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.

History[edit]

906 was created as a split from 616 on March 19, 1961, as a flash-cut, with no official permissive dialing. 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 2042.[1] The area code has inspired an unofficial holiday in the Upper Peninsula on September 6 (906 correlating to the month/day date).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nanpa.com/pdf/NRUF/April_2015_NPA_Exhaust_Projections.pdf
  2. ^ Gmiter, Tanda (6 September 2016). "Happy #906 Day to da U.P., eh!". MLive. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 

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Michigan area codes: 231, 248/947, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 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: 226/519/548, 249/705, 289/365/905, 343/613, 416/437/647, 807
Wisconsin area codes: 262, 414, 534/715, 608, 920

Coordinates: 46°N 87°W / 46°N 87°W / 46; -87