|Country calling code||+965|
|International call prefix||00|
There is no area code in Kuwait. As of 17 October 2008, telephone numbers in Kuwait consist of eight digits (with the exception of '800'-style numbers, which are made up of seven digits). From 17 October 2008 a single digit prefix was added to all fixed and mobile numbers as per the Ministry of Communication's new numbering plan:
On June 15, 2013 the Kuwait's Ministry of Communications (MoC) has announced the launch of mobile number portability (MNP), a service that allows mobile users to change their service provider without the need to change their mobile number.
Here are the starting codes of landlines sorted by each area or city:
|Ahmadi & Umm-Alhaiman||2||327, 328|
|Ardhiyah||2||480, 488, 489|
472, 473, 474, 476
|Free Trade Zone||2||461|
|Hawalli||2||261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266|
|Jaber Al-Ali||2||383, 384|
|Jabriyah||2||531, 532, 533, 534, 560, 561, 569|
|Jahra-B||2||455, 456, 457, 458|
|Jaleeb Al-Shuyoukh||2||431, 433, 434|
|Manqaf & Shuiba||2||371, 372, 376|
|Mushrif||2||537, 538, 539|
|Nuzha & Qadsiya||2||224, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259|
|Qurain||2||541, 542, 543, 544|
|Ras Salmiyah||2||571, 572, 573, 574, 575|
|Sabah Salem||2||551, 552|
|Safat||2||240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249|
|Salmiyah||2||562, 563, 564, 565, 577|
|Shuwaikh||2||481, 483, 484|
|South Subahiyah||2||361, 362|
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