Area code 313
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Area code 313 is an area code within the North American Numbering Plan serving Detroit and most of its closest suburbs in Wayne County, Michigan. It includes the enclave cities Hamtramck and Highland Park, as well as Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Melvindale, the Grosse Pointe communities, Lincoln Park, Redford, and Taylor north of Goddard Road.
The Numbering Plan Area 313 was created in 1947 and received one of the original 86 area codes. Originally, it included the entire southeastern quadrant of Michigan, including Metro Detroit, Flint, and the southern part of Michigan's "Thumb." AT&T assigned Detroit an area code with only seven dial pulses (rotary dialing), the fourth shortest of the major cities after New York (212), Los Angeles (213) and Chicago (312).
Because of the demand for new telephone service, area code 810 was created for the northern suburbs, Flint, and the southern Thumb on December 1, 1993. On December 13, 1997, the 313 area was further divided, creating the 734 area out of Washtenaw County, Monroe County, and western and Downriver Wayne County.
Use in popular culture
Rappers from Detroit, especially Eminem, often mention the 313 code in their songs in reference to this area and its notoriety. One of the tracks from his 1996 independent debut solo album Infinite is titled "313". In the 2002 film 8 Mile, the character Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith, Jr., played by Eminem, mentions the 313 area code in a rap during the film's climax. The film is set in Detroit as well.
- Map of Michigan area codes at North American Numbering Plan Administration's website
- List of exchanges at AreaCodeDownload.com, 313 area code
|Michigan area codes: 231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 947, 989|
|North: 248/947, 586|
|West: 734||Area code 313||East: 519/226|
|South: 519/226, 734|
|Ontario area codes: 226, 249, 289, 343, 365, 416, 519, 613, 647, 705, 807, 905|