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UK area code 0191 is for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham and the surrounding area.
Tyneside area - local numbers starting 2, 4, 6 and 8
Coverage includes: Benton, Birtley, Blaydon, Denton Burn, Dudley, Dunston, Felling, Gateshead, Gosforth, Jarrow, Jesmond, Kenton, Killingworth, Lemington, Low Fell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North Shields, Ryton, Seaton Delaval, South Shields, Wallsend, Washington, Whickham, Whitley Bay and Wideopen.
Durham area - local numbers starting 3 and 9
Coverage includes: Chester-le-Street, Coxhoe, Durham, Fencehouses, Meadowfield, New Brancepeth, Sacriston and Sherburn Hill.
Sunderland area - local numbers starting 5 and 7
Coverage includes: Boldon, Easington, East Herrington, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Hylton, Peterlee, Ryhope, Seaham, Sunderland and Whitburn.
Local telephone numbers in Newcastle, Gateshead, Durham and Sunderland are 7 digits long. An 0191 number should be displayed in the format: (0191) xxx xxxx.
When displaying an 0191 phone number for international callers, it should be shown in the style: +44 191 xxx xxxx.
The 0191 area code has existed since April 1995.
|1981||The area uses several different area codes including 0632 for Newcastle, 0783 for Sunderland and 0385 for Durham.|
|1982||091 area code introduced. Local numbers progressively standardised at seven digits long and transferred into new 091 code.|
Example: (091) 234 5678
|1988||091 used area-wide. Seven-digit local numbers beginning 2, 3, 4 and 5 are used in Newcastle, Durham, Gateshead and Sunderland respectively.|
|1995||091 becomes 0191 during nationwide renumbering. No change to local numbers.|
Example: (0191) 234 5678
|2004||Local numbers beginning with '6' made available.|
|2011||Local numbers beginning with '7', '8' and '9' made available.|
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