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Latvian numbering plan is a so-called closed telephone numbering plan. It means that the subscriber's number is a standard length, and is used for all calls, even in the same area.

Country Code: 371
International Call Prefix: 00

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Local calls

Under the current numbering plan in Latvia all phone numbers have 8 digits, starting with a 2 or 3 digit (for smaller towns 4 digit) city code. For both local and national calls all 8 digits should be dialed, except for emergency or special service short numbers.

example: To make national calls from Riga to Jelgava 630xxxxx should be dialed. To make local calls from Riga to Riga 67xxxxxx or 66xxxxxx should be dialed.

International calls

International call prefix: 00

example: Calling from Latvia to UK (mobile): 004477xxxxxxxx

Emergency calls

  • 112 - main
  • 01 - fire
  • 02 - police
  • 03 - medical
  • 04 - gas

112 calls are answered by operators of the fire department. If police or medical assistance is required, the call is redirected to the operators of the department the caller asks for. 0x-numbers are not always available if calling from mobiles.

Special Services

Special services numbers in Latvia may have different lengths, ranging from 3 to 6 digits. There used to be only 3 and 4 digit numbers before changes to the numbering plan were introduced on September 4, 2008.

  • 11x-numbers (except 112) usually are used by telephone companies for special services like dialing assistance or phone line damage reports.
  • 1xx-numbers are usually used by different companies for client services. Calling cost varies depending on the phone company. For example Lattelecom client service number 177 is toll-free for those who call from Lattelecom network phones, but it is not free to those who call from mobile networks.
  • 118x-numbers are assigned to directory services.
  • 16xx-numbers are assigned to be used by network providers (both mobile and landline) for client services. These numbers are available only for calling from particular networks. (example: 1655 is available only for LMT clients)
  • 116xxx-numbers are not assigned yet, but are expected to be used for toll-free non-commercial social services.
  • 18xx-numbers are used by different companies for different services. Some of these numbers are available for calls, some are sms only.
  • 82xxx-Premium-rate services (for example talking clock numbers: 82154,82174)
  • 88xx and 89xx-numbers Premium-rate numbers for services that include gambling, erotic material or violence.

Some short special service numbers holders have 8-digit geographical numbers to make their services available for access from abroad. Usually these numbers are similar to short numbers. (for example: Latvian railway information service number 1181 is accessible from abroad by dialling +37167231181)

Numbering plan

  • 1xx, 1xxx, xxxx, xxxxx 116xxx Special services (including directory assistance services: 118x)
  • 2xxxxxxx mobile numbers
  • 5xxxxxxx landlines reserved for future usage
  • 60xxxxxx landlines reserved for future usage
  • 61xxxxxx landlines reserved for future usage
  • 62xxxxxx landlines reserved for future usage
  • 630xxxxx landlines for district of Jelgava
  • 631xxxxx landlines for district of Tukums
  • 632xxxxx landlines for district of Talsi
  • 633xxxxx landlines for district of Kuldiga
  • 634xxxxx landlines for district of Liepaja
  • 635xxxxx landlines reserved for district of Ventspils
  • 636xxxxx landlines for district of Ventspils
  • 637xxxxx landlines for district of Dobele
  • 638xxxxx landlines for district of Saldus
  • 639xxxxx landlines for district of Bauska
  • 640xxxxx landlines for district of Limbaži
  • 641xxxxx landlines for district of Cēsis
  • 642xxxxx landlines for district of Valmiera
  • 643xxxxx landlines for district of Alūksne
  • 644xxxxx landlines for district of Gulbene
  • 645xxxxx landlines for district of Balvi
  • 646xxxxx landlines for district of Rēzekne
  • 647xxxxx landlines for district of Valka
  • 648xxxxx landlines for district of Madona
  • 649xxxxx landlines reserved for district of Aizkraukle
  • 650xxxxx landlines for district of Ogre
  • 651xxxxx landlines for district of Aizkraukle
  • 652xxxxx landlines for district of Jēkabpils
  • 653xxxxx landlines for district of Preiļi
  • 654xxxxx landlines for district of Daugavpils
  • 655xxxxx landlines reserved for district of Ogre
  • 656xxxxx landlines for district of Krāslava
  • 657xxxxx landlines for district of Ludza
  • 658xxxxx landlines for district of Daugavpils
  • 659xxxxx landlines reserved for district of Cēsis
  • 66xxxxxx landlines for district of Riga (This numbers are issued by small phone companies, see: number assignments )
  • 67xxxxxx landlines for district of Riga
  • 680xxxxx landlines reserved for future usage
  • 682xxxxx landlines reserved for district of Valmiera
  • 683xxxxx landlines reserved for district of Jēkabpils
  • 684xxxxx landlines reserved for district of Liepāja
  • 685xxxxx Trunked radio networks and virtual private networks
  • 686xxxxx landlines reserved for district of Jelgava
  • 687xxxxx landlines reserved for future usage
  • 688xxxxx landlines reserved for future usage
  • 689xxxxx Payphone numbers in all Latvian cities
  • 69xxxxxx landlines reserved for future usage
  • 80x0xxxx Toll-free service numbers
  • 810xxxxx Shared cost service numbers
  • 82154 Speaking clock service, Latvian speaking (used to be 154 until 01.02.2009 [1])
  • 82174 Speaking clock service, Russian speaking (used to be 174 until 01.02.2009 [2])
  • 90x0xxxx Premium-rate numbers

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