Area code 228

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228 is the North American telephone area code for the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. It was the second Mississippi area code, created in 1997, when it was split off from the original area code 601, which had covered the entire state.

Since then, area code 601 was further reduced in size when area code 662 was created in 1999 for the northern half of Mississippi.

Teens in the area enjoy yelling "228" out of moving cars to "rep" their area.

Cities covered by area code 228[edit]

See also[edit]

List of Mississippi area codes

External links[edit]


Mississippi area codes: 228, 601, 662, 769
North: 601/769
West: 985 area code 228 East: 251
South: Gulf of Mexico
Alabama area codes: 205, 251, 256, 334, 938
Louisiana area codes: 225, 318, 337, 504, 985

Coordinates: 30°27′11″N 88°53′46″W / 30.45306°N 88.89611°W / 30.45306; -88.89611