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UK area code 0161 is for the city of Manchester and the surrounding area.
Areas using 0161 numbers include Altrincham, Ardwick, Ashton under Lyne, Blackfriars, Bramhall, Broughton, Bury, Cheetham Hill, Chorlton cum Hardy, Collyhurst, Denton, Didsbury, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Eccles, Failsworth, Gatley, Heaton Moor, Hulme Hall, Hyde, Irlam, Longford, Marple, Middleton, Moss Side, Oldham, Partington, Pendleton, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ringway, Rusholme, Sale, Stalybridge, Stepping Hill, Stockport, Swinton, Trafford, Urmston, Walkden, Whitefield, Woodley and Wythenshawe.
0161 numbers are normal, landline numbers charged at standard rates.
Local telephone numbers in Manchester are seven digits long. An 0161 number should be displayed in the format:
0161 xxx xxxx or (0161) xxx xxxx
For international callers, use: +44 161 xxx xxxx
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The 0161 area code has existed since 16th April 1995. Prior to this date the code was 061.
Badly-written or misquoted phone numbers sometimes suggest the 'area code' for Manchester is 01612, 01613, 01614, 01615, 01616, 01617, 01618 or 01619, followed by a six-digit local number. The code is in fact 0161, followed by a seven-digit local phone number.