How to call Mauritania (country code +222)

Calling to Mauritania

  • 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.

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘2’ (except for ’25’), ‘3’ (except for ’35’), and ‘4’ (except for ’45’).

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

Mauritania does not have designated phone numbers for satellite phones.

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 Mauritania (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Mauritania. There is no trunk or long distance number used in Mauritania’s phone system.

eight digits
local phone number

Mauritanian phone numbers explained

Number details

Mauritanian phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit designates the phone operator. 

The second digit designates whether the phone number is a mobile or landline phone.

Landline phones have the second digit ‘5’.

Mobile numbers have the second digit other than ‘5’.

An example of a Mauritanian phone number

The Hotel Monotel lists its phone number in Nouakchott as (+222) 45 – 24 – 23 – 33.

Phone number example
2224524 23 33
country code for Mauritaniageographic (area) code for Nouakchottremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Nouakchott, Mauritania

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Mauritania.

4524 23 33
geographic (area) code for Nouakchottremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Nema, Mauritania (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Mauritania.

4524 23 33
geographic (area) code for Nouakchottremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Mauritania)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Mauritania.

4524 23 33
geographic (area) code for Nouakchottremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Maruitania

To call from outside Mauritania, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Mauritania’s country code of ‘222’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code2224524 23 33
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Mauritaniageographic (area) code for Nouakchottremainder of the phone number

Calling from Mauritania

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

Administrative and regulatory

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