Area code 916

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458/541 775 702 928 442/760 916 530 707 209 559 831 805 661 858 909 951 619 213 323 707 916 415 650 510 925 408 209 831 805 661 442/760 310/424 747/818 626 909 951 949 562 657/714
The red area is NPA 916; blue areas are California area codes.

Area code 916 is a California telephone area code that was one of the first three original area codes established in California in October 1947. The state capital, Sacramento, is in this area code.

Originally, it covered the far northern portion of the state. Its boundaries were realigned in 1950, to cover the northeastern corner of California, from the Sierra Nevada to the Central Valley. This involved changing Sacramento from area code 415 to 916.

It was split in a flash-cut on October 26, 1957, at 12PM, when area code 209 was created out of the southern portion, including the Central Valley.

On November 1, 1997, it was split again. The northeastern portion, including Redding, Yreka and Mount Shasta, became area code 530. On the same day, Dixon moved from 916 to 707.

Today, 916 covers only Sacramento and its immediate area. 916 is the only one of the original 86 area codes from 1947 that does not cover any of its original area; the far northeastern portion of the old 916 was transferred to 530 in the 1997 split.

The California Public Utilities Commission has begun the process to introduce a new overlay area code as all available prefixes are expected to be used up by December 2018. The new area code is expected to be added in June 2018.[1]

Towns and cities[edit]

Generally, 916 encompasses Sacramento and its surrounding suburbs.

El Dorado County[edit]

Placer County[edit]

Sacramento County[edit]

Sutter County[edit]

Yolo County[edit]

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California area codes: 209, 213, 310/424, 323, 408/669, 415/628, 442/760, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 657/714, 661, 707, 747/818, 805, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949, 951
North: 530
West: 530, 707 area code 916 East: 530
South: 209, 925

Coordinates: 38°36′N 121°30′W / 38.6°N 121.5°W / 38.6; -121.5