Telephone numbers in Yugoslavia

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Yugoslavia telephone numbers
Location of Yugoslavia
Country Yugoslavia
Continent Europe
Type Open
Typical format (0xx) xx xxxx
(0xxx) xxxxx
(0xxx) xx xxxx
Access codes
Country calling code +38
International call prefix 99
Trunk prefix 0

Telephone numbers in Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croatian: Телефонски бројеви у Југославији, Telefonski brojevi u Jugoslaviji, Macedonian: Телефонски броеви во Југославија, Telefonski broevi vo Jugoslavija) consisted of a 3-digit area code followed by 6 digits. In Serbia, they mainly began with 1, 2 or 3, in Croatia 4 or 5, in Slovenia 6, Bosnia 7, in Montenegro 8 and in Macedonia 9.

On 1 October 1993, the +38 code was broken up and the first digit of each area code integrated into each country's new country code (for example, Macedonia's country code became +389). The numbers were also changed in some countries. For example, the Skopjijan telephone number (091) 12 3456 became (02) 12 3456, then (02) 312 3456.

Serbia and Montenegro, however, shared the +381 code until 2006, when Montenegro was given the +382 code. The +388 code was not used by Montenegro, but for the European Telephony Numbering Space. The +380 code was assigned to Ukraine. After negotiations, in 2015 the +383 code was assigned to Kosovo, which until then had used Serbian, Monegasque and Slovenian telephone networks. The +384 code remains unassigned.

Exchange codes could not begin 0 or 9 due to the trunk prefix and emergency numbers, respectively. Since most of the new systems have changed their emergency number to the European standard of 112 and changed their international exit codes to 00, nowadays exchange codes cannot begin 0 or 1.

Area codes

SR Bosnia and Herzegovina

SR Macedonia

SR Montenegro

SR Serbia

SAP Vojvodina

SAP Kosovo

SR Slovenia

Emergency numbers

  • 92 - police
  • 93 - fire
  • 94 - ambulance
  • 985 - civil protection