The 0161 area code is a 3 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Manchester area.
The local telephone numbers within the 0161 are 7 digits long.
The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Manchester area code is (0161) xxx xxxx.
The Manchester 0161 dialling code intersects the counties of Bolton, Bury, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Warrington, Wigan and Leigh and Wirral in the North West Region of the UK.
You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 0161 Manchester 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 0161 dialling code.
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 (161).
|Region||International Prefix||Country Code||Area Code|
|United States and Canada||011||44||161|
Before the 16th April 1995 known as PhONEday which changed telephone area codes by inserting a 1 at the beginning. The area code was 061.
the historic mnemonic code for the 0161 area was M1. The first character is taken from the letter M in Manchester. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 6 and 1.
The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 0161 Manchester phone area code.
The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 0161 area. Click on an icon for more details
|Bury (MRBUR) Bury|
|Central (MRCEN) Manchester|
|Manchester East (MREAS) Manchester|
|Ardwick (MRARD) Manchester|
|Rusholme (MRRUS) Manchester|
|Moss Side (MRMOS) Manchester|
|Trafford (MRTRA) Trafford|
|Didsbury (MRDID) Manchester|
|Chorlton (MRCHO) Manchester|
|Wythenshawe (MRWYT) Manchester|
|Middleton (MRMID) Rochdale|
|Prestwich (MRPRE) Bury|
|Radcliffe (MRRAD) Bury|
|Swinton (MRSWI) Salford|
|Walkden (MRWAL) Salford|
|Blackfriars (MRBLA) Salford|
|Eccles (MRECC) Salford|
|Longford (MRLON) Trafford|
|Sale (MRSAL) Trafford|
|Denton (MRDEN) Tameside|
|Failsworth (MRFAI) Oldham|
|Collyhurst (MRCOL) Manchester|
|Urmston (MRURM) Trafford|
|Droylsden (MRDRO) Tameside|
|Irlam (MRIRL) Salford|
|Whitefield (MRWHI) Bury|
|Broughton (MRBRO) Manchester|
|Cheetham Hill (MRCHE) Manchester|
|Oldham (MROLD) Oldham|
|Ashton (MRASH) Tameside|
|Stalybridge (MRSTA) Tameside|
|Stepping Hill (MRSTE) Stockport|
|Stockport (MRSTO) Stockport|
|Heaton Moor (MRHEA) Stockport|
|Woodley (MRWOO) Stockport|
|Marple (MRMAR) Stockport|
|Gatley (MRGAT) Stockport|
|Mercury (MRMER) Manchester|
|Hulme Hall (MRHUL) Stockport|
|Altrincham (MRALT) Trafford|
|Ringway (MRRIN) Trafford|