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

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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