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The Colchester 01206 Area Code (Colchester Dialling Code)

The 01206 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Colchester area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01206 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Colchester area code is (01206) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01206 Area Code?

The Colchester 01206 dialling code intersects the counties of Essex and Suffolk in the East of England Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01206 Colchester dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01206 Colchester dialling code area. If you are calling a local number within the same area code with a landline telephone you do not need to use the 01206 dialling code.

Phoning the 01206 Dialling Code from Outside of the UK

If you are calling from outside of the UK. You will need to add the code for dialling internationally. This varies country to country, followed by the UK country code (44) followed by the area code without the initial zero (1206).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441206
Europe00441206
Australia0011441206

Origins of the 01206 Colchester Area Code

Before the 16th April 1995 known as PhONEday which changed telephone area codes by inserting a 1 at the beginning. The area code was 0206.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01206 area was CO6. The first two characters are taken from the letters C and O in COlchester. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 2, 0 and 6.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01206 Colchester area code
An old rotary dial for the 01206 Colchester area code.

Map of the 01206 Colchester dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01206 Colchester phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01206 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01206 Colchester area code
Map of the 01206 Colchester area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Colchester 01206-Colchester dialling Code

Abberton
Alresford
Ardleigh
Boxted Cross
Brantham
Brightlingsea
Colchester
Dedham
East Bergholt
Elmstead Market
Great Bentley
Great Horkesley
Great Tey
Langham (Colchester)
Layer-de-la-Haye
Manningtree
Marks Tey
Mistley
Nayland
Rowhedge
Stoke-by-Nayland
Stratford St Mary
West Bergholt
West Mersea
Wivenhoe

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Colchester 01206-Colchester dialling Code

Colchester (EACOL) Essex
East Bay (EAEBY) Essex
Birch (EABIR) Essex
Highwoods (EAHWD) Essex
Rowhedge (EAROW) Essex
West Mersea (EAWMS) Essex
Marks Tey (EAMKT) Essex
Fordham (EAFOR) Essex
Great Horkesley (EAGHY) Essex
Nayland (EANAY) Suffolk
Brightlingsea (EABRI) Essex
Dedham (EADED) Essex
Ardleigh (EAARD) Essex
Great Bentley (EAGBT) Essex