Area code 906

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Map of area code 906 in Michigan.

Area code 906 is the telephone area code for the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including the following cities:

Isle Royale National Park and Mackinac Island also use the 906 area code.


Area code 906 is in the Eastern Time Zone, except for the counties bordering Wisconsin, which are in the Central Time Zone.

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906 was created as a split from 616 on Sunday, March 19, 1961, as a flash-cut, with no official permissive dialing.

The area code split was made because of the movement to separate the Upper Peninsula from the rest of Michigan, a new state, called Superior, was proposed.

906 is among the least populous area codes in North America, serving only about 320,000 people. Due to its low population, it is not expected to be exhausted until well beyond 2050.[1]

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Michigan area codes: 231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 947, 989
North: 705/249, Lake Superior
West: 715/534 area code 906 East: 705/249, Lake Huron
South: 231, 715/534, 920, Lake Michigan
Ontario area codes: 226, 249, 289, 343, 365, 416, 519, 613, 647, 705, 807, 905
Wisconsin area codes: 262, 414, 608, 715, 920