Area code 225

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225 is the North American telephone area code for part of southern Louisiana, including the entire nine-parish Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area. The area code was Louisiana's third area code, and the first new area code in the state in 41 years. Area code 225 split from area code 504 during 1998/99. The numbers 2-2-5 correspond on the alpha-numeric keyboard to the letters C-A-J; a nod to the area's Cajun heritage.

The area code has become part of the regional identity for the Baton Rouge metropolitan area, to the extent that there is a local news magazine named [225] magazine published by Louisiana Business Inc.

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Louisiana area codes: 225, 318, 337, 504, 985
North: 601/769
West: 318, 337 area code 225 East: 985
South: 985
Mississippi area codes: 228, 601, 662, 769