211 'lucky number' for South Sudan

2011-07-15 10:55

Geneva - The United Nations telecommunications agency says 211 is South Sudan's lucky number.

The International Telecommunication Union said on Friday it assigned the international dialling code 211 to South Sudan after leaders of the world's newest nation specifically requested the number as "a symbol of good fortune". The number represents this year when it gained independence.

ITU's secretary-general, Hamadoun Toure, said a country code "may seem like a small thing, but it is a real signifier of sovereignty and independence".

The Geneva-based agency said being in contact with South Sudanese officials since January enabled it to speed up the process by assigning a country code just one day after South Sudan was admitted as the 193rd member of the United Nations.

  • martin - 2011-07-15 14:08

    211 is a lucky number for South Sudan. But I am more interested in other lucky numbers. I would rather read a 400-page ebook (free) that I found on a US-based lottery post. The Lottery Code about some lady who cracked the British Lottery code. A must read for any lottery player. Thought I'd share it with the rest of you.

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