Nigeria Country Code –
Call from the USA
The international country code of Nigeria is +234. Alternatively you can also dial the prefix or phone code 00234.
How can I call Nigeria from the USA?
You can call Nigeria directly from your cell phone or landline phone, but calling Nigeria can get very expensive when made directly trough your phone provider.
When you want to call Nigeria:
- from the US or Canada: dial 011 (to make an international call) + 234 (Nigeria country code) + rest of the number
- from Europe: dial +234 (Nigeria country code) + rest of the number
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Area codes in Nigeria
Cities in Nigeria have their own area code.
To call a number in Nigeria from abroad, for example in Lagos, you need to dial +234 (country code for Nigeria) + 1 (area code Lagos) + rest of the number (5 -7 digits).
These are the local area phone codes for the 10 biggest cities in Nigeria:
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More information about telephone numbers in Nigeria is available on Wikipedia.