33 Country Code – France Phone Code

33 is the country calling code for France.

France is a country on the continent of Europe. The capital city of France is Paris.

How to Call France from the UK

To call a telephone number in France 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 France - 33.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Area Codes and Landlines

A French phone number contains 10 numbers. The first two digits are the area code, while the following digits are the subscriber’s number.

In France, there are five distinct telephone zones. They are:

  • Paris region – 01
  • Northwest France – 02
  • Northeast France – 03
  • Southeast France – 04
  • Southwest France – 05

When calling France from outside the country, the 0 prefix is not necessary. It is used for all other calls, even those made from a landline in the same area.

For example, to call a number in Paris 01XXXXXXXX from the UK or overseas:

  • Dial the international call prefix (00/+), the French country code (33), the area code (without the 0), and finally the subscriber number, e.g., 00-33-1XXXXXXXX or +33-1XXXXXXXX.
France Country Code +33 0033
France Country Code +33 0033

Mobile Phone Number Format in France

In France, all mobile telephone numbers begin with 06 or 07. They are 10 digits long.

To call a mobile phone number in France from the UK or another country, dial the international access code (00/+), the France country code (33), and then the customer number without the 0 prefix e.g. 00-33-6XXXXXXXX or +33-6XXXXXXXX.

To call a French mobile phone number from within France, dial the number with the 0 prefix e.g. 06XXXXXXXX.

Landlines – Statistics

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 there were 58.40 landline telephone subscribers for every 100 people living in France.

In 2008 there were 56.87 fixed-line telephone subscriptions for every 100 people living in France.

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

YearLandline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in France
202258.40
202159.04
202058.56
201958.69
201859.32
201760.38
201660.96
201561.01
201461.03
201361.70
201262.96
201164.31
201065.05
200965.92
200856.87

Mobile Phones – Statistics

According to the World Bank, there were 118.85 mobile phone subscribers per 100 people in 2022.

In 2008 there were 93.93 mobile phone subscriptions for every 100 people living in France.

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

YearMobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in France
2022118.85
2021116.69
2020112.83
2019111.86
2018109.56
2017107.60
2016105.60
2015104.50
2014102.89
201399.98
201298.71
201195.29
201092.54
200993.28
200893.93

There are many reasons for this increase in mobile phone usage. Firstly, the price of mobile phones has fallen significantly in recent years, making them more affordable for people on all incomes. Secondly, the coverage and quality of mobile phone networks have greatly improved, making it more reliable and convenient to use a mobile phone as your primary form of communication.

Finally, the rise of smartphones and mobile applications has made using a mobile phone more fun and convenient than ever before. There are now millions of apps available for download, covering everything from games and entertainment to news and productivity.

Internet Use – Statistics

According to statistics from the World Bank, in 2022 85.33 per cent of the population of France used the internet.

In 2008, only 70.68 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 France (% of Population)
202285.33
202186.10
202084.71
201983.34
201882.04
201780.50
201679.27
201578.01
201483.75
201381.92
201281.44
201177.82
201077.28
200971.58
200870.68

Time Difference

When calling France from the UK, please note the time difference between the United Kingdom and France.

The local time in France is now . The date is .

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

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

Exchange Rate

The currency used in France is the euro (EUR).

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

  • 1 euro (EUR) = 0.845 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 1.184 EUR

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

France – Facts and Figures

France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

European France is bordered by the English Channel to the north, Belgium to the northeast, Luxembourg to the east, Germany to the east and east-south, Switzerland to the southeast, Italy to the south, and Monaco to the southwest.

France has several overseas territories and provinces, including French Guiana in South America. They have the same status as mainland France.

France is a unitary semi-presidential republic, with its capital in Paris, the country’s largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major cities include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, and Lille.

France is a founding member of the United Nations, one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, and a member of the European Union, NATO, and the G20.

France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Every year, millions of people visit the country to enjoy its many attractions.

There are many reasons to visit France. The country has a rich history and culture, beautiful scenery, and much to offer in terms of food and wine. France is also home to some of the world’s most famous tourist attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum.

If you are planning a trip to France, here are some of the top tourist attractions you should include on your itinerary:

  • The Eiffel Tower – The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair, it has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris.
  • The Louvre Museum – The Louvre Museum is one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. Located in Paris, the museum is home to some of the most famous works of art, such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Liberty Leading the People.
  • The Palace of Versailles – The Palace of Versailles is a former royal palace located in the town of Versailles, near Paris. The palace is a popular tourist destination for its opulent architecture and gardens. Visitors can explore the many rooms of the palace, including the famous Hall of Mirrors.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral – Notre Dame Cathedral is a Gothic cathedral located in the heart of Paris. The cathedral is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city, due to its stunning architecture and history. Visitors can tour the inside of the cathedral and climb to the top of the towers for views of the city.
  • The Champagne Region – The Champagne region is located in the northeastern part of France. The region is known for its sparkling wine, which is produced in the traditional method. Visitors can tour the many Champagne houses and vineyards in the region and taste the different types of Champagne.

Useful information about France:

  • Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): FR
  • Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): FRA
  • Region: Europe
  • Sub-region: Western Europe
  • Capital: Paris
  • Area: 640,679 square km
  • Language(s): French
  • Borders: Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 the population of France was 67,971,311.

In 2008, the population was 64,379,696. Over the last 15 years, the population grew by 3,591,615 (5.6%).

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

YearTotal Population of France
202267,971,311
202167,764,304
202067,571,107
201967,388,001
201867,158,348
201766,918,020
201666,724,104
201566,548,272
201466,312,067
201366,002,289
201265,662,240
201165,345,233
201065,030,575
200964,710,879
200864,379,696

Map of France

The location of France is shown on the map below.

Map showing location of France