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The Wigan 01942 Area Code (Wigan Dialling Code)

The 01942 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Wigan area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01942 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Wigan area code is (01942) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01942 Area Code?

The Wigan 01942 dialling code intersects the counties of Bolton, Salford, St. Helens and Wigan and Leigh in the North West Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01942 Wigan dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01942 Wigan 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 01942 dialling code.

Phoning the 01942 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 (1942).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441942
Europe00441942
Australia0011441942

Origins of the 01942 Wigan 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 0942.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01942 area was WI2. The first two characters are taken from the letters W and I in WIgan. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 9, 4 and 2.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01942 Wigan area code
An old rotary dial for the 01942 Wigan area code.

Map of the 01942 Wigan dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01942 Wigan phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01942 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01942 Wigan area code
Map of the 01942 Wigan area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Wigan 01942-Wigan dialling Code

Ashton-in-Makerfield
Aspull
Atherton
Bickershaw
Golborne
Haydock
Higher Folds
Hindley
Ince-in-Makerfield
Platt Bridge
Tyldesley
Walkden
Westhoughton
Wigan
Worsley

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Wigan 01942-Wigan dialling Code

Westhoughton (LCWES) Bolton
Atherton (LCATH) Wigan
Wigan (LCWIG) Wigan
Aspull (LCASL) Wigan
Hindley (LCHIN) Wigan
Platt Bridge (LCPLB) Wigan
Ashton In Makerfield (LCAIM) Wigan
Orrell (LCORR) Wigan
Leigh (LCLEI) Wigan