Area code 561

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Area code 561 is the telephone area code serving Palm Beach County, Florida. It was created on May 13, 1996 in a split from area code 407.

The creation of 561 was intended as a long-term solution. However, within only five years, 561 was close to exhaustion once again due to rapid growth in the Palm Beaches/Treasure Coast region and the proliferation of cell phones. The supply of numbers was further limited because all of South Florida from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys is a single LATA, meaning numbers in Miami's 305/786 and Fort Lauderdale's 954/754 weren't available for use. To solve the problem, in 2002 northern part of 561 (the Treasure Coast) became area code 772.

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Florida area codes: 239, 305, 321, 352, 386, 407, 561, 727, 754, 772, 786, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941, 954
North: 772
West: 863 area code 561 East: 242, Atlantic Ocean
South: 754/954
Bahamas area codes: 242