Telephone numbers in Somalia

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Somalia, telephone numbers
Somalia (orthographic projection).svg
Somalia (dark green)
Country Somalia,
Continent Africa
Access codes
Country calling code +252
International call prefix 00

The following are the telephone codes in Somalia.

Calling formats

To call in Somalia, the following format is used:

List of area codes in Somalia

Area CodeArea/City
01 Mogadishu
03 Kismayo
04 Garowe

The telecommunication industry in Somalia is managed by few business people based in Mogadishu, Djibouti and Kenya since the collapse of the Siad Barre government in 1990. Many transitional and now the UN recognised federal government officials tried to get the management of telecom sector back into the open, legal government authority. All attempts to achieve that have failed so far. The current Somali government sought the help of the ITU, unfortunately the ITU cannot enforce national laws; it can help where possible, but that is the best they can do. So as the private group that runs the Somali telecom sector and now the finance sector as well via their combined telecom and mobile money combination, gets richer and more powerful. The ITU runs 101 courses for the Somali telecom Ministry, the longer it will take telecom Somali numbering plan to become reliable and credible.


ServiceNumbering range
Fixed5 5XX XXX

Mobile operators

According to the National Communications Authority, there are 16 registered mobile network operators in the country. [1] A number of these operators have assigned numbering ranges.

61+252 61X XXX XXXHormuud
62+252 62X XXX XXXSomTel
63, 65, 66+252 63X XXX XXXTelesom
68+252 68X XXX XXXSomNet
69+252 69X XXX XXXNationLink
90+252 90X XXX XXXGolis

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