How to call Gabon (country code +214)

Calling to Gabon

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘2’ through ‘7’ inclusive. Phone numbers are often listed with a leading ‘0’ that is not dialed when calling from outside the country.

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

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

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

… to a satellite phone

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

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

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Gabon (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix for all domestic phone calls within Gabon.

Local calling (within the same area code)

For all calls within Gabon dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the three digit area code, then the local phone number.

0one digitseven digits
trunk prefixcarrier codelocal phone number

Long distance calling (to a different area code, or from a mobile phone)

To call to a different area code within Gabon dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the one digit carrier code, then the local phone number.

0one digitseven digits
trunk prefixcarrier codelocal phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

To call a mobile phone within Gabon dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the one digit carrier code, then the local phone number.

0one digitsseven digits
trunk prefixcarrier codelocal phone number

Gabonese phone numbers explained

Number details

Gabonese numbers are seven digits (eight including a leading ‘0’ that is not included when called from outside the country).

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a landline or mobile, as well as designates the mobile carrier. Landline phones begin with ‘1’.
The second and third digits of the landline phone designate a geographic region of the country.

Mobile numbers are represented by area codes starting with 2 through 7 inclusive.

An example of a Gabonese phone number

The Hotel Le Patio lists its phone number in Libreville as (00241) 01734716.

Number explanation
2141734716
international country code for Gabonsignifies a land-line (fixed line) phone numbergeographic (area) code of Librevilleremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Libreville, Gabon

Include the trunk prefix ‘0’ at the start of all calls within Gabon.

01734716
trunk prefixsignifies a land-line (fixed line) phone numbergeographic (area) code for Librevillelocal subscriber number
Long distance example – calling from Masuku, Gabon (on the other side of the country)

Include the trunk prefix ‘0’ at the start of all calls within Gabon.

01734716
trunk prefixsignifies a land-line (fixed line) phone numbergeographic (area) code for Librevillelocal subscriber number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Gabon)

Include the trunk prefix ‘0’ at the start of all calls within Gabon.

01734716
trunk prefixsignifies a land-line (fixed line) phone numbergeographic (area) code for Librevillelocal subscriber number
International example – calling from outside Gabon

To call from outside Gabon, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Gabon’s country code of ‘214’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not dial any leading ‘0’ listed in the Gabonese phone number.

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Calling from Gabon

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

Administrative and regulatory

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