How to call Benin from the USA/Canada:

011 - 229 - phone number

*Use also to TEXT Benin numbers. **011229 and +229 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

Calling from another country?

The current time in Benin is 07:23:15am

Calling Benin explained:

  • 011 - international access code; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 229 - Country Code for Benin
  • Phone Number - 8 digits, first digit is 2 for fixed numbers
  • calling from Canada or United States to Benin international dialing format: 011 229 ?? ??? ???

Cell phone numbers:

  • geographic area codes not needed to reach Benin cell phones
  • dialing sequence for calls and text messages: 011 229 X? ??? ???
  • X can be either 6 or 9

Area codes:

Landline numbers only!
Abomey 22 Djougou 23 Ouidah 21
Bohicon 22 Kandi 23 Parakou 23
Cotonou 21 Natitingou 23 Porto Novo 21

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