Which country code is 011

Where does the area code 011 come from? (Area code +3211 / 003211/0113211, Belgium)


The code 011 is the area code for Hasselt. From the fictitious phone number 4444404 and the area code 011 becomes so the number 011 4444404. Hasselt, on the other hand, is in Belgium.

The area code assigns a subscriber's phone number to a specific zone. In addition to the area code, there are other categories of area codes: The international telephone code, the area code of mobile phone providers and the area code of various services. These are combined with each other depending on the purpose: For calls from one country to another where the called subscriber has a landline connection, the international telephone code is combined with the area code and the subscriber's number. From the fictitious phone number 4444404, the area code 011 (Hasselt) and the country code 0032 becomes the number 0032 11 4444404. If the called device is a mobile device, the country code is combined with the mobile code and the number of the subscriber. If the call is made within a country, the country code can be omitted. And for national calls from one landline to another, where both subscribers have the same area code, the area code can be omitted in many countries. Particularly in countries in which it is possible to transfer the number when the participant moves to another location or city, the area code must be used in this case 011, of course to be chosen with

Both the international phone code and the area code have one or more digits that precede the actual area code. These signal to the exchange that the following digits are an area code or a country code and not the actual phone number. In the case of area codes, this is usually a zero. For country codes, the ITU recommends two zeros for this, which Western Europe and most countries in Africa, South America and the Middle East adhere to. But not all countries adhere to it. The countries of the North American numbering plan, for example, use the 011 and Japan the 010.

Not only telecommunications companies earn money from the services that can be reached under the area codes for services, but also possibly those companies that offer these services. This leads to dubious companies offering services with little benefit for which they charge high fees. And in order to increase the income even further, an attempt is then made to keep the caller on the line as long as possible. The supervisory authorities regularly take action against such providers. However, you should not rely on it. In addition to the special numbers identified by the special area codes, there are also abbreviated numbers. The best known of these are the emergency numbers 112 in Europe and 911 in North America. These are valid nationwide and work without an area code, i.e. without the country code +32 (0032) and the area code 011 (Hasselt).

As a rule, the caller's number is transmitted to the called party and shown on the display. Suppressing your own phone number is possible and makes sense in terms of data protection. But you shouldn't be surprised if the person you want to talk to does not answer the call. Because many people want to know who is calling them and they do not even take anonymous calls.

If you want to call someone in Hasselt from outside Belgium, you need the country code of the country in question in addition to the area code. The Country code for Belgium is +32 (0032). So if you want to call a person in Hasselt from Germany, you have to use that person's phone number +32 11 prepend. The leading zero of the area code is omitted here. From the fictitious phone number 4444404, the area code 011 (Hasselt) and the country code 0032 becomes the number 0032 11 4444404.