How to call Suriname (country code +597)

Calling to Suriname

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Suriname 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.

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘6’, ‘7’, or ‘8’, and are seven digits (where landline phone numbers are six digits).

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

Suriname 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 Suriname (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix for all calls within Suriname.

Local calling (within the same area code)

For all calls within Suriname, dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the destination phone number.

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

For all calls within Suriname, dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the destination phone number.

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trunk prefixlocal phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

To call a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ then the subscriber phone number.

0seven digits
trunk prefixmobile phone number

Surinamese phone numbers explained

Number details

Surinamese phone numbers are six to seven digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile. Land-line phone numbers are six digits and begin with digits ‘2’ through ‘6’ inclusive.

Mobile numbers are seven digits and begin with digits ‘6’ through ‘8’ inclusive.

An example of a Surinamese phone number

The Surinaams Museum lists its phone number in Paramaribo as +597 425 871.

Number explanation
597425 871
country code for Surinamegeographic (area) code for Paramaribolocal phone number within Paramaribo
Local example – calling from another location in Paramaribo, Suriname

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the phone number.
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Long distance example – calling from Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the phone number.

0425 871
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Paramaribolocal phone number within Paramaribo
International example – calling from outside Suriname

To call from outside Suriname, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Suriname’s country code of ‘597’, followed by the local phone number.

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

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exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Surinamegeographic (area) code for Paramaribolocal phone number within Paramaribo

Calling from Suriname

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

Administrative and regulatory

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