How to call North Korea (DPRK) (country code +850)

Calling to North Korea

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in North Korea for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • 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.

Calling within North Korea (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix used when calling within North Korea.

North Korean phone numbers explained

Number details

North Korean phone numbers are six to ten digits.

The first one to three digits are an area code representing a geographic part of the country.

Many phone numbers within North Korea are inaccessible outside of the country (or when calling within the country). Phone numbers that being with 2 381 can usually make and receive international calls.

Calling from North Korea

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from North Korea.

Administrative and regulatory

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