961 Country Code – Lebanon Phone Code

961 is the country calling code for Lebanon.

Lebanon is a country on the continent of Asia. The capital city of Lebanon is Beirut.

How to Call Lebanon from the UK

To call a telephone number in Lebanon 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 Lebanon - 961.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Area Codes and Landlines

In Lebanon, landline numbers are made up of an area code and a subscriber number. The area code consists of two digits (including the leading 0).

For example, a number in Beirut is written as 01-XXXXXX, where 01 is the Beirut area code.

The area code for Tripoli is 06.

When phoning Lebanon from abroad, do not use the 0 prefix with the area code. It is used to make internal calls in Lebanon.

For example, to call a subscriber in Beirut with number XXXXXX from the UK or overseas:

  • Dial the international call prefix (00/+), the Lebanon country code (961), the area code without any leading zero, and finally the subscriber number, i.e., dial 00-961-1-XXXXXX or +961-1-XXXXXX.
Lebanon Country Code +961 00961
Lebanon Country Code +961 00961

Time Difference

When calling Lebanon from the UK, please note there is a time difference between Lebanon and the UK.

The time right now in Lebanon is . The date is .

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

The time difference between Lebanon and UK (United Kingdom) is 2 hours.

Exchange Rate

The currency used in Lebanon is the Lebanese pound (LBP).

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

  • 1 Lebanese pound (LBP) = 0.00053 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 1887.91 LBP

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Lebanon – Facts and Figures

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

  • 2018 - 6,848,925
  • 2017 - 6,811,873
  • 2016 - 6,711,121
  • 2015 - 6,532,678
  • 2014 - 6,262,410
  • 2013 - 5,914,621

Map of Lebanon

The location of Lebanon is shown on the map below.

Map showing location of Lebanon
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