Area code 716

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The blue area is New York State; the red area is area code 716

United States area code 716 is an area code that is used for the western corner of New York, including Buffalo, Niagara Falls and the surrounding area.

The 716 area code was one of the original set of area codes issued in October 1947, and originally included all of western New York. In 1954, area code 607 was created by splitting 716 and area code 315.[1] In 2001, the new area code of 585 was created for the Rochester area. Until 1993, it was bounded over the Niagara River by area code 416 (now area codes 905, 289 and 365) in Canada.

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Because of Olean's proximity to the 716/585 line, some Olean exchanges use the 585 area code (particularly those in use for Sprint Corporation cell phones).

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New York area codes: 212, 315, 347, 516, 518, 585, 607, 631, 646, 716, 718, 845, 914, 917, 929
North: 289/365/905, Lake Ontario
West: 289/365/905, Lake Erie area code 716 East: 585
South: 814
Ontario area codes: 226, 249, 289, 343, 365, 416, 519, 613, 647, 705, 807, 905
Pennsylvania area codes: 215, 267, 412, 484, 570, 610, 717, 724, 814, 878

Coordinates: 42°40′41″N 78°33′7″W / 42.67806°N 78.55194°W / 42.67806; -78.55194