+20 Country Code – Egypt – 0020

20 is the country code for Egypt.

Cairo is the capital city of Egypt.

How to Call Egypt from Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

To call a telephone number in Egypt from Dubai (United Arab Emirates):

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from Dubai (United Arab Emirates), this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Egypt - 20.
  • Dial the subscriber number, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Landlines – City/Area Codes in Egypt

Area codes for a selection of cities in Egypt are listed below:

  • Alexandria – 3
  • Arish – 68
  • Aswan – 97
  • Asyut – 88
  • Benha – 13
  • Beni Suef – 82
  • Cairo and Giza – 2
  • Damanhur – 45
  • Damietta – 57
  • El Mahalla El Kubra and Tanta – 40
  • Faiyum – 84
  • Hurghada and Red Sea – 65
  • Ismailia – 64
  • Mansoura – 50
  • Minya – 86
  • Port Said – 66
  • Qena – 96
  • Shibin El Kom – 48
  • Sohag – 93
  • Suez – 62
  • Zagazig – 55

A 0 prefix with the area code is used when calling a landline number from a different area within Egypt or from an Egyptian mobile.

Do not dial the 0 prefix or area code when telephoning from a landline in the same area.

Do not use the 0 prefix with the area code when calling from overseas.

For example, to call a number in Cairo XXXXXXXX:

  • From a landline in Cairo dial XXXXXXXX.
  • From a landline in Egypt outside Cairo, dial 02-XXXXXXXX.
  • From a mobile phone in Egypt, dial 02- XXXXXXXX.
  • From another country, dial the international dialling code (00/+), the Egypt country code (20), the area code without the 0, and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-20-2- XXXXXXXX or +20-2- XXXXXXXX.

Mobile Telephone Numbers in Egypt

Mobile phone numbers in Egypt begin with 10, 11, 12, or 15.

To call a mobile phone number in Egypt from overseas, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the Egypt country code (20), and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-20-XXXXXXXXXX or +20-XXXXXXXXXX.

To call a mobile phone number in Egypt from within Egypt dial the prefix 0 and then the number e.g. 0-XXXXXXXXXX.

0020 +20 Egypt Country Code
0020 +20 Egypt Country Code

Fixed Line Phone Use in Egypt

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 there were 10.45 landline telephone subscribers for every 100 people living in Egypt.

In 2003 there were 11.50 fixed-line telephone subscriptions for every 100 people living in Egypt.

The table below shows how fixed-line phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.

YearLandline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Egypt
202210.45
202110.10
20209.17
20198.29
20187.58
20176.49
20166.13
20156.38
20146.61
20137.30
20129.38
20119.77
201011.02
200912.06
200814.14
200713.66
200613.40
200513.15
200412.21
200311.50

Mobile Phone Use in Egypt

According to the World Bank, there were 93.21 mobile phone subscribers per 100 people in 2022.

In 2003 there were 7.63 mobile phone subscriptions for every 100 people living in Egypt.

Mobile telephone subscription statistics by year for Egypt are shown in the table below.

YearMobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Egypt
202293.21
202194.68
202088.73
201990.27
201890.40
2017101.15
201698.00
201596.21
201499.71
2013106.78
2012106.09
201193.53
201080.98
200964.74
200849.24
200736.60
200622.33
200517.24
20049.86
20037.63

Internet Use in Egypt

According to statistics from the World Bank, in 2021 96.68 per cent of the population of Egypt used the internet.

In 2002, only 56.48 per cent of the population were active internet users.

Internet usage statistics in recent years are shown in the table below.

YearIndividuals Using the Internet in Egypt (% of Population)
202196.68
202094.82
201992.52
201890.69
201790.42
201694.78
201592.00
201491.61
201389.84
201287.48
201185.38
201085.00
200983.56
200878.39
200775.09
200668.82
200570.00
200465.61
200364.82
200256.48

Time Difference

When making a telephone call to Egypt from the United Arab Emirates, please be aware of the time difference between the UAE and Egypt.

The time now in Egypt is . The date is .

The time right now in the United Arab Emirates is . The date is .

The time difference between Egypt and UAE is 2 hours.

Exchange Rate

The currency used in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (EGP).

Current exchange rates between the Egyptian pound and the UAE dirham (EGP to AED, AED to EGP) are:

  • 1 Egyptian pound (EGP) = 0.12 AED
  • 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 8.41 EGP

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Useful Information

Egypt is a country in North Africa and Western Asia.

A large proportion of the country is desert. Most people live in cities on the Nile River or the Mediterranean coast.

Cairo is the biggest city and capital.

Most Egyptians are Sunni Muslims. Arabic is the official language.

Tourism is a major sector of the economy. Attractions include the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Abu Simbel, and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

The Suez Canal, built in the late 19th century, connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. It is one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

Useful information about Egypt:

  • Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): EG
  • Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): EGY
  • Region: Africa
  • Sub-region: Northern Africa
  • Capital: Cairo
  • Area: 1,002,450 square km
  • Language(s): Arabic
  • Borders: Israel, Libya, Sudan

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 the population of Egypt was 110,990,103.

In 2003, the population was 75,963,322. Over the last 20 years, the population grew by 35,026,781 (46.1%).

The table below shows how the total population has changed in recent years.

YearTotal Population of Egypt
2022110,990,103
2021109,262,178
2020107,465,134
2019105,618,671
2018103,740,765
2017101,789,386
201699,784,030
201597,723,799
201495,592,324
201393,377,890
201291,240,376
201189,200,054
201087,252,413
200985,501,064
200883,844,783
200782,218,755
200680,629,670
200579,075,310
200477,522,427
200375,963,322

Egypt Map

Egypt can be seen on the map below.

Map showing location of Egypt
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