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The Hitchin 01462 Area Code (Hitchin Dialling Code)

The 01462 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Hitchin area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01462 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Hitchin area code is (01462) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01462 Area Code?

The Hitchin 01462 dialling code intersects the counties of Central Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire in the East of England Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01462 Hitchin dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01462 Hitchin 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 01462 dialling code.

Phoning the 01462 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 (1462).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441462
Europe00441462
Australia0011441462

Origins of the 01462 Hitchin 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 0462.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01462 area was HN2. The first two characters are taken from the letters H and N in HitchiN. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 4, 6 and 2.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01462 Hitchin area code
An old rotary dial for the 01462 Hitchin area code.

Map of the 01462 Hitchin dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01462 Hitchin phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01462 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01462 Hitchin area code
Map of the 01462 Hitchin area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Hitchin 01462-Hitchin dialling Code

Arlesey
Ashwell
Baldock
Campton
Clifton (Central Bedfordshire)
Fairfield Park
Great Offley
Henlow
Hitchin
Ickleford
Langford (Central Bedfordshire)
Letchworth Garden City
Lower Stondon
Meppershall
Pirton
Preston (North Hertfordshire)
Shefford
Shillington
Stotfold
Upper Gravenhurst
Weston (North Hertfordshire)

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Hitchin 01462-Hitchin dialling Code

Hitchin (SMHI) Hertfordshire
Shillington (SMSGN) Bedfordshire
Stotfold (SMSTF) Bedfordshire
Letchworth (SMLH) Hertfordshire
Ashwell (SMAW) Hertfordshire
Baldock (SMBC) Hertfordshire