subscriber number and a one-digit area code, while smaller cities have a six-digit subscriber number and a two-digit area code. All Belgian telephone numbers dialled within Belgium must use the leading '0'. Area codes are separated from the subscriber number by a slash and a space, and subscriber number digits are either in the format xxx xx xx, xx xx xx, or xxx xxx.

Belgium 0"x" xxx xx xx - dialling a bigger city, such as Brussels, Antwerp, or Liege 0"xx" xx xx xx - dialling a smaller city, such as Ieper or Mons 04xx xx xx xx - dialling a mobile number from a landline or another mobile phone

From outside Belgium, a caller would dial their international call prefix (typically 00 in Europe and 011 in North America), followed by 32 (the country code for Belgium), and then the area code minus the trunk code '0'.

Dialling from New York to Brussels, Charleroi, and a mobile number 011-32-2-555-12-12 - Omitting the leading "0". 011-32-71-123-456 - The subscriber number shortens with the addition of a number to the area code. 011-32-4"x"x-12-34-56 - The dialler omits the leading "0".

Mobile/GSM area codes always begin with 04xx and the subscriber number is six digits long. Numbers are usually provided by Mobistar, Base, or Proximus. Each provider has a unique number assigned as the second digit in the area code: Proximus numbers begin with 047x, Base numbers with 048x, and Mobistar numbers with 049x. With the introduction of number portability, area codes may no longer correspond with their providers.

Area Codes

010: Wavre 011: Hasselt 012: Tongeren 013: Diest 014: Herentals, Turnhout 015: Mechelen ("Malines") 016: Leuven ("Louvain"), Tienen 019: Waremme ("Borgworm") 02: Brussels ("Bruxelles"/"Brussel") 03: Antwerpen ("Antwerpen"), St Niklaas 04: Liege ("Luik"), Fourons 050: Brugge ("Bruges"), Zeebrugge 051: Roeselare ("Roulers") 052: Dendermonde ("Termonde") 053: Aalst ("Alost") 054: Ninove 055: Ronse-Renaix 056: Kortrijk ("Courtrai"), Comines-Warneton, Mouscron 057: Ieper ("Ypres") 058: Veurne ("Furnes") 059: Oostende ("Ostende") 060: Chimay 061: Bastogne, Libramont-Chevigny 063: Arlon (Aarlen) 064: La Louviere 065: Mons ("Bergen") 067: Nivelles ("Nijvel") 068: Ath ("Aat") 069: Tournai ("Doornik") 070: Specialty Numbers (i.e. bus information or bank information) 071: Charleroi 0800: toll free service 081: Namur ("Namen") 082: Dinant 083: Ciney 084: Jemelle, Marche-en-Famenne 085: Huy 086: Durbuy 087: Verviers 09: Gent ("Ghent"/"Gand") 0900: Premium numbers

External links

* [ Area Codes in Belgium] , DCCL, last updated 1 Aug 1999
* [ World Telephone Numbering Guide: Belgium]
* [ Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunication]

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