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Area code 253 is a telephone dialing code in Washington for the suburbs south of Seattle and of the southern Puget Sound area, centered at Tacoma and extending to include the areas around Gig Harbor, Auburn, and Roy. It currently serves the western half of Pierce County, Washington.
The area code went into service on April 27, 1997, as part of a three-way split of area code 206.
|Washington area codes: 206, 253, 360, 425, 509|
|North: 206, 425|
|West: 360||Area Code 253||East: 509|