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UK area code 0161 covers Manchester and the surrounding area.
Locations using 0161 numbers include:
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
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; this has never been the case.
Displaying 0161 numbers in the correct format makes them easier to remember and dial correctly. [How...]
The 0161 area code has existed since 16th April 1995. Prior to this date the code was 061.