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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.
0191 numbers are normal, landline numbers charged at standard rates.
Local telephone numbers in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Durham are seven digits long. An 0191 number should be displayed in the format:
0191 xxx xxxx or (0191) xxx xxxx
For international callers, use: +44 191 xxx xxxx
Displaying 0191 numbers in the correct format makes them easier to remember and dial correctly. [How...]
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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