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The Wrexham 01978 Area Code (Wrexham Dialling Code)

The 01978 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Wrexham area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01978 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Wrexham area code is (01978) [x][x][x][x][x][x].

Where is the 01978 Area Code?

The Wrexham 01978 dialling code intersects the counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd in the Wales Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01978 Wrexham dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01978 Wrexham 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 01978 dialling code.

Phoning the 01978 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 (1978).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441978
Europe00441978
Australia0011441978

Origins of the 01978 Wrexham 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 0978.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01978 area was WR8. The first two characters are taken from the letters W and R in WRexham. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 9, 7 and 8.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the Wrexham area code
An old rotary dial for the Wrexham area code.
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Map of the 01978 Wrexham dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01978 Wrexham phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01978 area. Click on an icon for more details

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

Towns and Villages within the Wrexham 01978 dialling Code

Caernarfon
Cefn-mawr
Coedpoeth
Gresford
Hope
Llangollen
Overton (Wrexham)
Rhosllanerchrugog
Ruabon
Wrexham

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Wrexham 01978 dialling Code

WREXHAM ATE (WNWX)
BANGOR-ON-DEE ATE (WNBOD)
CAERNARFON ATE (WNCA)
CAERGWRLE ATE (WNCAG)
DUTTON DIFFETH ATE (WNDD)
GRESFORD ATE (WNGRE)
LLANDEGLA UAX (WNLDA)
LLANGOLLEN ATE (WNLN)
OVERTON UAX (WNOOD)
ROSSETT ATE (WNRST)
RUABON ATE (WNRUA)
RHOSLLANERCHRUGOG ATE (WNRWX)
WREXHAM NORTH ATE (WNWXN)