Area code 515

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Area code 319Area code 563Area code 515Area code 641Area code 712Area code 605Area code 402Area code 660Area code 507Area code 608Area code 815Area code 309Area code 217The area colored red indicates the geographical region in the state of Iowa, served by area code 515
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Area code 515 is an area code serving most of north-central Iowa. It represents Des Moines, Ames, Ankeny, Boone, Fort Dodge, Jefferson, Algona and Indianola.

Despite its relatively modest population, Iowa was originally divided into three area codes running vertically the full length of the state, with the 515 area code covering the central third of the state. In 2000, the eastern and southern portions of 515 were split off as area code 641. Today the 515 area code covers only about one-fourth of its original area, including the city of Des Moines and areas northwest of there. The map to the right is clickable; click on any of the area codes on the map to go to the area code for that region.

The metal band Slipknot named one of their songs "515" because the band is from Des Moines.

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Iowa area codes: 319, 515, 563, 641, 712
North: 507
West: 712area code 515East: 641
South: 641
Minnesota area codes: 218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952