is organised according
to the different IDD
(International Direct Dialing) Telephone Zones:
Phonebook of North America.com (+I)
Phonebook of Africa.com (+2)
Phonebook of Europe.com (+3 or +4 )
Phonebook of Latin America.com (+5)
Phonebook of South Asia.com (+6)
Phonebook of Russia.com (+7)
Phonebook of North Asia.com (+8)
Phonebook of the Middle/Far East.com (+9)
always start with
+3 or +4
most countries have a 2 digit code 3- or 4-
on all Countries of Europe.
White Pages and Yellow Pages,
Pages Blanches and Pages Jaunes,
Paginas Blancas and Paginas Amarillas,
Pagine Bianche and Pagine Gialle
all over Europe.
The best Phonebooks of Europe
that are available on the Internet
should be here.
This site also gives you
Country Codes and Area Codes,
and Information on Directory Assistance
Franz von Taxis invented the Postal System
386 years before
Alexander Graham Bell invented
the phone in the United States ...
secrets behind European phonecodes:
International country codes got issued in 1964,
the codes evolved from a first
Pan European numbering plan
that had been set up in 1961.
Some countries, in particular
those that had a 3x or 4x code
were able to keep them.
in general the 4- codes are
for the North Eastern Anglo/Germanic countires:
(+4I), (+43), (+44), (+45), (+46), (+47), (+48), (+49)
the 3- codes for the South Western Latin countries:
(+3I), (+32), (+33), (+34), (+39)
and 35- for the smaller countries:
(+350), (+35I), (+352), (+353), (+354), (+355), (+356), (+357), (+358), (+359)
Only two countries, France and the UK
have a double digit country code.
Around the World only four countries have
a premium double digit code.
Many codes that were issued at a later time
like Romania (+40) or exEast Germany (ex+37)
In 1968 Turkey (+36),
a candidat for EU membership, got removed from Europe
and switched over the Middle East
with the present code (+90)
For the following 30 year nothing changed until Nov 9 1989, fall of the Berlin wall.
Recently due to political changes 37, 38 and 42 became available
to 'new' countries mostly from the former exSoviet (+7) phonesystem
37 from exEast Germany
after the reunification of Germany, (+37) became available to I0 new countries:
Lithuania (+370), Latvia (+37I) , Estonia (+372) , Moldova (+373), Armenia (+374), Belarus (+375)
shortly later some small countires did not want to be part of the phonesytem
of their French or Italian neighbourg
so they also got the remaining exCommunist Germany +37 codes:
Andorra (+376) , Monaco (+377), San Marino (+378) and the Vatican (+379 not activated jet)
after break up of old Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia 38 was used for
Ukraine (+380), and the 5 countries which made the old Yugoslavia:
new Yugoslavia (including Serbia and Montenegro) (+38I),
Croatia (+385), Slovenia (+386), Bosnia (+387) and Macedonia (+389)
after separation of old Czechoslovakia 42 was used for
Czech Republic (+420), Slovakia (+42I) and
since april 5 I999 Liechtenstein (leaving Switzerland) (+423)
for future changes
various +38- and +42- codes are available
these codes could be issued for future European countries ...