20 Country Code – Egypt Phone Code

20 is the country calling code for Egypt.

Egypt is a country on the continent of Africa. The capital city of Egypt is Cairo.

How to Call Egypt from the UK

To call a telephone number in Egypt from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK, this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Egypt - 20.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Area Codes and Landlines

Area codes for the largest cities in Egypt are listed below:

  • Alexandria – 3
  • Cairo and Giza – 2
  • Port Said – 66
  • Suez – 62
  • El Mahalla El Kubra – 40
  • Luxor – 95

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

When calling from a landline in the same area, do not use the 0 prefix or area code.

When calling from a foreign country, do not include the 0 prefix before the area code.

For example, to call a number in Cairo XXXXXXXX from abroad:

  • Dial the international dialling prefix (00/+), the country code for Egypt (20), the area code without the 0 and then the subscriber number, e.g., 00-20-2- XXXXXXXX or +20-2- XXXXXXXX.
Egypt Country Code +20 0020
Egypt Country Code +20 0020

Time Difference

When making a telephone call to Egypt from the UK, please note there is a time difference between Egypt and the UK.

The time now in Egypt is . The date is .

The time now in the UK is . The date is .

The time difference between Egypt and UK (United Kingdom) is 1 hour.

Exchange Rate

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

The current exchange rates between the Egyptian pound and the British pound (EGP to GBP, GBP to EGP) are:

  • 1 Egyptian pound (EGP) = 0.017 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 60.307 EGP

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Egypt – Facts and Figures

According to data from the World Bank, the population of Egypt in recent years is:

  • 2018 - 98,423,595
  • 2017 - 96,442,593
  • 2016 - 94,447,072
  • 2015 - 92,442,547
  • 2014 - 90,424,654
  • 2013 - 88,404,640

Map of Egypt

The map below shows the location of Egypt.

Map showing location of Egypt