Area code 216

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The regions shown in blue are in Ohio.

Area code 216 is the telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for the city of Cleveland and most of its inner-ring suburbs in Cuyahoga County of the U.S. state of Ohio. The area code is one of the original North American area codes established in 1947.

The four original numbering plan areas of Ohio

The first nationwide telephone numbering plan of 1947 divided Ohio into four numbering plan areas (NPAs), roughly forming a quadrant layout for telecommunication services in the state. Area code 216 was assigned to the northeastern part, comprising the area from Lorain to Youngstown.

In 1996, the southern portion, including Akron, Canton, and Youngstown, received area code 330, while the eastern and western portions were assigned area code 440 in 1997. The boundary between 216 and 440 was drawn in such a way that 440 is barely contiguous; the two portions of 440 are only joined by a small section in the south.

Despite covering a major urban area, a second area code should not be needed until around 2038 based on projections made in 2022.[1]

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Ohio area codes: 216, 330/234, 419/567, 440, 513, 614/380, 740/220, 937/326
North: Lake Erie, 519/226/548
West: 440 area code 216 East: 440
South: 330/234
Ontario area codes: 226/519/548, 249/705, 289/365/905, 343/613, 416/437/647, 807

Coordinates: 41°30′N 81°40′W / 41.500°N 81.667°W / 41.500; -81.667