911 by Country 2022

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Residents of the United States know that in the event of an emergency, they can dial 911 to summon an ambulance, the police, the fire department, or other emergency services. However, while most every country in the world utilizes a similar system, very few use the specific number 911. Additionally, many countries have separate emergency numbers for police, ambulance, and fire, as well as for other services like a domestic abuse hotline. Several countries also utilize one emergency number for landlines and a different number for mobile phones.

Most public telephone networks utilize a single emergency telephone number that enables callers to contact local emergency services for assistance in emergencies. Emergency calls are answered by either a telephone operator or an emergency service dispatcher, who determines the nature of the emergency and connects the caller to the appropriate emergency service. Dispatchers are often also trained to give urgent advice and assist the caller in life-threatening situations while emergency personnel are on the way.

History of the 911 emergency call system

The first emergency number system anywhere in the world was deployed in London on July 1, 1937. The number was 999. In the United States, the first emergency number appeared in 1946. The number was 116, which was an emergency line for Los Angeles, California. The first 911 emergency phone service first went into use in Alabama in 1968 and 911 systems became widespread during the 1980s.

Tips for utilizing emergency numbers when traveling internationally

Conventional wisdom advises international travelers to save the emergency numbers of the countries they plan to visit to their phones ahead of time, so as to remove the need to remember the numbers during the stress of an emergency. This is especially important because many countries use separate numbers for police, fire, and medical emergencies. Like the United States, most countries utilize three digit numbers for emergencies, but a few countries utilize extended numbers. Chad and Comoros both use longer numbers for medical emergencies (2251-4242 and 772-03-73 respectively) and Guinea uses a six-digit emergency number for fire (442-020).

On a simpler note, several nations have joined the United States in utilizing 911 as their emergency phone number. These nations include American Samoa, Aruba, Barbados, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, and many more. For a full list of the emergency police, ambulance, and fire numbers for more than 230 countries and territories, see the table below.

