What is country code ‘0047’?

Question: I am calling a country with country with country code “0047” – I do not recognize this number – what country is it? The phone number I was given is “0047 22 03 xx xx.”

Answer: 0047 is the country code for Norway. The phone number is likely in Oslo.

“00” is an international exit code (the number used to access the international switchboard) for most European countries. If ’00’ is dialed from a country that does not use that as its exit code (the U.S. and Canada use ‘011’, Australia uses ‘0011’, Japan uses ‘010’, many countries of the former U.S.S.R use ‘8’ – wait for the dial tone – ’10’), the call will not work.

“47” is the country code for Norway. It is the number that is dialed to reach Norwegian from the international switchboard.

The remainder of the number appears to be the format for a Norwegian phone number. The leading ‘2’ signifies the area code for a landline in the Oslo area. The local phone number is separated into eight numbers (four blocks of two digits).

See our “how to call Norway” page for details on how to call Egypt from anywhere in the world.