Morocco (country code +212)
Communication of 12.VII.2006:
The Agence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications (ANRT ), Rabat, announces that on Friday 24 March 2006, at 2300 hours UTC, the number of numbering zones for fixed telephony will be reduced from four to two.
The national territory will be divided into two numbering zones, in the following manner:• The “South” zone will be made up of those zones that fall under the “02” and “04” area codes. In the future, they will both be covered by the single area code “02”.
• The “North” zone will be made up of those zones that fall under the “03” and “05” area codes. In the future, they will both be covered by the single area code “03”.
Therefore, in order to place a call to aparty in these zones, area code “02” should be used instead of area code “04”, and area code “03” instead of area code “05”. This change does not affect numbering for mobile telephony.
|Currently |From 24 March 2006 at 2300 hours UTC |
|(four numbering zones) |(two numbering zones)|
|+212 2X XX XX XX |No change |
|+212 3X XX XX XX |No change |
|+212 4X XX XX XX |+212 2X XX XX XX |
|+212 5X XX XX XX|+212 3X XX XX XX |
From Friday 24 March 2006 at 2300 hours UTC, the new numbering plan of Morocco will be as follows:
Moroccan National Telephone Numbering Plan
The Kingdom of Morocco’s current national telephone numbering plan is a closed, nine-digit plan in the following format:
CC + N(S)N, where:
CC(Country Code) ’ +212
N(S)N (National (Significant) Number) made up of eight digits: ABPQMCDU.
I) International incoming call
The international format is: CC (+212) + N(S)N (eight digits), where:
CC ’ Country Code
N(S)N ’ National (Significant) Number.
It is customary in the Kingdom of Morocco to consider that in the format +212 ABPQMCDU, the digits following aNational (Significant) Number (N(S)N) are represented by the following letters:
A ’ area code
BPQ ’ destination code for the home exchange
MCDU ’ thousands, hundreds, tens and units: the identity of a subscriber in a given exchange.
The number blocks for which the value of area code “A” is equal to “2”, “3”, are reserved for fixed networks.
The list of 0ABPQMCDUnumbers currently allocated to the operator Itissalat Al-Maghrib for its fixed telephone network is as follows:
• Fixed telephony
|Zone |Number space | |Zone |Number space |
|Casablanca |0222XXXXX | |El Kelaa des Sraghna|0242XXXXX |
|Casablanca |0223XXXXX | |Marrakech |0243XXXXX |
|Casablanca |0224XXXXX | |Marrakech |0244XXXXX |
|Casablanca |0225XXXXX| |Safi & El Youssoufia |0246XXXXX |
|Casablanca |0226XXXXX | |Essaouira |0247XXXXX |
|Casablanca |0227XXXXX | |Ouarzazate |0248XXXXX |
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