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The Folkestone 01303 Area Code (Folkestone Dialling Code)

The 01303 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Folkestone area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01303 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Folkestone area code is (01303) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01303 Area Code?

The Folkestone 01303 dialling code is situated in the county of Kent in the South East Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01303 Folkestone dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01303 Folkestone 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 01303 dialling code.

Phoning the 01303 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 (1303).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441303
Europe00441303
Australia0011441303

Origins of the 01303 Folkestone 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 0303.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01303 area was FO3. The first two characters are taken from the letters F and O in FOlkestone. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 3, 0 and 3.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01303 Folkestone area code
An old rotary dial for the 01303 Folkestone area code.

Map of the 01303 Folkestone dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01303 Folkestone phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01303 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01303 Folkestone area code
Map of the 01303 Folkestone area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Folkestone 01303-Folkestone dialling Code

Brabourne Lees
Capel-le-Ferne
Dymchurch
Elham
Folkestone
Hawkinge
Hythe
Lyminge
Lympne
Sellindge

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Folkestone 01303-Folkestone dialling Code

Hawkinge (NDHAW) Kent
Lyminge (NDLYM) Kent
Cheriton (NDCHE) Kent
Folkestone (NDFOL) Kent
Hythe (NDHYT) Kent
Dymchurch (NDDYM) Kent