Talk:Area code 213
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States with more than one area code, 1947
The states with more than one code in 1947 were: California (3), Illinois (4), Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Missouri (2), New York (5), Ohio (4), Pennsylvania (4), Texas (4), Wisconsin (2), as well as Ontario (2) and Quebec (2). Each of these received area codes with a 1 as the middle digit.
All other states and provinces were single-code, with a 0 as the middle digit: Alabama (205), Arizona (602), Arkansas (501), Colorado (303), Connecticut (203), D.C. (202), Delaware (302), Florida (305), Georgia (404), Idaho (208), Kentucky (502), Louisiana (504), Maine (207), Maryland (301), Mississippi (601), Montana (406), Nebraska (402), Nevada (702), New Hampshire (603), New Jersey (201), New Mexico (505), North Carolina (704), North Dakota (701), Oklahoma (405), Oregon (503), Rhode Island (401), South Carolina (803), South Dakota (605), Tennessee (901), Utah (801), Vermont (802), Virginia (703), Washington (206), West Virginia (304), Wyoming (307),
Alberta (403), British Columbia (604), Manitoba (204), New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/P.E.I. (902), Saskatchewan (306). No codes were assigned for Newfoundland, the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, Alaska or any points outside North America (including Hawaii and Puerto Rico).
The first five code splits affected multi-code states, and N1X codes were assigned, but the first splits of single-code states led to a minor conundrum, and the distinction was discarded, with 507 to Minnesota and 813 to Florida, 918 to Oklahoma. GBC 16:56, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
Project Los Angeles
The social aspects of the geography of the various area codes are very important part of Los Angeles and its culture. The various area codes have been discussed in their social aspects in movies (In Swingers, protagonist gets praised by friends for getting a 310 phone number as opposed to 213 or 818.), major songs (Notorious B.I.G. included a line about "213's" as a reference to the black neighborhood in Los Angeles in his song about California) and more. This really could be a mini-project or seperate article in itself. An appropriate article on these area codes is missing proper information if it does not contain the economic/ethnic divide that these numbers and their geography represent. If someone is willing to go through and find scholarly treatment, that would be a major contribution. If you simply email one of the professors of geography at USC or UCLA, I am sure s/he would point you in the write direction. It is a little project in itself, though.184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:39, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Whitney Houston Reference
The lyrics of the song "It's Not Right But It's Okay" make reference to the area code 213 as the number displayed on the caller ID when her cheating partner received a call.
(See http://www.lyrics007.com/Whitney%20Houston%20Lyrics/It%27s%20Not%20Right%20But%20It%27s%20Okay%20Lyrics.html) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:44, 10 November 2009 (UTC)