UK Area Codes and Phone Number Information

How To Phone North Korea

Dialling instructions for calling to and from internationally-accessible phones in North Kora, including those in Pyongyang, Hamhung, Chongjin and Kaesong.

Country code: +850

How to call direct-dial phones in North Korea from the UK

A limited number of telephones in North Korea can be dialled directly from overseas.

To phone direct dial phone in North Korea dial 00850
then the full national number minus any leading 0

If a number is displayed already including the +850 country code, just replace the '+' with the UK international access code of 00 and ignore any reference to '(0)'.


North Korea phone numberDialled from UK as
085 23456700 850 85 234567
+850 85 23456700 850 85 234567
+850 (0)85 23456700 850 85 234567

How to call other phones in North Korea from the UK

In most other cases, calls must be made through the international operator in Pyongyang.

Dial the operator on 00850 2 18111 then ask for assistance.

How to call the UK from North Korea

To call a United Kingdom landline or mobile phone from an authorised phone in North Korea, dial 00 44, then the UK number without its leading zero.

For example, the UK number 01632 234567 should be dialled as 00 44 1632 234567 from North Korea.

These codes and instructions apply when dialling any part of the UK including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.
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