How to call Ethiopia from the USA/Canada:

011 - 251 - phone number

*Use also to TEXT Ethiopian numbers. **011251 and +251 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

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The current time in Ethiopia is 01:07:32am

Calling Ethiopia explained:

  • 011 - international access code; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 251 - Country Code for Ethiopia
  • Phone Number (remove initial 0) - 9 digits for both fixed lines and cell phones
  • calling from Canada or United States to Ethiopia international dialing format: 011 251 ?? ??? ????

Cell phone numbers:

  • geographic area codes not needed to reach Ethiopian cell phones
  • dialing sequence for calls and text messages: 011 251 9? ??? ????
  • exceptions: 98 ??? ???? is used for VSAT network (satellite communications)

Area codes:

Landline numbers only!
Addis Ababa 11 Dessie 33 Jijiga 25
Adigrat 34 Dila 46 Jimma 47
Arba Minch 46 Dire Dawa 25 Mekele 34
Asela 22 Ghedo 57 Nazareth 22
Awassa 46 Gonder 58 Nekemte 57
Debre Birham 11 Harar 25 Shashamane 46
Debre Zeyit 11 Hosaina 46 Sodo (Wolaita) 46

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