Area Codes for Kanpur and Nearby Locations

The area code used in the Kanpur metropolitan area is: 512. Area codes for other locations near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh are shown below.

In India, area codes are often called STD codes -- STD stands for 'subscriber trunk dialing'. To make things more confusing, they are also called SDCA codes. SDCA stands for 'short distance charging area'. So this means that in India:

area code = STD code = SDCA code

Kanpur STD / area code

In India, area codes / STD codes are used somewhat differently than in other parts of the world in the sense that the physical area and/or population that they cover is often quite small. There is an historical reason for this that relates to an early technology limitation that now no longer exists.

Nevertheless, this old area code numbering scheme has stuck and as a result, India has hundreds and hundreds of STD codes -- many, many more than most countries.

Another somewhat unusual thing is that area codes / STD codes are used only for landline phone numbers in India. Mobile phone numbers in India do not utilize area codes. Instead, the mobile prefixes '9x' and '8x' are used for all mobile numbers regardless of where the subscriber is based.

This means that the listed Kanpur area codes are only applicable to India landline phone numbers.

To make an inbound international call (or domestic long distance call) to a Kanpur landline phone, you need to dial a 3-digit area code, along with a 7-digit local subscriber number - 10-digits total.

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

Click for more on dialing a Kanpur landline number.

STD Codes / Area Codes for the Kanpur, India Area

Kanpur is located in the Uttar Pradesh East telecom circle. The following table lists the STD codes for all locations in the UPE telecom circle. more on India telecom circles >>>>

In the table, 'LDCA' and 'SDCA' refer to 'long distance charging area' and 'short distance charging area', respectively. Generally speaking, SDCAs correspond roughly to towns. LDCAs are larger and correspond roughly to counties or districts. LDCAs contain multiple SDCAs.

STD Codes for Kanpur and Other Locations
in the Uttar Pradesh East Telecom Circle

