Area code 701

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Area code 701 is an area code used to address long distance calls to, and within, the state of North Dakota, which is part of the North American Numbering Plan. It is one of the 86 original area codes created by AT&T in 1947, and continues to be North Dakota's only area code.

701 is divided between the Bismarck LATA and the Fargo, North Dakota-Brainerd (Minnesota) LATA; it is one of only a few area codes in the North American system that is still divided between multiple LATAs.

About 500 of the nearly 800 theoretically possible exchanges are in use; however the two-LATA structure of 701 eliminates many exchanges that are also used in northern Minnesota's area code 218. As a result, discussions are underway for a potential split or overlay of 701 with a new area code.

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North Dakota area codes: 701
North: 204, 306
West: 406Area code 701East: 218, 320
South: 605
Manitoba area codes: 204, 431
Saskatchewan area codes: 306, 639
Minnesota area codes: 218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952
Montana area codes: 406
South Dakota area codes: 605