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The 0131 Area Code ( Dialling Code)

The 0131 area code is a 3 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the area.

The local telephone numbers within the 0131 are 7 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the area code is (0131) [x][x][x] [x][x][x][x].

Where is the 0131 Area Code?

The 0131 dialling code is situated in the county of Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 0131 dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 0131 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 0131 dialling code.

Phoning the 0131 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 (131).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada01144131
Europe0044131
Australia001144131

Origins of the 0131 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 .

picture showing an old rotary dial for the Edinburgh area code
An old rotary dial for the Edinburgh area code.


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Map of the 0131 dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 0131 phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 0131 area. Click on an icon for more details

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

Towns and Villages within the 0131 dialling Code

Known Telephone Exchanges within the 0131 dialling Code