911 by Country 2022

Country Police Ambulance Fire
China110120119
India112112112
United States911911911
Indonesia112112112
Pakistan15115 and 112216
Nigeria112112112
Brazil190192193
Bangladesh999999999
Russia102103101
Mexico911911911
Japan110119119
Ethiopia911911911
Philippines911911911
Egypt122123180
DR Congo112118118
Vietnam113115114
Iran110115125
Turkey112112112
Germany110112112
Thailand191 or 9111669199
United Kingdom999 or 112999 or 112999 or 112
Tanzania112114115
France171518
South Africa10 11110 17710 177
Italy112112112
Myanmar999999999
Kenya112 or 999 or 911112 or 999 or 911112 or 999 or 911
Colombia123123123
South Korea112119119
Spain112112112
Uganda112911112
Sudan999Traffic police - 777 777.
Argentina911911911
Algeria15481414
Iraq112122115
Afghanistan119112119
Poland997999998
Canada911911911
Morocco191515
Saudi Arabia911911911
Angola113112115
Uzbekistan102101103
Peru911911911
Malaysia999994994
Yemen194191191
Ghana191193192
Mozambique119117198
Nepal100102101
Madagascar117124118
Venezuela911 and 171911 and 171911 and 171
Ivory Coast110 or 111 or 170185180
Cameroon117119118
Niger171518
Australia000000000
North Korea110119119
Taiwan110119119
Burkina Faso1711218
Mali171518
Syria112110113
Sri Lanka119110110
Malawi997998999
Zambia999992993
Romania112112112
Chile133131132
Kazakhstan112112112
Ecuador911911911
Guatemala110128122
Chad172251-424218
Somalia888999555
Netherlands112112112
Senegal17181515
Cambodia117119118
Zimbabwe999994993
Guinea11718442-020
Rwanda112912112
Benin117112118
Burundi117112118
Tunisia197198190
Bolivia911911911
Belgium101112112
Haiti114116115
Jordan911911911
Dominican Republic911911911
Cuba106104105
South Sudan999999999
Sweden112112112
Czech Republic158155150
Honduras911195198
Greece100166199
Azerbaijan102103101
Portugal112112112
Papua New Guinea112111110
Hungary107104105
Tajikistan112112112
Belarus102103101
United Arab Emirates999999999
Israel100101102
Austria112 or 133144122
Togo1178200118
Switzerland117144118
Sierra Leone19999999
Laos191195190
Hong Kong999999999
Serbia192 or 112194193
Nicaragua118128115
Libya15151931515
Bulgaria112 or 166112 or 150112 or 160
Paraguay911911911
Kyrgyzstan102103101
Turkmenistan112112112
El Salvador911132913
Singapore999995995
Republic of the Congo117118118
Denmark112112112
Slovakia158155150
Central African Republic1171220118
Finland112112112
Lebanon999 or 112140175
Norway112113110
Liberia911911911
New Zealand111111111
Costa Rica911911911
Ireland999 or 112999 or 112999 or 112
Mauritania117101118
Oman999999999999
Panama911911911
Kuwait112112112
Croatia192194193
Georgia112112112
Eritrea113114116
Uruguay911911911
Mongolia105105105
Moldova112112112
Puerto Rico911911911
Bosnia And Herzegovina122124123
Albania129127128
Jamaica119110110
Armenia112 or 911112 or 911112 or 911
Lithuania112112112
Gambia117116118
Qatar999999999
Botswana999997998
Namibia10 111depends on town/citydepends on town/city
Gabon1730130018
Lesotho123121122
Slovenia112112112
Guinea Bissau117119118
Latvia112112112
Equatorial Guinea114115112
Trinidad And Tobago999 or 911811990
Bahrain999999999
Timor Leste112112112
Estonia112112112
Mauritius112114115
Cyprus112 or 199112 or 199112 or 199
Eswatini999977933
Djibouti171918
Reunion1121518
Fiji911911911
Comoros17772-03-7318
Guyana999999999
Bhutan113112110
Solomon Islands911 or 999911 or 999911 or 999
Macau999999999
Luxembourg112Police - 113.
Montenegro122124123
Suriname115115115
Cape Verde132130131
Western Sahara150150150
Malta112112112
Maldives119102118
Brunei993991995
Bahamas911 or 919911 or 919911 or 919
Belize911911911
Guadeloupe112112112
Iceland112112112
Martinique112112112
Vanuatu112911911
Mayotte112112112
French Polynesia112112112
French Guiana112112112
New Caledonia112112112
Barbados911911911
Sao Tome And Principe112112112
Samoa999999999
Curacao911912911
Saint Lucia911 or 999911 or 919911 or 919
Guam911911911
Kiribati999999999
Grenada911911911
Micronesia911911911
Jersey112 or 999112 or 999112 or 999
Seychelles112151112
Tonga911911911
Aruba911911911
Saint Vincent And the Grenadines911 or 999911 or 919911 or 919
United States Virgin Islands911911911
Antigua And Barbuda911 or 999911 or 999911 or 999
Isle of Man112 or 999112 or 999112 or 999
Andorra110116118
Dominica999999999
Cayman Islands911911911
Bermuda911911911
Guernsey112 or 999112 or 999112 or 999
Greenland112112112
Faroe Islands112112112
Saint Kitts And Nevis911911911
American Samoa911911911
Marshall Islands911911911
Liechtenstein117144118
Monaco171518
San Marino113118115
Gibraltar199 or 112 or 999190 or 112 or 999190 or 112 or 999
British Virgin Islands911 or 999911 or 919911 or 919
Palau911911911
Cook Islands999998996
Anguilla911911911
Nauru110111112
Tuvalu911911911
Saint Pierre And Miquelon112112112
Montserrat911 or 999911 or 919911 or 919
Falkland Islands112 or 999112 or 999112 or 999
Vatican City112112112

911 by Country 2022

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