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How to call Denmark (country code +45)

LAST UPDATE: April 5th, 2018

Calling to Denmark

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

Denmark’s country code may be mislabeled:

  • Country code 0045 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Denmark’s country code of ’45’).
  • Country code 01145 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Denmark’s country code of ’45’).

When calling to a mislabeled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a mobile phone user, dial to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Dial VoIP phone numbers based in Denmark with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.

There are no designated VoIP exchanges in Denmark.

When calling a VoIP phone user, dial to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Denmark does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Denmark (domestic dialing)

Dial Danish phone numbers as they are listed. There is no trunk number used when calling within Denmark.

eight-digit number
local phone number

Danish phone numbers explained

Number details

Danish numbers are eight digits.

The first 1 to 2 digits designates whether the phone number is a mobile or landline.

Mobile numbers have their own specific dialing prefix. Those prefixes are interspersed between mobile and landline phone numbers. They are dialed the same way as all other numbers in Denmark.

An example of a Danish phone number

The Tycho Brahe Planetarium lists its phone number in Copenhagen as 33 12 12 24.

Number explanation
4533 12 12 24
country code for Denmarklocal phone number within Denmark
Local example – calling from another location in Copenhagen

Dial all eight digits when calling from anywhere in the country.

33 12 12 24
local phone number within Denmark
Long distance example – calling from Aarhus, Denmark (on the other side of the country)

Dial all eight digits when calling from anywhere in the country.

33 12 12 24
local phone number within Denmark
International example – calling from outside Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands)

When calling from outside of Denmark, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Denmark’s country code of ’45’, followed by the local eight-digit phone number.

exit code4533 12 12 24
exit code for the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Denmarklocal phone number within Denmark

Calling from Denmark

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Denmark.

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