Map of the 01202 Bournemouth STD dialling Area Code
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The Bournemouth 01202 Area Code (Bournemouth Dialling Code)

The 01202 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Bournemouth area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01202 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Bournemouth area code is (01202) [x][x][x][x][x][x].

Where is the 01202 Area Code?

The Bournemouth 01202 dialling code is situated in the county of Dorset in the South West Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01202 Bournemouth dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01202 Bournemouth dialling code area. If you are calling a local number within the same area code with a landline telephone you do not need to use the 01202 dialling code.

Phoning the 01202 Dialling Code from Outside of the UK

If you are calling from outside of the UK. You will need to add the code for dialling internationally. This varies country to country, followed by the UK country code (44) followed by the area code without the initial zero (1202).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441202
Europe00441202
Australia0011441202

Origins of the 01202 Bournemouth Area Code

Before the 16th April 1995 known as PhONEday which changed telephone area codes by inserting a 1 at the beginning. The area code was 0202.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01202 area was BO2. The first two characters are taken from the letters B and O in BOurnemouth. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 2, 0 and 2.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the Bournemouth area code
An old rotary dial for the Bournemouth area code.
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Map of the 01202 Bournemouth dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01202 Bournemouth phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01202 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the Bournemouth area code
Map of the Bournemouth area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Bournemouth 01202 dialling Code

Bournemouth
Christchurch
Ferndown
Lytchett Matravers
Merley
Poole
Three Legged Cross
Verwood
Wimborne Minster

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Bournemouth 01202 dialling Code

BOURNEMOUTH ATE (STBNMTH)
BOSCOMBE ATE (STBOSMB)
CHRISTCHURCH ATE (STCHRCH)
POOLE ATE (STPOOLE)
PARKSTONE ATE (STPRKST)
WINTON ATE (STWINTN)
WESTBOURNE ATE (STWSTBN)
BROADSTONE ATE (STBDSTN)
CANFORD CLIFFS ATE (STCANCL)
FERNDOWN ATE (STFERND)
LYTCHETT MINSTER ATE (STLYTMN)
NORTHBOURNE ATE (STNTHBN)
SOUTHBOURNE NEW ATE (STSTHBN)
VERWOOD ATE (STVERWD)
WIMBORNE ATE (STWIMBN)