Area code 916

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Area code 916 is a California telephone area code that was one of the first three original area codes established in California in October 1947. The area code is based in the state capital, Sacramento.

Originally, it covered the far northern portion of the state. Its boundaries were realigned in 1950, when it was rotated to cover the northeastern corner of California, from the Sierra Nevada to the Central Valley. This realignment moved Sacramento from area code 415 to 916.

It was split in a flash-cut on October 26, 1957, at 12PM, when area code 209 was created out of the southern portion.

On November 1, 1997, it was split again, with area code 530 having been created for areas including Redding, Yreka and Mount Shasta. On the same day, Dixon moved from 916 to 707.

Today, 916 covers only Sacramento and its immediate area. 916 is the only one of the original 86 area codes from 1947 that does not cover any of its original area.

Towns and cities[edit]

Generally, 916 encompasses Sacramento and its surrounding suburbs.

El Dorado County[edit]

Placer County[edit]

Sacramento County[edit]

Sutter County[edit]

Yolo County[edit]

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California area codes: 209, 213, 310/424, 323, 408/669, 415, 442/760, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 657/714, 661, 707, 747/818, 805, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949, 951
North: 530
West: 530, 707area code 916East: 530
South: 209, 925

Coordinates: 38°36′N 121°30′W / 38.6°N 121.5°W / 38.6; -121.5