91 Country Code – India Phone Code

91 is the country calling code for India.

India is a country on the continent of Asia. The capital city of India is New Delhi.

How to Call India from the UK

To call a telephone number in India 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 India - 91.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Area Codes and Landlines

In India, telephone numbers are ten digits long (area code + subscriber number).

The main cities have two-digit area codes. Area codes in smaller cities and major towns are three digits long.

The following are the area codes for several Indian cities:

  • Ahmedabad – 79
  • Bangalore – 80
  • Chennai – 44
  • Delhi – 11
  • Hyderabad – 40
  • Jaipur – 141
  • Kolkata -33
  • Mumbai – 22
  • Pune – 20
  • Surat – 261

When contacting a landline number from another part of India or from a mobile phone in India, the area code is preceded by a 0 prefix.

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

When calling from another country, do not use the 0 prefix with the area code.

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

  • Dial the international call prefix (00/+), India’s country code (91), the area code without the 0 and finally the subscriber number, e.g., 00-91-22-XXXXXXXX or +91-22-XXXXXXXX.
India Country Code +91 0091
India Country Code +91 0091

Mobile Phone Numbers

Mobile phone numbers in India are ten digits long. They always start with either 6, 7, 8, or 9.

If you’re an international caller wanting to get in touch with someone in India, you must dial the international exit call prefix first (00/+), then the India country code (91), and finally the subscriber number. The full number would look like this: 00-91-XXXXXXXXXX or +91-XXXXXXXXXX.

Landline Use

According to the World Bank, there were 1.94 fixed-line (landline) phone subscribers per 100 people in 2022.

In 2008 there were 3.14 fixed-line telephone subscriptions for every 100 people living in India.

Landline telephone subscription statistics by year for India are shown in the table below.

YearLandline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in India
20221.94
20211.69
20201.44
20191.52
20181.60
20171.72
20161.82
20151.93
20142.07
20132.25
20122.43
20112.61
20102.83
20093.03
20083.14

In the early 21st century, the use of the landline (wireline, fixed-line) telephone declined due to the advancement of mobile network technology. As telephone usage increases, people are choosing mobile phones over fixed lines. In India, landline use is low and decreasing.

The number of mobile phone subscribers, on the other hand, has been increasing rapidly. With the increasing popularity of mobile phones and the declining use of landlines, service providers are beginning to phase out fixed-line services in favour of more profitable mobile offerings. This trend is likely to continue in the future, leading to even lower levels of landline use in India.

Mobile Phones Statistics

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 there were 80.65 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people living in India.

In 2008 there were 28.75 mobile phone subscriptions for every 100 people living in India.

The table below shows how mobile phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.

YearMobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in India
202280.65
202181.99
202082.62
201983.25
201885.90
201786.32
201684.25
201575.67
201472.21
201368.65
201267.85
201171.08
201060.63
200942.91
200828.75

Mobile phone use in India has skyrocketed in recent years. This explosive growth can be attributed to several factors, including the increasing availability of smartphones and mobile data plans, and the growing popularity of mobile apps and services such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter.

As mobile phones become more ubiquitous in India, they are increasingly being used for a variety of tasks, from online shopping and banking to booking tickets and ordering food. With so many people now relying on their smartphones for everyday activities, it is clear that mobile phones have become an indispensable part of life in India.

The major mobile phone operators in India are:

Internet Usage Statistics

According to the World Bank, 46.31 per cent of the population of India were active internet users in 2021.

In 2007, only 3.95 per cent of the population were active internet users.

The table below shows how the percentage of the population using the internet in India has changed in recent years.

YearIndividuals Using the Internet in India (% of Population)
202146.31
202043.41
201929.52
201820.08
201718.20
201616.50
201514.90
201413.50
201312.30
201211.10
201110.07
20107.50
20095.12
20084.38
20073.95

The rapid growth of internet access has been driven by the increasing availability of affordable mobile devices and data plans. The internet provides people with a wealth of information and opportunities for communication and entertainment. It also offers a variety of services that can be accessed from anywhere in the country, making it an essential tool for businesses and individuals alike.

The government of India has taken steps to promote digital inclusion, with initiatives such as the Digital India programme aimed at increasing internet access and use among all citizens. With more and more people coming online, it is clear that the internet is playing a transformative role in India.

Time Difference

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

The time now in India is . The date is .

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

The time difference between India and UK (United Kingdom) is 5.5 hours.

Exchange Rate

The Indian rupee (INR) is the currency used in India.

The current exchange rates between the Indian rupee and the British pound (INR to GBP, GBP to INR) are:

  • 1 Indian rupee (INR) = 0.01 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 104.657 INR

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

India – Facts and Figures

India is a vast and beautiful country located in Southern Asia. With a population of over 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country in the world.

India is bordered by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The Bay of Bengal lies to the east, the Arabian Sea to the west, and the Indian Ocean to the south. The Himalayan Mountains to the north separate India from Nepal, Bhutan, and China.

At the time of the 2011 census, just under 80% of India’s people were Hindu. Muslims accounted for 14% of the population. Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains made up the remainder.

Hindi is spoken as a first language by about 40% of Indians.

The Indian subcontinent was ruled by several regional dynasties and empires throughout the medieval period. The Mughal Empire, which ruled from the 16th to the 19th centuries, was the last great imperial power on the subcontinent. The British Raj, which lasted from 1858 to 1947, saw the establishment of the rule of law, modern education, and other reforms.

India gained independence from the British Raj in 1947. The Constitution of India, which came into effect in 1950, established India as a secular and democratic republic.

India is now a federal republic governed by a parliamentary system. The President of India is the head of state, and the Prime Minister of India is the head of government. The Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body of the country. India has a federal court system, with the Supreme Court of India at the apex.

India is a land of great diversity, with something to offer everyone who visits. From the snow-capped Himalayas in the north to the sun-drenched beaches of the south, the country has a rich variety of landscapes and cultures.

India is also home to some of the world’s most iconic tourist attractions. UNESCO World Heritage Sites include:

  • Taj Mahal – This mausoleum was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
  • Qutub Minar – This minaret was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in the 12th century. The Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world.
  • Red Fort – This fort was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. The Red Fort is a symbol of the Mughal power and grandeur.
  • Konark Sun Temple – This temple was built in the 13th century by King Narasimhadeva I. It is a fine example of Orissan architecture.

Useful information about India:

  • Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): IN
  • Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): IND
  • Region: Asia
  • Sub-region: Southern Asia
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Area: 3,287,590 square km
  • Language(s): Hindi, English
  • Borders: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

According to the World Bank, in 2022 the population of India was 1,417,173,173.

In 2008, the population was 1,206,734,806. Over the last 15 years, the population grew by 210,438,367 (17.4%).

The total population by year for India is shown in the table below.

YearTotal Population of India
20221,417,173,173
20211,407,563,842
20201,396,387,127
20191,383,112,050
20181,369,003,306
20171,354,195,680
20161,338,636,340
20151,322,866,505
20141,307,246,509
20131,291,132,063
20121,274,487,215
20111,257,621,191
20101,240,613,620
20091,223,640,160
20081,206,734,806

Map of India

The map below shows the location of India.

Map showing location of India
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