Area Codes for Ahmedabad and Nearby Locations

Despite it's very large population, Ahmedabad proper currently has only one area code. Area codes for several locations near Ahmedabad, Gujarat are shown below.

Area codes are also sometimes called STD codes or 'subscriber trunk dialing' codes. In India, area codes are also known as SDCA codes. SDCA stands for 'short distance charging area'.

Ahmedabad area code / STD:   79 

Area codes are generally used to route inbound calls to a specific geographic area within a country. However, in India, mobile phone numbers do not utilize area codes, so the area code above applies only when dialing landline phones in Ahmedabad.

To make an inbound international call (or domestic long distance call) to a Ahmedabad landline phone, you need to dial this 2-digit area code, along with an 8-digit local subscriber number - 10-digits total.

If you are calling a Ahmedabad mobile phone number, you should not use this area code. Click here for further details on dialing a Ahmedabad mobile phone number - and for information on how to tell a landline number from a mobile number.

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Area Codes for Cities Near Ahmedabad

Several cities and towns near Ahmedabad have their own distinct area codes, aka STDs or SDCAs.

Here are the area codes for several locations near Ahmedabad:

Location Area Code
Ahmedabad area code  79 
Bareja area code  2718 
Barwala area code  2711 
Dehgam area code  2716 
Dhandhuka area code  2713 
Dholka area code  2714 
Gandhi Nagar area code  2712 
Sanand area code  2717 
Viramgam area code  2715 


  • 2-digit area codes (SDCA codes): Subscriber numbers for areas with 2-digit area codes are 8-digits long (10-digits total).
  • 3-digit area codes (SDCA codes): Subscriber numbers for areas with 3-digit area codes are 7-digits long (10-digits total).
  • 4-digit area codes (SDCA codes): Subscriber numbers for areas with 4-digit area codes are 6-digits long (10-digits total).

In all cases, these numbering rules allow the final complete phone number to conform to the required 10-digit telephone number format that is standard throughout India for landline phones.

Mobile phones are also currently 10-digits long, but that may be changing if 11-digit mobile phone numbers are implemented at some point in the future.

Please check India's official National Numbering Plan (large pdf) for a complete list of India area codes / SDCA codes.

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In some cases, area codes may be referred to as city codes. However, a 'city code' more correctly refers to the codes used for airports and other geographic designations under the UN's UN/LOCODE system and/or the IATA airport coding system. The city code for Ahmedabad is AMD.

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