How to call Uganda from the USA & Canada:

011 - 256 - phone number

*Use also to TEXT Ugandan numbers. **011256 and +256 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

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The current time in Uganda is 10:16:17am

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Calling Uganda explained:

  • 011 - international access code; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 256 - Country Code for Uganda
  • Phone Number (remove initial 0) - 9 digits, area code included for fixed lines
  • sample call from the United States or from Canada to a landline in Kampala: 011 256 41 ??? ????

Cell phone numbers:

  • geographic area codes not needed to reach Ugandan cell phones
  • dialing sequence for calls and text messages: 011 256 7? ??? ????

Area codes:

Add to landline numbers only!
Arua 476 Kampala 41 Mbarara 485
Fort Portal 483 Lira 473 Mityana 46
Gulu 471 Masaka 481 Mubende 464
Jinja 43 Masindi 465 MTN Operator 3x
Kabale 486 Mbale 45 Other 2x

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