How to call Latvia (country code +371)

Calling to Latvia

  • 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.

Latvia’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00371 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Latvia’s country code of ‘371’).
  • Country code 011371 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Latvia’s country code of ‘371’).

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

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers are represented by phone numbers starting with ‘2’.

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

Latvia does not have a country-speicifc 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 Latvia (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed. There is no prefix used when calling between areas codes in Lativa.

eight digits
local phone number

Latvian phone numbers explained

Number details

Latvian phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit represents whether the phone number is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile phone. With land-lines, the next two digits represent the a geographic (area) of Latvia where the phone is located.

Mobile numbers being with digit ‘2’. They are dialed the same way as all other numbers in Latvia.

An example of a Latvian phone number

The Latvian National Museum of Art lists its phone number in Riga as (+371) 67 325051.

Number explanation
37167325051
country code for Latviadesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone numbergeographic code for Rigaremaining phone number within Riga
Local example – calling from another location in Riga

Dial all eight digits of the phone number for any domestic phone calls within Latvia.

67325051
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numbergeographic code for Rigaremaining phone number within Riga
Long distance example – calling from Ventspils, Latvia (on the other side of the country)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number for any domestic phone calls within Latvia.

67325051
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numbergeographic code for Rigaremaining phone number within Riga
Mobile example – calling a mobile phone (including foreign phones roaming in Latvia)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number for any domestic phone calls within Latvia.

67325051
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numbergeographic code for Rigaremaining phone number within Riga
International example – calling from outside Latvia

To call from outside Latvia, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Latvia’s country code of ‘371’, followed by the local phone number.

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Calling from Latvia

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

Administrative and regulatory

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