How to call Ethiopia from the USA/Canada:

011 - 251 - phone number

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

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The time in Ethiopia is now 07:38:44am

Calling Ethiopia from the United States 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
  • US to Ethiopia international dialing format: 011 251 ?? ??? ????

How to dial to Ethiopia cellular:

  • dialing format for calls to a cell phone: 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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