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LDCASDCAsort iconSTD Code
Kanpur Akbarpur 5111
Faizabad Akbarpur-I (Akbarpur) 5271
Faizabad Akbarpur-II (Jalalpur) 5275
Allahabad Allahabad 532
Sultanpur Amethi 5368
Etawah Auraiya 5683
Azamgarh Azamgarh 5462
Banda Baberu 5190
Bahraich Bahraich-I (Bahrailh) 5252
Bahraich Bahraich-II (Bhinga) 5250
Gonda Balarampur-I (Balrampur) 5263
Gonda Balarampur-II (Tulsipur) 5264
Ballia Ballia-I (Ballia) 5498
Ballia Ballia-II (Raniganj) 5496
Banda Banda 5192
Ballia Bansdeeh 5494
Gorakhpur Bansgaon-I (Bansgaon) 5525
Gorakhpur Bansgaon-II (BarhalGanj) 5521
Basti Bansi 5545
Barabanki Barabanki 5248
Basti Basti 5542
Varansi Bhadohi 5414
Etawah Bharthana 5680
Allahabad Bharwari 5331
Mainpuri Bhogaon 5673
Kanpur Bhognipur (Pakhrayan) 5113
Etawah Bidhuna 5681
Faizabad Bikapur 5270
Hardoi Bilgam-I (Madhoganj) 5851
Hardoi Bilgram-II (Sandi) 5855
Kanpur Bilhaur 5112
Fatehpur Bindki 5181
Sitapur Biswan 5863
Deoria Captanganj (Khadda) 5563
Deoria Captanganj-I (Captanganj) 5567
Varansi Chakia 5413
Varansi Chandauli (Mugalsarai) 5412
Hamirpur Charkhari 5283
Farrukhabad Chhibramau 5691
Jhansi Chirgaon (Moth) 5170
Mirzapur Chunur 5443
Raibareilly Dalmau-I (Dalmau) 5317
Raibareilly Dalmau-II (Lalganj) 5315
Deoria Deoria 5568
Kanpur Derapur (Jhinjak) 5114
Basti Domariyaganj 5541
Mirzapur Dudhi-I (Dudhi) 5447
Mirzapur Dudhi-II (Pipri) 5446
Etawah Etawah 5688
Faizabad Faizabad 5278
Farrukhabad Farrukhabad (Fategarh) 5692
Fatehpur Fateh-Pur-I (Fatehpur) 5180
Barabanki Fatehpur 5240
Fatehpur Fatehpur-II (Gazipur) 5183
Jhansi Garauth 5171
Kanpur Ghatampur 5115
Ghazipur Ghazipur 548
Azamgarh Ghosi 5461
Gonda Gonda 5262
Gorakhpur Gorakhpur 551
Barabanki Haidergarh 5244
Hamirpur Hamirpur 5282
Hardoi Hardoi-I (Hardoi) 5852
Hardoi Hardoi-II (Baghavli) 5850
Basti Harraiya 5546
Unnao Hasanganj 5143
Sahjahanpur Jalalabad 5843
Orai Jalaun 5168
Mainpuri Jasrana 5671
Jaunpur Jaunpur 5452
Jhansi Jhansi 5174
Sultanpur Kadipur 5364
Farrukhabad Kaimganj 5690
Bahraich Kaisarganh-II (Mahasi) 5255
Bahraich Kaisarganj-I (Kaiserganj) 5251
Orai Kalpi 5164
Farrukhabad Kannauj 5694
Kanpur Kanpur 512
Allahabad Karchhana (Shankergarh) 5333
Mainpuri Karhal 5677
Banda Karvi-I (Karvi) 5198
Banda Karvi-II (Manikpur) 5194
Jaunpur Kerakat 5450
Fatehpur Khaga 5182
Basti Khalilabad-I 5547
Basti Khalilabad-II (Mehdawal) 5548
Lakhimpur Kheri Kheri-I (Kheri) 5872
Lakhimpur Kheri Kheri-II (Bhira) 5870
Orai Konch 5165
Pratapgarh Kunda 5341
Azamgarh Lalganj 5463
Jhansi Lalitpur-I (Lalitpur) 5176
Jhansi Lalitpur-II (Talbehat) 5175
Lucknow Lucknow 522
Jaunpur Machlishahar 5454
Gorakhpur Maharajganj 5523
Hamirpur Mahoba 5281
Mainpuri Mainpuri 5672
Lucknow Malihabad 5212
Jaunpur Mariyahu 5451
Banda Mau (Rajapur) 5195
Hamirpur Maudaha 5284
Azamgarh Maunathbhanjan 5464
Jhansi Mauranipur 5178
Jhansi Mehraun 5172
Allahabad Meja (Sirsa) 5334
Mirzapur Mirzapur-I (Mirzapur) 5442
Mirzapur Mirzapur-II (Hallia) 5440
Sitapur Misrikh-I (Misrikh) 5865
Sitapur Misrikh-II (Aurangabad) 5861
Ghazipur Mohamdabad 5493
Lakhimpur Kheri Mohamdi-I (Mohamdi) 5876
Lakhimpur Kheri Mohamdi-II (Maigalganj) 5875
Sultanpur Musafirkhana 5361
Bahraich Nanpara-I (Nanpara) 5253
Bahraich Nanparah-II (Mihinpurwa) 5254
Banda Naraini (Attarra) 5191
Basti Naugarh-I (Tetribazar) 5544
Basti Naugarh-II (Barhani) 5543
Lakhimpur Kheri Nighasan-I (Palliakalan) 5871
Lakhimpur Kheri Nighasan-II (Tikonia) 5873
Lakhimpur Kheri Nighasan-III (Dhaurahra) 5874
Orai Orai 5162
Deoria Padrauna 5564
Pratapgarh Patti 5343
Gorakhpur Pharenda-I (Compierganj) 5522
Gorakhpur Pharenda-II (AnandNagar) 5524
Allahabad Phoolpur 5332
Azamgarh Phulpur-I (Phulpur) 5460
Azamgarh Phulpur-II (Atrawlia) 5465
Sahjahanpur Powayan 5844
Pratapgarh Pratapgarh 5342
Unnao Purwa (Bighapur) 5142
Raibareilly Raibareli 535
Barabanki Ramsanehi Ghat 5241
Ballia Rasara 5491
Hamirpur Rath 5280
Mirzapur Robertsganj-I 5444
Mirzapur Robertsganj-II (Obra) 5445
Unnao Safipur 5144
Azamgarh Sagri 5466
Ghazipur Saidpur 5495
Deoria Salempur-I (Salempur) 5566
Deoria Salempur-II (Barhaj) 5561
Raibareilly Salon-I (Salon) 5311
Raibareilly Salon-II (Jais) 5313
Hardoi Sandila 5854
Hardoi Shahabad 5853
Jaunpur Shahganj 5453
Sahjahanpur Shahjahanpur 5842
Mainpuri Shikohabad 5676
Sitapur Sidhauli (Mahmodabad) 5864
Sitapur Sitapur 5862
Allahabad Soraon 5335
Sultanpur Sultanpur 5362
Faizabad Tanda-II (Baskhari) 5274
Faizabad Tandai-I (Tanda) 5273
Gonda Tarabganj-I (Terabganj) 5260
Gonda Tarabganj-II (Colonelganj) 5261
Sahjahanpur Tilhar 5841
Unnao Unnao 515
Gonda Utraula 5265
Varansi Varansi 542
Ghazipur Zamania 5497

Phone Number Formatting Guidelines

For dialing purposes, please take note of the following:

  • For areas with 2-digit STD codes: Subscriber numbers for areas with 2-digit area codes are 8-digits long (10-digits total).
  • For areas with 3-digit STD codes: Subscriber numbers for areas with a 3-digit area codes are 7-digits long (10-digits total).
  • For areas with 4-digit STD 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 STD codes do not apply to them.

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 Kanpur is KNU.

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