Find UK area codes quickly and effortlessly with UKareacode.co.uk

Author: Yac Yac | Date: 2018-05-07

2018 saw the launch of an exciting project – an all-encompassing virtual repository of knowledge about dialling codes in the United Kingdom, which is quickly becoming the ultimate resource for finding and validating correctness of UK area codes.

In the UK a landline telephone number always consists of a local number assigned by user's telecommunication provider and an area code arbitrarily given by The Office of Communications, a governmental regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries. Full telephone number in the UK is made up of 10 or 11 digits. The length of area codes, though, vary from three to five digits. It is therefore very important to write full telephone numbers in a way that clearly separates the actual number from a dialling code, which is usually done by space or brackets. UK area codes usually start with 01 or 02, where 0 indicates a call from or to another area, 1 or 2 stands for special service and the remaining digits refer to local identifiers. Historically, area codes reflected geopolitical boundaries, but due to the development of telecommunication industry this may no longer be the case. Although majority of home and business lines still follow traditional area code numbering patterns, more and more businesses opt for buying a virtual telephone number with specified dialling code from the location of their choice in order to give appearance of being locally based. In fact the call can be forwarded to an actual physical location of the company which may be miles away, in a different region of the United Kingdom or even in another country.

UKareacode.co.uk came to life from the need to collect, structure and organise the information about UK dialling codes available online. It is a powerful database that contains all necessary information one may ever need to validate the correctness of UK area codes. The information published on UKareacode.co.uk was collected from official government registries and the data available through this site is regularly updated for maximum accuracy. The use of the platform is and always will be free of charge. There are no commercials or annoying pop-up ads which could disrupt an urgent search. You do not need to set up an account or provide your personal data in order to enjoy full unlimited access to all site's functionalities. UKareacode.co.uk is compatible with all modern portable devices which means that you can have this powerful repository of knowledge always within your reach.

The platform is designed in accordance with state-of-the-art web design techniques and it features and intuitive and modern layout, thus maximising the end user experience. On the home page you can find a brief introduction into the topic of area code information. In the top panel there are referential links to four regional sections of the page covering area code information from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Each section contains alphabetically organised list of dialling codes and names of corresponding areas that they cover. If you click on the name of the record, you will be redirected to a dedicated page that contains in-depth presentation of towns and cities covered by a certain area code, as well as details about local and international telephone number format, number of digits and geographic coordinates.